Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Visit Lord Murugan In 108 Steps

There are several fascinating places in Ooty that tourists like to visit during their vacation spent in this amazing hill station. Located in the Nilgiri Hills of the Indian state, Tamil Nadu, it attracts plenty of tourists every year owing to its beautiful natural surroundings and pleasant climatic conditions. Of the many things to do in Ooty for travellers, a visit to Murugan Temple in Elk Hill is highly recommended. People who have visited the temple at Batu Caves in Malaysia would find this site quite similar to it. A 40-feet tall statue of Lord Murugan stands outside this temple, which can be seen by devotees and tourists ascending its 108 steps.
Lord Murugan Temple, Ooty
Administration of this temple rests with the authorities of Marriamman Temple and the Hindu Religious Endowment Board. Considered as one of the best Ooty attractions for tourists, this Murugan temple also gives its visitors an opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of Elk Hill. The overall atmosphere of this place calms the senses of visitors, while the events held in the temple is a visual delight for many. Of all the festivals celebrated in it, Thaipusam enjoys great popularity among locals as well as tourists. Grand festivities can be witnessed on this occasion, including a procession which is taken from Sri Mahamariamman Temple to the temple of Lord Murugan in early hours of the morning.

Vehicles available from the ATC bus stand offers the required convenience for tourists and devotees in reaching this site. Some of the resorts in Ooty also provide transport services to their guests, which would be of great help for them in visiting the Lord Murugan Temple on Elk Hill and other popular attractions. Ascending the 108 steps of the temple would be one of the unique experiences that visitors would have come across in their life.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Avalanche Lake: One Of The Popular Ooty Attractions

Ooty has become one of the most famous hill stations in India over the years, and is visited by plenty of leisure tourists and honeymooners every year. It is located in the Nilgiri district of the Indian state, Tamil Nadu. While there is no dearth of interesting places to visit in Ooty for tourists, they would certainly find Avalanche Lake to be truly amazing and worth visiting. It is about 28 kilometres away from the hill station and derives its name from a massive land slide that took place in this region during the early nineteenth century.
Avalanche Lake, Ooty
Avalanche Lake, Ooty
This lake has a beautiful landscape with places that have magnolias, rhododendrons and orchids blooming in the surroundings. It is one of the important Ooty tourist attractions on the list of places that visitors should never miss. People touring the Avalanche Lake can walk through the winding paths, enjoying beautiful views on their way. They can also indulge in some exciting activities like fishing and rafting. Many of the tourists like to camp near the lake by pitching their tents and spreading out their campsite accessories. Hilly areas of the Upper Bhavani are the ideal places for trekking enthusiasts to have a wonderful time.

Both international and domestic tourists travelling by air can get to Ooty easily from the Coimbatore International Airport. Tourists who prefer to travel by train for reaching Ooty would have greater convenience in getting to the hill station from Udhagamandalam Railway Station. Excellent connectivity by road helps travellers in reaching the hotel or resort where they have booked a stay. Tourists who are concerned about limited finances can book their accommodation in a budget resort in Ooty for greater savings during the trip. While these resorts provide a stay at lower prices, they do not compromise on the standard of facilities available in their rooms and the quality of services. .

Friday, 2 May 2014

Summer Holiday Guide

Summer is in its initial phase and one of the more interesting topic which can be discussed at this juncture can be something related to Summer holidays. The school and college exams are over making the students as well as their parents eager to plan outings and vacations at some of the summer resorts in India or even a international destination. Providing a few guidelines about summer or in other words summer holiday Guide will be a more interesting topic for the families and groups of travellers who are in a mood to spend a few days at a place where they can beat the heat of the summer. 
Summer holiday destinations in India are ready to welcome the tourists and are getting brimmed up with tourists who are looking for a escape from the scorching heat of the plains and trying to find a refuge at the hill stations and other places where they can enjoy summer holidays. People from cities and towns make early reservations at one of their desired destination, and making bookings at some popular hotels in that region. India has many places to visit during summer and a few of them are less popular but exclusive to visit during summer. Chail in Uttarakhand is one of the splendid resorts located near but above Shimla on a higher altitude. Apart from the salubrious weather there are many attractions to visit like the chail palace, highest cricket ground on the earth and many ancient temples preserving historic importance. 
Summer holiday destinations
 Your summer tour to Ooty is another marvel to be experienced in the wilderness of medicinal trees. This summer destination has its own charm which can be experienced during your tour of this south Indian hill station tucked on great heights of the mountains. The blue mountains of Ooty turn out to be more romantic in summers. Ooty looks like a newlywed bride during summers and invites honeymoon couples and youngsters for a romantic stay in the wilderness. The rustic accommodations at Ooty are evenly spread in the city centre and those which are located near the sightseeing locations offer unique surroundings of the woods. Another attraction of Ooty is the botanical garden and summer festivals which are organized by the management of the gardens. You have many other attractions to visit like the sprawling tea estates and hill slopes becoming lush green by the eucalyptus plantations.