Ooty, the “Queen of hill stations”, is also called as Udhagamandala and is one of the most famous tourist spots of the country. It is the land of scenic picnic spots that sees travellers from all over India. Located at an altitude of 2,240 meters from sea level, Ooty was founded by the British in the 19th century. Situated in the mountainous range of Nilgiris, the place pulls swarms of travellers every year. There are various places to visit in Ooty that make it an ideal destination.
We provide you with a great Ooty Travel Guide and some of the best places to visit in Ooty and nearby areas:
Rose Park is located in the midst of the town of Ooty and is situated less than a km from Vijayanagaram. Sprawled on a land of 10 acres, the garden is designed in terraces with bowers with rose creepers, rose tunnels, and pergolas. It boasts of the largest variety of roses in India, around 3600 assorted roses such as Floribunda, Hybrid Tea Roses, Ramblers, miniature rose, and roses of unique colours such as green, black amongst a horde of others that will enchant your senses. This makes as one of the finest places to visit in Ooty.
Ooty Lake & Boat House
Artificially created by John Sullivan, the popular Ooty Lake stretches about 2.75 kms in length with changing distances in width. There is a Boat House at the far end where travellers can avail all types of boats for hire, throughout the day. Enclosed by shrubs and lofty eucalyptus trees, the lake is a picturesque delight from the concrete jungles. There are various boat races and boat pageantry that are organised here in the month of May for two days. Presently, the Ooty Lake & Boat House has turned into the hub of entertainment for all sojourners. There is also a children’s park along with a toy train at the end of the boat house.
Botanical Garden makes for one of the finest tourist spots and pulls travellers from all around the world. Laid-out in 22 hectares at a height of 2,400 meters above sea level, this garden was built by the Marquis of Tweedale in the year, 1847. There is a unique collection of rare coloured lilies, beautiful shrubs, and flowering trees.
There are also various places to visit near Ooty like its lovely countryside with eucalyptus and tea plantations offering great views and make for perfect picnic spots and long drives.
6th Mile (Shooting Spot)
This is one of the most famous places to visit near Ooty. The large picturesque shooting spot is covered by forests from all sides. You can find this place in numerous Indian movies.
9th Mile (Shooting Spot)
Also known as “Shooting Medu”, this green and serene place can be reached 9 miles from Ooty. The place also makes a great picnic spot.
Each spot in this hill station is exquisite in its own manner. Visit all these places in and around Ooty to treasure evergreen memories of a lifetime. Travellers can follow this Ooty Travel Guide to make the most of their vacation
This guest post is submitted by Chandralekha. Chandralekha is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide helps you to plan your trip to India. This time she has written on Ooty tourism. Hope this information will help you to plan your trip to Ooty.