‘The Queen of hill stations’, as they call it, Ooty is a shimmering pearl in the chain of the Nilgiris hills, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It has an extremely pleasant climate most of the time and is blanketed with immense beauty and serenity. The lush greenery, pleasant, cool breezes, grassy hills and lakes aromatizes the very essence of this hill station. If you want to spend your honeymoon without shelling out big bucks, and at the same time, without compromising on the bliss of the rosiest phase of life, Ooty will never disappoint you! There are a plethora of Ooty tour packages available at almost every website, which will enable you to plan your honeymoon in the best possible way. So jazz up your honeymoon photographs with the quintessential charm of Ooty!
Here are some of the places you must visit with your partner:
- Lakes: Ooty bases various lakes, of which the Ooty Lake and the Pykara Lake must be trotted by you. Ooty Lake hits the list of all Ooty travellers. One can bask in the sheer serenity of this beautiful, rippling lake amidst the Eucalyptus trees and the mountains in the backdrop. There is also a boathouse and you can enjoy paddling boat with your partner in this lake, dotted with various water birds. The Pykara Lake is another beautiful lake in this place, which is even considered sacred. It is surrounded by thick forests, which adds to its scenic beauty. It is also a major shooting spot for movies, and if lucky, you might get to catch one! The Pykara river falls to form two waterfalls, also known as the Pykara falls, which mystify the place even more. There is also a dam built at the river, which is an excellent recreation site and a fishing spot.
- Ooty Botanical Garden: Experience the panorama and vivid vista of this garden amidst the plethora of plants, shrubs and trees, both indigenous and exotic species. One is bound to be taken aback by the sheer diversity of the flora of this garden. The heather covered moors are well maintained, and are speckled with the beautiful flowers of every colour. The garden also houses a fossil tree, standing there for the past 20 million years! There is also a Monkey’s Puzzle tree, which is renowned as even monkeys can’t climb it! Various festivals and flower shows are held in this garden in summers.
- Rose Garden: Another exquisite garden, which must be visited is the Government Rose Garden, situated in the heart of Ooty in the slopes of the Elk hill. There are more than twenty thousand varieties of roses of unusual colours and hybridization like miniature roses, hybrid tea roses, ramblers and floribunda. This makes it the largest rose garden of India.
- Doddabetta Peak: It is the highest mountain of the Nilgiri Hills. A good place for photographers and nature-lovers, it is calm, green and even has a telescope-house which allows one to have the beautiful view of the mountains and the forests.
Ooty Tea Factory: What can be more thrilling than grabbing a cup of hot steaming tea in the chilly, romantic weather with your lover? Not just this, you get to unveil the fascinating process of tea making from the freshly cut tea leaves. The Ooty Tea Factory is a must-visit place before leaving Ooty.