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.


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ooty India Vacation on the Picturesque Queen Of Hills

hill station
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.