Serenity in Nature
How to Get There
The Coimbatore airport is the closest to the Ooty. Coimbatore Airport is well connected to the cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Ooty is connected to the Chennai City by a night train.The train called as Nilgiris Express or Blue Mountain Express which leaves from Chennai at night,and reaches Mettupalayam next morning around 6.30am.
Ooty is connected by good roads.There are regular buses to Ooty from Chennai, Bangalore,Mysore,Coimbatore etc. Distance from places; Chennai: 558 km, Bangalore: 260 km,Coimbatore: 85 km, Madurai: 286 km,Mysore: 120 km, Kochi: 275 km
Government Botanical Garden
Nestled in the arms of the blue Nilgiri Hills, the Tea Factory is the place to be if you love tea. The Tea Museum here gives an interesting discourse on tea. You will get to know the origins of tea itself. Information about the various kinds of tea leaves that are used around the world can be found here you. The museum will also guide you through the history of tea as a beverage in India and how it evolved in the Nilgiri Hills. There are various machines here which give you a live show of processing tea. In fact, the entire process of tea is showcased here. Right from the moment the leaves are plucked freshly from the plants, till the moment it reaches your lips in the form of a delicious beverage, the entire process is perfectly explained. The Tea Factory also offers some delicious homemade chocolates. You can enjoy a variety of them such as milk chocolate, fruit and nut, fig and honey, coffee chocolate, rum and raisins amongst others. You can also choose to relax with a soothing cup of tea while you watch the tea plants sway under the cool hilly winds.