Imagine slowly making your way up through scenic greens and layers of mist and fog to an undiscovered home in the blue mountains. Maybe a winding drive with loved ones or a long and slow journey in a Swiss engineered steam powered train, gazing out and marveling at the beauty you’d have thought never existed. This is Ooty, your abode amidst the mysteriously enticing Nilgiris. Here begins your luxury holiday in Ooty!
This delightful hill station is in stark contrast with the rest of Tamil Nadu when it comes to the weather and rainfall. There are several ‘must see must do’ things when it comes to Ooty. The tea plantations, for instance, must be paid a visit for the fresh tea. Be cautious while buying tea packets directly from locals as the tea that you tasted might be different to what you buy. Many holiday resorts in Ooty arrange tea tasting sessions and will help you purchase tea if you want. Family Holiday resorts such as Club Mahindra go an extra step by providing the services of a local guide if needed to overcome the language barrier.
As is the case with all hill stations in India, there are several unique tourist points such as the Annamalai temple, rose gardens, botanical gardens, Sims Park of rare flora, the tea factory and so on. Activities like taking a hike along the pine forest to discover a lake at its end, boating at Pykara or simply playing in the waterfall there, journeying up to the Echo rock or visiting the Mudumalai forest sanctuary make up an interesting family holiday Ooty. Places like Club Mahindra resort even organize several in-house family oriented activities that are creative and pure fun.
Mountain Biking a new activity introduced around here for the avid adventure lovers. It is being encouraged even by Ooty tourism. In fact, a new state of the art Mountain Bike Park has been recently opened in Ooty, which makes sure that the biking range poses enough challenge for bikers ranging from the amateur to the pro. The downhill bike ride will surely invigorate each of your senses with the surrounding natural beauty. Bikes are available at nominal rents in the bike park for the ease and convenience of adventurous tourists.
If your prime motive is to blow off some steam and just relax, Ooty will definitely exceed your expectations as the pace of life completely drops here and your focus is drawn to living in the moment experiencing the peace that is available in abundance here, many leisure resorts in Ooty go those extra miles to heighten your precious relaxing moments. For instance the Svaastha Spa offered by Club Mahindra’s Derby Green offers several massages, ayurvedic treatments, yoga and reiki. All this indulgence is very likely to make you feel life like never before and you may not want to get back to the grilling schedules back in the city after enjoying such a wonderful vacation
Other than the expected rejuvenation post a beautiful experience, you’ll realize you’ve gained a better perspective about life in general and your mindset has broadened for good as well.
About the author:Anupama Sughosh is a die-hard wanderlust, backpacker and an adventure seeker who loves sharing her views and experience on all-things-travel right from interesting places to explore in India to other must-visit destinations across the world.
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