Ooty : Queen of Hill Stations
Ooty is a pride of Tamil Nadu which comes in the southern part of country India. It is a hill station. I personally have not visited Ooty yet but I am sure that I will. Do you know the Blue Mountains? It is the second name of Nilgiris. Nilgiris are the major attractions of hill stations. Now the reason I am talking about Nilgiris here is Ooty is known as the Queen of Hill Stations.
When it is a Hill Station it must be in a list of Couples. Because the atmosphere here is really suitable for romantic holidays. If I have to plan my honeymoon is future, I’ll consider this place over the Shimla and Manali.
Why I’ll choose Ooty over Shimla and Manali?
You know, I have gone to ice places like Simla, Manali, Nainital. Nainital is not really an ice place but the temperature here is so cold that you can expect ice here sometimes. Anyways, what I am saying is I have traveled to such Ice places and for me, experiencing Ice for more than 3 to 4 days is not that romantic. What I mean is you need a variation. That doesn’t mean Shimla and Manali are not good places. yey!! They are amazing.
But Ooty is where you will experience Ice over Hill station and still, there are such places where you will find a slight atmospheric change. Not White Ice look everywhere! You will get an idea about it by looking those pictures I have shared here. Still, you can choose Shimala, Manali over Ooty. It depends on your choice. For me, Ice is a cool thing if you are seeing it for the first time.
Highlights of Ooty
Mountain Railway, Nilgiri
Not just on my blog but even if you will ask anyone what first thing I can do at Ooty, Nilgiri Mountain Railway is gonna be their suggestion. The reason behind this is this railway is a 5-hour journey! yeah!! It’s approx 45 km distance this railway travels during the journey. It is a toy train. This mountain journey is a complete package of enjoyment, picture-perfect moments and much more.
This lake comes under the district Nilgiris. And it is 2 km far from the main Ooty city. So you have to travel from your place to the lake. Let me tell you it’s worth to travel. This lake covers a larger area of 65 acres! This place offers you some lake water activities like paddle boating, motorboats, and rowing boats. Please take care of things while boating and follow all the instructions. This lake is that big that some boat races are organized here in the summer season. Lake is surrounded by the Eucalyptus trees and some other greeneries. It is a perfect photogenic place. If you like photography, don’t ever miss this place.
Three gardens you should never miss in Ooty…
Yeah, I know it clicks inside your head what this place is about. Still, there is something special about this places. This place is known for the highest production of flowers in the country. They have constructed small tunnels in the garden where the roses are planted. The main reason for which you must visit this place is, this garden conducts the best Flower Show of the century! Also, they made a beautiful flower bouquet. So if you are willing to surprise your love once with some amazing flowers this will be the best place in town.
This place is situated on the hillock of the Ooty. It is spread over 54 acres. A garden is divided into several sections. This place is a home to many rear plant species. Toda Hill is the highlighted part of this botanical garden. It is also known as Toda Mund. Toda mund represents the culture and tradition of Toda’s.
This place is famous because of the artificial flowers and plants available here. A real fact is 6 crore meter of the embroidery thread is planted to create this amazing attraction. Another amazing fact is, all this amazing thread, it is a handmade stuff. No needle or machinery has used to create this thread. You will find over 100s of different artificial flowers here.
Trekking? yeah! there is a place you can do it
There are a number of treks available here. Some are easy, some are difficult, some are time taking and some are short. You will find all these trek points in adjoining hills of Ooty. You will find a base camp at Parsons Valley which is an initial point for trekking.
More exciting places to visit…
Upper Bhavani Lake