Officially Udhagamandalam, Ooty is a hill station nestled into the Nilgiri Mountains, and boasting incredibly picturesque scenery. Embrace the diverse and stunning nature that surrounds you by venturing into the Ooty Botanical Gardens, home to a wide-ranging topography and even a tree fossil, thought to be over 20 million years old. This area is known for its tea, so make sure you visit a tea plantation, or simply relax with a hot brew yourself. Indulge in the great outdoors, and take a walk through the forests, go horseback riding across the rocky terrain, or try boating upon Ooty Lake. Marvel at some of the remarkable natural sites of the landscape, such as the nearby Pykara Falls, as well as the mesmerising and tranquil Hidden Valley. Don't miss out on riding the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a charming route and high-altitude adventure. Then, as you near the end of your journey, take a bus out of the city and hike to Doddabetta Peak, the highest point in the surroundings, which boasts unparalleled views of breathtaking Ooty.