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Ooty: An Incredible Hill Station in India

If summers make you feel devastated then Ooty is the right place to visit during summers. The magnificent destination of Ooty is located in the Nilgiri Hills of the Tamil Nadu state of India.

The economy of the town is based by and large on agriculture and tourism, and is also a prime manufacturer of medicines and photographic films. The small hilly town is very well connected to the all parts of the country by means of railways and roadways.

Botanical Garden, Ooty
Botanical Garden in Ooty is one of the most visited attractions in Ooty: Photo Courtesy Ootyindia.com

Many a Ooty travel guide earns quite a lot better than other natives as there are various beautiful and historic places to visit in Ooty that catch the attention of the domestic and international tourists.

The place is 535 km from Chennai and 80 km from Coimbatore. It is situated on the NH, National highway 67. With a frequent bus service, the town is very convenient to reach from many of the towns of Tamil Nadu. The Railway station in Ooty is Udhagamandalam.

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is also declared as a world heritage site by the UNESCO. Since Ooty does not have an airport of its own, one can opt for the Coimbatore International Airport which is situated at a distance of 96km from Ooty.

Once there, you do not need to worry about where to spend your time at as Ooty brings you the most picturesque locations for sightseeing and picnicking out. The places to visit in Ooty include various mighty mountains, incredible lakes, lush green forests, grasslands and the beautiful and refreshing tea gardens.

The Government Rose Garden is the largest rose garden in India. The garden has over 20,000 varieties of roses that include the astonishing black and green roses as well. Another well known spot among places to visit in Ooty is the Ooty lake, from where one may drink in scenic views of eucalyptus trees and the railway line running along the bank.

A very famous tourist spot in Ooty is the Wax World, which is a 142 year old bungalow that houses look alike wax statues of famous Indian personalities. The Deer Park located at the end of the Ooty lake is a place that should not be missed as it provides a fantastic view of various species of deer and other wild animals.

Since Ooty is a very small district there are a few other places to visit near Ooty to make your trip to Ooty even more memorable. There is Doddabetta Peak located at a distance of 10 km from Ooty. It offers its visitors the beautiful view of the Nilgiri Hills range. One can also revel in the panoramic views through the TTDC telescope provided by the TTDC restaurant.

Another of the most significant of places to visit near Ooty is the Pykara River located at a distance of 19km from the place. The river deemed sacred source by the native Todas. It rises at the Mukurthy peak and passes through the hilly slopes. The river also turns into two beautiful falls known as Pykara falls.

Author Bio:
This guest post is submitted by Chandralekha. Chandralekha is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide helps you to plan your trip to India. This time she has written on Ooty tourism. Hope this information will help you to plan your trip to Ooty.