Ootacamund, or Ooty as this hill-station is popularly known, is one of India’s most popular vacation spots and is known for its cloud-touching spots and untouched beauty. Located in the Nilgiris (“Blue Mountains”), this place is located 7,347 feet above sea level and was founded by the British in the 19th Century. With rolling hills, natural reserve forests, extensive tea gardens and eucalyptus plantations, Ooty is a great place to visit because of its sheer beauty and charmingly cool weather.
This hill-resort is easily accessible and one can travel to Ooty by air, by train or via road ways by hopping on a bus or driving down in a personal vehicle. The closest airport to Ooty is the Coimbatore Airport and regular flights from Mumbai and Chennai are available. By train, one needs to board the Nilgiri Express from Chennai and then take the The Nilgiri Mountain Railway train to the destination from Mettupalayam. KSRTC buses and well-connected roadways make this hill-resort accessible by public or private vehicles.
Like every hill-resort, Ooty has its own sights and sounds to offer and these make this beautiful place a worth-while visit. Some of the best places to experience in Ooty include the Government Botanical Gardens which were opened back in 1847, boasting 650 species of plants and trees spread over 22 hectares, and the Doddabetta Peak that towers at 2,623 meters. The Annamalai Temple, the Rose Gardens, the Tea Factory and the Pykara Falls are also places one must visit in Ooty.
Besides being a paradise on earth, Ooty is popular for its tea. The extensive tea plantations and the Tea Factory are a great place to unwind and experience the best of this hill-resort. Yet another interesting sight is the Pine Forest, reminiscent of those in northern India. A walk through these forests is advised and visitors are guaranteed to enjoy a lovely climate and a splendid environment.
For accommodation we recommend a stay at Panoramic Group United-21 Paradise to enjoy the pleasing and picturesque places of Ooty in a luxurious way. For more details on the resort check http://www.magicholidays.info/property_details/destination/ooty