Ooty, in the Southern Indian State of Karnataka, is called the "Queen of hill stations" and is the capital of Nilgiris district. Situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level, Ooty used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days.. It is now one of the most popular hill resorts in India. Ooty is set, pictureously, in the Nilgiris, called the "Blue Mountains" of India.
An added attraction for tourists to Ooty, is the mountain train journey (also called the toy train) on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.
• Upper Bhavani Lake
• Rose Garden
• Thunder World
• Ketti Valley View
• St. Stephen's Church,Botanical Gardens
• Elk Hill,Nilgiri Mountain Railway.