Ooty is a picturesque town located in the beautiful hills of Nilgiris. The official name of the town is Ootacamund and has been abbreviated to Ooty for the convenience of the tourists who flock in large numbers to this hill station of South India. The town is part of the Nilgiri district in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Ooty is a very popular destination for couples and honeymooners, and there's no better way to fully take in all that this city has to offer than to take a trip on the Toy Train, which lets you enjoy panoramic views of this beautiful hill station right from your seat. The whole city is tinged with beautiful hues of green, with oases of sparkling blue waterfalls popping up here and there. The Nilgiri Mountain Railways has the steepest track in all of Asia, and it is one of the best train rides you will ever have the chance of experiencing. Remember the hit song 'Chaiyya Chaiyya' where Shahrukh Khan and Malaika Arora were seen matching steps on top of a train? Remember the breathtaking locales as the train chugged its way across lush greenery? Yes, that was the Nilgiri Mountain Railways, and the Nilgiri Mountains all along.
As every traveller who has ever gone to Ooty knows, once you're in the city, a visit to the famous Doddabetta Peak is a must. Standing tall at 8,606 feet as the highest point of South India, the Dodabetta Peak trail is flanked by towering Eucaplytus trees, offering you uninterrupted views of the luxuriant valley.