People usually enjoy spending their holidays and even their honeymoons in hill stations and the most appropriate one is Ooty, the "Queen of Hill Stations". If you've never been here, you might wonder what is that attracts so many visitors in a place located at 2240 meters above the sea level. It's the tranquility of the region, the way it provides relaxation to its visitors and the unspoiled beauty of nature that makes Ooty so enchanting.
Ooty was a traditional honeymoon destination and it is still among the preferences of recently married couples. This peaceful place is exactly what they need to spend enjoyable time together and to put behind all the agitation caused by the wedding.
In Ooty there are a lot of interesting tourist places to visit. Especially those living in big cities will appreciate the beauty of nature, the green hills and the waterfalls. They are very soothing for one's eyes and mind. If in Ooty, and especially if you like to spend time outdoors, you can't miss the Ooty Lake. The whole family can find enjoyment in a leisure activity because it is the perfect place for picnics and it also offers the possibility to go boating or to get a fishing permit and catch some fishes.
Are you impressed by heights? Then you shouldn't leave Ooty without reaching the highest point in the district, the Dodabettea Peak. It has 2623 meters and it's only 10 kilometers away from Ooty.
A motor road will take you there and make sure you don't forget your camera because the valley looks great from up there. It will be even greater if you catch a sunny day and a clear sky, but these can be pretty rare. Lamb's Rock is another tourist place from where people can admire a magnificent view. It is also appropriate for picnics.
Ooty is not only about admiring the landscape. Those that are interested in water sports can practice trekking, angling or hand-gliding here. Trekking is especially practiced at the Kalhatty Waterfalls which are around 100 feet high.
Nature lovers can also visit the Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. Many rare species still live here and you can even see a tiger or a leopard if you are lucky. If not, you can watch the elephants, the barking deer or the flying squirrels. Rare birds and rare plants also live in the sanctuary. If you were impressed by the elephants, then you should know there's an elephant camp, known as Theppakkadu, right in the sanctuary.
The Governmental Botanical Gardens are another important tourist place in Ooty. There are over 650 species of plants and trees in the gardens, as well as a tree fossil that is said to be over 20 million years old.
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