Ooty, the most popular tourist destination in South India. For South Indians, Ooty is the number one summer vacation spot. It is crowded with people during the summer months of April and May. People come here for the chill weather, breath taking views, pollution free air, watching wildlife and spend some relaxing time. Since it is a hill station the weather is always cool and perfect getaway for the sun scorched Indians.
Places to see:
Ooty has so many attractions to see, the number one place to see the botanical garden. It is 22 hectares beautiful park and has many spices of plants, flowers and trees. This park host the famous ooty flower show every year. Then the doddabetta, the highest peak in South India. It is a wonderful place to have great views of the hills. Apart from these two; the lake, rose garden, shooting spot, pykara, mudumalai, avanlanche and wax museum are all wonderful attractions to take a look.
Things to do:
Boating in the lake is a romantic experience. People consider this boating as their main activity during their trip. It is very interesting and relaxing to go boating in the lake. The lake is surrounded by hills and huge trees and scenes from the boat are really wonderful. Another important activity is the travelling in the Nilgiri mountain train. It is an old train carrying people from Mettupalayam to ooty. The travel is through the hills, small streams and bridges. It is a fascinating journey and everyone would love to do this. This train is added to UNESCO world heritage site.
Elephant ride inside the mudumalai jungle is another thrilling activity. Tourism department offer elephant ride and jeep drives inside the jungle. These activities were organized to create wildlife awareness among people. This is an thrilling experience and also very safe.
Since Ooty attracts thousands of visitors every month, It has enough accommodation options to cater the needs of the visitors. There are some good hotels, resorts, cottages, homestays and lodges are out there to provide quality accommodation. Cheap, budget and luxury properties are available for different kind of visitors. There are some jungle resorts are also for nature lovers. These jungle resorts are available in Mudumalai and nearby Masinagudi area. These jungle resorts offer accommodation inside the jungle with safaris. People need to get special permission to stay in places like avalanche, mudumalai and masinagudi.
Ooty is the complete package for the whole family. Hotels, cottages and resorts offer special packages for honeymoon couples, students and corporates.