Ooty- Tamil Nadu

Area 2479 sq km
Altitude 2,268 m above sea level
Population 7,64,826
Rainfall (average) 1900-2000 mm
Temperature 25°C in summer to 5°C in winter
STD Code 0423
The queen of the hills in South India, Ooty is a popular hill station that is known for its pleasant climate, tea plantations, fruit orchards and scenic hills of the Nilgiris. An ideal destination to beat the heat, Ooty is perfect place to enjoy nature. Hill Resorts in India takes you down south to one of the most exotic hill stations in India.
Ooty - Location
Ooty is nestled in the verdant hills of the Niligris. The beautiful hill resort is situated at an altitude of 2,268 m and is part of Tamil Nadu.
Ooty - History
Most hill stations in India are founded and developed by the British and Ooty is no exception. It was founded by the British in the 19th century. The British found Ooty similar to England and this is how Lord Lytton, Viceroy of India described Ooty to his wife "…such beautiful English rain, such delicious English mud."
Ooty- Sites to Visit
Tours to Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary Such is the beauty of Ooty that you will fall in love with the scenic locales and mist-engulfed mountains. There are a number of places in and around Ooty that make a wonderful tour. Ootacamund Club that still flaunts the old world charm is well preserved of all the yesteryear British clubs in India. You can tee off at the Wenlock Downs or enjoy Ooty Hunt, one of the many activities offered by the club. Raj Bhavan, built in 1877 by Duke of Buckingham and the Governor of Madras is one of the beautiful buildings in Ooty. The other two monuments to watch are St. Stephen's Church and Kandal Cross.
A walk around the Botanical Garden is definitely a beautiful experience on your tour to Ooty. The Botanical Garden was laid in 1847 and has beautiful lawns, ponds with a variety of flowers and shrubs. Besides, a tour to tea plantation is another exciting activity that a tourist to Ooty can enjoy.
Tours to Ooty Lake
Ooty- Sites Nearby
Ooty's exotic locales have been a favorite haunt of honeymooners. But there are other beautiful places around Ooty that one can include in one's tour itinerary. Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, which is renamed, as Jayalalitha Wildlife Sanctuary National Park is about 67 kilometres from Ooty. The park is home to a number of animals that include wild dogs, gaur (Indian bison), Nilgiri langur, hyena, jackal and sloth bear. But elephants are the prized attraction of the park. Mukurti Peak, about 36 kilometres from Ooty is an ideal place to visit. You can enjoy fishing and boating at the Mukerti Lake. The other places that one can visit include Sanctuary Avalanche, Kalhatti Falls, Tiger Hill and Marlimun Lake.
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