Ooty, the 'Queen of Hill Stations', is positioned at an elevation of 2,240 m in the Western Ghats. Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiri district in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The Government Botanical Garden is at a distance of 2 kilometers from Ooty. Marquis of Tweedale, who was the Governor of Madras at that point of time, and he laid down the garden in 1847. A fossil tree trunk, which is nearly 20 million years old, is conserved in the 20 acre park. At a distance of 1 kilometer is the man-made lake built up in 1824 by Mr. John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore. Doddabetta is the uppermost peak of the Nilgiris with the elevation of 2,623 meters and is 10 kilometers from the main town. Mukkurthi Peak and National Park is 40 kilometers from Ooty and is placed on the Nilgiri Plateau. The park is famous for the population of the Nilgiri Thars. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is stretched over an area of 321 sq. km. with an elevation of 1,140 meters.
The park has a huge populace of Panther, Sambar, Porcupine, Minivets, Hornbills, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Wild Boar, Fairy Blue Birds and Jungle Fowls. Pykara is 21 km from Ooty is famous for Pykara Dam, Pykara Falls and the reservoir.
The nearest airport from Ooty is at Coimbatore, which is 105 kilometers away.
Ooty is connected to Mettupalayam, which is placed at a distance of 47 kilometers.
Ooty is well linked by surface transport with major towns and cities like Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Bangalore, Mysore, Calicut and Tirupati.
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