Ooty: Queen of Hill Stations

29th Oct 2014

Blue Mountains

Photo of Blue Mountains by Nancy Nance

Botanical Garden

Photo of Botanical Garden by Nancy Nance

Botanical Garden during Annual Flower Exhibit

Photo of Botanical Garden during Annual Flower Exhibit by Nancy Nance

Telescope House

Photo of Telescope House by Nancy Nance

Ooty Lake

Photo of Ooty Lake by Nancy Nance

It was discovered by British in 1800s who named the place 'The Queen of Hill Stations' after observing the beauty of the place. Ooty is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills,Tamil Nadu. Nilgiri Hills which is also known as Blue Mountains because of the blue smoke haze caused by the kurunji flowers which bloom every 12 years giving the hills a bluish hue. The hills are covered with eucalyptus, pine trees and tea and coffee plantations.

Those who are interested in boating won't be disappointed as pedal boats and motor boats are available for boating here.
Photo of Ooty Lake, West Mere, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India by Nancy Nance
It is the highest peak of the Niligiri Hills. It is 10km away from Ooty. The place has a telescope which provides a nice view of the blue mountains.
Photo of Doddabetta Peak, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India by Nancy Nance
It is one of the major tourist attraction of Ooty. It has some 650 species of plants and trees. Covering an extensive area of 55 acre, the garden is well-maintained and has a beautiful collection of many flowers. The place looks spectacular during its annual flower exhibition.
Photo of Botanical Garden, Ooty by Nancy Nance
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Sarath Suresh
Good one...but Ooty definitely has got much better tourist spots/destinations...
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Sambhav Poddar
beautiful pictures. i still remember that telescope house at doddabetta. magnificient view
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