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Activities In Ooty

One can never be at a loss for things to do in Ooty, considering that it is one of the most beloved tourist spots of South India. Some of the most popular Ooty India points of interest include beautiful landscapes, towering mountains, lush green valleys, placid lakes, cascading waterfalls and much more. Other attractions include wildlife sanctuaries, gardens, and museums as well a few historical monuments. For travelers, some of the best things to do in Ooty include paying these attractions a visit, spending time here and enjoying the lovely weather and surroundings.

There are also quite a few chances to indulge in adventure sports in Ooty, such as trekking, mountain climbing, rappelling, and hiking. Adventure in Ooty is not very hard to come by, given that it is surrounded by mountains that are simply begging to be climbed and conquered. However, mountain sports are not for everybody. There are several other fun things to do in Ooty for travelers. For instance, for those looking for a more controlled adrenaline rush, the best thing to do is to visit some of the amazing theme parks in Ooty, such as Thunder World where kids can have an awesome time enjoying thrilling rides and mind-blowing décor.

Among the top 10 things to do in Ooty is the chance to ride the cute little Nilgiri toy train. A fairytale like ride would ensue, once on the train, with tree laden hill sides keeping one company and the old world charm of the toy train giving off a thrill of its own.

Boating in Pykara Lake is another one of the most popular things to do in Ooty India. It is an activity that can be enjoyed by people of all age, from toddlers to the elderly, all thanks to the lake being a beautiful place to simply relax, lie back and let the water take the boat from shore to shore. Thanks to their being a plethora of lakes in this beautiful little hill station, some of the most popular activities in Ooty include boating, taking long walks on the lake shores, swimming, and diving as well as others.

Among the other activities to do in Ooty, one of the most important and probably also one of the most popular, is paying a visit to the Botanical Gardens of Ooty. It is home to hundreds of species of rare and exotic plants, shrubs and trees. Visiting the tea gardens and the tea factories nearby is a must do for those looking to understand the complex process of tea-making. One can also visit the Toda hamlets, where the u-shaped huts of the todas, who were the original occupants of Ooty. It is among some of the top things to do in Ooty, so travelers flock to these sites and also purchase hand woven shawls from here.

Whether indulging in Ooty adventure activities or simply exploring the natural wonders here, a visit to Ooty is the perfect excuse to come closer to nature in all its splendor.


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Trekking in Ooty

Trekking in Ooty is one of the much sought after activities that tourists look up to during their visit.  Being bestowed with the bounty of nature, Ooty offers various altitudes, terrain, and distances that comprise of a trek route to the Nilgiris. Ooty gives a trekker various routes which one can take and head towards the ...

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Toy train ride in Ooty

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR), better known as Ooty toy train is the highlight of the popular hill town of Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India. This is a world heritage train that travels between Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor daily and imparts picturesque views while providing relief from the stifling summer heat. Started in ...

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    ATMs are easily available in Ooty, and most major shops accept debit and credit cards of all major banks.

    There are several ways to pass time in Ooty, starting from visiting the beautiful natural attractions to the historic monuments, from shopping at the local markets to sampling local dishes.

    Ooty is a beautiful little hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, in India.

    Although a fairly small destination, Ooty is rich in terms of natural wonders. There are a plethora of lakes, waterfalls and mountain peaks to explore, as well as a few historic monuments, museums, and theme parks. So make sure to have t least 5 to 6 days in hand to explore it fully.

    Ooty is the right destination to stock up on dried spices and a huge variety of tea. One can also purchase hand-embroidered shawls, leather goods and wooden artifacts as souvenirs of the trip.

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