Known as the 'Queen of hill stations', Ooty alias Udhagamandalam is the
headquarters of the Nilgiri district, situated in the Western Ghats at
a height of 7,500ft. It is located at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore.
The place Ooty or Ootacamund derives its name from the local Toda word
Udhamandalam meaning village of huts. This hill station has splendid green
downs and lofty hills of extraordinary scenic beauty and is endowed with
a salubrious climate similar to the English summer. Botanical garden,
Ooty lake, Doddabeta peak, Pykara, Stone house are some of the tourist