A small town located in the Nilgiri Hills named as Udhagamandalam popularly known as Ooty – Queen of hill station.
I finally arrived at my abode. I was eagerly waiting for visiting this place since I heard about it. and what could have been a better occasion than my 1st wedding anniversary….
Ooty is quite a beautiful place just like a dream turned to reality. The uplands were carpeted by thick forest, we crossed three Tiger reserve back to back to reach our destination.
The immaculately tall trees shading the valley was the most magnificent view I saw when I woke up in our Bus travelling towards Ooty. Also enjoyed a saffari as we crossed the tiger reserve. Elephants drinking water from the lake and splashing over, dear all around and rabbits jumping from one place to another was the common sight as we moved.
Almost completing an overnight and early morning Journey we reached our most awaited destination – Ooty. We took a Auto to reach our Hotel and got freshen up to immediately leave for sight seeing. the first point we started with was Doddabetta Peak, The view was stunning the magnificent mountains having a blanket of green and touching the sky was just par excellence but then you will be not the only one who have come there, the place is generally crowded as it is the most popular, You will also be able to enjoy the tasty treat as you will find many local food stall and not miss to enjoy the “Carrots”.
Having spend almost 3-4 hrs there we moved down the hill and slipped into the Tea factory and Chocolate factory which are on the way downwards. We saw the whole process of Tea making. and also the hand made chocolates of Ooty are quite famous, you will find different varieties of chocolates.
The third, was Botanical Garden, which was very relaxing. The Garden was vast and was very well maintained. We noticed some of the very unique flowers and plant. The scene of children playing, youngsters enjoying and oldies relaxing was quite soothing to eyes and was almost picture perfect.
And the last destination for us for the day was Ooty lake, where we went for boating trying to recall the famous Bollywood song, Dil deewana bin sajna k ….. it was fun and also around the lake you can find many shopping stall, Horse ridding and also other entertainment, also opposite to the lake you will find Thread Garden, where you will be amazed to see the whole Garden made by using thread and you will not be able to believe a fantastic and detailed art. Just look at the pictures, its hard to believe that they were hand made but yes they truly were….Published in