Ooty – The Queen of Hill Stations

Ooty – The Queen of Hill Stations

Botanical Gardens Ootacamund OotyOoty India is one the world’s most famous hill resorts which draws swarms of tourists every year to India. Ooty is located in the mountainous range called ‘Nilgiris’ (blue mountains) where the western and the eastern ghats meet. The word ‘Ooty’ means a house in mountains.

The unrivalled beauty of Ooty India was first revealed by British colonialists in 1800 when they approached the Nilgiris in search of gold. The gold pursue came to an end later, but the endowments of nature got discovered. This is what prompted many Europeans and well to do natives to settle down here and thus started an era when Ooty India came under limelight.

Ooty’s favourable climate is a major reason for its being a hot cake among tourists. The weather is quite pleasant at a mean of 15-20°C around the year, dropping to lows of 0°C during winter. The lush green mountains, covered with dense vegetation, tea gardens and eucalyptus trees are the mark of Ooty’s everlasting charm. Orchards of peaches and plum are like a gem studded crown to this queen of hill stations.

Ooty India’s Major Tourists’ Attractions:

  • Ooty Botanical gardens:

Ooty botanical gardens are a major source of attraction while talking about Ooty travel guide. The tourists having wordsworthian love for nature might find it a divine place as there are lush green shrubs, unique species of ferns and the oldest ever trees.

  • The Lake:

This artificial lake is a picnic spot for families where there are restaurants, children’s play areas, boating and fishing facilities.

  • Ooty Rose Gardens:

Ooty rose garden is a unique garden where you would find various species of roses. But the roses bloom only for two to three months a year. So it is not an all time available place to visit.

  • Doddabetta peak:

The charm of Doddabetta peak in Ooty lies in its height which is 2623 meters. Doddabetta peak is the highest point in the whole district and is known to be the perfect place for scenic photography.

  • Wax Museum:

Wax museum in Ooty is not much developed because of the lack of finances allocated. It is a private museum so the Government doesn’t support and maintain it. Yet it has got nice collection and usually visited by the tourists coming to Ooty.

  • Pykara:

Pykara is a spot where you would get boating facilities, hidden valley, waterfall and a historical dam with power station all in one in Ooty.

  • Wenlock Downs:

Ooty is not less than a heaven for the true nature lovers. The major attractions of wenlock Downs are the government sheep farm, enjoyable walking track offering hunting and golf.

Ooty travel guide indicates the tourists to auto tour the surrounding towns of Ooty as they are much more beautiful. Tourism has strained the natural resources here in Ooty as a result of which one can feel overcrowding and pollution. The smaller towns nearby, including Coonoor and Kotagiri are must seen places if you are planning to go to Ooty in India.

The tourists planning to visit Ooty in India this summer have no doubt made a right choice! We wish them a happy tour with lots of memories.

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