Botanical Garden - OotyDirection
This garden was laid out in 1897 by the Marquis of Tweedale and is spread over 55 acres. Lush green, well maintained lawns, rare trees species (like the cork tree which is probably the only such tree in India, the paper bark tree and the monkey puzzle tree-monkeys cannot climb this tree), a 20 million year old fossilized tree, an Italian-style garden bordering a clear pool, a vast variety of flowering bushes and plants in myriad hues (exotic and ornamental), fern house with a vast range of ferns and orchids, are some of the many highlights of this garden. A flower show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is held every year in month of May at this garden.
Best time of the year to visit: April, May & Sept.
How to Reach:
The nearest Airport is Coimbatore.
Ooty is connected to Mettupalayam by meter guage train. Nearest Broad gauge Station is Mettupalayam. Major Railway Junction is Coimbatore
2.6 Kms From Ooty Bus Stand via Commercial Road