Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ooty Outing

Date: 21-24 April 2013
Ooty, which is deep within the Nilgiri hills, is also known as The Blue Mountains. It is unknown whether this name comes from the blue smoky haze given off by the eucalyptus trees that cover the area, or because of the kurunji flower, which blooms every twelve years giving the slopes a bluish tinge.(Wikipedia)
No wonder Ooty draws a large number of tourists every year...especially during this hot summer season ! It's soooooooo cool / cold up here. We set out to enjoy this wonderful place ! Voila !
The Government Rose Garden
Reckoned as the largest rose garden in India this garden issituated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty. It has one of the largest collection of roses in the country with more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 cultivars. Mom surely enjoyed this !

Doddabetta Peak
It is the highest peak (2,623 m) in the Nilgiris, about 10 km from Ooty. It lies at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats and offers beautiful vistas of the Nilgiri Hill ranges. It is surrounded by dense shoals. One can have a panoramic view of the landscape through the TTDC telescope.

We also visited some other tourist spots such as the tea estate,boat house, mountain railway and so on. All in all, it was a great trip here...plus the weather was just as nice ! Enjoy these snapshots of OOOOOOOtttyyyy