A hill station replete with natural beauty, Ooty is a famous tourist destination located in Nilgiri Hills. The hill station stands at an elevation of around 7347 ft above the sea level and is known for providing fabulous vistas of misty mountains and verdant landscapes. Holidaymakers often plan an Ooty trip to get a break from their mundane lifestyle and spend peaceful vacations.
The major Ooty attractions include lush gardens, scenic lakes, lofty mountains and sprawling tea fields. The Government Rose Garden is a must visit tourist spot, having more than 20,000 varieties of roses. Another such attraction is the Ooty Botanical Garden that was established in the mid of 19th century. Spread over 22 acres of land, the garden boasts of a thousand varieties of shrubs, plants, ferns, herbals and trees.
Among other tourist places in Ooty is the Ooty Lake that was built by John Sullivan in 1824. The lake covers 65 acres of land and is thronged by hundreds of tourists, especially during summer season. Another historical site is the Stone House, which was the first bungalow constructed in the city. Apart from these places, tourists like to explore the Tribal Museum, Toda Huts, St. Stephen's Church, Sims Park, Shooting Point, Dolphin's Nose, Hidden Valley and Echo Rock.
Whilst enjoying their stay, tourists can go for long walks or visit the municipal market to shop for fresh fruits. Besides, they can know about Ooty's culture by talking to natives, observing their lifestyle and follow their routine.