Ooty Trip:#AtoZchallenge

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.

Ooty lake:

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.

Ooty lake.
The park adjacent to the Ooty lake

Botanical Garden:

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.

At Botanical garden.

[The picture quality is not so good as I downloaded the pictures from my old Facebook album]

Dodabeta Peak:

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.

View from the Dodabeta peak. Image

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.


This post is written in response to the Letter N for the #AtoZchallenge of 2018 organized by Blogging from A to Z Challenge(2018) and #BlogchatterA2Z challenge organized by The Blogchatter

My theme for this Challenge is The OFFBEAT DESTINATIONS OF INDIA.

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A very sweet description of Ooty and we could feel the nostalgia in your words expressing themselves 🙂 Great that you enjoyed writing this post as much as we did reading it ! Though overcrowded at times, Ooty is very beautiful and if you stay away from the main town, i.e., on the slopes, you will enjoy the serenity of nature much more. Nice post and lovely pictures Sayanti !


These photos transported me to Ooty straight away.


The view from the peak is nice. I had visited this place long back but I have heard the beauty is taking a hit by commercialization these days. This is worth the share since I can see why Ooty is so special for you 🙂