Ootacamund or Ooty, located in the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu is well connected by good roads to Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka via five Nilgiri Ghat Roads and another road from Mettupalayamin Coimbatore District via Kotagiri. Its nearest Airport is at Coimbatore International Airport. The city of Coimbatore is located at 105 kms. from Ooty. But if you would like to know Ooty and its getaway attractions then the places that are ready to greet you are:-
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Government Rose Garden
Stone House inside Government Arts College
Toda Huts – before this region came under East India Company at the end of 18th Century, Ooty was occupied by Todas. Some Todas still inhabit in the region and their huts bear testimony to their rich artistic heritage
St. Stephens Church – early Gothic revival, its stained glass and architecture reveals its early Gothic revival history.
Wax-World – museum located in an old bungalow
Ooty Golf Links And now some of the nearby attractions:-
Dodabetta Peak – highest in the Nilgiris – 2623 metres above Sea Level – this is only 10 kms from Ooty
Tribal Museum – 10 kms – in Muthorai Palada
Ketti Valley – regarded as the “Switzerland of South India”. This place has the only engineering college in the region·
Pykara Falls, Lake and Boat-house
Kamraj Sagar Lake
Mudumalai National Park
Mukurthi National Park
Needle Hill Viewpoint
Parsons Valley Reservoir
Upper Bhavani Lake
And of course Tea Plantations and Pine Forests But see, Ooty is much more than just a CHOCOLATE connoisseur’s delight or a wanderlust traveller’s cup of TEA.
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“Switzerland of South India”.
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