Places to see in Ooty
Botanical Garden :
Ooty Botanical Garden, which is also called government botanical garden. It is located in the heart of the Ooty town and covering 22 hectares area. Just 2kms from Ooty bus stand and railway station. A must see spot for tourist coming to Ooty. The gardens is laid out on 1848 and now it is managed by horticulture department, government of India. This botanical garden consists of 650 species of plants and trees. The gardens is divided into six sections namely lower garden, new garden, italian garden, the conservatory and the nurseries. The most famous ooty flower show happen in this garden every year.
Ooty Lake :
Ooty Lake, one of the most interesting attractions in Ooty. A 65 acre lake surrounded by mountains is a beautiful scenic place. THough it is over crowded during the summer, still it is worth spending some time there. Boating in the lake is the number one activity for many coming to Ooty. Recent study show water is becoming dirty every year; ooty tourim is working hard to keep it clean. Lying in the grass on the lake shore and watching the boats is a romantic experience. Thanks to the british man john sullivan who constructed the lake in 1824. Don't miss the boat race and boat pagent shows if you are going to OOty during the month of May.