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Ooty Tour


Ooty, short for Ootacamund is a popular hill resort in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The name Udhagamandalam is derived from the TODA word "othakal-mund" which means "house in mountains". Udhaka Mandalam also means "Water Abode" in Sanskrit. Ooty stands at 7,347 feet above sea level in the Nilgiri mountain range. It served as the summer headquarters of the Madras Presidency.
Located in the mountainous range called the Nilgiris ("Blue Mountains"), it draws swarms of tourists every year. The weather is quite pleasant at a mean of 15-20°C around the year, dropping to lows of 0°C during winter. The landscape is marked by rolling hills covered with dense vegetation, smaller hills and plateaus covered with tea gardens, and eucalyptus trees. Many portions of the hills are preserved as natural reserve forests, and special permits will be needed to camp in noncamp sites.

Ooty Botanical Gardens - If you are on a sightseeing tour to Ooty[1], you might want to visit the Government Botanical gardens, which were laid out in 1847.The picturesque gardens that are maintained by the Horticulture department of the state, cover an area of about 22 hectares.
Ooty Rose gardens - It is an amazing and very large area garden. You can enjoy varieties of roses there. The roses bloom only for 2-3 months a year (not sure when), so going during the off-season is not very interesting. If interested can buy the seeds and plants also.
Boating at Pykara - it's an awesome experience. Though the rate of boating is a little bit high but still it is worthy. Fresh air, good feeling and good view.
Ooty Lake - The small lake which gets water from the rain-water from hills. Govn is developing this as a tourist spot by opening boating facilities.


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