We are located about 200 meters from the reserve forest, with a lot of wildlife seen around the resort. Don’t be surprised if you are woken by the twittering of Bulbuls or a Yellow Wagtail marching around the edge of the pool, as Glyngarth is a haven for bird watchers.
For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to this place holds an allure like none other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company, Ooty is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to unwind from busy schedules of life.
The journey to Ooty itself is an experience with magnificent sights of the Nilgiri Hills. The awe-inspiring tea gardens, the serene waterfalls, the peaceful landscape of Ooty are a wonderful experience. The most interesting sights to see are listed out below. Make sure to get the most of your trip to Ooty.
This is about 10 km southwest of Ooty en route to Avalanche. This museum portrays the Nilgiri tribal communities, their art, exhibits, model huts and artifacts such as the skull of the buffalo which used to be sacrificed at Toda funerals. Todas were the community of people who lived there before it was taken over by the East India Company.
This Government Botanical Garden was laid out in the year 1848. It is divided into several sections and covers an area of 55 hectares. It lies in the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak. The garden enjoys a temperate climate, with an average rainfall of 140 cm. The maximum and minimum temperatures are 28 degrees C and 0 degrees C respectively. The different sections of the garden are the lower garden which hosts selective plants and fossil trunk of 20 million years old tree. The next section being the new garden having hundred varieties of roses, carpet-bed emblems of the Government of India, natural ponds with aquatic plants. Others being the Italian garden, the conservatory and the Nurseries.
This age old earthy-red building houses more than 30,000 books. They include 19th century British Journals about Nilgiri tribes. Visitors can pay a membership of Rs. 500 and read interesting books in the reading room. You can find a portrait of Queen Victoria presented to Ooty on her 1887 Golden Jubilee.
This is one of the oldest churches located on the road to Mysore. This church was consecrated by John Matthias Turner, Bishop of Calcutta on 5 November 1830. It was opened to public on Easter Sunday 3 April 1831. A painting of the last supper is displayed on the western wall, which is situated above panelled doors. There are many other attractions once you are in there.
This is a popular tourist spot in Ooty that exhibits some of the most magnificent and exquisite collection of artificial flowers and plants, all made by expert hands and skilful artists by just using thread. Marvellous things have been created using approximately 6 crore meters of embroidery thread.
Here terraced lands welcome you with over 20,000 varieties of rose bushes, best visited between May and July. This garden is a lovely place for a stroll giving you a great view of the hillside around Ooty.
This is the highest peak of the Nilgiri Hills which is about 7 km from Ooty. It is known as the best viewpoint. You can get there by Kotagiri bus services, after which you have a 3 km steep climb or a quick jeep ride.