Thinking of visiting Ooty? Here’s a list of 4 things to do in this beautiful city
Truly an abode of lush greenery and misty Nilgiri hills, Ooty is Euphoria for travelers. The chilly weather with tranquil atmosphere provides solace to the heart and soul. Ooty is visited by wayfarers throughout the year. Etched with tea and coffee plantations, Ooty paints a beautiful picture of nature. The lifestyle is laidback and has a hint of British influence. Chocolates, rolled cigars and cheese available here make Ooty an exquisite British colony.
There are so many things you can do when in Ooty. Opt for those Hotels in Ooty that are strategically located. Some of them are listed below.
A visit to the Rose garden
Formerly known as the Nootrandu Roja Poonga, the rose garden is one of the largest in India. At an altitude of 2200 meters, it is situated on the slopes of the Elk hill. With over 20,000 varieties of roses, the rose garden has the largest collection of roses in the country. So if you plan on visiting Ooty any time soon, a visit to the rose garden is a must. There are many hotels in Ooty that are located near the Rose garden. Try one out!
Established in 1847, the botanical garden is maintained by the Tamil Nadu government and has earned accolades for its lush, green scenery. There are close to thousand species of exotic plants, shrubs and bonsai plants. Definitely worth a visit if you plan on visiting Ooty.
Mudumalai national park
The Mudumalai national park, also known as the Tiger reserve is divided into 5 ranges – Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota. If you are lucky, you might get to spot herds of endangered Indian leopards. The national park also includes a bird sanctuary, which is home to the critically endangered species like the long billed vulture and the Indian white rumped vulture.
Located 19 Kms from Ooty, the Pykara River is sacred according to the Todas. Passing through hilly tracts, the river turns west at the edge of the plateau. Boat houses and other attractions make the Pykara hill a must visit during your time in Ooty.
The Needle hill view point, Emerald Lake and Upper Bhavani are some of the other attractions you can visit when in Ooty.