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Otty Maharashtra
State : Tamil Nadu
Ooty or Ootacamund the hill resort ofTamil Nadu, is located in Nilgiri Mountain ranges. Set at an altitude of7,216 feet above sea level, Ooty covers an area of 30.67 Sq Km. The Hillresort of Ooty, lies amidst of four high hills namely Doddabetta, Snowdon,Elk hill and Club Hill. One of the most popular hill resorts of SouthernIndia, Ooty is situated near the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka andKerala. The moods of the hill resort change with different season, but thevaried moods are equally hospitable to the visitor. That's why, Ooty is theonly hill station in the country which attracts a large number of visitorsin all seasons. Ooty is also famous as the 'All-seasons-hill resort' and the'Queen of hill stations.' Nestled amidst the hills, at a point where theEastern Ghats meets the Western Ghats, Ooty spreads along a beautifulplateau. The mighty hills, the green valleys and the natural beauty of Ooty,offer the visitors a close affair wOoty ith nature. Originally Ooty was known asUdhagamandalam, but it was changed to 'Ooty'after the arrival of British.John Sullivan, a British Collector discovered the hill station and promotedit as a summer resort. Several cottages and clubs were built to house andprovide recreational facilities to the British officials. The Britishdeveloped tea gardens in the hill station. Today these tea estates are notonly producing tea, but also adding beauty to the hill resort. The mainindustry of Ooty is oil extraction from the Eucalyptus trees and also fromLemon grass, Geranium, Clove and Camphor. The hill station organizes severalfestivals, like the Tea and Tourism festival, Makar Pongal and Flower Show.The Tea and Tourism Festival, held in the month of January, in which one canlearn more and more about the favorite drink, tea. Makar Pongal iscelebrated in the month of January, while the Flower Show is held in May atthe Botanical Gardens.


Place to See
Botanical Gardens
Located at a distance of 2Kms from the town centre, the Government Botanical Gardens were founded in1847. The beautiful gardens spreads over an area of 22 hectares. The gardenshave more than 650 plants species, that includes a fossil of a tree,approximately 20 million years old. The garden is perfect place for natureloving persons, who want to walk among greenery along with watching rareferns and shrubs closely.

Ooty Lake
The 2.5 Km long lake was built in1825. One can go for boating on the lake or one can enjoy fishing by takingfishing permission.

Dodabetta Peak
Located 10 Kms from Ooty, thisis the highest point in the district. Standing at a height of 2,623 mBotanical Gardenseters,the peak is the best view point offers picturesque view of the surroundingvalley. One can even see the plains of Coimbatore and the flat highlands ofMysore.

Lamb's Rock
The vantage point is just 9 Kmsfrom Coonoor. The point is perfect for taking pictures and also a wonderfulpicnic spot. It is known for the spectacular views of the plains ofCoimbatore and the tea states in the nearby areas.

Kodanadu's View Point
The view point lies 16 Kms from Kotagiri, is situated on the eastern edge ofthe Nilgiri Mountain range. The view point offers a splendor view of theMoyar river and the tea estates. The clock-tower stands here, that offers abreathtaking view of the Rangasamy peak.

Excursions
Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
The Wildlife Sanctuary issituated at a distance of 67 Kms from Ooty. The Wildlife Sanctuary has therichness of various flora and fauna and it provides shelter to severalendangered species. It houses tigers, leopards, elephants, giant squirrels,sambhar, chital, barking deer and flying squirrels. One can also see manykinds of birds that include colorful parakeets, black woodpecker, malabartrogon and crested hawk eagle.

Coonoor
The famous hill station is just 17 Kmsfrom Ooty. The hill station stands at an altitude of 1839 meters, isrenowned for its beautiful picnic spots and picturesque surroundings.


How to Reach
Air: Coimbatore (89 Kms) is the nearest Airportfrom Ooty, the flights of Indian Airlines connects Coimbatore with Chennai(535 Kms), Bombay (1320 Kms) , Calicut (78 Kms), and Madurai (325 Kms).

Rail: The Narrow Guage train services connectOoty with Mettupalayam, which is connected via Chennai and Coimbatore tomajor cities in India.

By Road: The roads connect Ooty to Chennai (535Kms), Bombay (1320 Kms), Coimbatore (89 Kms), Coonoor (19 Kms),Bangalore(290 Kms), Calicut (178 Kms), Kotagiri (29 Kms), Madumalai (64Kms), Mysore (160 Kms), Tiruchirapally (302 Kms) and Trivandrum (498 Kms).


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