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Ooty – A must visit city in Karnataka

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Ooty tourist guide

If one is on the lookout for a getaway that is far from the humdrum of day to day life the best place to visit is Ooty. This is one picturesque locale not to be missed. A tourist attraction, this hill station is situated among a range of 24 mountain peaks in the Nilgiris or the blue mountains that run through Tamil Nadu bordering Karnataka as well as Kerala, amidst 4 peaks namely Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk and Club hill. This city wonce known as Ootacamund is now officially called Udhagamandalam. This place is also fondly called a resort town owing to the various resorts that it houses. A few others choose to call it the queen of hill stations. Let us delve into a little history of this place. John Sullivan who then was the British collector of Coimbatore in and around the nineteenth century founded this wonderful resort town that is 7500 feet above sea level. This was a move made in order to provide the sahibs some respite from the sweltering heat of the plains. Tourists throng Ooty for is fantastic landscape and wonderful weather that is oh so pleasant and a treat. Ooty is well known for its tea and coffee plantations not to miss hundreds of Eucalyptus trees whose smell engulf the surroundings. Ooty is famous for its Pine and Conifer forests too. It is also famous for its gardens such as the Ooty Botanical garden. The Ooty lake, coffee and tea plantations, the Madumalai wildlife sanctuary as well as Doddabetta, the highest peak in the Niligiri range that stands tall at 8652 feet are not to be missed as they are the other tourist attractions that Ooty can boast about. The town’s primary produce is tea and coffee. Extracts of essential oils of the Eucalyptus, clove, geranium, camphor and lemon grass are of immense worth as well. The concept of horticulture is also very prevalent in Ooty. All that has to be done is for one to visit this beautiful resort city and while there make sure that you visit a few bakeries to try out the fantastic bread, buns, pastries as well as the homemade chocolate that this city is known for. Gift yourself, family, loved ones as well as friends the opportunity to be at a place that is the epitome of serenity. This can be the most memorable experience that doubles into a holiday that will be etched in memory in the years to come. This is one wonderful place that will leave you speechless and enthralled with its fantastic surroundings enabling you to sit and soak in all that nature has to offer. This quaint hill station has the innate ability to allow you to be one with nature and its beauty. The unbelievable calming effect it has on frayed nerves thanks to the never-ending span of hillocks and greenery is sure to cast is mesmerising spell on you. While there are umpteen places in Karnataka that are tourist attractions what must be kept in mind is that this is a place which is undoubtedly a must see.

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