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Chennai- Ooty Tour Package


Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

The 22-acre Botanical Garden was laid out in 1847 and is maintained by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The original purpose of the Botanical Gardens was purely academic: to promote and study the various flora in and around Nilgiris. Now, it is open to the public as a park.


The Botanical Garden is lush, green, and well-maintained. A flower show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is held every May. The garden has a 20-million-year-old fossilized tree. One can find a diverse variety of flora, ranging from rare trees (like the cork tree, the paper bark tree, and the monkey puzzle tree), flowering bushes and plants, ferns and orchids. Another major attraction is an Italian-style garden bordering a pool. The place is an ideal location for bird watching. The hill station itself is a land of picturesque picnic spots. It used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the British during the colonial days, later it was made into a summer administrative town. Ooty is more of a focal point of attraction for tourists, who also undertake auto tours of the surrounding countryside.


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Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake & Boat House is an artificial lake built by John Sullivan. It used to be much larger than its present size of 4 km2. It is 2.5 km long and encompassed the present bus stand and race course as well as much of the present market. Boating is the major attraction at the lake. The boat ride allows visitors to enjoy the serene environment at a laid-back pace. The lake is bound by grooves of eucalyptus trees which augment the scenic beauty of the area.


Ooty Lake is a man made reservoir built during 1823-1825 in Udhagamandalam (Ooty). The Ooty Lake is the pride of the Blue Hills. It is the central and strategic attraction. Mr. John Sullivan formed this artificial lake in the year 1824, the then Collector of Coimbatore. The Ooty lake which extends to an area of 65 acres. Earlier the entire lake was used for fishing. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation on behalf of the Tourism Department took the possession of the lake for pleasure boating facilities in the year 1973. Another added attraction of the Ooty lake is the Mini Train and an amusement park.


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Pykara Lake and Falls

Pykara Lake and Falls

The Pykara Lake is about 21 kms from Ooty on the Ooty-Mysore road. Boating on the Pykara lake is enjoyable. A restaurant is also available. Wenlock Downs, a vast Expanse of grassy meadow on way to Pykara, is a favorite picnic location and is very popular with the movie makers of this country. This is the most accessible of all the nearby lakes. A boathouse and picnic area has been developed to provide access to this area. Most of the remainder of the lake is within a reserved forest and off-limits to visitors.


The pykara lake depth is 170 feet at its deepest point. Here is a boathouse where different types of boats can be hired to explore the lake. Though the rate of boating is little bit high but still it is worthy. Fresh air, good feeling and good view of Falls at Pykara, Historical Dam with Power station at Pykara, Hidden Valley and Echo Rock some called it as 'Lambs rock" naturally took the shape of a lamb. Go through a very small forest and then you can see the rock. The Pykara is the largest river in the District. It gets down majestically in a series of cascades; and the last two falls of 55 meters and 61 meters are known as Pykara falls.


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Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak is the highest peak (2,623 meters) in the Nilgiris, about 10 km from Ooty. It lies at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats and offers beautiful vistas of the Nilgiri Hill ranges. It is surrounded by dense sholas. One can have a panoramic view of the landscape through the TTDC telescope. TTDC restaurant caters the needs of tourists.


Best time to visit Doddabetta Peak would be early morning to view sunrise and in the evening to see the sunset. From Doddabetta peak you can see Coimbatore plains and the Mysore plateau, if the sky is not covered by clouds or mist. From Doddabetta peak you can see the entire loveliness of Ooty. There is an observatory at the top of Doddabetta with two telescopes available for the public to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the whole District. The average number of viewers in 2001-2002 was 3500 per day in season and 700 per day in the off season. Many say that on a clear day, which is honestly not that often, one can see far off areas, even the plains of Coimbatore and the flat highlands of Mysore.


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Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is near the town of the same name. There is a viewpoint near the dam. The rest of the area is mainly in a reserved forest and is largely off-limits to visitors. This is a wonderful lake in the upper plateau region of the Nilgiri hills. It is a part of the silent valley and is beside the Red hill nature resort which is a best picnic place of the region.


The site of the lake is wonderful in the upper plateau region of the Nilgiri hills and one would definitely love being at that place. One would hold one's breathe by looking at the wonderful sites of the nature and fun is to the fullest. It is a part of the silent valley and is beside the Red hill nature resort which is a best picnic place of the region. The site of the lake is wonderful and one would definitely love being at that place. The chirping birds and ducks and other swimming creatures add beauty to the place and the sun set and sun rise is also spectacular here. There is tea plantation in the suburbs and one can enjoy different flavors of tea, fresh and fine.


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