Hill stations are always a perfect escape from summer heat. India has various hill stations where visitors like to stay and feel might of the hills. Ooty is one of those awesome hill destinations where travelers
can commune with nature. It is “queen of hill stations” as it is called.
Located in Western Ghats in state of Tamil Nadu, it grabs attention of visitors by the thick forest cover, tea and coffee plantations, green valleys, botanical garden, lakes and parks. It has quiet and green area
with tall pine plantations. Here, you have lots of sights to make your trip memorable. Let us know some of them.
Feel the Bliss of Nilgiri
Ooty lies in Nilgiri hill range which is covered with eucalyptus trees. Nilgiri hills are also famous for the kurinji flowers which are said to bloom once in every 12 years. Nilgiri has large tea and coffee
plantations which are worth sighting. Here; you can have a ride on steam engine train which still operates in Nilgiri. There is a miniature train available for ride which gives you romantic and stunning
Doddabeta is highest peaks in Nilgiri Hills with almost 2623 meters height; from where you will have astonishing view of town and hills. Madhumalai National Park and Tiger Reserve lie in Nilgiri Hills which
are perfect to spot herd of elephants, Gaur and chitals. You can book a tiger safari in Madumalai National Park to get an adventurous feel at your trip.
Pleasurable Boat Rides
Ooty lake is an artificial lake spread over 65 acres in midst of tree surroundings where you can have fun with pleasurable boat rides offered by boat house. It is a perfect picnic spot where tourists are seen to
indulge in recreational activities such as fishing, exploring nature and flora, fauna. Apart from Ooty lake; there are other lakes like Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake, Porthimund Lake.
Garden and Parks
There is abundance of beautifully maintained gardens and parks in Ooty. Ooty is part of Nilgiri Biosphere reserve; so many areas are restricted to visit but you can explore parks and gardens to get best out of
your expedition. Government Rose park which is situated on slopes of Elk Hill is largest rose garden in India which has over 2000 varieties of roses like hybrid tea rose, floribunda and others. You will be astonished to find unusual black and green roses in garden.
Apart from rose garden, you can visit Botanical garden which houses several species of herbs, ferns and trees, herbal and bonsai plants. Most surprising is showcase of 20 million year old fossilized tree. If you are dear lover, you can enjoy by visiting Deer park on edge of Ooty Lake. But it doesn’t only has deers but many other rare animals and bird species which you must explore by visiting there. It is one of the high altitude zoos in India.
Stone house is an historical monument built in colonial period which is now a part of Government Arts College and is now known as Raj Bunglow. St. Stephen church is one of the oldest churches in Nilgiri area which was built by Britishers. It is known for its stained glass windows. Fern Hills palace was summer residence of King of Mysore which is spread over 50 acres of land with green lawn and well maintained gardens.
Further; there are many other places which you can visit in Ooty if you are left with some more time. Thunder Amusement Park in Ooty is famous for its dinosaur set. Ottacamund Club offers finest clubbing,
golfing and hospitality experience in midst of thick woods of Ooty. Dolphin peak is another high altitude peaks like Doddabetta which serves eye catching view of Nilgiri hills. Pykara Lake is another attraction in
Ooty which has soothing waterfalls.
After such hard exploration; you definitely will feel hungry. Hyderabadi Biryani House will be your destination to fulfill your hunger. It serves delicious Hyderabadi Biryani and Muglai Cuisine to the visitors. It is best place to get best out of affordable dining. It is located on Mysore Road, Hill Bunk.
So; Plan your holidays to Ooty and Pack your bags to experience ecstasy of queen of hill stations.