Best place to visit…OOTY….

Officially called Ootacamund, this tourist hub in Southern India, is better known by its nickname, Ooty, given by the British. Be it Bollywood directors, honeymooners, family or adventure travellers, Ooty has touched everyone’s heart and imagination. Mountains, lakes, gardens, waterfalls, wildlife and scenic beauty; Ooty is paradise on earth. 

Ooty is also known as the Blue Mountains owing to the indigo cover of the beautiful kurinji flower that blooms on the slopes of the Nilgiris once every 12 years. During the blossom, Ooty looks absolutely spectacular; reaffirming the wonders of nature. 

The fun of an Ooty trip begins even before entering the hill town. The famous toy train, Nilgiri Mountain Railway that connects Mettupalayam and Ooty is a heritage route that breathes excitement every minute. The uphill journey crosses bridges, tunnels and maneuvers steep curves. 

Once you reach Ooty, as far as you can see, it’s nature at its best. A delight for every horticulturist, Ooty has diverse flora and fauna, even rare species. Ooty Botanical Garden and Rose Garden are the main attractions in town for admiring nature’s bounty. 

For art lovers, there’s never a dull moment in Ooty. Fernhill Bungalow, Ooty Club, Government House and Arts College, St. Stephens’s Church; there are many standing monuments with colonial era impressions. 

Central hubs of Ooty include the Ooty Lake and Pykara Lake, both set amidst pine trees and mountains. Like most lakes, they make for a perfect picnic spot. 

Breathe in the fresh air, lay back, relax and unwind. Ooty has everything to charm you.boat-ride-on-ooty-lake-mrpetersononline-flickr-creative-commons_19_143_ooty_938_410


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