Ooty or Udhagamandalam is a stunning hill station in the Nilgiris district of South India. Based in Tamil Nadu, the town has an elevation of 7,350 ft over sea level placing it in the Nilgiri hills. Blessed with a subtropical highland climate; Ooty is a marvelous travel hub for it offers tourists serene lakes and beautiful tea gardens.
The Enchanting Government Rose Garden
Tourists are often enchanted by the captivating beauty of the Government rose garden that is also called the Nootrandu Roja Poonga. The biggest garden of its kind in the country, it is a high altitude garden set at 2,200 meters. Its collection of over 20,000 types of roses has added to its appeal for visitors that include naturalists keen on viewing the black and green roses. The garden houses a spectacular selection that includes the Polyanthas, Yakimour, miniature and tea rose varieties.
Tourism in Ooty
Travelers can head to the beguilingly calm Ooty lake for a peaceful day of boating. They can enjoy fine walks around the 65 acre lake that was created by collecting mountain pools as a reservoir. John Sullivan built the Boat House in 1824 making it the center for boat races held every summer. Wax World is also a fascinating attraction that people frequent to view the enigmatic wax figurines showcased in over a century old lodge. It contains figurines of Historic leaders of the country that are very life-like.
Udhagamandalam has a relatively calm climate all year with cool gusts of fresh mountain air making it the perfect place for an exhilarating vacation.