Sunday, 23 November 2014

Ooty: Visit the Queen of Hill Stations

Situated deep within Nilagiri hills (which literally means Blue Mountains) Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South India. Ooty is popularly referred as Queen of Hill Stations. If you intend to reach this destination, then following are modes for reaching this hill station.

Ooty, Queen of Hill Stations


How to reach Ooty?

By Train
Tourists planning to travel Ooty by train can get off at the Udhagamandalam Railway Station located in the city. This station connects Ooty with the nearby town of Mettupalayam which is further connected to a number of other cities in and around the state namely Chennai, Mysore, Conoor, Kozhikode and Coimbatore. There are toy trains that run from the cities of and Mettupalayam, which help tourists reach Ooty.

By Air
Tourists planning to fly into Ooty will have to get off at the nearest airport which happens to be Coimbatore International Airport. This airport is located at a distance of approximately 105 km from the city.

By Bus
Tourists have an option to reach the city of Ooty by bus from almost all the prominent cities in Southern India. Tourists can also avail bus services both to and fro this city, which are regularly run by the State Government & private organizations as well. Tourists can travel to this tourist destination via bus thanks to numerous regular bus services running between Ooty and numerous other cities including Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Mysore.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Sanctuary Avalanche: An Eco-friendly & Picturesque Destination in Ooty


Revered as ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations in southern India. Nature has been extremely generous on this region, so you can find green meadows and hills spread everywhere you see. On your trip to Ooty, you shouldn’t miss out visiting Sanctuary Avalanche, which is among tourists visiting this hill station.

Sanctuary Avalanche, situated in the widely famous Nilgiris Hills, is a wildlife sanctuary. It was primarily constructed with an intention for protecting wildlife in Southern India. Here, you can find several species on the verge of extinction. The best aspect of this sanctuary is that all the species are taken care with extreme care. They are offered eco-friendly environment, which helps them breed with ease. This sanctuary is one of the key attractions in Ooty.

Sanctuary Avalanche Lake, Ooty
Situated at approximately 67 kilometres distance from the national park, this sanctuary is home for a plethora of wild animals. Killing wildlife is strictly forbidden in this area, so if you’re a passionate shooter, then you should either avoid shooting here or give it a miss. This sanctuary is named after an immensely popular that took place in the year 1823. It is a natural paradise for water bodies, Shola trees and orchids. Trekking enthusiasts can have fun on various trekking trails around this area. The most popular trek is along Bhawani River. You can even trek up to adjoining hills of Aravali.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Options for tourists to get around in Ooty


Ooty is among the most romantic destinations of India, visited by many of the honeymooners and leisure tourists to spend some quality time away from bustling crowds. While enjoying a memorable vacation in this hill station, travellers would like to get to all the popular tourist attractions. The most exciting way to savour the beautiful natural surroundings of the region is by boarding a miniature train of Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

Ooty


Buses plying from Mysore and parts of Tamil Nadu to Ooty can also be an excellent mode of transport for getting around in the hill station. Tourists can also choose to take the local buses that leave for Kotagiri and Coonoor every 30 minutes. Hiring a private taxi would give travellers the chance to get to their desired locations in this region at reasonable rates. Some of the popular resorts in Ooty give their guests the convenience of travelling to all the popular places of Ooty with their taxi services.


This particular amenity is useful not only for the sightseeing tours, but can also be utilized for airport transfers by the tourists. Many of these resorts also arrange pick-ups and drops for their guests, which makes the railway station or bus stop transfers hassle-free.