The famous Ooty Lake

From just behind the bus stand of bar-Main (also near the train station) the famous Ooty Lake stretches in an irregular a L form, for approximately two kilometers in length and in width at distances varrying. In the end it is far from the house boat where all types of boats are available for hire from eight in the morning to six at night. During the summer seasons, in May, the boat races and boat pageantry are organized in the two days in the lake which draw huge crowds.

In recent years the lake and the boat house have become the hub of entertainment for visitors. At the end of the house boat is children 's with a fleet of toytrain. In the adjacent location is a park of deer. A mini-garden is at the end of the trolley-bus bar and a walk and placed around the entire lake. Just outside the boat house of the local ponies are available for tours on a happy load.

For the curious, this artificial lake was formed by sol Sullivan, founder of Ooty, in 1823-25 dammed the streams that flow down the mountain valley of Ooty. The lake which broke extremely, completely draining it, original extended upto the current market and the ferries of the day was used to get from one side to the other. Shrunks of the lake gradually in size which gives rise to the Racecourse today, the trolley-bus bar, the mini garden and some of the mini garden end.

Ooty Tours

Ooty is the capital town of the district of nilgiri. I would say that the climate in ooty is pleasant and is a great place for leisure tours. There are many places you can tour, such as the Botanical Gardens, Lamb's rock and Dodabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Kodanadu's View Point, and also weekend trips like: Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Kotagiri, Kalhatty Waterfalls, Dolphin's Nose, Avalanche, Coonnoor, on tours to Ooty India.

Some of the tourist attractions of Ooty are Ooty Lake which was was built for providing an irrigation tank to the people of this region, Botanical Garden situated on the lower slopes of the Dodabetta peak and Kalhatty Falls which is located about 113 kilometers away from ooty.

Ooty is on the narrow gauge railway, connected to Mettupalayam (47 km), which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai. The famous toy train connects Ooty with Mettupalayam and Coonoor. A good network of roads and national highways connect Ooty with all major towns and cities. There are regular bus services to and from Coimbatore, Trichy, Bangalore, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mysore, Palghat, Calicut, Tirupati and other important destinations in South India. Ooty is also well connected with major cities of Kerala and Karnataka. Coimbatore, 105 km from Ooty, is the nearest airport.

You can opt for an ooty tour to enjoy this beautiful destination of charming hills and pleasant climate. I think it is during summer vacation most people are visiting this place. Ooty is also a honeymooners paradise in south India.

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