Ooty, Tamil NaduPosted By Nirosha on September 16, 2011 at 9:33pm | Blog, Hill Stations of India, India, Travel Guide
Udhagamandalam (Ooty) is a town, a municipality and the capital of the Nilgiris district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. To feel the touch of nature, Ooty is a right spot for the lover of nature. It is located at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore. It sparkles with fresh vegetation and sceneries. It is “queen of all hill station”. The height of the hills in the Nilgiri range varies between 2280 and 2290 meters.
The fast food world man runs his life in this world of tension; and living in the sweltering heat; to while away his short leisure hour he can spend that with nature. The weather of valley is salubrious. Ooty is a best place to know the culture and tradition of India and tribal people. The climate of this place is generally pleasant and thus suitable for leisure tours. One of the nice seasons to visit Ooty is during the annual Tea and Tourism Festivals when the hill station bustles with many tea lovers of the country.
Prime Attractions of Ooty
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Botanical Gardens are a major tourist attraction for those who are on Ooty tourism. It is one of the most popular hill stations of India. They sprawl over 50-acres and lie on the lower slopes of Dodabetta peak, which is the highest point in Ooty.
Government Museum has items of tribal objects, district’s ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu. Kalhatty Falls are located on the Kalhatty slopes at about 13-km from Ooty. Also known as the “Kalahasti Falls”, the water here cascades down a height of 122m.Kandal Cross Shrine, a Roman Catholic Shrine considered, as the Jerusalem of the East is located in Ooty.
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The Nilgiri Catholics consider it as the “Calvary of Tamil Nadu”. The Rose Garden is situated about 3 to 4-km away from Charring Cross. Mini Garden is also situated on the way to the boathouse where the children amusement park is housed. Adding more charm to Ooty tourism is The Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. It is located where the Nilgiri Hills, the offshoot of the Western Ghats meet the Eastern Ghats.
The Mysore – Ooty highway runs through the sanctuary, following the course of the Mayyar River, which separates Mudumalai from Bandipur. Ooty Lake, The beautiful Ooty Lake is a favorite haunt of tourists. This lake was built in order to provide an irrigation tank to the people.
Transportation to Ooty
Air: Coimbatore is the nearest airport located at a distance of 98 kilometers from Ooty. Daily flights fly to and from Chennai, Cochin, Bangalore and Trivandrum.
Rail: The Nilgiri express leaves Chennai at night and reaches Coimbatore in the morning. Mettupalayam is the last stop. To view the magnificent sights of the hillsides covered with forests, you should travel by train. The Nilgiri passenger, popularly known as the toy train takes you to Ooty from Mettupalayam.
Road: There are regular bus services to Ooty from Bangalore, Calicut, Coimbatore and Cochin. Private buses, taxis and hired cars also fly to and from these cities.
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