OOTY – The most popular hill station in SOUTH INDIA welcomes you with a peaceful environment, amazing weather, and hypnotizing beauty. It has everything that makes it unique and popular. There are a lot of places in OOTY that you don’t have to miss to visit there. If you are planning a short vacation in OOTY then, you are not going to experience entire mesmerizing places there. There are some amazing places to visit in OOTY that we are describing below.
The Ooty Botanical Garden is one of the largest gardens in India. It is divided into many sections. It is an amazing place for nature lovers. People also visit there for research purpose. The key attraction of BOTANICAL GARDEN is CORK TREE(only one species in India), the MONKEY PUZZLE TREE(where monkeys can’t climb), and the PAPERBARK TREE.
TIME: 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
CHARGES: INR 30/person
2. Ooty Lake:
The most popular and amazing place that you never forget to visit in your Ooty trip is OOTY LAKE. It is an artificially constructed lake for fishing, which becomes one the most popular tourist place in OOTY. You can spend quality time with your family and friends there. In Ooty summer festival(happens in May), the boat races and many other games are organized.
LOCATION: The Nilgiris
TIME: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
CHARGES: INR 10 for Indians, INR 560 for Foreigners
3. Nilgiri Mountain Railway:
The highlighted thing in your visit to Ooty trip is the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. A journey in this TOY TRAIN gives an exceptional lifetime experience to the passengers passing through dense breathtaking forests and beautiful flowing rivers and raising the sun. It is the only mountain railway that runs on a daily basis in South India.
LOCATION: From Metupalaiyam & From Ooty
TIME: From Metupalaiyam 7:10 AM & From Ooty 3:00 PM
CHARGES: INR 205, can be booked from IRCTC website
One of the marvellous place to visit in OOTY having more than 3600 varities of ROSES. This garden is awarded as “GARDEN OF EXCELLENCE” by the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS). One of the largest rose garden spread in 10 acers of land.
LOCATION: Horticulture House, Bombay Castle
TIME: 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
CHARGES: INR 20/ Person
5. The Tea Museum:
This TEA MUSEUM is highly recommended place to visit in OOTY for TEA LOVERS like me. NATURE LOVERS love this place, here you’ll know about the origin of tea its maufacturing. It’s a tea garden that has been acquired by the government of Ooty. There is also a tea shop inside the park where you can taste different amazing varities of tea famous in ooty.
LOCATION: Ooty, Tamilnadu
TIME: 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
CHARGES: INR 10/ Person