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Ooty: A Honeymooner’s Paradise

Ooty, the queen of hill stations, is a popular honeymoon destination. The title given to Ooty, ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, says it all! It is one of India's most beautiful hill stations, surrounded by hills and lush greenery. Located in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, Ooty served as a recreational centre and summer capital for the Madras presidency during the 19th century. Today, it still serves as a weekend getaway for many tourists and honeymooners. Its scenic beauty is a sight to sore eyes and a nature lover’s paradise!

Weather in Ooty

The best part of visiting Ooty is that you can visit it all year round without worrying about the weather! However, it is recommended that you visit Ooty from March to June to enjoy its pleasant summers. If you and your partner enjoy winter, you can visit during October and February. Ooty winters can be rather chilly as the temperature drops to under five degrees, making it a winter honeymoon destination too!

You can book a honeymoon tour package in Chennai to experience Ooty’s cold and cosy weather!

Top Five Honeymoon Spots in Ooty

  • Pykara Lake
  • Rose Garden
  • Government Botanical Gardens
  • Tiger Hills
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Ooty is filled with serene lakes, falls, peaks, hills and much more making it the ultimate destination for nature enthusiasts.

Let us look at the top four honeymoon spots for nature-loving honeymooners.

Pykara Lake

The most popular tourist attraction is the Pykara falls and lake. The lake is located amidst the lush green forests and offers visitors an excellent scenic and panoramic view. The lake owes its formation to the construction of a dam and power plant on a river that flows from the north of Ooty. You can participate in many activities with your loved one at Pykara Lake. To begin with, you could take a long, romantic drive leading to the lake. A car ride amidst the mountains with beautiful landscapes and greenery is an experience you must not miss out on! Once you have arrived at the lake, you can enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one with a picnic by the lakeside. You can also engage yourselves with a romantic boat ride on the lake. If you are interested in lounging around with a cup of coffee, you may visit a few lakeside cafes with your partner!

Rose Garden

Owing to its name, the Ooty famous Rose Garden is well-maintained and one of the most beautiful gardens in India. The garden is home to over 20,000 varieties of roses, including a rare black or even green rose! The best time to visit the garden is between March and June, as the flowers would be in full bloom. With the sun setting in the background and gorgeous roses surrounding you and your loved one, the Rose Garden would make for the perfect romantic spot in Ooty!

Government Botanical Gardens

A tourist attraction that resembles the Rose Gardens would be the Government Botanical Gardens in Ooty. The Government Botanical Gardens is a 55-acre garden divided into five sections. These sections are New Garden, Lower Garden, Conservatoires, Italian Gardens, and Nurseries. It is home to over 650 species and varieties of plants, and it also hosts over 127 species of fern alone! Another striking feature of the botanical garden is the fossil tree trunk which is over 200 million years old. If you are a plant enthusiast, the botanical garden is a must-visit tourist attraction in Ooty. You may also converse with your partner as the cool breeze blows you over while you take a slow, romantic stroll through the garden!

Tiger Hills

The Tiger Hills is located at the lower end of Doddabetta, a famous mountain range. It is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Ooty. The hills are the perfect symphony of nature, with one side filled with flowers and the other with high mountainous peaks. It makes for the most spectacular and romantic view for you and your better half. You may engage in many activities on the hills; bring your picnic basket, laze around in the meadows, or hike up the Tiger Hills. The hills offer many trails you can venture out on — for beginners and advanced trekkers. The hills are also known for their gorgeous sunsets and sunrises that you and your loved one can sit back and enjoy!

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, also known as the toy train, is one of the biggest attractions in Ooty. Built in 1809, the toy train covers about 50 kilometres in the span of five hours. A ride on the toy train is an experience in itself because of the spectacular views it offers. From lush greenery to mountain ranges, the train journeys through Ooty, giving you a 360-degree view of the city! You and your loved one can witness picturesque views of the city while you ride on one of the steepest tracks in Asia!

When in Ooty, you must try their world-famous tea at their estates and relish the decadent homemade chocolates with your better half!

Are you wondering how you will get to Ooty from Chennai? Don’t worry Madras Travels and Tours has got you covered! You can book their personalised honeymoon tour packages from Chennai. All you need to do is pick your honeymoon destination, and we will take care of the rest!

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