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Ooty and in and around sight seeing
BOANICAL GARDEN :

 

The Botanical Garden is maintained by the Horticulture Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. A wide variety of exotic and ornamental plants adorn this garden. There is also a beautiful Italian floral garden and for those who simply want to relax, there's always the green carpet of the well-maintained lawns. The "Summer Festivals" is held each year during the month of May in the Botanical Garden and is an added attraction for tourists. The Flower Show is the pride of the festival. Cultural programmes are organized for those interested in traditional classical arts. Adventure spots like trekking also form part of the festival.

This garden is home to lovely flowers of diverse colors which are a treat to the eye. There is a separate fern house in the Botanical Gardens in Ooty where one finds many ferns and orchids. The vibrant roses, the imported shrubs and a host of other exotic and ornamental plants including thirty types of Eucalyptus trees form a part of the rich and unique collection..



Doddabetta Peak :

 

Doddabetta Peak is the highest vantage point in Ooty, located at around 2,623 m. This peak is regarded as one of the highest peaks in South India, which lies at the junction of the Eastern and Western Ghats. The beautiful valley, plains of Coimbatore and the flat highlands of Mysore are visible from this point. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation manages a Telescope House in the Doddabetta Peak which enables the visitors to get a better view. This TTDC Telescope House gives a complete view of the surrounding landscape. There is also a TTDC restaurant, which caters to the taste of the visitors. Tourists can also indulge in trekking at the Doddabetta Peak, which is also the highest peak of the Nilgiri.



Ooty Lake :

 

Ooty Lake is an artificial lake, formed by John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty, in 1824. The artificial lake was formed by the mountain streams flowing down Ooty valley. This lake stretches for about 2.75 km, from the central bus stand, in an irregular ‘L’ shape. It originally extended up to the present day market and people used to take ferries for going from one side to the other. Over the years, Ooty Lake shrunk in size, giving space for the bus stand, racecourse and a mini garden. The entire lake is surrounded by eucalyptus trees that add to its beauty. Tourists also visit the nearby Boat House, where they can hire different types of boats. In the month of May, boat pageantry and races are organised at this lake for two days, which attract numerous visitors. At the end of this Boat House, there is a deer park and a children’s park, with toy train.



Rose Garden :

 

Rose Garden covers around 10 acres of land, near the Charring Cross at Vijayanagaram. This garden comprises terraces with pergolas, rose tunnels and bowers with rose creepers. There are around 3600 varieties of roses in this garden. Tourists can visit this garden for seeing Miniature roses, Hybrid Tea roses, Ramblers and Floribunda. Roses of unusual colours, including green and black, can also be seen in this garden. Moreover, the perfect location of Nila Maadam allows visitors to clearly view the entire Rose Garden. Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department has maintained this garden over the years. In 2006, this garden was recognised as the ‘Garden of Excellence’ by the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS).



Pykara Lake :

 

Pykara Lake, a popular getaway from Ooty, is a placid lake located between the lush green valleys of Ooty. Surrounded by dense forests, there is a forest rest house in the area. Additionally, Pykara is known for its boat house, which is near the Pykara falls and Dam. The boat house also includes a restaurant and a rest house, where tourists can relax. Tourists can visit the clean and beautiful Pykara Lake, which is free from pollution and is not very crowded. Boating is a key attraction of this lake and tourists can enjoy it at a reasonable price. Pykara Lake is just 21 km from Ooty on the Ooty-Mysore road and can be reached by different transportation modes, such as cars, taxis and buses.



Kalhatti Water Falls :

 


Kalhatti Water Falls boasts a height of 40 metres and is considered to be an ideal destination for trekking. This water fall is around 13 km from Ooty on the Ooty-Mysore route. The water fall is located at around 2,000 metres above the sea level and the entire route runs through the Kalhatti Ghats. Situated on the slopes of Kalhatti Mountains, the water fall also has varied rivulets and other water bodies attached to it. The best time to visit this attraction is during the months of September through November.






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