Ooty (Ootacamund) Queen of Hill Stations – South India

Ooty, short for Ootacamund is a popular hill resort in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.

Often referred to as ‘the Queen of Hill Stations’, Udhagamandalam or Ooty is situated in the lap of the Nilgiri ranges. At an altitude of 2290 m above sea level, it is just 105 km away from Coimbatore and has a salubrious climate.

Located in the mountainous range called the Nilgiris (“Blue Mountains”), the weather is quite pleasant at a mean of 15-20 C around the year, dropping to lows of 0 C during winter.

The hilly region also houses smaller towns like Coonoor and Kotagiri.

Places to see in Ooty

* Ooty Botanical Gardens
* Doddabetta peak
* Ooty Rose gardens
* Wax World – (Wax Museum)
* Sims Park (Coonoor)
* The Tea Factory
* Boating and Falls at Pykara
* Historical Pykara Dam with Power station
* Hidden Valley

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