Honeymoon in Ooty
Located amidst the beautiful hills of Nilgiris, Ooty is south India’s most famous hill station. This small town was once a tribal village and was converted into a hill station by the Britishers during the early 19th century. Ooty is known for its rolling hills, tea plantations, quaint churches, villages, unbridled greenery, lakes, and stunning vistas. No matter how long you stay in Ooty you can never get enough of it and will long to come back to it again and again. This haunting beauty of Ooty attracts tourists in hordes and honeymooners too come here in large numbers.
Ooty Lake is the most popular tourist spot in the town. This two-and-a-half kilometer long lake is surrounded by beautiful trees. Boating with your partner while enjoying the serene scenery around is one of the must do activities of Ooty. The Botanical Garden is another popular tourist attraction of Ooty. It is one of the oldest botanical gardens in India and is home to a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers.
Since Ooty was established by Britishers, their influence is visible in its beautiful churches. No trip to Ooty is complete without a visit to its churches. Some of the churches that you can visit are: St. Stephen’s Church – the oldest Church in Ooty; Holy Trinity Church – known for its Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows; Kandal Church, which is believed to house a relic of the Cross on which Christ was crucified; and St. Thomas Church, which overlooks the beautiful Ooty Lake. You can’t come to Ooty and not enjoy the Nilgiri Toy Train. The Nilgiri Mountain Railways is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in India. The train passes through scenic locales and offers a wonder experience. The toy train runs between Mettupalayam and Ooty.
Doddabetta, located at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats, at an altitude of 8650 ft, is the highest peak of Nilgiri Hills and offers panoramic views of Ooty, Coonor and Ketty. Located at a distance of 8 km from town, on a clear day the peak offers views of the plains of Coimbatore, and the Mysore Plateau.
You can also visit the popular picnic spots of Wenlock Down and the Ninth Mile. Wenlock Down is located 17 km from Ooty and is a vast stretch of pretty green grassy knolls. Ninth Mile is on the way to Ninth Mile and is located amidst the cluster of pine trees. Both the spots provide welcome respite from the crowds and are located amidst sylvan green surroundings.
You can’t come on honeymoon and go without shopping. Ooty is known for its tea plantations and there are a variety of teas that you can buy. The place is also known for its homemade chocolates and they come in variety of flavours: plain, milk, cashew, butterscotch, fruit and nut. Besides these, you can shop for aromatic oils and spices.
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