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Usually referred to as the Queen of hill stations and a star of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tourism, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a picturesque little town amidst serene lakes, lofty mountains and sprawling grasslands. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level and has abundant vegetation and tea gardens. A huge number of tourists are attracted to the annual Tea and Tourism Festival which takes place here.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Udhagamandalam) is nurtured in the Nilgiris or the 'Blue Mountains', it is a spellbinding little hill station in Tamil Nadu. A highlight of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tourism, it has pleasant weather all year round that makes it a perfect hideout in the summer. The lush green tea plantations and dense forests are a sight to treasure. South India’s most famous hill station was a realm of tribal people and shola forests till the British annexed the Nilgiris in 1799 and John Sullivan, Collector of Coimbatore, made the first stone house here in 1823.  Over the years, Ooty (Udhagamandalam)- hardly ever called by its original name, Udhagamandalam- took its place as a Nilgiris tea-plantation hot spot, served as the summer headquarters of the sahibs who ruled from Madras and got its own churches, bungalows and picnic spots. Much of which now makes it one of the most popular holiday destinations in India.
In season, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can be a crush of tourists. But the secret to getting the best out of this ‘Queen of the Nilgiris’ is: spend time in the periphery of the town and visit in low season.

You will get a heady cocktail of rolling hills, tea plantations, villages, unbridled greenery, unexpected lakes. And in the low season - when every comfort is still on offer, and an umbrella and a change of socks can see you through much- look out for sharp fragrance of ghostly pines lining misty  roads; the sun lighting up a hill even as the one beside remains shrouded in dark velvet; ponies chomping grass by the kerb; acacias in full bloom; the bright gold of witches’ broom dotting every hill; the aroma of hot filter coffee and even hotter sambhar.


The exhilarating train journey commencing from Kallar to Coonoor is a marvellous experience and is extremely popular among tourists. Experience Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tourism to experience the pristine beauty of this place and the calm that it offers. The scenic and very popular destination is actually a fantastic option if you are planning a trip in the lap of Mother Nature.

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reviewed on Dec 20 2012
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Everywhere you turn in Ooty, you will be greeted by spell binding views. Always be camera ready has to be the mantra for this trip. Getting a good driver in Ooty is a good thing, they give you the best of food options, places to see and local information like none other. Get your hotel to arrange one!
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