Ooty is the short for Ootacamund, which is the anglicized version of Udhagamandalam. It is one of the prettiest and most popular hill stations of Tamil Nadu, India. The region bestowed with the title ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’ is a charming destination blessed with the various bounties of nature from the rolling hills, dense forests, meadows, undulating landscape, waterfalls, lakes, etc. The natural beauty of the region is well complimented by the peaceful and serene surroundings of the region. Ooty enjoys great popularity among the tourist circle, drawing in tourists in large numbers from all parts of the country and also rest of the world.Ooty also enjoys a spectacular location which contributes to beauty and appeal of the region. This petite beauty can be found perched up high amidst the Nilgiri mountain ranges at an altitude of 7,347 ft above sea level. Ooty offering a blend of both fun and relaxation acts as the perfect holiday destination allowing tourists to relax and also have fun at the same time.Along with the rich natural beauty, Ooty also takes great pride in its rich history. The region was founded in the 19th century by the British to serve as a summer resort for the British troops, the region also doubled up as the summer headquarters of the Madras Presidency. Reflections of the regions past can still be visible among the various colonial buildings and other architectures present in the region.There are quite a few interesting things to see and do Ooty. Some of the prominent sightseeing attractions of Ooty include Ooty Botanical Garden, Doddabetta Peak, Annamalai Temple, Ooty Rose Gardens, Hidden Valley, Echo Rock, Pykara Falls, Shooting Point, Dolphin’s Nose and various other vantage points among others.Along with sightseeing, the rich surroundings of the region allow tourists to enjoy various sorts of adventure sports activities from the humble nature walks to trekking, hiking, mountaineering, etc. Tourists can also explore the local markets famous for its tea, eucalyptus, chocolate, spices and gourmet cheese.  A must do in Ooty is to enjoy a ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Railways also known as toy train running from Mettupalayam to Ooty.There are plenty of hotels and resorts in Ooty offering a plethora of accommodation options for tourists to choose from. The various accommodation facilities are also found across all budget segments thus, catering to all tastes and preferences of the myriad of travelers visiting the region. 

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