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Visit the Queen of Hill Stations

By Mitchell George Subscribe to RSS | December 25th 2011 | Views:

Ootacamund, shortly called Ooty is a town in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu. It is a popular Hill Station is one of the best tourist attractions in India. Celebrated as ‘The Queen of hill Stations’, Ooty has a pleasant weather that makes it a unique destination for summer gateway and a popular destination for nature lovers. People get thrilled on their trekking through different destinations in the hill station. It is a prominent hill station in the global arena for the rare kurinji flower which blooms once in every 12 years, host of spices, eucalyptus oil, chocolates and gourmet cheese.

The calm and southing environment with fresh waters, greeneries, plantations and lofty mountains make it an ideal destination for holiday makers, especially the newlywed for their honeymoon trip. Ooty is reachable form different parts through well connected transport system. Coimbatore Airport is the closest to reach this Hill Station. So, tourists from different states and countries can land at this airport and take a Coimbatore car hire for their tourist trip in Ooty.

Ooty Botanical Gardens

The Ooty Botanical Gardens is one of the striking aspects of Ooty. It is a 22 acre space that is lush green and maintained by the Tamil Nadu Government. Thousands of species, both exotic and native, of palnats, trees, ferns, shrubs and herbal types are available here. A 20 million year old fossilized tress also has its place here. Every year, in the Month of May, a flower takes place in the Gardens along with an exhibition. People from different parts of the World come to Ooty for taking part in the exhibition.

Ooty Lake

The Ooty Lake covers an area of 65 acres and is one of Ooty’s famous tourist attractions for the Boat House set up along the Lake for tourists to enjoy boating facilities. John Sullivan, the first collector of Ooty constructed it in 1824. A Railway Line runs along one banks of the lake and the lake is set among groves of Eucalyptus trees. During the Month of May, on any two days boat races and boat pageantry take place at the lake.

Government Rose Garden

The Government Rose Garden in Ooty is the largest rose garden in India. This garden is locates on the slopes of the Elk Hill and has one of the largest collection of roses with over 20,000 varieties produced cultivated by more than 2,800 people. Some unique collections include Polyanthas, Floribunda, Papagena, Miniature Roses, Hybrid Tea Roses and some special collections in green and black.

Dodabetta Peak, Pykara, Mudumalai National Park, Emerald Lake, Upper Bhavani, Kamaraj Sagar Dam, Mukurthi National Park and Pine forest are some of the best attractions close to Ooty that are highly visited by tourists to Ooty.

Look for a travels in Ooty so that your holidays in Ooty are well organized. It is not to be missed out. No matter what age you are, take your dear one to spend time peacefully in the calmness and freshness of nature.

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