6 places in Ooty you cannot miss
Every travel enthusiast has a bucket list of destinations, and Scotland usually is high up on that list. But what if we told you that there exists a hill station in India so picturesque, that it is actually called the ‘Scotland of the East’?
Udagamandalam, or Ooty, promises you some of the best views, natural beauty and some unparalleled vacation experiences.
here is much to see and do in Ooty, making it a popular destination for a family holiday. The hill station offers some of the best places for travellers to stay; Ooty resorts are known to nestle within natural beauty and mountain views. In fact, Club Mahindra properties in Ooty are known to be among the most popular family vacation resorts.
Here are a few things to do in Ooty if you are planning a family vacation:
1) Visit Ooty Lake
Your trip would be incomplete if you missed taking a boat ride in Ooty Lake, a magnificent artificial lake known for its scenic surroundings. The entry fee is just INR 10, and if boating isn’t to your liking, you can even rent bicycles and have a serene bike ride around the lake.
2) Catch a ride in the toy train
The toy train, or the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, operates every day from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor. Look forward to a train ride that has panoramic beauty all along its route.
3) Take a trip to the Botanical Gardens
Make sure you wear your best walking shoes before visiting the Botanical Gardens in Ooty – it is spread over 22 hectares! Take in as much of the gardens as you can – you might never spot some of the ferns, medicinal herbs, flowering plants, lilies and bonsai plants anywhere else again!
4) Spend some time at the Deer Park
Despite its name, Ooty’s famous Deer Park is a great place to spot some exotic flora and fauna, in addition to deer. The park is home to the Sambar and Chital species of deer, apart from several birds, hare and rabbits. Club your visit to the park when you go to the lake; they are just a kilometre away from each other.
5) Do not miss the Pine Forest
Comfortably nestling between Ooty and Thalakunda, the Pine Forest is an ideal weekend excursion idea. Expect to have a surreal moment as you stand among trees towering anywhere between three to 80 meters in height.
Plan your Ooty vacation today
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