Ooty, the capital of Nilgiris district and the Queen of hill stations nestled in the beautiful Nilgiris Mountains is the land of picturesque picnic spots. It was a popular summer gateway of Britishers during the colonial days due to its high altitude (2240 meters above sea level). Vacationers enjoy the toy train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which winds through many hairpin curves while chugging besides the deep lush green vegetation, tea gardens and gurgling streams.
While traveling from Kallar to Coonoor the travelers can notice a marvelous change in the vegetation. The travelers are greeted by the dense forest, sprawling grasslands, lofty mountains and numerous tea gardens on most of the routes. Another highlight of the Ooty tour is the annual Tea and Tourism Festival which attracts tourist from around the world in great numbers. Ooty is famous for its chocolates and the King’s Star are the first chocolate makers and have four outlets in Ooty. It is the perfect travel destination for those fascinated by the walks and hikes, tea plantation and Gardens and shop for souvenirs at the popular local markets.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport from Ooty is the Coimbatore airport that is around 98 Kms away. This airport is connected to Chennai, Cochin, Mumbai and Bangalore by frequent flights. There are also frequent flights from Singapore, Sharjah and Colombo to Coimbatore airport. Getting down at the Coimbatore airport, you may board a bus or hire a cab to reach or can even enjoy toy train service from Mettupalayam to reach Ooty.
Ooty is well connected by the railway network. Ooty has a railway station of its own. The Udhagamandalam railway station can be easily reached by the Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Mettupalayam. The scenic beauty of the toy train attracts many tourists. So if you not time pushed then opt for toy trains, an important aspect of the whole Ooty vacation.
Another amazing way of getting to Ooty is by opting for highway. Situated on the National Highway NH 67 it is connected by roads traversing through the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The roads are well managed but do bring adequate eatables and water as there are long stretches of highways where you won’t too many restaurants.
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