Ooty (Udhagamandalam) popular hill station and tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. India, It’s a very popular hill station in Soth India. The district capital Ooty and whole Nilagiri Hills are the world-famous tourist destination in the world. Millions of local, national and international tourists visiting Ooty to spend their holidays in heaven like weather atmosphere. Many natural and human build tourist attractions in Nilagiri Hills. The district capital Ooty town located 2200 Meter from sea level with cold and finest weather condition all time. Nilgiri hills show huge differences in its vegetation and natural beauty. Many natural forests and protected wildlife sanctuaries in Nilgiri district are popular attractions in Udhagamandalam or Ooty.
Ooty town located within a distance of 89 Kilometers from Coimbatore, 128 Kilometers from Mysuru, 265 Kilometres from Bengaluru, 158 Kilometers from Kozhikode and 556 Kilometers from state capital Chennai. Well connected travel facilities to Ooty from all over by India by Road, Train, and Air.
Ooty was originally tribal land with many ethnic tribal groups named Todas and others. The Nilgiri hills came to under British East India Company and the lands occupied from Tipu Sultan in 1799. In 1818 The East India Company officials Wish and Kindersley assistant visited the spot submitted their experience at Nilgiri hills to Collector of Coimbatore John Sullivan. Later John Sullivan constructed his bungalow, The first European settlement in The Nilgiris. Ooty served as a summer Capital Madras Presidency of British and other small kingdoms. The Nigir’s greenery and pleasant weather conditions attracted many British rulers and visitors to here they developed Nilgiri and Ooty as for Tea gardens, spices, and teak trees.
Ooty is popular from British era and after Independent India as a popular hill station and developed popular picnic spot in South India. Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Wenlock Downs, Pine Forest and Emerald Lake are popular sightseeing destinations in Ooty. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Mettupalayam to Ooty is UNESCO World Heritage Site a beautiful and different travel experience. The beautiful rail route developed by British engineers in 1908 routed 42 kilometers in length with 10 curves, 16 tunnels, and 250 bridges. The rail route also knew The Toy Train goes in beautiful vegetations of tea gardens and natural forests and human making bridges and tunnels. The narrow gauge Mountain Railway travel in Nilgiris is a marvelous experience for all travelers.
Coonoor, Gudalur, and Kotagiri are other popular hill stations in The Nilgiris
Places To Visit In Ooty
Avalanche is a reserve forest area and popular eco-tourist destination in the Nilgiris. 25 kilometers from Ooty town. Avalanche Lake, Dam, and Waterfalls are the most attractive tourist spot in Ooty. Avalanche area surrounded by a massive landscape with wonderful flowers like Magnolias and another rare type of Orchids. Over 2700 flowering plants 160 species fern, countless other types of flowerless plants are founded in Sholas of The Nilgiris. Avalanche is rich wild animal habitats like Tiger, Leopard, Guar, Nilgiri Thar, Sambar Deer, Sloth Bear, Barking Deer, Nilgiri Langur and others. Read More …
Botanical Gardens – 2 Km
Cairn Hill – 6 Km
Deer Park – 2 Km
Dever Betta View Point – 40 Km
Dodabetta Peak – 11 Km
Glamorgan – 17 Km
Government Museum – 2 Km
Kalhatty Water Falls – 14 Km
Kamaraj Sagar Dam – 10 Km
Mini Garden – 0 Km
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary – 67 Km
Mukurthi Peak and Mukurthi National Park – 40 Km
Ooty Lake and Boat House – 1 Km
Parsons Valley – 18 Km
Pothimund Lake – 20 Km
Rose Garden – 3 Km
Pykara Dam and Boat House – 21 Km
Pykara Water Falls – 23 Km
Upper Bhavani – 60 Km
Valley View – 4 Km
Wenlock Downs – 8 Km
Western Catchment – 40 Km