Ooty, “The Queen of Hill Stations”, is a perfect choice of destination to visit in the summers. This destination not only makes you forget about the scorching sun, but also provides you with an abundance of natural beauty to indulge in. Numerous hills, valleys, tea plantations, mountain peaks, etc., constitute to the natural richness of this place. Along with it, the salubrious climate throughout the year makes Ooty, a favorite destination for the vacationers. Henceforth, the destination also serves best of various tourism themes like natural trail, honeymoon package, family trip, etc.
There is no shortage of places to visit around Ooty. Botanical Garden, spread over an area of 55 acres, is praised for its elements like lush green lawns, rare species of trees, and a 20 million year old fossilized tree. Here you may also take pleasure in viewing the sights of an Italian style garden with varieties of flowerings plants and bushes. Ferns and orchids also are the highlighting features of this garden. Rose garden, spread over an area of 6 acres of land on the slopes of the Elk Hill, is yet another attraction for the vacationers having keen interest in exploring the nature. Here you will be amazed to find almost 17000 varieties of roses.
Some of the Ooty tourist spots are also popular for providing opportunities to enjoy various activities. The Ooty Lake is praised for its serenity and charming beauty. This is an artificial lake of 2km long. Here you may enjoy riding row boats, motorized boats or paddle boats. The Toy Train running the bank of the lake adds a magnificent element, captivating the hearts of vacationers.
At a distance of 10 km from Ooty, lies The Doddabetta peak, the highest peak in the Nilgiris. This 2623 km high peak provides a breathtaking view of the Nilgiri Hill ranges. You may also take the pleasure in viewing the spectacular sight of the dusk.
Along with various tourist places in Ooty, The Pykara River is of huge interest. The Pykara falls and boating on the Pykara Lake are two of the interesting elements of an ideal tour package to Ooty. Wenlock Downs (grassy meadows), and the Upper Bhavani Lake are also worth visiting. The exotic flora and fauna also attracts the nature lovers. At the wildlife sanctuary, you may spot the Nilgiri Tahr, along with Leopards, sambhar, tigers, Nilgiri Langur, etc., all performing their natural activities.
The adventure lovers may also indulge in activities like trekking, and hiking. To explore all the sightseeing places in Ooty, a single visit is not enough. A dedicated Ooty tour package from a reliable travel agent, company or organization is required. In Ooty, you may also hire a travel guide to make you explore the town in a much better way.