Ooty , Tamil Nadu

Description

Udhagamandalam and better known as Ooty, is a town, a municipality, and the district capital of the Nilgiri district, in Tamilnadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Originally occupied by the Todas, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century.

Today, the town's economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with manufacture of medicines and photographic film. The town is connected to the rest of India by road and rail, and its historic sites and natural beauty attract tourists. The Nilgiri mountain railway is one of the oldest mountain railways in India.

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Government Rose Garden

It is  the largest rose garden in India.Today this garden has one of the largest collection of roses in the country with more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 cultivars. We can see roses of unusual colours like black and green.


Ooty Botanical Garden

 The Botanical Garden is lush, green, and well-maintained. A flower show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is held every May. The garden has a 20-million-year-old fossilized tree.


Ooty Lake

The Boat house established alongside the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty.The lake is set among groves of Eucalyptus trees with a railway line running along one bank. 


Ooty Mountain Railway

The railway still relies on its fleet of steam locomotives.The 'Nilagiri Passenger' train covers a distance of 26 km travels through 208 curves, 16 tunnels,and across 250 bridges.The uphill journey takes around  4 hours, and the downhill journey takes 3.6 hours. 


Deer Park

Deer Park is located on the edge of Ooty Lake. This park was formed to house a number of species of deers and animals for travelers to view.


Toda Huts

There are a few Toda huts on the hills above Botanical Garden, where Todas still dwell. There are other Toda settlements in the area, notably Kandal Mund near Old Ooty. 


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