Ooty TAMIL NADU
Ooty is the hill station in the south of Tamil Nadu in India. The other name of Ooty is Udhagamandalam. The climate of Ooty is cold throughout the year. This hill station is surrounded with nilgri trees and also has a huge artificial lake for boating. The nearest airport is Coimbatore, which is 88 kilometers (55 miles) away from Ooty. This airport has direct flights from metro cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, etc. The nearest railway station is Mettuplayam, which is well connected to big cities like Chennai and Coimbatore. Once you make your way to Ooty, be sure to check out this list for the best things to do there to make the most of your vacation.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
The small train which starts from Coonoor to Ooty takes one hour to reach its destination. Here, you can enjoy seeing the tea garden and waterfall, which are very beautiful. You can take lots of pictures and enjoy the natural beauty; the environment seems to be very fresh, with the sweet fragrance of the flowers. The speed of this train is very slow and stops in very rare spots.
The Ooty Lake is a beautiful and huge lake where people can hire paddle boats or a boat with a driver. Small restaurants are also open on the bank of the lake, so that visitors can enjoy meals also after or before boating.
Botanical garden is popular for the exotic trees and flora. In this garden, there is a walking path and also iron chairs, where visitors can sit and enjoy the natural beauty. The old trees are still there, which are beautiful and exciting to see how old they are. Tickets are inexpensive and the garden is very clean. Any aged visitor would like to visit this botanical garden, but nature lovers especially. Here you can relax and take many beautiful pictures.
Mukurthi National Park
Mukurthi National park is popular for the wildlife and is called a tiger sanctuary. You can even stay for a night and take a 5 kilometer (3.1 mi) jeep ride through the park. Early morning you can see the animals moving in the park. Along with tigers there are deer and bison also in the park. This national park has a very splendid environment and is the best place to enjoy nature.
Cairn Hill is very beautiful for nature lovers, as you can see many species of birds and animals here. The animals you might see are nilgiri monkeys, giant squirrels and bison. Here you can visit the museum and can have a bridge walk.
Thunder World is popular among children, as it is a museum where children can see artificial dinosaurs, which look real! Children love to see the 5D show here, the rain forest and the horror room. In short, we can be certain that the kids will enjoy Thunder World a lot and it’s a great place to kill hours of enjoyment.
Toda Temple is 15 km (9.3 mi) away from Ooty. This temple was made by the Toda community, with a separate temple made for men and one for women. In this temple, tribal men had to lift the stone and upon winning, he was allowed to get married. The women received buffalos as a dowry. These tribal people mainly live on the earnings of dairy and agriculture. This is a great way to see new tribes and tradition.
Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church is a religious place for Christians, which was built very beautifully. You feel very peaceful upon entering. After enjoying various sites in Ooty, this church provides a great feeling of calmness and divinity.