The name Ootacamund had been in use since 1821. Over time, it got shortened to Ooty by which it is known world over. In 1972, the name was abruptly changed to 'Udhagamandalam'. The change of name had since been a source of confusion and inconvenience for tourists
Day 1:Arrival in Mysure
Arrive in Mysure and move to Ooty visit some sightseeing like Botanical Gardens: Start your exploration by visiting the famous Ooty Botanical Gardens. It houses a wide variety of exotic plants and flowers, making it a perfect place for a leisurely stroll.
Ooty Lake: Head to Ooty Lake, located just a short distance away. You can enjoy boating here and soak in the serene ambiance.
Rose Garden: Later in the day, visit the Government Rose Garden, one of the largest rose gardens in India, featuring thousands of rose varieties.
Doddabetta Peak: In the evening, drive up to Doddabetta Peak, the highest point in the Nilgiri Hills, for breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
Day 2: Picturesque places to visit in Coonoor
Coonoor: On the second day, take a day trip to Coonoor, which is about an hour's drive from Ooty. Coonoor is another beautiful hill station known for its tea gardens and picturesque views.
Sim's Park: Visit Sim's Park, a well-maintained botanical garden with a collection of unique trees and plants from various parts of the world.
Tea Gardens: Explore the lush tea estates of Coonoor. You can visit a tea factory to see the tea-making process and also buy some fresh tea leaves.
Lambs Rock and Dolphin's Nose: These are two popular viewpoints in Coonoor that offer stunning vistas of the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls in the distance.
Day 3: Back to Mysore
Departure: On the third day, you can spend the morning in Ooty shopping for souvenirs or trying some local delicacies. Then, depart from Ooty to your next destination.