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Ooty, the colloquial of Ootacamund, is also known as Udhagamandalam lies in the Nilgiri District of Tamil Nadu. The place is crowned as the “Queen of hill stations” is the capital of Nilgiris district. It was remarked by Jawahar Lal Nehru. The town is stationed at an altitude of 2286 m above the sea level is the most popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days, which gave it an importance of a tourist destination and remains till today. It is known as also a municipality and the district capital.
Standing as one of the most admired tourist destinations in India attracts the tourist from abroad as well. Due to its location it is bestowed with magnificent natural beauty and a soothing sub tropical climate that retains all through the year.
It is the mountain train expedition on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many spine-tingling curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep gorges full of luxuriant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.
The foundation of numerous tea estates made Ooty all the more popular. Lofty mountains, thick vegetation, expansive velvet grasslands and a view of tea gardens across the miles is what has been set over the hill station. There is another attraction that attracts the tourist and that is the annual Tea and Tourism Festival.
This hill station is famous for its tea farming as well as oil industry, wherein the oil is obtained from its eucalyptus trees, lemon grass, geranium, clove and camphor. The city is couched amidst the blue mountains of southern India. This erstwhile hill resort of British is perched at an altitude of 2240 m above sea level. Miles across miles you will only get its natural splendor as the town is nestled in an arena created by four hills -Club Hill, Elk Hill, Doddabetta Hill and Snowdon Hill.