Ooty is undoubtedly an incredible picturesque hill town of India. There are many popular tourist spots in Ooty that offers a complete unique experience to all its tourists. Situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters, this hill town was once served as a weekend gateway for the Britishers during the colonial days. This legendary hill station is known for its widespread tea gardens, sprawling grasslands, lofty mountains and dense forests. Apart from natural splendors, Ooty sightseeing is full of tourist attractions that can make your holiday memorable. Here is the list of the top five attractions in Ooty :-
Ooty Lake :-
This ‘L’ shaped artificial lake is a hit among tourists especially with honeymooners. Built in 1825 by John Sullivan, this lake is ideal for picnics, boating and fishing. Here tourists can enjoy the scenic and serene ambiance of this lake by the means of rowing boats, motor boats and pedal boats. Tourists can also even spot a deer park while boating and possibly can even get a glimpse of a roaming deer.
Doddabetta Peak :-
The highest peak offering a splendid view of Nilgiri hill ranges is Doddabetta Peak. This peak is considered as the best vantage point around Ooty that stands at an altitude of 2,623 meters. Doddabetta peak is an ideal paradise for the photographers who can click some wonderful pictures of the valley below. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation even runs a telescope house from where tourists can view the peak in a better way. Trekking is yet another interesting activity for the adventure seekers who can appreciate the beauty of this peak. Tours to Ooty is incomplete without visiting this peak which is merely 10kms ahead from Ooty.
Rose Garden :-
This sprawling rose garden is situated in the heart of Ooty town and is famous for its innumerable variety of roses. There are almost 3600 varieties of roses that include Ramblers, Hybrid Tea Roses, miniature rose and Floribunda to name a few. These different varieties are gathered from different sources. The Nila Maadam is a popular spot in the garden itself from where one can easily view the complete rose garden. This garden has even been awarded as the ‘garden of excellence’ which is a prestigious award that till now has only been given to 15 rose gardens across the world.
Botanical Garden :-
The presence of 650 species of trees and plants offer a gorgeous site of this beautiful botanical garden. This park is spread over an area of 22 hectares is known for its 20 million year old fossil tree along with a variety of plants, flowers and flowering bushes. This park is not just another beautiful park; the park is also a hub for many cultural activities that are held here. Botanical garden has even witnessed shooting of some of the most popular song sequences.
Ketti Valley View :-
Ketti Valley View in Ooty is an important tourist attraction of Ooty which is situated on the Coonoor road. This second largest valley in the world is surrounded by many villages which form the parts of Mysore and Coimbatore. Ketti, also referred to as Switzerland of Southern India, is a home for many tribes and Badgas and also symbolize a life that revolves around cultivation and livestock of potatoes and vegetables.
These are some of the most sought after tourist places in Ooty that are visited by a large number of tourists everywhere.