Ooty, for some, may be the Queen of the Hills, but for many it is just another way of life. At your home towns, you must be involved in your hectic daily routines, but a trip to this charming hill station can show you the true treasures of life. Ooty is a versatile destination as such since it caters to families, friends, backpackers, adventurists as well as honeymooners. Its trekking tracks whet the appetite of an adventure enthusiast while its romantic lakes and hills act like a magnet for love birds. Cheap Ooty holiday packages chalked out by travel operators may help you celebrate New Year in this corner of India. It can be an exhilarating way of saying hello to 2014 and goodbye to 2013.
To those who need a formal introduction about Ooty, keep this in mind that the place has got a huge entourage of tourist spots. One of its prime attractions is the Botanical Garden which is languidly spread over 55 acres and has treasures like the 20-million old fossil tree trunk. Botanical Garden is huge and has so many jaw-dropping attractions that you can easily spend your entire one day simply strolling over this garden.
If Botanical Garden unleashes your desires for greenery, which it is bound to do, also hop over to the Rose Garden, which is another decently popular tourist spot.
Just a small distance away from the main town is the Dodabetta Peak. At over 2600 m, it is Nilgiri’s summit and is always under limelight for the OMG view it provides. If you claim to be some sort of a photographer, do make sure to swivel your camera at this point.
The Ooty Lake is another highlight of most Ooty packages. Spread over 2 km, this artificial lake is noted as a picnic spot and offers boating to sightseers and lovers. Wenlock Downs, Pykara Falls and Pykara River are some of the other must-visit attractions of Ooty.
How to reach Ooty: You can reach Ooty through flight by getting off at the Coimbatore airport (the nearest airport) and then catching a cab or hiring a car. You may also travel by train and get off at Mettupalayam, the nearest rail station which is around 47 km from Ooty.