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Embark on exciting trekking tours at Ooty to witness the beauty of this region. Trek through passing through the tiny hamlets taking a peek into the life of the simple hill people of this region. You can also enjoy simply the beauty of the tea estates, or the Gokarna Beach. You can pick from:
Outdoor activities are always an attraction for tourists. Staying in camps in Ooty is an unforgettable experience. You are not under the open sky yet outdoors. Stargaze if you want to else curl up inside your tent. Along with your cycling tours, you can take the additional benefits of camping out with
Ooty also satisfies the needs of those seeking inner peace. The tranquil environment and sacred religious sites of this place offer the perfect location for people to discover their spiritual self. It is a haven even for people who do not believe in any particular religion but in spirituality.
Nasiyan Jain Temple
St. Stephen’s Church
Holy Trinity Church
St. Theresa Church
Ooty is a tourist’s paradise. There are so many places to visit that you will be left puzzled for choice. Go to temples or churches, enjoy the remnants of British rule, take a ride on a boat, check out on wildlife or indulge in adventure sports Ooty has it all.
Shopping is possibly the best activity of Ooty. It houses more small malls per square mile than any other hill station in India. Visitors have a vast choice of shopping in outdoor and indoor markets in Ooty. Naturally, you would want to take back as memories bits and pieces from the place you visit not only for yourself but for friends too.
Charing Cross Road
Commercial Street Market
Hill Bunk Road
Ooty with its beautiful scenic beauty is a paradise for cyclists. It is an activity full of fun and excitement. Enroll yourself with cycling tours, explore and discover the alluring, serpentine trails of Ooty and its outskirts. At eleven rupees per hour with unlimited kilometers, it is a great deal. Some interesting routes are:
Ooty – Katabettu
King of Mulli
Ooty – Dodabetta
Ooty – Godalur
Another interesting activity to launch in, whether it be for honeymoon couples or families, is boating. The place to do it -
Boating in Pykara Lake in Ooty
A morning cup of hot tea is most welcome to all of us. Many of us drink the tea that is grown in the Nilgiri hills. Famously known as Nilgiri tea it is generally a dark, aromatic, fragrant and flavored tea grown in the hills of the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. Why not visit the place where it is grown? The best tea plantation tours can be taken in:
The Tea Factory The Tea
High Field Tea Estate
Toda Huts are the original homes of the indigenous people of Ooty. Ooty may be a popular tourist destination in present times but was not so earlier. These simple people have been affected by the modernization that has crept into Ooty. Though one may say that they have joined the mainstream it is also sad that they have lost their tradition and those unwilling to accept the changes have moved away leaving behind remnants for us to reconstruct their history. It is important that you visit them to get the feel of those times.
Toda Huts depicts a curious hamlet like structure with the complete absence of any windows.
The Toda Huts are semi-barrel shaped and the entrance is rather very small.
Today the Toda population is decreasing to just a few numbers.
There are several lakes one can visit in Ooty just to feel the serenity and tranquillity or for boating. Pick your boat and take your time moving in the calm waters of the several lakes at your disposal in Ooty. Don’t miss out on this bit on your visit.Take your pick from:
Upper Bhavani Lake
The two Wildlife sanctuaries of Mudumalai and Bandipur are the important wildlife zones in the vicinity of Ooty. There are many hair pins with mirrors on the bends so that you can view the upcoming traffic as you keep driving along this stunning route. Before you reach the base of the hills there is a watchtower over and park your vehicles giving you a stunning view of the Kalhatty valley blending into Masinagudi. If you are in possession of a good pair of binoculars, you may happen to sight elephants or Gaur grazing on the valley. Another about two kilometers from the viewpoint, you arrive at the base of the hills. To achieve this you will have to drive through one of the steepest road routes in the Southern part of the country. The best wildlife experience you can get is from the Mudumalai National Park. Apart from the places that have already been mentioned you may also visit-
House yourself in a jungle dorm
Explore and photograph the jungle and its flora and fauna.
Go on a safari by jeep to explore the jungle
There is no better way to celebrate a bonding than the Ooty honeymoon holidays. You can enjoy visiting the beautiful tourist attractions and enjoy quality time. Go boat riding or just enjoy the beauty of the pine forest. You may want to share the joys of sharing an interest in the British remnants or watching wildlife. There are many places to visit.
Horse riding is a unique experience in Ooty. Pick your way through the pine forests, or down the hilly terrain with the wind sweeping through your hair, riding can really make your tour interesting. The perfect riding experience can be gained by taking horse rides:
to experience the hilly terrains of this alluring place
around the lake
quaint plantations of tea,
villas from the pre-Raj era
There is a park specially built on the region’s hilly terrain, designed for mountain bikers. The hilly region already has natural bumps to which additional difficulty elements like the teeter-totter, switchbacks, sponge pits, suspension bridge and various jump ramps, have been added. At a minimal fee of Rs. 10 per lap, indulge in the great adventure of mountain biking.
If you’re looking for adventure rather than tourism there is much in store for you. Hang gliding courses are held for the adventure loving tourist.
Kalahatty is a famous hang-gliding point.
The training is held between March and May.
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