It is the queen of hill stations also known as Udhagamandalam. It is located on the Nilgiri mountain ranges of Tamil Nadu. It is said the Nature has given all its beauty to this place, so it is a must to see destination.
Nilgiri was earlier ruled by the Ganga kings followed by the Hoysala kings, particularly Vishnuvardhana who captured Wynad and Nilgiri in 11th Century. Tipu Sultan was the first emperor who extended his border by constructing a hideout cave like structure in Nilgiri.
In 1799, it comes under the possession of East India Company when Tipu Sultan signed a treaty with them. Getting impressed by the exotic beauty and greenery of the place, Britishers name this place as Queen of Hill Stations.
Honeymoon destination, a great hill station, a place of natural beauty
People suffering from the scorching heat of summer visit this place to enjoy the natural and scenic beauty. The greenery of this place is also admirable. This city offers great opportunities for adventure sports like horse racing, boating, fishing, hang gliding and trekking.
Nature’s beauty is abundant here. Honeymoon couples will really enjoy visiting tea estates here. Apart from these they can enjoy the beauty of the hillside which has eucalyptus, conifers and pine trees all around providing eyes a very soothing experience.
Ooty’s fair and festivals are also a source of attraction for the tourists. Lot of tourists visits Ooty at the time when their festival comes. The significance of these festivals is both social as well as religious. The fair and festivals of Ooty depicts the cultural significance of this place and are designed to enjoy the natural wealth of the area i.e., flowers, fruits and tea.
Today Ooty is emerging as the hotspot for tourist destinations. The greenery, the peace, the weather over there is major sources of attraction among the tourists.
Apart from this, a Hindustan photo film, the film manufacturers is one of a major industry in Ooty which aids in the economic development of the state. Even the state government is also taking measure to improve the economic status of the state apart from tourism.
As far as education system is concerned, it is one of the best in India. Introduction of Boarding schools have started from here since the days of Britishers.
Ministry of Tourism is also taking strict measures to preserve the nature and implement strategies to attract more and more tourist to the state.
Climate and best time to visit
The climate of Ooty is pleasant throughout the year. Summers temperature rarely goes beyond 25 degrees and winters temperature is as low as 5 degrees. So you can plan your trip anytime to this wonderful place. Though, the best time to visit this place is between February to May and September to November.
- Ooty lake
- The Government Museum
- Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
- Raj Bhavan
- Ooty Botanical Garden
- Rose Garden
- Nilgiri Mountain Railway
- Pykara lake
- Emarald Lake
- Doddabetta peak
- Shooting point
- Kalhatti water falls