Ooty is known for its picturesque landscapes and lush green sceneries. Located in the heart of Nilgiri Hills, this Queen of Hill Stations boasts of its emerald grassy slopes and eucalyptus-studded pathways. Covered in a mist of clouds, Ooty almost takes your breath away with its stunning views and peaceful environment. A trip to Ooty requires a well-planned itinerary and there are numerous Ooty tour packages that help you with same.
Tea Estates in Ooty:
India is a country known for its tea-lovers across the globe. The Nilgiri Hills are home to numerous tea plantations, resulting in a major turnout of tourists from all over the world. Apart from providing mesmerizing views, these tea plantations also offer us fascinating insights into the making of this widely popular beverage. A paradise for tea connoisseurs, at the tea factory within these plantations, you not only learn all about tea right from plucking to packaging but also get to shop for the world’s best tea.
Glenmorgan is one of the oldest tea estates in Ooty and it is also counted amongst one of the famous picnic spots in the city. The stunning tea estates of Ooty are a must-visit for all the nature lovers seeking a peaceful and blissful environment, but you should make it a point to not pluck the tea-leaves from the tea estate. If not for a fresh cup of tea, do visit the tea plantations to click memorable photographs and create some beautiful memories. It would be wise to save your time and pre-book your accommodation in Ooty through various package tour options in order to experience a hassle-free vacation.
Visiting Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sat-Sun: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Entrance Fees: Tea Factory – Rs 10, Tea Museum – Rs.10 per Person (Adults), Children- Rs.3, No Fees (Children below 5 years)
Camera Fees: Camera Rs 10/-
Botanical Gardens in Ooty:
Spread over an area of 22 hectares, Ooty’s Botanical garden is located on the sloping gradients of the Doddabetta peak. Established in 1848, Botanical garden is the most photographed place in this beautiful hill station. The foundation stone of the park was laid down during the British rule and was further extended and beautified by the British as well as the Indian government. The highlights of this garden include a glass house, a 20-million-year-old fossilized tree, and over a thousand species of exotic flora spread around well-manicured gardens. The garden is beset with the Kikuyu grass variety that is known for its sprightly posture and lends an aesthetic value to the already picturesque surroundings. The garden is divided into 6 separate sections called:
- Lower Garden,
- New Garden,
- Italian Garden,
- Fountain Terrace, and
Every year in the month of May, a flower show is conducted at the Ooty Botanical Garden that exhibits various flowers along with rare plant species, which is a major attraction of the place.
Visiting Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entrance Fees: Rs 30 per Person (Adults), Rs 15 (Children from 5-10 yrs), No fees (Children under 5 yrs)
Camera Fees: Still camera Rs 50/-, Video Rs 100
Offering you escape from the hustle-bustle of your city life, this alluring hill station is known for its tea estates and botanical gardens. The beautiful tea estates and botanical gardens of Ooty are a part of several Ooty Tour Packages, giving you a chance to soak in the natural beauty of this picturesque hill station. You can simply stroll around the lush green tea estates or you can go for a hike with your friends to make the most out of your trip. Ooty is visited by a number of tourists throughout the year, who come here to catch a break from their daily lives. Do not forget to pack few warm clothes before heading to Ooty.