Ooty – A Delight for the Senses

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Picture this- the wedding ceremonies are finally over and now you and your spouse are just waiting to get away from all the excitement and discover each other in a quiet, serene breath-taking location. If, you both are nature lovers, then you’ll find Ooty to be the right destination to head to anytime of the year.

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Beautiful flowers on grassy slopes, quaint tea plantations, the aroma of cardamom in the air, mist covered mountains that seem to touch the blue skies- these are just a few of the delights that await newly-weds in Ooty. ooty3

And since this is a honeymooners retreat after all, you’ll find that there’s so much to explore and see every day. Just a few days here, will not only rejuvenate your senses but most importantly, give you two a much needed break from your usual routine. While you enjoy long walks in the woods, sip on fresh tea and watch exotic birds in their natural habitat, don’t forget to make some time to visit these hot- spots as well:

  1. The St Stephen’s Church which was originally built in the early 1800’s is a must- visit for the lovely stained glass paintings as well as for the architecture style that was quite popular in those times. Huge slabs, old wooden beams and even plaques can be seen here.ooty4 ooty5
  2. The Botanical Gardens here is one of the best places to see the beauty of an extensive fauna collection which is only found in the Nilgiris. The Gardens were founded in 1848 and are believed to be home to a minimum of 1000 different species of fauna.ooty6
  3. If you’d like to visit a slightly more unusual spot, then  the Thread Garden which comprises of many displays of flowers and plants that have all been made from thread should be on your list. If nothing else, the fact that this labour of love took 12 years to accomplish and is the work of at least 500 craftsmen is something worth commemorating.
  4. Ooty also offers plenty of culinary treats. From authentic Indian fare to western cuisine to some great non-veg grills, you’ll find plenty of small and big joints which offer hot delicious food all through the day.


Wondering what you can pick up for loved ones eagerly awaiting your return? Ooty is also famous for its wonderful variety of home-made chocolates which are also available in gift packs.










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