The queen of hill stations, is situated in the Nilgiris at an altitude of 2,240 mts. Udhagamandalam or Ooty, as it is commonly known, is the most popular hill station in habitude by the todas, the tribal people whose belief system and practices centre on the buffalo today only about 1500 todas remain. Until about two decades ago, Ooty (altitude 2240m) resembled an unlikely combination of southern England Australia.
The beautiful ooty lake, set among groves of eucalyptus trees is a popular spot with its facilities for boating.
The lovely landscaped garden has rolling lawns, exotic trees, lily pools, a bandstand and missed flower beds.
A lovely view of ooty can be had from its highest point, the dodabeta peak. Other picturesque spots in the vicinity are mukurti peak, the pykara dam and reservoir, wenlock downs, Kalhatti elk hill.