There are many places to visit in India, but not all of them size up to be the best. Different people like different things. And when you plan a trip, you desperately hope to get all those things on the menu. Ooty, for example, is one of those places you just have to visit. Here are 10 elements that’ll make Ooty one of the most desirable places for you to go:
10. Clean Air
Tired of the pollutants in the air? Run away to Ooty. It has such a natural exuberance about it, especially the intoxicatingly fresh air. Every breath makes you wish you actually lived there, but alas, it’s only a trip.
9. A Great Place to Unwind
Ooty is one of the most serene places in India. You could stay indoors, walk the roads to infinity or lay on the grass as it slopes gently down a plane…it doesn’t matter. The peace and quiet will do you a whole load of good. It’s the perfect stress buster.
8. From One Mountain to Another
Ooty is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to be, but it’s not just for the wildlife and plants. Ooty resides among the peaks and just by climbing the spiraling road upward, you’ll hit one of the highest peaks in the area. A view of the mountains with a piping hot tea early in the morning, among the clouds, would send anyone into a state of ecstasy.
7. The Weather
The weather in Ooty is the most popular reason people go there. It’s almost always cloudy, raining or freezing cold. As soon as you wake up, the fog will be all over your bedroom (October to February). The day gets slightly warmer but not so warm that you can walk around in your shorts. A fireplace will never feel so warm. To experience Ooty at its best, travel there during winter.
6. Tons of boat rides
The boat rides are a must do. The lakes take you in and around the city in a conundrum of ways, yet everything will look so familiar. It’s a must do for any Ooty goer.
5. Botanical Gardens
Bangalore might be called the garden city but it pales in comparison to Ooty’s gardens. The vast array of flowers and plants make it impossible to know which one you’re actually mesmerized by. The colors will leave you stunned and craving for more.
Ooty has some of the most artistically crafted schools in India. They’re a delight to visit during any time of the day. The irony is that we know so little about them, yet they hold so much of our history.
3. Lack of people
If you’re from one of those noisy, crowded places then you’ll love Ooty. The sheer lack of people makes it look like a haunted town (as you spiral up the hill). But that’s a good thing. It complements the place uniquely.
2. Food and stay
It has some of the best hotels and eateries around, probably because it’s such a hot bed for tourists. It’s jammed with foreigners the year round and they’re not so easily satisfied. So over there five star treatment actually means five star treatment.
1. Homemade chocolates
Lastly, Ooty has some of the best homemade chocolates in India. Sit around and share them with your friends or take them home to your family. It doesn’t matter; you’re bound to sneak one in. And once that happens, your family won’t really be getting any will they?