Exploring the Area
Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam is located in Western Ghats at the altitude of 2240m. It is also called as Queen of Hill stations which provide a lot of sightseeing places and tourist attractions to the visitors. A few of them are Botanical garden, Ooty Lake, Tea gardens, Pykara waterfall, Rose garden and many more. There is a mountain train route from Ooty to Coonoor that offers a picturesque view of Nilgiris for about 46km.
Explore some excellent trekking locations in Ooty, Go for trekking and hiking with your friends and family around the Western Ghats to enjoy the natural scenic beauty of Ooty. Glenmorgan trek, Ebbanad trek, Parson’s trek are few trekking locations.
Eating and Drinking
No trip to this popular hill station is complete without a round of over-eating. Bread, cookies, cakes, tarts, buns, brownies, pies are the popular baked items of Ooty. The fruit and nut chocolate of the city is also very much popular. The cuisine is very hot and spicy and a number of dishes in mutton, chicken and fish are prepared in that region. No one can miss tasting tea from tea plantations and taste some delicious wine prepared in local vineyards.
What to See and Do
Ooty is a place bursting to the seams with impressive things to see and do. Popular attractions in Ooty are Nilgiri Mountain Railways, Pykara Lake, Botanical garden, Doddabetta Peak, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Avalanche Lake, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Ooty tea factory and many more.
Where to Stay
Ooty offers a great variety in places to stay as accommodation range from deluxe and luxury hotels to mid rung budget hotels. There are also numerous home stays, resorts, cottages to stay depending on the tourist’s budget limit and comfortability.
How to Get Around
Being one of the famous hill stations in South India Ooty offers different types of transportation options to get around the city and the attractions. Auto Rickshaws, rented bicycles/motorcycles, Taxis/ tourist cabs, Train services and also buses to name a few options.