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Kiran Kumar May 21 2013

Please suggest a two day tour plan for Ooty?

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Let the beauty of Ooty enchant you with its myriad scenic spots that adorn the place. You can plan your trip accordingly to your preferred choice of tourist spots. Have a look at the following itinerary to make your trip more convenient. And, if you want to know more about Ooty, here is the Ooty travel guide page.

Day 1

Start early, preferably before sunrise and drive to Needle Rock. A spot known for its sunrise and sunset view, Needle Rock will definitely take your breath away. After watching the mesmerising sunrise and having breakfast at a nearby eating out place, head off to the Mukurthi National Park. A perfect place to begin your tour of Ooty, this national park has a variety of flora and fauna that will keep you occupied for quite a few hours. Trek the trails of the park and explore the surrounding forested area also.

Have snacks and tea at a nearby stall and drive towards the direction of Mudumalai National Park. Again a place that has many different animals and varieties of plant species, this place is a must visit for all wildlife enthusiasts. Unpacked your lunch and have it at this place and head back to Ooty after finishing your meal.

On the way back stop at Pykara lake and Pykara falls and enjoy the afternoon by the side of the lake. Explore the surrounding area and be ready to be mesmerised by the waterfall. Ooty Lake is beat when visited in the afternoon as the water of the lake is placid and will give you a feeling of serenity. You can also go for boating at the lake.

Know more about the history and culture of Ooty and visit the Government Museum. After this you can visit the Ooty Botanical Gardens. From here head back to your hotel and have dinner there and retire early for the night.

Day 2

Begin your day with a visit to St. Stephen’s Church, one of the popular landmarks of the place. Feel blessed as you offer your prayer at the altar of this beautiful church. Head off to Doddabetta Peak, which is at a distance of around 10 km from the main city centre. Experience nature at its best at this scenic spot and have a panoramic view of Ooty from this peak. Trek the surrounding trails for a while and explore the wilderness of Ooty.

Come back to Ooty and have lunch at Sidewalk Cafe or Quality Restaurant. After lunch visit the popular Wax museum, which is one of the three wax museums in the country. Stroll through the museum and have a look at the statues on display.Make sure you visit the Tea Factory of Ooty. A one of a kind place that exhibits the science of tea processing, this museum is for those who are looking for something unique.

Continue your tour with a trip to Ooty Lake which is best when visited in the afternoon as the water of the lake is placid and will give you a feeling of serenity. You can also go for boating at the lake. On the way back you can stop by the famous Ooty Rose Garden, which has more than 20,000 different varieties of rose.

By the time you return it will be already evening. Have dinner at your place of stay and enjoy sweet, sound sleep before you return home the next day!

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