One of the most sought after hill stations of south India is Ooty locally known as Udhgamandalam. Regarded as the crowning glory of the Nilgiri Mountain ranges, Ooty joins more than a million visitors every year. Other than its beauty Ooty is also famous for its authentic brand of tea and the Tea factory is a unique attraction that travelers should visit. Read on to know more about the Tea Factory and also check out some nice hotels in Ooty near Tea factory to stay.
The road to Ooty starts from Coimbatore which is 72kms away from the hill station and is connected with rest of India by train, bus and flights. From the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, visitors can find buses and taxis for the long journey to Ooty easily but a better option that has been widely recommended by a lot of tourists is by train. The railway station joining Ooty is at Mettupalayam for which you can find buses very easily as they continue travel every five minutes or so. After reaching Mettupalayam railway station take the train that leaves for Ooty every day at around 7 am in the morning. The Nilgiri mountain railway as it is known takes visitors through breathtakingly beautiful paths complete with mountains and valleys on its way to Ooty. The train journey is a must try when in Ooty just for the beauty of it. After reaching Ooty try out the several beautiful attractions like the Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake, Dodabetta Peak, Catherine's falls, etc. The town is also famous for its annual Tea and Tourism Festival that attracts huge crowds and is a great favorite with tourists as well as locals. The town is also known for its tea brand and for the unique Tea Museum that draws swarms of tourists. The Tea Museum and the several Tea factories are must visit sites. The Tea factories are the most important livelihood generator and here the best quality teas are produced to cater to markets of not only India but also the world market. The method of tea making is an exhaustive process that produces the best quality tea and here you can also taste the different varieties of tea.
Ooty Hotels near Tea Factory
Silver Oak is one of the fine budget hotels in Ooty near Tea factory. It is situated near the Rose Garden and is 2kms from the Tea factory and 1km from the Botanical gardens. The hotel is known for its cost effectiveness and location and enjoys wide popularity. It offers comfortable rooms, a multi-cuisine restaurant, a laundry and parking facility. The room rates start from Rs.1250. A fine deluxe hotel in Ooty is a 2-star hotel. Hotel facilities include beautifully furnished rooms, multi cuisine restaurant, and internet access and laundry service. The room rates start from Rs.1710.