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Ooty and Coonoor Tourism

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Pin-Code - 643001 & 643102
STD Code - 0423
State - Tamil Nadu
Famous for - Hill stations
Best time to visit - Between the months of  May and June
Places to visit - Ooty lake, Doddabetta peak,
Weather - Winter temperature ranges between 6 to 25°C, Summer temperature ranges between 11 to 28°C
Altitude - 2,240 m (7,350 ft)
Official Language -  Tamil
Languages spoken - English, Tamil

One of the most enchanting places that jewel the crown of Tamilnadu tourism industry is the town of Ooty. Ooty is also called as blue mountains, for being engulfed amidst the blue Nilgiri mountains. This is the most popular hill stations in the world of vacationers that has to offer the wealth of tourist spots in Ooty. Those heading on trip to Ooty, will have several mesmerizing sites to explore in the list of options and of them, on top, certainly lies the name of famous and much frequented Botanical garden. This is the garden that preserves wide verities of plants and trees. For people inquisitive to  widen their treasury of knowledge about the world of plants and trees will have their curiosity fulfilled here to their heart’s content. Have a walk through this garden and you will be dazzled with the pageant of multiple colors reflecting via flower bunches of various kinds and features. Another see worthy spot in Ooty calling for your attention is Ooty lake. The placid and unspoilt water body that had been primarily built by British Collector John Sullivan with an aim to facilitate in irrigating and also for fishing purposes. But now this ‘L ‘ shaped lake has developed into major tourist attraction armed with its adjoining boat house offering wide variety of boating facilities. Imagine yourself transported in a world far apart from the boisterous city life full of hustles and bustles, hurry and flurry, anxieties and concerns.

A world which is marked by utter serenity, soothing wind blowing around you, a mesmerizing backdrop surrounding you, while you have positioned yourself on the large stretch of green carpeted land coupled with a bluish canopy of infinite horizon covering you up, far above, on the top of your head. You will certainly call such a place a “far off dream”, but visiting Doddabetta peak will indubitable translate this distant dream into a concrete reality. Doddabetta peak is the loftiest peak at a height of 2623 meters and it will offer the most charming views that will surely leave you in a trance. It is advisable that when touring Ooty, you keep yourself armed with camera, as you will surely find it difficult to resist yourself from capturing the images of the unparalleled beauty of this place. You can have the far off plaint areas covering up the places like Coimbatore and also Mysore within range of your vision from this spot, provided there is no mist, which is however a rare phenomenon. If you are a nature lover and have been in utter need to have the best feel of nature in its best of appearance, then paying a visit to Lamb’s rock would be worthwhile. There are several wild life sanctuaries and parks offering additions to the intellectual treasury of tourists. There are distinctive types of hotels in Ooty to serve the boarding and lodging needs of the travelers. Ooty offers wide range of articles to serve the needs of shopaholics to have the best of experiences as far as shopping in Ooty is concerned.


Ooty and Coonoor History

The beautiful of region of Ooty earlier lay in oblivion to populace concealed behind the four lofty blue mountains, namely Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk hill and Club Hill. The first person to draw the curtain off this treasure trove out of the mountainous womb was a British Collector John Sullivan. He was captivated by its glamour and developed it into his most preferred summer retreat. Those days this region was inhabited by the tribal populace who were called ‘Todas’. They, later on handed it over to John Sullivan, who was a British governor of Coimbatore Later on this region went under possession of East India company. Earlier, name of this region was Udhagamandalam. There after it name underwent several changes to be finally called as Ootacamund. But as Britishers would find it discomfiting to pronounce this lengthy name so they curtailed it further and the region popularly came to be called as Ooty.


Ooty and Coonoor Weather

Ooty can be visited in all parts of year except for monsoon that is July and August. During all other seasons including winter, Ooty tourism can be undertaken. Although, during wintry season, the chill in the atmosphere mounts up significantly, yet if you wish to have the joyous feel of the misty environment, then it will ideal time. Yet, the best time to tour Ooty is deemed summer season that is between months of may and june. During summer, you will also chance upon delighting in getting the watch of flower exhibitions and also boat race.


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