to visit :
lake : OOTY lake is favourite tourist
spots of the visitors. The lake covers an area of
one and a half square miles, with a railway running
along one bank. The large graveyard of St. Thomas's
church, built in 1870, overlooks the lake. It has
the tallest memorial of Ooty, a huge pillar surmounted
by a cross, over the grave of William Patrick Adam,
the Governor of Madras Presidency, who died in Ooty
in 1881. Paddle boats or rowing boats are available
for boating enthusiasts.
Gardens : The
gardens lie on the lower slopes of Dodabetta peak,
the highest point in Ooty. Clipped bushes in the form
of elephants, with raised trunks, and other animals
greet the visitors, all over the Gardens. More than
a thousand different species of plants including thirty
odd varieties of eucalyptus. The Roman Catholic Cathedral,
recently enlarged, can be seen on the road from Charing
Cross to the Botanical Gardens.
Cross : It is a road junction with
markets around it. A short walk from Charing Cross
is the Spencers departmental store, which still sells
its own Planter's Special cigars, made of Indian tobacco.
Club : It is the most elegant British
club. The British influences are very strongly found
here.The Ooty hunt, hunt for jackals is one of the
main attractions of the club. Wenlock Downs, at Ooty
Gymkhana Golf club offers an ideal place for a game
races : This is the other major attraction.
The Ootacmund Derby is the climax of the season, and
attracts top Indian jockeys.
By Places :
literally 'Big Mountain', is the highest peak in Tamil
Nadu, and a motor road takes you to the top, from
where you can see as far as Coonoor and Wellington.
three kilometres away, is the Kandal
which has a full size crucifix secured on a huge boulder,
and a fragment of the true cross.
which drop some 131 feet down, are about 12 km from
26 km from Ooty is Avalanche,
known after an avalanche in the area in 1823. This
is one of the best spots for trout fishing, and rods
can be hired here from the trout hatchery.
7 km walk from Avalanche is the MacIvor's
of this is Mukerti Peak,
at an altitude of 8031 feet, which is also a part
of Nilgiri Tahr Sanctuary,
created in the most remote part of the mountains.
areas of attraction around Ooty, are Mukerti
Lake, Pykara Lake, Tiger Hill and
The famous Mudumalai
Wildlife Sanctuary is just 67 kms
(2 Days / 2 Nights)
7.30am depart to Mysore, enroute visit Srirangapatna,
Daria Daulat, Gumbuz, Ranganathaswamy Temple, noon
arrival Mysore, visit St. Philomena's Church, Chamundi
Hills, Mysore Palace & Brindavan Garden, Night
halt at Mysore.