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Best Places to visit in Ooty for couples

Honeymoon is the journey of your life that will remain in your heart and etched in your memory. A trip with your best spouse should then be exciting, thrilling, hilarious, and, of course, romantic! An experience where you gaze into each other’s eyes as you stand under the beautiful night sky with music playing.

They can also visit the famous Ooty Lake, Government Botanical Garden, and Doddabetta Peak. With a variety of accommodations available, including luxury resorts, budget hotels, and homestays, Ooty packages cater to all types of travelers. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or solo trip, Ooty is a great destination to explore, and packages make it easy to plan and book your adventure.

Ooty Botanical Gardens | micah craig | Flickr

1. Explore The Charming Botanical Gardens

The Government Botanical Gardens are an absolute sight to see. Amid all that beauty surrounding you and your partner, it’s hard not to be enthralled by the romantic setting to celebrate your wedding in Ooty. These botanical gardens can be separated into six areas: Lower Garden, New Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory, Fountain Terrace, and Nurseries.

Each section consists of an exotic variety of grass, flowers, and some uncommon plants. There are over 300! It’s amazing, right? This is the perfect location for a romantic getaway with your partner in Ooty with your spouse to unwind and enjoy each the company of each other.

Nilgiri Mountain Train | At one of the stops on the Nilgiri … | Flickr

2. Take a train ride along The Nilgiri Mountains

It is the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (toy train) is a delight for people who enjoy the sounds of steam engines and wish to go back to their childhood, but at this point with your best half. This Nilgiri Mountain Railway can be one of the most popular attractions at the station. It runs starting from Mettupalayam to Ooty or Udagamandalam through Coonoor and then finally to Nilgiri. Hills of Nilgiri.

The train was constructed by The British Raj in the year 1908; the Nilgiri model train was the first rack railway in the country. It was designated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. It gives visitors an amazing view of Ooty’s hill stations, with an added bonus of the stunning natural surroundings of the tracks. So, taking a trip on this train amid the green hues during your wedding day at Ooty will be a wish that comes to life!

3. Take a few Temple Tours

Mariamman Temple Mariamman Temple is a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Mariamman often linked to Kali. The temple is located close to the market in Ooty and is famous for its mythology of the two goddesses during the day of the Sun, Tuesday, and also the Ooty Mariamman Temple festival. The architecture of the temple is stunning and is based on Dravidian Architecture, which is extremely pleasing to the eye. As the new chapter in your life of you begins, it’s important to look for blessings.

4. Rose Garden

The garden is located near the slopes the Elk Hill located in Vijayanagaram, Ooty; this garden is a visual delight. The stunning rose garden spans an area of 10 acres. It is home to a vast collection of roses from India, including floribunda, hybrid tea roses and black and green roses, and so on.

The area is vast and beautiful, the right location to spend quality time with you and just. The garden also won the Excellence Award

for the best garden in South Asia. A captivating sight to share with your beloved on your wedding day in Ooty.

5. Cool off And Camp Near the Emerald Lake

Emerald lake, Ooty
Emerald Lake, Ooty | HDR | Rosh PR | Flickr

Emerald Lake is located in the middle of Ooty located, near the Emerald village in those blue hills that make up Nilgiris. The lake provides a stunning and breathtaking view to admire and relax as the soothing breeze takes your mind away from all the stress. It’s also a wonderful place to camp, and you will experience amazing chills at night. Therefore, it’s a great place to make a stop when you are on the honeymoon you are planning in Ooty.

6. Tibetan Market & The Upper Bazaar Shopping Spree

It is a must to visit the Tibetan Market is a popular tourist attraction, both local and tourist, and is a fantastic location to buy woolen clothes for affordable prices. A comfortable outfit you are on your honeymoon is essential. It is a must to have a comfortable and comfy outfit. Upper Bazaar is well known for its spices like jeera, chilli, and nutmeg. It is also an excellent shopping destination for foodies. It’s not like shopping stops at all, not even on your honeymoon.

7. Take a sip of your favorite tea at The Tea Museum

Heaven for tea-lovers The Dodabetta Tea Factory, along with the Museum located in Ooty, is a wonderful opportunity to get to know more about your drink of choice early in the day. The tour starts with the live-plucking of tea leaves and the process of drying and tea machines in operation, such as Rotorvane. The Tea Museum is comprised of three main sections on Tea History, which include the Origins of World Tea, Tea history in India, and the Evolution of Tea in the Nilgiris.

Tea factory Ooty
Day 231 – Tea Factory – PhenoMenal World

Ooty is a perfect destination for a honeymoon due to its serene natural beauty and romantic ambiance. This picturesque hill station in Tamil Nadu offers couples a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy each other’s company amidst breathtaking landscapes. With its misty mountains, cascading waterfalls, and sprawling tea plantations, Ooty sets the perfect backdrop for couples to create unforgettable memories. Visitors can take a romantic stroll around Ooty Lake, explore the stunning Botanical Gardens, or take a scenic train ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. The Ooty honeymoon packages for 2 days offer a range of accommodations, including luxurious resorts and cozy cottages, ensuring that couples have a comfortable and unforgettable stay. Whether you want to relax and unwind or go on an adventure with your loved one, Ooty is an ideal honeymoon destination.

A Sneak Peek into ‘Theme Holidays’ in India

India, as one contemplates about her, is a colorful image of different people, religion, culture, and diversity, in one country. Her beauty is mesmerizing. A holiday in India comprises of various religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism and many more.  Over 22 languages are spoken here. India with so many languages and religion also offers fabulous tourist destinations.

From snow-capped mountains, verdant hills, dazzling rivers to magnificent green valleys, India has lots to offer a tourist. Himalayas form the north, northeast and northwest boundaries of the country. It has a long coastline which stretches from north to south and east to west. No wonder, then she has been called the “jewel in the crown” of the British Empire. You might have come across various options for holiday in India but let us check out the ‘theme holidays’- summer holidays, spiritual and honeymoon destinations in India for a tourist.

Summer holidays– summers of India are dreaded in most parts of the world, but a hill station is most welcome. Summer months in India are from March to May.

  • Ladakh (Leh), the land of Lamas, entices many tourists with its calm tranquil environments with a bewitching white mountainous landscape. The place offers a spiritual experience to be cherished for a lifetime. Colossal mountains protecting the city from chilling winds covered with white sand houses made of mud brick where you can hear ritualistic chants. Here, you can also see lakes, yaks, and monasteries.
Panoramic view of Ladakh (commons.wikimedia.org)
Panoramic view of Ladakh
  • Shimla is an ideal place for a summer holiday with a toy train ride, horse-riding, an evening walk on Mall road. Little cafes to luxurious hotels welcome all tourists here. There is an old world charm retained in grand old monuments and structures of the pre-Independence era of India.
  • Munnar offers a breath-taking view of tea plantations and lakes located in Kerala. This picturesque hill station offers rock climbing, trekking to Anaimudi hill for adventure lovers. A wildlife National park has exotic species that inhabit this place, making it a great haunt for nature lovers.
  • Kodaikanal A hill station located on the borders of Tamil Nadu and Kerala is an enchantment for nature lovers. There are serene slopes, enigmatic pretty flowers, pine trees, and renowned grizzled giant squirrels worth admiring.
Grizzled Giant Squirrel from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala, India (commons.wikimedia.org)

Spiritual journey– Varanasi or Benares is a holy city of the Hindus with its most important Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Lord Shiva is the deity and guardian of this temple. The city is often known as the city of temples where people from across the world and not only India visit over 2000 temples. Varanasi is also famous for its muslin, silk fabrics, ivory works and perfume industries.

Kashi Vishwanath Temple- Varanasi (image courtesy- templefolks.com)

Do not miss a chance to take a boat ride in holy river Ganges which captures the true essence of Varanasi. Paper boats lit with candle and flowers float on the waters, Holy dip in Ganges, meditation in solitude by many pilgrims who come to offer their prayers. No wonder it is known as the spiritual capital of India. Not far from Varanasi is Mahabodhi Temple, Buddha’s Bodhi Tree where he meditated and attained enlightenment. He conveyed his first sermon and thus gave birth to Buddhism.

  • Kailash Mansarovar– situated among the Himalayan mountain ranges, Kailash is among the highest peaks of the world and also a source of Brahmaputra, Sutlej, Ganges and Indus rivers. This is among the most significant spiritual spots in the world where people from across the globe revere it. Kailash with its holy lake Mansarovar captures the imagination of one and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Lord Shiva’s abode is believed to be in Mount Kailash by Hindus.
Kinnaur, Kailash (en.wikipedia.org)
Kinnaur, Kailash
  • Southern India– Temples of southern India have splendid architecture and interesting mythological tales which offer great spiritual significance to pilgrims who visit from remote locations. They have towering ‘gopurams’, grand pillar structures and embellished entrances. State of Tamil Nadu has over 33,000 temples like Arunachaleshwar temple of Lord Shiva, Jambukeshwar temple at Thiruvanaikaval that has an underground water spring that fills the shrine where the ‘lings’ stands, Ramanathaswamy temple which is second holiest place after Varanasi. The legends of all these temples leave spell-bound.

If you are on a pilgrim tour, then Jodhpur, Mount Abu, and Udaipur should not be missed for its renowned temples.

Honeymoon destinationsFor newly married couples, there are many destinations in India.

  • Goa –you could relax on the beaches of Goa for beautiful views, sunshine and lot of fun and activity.
Goa (Wikipedia.org)
  • Darjeeling – enjoy picturesque hill stations of Darjeeling which makes it an ideal honeymoon destination with its tea plantations and chilly weather.
  • Ooty – situated in Nilgiri hills, it has a lot of attractions from Botanical gardens, Rose Garden, Ooty Lake and Dodabetta peak.
  • Backwaters of Kerala – often known as God’s Own Country is a favorite hot spot for a honeymoon in India. You can hire a houseboat and explore Kerala.

The above is just a sneak peek into ‘Theme Holidays’ in India. So, go ahead and plan a ‘theme holiday’ in India, today!

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