Ooty may be a bit hectic for some tastes, and the town Centre is an ugly mess, but it doesn’t take long to get up into the quieter, greener areas where tall pines rise above what could almost be English country lanes. Ooty is a beautiful town located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is widely known as Ootacamund and is the Queen of hill stations. It is the capital of Nilgiris district and is one of the most famous tourist spots in India. There are many resorts in ooty where you can stay for a joyous stay. The hill stations of Ooty will persuade you with its rose garden, blue hills, Ooty Lake and deer park. Ooty is well known for its generosity and the beguiling natural wonders.
Ooty is the one of the most famous tourist resorts in India. Ooty has sprouting vegetation and great tea plantations and fine pine and eucalyptus trees, which continue improving the wonderfulness of the spot. There are many beautiful resorts in ooty
Top 6 Places to visit in Ooty
1) Ooty Lake, Ooty
This Lake is spread on over an area of 65 acres, this is one of the most attractive tourist places in Ooty, and this is an artificial lake
2 ) Nilgiri Mountain Railway
The 46 kms long railway line runs to and fro from Mettupalayam to Ooty, stopping at hill stations like Coonoor, Wellington, Lovedale and Ketty. The exciting toy train journey takes visitors through several tunnels, bridges, forests, waterfalls, tea estates and forested hills. It has small blue wooden bogies with large windows and crosses almost 250 bridges and 15 tunnels.
3) Pykara Lake and Waterfalls, Ooty
Pykara river is the largest river and is located about 21 kms from the city on the Ooty-Mysore road in the Nilgiri district. The area around the lake is surrounded by sholas that adds to its natural beauty. The river falls down from two different heights towards the end.
4) Rose Garden, Ooty
This is a botanical garden which is spread on more than the area of 2 hectares. This is also the largest rose garden in India. Various kind of varieties are available like: Ramblers, Miniature Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses, Polyanthas, Papagena, Floribunda, Yakimour and unusual colors of roses like black and green.
5) Avalanche Lake, Ooty
6) Botanical garden, Ooty
This garden is spread on 22 hectares and it has around a thousand of species. Here you can find the collections of Cork tree, Paper bark tree, and Monkey Puzzle Tree etc.
Truly speaking, this hill station in south India bears a mild and pleasing climate throughout the year. The weather in Ooty is quite pleasant during the summers whereas winters are cool, and monsoons are enticing. Nonetheless the best time for visiting Ooty is from October to June.
The temperature in Ooty in October nestles in between 15 degree to 20 degree whereas the bracing November bears a temperature swirling around 12 degree and 15 degree. Ooty weather during the peak winters is as quixotic as it is cool. The temperature in Ooty in December and January dwells in the range of 5 degree and 10 degree whereas it hops up to a cuddling spring. The temperature in February and March cuddles at 15 degree to 22 degree.
The temperature in Ooty in April and May ranges in between 22 degree to a maximum of 27 degree when rest of India is receiving the scorching heat of summer, whereas from June, after the first shower, the temperature drops to a minimum of 17 degree. During the peak monsoon, the hill station receives moderate to heavy rainfall and thus it interrupts sightseeing in Ooty but it is during this time when nature lovers can enjoy the green fresh look and the more picturesque side of the place.
How to reach Ooty?
By Air: Ooty is located at the distance of 88KMs from Coimbatore Airport- this is well connected to India’s top cities like- Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kozhikode.
By railway: Ooty also has a railway station which is well connected to the cities like New Delhi, Coimbatore, Mysore, Bangalore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kochi, Chennai, Jaipur, Kanyakumari, Puri and Ahmedabad.
By road: Ooty is located at the distance of 286KMs from Bangalore via NH209, 84 KMs from Coimbatore, 127 KMs from Mysore, 20 KMs from Coonoor, 302 KMs from Madurai, and 289 KMs from Ernakulam.
Beautiful scenery and a pleasant year-round climate make Ooty as one of the best tourist place in South India. Ooty is a destination that can be visited all over the year. Now is the best time to visit Ooty for enjoying your vacation.
I hope that this helps you out with your Ooty Trip. Enjoy !!!
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