Ooty also is known as Udhagamandalam is referred often by many as Queen of Hill Stations. Ooty is a beautiful hill station which from Connor is at the distance of 18 km, from Coimbatore at 89 km, from Mysore at 128 km, from Bangalore at 265 km, from Kozhikode at 158 km, from Munnar at 244 km, and from Chennai at 556 km. Ooty is capital of the Nilgiris district present in TamilNadu state. Nilgiris generally means the Blue Mountains. It is a land filled with picturesque mountains and lakes, making it a popular summer as well as a weekend getaway, where you can enjoy a great picnic sports.
Ooty is also known for its coffee and tea plantations, along with trees such as Conifers, Pine, Eucalyptus, etc. The temperature here during the time of summer is at a 10oC minimum and 25oC maximum. During winter time it is 5oC minimum and 210C maximum when the weather is a bit warmer. The clothing here preferred is normally heavy woolen during winter time and light woolen during summer time. The language spoken in Ooty is English, Badaga, Malayalam, Kannada, and Tamil.
Tourist Attractions in Ooty are:
- Kalhatty Falls
There are many who are fond of waterfalls, and one of such beautiful waterfall in Ooty is Kalhatty Falls, which is at the distance of 13kms. Here you can get to see some of the wildlife such as Sambar Deer, Spotted Deer, Wild Dogs, Bisons, Panthers, and various types of Birds are also spotted on slopes of Kalhatty-Masinagudi.
- Ooty Lake
Lakes are one of the best and centre attraction in Ooty. This lake particularly is an artificial lake which was developed by one of the Coimbatore Collector Mr. John Sullivan in the year 1824. Ooty Lake offers fishing too, so many who are fond of it can indulge in this activity as well with boating. Boating activity in this lake started during the year 1973. Many here go for a day outing with family and friends, where they enjoy such thrilling activities.
- Doddabetta Peak
Doddabetta basically means Big Mountain, which is one of the highest peaks situated in Nilgiris, at the distance of 10kms from Ooty. This is one of the prime location and most popular, which lies among the Eastern and Western Ghats. Here the area is surrounded by mainly trees and forest, with slopes, rhododendron trees, herbs, and shrubs. It offers panoramic magnificent landscape view, with beautiful valleys and Coimbatore plains. Another great attraction here is rose gardens which is located 4 km from the Charring Cross, where you can get to see over 2000 rose varieties.
Ooty is a location picked by many tourists especially honeymoon couples, as it offers picturesque views of landscapes, with amazing weather, fresh and rejuvenating nature. The climate in Ooty is extremely pleasant all time of the year, making it a go-to destination, which attracts many leisure tourists. So book amazing Ooty tour packages from Coimbatore, Coonoor, Bangalore, or Mysore, and visit some of the best places in Ooty.