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Ooty-Nilgiris
Ooty-Nilgiris  
From Bangalore
 266 km
 5 hrs 30 mins
The Nilgiri hills are home to the city that keep nature at its heart. Ooty, formerly known as Ootacamund, is a serene hill station that shares its climate with England. The aroma of Eucalyptus and tea leaves, the wholesome flavors of chocolate and cheese, and the tempting Tamil Sapad only add to the awesome of Ooty.
A cool breeze is ever present in Ooty, enhancing the hill station experience. 
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  • Tea & Eucalyptus Plantations!
  • Also known as 'Queen of Hill stations'
  • Enjoy Tamil Sapad & homemade chocolates
  • Take home some Eucalyptus oils or flavored teas.
Wax World: Visit the who?s who of India in this wax museum. Life size statues of imminent personalities, housed in a century old mansion. One of the three in the country, Wax World is more or less Indias own Madame Tussauds.
Timing: 9am to 8pm every day 

Tribal Museum: Within the compound of the Tribal Research Center in Ooty, the tribal museum showcases the tribal cultures of Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar islands. It also features exhibits of houses belonging to various local tribes. There is also a library in the same compound. 

Government Rose Garden: The largest rose garden in the country, this government project is at an altitude of roughly two thousand meters. With a variety of roses spread over four hectares of land, the government rose garden is definitely a must visit.
Timing: 8.30am to 6pm
Boating at Ooty Lake: A serene lake with aromatic eucalyptus trees standing tall on the peripheries. A boat ride on Ooty Lake takes you from the chaos and hubbub at the entrance, to the peace and tranquility on the waters on the far side.
Timings: 9am to 6pm Fees: Boating starts at Rs.180 for half an hour. 

Feed the Deer!: The Deer park, very close to the Lake, houses Sambhar and Chital types of deer. It also has rabbits and water birds. Try your hand at feeding the deer! 

St. Stephens Church: One of the oldest churches in the Nilgiri region, this church has timber parts taken from Tipu Sultans Palace in Srirangpatna, and features a painting of the last supper.
The flavors of Tamil Nadu are predominant here, as is seen in the delicious Vegetarian Thali. 
Ooty is famous for its homemade chocolates, available in abundance all over town. The cakes and other baked items here are popular too! 
Try Hotel Shri Velmurugan, Earl's Secret, and Mezza 11. 
Ooty cheeses are also famous, made in nearby Coonoor.
Tea and Eucalyptus products are famous here. Oils, soaps, perfumes and more!
Languages spoken: Tamil, English, Hindi

Currency: Indian Rupee

Climate: A hill station, Ooty has pleasant climate for the most part of the year. 

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