Ooty (Udhagamandalam) – Tourist Place in Tamilnadu

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Popularly referred to as Ooty, this gem among southern hill resorts is covered in eucalyptus and pine trees and coffee and tea plantations. On a clear day, it’s possible to see as far as the Mysore plateau from Dodabetta Peak, the district’s most prominent viewpoint. The Stone House, a landmark 1822 bungalow, and St. Stephen’s Church are remnants of the area’s first British settlement. Also noteworthy: formal botanical gardens, a children’s mini-garden and a contemporary art collection.

Nestled amidst Nilgiri hills, Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a top-rated tourist destination. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company, the Queen of the hills is a picturesque getaway.

Dotted with tea gardens, serene waterfalls, winding country lanes, and charming colonial architecture, Ooty is the perfect respite everyone. Popular among couples and honeymooners, Ooty allures its visitors with the panoramic views of the Nilgiri mountains.

The Nilgiri mountain railway is the steepest track in all of Asia. Remember the hit song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ where Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora matching steps on top of a train? Remember the breathtaking locales as the train chugged its way across lush greenery? Yes, that was the Nilgiri Mountain Railways, and the Nilgiri Mountains all along.

Which is the best time to visit Ooty?

Ooty is a year-round destination, but the ideal time to visit is between the months of April to June and September to November.

Why is Ooty known as Queen of Hill station?

Located 89 kms from Coimbatore, Ooty deservedly earns its reputation as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ for its extensive tea plantations, lakes and other natural splendours. Nature has been generous with this region, which is by far the most beautiful in the state.

How many days is enough in Ooty?

I will suggest you to give atleast 5-7 days to explore in a good way. Ooty- Coonoor- The Green Giants! To be honest , there’s no enough time to witness the beauty of nature! go over there and stay till you’ve satisfied! 🙂 Stay all 3 nights in Ooty .

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