Friday, 22 February 2013

Holiday in Ooty : A Tranquilizing Break

One of the most famous tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a serene hill station and one of the most sought after in the whole of South India. It is nestled amidst the breathtaking Nilgiri hills that add to the beauty of this hill town. It abounds with various picturesque attractions, some of the best multi cuisine restaurants and various  heritage hotels.

If you are a nature aficionado, you are ought to plan a holiday in Ooty. On the internet, you’ll find various tour operators selling Ooty tour packages that are all inclusive of accommodation in a hotel, sightseeing by vehicles and airport/railway transfers. Here you can rejuvenate your senses with refreshing air, quietly sit beside the lake to feel its tranquilizing break and become one with nature while strolling through  lofty hills and tropical forests. Due to the immense tourism growth, one can book accommodation of his own choice anywhere in Ooty and, obviously, there are a lot of options for sightseeing in Ooty. Read about the few places to visit around Ooty that you must not miss while on a trip to this hill station.

Ooty Lake 

 One of the most breathtaking attractions in this hill station, Ooty Lake is an artificial lake where you sit for hours and click some amazing pictures. Here you can indulge in some of the interesting activities such as boating, fishing and horse riding. It is a perfect picnic spot for family and friends.

Botanical  Gardens 
A must visit place for all nature lovers, the Botanical Gardens are an absolute delight for photographers. It teems with a large variety of flowers, trees and orchids. It is mainly famous for the unique fossil tree which is said to be 20 million years old.

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
wildlife sanctuary in Ooty

Located in the northwestern side of the Nilgiri hills, Mudumalai National Park is a protected area for a host of wildlife species such as Indian Elephant, Royal Bengal Tiger and white rumped vulture. The slopes, waterfalls, ravines and dense forests add extra beauty to this sanctuary.

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