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Ooty - The Queen of Hill Stations

Ooty is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations of India and most of the newly wedded couple visit this popular hill station after marriage. Mother Nature is at her best in this beautiful hill station which nestles at a height of about 2250 m above the MSL (mean sea level) in the Nilgiris Hills (known as Blue Mountains). The hill station is located at a distance of about 105 Km from Coimbatore in Tamilnadu.

In fact, Ooty is one of the most visited hill stations in India which is also known as Udagamandalum. It is the headquarters of the Nilgiris District in Tamil Nadu.

The place is much known for its scenic beauty and cool and serene atmosphere. The mountains covered with clouds, the rich tea and coffee plantation, lush green vegetation, the rich flora and fauna add to the natural beauty of the place and of course, it makes you feel more romantic. The cool climate of the place along with its scenic beauty makes Ooty the most sort after hill station / summer resort that attracts a large number of tourists, local and international equally.

In fact spending a couple of days in this Queen of Hill Stations makes you feel not only enriched but also make your body, mind and soul refreshed. The beauty of the Mother Nature at this place is really indescribable. The purity of air and water around you takes you to a different world - a world of tranquility and peace.

Places to visit in Ooty

There are certain places in Ooty which are worth a visit and for recharging thy self.

Ooty Lake

This is one of the most visited places in Ooty which attracts large tourists. You can enjoy a boat ride (including self-peddling boats wearing rescue jackets) in the lake and also go for fishing in the lake, You can even enjoy a horse ride along the lake side. If you are a shopping spree, you can get some good local decorative items or typical Indian ethnic hand-loom saris and dress materials in the shops. If you have a taste for typical South Indian spicy food stuffs, then you can enjoy it here in the restaurants. You can purchase sweet, fresh carrots from the road side vendor and enjoy eating it raw.

Botanical Garden

This is yet another most visited place which is maintained by the Horticulture Department of Government of Tamil Nadu. Every year a Flower Show is held in the month of May which is worth visiting. The lush green garden with varieties of trees and colorful flowers add to the beauty of the place which makes it a perfect place for enjoying with family. You can spend some time here relaxing amidst the nature and playing with your kids who will have lots of fun in the vast open lands. Many romantic scenes of the Indian movies are shot in these locations.

Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the Nilgiri District of Tamil Nadu, it shares border with Kerala and Karnataka. The wildlife of the place include Indian elephants, tigers, panthers, sambars, spotted deer, wild boar, porcupine and many more.

Doddabetta

This is the highest peak in Nilgiri Hills and is located at a distance of 10 Km away from Ooty. It is lying at the junction of Eastern and Western Ghats and the tourists can enjoy the beautiful view of Nilgiris from such a height.

If you wish, you can book a cab and visit some of the nearby tea / coffee plantations and make purchases. You can even plan a trip for Coonoor and Kodaikanal which are other cool places in South when you find nature at her best.

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