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Ooty (Tamil Nadu) - Tourism, Hotels, Packages & Photos

Submited on: 14th November 2011
By gbrijesh

About Ooty

The most popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers, Ooty or Udhagamandalam is South India's the most popular hill station. Set among the Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, at an altitude of 2,240 mts. lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens acknowledge the passengers on most routes. As a traveler states, 'Awesome Glyngarth, Ooty is a wonderful place to just sit back and relax. One can explore the tea and coffee plantations.' Yet another traveler relates, 'The hills in this district are very marvelous. I soaked up all this beauty with my eyes. Couldn't get enough.' And another tourist to Ooty says 'Still the Queen of Hills - mesmerizing beauty. A megalomaniac like me is short of words to describe the beauty of this hill station.'

Ooty offers lots of hotels in all price ranges. Here is a list of budget hotels in Ooty with tariff and nice views.

Ooty Tourist Attractions

Visit the Ooty Botanical Gardens to gaze with awe at the 20 million year old fossilized trees, varied flora, bird watching, and an Italian garden flanking a pool. In the hills of these gardens, look for the attractive Toda Huts where Todas still live. Boating at the Ooty Lake means to relax in the calm environs and amidst the eucalyptus grooves that make up a scenic retreat. Do not miss the highest point of the hill station called the Doddabetta Peak . Surrounded by the reserved forest, the peak offers a wonderful view of the town after you reach here through a hilly route. Fernhills Palace and St. Stephen's Church is a charming edifice of the hill station, which no one can miss. Ever heard of black and green roses? If not the Rose Garden is going to introduce you to over 2,000 varieties; which is the largest collection one can find in the country today. Once finished with the scenic beauty of the ‘queen of hill stations' do screw out some time to visit the heavenly beauty of Coonoor surrounded by tea plantations and sited at a 20 km drive.

An added attraction is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which originates from Kallar and wends its way through many scary curves and fearful tunnels. As a traveler states 'The blue sky green valley and the grey mountain range is really pleasant for eyes. The sun setting behind the clouds, yes clouds not mountains, the falls in the landscape is really fantabulous.'

Hotels in Ooty

Madhav Guest House (Rs.600), Hotel Darshan (Rs.1200) are some of the best rated Ooty hotels in the budget category while Hotel Nahar Nilgiris (Rs. 2250) is a nice mid-range option in Ooty. See reviews of hotels in Ooty. For those wanting to have a stress free trip, choose from a number of nice tour packages to Ooty that includes accommodations, food and sightseeing.

Ooty Related Links

  • Ooty Blog - Check out this Ooty blog about Ooty tourist attractions and 7 things to do in Ooty.
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