Often called the Queen of Hill Stations, Udhagamandalam or Ooty lies in the state of Tamil Nadu. The origin of its name has been unclear; though it is believed that it comes from a local tribal word, Ootaca or Otha-Cal. As with most hill towns in India, Udhagamandalam was established by the British. Over time, sprawling tea estates and heritage buildings came up, further enhancing its photogenic setting. but you have also found an appropriate paradise in Ooty, owing to its mesmerising lakes and hills. Many Ooty tour packages include a journey on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. This hill route, on which it travels, has one of the steepest gradients in the world; hence, it uses the ingenious rack and pinion system, developed way back in 1811. Starting from Mettupalayam, the train takes passengers on winding and rising tracks, along tea gardens, across over 350 bridges and through more than 200 curves and 16 tunnels.
Among these, the Stone House and Saint Stephens Church are two of the most prominent. The Stone House was the first bungalow and in turn the first pukka house, built here. It stands on a lush patch of land, which has tall trees all around. The scenery is immensely breathtaking here; ideal for capturing in cameras. From outside, Saint Stephens Church looks plain and simple, but its interiors tell a completely different story. crystal-clear lakes, lush-green gardens and popular tourist attractions like the Raj Bhawan, Doddabetta Peak Government Museum, Lambs Rock, Botanical Gardens and sprawling tea gardens are simply a treat to the eyes. Our attractive tour packages relieve from the burden of planning an accommodation and major sightseeing locations.
Day 1: - Arrival in Coimbatore | Coimbatore to Ooty
After arrival at Coimbatore Airport, proceed to the picturesque hill station of Ooty. Post travelling for around 3 hours, reach Ooty and check-in at the hotel. Located in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is a popular tourist spot with dense forests, impressive mountains and scenic grasslands. Offering spectacular views, it is famous for its mostly unchanging weather, and tea and coffee plantations. Here, you can rejuvenate amidst picturesque surroundings. Later, spend the night with a peaceful sleep at the hotel.
Day 2: - Sightseeing
Start your day with a visit. Located in Kancheepuram, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Arjuna's Penance or Descent of the Ganges is a giant monument, consisting of intricate carvings on two monolithic boulders. It depicts the story from Mahabharata, when Arjuna (one of the Pandava brothers) performed deep penance to achieve Lord Shiva's weapon. And it also depicts the descent of Ganga to the earth. Next move to Pancha Rathas, a set of five glorious rock temples in the shape of rathas or chariots. These rathas are splendid examples of the Dravidian style of architecture. Decreasing in size according to the age of the Pandava brother they are named after, they contain carvings and reliefs of various Hindu mythological characters.
Later, see Shore Temple, a magnificent stone shrine, overlooking the Bay of Bengal. The temple is a compound of three shrines, constructed by the Pallava dynasty. Two of the shrines are dedicated to Lord Shiva and the third one to Lord Vishnu. Its large and marvellous sculptures, including those of the presiding deities, Nandi, Goddess Durga and Kartikeya, attract a large number of tourists. Also as part of this sightseeing venture, see Tiger Cave. Named so due to the carving of tiger heads on its exterior, this cave shrine is said to depict an incident from the life of Goddess Durga.
Thereafter, visit Krishna’s Butter Ball, a huge rock about 5 metres in diameter, balancing on a hill slope. It is quite popular with tourists and locals alike as an interesting backdrop for clicking photographs. In the evening, return to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay in your room.
Day 3: - Ooty to Coimbatore | Departure from Coimbatore
In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive back to destination for your onward journey.
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Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest International Airport which is located at a distance of around 96 kms.
Ooty has its own railway station called Ooty Railway Station. The station is well connected to major cities of the country.
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