I visited Ooty in 2015. This was a 1st trip with my in-laws and family. After my engagement, I visited to this luscious and beautiful place. It’s of my memorable and lovely trip which I could never forget.
I booked cab from Mysore and it took around 6 to 8 hours to reach Ooty. Other modes of transport you can take are bus, train and nearby airport is Coimbatore Airport. But I loved to travel by road as spotted many wild animals in Bandipur Wild Life Sanctuary.
Ooty is flocked with visitors and travelers from all around the world in the summer season because of the romantic and soothing weather and the beautiful dusky and green landscape all around the place to chill your nerves and senses.
We accommodate at Karnataka Tourism guest house – The Mayura Sudarshan at Fern Hills (Ooty). If you are planning to visit Ooty then you must visit this guest house. Service is not so good but the location of this guest house is awesome. You will get many scenic beauties from here. As we visited in October we were lucky to spot many beautiful and melodious birds.
The most preferred location for tourist in Ooty are:
NILGIRI mountain railway
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway built by the British in 1908 is a World Heritage Site. It’s a 46-kilometre beautiful toy train journey that starts from Mettupalayam and goes through tunnels, curves, bridges and beautiful scenery to reach Ooty in five hours.
Ooty Lake is a popular destination for picnicking, paddle boating and enjoying Ooty leisurely. Built in 1825, it is a 2.5-kilometre long lake meandering through the scenic beauty of the Nilgiris hills.
Ooty Botanical Garden, spread over a huge area of 22 hectares and with more than 650 species of flowers and trees, is a horticulturist’s delight. The highlight of the garden is a fossil tree that is believed to be 20 million years old. Another attraction here is the Toda tri.
A must-visit for history buffs, Stone House is the first bungalow of Ooty built by John Sullivan in 1822. Today, it is the Government Arts College of Ooty and displays amazing architecture and some great relics.
Pykara Waterfall situated 20 kilometres from Ooty, is a great picnic spot with a lake, pine trees and of course, the waterfall. Pykara is sure to inspire the photographer in you. Adventure lovers will enjoy speedboat rides available at the lake, while honeymooners may like to take long walks amidst pine trees.
Doddabetta Peak at an altitude of 8,606 feet is the highest point of South India. Located 10 kilometres from Ooty, this peak is a huge crowd puller. The view of Nilgiris from here is breathtaking. Look through the telescope atop the mountain for more spectacular panoramic vistas.
A must-visit for all tea lovers, Tea Museum, located adjacent to the Dodabetta Tea Factory in Ooty is a sprawling 1-acre area surrounded by tea plantations amidst the magnificent Nilgiri Mountains.
From these were tourist spots in Ooty which you must visit once in your lifetime. Ooty is also famous for heritage toy train and homemade chocolates.
Once you visit Ooty you will surely love to visit again and again! I hope my next trip to Ooty will be soon.