Udagamandalam, or Ooty as it is commonly known, is one of South India’s most popular hill stations. Rightly known as the Queen of the Nilgiris, Ooty is located in the Western Ghats at a height of approximately 7,500 ft. It offers verdant valleys, breath-taking lakes, majestic hills, and tea and coffee plantations. And if that isn’t enough, it has no dearth of exotic flora and fauna. Even the roads here are lined with countless eucalyptus trees, making them picturesque. Ooty is a great spot for adventure trips with family. Here are some adventurous activities you can include on your family holiday:
Ooty is one of the world’s 14 biodiversity hotspots, thereby lending itself to wonderful trekking sites. Treat yourself to different land routes such as Mudumalai National Park, Doddabetta Peak and Pykara falls, that are also beautiful tourist spots in their own right.
The stunning clear lakes in and around Ooty are made for fishing. Pykara Lake is a great spot to catch some fresh goad trout and carp. Do get yourself a fishing license from the Fisheries Department (near Ooty bus stand) first.
Exploring the Nilgiri Hills on horseback is an enjoyable way to sightsee. Most horse-riding enthusiasts go to the North Lake and ride on the hillsides and lush grasslands.
Travellers with a thirst for thrill must definitely try hang gliding. An Ooty vacation is the best time to tick this off your bucket list, since Kalahatty (20 km from Ooty) offers splendid hang gliding opportunities. However, this activity is only open from March to May every year.
Ooty has a dedicated mountain bike park, a boon for adventure enthusiasts. The bumpy trails of the park are perfect for biking, with a modest fee of INR 10 for each lap.
Planning an Ooty holiday is a hassle-free experience with Club Mahindra Ooty Resorts. Simply book your stay and the staff will take care of the rest, including airport drops and pick-ups. After a tiring day exploring Ooty, just head back to your room for a shower and the staff will have your delicious, hot meal served at the in-house restaurant. You can also book yourself with massage at the resort spa, or go for a swim in the sprawling pool.
The reviews of our Club Mahindra Ooty Resorts will tell you how numerous families are enjoying their holidays. Take a Club Mahindra membership for exclusive offers and facilities to take your vacation experiences up by several notches!