Ooty- Queen of Nilgiris

Ooty- Queen of Nilgiris

Ooty, a small hill station situated in the state of “Tamil Nadu” is surrounded by the beautiful Nilgiri Mountain Range renowned as Udhagamandalam, the city Ooty is also known as Queen of hill stations. Lies in the state of Tamilnadu in Nilgiri district, the Blue Mountains. A land of scenic landscapes & lakes, a popular summer and weekend getaway. It positioned at a height of 7,440 feet above sea level

Prominently alluded to as Ooty, this jewel among southern slope resorts canvassed in eucalyptus and pine trees and espresso and tea manors. On a sunny morning, it’s conceivable to see similarly as the Mysore level from Dodabetta Peak, the area’s most unmistakable perspective. The Stone House, a milestone 1822 home, and St. Stephen’s Church remainders of the territory’s first British settlement. Likewise imperative: formal professional flowerbeds, a kids’ smaller than the normal garden and a contemporary craftsmanship gathering.

Initially, Ooty a tribal land where tribe named Todas resides along with other tribes. The Nilgiri region came into control of East India Company as part of the abandoned lands. The assistant to the collector of Coimbatore named wish and Kindersley stayed at Ooty for analyzing the place and submitted the report to the collector John Sullivan. He later started the construction of his bungalow at Dimbhatti the first European residence on the mountains. Ooty the summer capital of Madras Presidency and other kingdoms were much liked and visited by British. Its spectacular exquisiteness and wonderful green valleys enthused the British to name it Queen of Hill Stations. Sullivan further established the city and helped in the establishing cinchona, tea, and teak trees.


The Blue Mountains covered with magical beauty, the simple thought of heading out to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an appeal like no other. Ooty, otherwise called Udagamandalam,  a slope station in Tamil Nadu which fills in as an exceptionally beautiful place to unwind and loosen up. Ooty settled in the midst of the Nilgiri slopes appreciates an ideal atmosphere throughout the entire year.

Ooty has simplicity, rich in the culture so any person who visits the place can feel calmness and peace. The voyage to Ooty itself spotted with wonderful sights of the stunning Nilgiri slopes, tea gardens, and tranquil cascades. The cool, quiet scene of Ooty can mesmerize anyone.

There’s no better way to explore the city and travel on the Toy Train. The entire city tinged with lovely tones of green, with desert gardens of shimmering blue cascades springing up all over. The Nilgiri Mountain Railways has the steepest track in all of Asia, and extraordinary compared to other train rides you will ever have the possibility of encountering. Keep in mind the hit tune ‘Chaiyya’ where Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora were seen coordinating strides over a train? Keep in mind the stunning districts as the train chugged its way crosswise over lavish greenery? Indeed,  the Nilgiri Mountain Railways and the Nilgiri Mountains from the start.

A visit to the renowned Doddabetta Peak a must.  Standing tall at 8,606 feet as the most elevation of South India, the Dodabetta Peak trail flanked by transcending Eucalyptus trees, offering you continuous perspectives of the lush valley.


Aside from charming climate, Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Wenlock Downs, Pine Forest, and Emerald Lake the prevalent Ooty touring places. The toy train, known as Nilgiri Mountain Railway that keeps running from Mettupalayam to Ooty a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an absolute necessity be experienced. The train mends its way through numerous hair-raising bends and dreadful passages and chugs along adjacent to profound gorges loaded with verdant vegetation, murmuring streams and tea gardens.

The foundation of various tea domains made Ooty renowned. Elevated mountains, thick woodland, and miles of tea gardens.  The yearly Tea and Tourism Festival (Jan) and Summer Festival (May) pull in groups in enormous numbers.

Ooty associated with transport with significant urban areas like Chennai, Bangalore, Mysore, and Coimbatore. From Coimbatore, Ooty transports begin from Coimbatore North Bus Station (otherwise called New Bus Station or Mettupalayam Road Bus Station

Places to Explore

Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens of Ooty the top Ooty tourist place that attracts a large number of tourists every year. The garden established in 1847 and covers the huge area of around 50 acres over the Dodabetta peak. However, the main attraction of this garden the fossil of a tree that said to be over 20 million old. Lying on the lower slants of the Doddabetta top, the Government Botanical Garden is an awe-inspiring greenhouse in Udhagamandalam, close Coimbatore in the territory of Tamil Nadu. The garden is separated into a few segments that divided wonderfully to exhibit a charming sight. Another feature of the Botanical Garden is the Toda slope, known as the Toda mund, which gives the guests a knowledge into the lives and culture of Todas (a clan of the Nilgiri).

The Ooty Botanical Garden built in the year 1848. The garden appreciates a pleasant and mild atmosphere perfect for various plants and bushes to grow. The Botanical garden in Ooty home to numerous diverse kinds of trees, boss among them being the cork tree, the just a single of its species in India. The paperbark tree, the monkey bewilder tree and an old fossilized tree assessed to be 20 million years of age round out the other uncommon species. The monkey puzzle tree has been named so in light of the fact that monkeys unable to climb it. Various outlandish and indigenous vegetation of plants, bushes, greeneries, trees, and bonsai plants found here too.

Doddabetta Peak

Being the highest point in Ooty, this place a must visit place for all as it provides a great picturesque of the valley below. Also, the best place to get a clear and complete view of the city. Hence, this place also quite popular among photographers as they get some fantastic clicks here.

Doddabetta Peak the most noteworthy place in Ooty.  Viewed as of the most astounding tops in South India, which lies at the intersection of the Eastern and Western Ghats. The lovely valley, fields of Coimbatore and the level good countries of Mysore obvious starting here. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation deals with a Telescope House in the Doddabetta Peak which empowers the guests to show signs of improvement see. This TTDC Telescope House gives a total perspective of the encompassing scene. There is likewise a TTDC eatery, which takes into account the essence of the guests. Visitors can likewise enjoy trekking at the Doddabetta Peak, which is additionally the most astounding pinnacle of the Nilgiri.

Doddabetta Peak the most noteworthy vantage point in Ooty, situated at around 2,623 m.  The delightful valley, fields of Coimbatore and the level good countries of Mysore obvious starting here.


Doddabetta Telescope House Ooty

Ooty Lake

Lakes always surreal and one of the most pleasant places to visit. This hill station also blessed with this beautiful Ooty Lake. and as a man-made lake and carved in the shape of the letter; L. Tourist can enjoy boating and can also go fishing. But you need to take permission for fishing.

Ooty Lake lies at a separation of around 2 km from Ooty city in the region Nilgiris. The excellent lake spread over a zone of 65 sections of land, and its establishment set somewhere around John Sullivan the gatherer of Coimbatore in 1824. The Lake encompassed by Eucalyptus trees and greenery all around. One can likewise recognize various streams turning out through the slopes. An ideal place to catch for individuals who truly intrigued by photography. The lake loaded up with delightful water feathered creatures with the colorful Nilgiri mountain goes out of sight.

A toy train too for children to jump on and take a fast voyage through the lake. Watercraft races, and in addition different occasions, are likewise sorted out here for two days in May. The romantic tune ‘Dil Deewana’ from Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989) too shot here alongside a couple of scenes of Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (2009).


Ooty Lake

Rose Garden

Rose garden in Ooty a beautiful garden filled with large varieties of roses in a different color. Therefore one can also buy seeds of any rose plant you like from here.

Ooty Rose Garden a hypnotizing garden in the core of the town of Ooty, in the South-Indian province of Tamil Nadu. It is otherwise called the Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, the Nootrandu Roja Poonga and the Centenary Rose Park. Nature darlings are attracted to the Rose Garden like honey bees to nectar. The perspective of the lavish green garden with regions committed to captivatingly fragrant roses a sight to recall. The blossoms include something other than shading and draw in guests from all age gatherings, particularly the individuals who are occupied with the investigation of Botany. You will undoubtedly feel like you have entered an alternate world as you walk restful over the flawlessly arranged garden.

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The delightful Ooty Rose Garden is situated on the Hill inclines in Ooty and set up in 1995 to celebrate the Centenary Flower Show. The garden is otherwise called one of the well-known flowerbeds kept up by the Horticulture Department of Tamil Nadu. It involves a huge region of more than four hectares on the slope inclines. In the event that meeting amid the season, one may get the bloom to appear at the Ooty Rose Garden. The bloom indicate is the time the nation has the most astounding generation of beautiful and fragrant roses. Guests can buy saplings or purchase bundles for their friends and family. Mukurthi National Park is an excellent place, situated in the Nilgiris region of the territory of Tamil Nadu. The recreation center is recently known as Nilgiri Tahr National Park.

Mukurthi National Park

Mukurthi national park is a must visit for all wildlife lovers. Rich in flora an fauna, you can enjoy the sights of Sambhar, jungle cat, jackals, barking deer, and many other animals.

Pronounced as a National Park in the year 1990. Add up to the region of the recreation center is about 78.46 Km2. The recreation center is portrayed by montane prairies and shrublands sprinkled with sholas in a high elevation region of high precipitation, close frosty temperatures, and high breezes.

Mukurthi National Park
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The recreation center is a piece of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India’s first International Biosphere Reserve. As a component of the Western Ghats, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1 July 2012. The Park is sandwiched between the Mudumalai National Park and the Silent Valley National stop.

Avalanche Lake

Lake is considered one of the star attractions that Ooty houses. The lake is set in the midst of a spellbinding scene which is loaded up with exquisite blooms. The cascades that tumble down the close-by mountains further add to the magnificence of the place. The rich greenery of the encompassing region makes for some incredible and paramount occasions here and is the ideal place for the individuals who wish to have a ball in the lap of nature, in the midst of harmony and common magnificence.

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The Avalanche Lake gets its name from the avalanche that happened in the year 1823 in the territory, because of which the lake normally framed. This name is, in any case, a misnomer as is obvious in the way that the lake made because of an avalanche, and not a torrential slide. Aside from getting a charge out of the pleasant perspectives and the peacefulness in the region, the place additionally has abundant open doors for no particular reason and satisfaction for experience monstrosities.

Stone house

Stone House the principal cabin worked in Ooty by John Sullivan when he got one acre of land bought for INR 1. Initially,  called Kal Bangla by inborn individuals, kalê meaning stoneê. At present, it is the home of the Principal of Government Arts College, Ooty.

Ooty Stone House is a standout amongst the most imperative noteworthy landmarks of Ooty. Informally from the Ooty Stone House that the modernization of Ooty started. This is the principal house to be built in Ooty. History of “present day” Ooty starts when the Collector of Coimbatore, John Sullivan, charged Keys and Mc Mahon, to overview and investigate the place. Neither of them prepared for the visual treat lying before their eyes and not long after that Sullivan himself attempted an undertaking to additionally investigate the Ghats in the Ooty side.

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To expand the openness of Ooty to the outside world, the British embraced a few introductory advancement exercises like lying off the streets and clearing woodlands et cetera. In a way, everything began with the working of the Stone House.


To shop in Ooty, you can go to a shopping center that has many shops that sell beautiful souvenirs and local handicrafts. For woolen shopping, you can shop at the Tibetan Market that offers woolen clothes at affordable prices.

There are many wonderful restaurants to enjoy the local food of Ooty as well as mouth-watering Indian cuisine. 


Speaking about the climate of Ooty is Subtropical highland. The temperature during summers generally does not rise above 20 degree Celsius. In other seasons the weather generally varies from 15-20 degree Celsius.

Best Time to visit

If you are planning to visit Ooty, then March to June is the perfect month to plan your trip as the weather during these months are quite pleasant.

How to Reach

By Air

You can take a flight from Peelamedu Airport (CJB), which is 53 Km away from Ooty. It is the nearest airport to Ooty.

By Rail

The nearest railway station of Ooty is Mettupalayam, which 40 kilometers away from Ooty.

By Road

Ooty is well connected by roads with all the major cities of the country. 

Map Of Ooty


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