6 Must-See Attractions of Ooty

 Richa Sahni
  Jul 31, 2018

Udagamandalam, also known as Ooty, is a town located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The capital of the Nilgiris district, Ooty is a popular tourist destination and hill station situated on the lap of the famous Nilgiri Hills. Apart from tourism, Ooty is known as a manufacturing town focusing primarily on pharmaceuticals as well as photographic film. Ooty can be quite cold during winters but, in my opinion, its weather is perfect during the summer months, making it an extremely popular summer destination amongst travelers around the world.

6 Must-See Attractions of Ooty

Tourism is one of the major sources of revenue of Ooty and the town is bursting to the seams with must-see attractions and interesting experiences. With its gorgeous gardens, parks, lakes, dams, and forests, Ooty is also a popular destination for the production and filming of movies and shows. You can always book good Ooty holiday packages to be able to enjoy a comfortable and interesting trip without having to spend an exorbitant amount of money.

Places to You Must Visit in Ooty

Some of the must-see destinations of this picturesque hill town have been listed below for your convenience.

Doddabetta Peak: For those who like being immersed in the bounties of nature and are fond of nature photography, Doddabetta Peak is the ultimate must-see destination of Ooty. The mountain offers a wide range of exotic flora and fauna for tourists to explore and the peak is climbed by many people from around the country and the world on a regular basis.

Botanical Garden: The Government Botanical Garden is another major tourist attraction that is located on the lower slopes of the Doddabetta. Exotic and rare species of plants, flowers and trees are everywhere and they make this garden a haven for nature lovers. The Garden was first established by the colonial rulers of Ooty in the year 1848.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway: You can also choose to traverse the mountainous route of the Nilgiris on a beautiful vintage train by booking a ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. If you need to reach Mettupalayam from Ooty or vice versa, then there cannot be a better route to take than this. The surrounding greenery and enchanting sights will definitely make the five-hour ride worth every minute of your time.

Kamaraj Sagar Dam: By visiting this dam, you will be able to go fishing with the locals. You can, if you wish, also partake in various educational programs and other opportunities organized for tourists in this area. The dam also provides an ideal location for a relaxed and salubrious picnic with your family.

St. Stephen’s Church: This is a breathtakingly beautiful Anglican cathedral that was established in the year 1829, making it one of the oldest churches in Ooty. This monument is famous for its stunning woodwork and glass paintings that depict scenes from the Bible. The wooden beams and stained glass windows make it one of the many remaining marvels of the British Raj in Ooty.

Echo Rock: This is a popular tourist attraction located within a reserve forest, not more than eight kilometers from the Coonoor Bus Stand. This rock offers amazing views and a sheer precipice of many hundreds of meters. From here, you can see all the way to the Coimbatore plains. A vast and beautiful forest reserve lies to the south of this rock.

These are just some of the many must-see attractions of Ooty. In my opinion, if you truly want to explore this beautiful hill station, then you should book an Ooty tour package being offered by a reputed and trusted travel agency operating in your vicinity. This article attempts to give readers a brief overview of the beautiful Tamil hill town of Ooty. It also talks about the various must-see attractions that Ooty has to offer travelers and tourists from around the nation and the world. It highlights some of the most popular destinations in and near Ooty.

6 Must-See Attractions of Ooty

Richa Sahni

An avid travel blogger, who has been blogging for about five years. Passionate about discovering hidden attractions across the Globe and writing about them and I believe in writing informative content to educate people about what and when to see when they plan their holiday.

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