Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Ooty- a most popular hill station in south India

Ooty is the one of most beautiful and famous hill stations in India. It is also known as Udhamandalam and located in Western Ghats. Its height from sea level is 2240m. Ooty is headquarters of Nilgiris district. The major plantations in Ooty are coffee and tea. Also some plantation of trees like conifers, eucalyptus and pine are done. The temperature in Ooty is always moderate and range from 5 to 25 degree Celsius. The best time to visit Ooty is from April o June and September to November.

Ooty is full of lot of places with interest. However some of them are very famous. First is Botanical Garden, it comes in to origin in 1847. This garden is termed as the one of beautiful thing to visit in Ooty. It has the fossil of a tree trunk believed to be 20 million years old. It is spread over an area of 22 hectares. Second is an artificial Lake, it is the other beautiful thing in Ooty which attract lot of visitors for boating. Third one is Art Gallery; it is situated two kilometer from Ooty. Fourth one is Rose garden; it is spread over an area of 10 acres. This garden has a collection of more than 1000 varieties of rose.

There are many places near Ooty which has lot attractions like Ooty. These are Coonoor hill station, Sim’s Park, Pasteur Institute, Law’s falls and the Mukkurthi National Park.

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