About Ooty
Udhagamandalam (Ooty), the capital of Nilgiri district, is popularly known as the "Queen of hill  stations' among the tourist circuits. It is situated at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore.  The height of the hills in the Nilgiri range varies between 2280 and 2290 metres, the highest peak  being Doddabetta at a height of 2623 metres.  The Tea The establishment of numerous tea estates made Ooty India famous. Lofty mountains, dense  forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens greet the passengers on most  routes. The annual Tea and Tourism Festival attracts crowds in huge numbers. Go for Ooty  tourism during this festival, when tea lovers from all over the world converge, is an occasion not to  be missed! Prime Attractions of Ooty (Udagamandalam)  Botanical Garden  Botanical gardens are a major tourist attraction for those who are on Ooty tourism. It is one of the  most popular hill stations of India. They sprawl over 50-acres and lie on the lower slopes of  Dodabetta peak, which is the highest point in Ooty.  Hills and Views  Udhagamandalam (Ooty), the capital of Nilgiri district, is popularly known as the "Queen of hill  stations" among the tourist circuits. It is situated at a distance of 105 kilometres from Coimbatore Kalhatty Falls  The Kalhatty falls are located on the Kalhatty slopes at about 13-km from Udhagamandalam on  the Udhagamandalam - Mysore Kalhatty ghat road. Also known as the "Kalahasti Falls", the water  here cascades down a height of 122m. Hindustan Photo Films  This one of the most important Industrial units in Ooty. Spread over an area of about 300 acres,  the Hindustan Photo Films is located at a distance of 5 Kilometers from the Railway station of  Ooty.  Government Museum  Set up in the year 1989, this museum is an Ooty tourist attraction specifically for its collection of  tribal objects and artifacts.  Botanical Gardens  The Botanical Gardens are one of the primary Ooty tourist attractions. Covering a area of about 50  acres, this garden cover the slopes of the Doddabetta peak in Ooty.  Ooty Lake  Created by Mr. John Sullivan, a collector of Coimbatore, the lake is the center of Ooty tourist  attraction. This artificial lake adds an extra degree of glamor to the hill town.  St Stephens Church  The oldest Church in the Nilgiri, St Stephen Church is located very near the house of the founder  of Ooty, John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty.  Doddabetta:  The highest peak in the Hills of the Nilgiris, this place lies at the juncture of the Eastern and the  Western Ghats and is definitely tops the list of Ooty tourist attractions   Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary  This Sanctuary lies at an elevation of 1140 mts in the junction point of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil  Nadu and extends over and area of 321 sq.kms.A variety of habitats ranging from tropical ever  green forest, moist teak forest, secondary grass lands and swamps are found. Panther,  Sambar,spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Wild boar,Porcupine etc. The avifauna is varied with Minivets.  Hornbills, Fairy Blue Birds, Jungle Fowls etc. The Reptilions are represented by  Python,MonitorLizard, Flying Lizard, etc. It is approachable from Ooty by road Via two different  routes. Via Kalhatty 36 Kms from Ooty and the other route is Via. Gudulur which is 67 Kms. form  Ooty. It can also be approachable from Mysore which is at a distance of 91'Kms. The other  picturesque scenic spots in the sanctuary include the Moyar Waterfalls,Ombetta swamp,  Theppakad elephant camp etc. Pykara It is situated about 21 kms from Ooty, on the Ooty-Mysore Road. The tourist attraction are well  protected fenced sholas,Toda settlements, undisturbed grassy meadows and also a good wildlife  habitat.The Pykara Dam,Pykara falls and the reservoir attracts many tourists.There is a forest  Rest House at Pykara. a boat House with Restaurant is available.It is maintained by TTDC.   Deer Park It is located at a distance of one Km. on lake road which has Sambar, Chital and Hares besides  water birds.
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