Located in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations in India that is frequented by thousands of tourists every year. Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty is called the Queen of hill stations. The picturesque scenic beauty and the beauty of the Nilgiris make it a favored tourist resorts in India. During the colonial period, Ooty was considered as the summer getaway for the Britishers.
The best season to visit Ooty is during April to June and September to November. It is because of the ideal climatic condition that people visit this city every year from all around the world. There are several tea estates, which are sprawled all over the mountains. The forested mountains and grasslands make this hill station all the more beautiful. Tea and tourism festival is held every year that draws in thousand of tourists to this beautiful place. Eucalyptus trees are commonly found in this place.
Ooty has some cottage industries that contribute to the economy of this hill station. Chocolate, pickle and carpentry are largely popular. Tea cultivation is done at the slightly lower altitude of the mountains.
Coming to Ooty, you can not miss out the various tourist attractions. There are several tour operators who arrange for the sightseeing in and around Ooty. Some of the popular tourist hotspots are as follows:
- Ooty Botanical Gardens
- Stone House
- Toda Huts
- Ooty Lake and Boat House
- The Fernhills Palace
- Kandal Cross Shine
- St. Stephens Church
- Doddabetta Peak
- Ketty Valley
It is because of the ample natural beauty and flora and fauna found in this destination, that it has developed a Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. To get to Ooty in Tamil Nadu, you can access the National Highway 67. Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport to this favored tourist destination. Ooty is linked with Chennai by railway systems.