Ooty the summer capital of Madras, is a worth to visit place in India. The place is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. The place is nestled with Nilgiri hills with lush green natural beauty that can really give you fresh feelings from your daily chaotic and exhausted life. If you are looking for short weekend trip then a short weekend trip to Ooty would be a perfect weekend destination.
Ooty holds natural beauty like the water falls, the crystal clear water, lush green natural views it’s just awesome if you are a nature lover. The place is not the travels spot where you need to rush for your next destination, its a place where you need to stop and take a breath to nature while watching the mesmerizing beauty of this place.
The place is also called as “The queen of hills” as the beauty of Nilgiri hills. One can do small trekk or can do a road trip or can choose this place for weekend getaway. Whatever you are planning to do, Ooty will just mesmerize you with its natural beauty and the cool and pleasant weather of here.
Here in this article we will discuss about 5 places that you must visit for your short weekend trip to Ooty.
Top 3 Places to visit in Ooty in a weekend trip:
Government Botanical Gardens, Ooty
If you are a natural beauty lover, if you loves flowers and trees then this place will be a heaven for you or for your loved ones. Spread over 22 acres of land and it was laid out in 1848 by Graham Mclvor. Over the year millions of tourist come to visit this place. The famous attraction of this place is 20 years old fossil tree trunk.
Ooty Lake, Ooty
Ooty lake is a artificial lake that was build by British for fishing purposes in the year 1824. But now its one of the most popular tourist attraction. The place is surrounded by lush green natural views and mountains. The lake is spread around 65 acres of land. And if you want a great scenic look then boating would be a great option. Another activity includes cycling and horse riding around the lake.
After visiting the lake must visit the Wax museum which is situated next to the lake. The museum is informative and also if you are visiting with kids then this museum will be of immerse enjoyment.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
If you are in Ooty then you cannot afford to miss Nilgiri Mountain Railway. The Nilgiri mountain railway toy train was build by British and one of the steepest railway track in Asia. You can experience the beauty around the Nilgiri mountain. From your seat you can have panoramic view of sparkling blue waterfalls, lush green forests, steep hills, plunging ravines, fragrant tea plantations, and breathtaking locales.
On the journey of this toy train the train will cover 250 bridges and 16 tunnels and covering many other stations. The popular song Chaiya chaiya staring Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora Khan was shooted in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
You just need to reserve your ticket from IRCTC website with a price of INR 250.
Wrapping Up :
Well, I hope you liked the article. If you are planning for a weekend trip of 2 days then these 3 places are the most enjoyable places that you can experience. There are many more exciting and interesting places that you must need to visit in Ooty. But this article for those who are planning for a very short weekend destination.
If Ooty is well connected with Air, Rail and road ways. You can reach ooty by any means of transport. If you are planning for a road trip, then to ooty road trip will be very exciting road trip journey. If you are in Coimbatore then the smoth 84 Kms of cab journey will be amazing. Just you need to book reliable and affordable Coimbatore to ooty cab online in India for your memorable road trip with your friends, family or loved ones.