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6 Best and Most Worthwhile Places to Visit in and Around Ooty

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6 Best and Most Worthwhile Places to Visit in and Around Ooty

1. Nilgiri Toy Train

Nilgiri Toy Train

The Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty is located around 2600 meter above the sea level. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is connected to Mettupalayam. The terrain of Nigiri is very complex and it was quite challenging to build the railway line over the mountain. The train consists of wooden coaches in cream and blue color with large windows. The Swiss Locomotive Works designed its steam engines.

<a href='https://www.hellotravel.com/india/doddabetta-peak' class=''>Doddabetta Peak</a>

Located around 2623 meters above the sea level, Doddabetta Peak is considered to be the highest point in Ooty. Here you can click some awesome shots of the natural surroundings. So, don’t forget to carry a camera with you. The Rose Garden is very exotic landscaping located around 3 to 4 km from Charring Cross. You can see the plains of Mysore and Coimbatore and other far-off regions from here on a clear day.

4. Ooty Lake

<a href='https://www.hellotravel.com/india/ooty-lake' class=''>Ooty Lake</a>

It stretches around the central bus stand and the railway station. It is around 2.75 km in length. John Sullivan was the one who artificially formed this lake. He is also the founder of Ooty.  The mountain streams were flown down in 1823 and the lake emptied itself. Gradually, the lake was shrunken and left the area for racecourse, mini garden and the bus stand.

5. St. Stephen’s Church

St. Stephen’s Church

It is one of the best tourist destinations at Mysore Road, Ooty. It has been touted as among the ancient and oldest churches in Nilgiri which was erected here. It is basically a Gothic church which is famous for its amazing and formidable colonial architecture that can be witnessed only at a few places in the country and Ooty is the one. It has been highly gathered by the visitors and tourists just for a glance of its structure. Here, people offer the prayers and make wishes in the serene surroundings while feeling the presence of almighty.

6. Ooty Govt. Rose Garden

Ooty Govt. Rose Garden

For rose lovers, Ooty Government Rose Garden is truly a heaven. It is a very serene landscaping in Ooty. Here, you can find thousands of types of roses as it is stretched over 4 hectares and is a very captivating place for the visitors. It was formerly known as Centerary Rose Park, Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, and Nootrandu Roja Poonga. Ooty Government Rose Garden lies on the slopes of Vijayanagaram’s Elk Hill. In 1995, the garden was founded as an honor to the annual Flower Show in Udagamandalam.

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