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Posted by : Debolina Sinha

Queen of Hill stations- Ooty

Friends who like to travel, very often this blog post is just for you. Ooty is a very famous hill station in South India. The place is also known as Udhagamandalam which is the capital of Nilgiri district in Tamil Nadu. Nilgiri mountain ranges are older than the Himalayas.

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Basic information

It was a land of tribe Todas.Later it was taken over by British governor John Sullivan.It is situated at an altitude of 2240 meters above the sea level.Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru named it as Queens of hill stations.The main attractions of Ooty are Coffee & tea plantations on the sloping hills, teak & chinchona trees,Vegetarian land Hairpin bends, and scenic beauty.The second largest city after Ooty is Coonoor in the Nilgiri district.

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The famous places to visit and spending time in this hill station are

  • Ooty Lake
  • Doddabetta Peak
  • Pykara Falls
  • Pykara Lake
  • Ooty Botanical Garden
  • Catherene Falls
  • Droog Fort

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Visiting Places in Coonoor

In Coonoor Lamb’s Rock, Sim’s Park, Dolfin’s Nose are famous viewpoints of side seeing.It was a great experience to go through Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Ooty to Coonoor which takes 1 hr approx.

If you go from Bangalore to Ooty

From Bangalore to Ooty route you will get Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary. You can stay there one night.Then you can start for Ooty. Best time to visit in Ooty is May or June in Summer & September to November in winter.In Coonoor, the favorite past time would be bird watching and spotting.It is the best place for photography.Special items to bring from there are tea, coffee,spices,gourmet cheese handicraft items etc.