Originally occupied by the Toda people, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century. The economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with the manufacture of medicines and photographic film.
The town is connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Its natural environment attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination. Ooty is situated in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Many of the forested areas and water bodies are off-limits to most visitors to protect this fragile ecosystem.
The Government Rose Garden (formerly Centenary Rose Park) is the largest rose garden in India. It is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty town at an altitude of 2200 meters.
Pykara is a river located 19 km from Ooty. The Pykara is considered very sacred by the Todas. The Pykara river rises at Mukurthi peak and passes through a hilly tract
Doddabetta is the highest peak (2,623 m) in the Nilgiris, about 10 km from Ooty. It lies at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats surrounded by dense Sholas
Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means “The Gift of the Forest” Kodaikanal is referred to as the “Princess of Hill stations” and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination
Kodaikanal has several scenic natural attractions which are enjoyed by its visitors and make it a popular romantic destination for newlyweds
Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Poombarai Village (Kudhanthai Velappar Temple), Green Valley View, Shembaganur Museum of Natural History are the most popular locations.
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On arrival at Coimbatore Airport proceed to Ooty. On reaching, check-in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay Also known as Udhagamandalam, Ooty has been rightly titled as the Queen of Hills in South India and is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. The city is named after the word Othakal-mund which in tribal Toda language means ‘House of Mountains’. A British base in the 1800s, it was renamed Ootacamund and later Ooty for easy pronunciation. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway that connects Ooty with Mettupalayam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
After a scrumptious breakfast, enjoy a tour of the Queen of Blue Mountains, that includes a visit to Dodabetta Peak for a spectacular view. Later, drive to Coonoor and visit Sims Park and Dolphin Nose Point. In the afternoon, visit the Botanical Garden and the popular Ooty Lake. Return to the hotel after sightseeing and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay.
Ooty to Kodaikanal (260 km)
Today proceed to Kodaikanal. Check-in at the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Today proceed for half-day local tour of Kodaikanal. The tour includes Bryant Park, Coakers Walk, Pillar Rock and Suicide Point. Later in the evening, visit Kodai Lake, the man-made star shaped lake that spreads out over sixty acres. Return to hotel and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at hotel.
Today, check-out of the hotel and proceed to Coimbatore Airport for Â your onward journey. The tour ends with memories unlimited.
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