About Ooty

Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. Surrounded by trees, central Ooty Lake is a huge artificial expanse of water with pleasure boats. On the slopes of nearby Elk Hill, the Rose Garden is home to over 2,000 varieties of roses. The Government Botanical Garden, created in the 19th century, features ferns, orchids, and a prehistoric, fossilized tree. The town was a popular summer retreat during British colonial rule, and the Stone House, in the east, is a Raj-era bungalow that now forms part of the Government Arts College. Close by is St. Stephen’s Church, known for its stained-glass windows. The single-track Nilgiri Mountain Railway, completed in 1908, travels over bridges and through tunnels to Mettupalayam, in the southeast. In the eastern outskirts of Ooty, towering Doddabetta Peak offers sweeping views of the town and the Nilgiri Hills. To the southwest, Avalanche Lake is framed by thick forests inhabited by birds. Tranquil Emerald Lake is surrounded by tea plantations.

Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills at 2,637 meters. There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a 1,000 mm metre gauge railway in Tamil Nadu, India, built by the British in 1908, and is operated by the Southern Railway. NMR is the only rack railway in India. The railway relies on its fleet of steam locomotives.
Ooty Lake

Ooty lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824. The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake.
Kanchi Kudil

Kanchi Kudil is a heritage museum in a century-old home, featuring traditional Kanchipuram antiques, photos, and art.
Government Rose Garden

The Government Rose Garden is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty town in Tamil Nadu, India at an altitude of 2200 meters.
Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is located near Emerald village in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. It is located in a region called the silent valley, about 25 kilometers from the Ooty town.
St. Stephen's Church

St. Stephen's Church is located on the road to Mysore in Ooty, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris district. 
Mukurthi National Park

Mukurthi National Park is a 78.46 km² protected area located in the western corner of the Nilgiris Plateau west of Ootacamund hill station in the northwest corner of Tamil Nadu state in the Western Ghats mountain range of South India.
Adam's Fountain

Adam's fountain is a public display fountain in Charring cross, Ooty. It was built in 1886 as a memorial to the Governor of Ooty, who was very famous in the region during his tenure.
Government Botanical Garden

Government Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu state, India laid out in 1848.
Best Time To Visit Ooty

Ooty has a beautiful climate all around the year because of its perfect location. The winters in Ooty are colder than the rest of South India. The best time to visit this beautiful hill station is from October to June. Summers in Ooty is not on the extremely hot and humid side like the rest of south India. The temperature in summers, on an average, remains between 20°C and 30°C. Days are a little hot but the heat is bearable. One can go out for sightseeing at Avalanche Lake, Botanical Garden, and Ooty Lake in the evenings. The nights are cooler and pleasant. With the coming of the monsoon, the temperature in Ooty drops down to 20°C. The heavy rainfalls bring along a lot of freshness and give a greener look to the place. During this season, you can visit attractions such as Dodabetta, Glenmorgan, and Pykara Lake. All these attractions offer amazing locations where you can spend some time amid tranquility. The weather remains pleasant, which further adds to the beauty of the place. Winters in Ooty come with cold and dry weather. As the winds are strong, travelers must carry warm clothes with them. The temperature during winters drops down to 5°C at night. The days remain a little sunny, so it is the best time to visit places attractions such as Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Toy Train. In the evening, you can go shopping and along with that, you can enjoy tea and snacks from roadside joints.

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