Things to do in Ooty

Amongst the many things to do in Ooty, is to recline and unwind in the expanse of this beautiful hilly abode. There are quite a few points of interest and spots to enjoy the fantastic weather and lush green ambience. On your Ooty tour package, make enough time to experience the scenic beauty of its mesmeric gardens, waterfalls, and sprawling water bodies.

Ooty, a serene hilly hamlet in the Southern state of Tamil Nadu (India) is wrapped by trees with an artificially created famous lake. An amazing weather, a lush green carpet, dazzling floral beauty, and engrossing shots of history makes Ooty one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India.

On your Ooty holidays, make enough time to spend at the Ooty Lake and go for a paddle boating trip around the lake. Take a good look at the expanse and experience some amazing birdlife around the scenic Nilgiris. The famous of all and dazzling as ever is the Ooty Botanical Garden; take a good stroll around the 22 hectares and get amazed by almost over 650 species of flowers and trees. Don’t miss out on clicking snaps of the fossil tree, which marks the highlight of the garden.

History goes deep down to the roots in Ooty. The Fernhill Palace is a super attraction, and back in 1844, it was the summer bungalow of the Maharaja of Mysore. Experience the spectacular architecture and royalty as you walk around. Another one for the history buffs is the Stone House, the first bungalow of Ooty built back in 1822. It displays some marvellous architecture and ancient ruins.

Speaking of the old and ancient, visit the St. Stephen’s Church with its stained glass windows is a real architectural delight. With some historical data, do collate some cultural significance at Thaipusam, a prominent religious festival celebrated to honour Lord Murugan.

When in Ooty, take a trip to the Tea Museum adjacent to the Dodabetta Tea Factory amidst the Nilgiris Mountains. This is the best way to appreciate one of India’s favourite beverages. You can get a hang of origins, history, and evolution of tea in the country.

Sprawling across 195 acres is the Ooty Golf course, maintained by the Gymkhana Club. The Golf course makes a great canvas with trees and especially the mesmerising eucalyptus. If you are up for a picnic, pack your sandwiches and drive down to Pykara Waterfalls situated 20 kilometres from Ooty. The pine trees and the waterfall will give you the pleasure of a European summer landscape.

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