Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ooty India Vacation on the Picturesque Queen Of Hills

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Hill Station in Ooty India
Ooty, a famous hill town of South Indian state Tamil Nadu is also known as Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam. Settling itself on the foothills of  Nilgiri, the Blue Mountains, it draws towards itself a large number of local tourists all around the year. It used to be a summer retreat during the British times. Famous as the Queen of Hills , it has a long list of of tourist spots in Ooty. This is the prime reason that  numerous of people go to Ooty package tours. This is a beautiful hill destination, like no other of this region.  

The tea gardens of this hill town located at a 2240 m altitude above the sea level, are a major tourist attraction in Ooty along with the well-known eucalyptus oil or Nilgiri oil. This place is not only is counted as a popular holiday destination but it is also a very known honeymoon destination too mainly because of the fact that it is more quaint and peaceful in comparison to the other hill towns of India. They can find much-needed seclusion in the snow-covered mountain peaks, lush green surroundings as well as the serene ambiance of this place.
Sunshine Inn Hotel in Ooty

While your trip to this destination, you can enjoy Ooty sightseeing as well as various other activities too such as enjoying boat-riding at Pykara, if not then simply spend your time relaxing while enjoying the beautiful view and the fresh air. There are other interesting activities too in which you can take part at the Shooting Point, or can also visit Pine forest, a natural beauty. You can also enjoy the surroundings while horse riding. There is also Ooty toy train managed by Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a five-hour train journey starting from Mettupalayam. It lets you discover the mesmerizing slopes, sights, tea gardens,  bridges, pine tree forests as well as tunnels. Then there are Makar Pongal, a harvest festival, Tea and tourism festival and Flower Show.
As far as what to see in Ooty is concerned, there are numerous tourism places in Ooty such as Ooty lake, tea gardens, Sim’s Park, Botanical gardens, Dodabetta peak, Dolphin’s Nose, Lamb’s Rock, Kodanadu’s View point, Kotagiri, Mukurthi, Arranmore Palace, and Kalhatty Waterfalls. If you love wildlife then you can visit Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary¸ 67 kms from the city. Enjoy elephant safari here.


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