The Queen of Hills, the most sought after tourist destination in South Indian state Tamil Nadu is Udhagamandalam or Ooty.The Hills are also called as Blue Mountain, and the hill station is situated at the point where the eastern and western ghats merge. The point of merger is the highest point in South India called the Dodabetta.
When India was under the British Government, the Governors and the higher officials used to stay at this beautiful place to escape from the scorching heat of the sun. The hill station gradually became the most popular tourist destination after Independence. Short excursions around Ooty is also becoming a trend to explore the mountain ranges in a better way
The most interesting places to visit in Ooty are, the Botanical Garden, Doddabetta,Boating in Lake, Rose Gardens, a joyful journey in the toy train, Dolphin’s nose, Kalhatti falls and Emerald Lake.
The ghat road from Mettupalayam takes you to the top through many hairpin bends. You will be spellbound by the scenic beauty on your both sides when you travel through the lush sceneries. You can see people halt at many places to click the beauty of the mother nature throughout the way. Ooty is well connected by road to all the major cities in Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
Travelling in the toy train from Mettupalayam to Ooty will be a wonderful experience to be cherished in your life time.Though the services are frequently disconnected due to landslips and other natural inconveniences, the number of fans for this toy train is in the increasing trend.
The nearest airport is Coimbatore which is at a distance of 100kms. Come and enjoy the beauty of mother nature in the Queen of Hills.