The cool serene landscape of Ooty is movie-like. The winding, country roads, and colonial architecture breathe a sigh of fresh air into the weary traveler. It is a great escape for those wanting respite from the scorching Indian sun of Summer. This amazing hill-station of Tamilnadu is a fantastic honeymoon destination. Tucked away in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is well connected with the Nilgiri Mountain-Railway.
How to go to Ooty?
We visited Ooty from Bangalore. That was our Honeymoon trip. We came to Bangalore by train and went Ooty by KSRTC Bus. The journey was awesome. The bus went through a forest ( Mudumalai, I think) and we saw deer, peacock, Jackle in that forest. Even the bus stopped on the road to allow us o see the hard of deer.
You can also come by train. The train journey is also mind-blowing.
Nearest Railway Station: Mettupalyam, 40 Kilometers from Ooty.
Nearest Airport: Bangalore, 295 Km from Ooty.
What to See in Ooty?
As I visited Ooty during my honeymoon, I was more interested to explore my husband than to travel in Ooty. Lol. We booked a sightseeing tour from the hotel. The Hotel owner arranged a small bus for the tourists in the Hotel. I felt little beat frustrated to see the bus and the tourists who were boarding in the bus. I thought, they will provide us a single cab! Alas! Finally, we started our Ooty sightseeing.
it’s a popular tourist spot and scenic lake surrounded by lush green forest and hills. The place is well decorated and maintained. The boating experience of this lake was awesome. We spend a lot of time by roaming around the park just beside the lake.
It is another beautiful place in Ooty. I never see such big and beautiful Botanical garden. The Garden enriched with unique types of flowers, orchids, and tree. The top view of the garden in the backdrop of Nilgiri hill was amazing.
[The picture quality is not so good as I downloaded the pictures from my old Facebook album]
Doddabetta is the highest peak in the Nilgiris and is a wonderful trekking spot if you are an avid trekker. From this highest peak, we got a bird’s eye view of the entire area and surrounding Nilgiri hill. It was a really a visual treat. It was green, green and more green. In the middle of all the green, we found the beautiful city of Ooty miniaturized by the grandeur of nature.
These are the main attraction of Ooty. Beside those, we visited tea garden and bought the famous Nilgiri tea, Spices (Garam Masala). We also visited some more places, which I didn’t remember properly. You can google for that. Actually, you need to stay there for 2 days at least, if you want to see the whole town.
P.S: I know that Ooty is not an offbeat destination in India. But, I couldn’t resist me from writing about it as it is associated with the many sweet memories of our honeymoon that made me nostalgic.
My theme for this Challenge is The OFFBEAT DESTINATIONS OF INDIA.
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