Waking up everyday to the same routine of day to day life can be pretty boring if there hadn't been the privilege of going on vacations whenever you want. You can always take a break from that busy schedule of yours for a change of atmosphere. But the question that follows is where to visit if you plan a trip; to a city of busy crowd, posh area, to a historical place or to a quiet hill station. Its of course an individual preference but most people choose to visit peaceful locations away from the buzz of city life for a change. In that case one can have numerous options, but you might wanna try Coonoor, Ooty. If you are unaware of this place then here's a brief for you.
Ooty is among one of the best hill stations in India, offering a wide range of activities and adventures to all the tourists year around. Its titled as Queen of Hills as its the headquarter of the Nilgiris district. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above the sea level and has an excellent weather. Ooty is known for its peaceful surroundings, freshness of green valleys & mountains of Nilgiris giving you an enriching view. The hotels and resorts available in Ooty are quite hospitable and can also suggest you various ways to visit the attractions of the place. However, staying in a Homestay in Coonoor could be more beneficial as they treat you like family.
Homestays and Cottages in Ooty have become a kind of attraction. Homestays are a lot different from Hotels. A tourist gets to stay with a family as there guest without compromising on any luxury. Rather being with a local family gives you a real overview of life in this region. You get to taste the traditional home-cooked food with the local spices. One member from the family becomes a tour guide for you who are more reliable compared to the local guides there. This phenomenon reflects the true hospitality nature of India.
One among the best Honeymoon Resorts in Ooty is Sunvalley Homestay. Its a clean and tranquil place little away from the chaos of the city. Its located real close to many tourist locations such as Coonoor, Kothagiri, Mudhumala, Masangudi etc. resulting in excellent connectivity. Cottages in Ooty offers breath-taking views from the balcony or from their every single room.
Another aspect you should consider before planning a trip is the season of your visit. Different seasons bring diversified views of the naturally rich location. Summers are the most preferred and crowded of the year. But the best time is during the local festivals. The month of January celebrates the annual 'Tea & Tourism' festival. The Summer Festival held in May at the Botanical Garden, attracts a large number of tourists. One of the main highlights of the festival is the flower show which is the pride of the area. Boat Races and Boat Pageantry are other added tourist attractions in the month of May. A number of cultural programs, are organized on the sidelines of the festival. Adventure spots like trekking also form part of the festival. All these festivals are jointly organised by the Tamilnadu Tourism Department and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
There are many types of travellers. Some travel to take a break, some for the sake of fun while some come on business tour. No matter what your purpose of visit to Ooty are, you can always take full advantage of your visit. So, take the time to stroll through the tea gardens and come back feeling rejuvenated.
Feel the freshness of Coonoor, Ooty