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Amidst the sultry cities of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is the ultimate beat-the-heat escape. Be it a honeymoon destination or be it a shoot location for movies, this queen of all hill stations is atop the list of favourites everywhere. The road trip to Ooty and the various spots of this hill station takes you through a lovely scenic feast- with the forests and trees aligning the spiral roads up to the highest spots.Being at a distance of roughly three hours, the Ooty tour packages from Coimbatore do go friendly on your pockets and fit into a perfect weekend getaway from the city of Coimbatore.
Though this place amazes you with each of its tourist spots, yet there are some, which make up the list of mandates.
Being the highest of all peaks in South India, a trek to this one does call for binoculars, a pretty good one. This trek is quite famous among the explorers as it takes you through some rare species of blossoming shrubs and lush coarse grass and also it happens to be less steep.The picturesque view of the cloud capped Nilgiri hills from the telescope house, located at the peak, is absolutely worth your while.
At about 28 kilometres from the town of Ooty, lies this piece of heaven, the Avalanche Lake. Most tourists are just love-struck with the emerald landscape and trekking route that this place offers. A small business of hatchery, located near to this lake, provides you with all the fishing equipment. Be it the newlyweds honeymooning out thereor be it the solo travellers, this place goes well for both as you can consider camping by the tranquil stretch of water.
Mudumalai National Park
An hour and a half is the time taken to reach this abode of some rare fauna from the centre point of Ooty. Indian bison, leopards, Royal Bengal Tigers, Asiatic elephants and vibrantly coloured birds attract hundreds of tourists to this national park.
Ooty mountain railway
This one journey in the toy train will take through the charming change of landscape and vegetationby a route through Coonoor from Mettupalayam to Ooty, in short connecting the entire Nilgiris. Initially introduced by the British, this toy train service is frequent in the months of April and May to accommodate the tourist rush. From the kids to the eldest member of your group- each one of you will enjoy this journey thoroughly.
As the emerald lake is located amidst a forest reserve, so tourists can only enjoy the view from a little distance. The closest place from where you can view this beautiful lake is a viewpoint located on a dam, nearby.
Forming waterfalls and cascades this river flows through a plateau. Being one of the major tourist attractions the Pykara falls is a paradise for the photo-buffs. Also, you will find beautiful Shola trees and Toda settlements at this location.
Apart from the above-mentioned spots, there are several other beautiful tourist spots in this town. If yours is a flexible one from amongst the Ooty tourism packages from Coimbatore, a detour to Connors from Ooty will just satiate your wanderlust to the fullest.