Thursday, February 02, 2017
One destination that invariably emerges whenever one speaks of tours in and around the southern part of India, is the beautiful hill station of Ooty. One of the most gorgeous sights of the Nilgiris, Ooty’s soulful milieu and the untouched natural beauty attracts tourists from all over the country. The verdant mountains, misty pathways, colourful parks, lakes, gardens and expansive sky make Ooty an ideal getaway for the city dwellers.
The diverse landscape, each exuding its own allure has something or the other to offer in every hidden nook and corner. While mainstream tourism continues to grapple with the traditional tourist spots, there are numerous roads less travelled for the interested travelers to explore.
One may choose to head to the Toda Hills in the adjoining suburb of Ooty. Home to the indigenous Toda tribes, this place not only offers a unique landscape to behold but also gives one a flavour of the interesting cultural practices of the Todas.
One of the oldest railway lines in India runs through Ooty. Taking a ride along the meandering Ooty Mountain Railway tracks is an unforgettable journey.
For those harbouring an affinity for adventure activities, such as hiking and trekking, the 10 km trek from Ooty to the Doddabetta Peak is a thrilling journey with a fascinating panoramic view from the hilltop waiting on the other side of the trek.
The Porthimund Lake in close vicinity to Ooty is yet another perfect destination to beat the crowd and indulge in some quiet, peaceful time in the lap of nature.
To get a taste of the rich reserve of flora and fauna in Ooty, one can also visit the Pykara river and the Mukurthi National Park.
Ooty has a plethora of conventional as well as unconventional places to explore. To make the stay further enjoyable, plan your stay at Fortune Resort Sullivan Court, Ooty.