5 Captivating Tourist Places to Visit in Ooty
After a hectic year of work and exams, it is time to take a vacation. If you haven’t yet decided on a holiday destination, then you should consider spending your vacations in the tranquil hill station of Ooty. This charming little hill station has a number of tourist attractions. Read on to know more.
Where to go
Here are five places to see in Ooty:
1. Government Museum
The Government Museum has a number of artifacts on display. The major attractions here include the exhibits of Tribal Reminiscence, sculptural arts and crafts displays of Tamil Nadu, and District Ecological details, among others. This is the perfect place to teach your kids about the local culture as well as the history of this beautiful hill station.
2. Rose Garden
The gorgeous Rose Garden was built to commemorate the 1995 Centenary Flower Festival. Ever since, it has been constantly growing with almost 20,000 plants of 2,241 different varieties today. The entire garden covers four hectares in a five terrace set up. Climb up with your kids to Nila Madam, a viewpoint in the garden, to get a stunning view of the entire garden.
3. Ooty Lake
The Ooty Lake is a stunning lake known as the pride of the Blue Hills. It occupies an area of 65 acres. It was formed in 1824 by John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore. The lake is especially popular for the boat rides that people on family vacations may avail of.
4. Government Botanical Gardens
This 22-acre garden was formed in 1848 by William Graham McIvor. It is a lovely place to teach your kids about various kinds of plants while having fun. The garden is known for its exotic, ornamental, and rare species of plants. Some of these include the Cork tree, the monkey puzzle tree, the paper bark tree, and more. There is even a 20 million-year-old fossilized tree!
5. Nilgiri Mountain Railway
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a delight for those on family vacations. You may opt to travel by it to reach Ooty or at the end of your vacation when you are leaving the place. This steam locomotive was built in 1908 by the Britishers and has been declared as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the journey, you and your family will pass numerous bridges, tunnels, curves, cliff edges, waterfall hood, and tea estates. It is all this that makes the ride picturesque and worth the four hours journey.
Explore these and other must visit places in Ooty during your family stay at Club Mahindra Ooty Resort.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Ooty is between the month of April and June as well as September and November.
How to reach
The nearest railway station and airport is at Coimbatore which is 104km away. You may even avail of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway services from Mettupalayam which is around 26km away. Lastly, Ooty is also connected to various cities in Tamil Nadu and Kerala via road.
Where to stay
Club Mahindra offers two charming resorts in Ooty—the Club Mahindra Danish Villa and the Club Mahindra Derby Green resort. There are numerous family-friendly activities as well as modern amenities here so that you have an enjoyable holiday. Some of these include spa sessions, a bonfire, world-class restaurants,trekking, bird watching, indoor games, and more.
It’s time to pack your bags and make the most of your family vacations in Ooty—the hill station with the most beautiful and interesting tourist attractions.
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