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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the major tourist attractions in Ooty?

Jigyasha Prasad DEC 10 2012
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Ooty is any tourist's delight. It has hoards of sites and monuments to engage you in a curious trip all across the city. Here we list for you a few places of interest that you can start with.

  • Ooty Lake
    This L-shaped structure is located in the heart of the city and looks amazingly beautiful during summers. This artificial lake was constructed byJohn Sullivan 1824.The lake is most popular for the boating expeditions it provides to people. Moreover, from time to time, there are also held boat races, which attract a lot of spectators.
    You can also reside in the boat houses located along the lake, which are highly in demand amongst tourists. Plus the nearby parks are a huge draw for the kids interested in recreation sports and swings.
    However, the lake has a problem of continually proliferating weeds, which have transformed the lake into the most polluted water body in Tamil Nadu. So, remember the water is not potable.

  • Doddabetta Peak
    This majestic peak stands at an altitude of 2,623 meters and the highest mountain range in Ooty. The scenic splendours surrounding the peak cannot be ignored, and the best way to keep them alive in your memory is by capturing them in your camera.
    Situated about 10 km from the main city center of Ooty, Doddabetta can be reached by the public buses which charge INR 10 to drop you at a local bus stand there. You will have to walk 3 km to reach the exact location, though, we assure, it is going to be a pleasant one.

  • Ooty Rose Gardens
    These gardens are famed for producing the largest number of roses in the country. Situated in the heart of the city, the Rose Gardens are the flavour of the city, especially if you happen to visit in the ripe season of the roses, which however one can rarely predict.
    Beautifully constructed, the garden has roses of various sizes and colours, and even incorporates hybrid breeds of roses. The unique roses are highly in demand in the markets and therefore more expensive. Also, they stay fresh for longer time. You can also buy the seeds and plants from here.

  • Kamraj Sagar Lake
    This dam is located on the suburbs of the city. The mysterious woods and the lush forests make this a perfect picnic spot. Moreover, fishing is very prevalent and popular over here. So, for the non-veggies, here is a place where you can satiate your cravings for a variety of delectable dishes prepared from fishes.
    Do take care that the waters here are pretty cold and do not venture to undertake any adventures if chill is something you cannot stand for long.

Of course, the above listed sites are merely the beginning. You have a long way to cover to know every nook and corner of this fascinating town. Once there, your will know exactly why you never seem to have enough of Ooty. Keep exploring!

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