Top 10 Interesting things to do in ooty


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Ooty or Udhagamandalam, famously known as the queen of hill-stations, has been hailed as one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. This small picturesque city offers a variety of things to do to her visitors. Once in Ooty, you will be greeted by its lofty mountains, scenic grasslands, miles of tea gardens and a very benign crowd, which will make your stay a memorable one.
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Top 10 Interesting things to do in ooty

  1. 1. Top 10 Interesting Things todo in OotyThe Other Home(Vacation Rental | Homestays | Outdoor Adventure)Travel Blog - Photo Blog - Travel Books
  2. 2. Ooty or Udhagamandalam, famously known as the queenof hill-stations, has been hailed as one of the most populartourist resorts in India. This small picturesque city offers avariety of things to do to her visitors. Once in Ooty, youwill be greeted by its lofty mountains, scenicgrasslands, miles of tea gardens and a very benigncrowd, which will make your stay a memorable one.Let’s discover some interesting things to do in Ooty.About Ooty
  3. 3. • Take a long walk through the varietyof exotic plants that adorn thesegardens or lie down and relax on thewell-maintained lawns.• Spot the famous fossilized treetrunk, said to be about 20 millionyears old, which has been the site forthe shooting of many Bollywoodsongs.• If you are here during the month ofMay, catch the flower show duringthe “Summer Festival”.A visit to the Botanical Gardens
  4. 4. • While at Ooty, take a trip to Conoorvia the Nilgiri MountainRailway, commonly known as the “toytrain”.• Its delightful wooden coaches andlarge windows speak of old worldcharm. It’s perhaps called the toytrain because the slow speed lets yougreet the children outside whileenjoying the ride.• The train stops at regular intervals soyou can hop out and have a quickphoto session with friends and family.The Nilgiri Toy Train Ride
  5. 5. • Ooty is truly gifted with a pleasantclimate all year round and hencebecomes the perfect spot for sportsenthusiasts.• There are a number of opportunitiesranging from hiking and trekking tomountain biking, angling and handgliding.• Angling is a famous pastimehere, owing to the numerous waterbodies that flow through the Nilgiris.Angling in Ooty
  6. 6. • Have a wonderful half an hourboating experience in the Pykara damand lake. It’s a nice, clean huge lake,worth visiting on a sunny day.• There are a variety of boats available,also a restaurant and necessary toiletfacilities. The lake looks mesmerizingduring the Christmas season.• As the lake is located just outside thecity it’s comparatively less crowdedand makes for a good picnic spot too!Boating at Pykara Lake
  7. 7. • Get a panoramic view of thelandscape from the highest peakof Tamil Nadu. The Doddabetta Peakis perched at the altitude of 2623metres and is located 10 kms fromOoty.• In fact, there is an observatory at thispeak which offers excellent views ofthe plateaus. As far as the name ofthe peak is concerned, it originatedfrom the Kannada words “dodda” and“betta”, meaning big and mountainrespectively.View from the Doddabetta Peak
  8. 8. • Ooty’s Rose Garden is the largest inthe country and home to around1919 varieties of roses.• The unique collection includes HybridTeaRoses, Yakimour, Polyanthas, Miniature Roses, Papagena and Floribunda.• Step on the observation platform atthe garden and view the entire rosegarden at a glance! The garden hasroses according to the season.Rose Gardens – a feast for the eyes
  9. 9. • Near the Avalanche Lake, about 30km from Ooty, is Mullimund- a smalltoda village with traditional todahuts. The todas are a close-knittedtribal community who survive mainlyby cattle herding.• Their dwellings or the toda huts arelow, semi-barrel shaped with a smallentrance and no windows.• The todas are simple, religiouspeople, who are the ingeniousinhabitants of the city.Into the Toda Hamlet
  10. 10. • It is the establishment of numeroustea estates which made Ootyfamous.• 25 Kilometres from Ooty is GlenMorgan tea estate, a beautiful teagarden with toda tribe establishmentsand a lake at the foot of its base.• One can even see the distant planesof Mysore and the MudumalaiWildlife Sanctuary from here. Thedrive to Glen Morgan is laden witheucalyptus and wattle plantations.Glen Morgan Tea estate
  11. 11. • There is a place called Charring Crossin the middle of the town. Shoppingenthusiasts can pick up things likesilver trinkets, shawls, nilgiritea, medicinal oils and handmadelocal chocolates from here.• Once you are exhausted with all theshopping and sightseeingactivities, indulge yourself inscrumptious meals at localrestaurants. Try the Chettinad chickenpepper which is a specialty of the city.Shopping and eating at Ooty
  12. 12. • This is a nice place to stop for a fewpictures. Huge tracts ofland, captivating views makes thisplace a great spot for clickingsnaps, which you can later frame andhang in your drawing room.• You can also walk right up to the topof the hill and experience thefantastic view. It’s definitely the placewhere nature poses for you. So don’tforget to bring your camera for the9th Mile!Snapshots at the 9th Mile
  13. 13. Where To Stay1. Destiny The Farm StayDestiny is a completely self-sufficient farm on the edge of wilderness, comprising of avalley, hills, a silken lake and an entire world in itself. With eco-friendly farming methodsand its wealth of vegetables (cabbages, carrots, tubers), herbs, dairy products & fruit, it isthe closest one can ever get to nature. The farm has around 10-11 horses, cattle, spa, BBQ ,fishing pond, vegetable and flowers plantations etc. There are lot of activities included likeTrekking, horse riding, fishing , Bon fire, musical night etc which guests will find veryenjoyable. Click here to know more
  14. 14. 2. Bamboo Banks Farm & Guest HouseAt the foothills of the Nilgiris besides the Avarahalla stream, with a magnificent viewof the famous blue hills, lies Bamboo Banks farm & Guest house. Spread over 40acres of undisturbed nature, with 4 detached cottages providing you with modernamenities, a swimming pool set in scenic surroundings , and homemade food to suityour palate, Bamboo Banks is the ideal place for a weekend getaway. Bamboo Bankswas started in 1974 making us pioneers in the area. Click Here to Know more
  15. 15. Centrally located in Ooty town on a hill, Raceview was recently acquired by Stay Simple and has sinceundergone extensive renovations and changes in an effort to bring it on par with our standards.Ooty has a mean teamperature of 15°C-20°C dropping to lows of 0°C in the winter.Government Botenical Gardens,Nilgir Mountain Railway,The Nilgiri Library,Doddabetta peak.AnnamalaiTemple,The Rose Gardens,Wax World,The Tea Factory,Simspark-Coonoor,Echo/Lamb’s Rock-Coonoor,Boating at Pyakara Lake,Shooting Point,Pine forest,and horseback riding in thecountryside.The outdoorsy holiday would find activities such as trekking,rock climbing and leisurelywalks in the hills to be an exhilarating break.Click here to know more3. Bamboo Banks Farm & Guest House
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