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Ooty short for Ootacamund pronunciation (the official name is Udhagamandalam sometimes abbreviated to Udhagai , is a city, a municipality and the district capital of the Nilgiris district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Ootacamund is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. The origin of the name Ootacamund is obscure, but "mund" is the Badaga word for a Toda village, and it is probably a corruption of the Badaga name for the central region of the Nilgiri Plateau. Another likely origin of the stem of the name comes from the local language Tamil where "Otta-Cal" literally means "Single Stone". This is perhaps a reference to a sacred stone revered by the local Toda people. Udhagamandalam is a more recent official Tamil name for the town. Ooty stands at an approximate height of 7,440 feet above sea level.

Tourism Attractions:

Anjuna BeachKetti
The valley is the last major valley en route to Ooty along the Ooty-Coonoor highway. It is very scenic and sports a variety of flora. However, due to the extensive development of the valley in the recent years, the fauna present here has dwindled to a select few. There have been sightings of boars, highly rare instances of tigers and elephants, though.

Mukurthi National Park
Mukurthi National Park is a national park located in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Location is in the south-eastern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau close to Ooty.Situated along Western Ghats, it is home to an array of endangered wildlife, including Royal Bengal Tiger and Asian Elephant. But its main attraction is the Nilgiri Thar (Nilgiritragus hylocrius). In fact the park was previously known as Nilgiri Thar National Park. The park is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, India's first Biosphere ReserveThe peaks of this park straddle the well-known Silent Valley National Park of Kerala. Notable among them is Mukurthi peak, which stands about 8380 feet above the sea.

Government Botanical Gardens
The Government Botanical Gardens at Ootacamund, Tamilnadu state, India, was laid out in 1847. The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 22 hectares, and lie on the lower slopes of the Doddabetta peak. The garden has a terraced layout.This botanical garden was created by John Sullivan, Collector of the district of Coimbatore in 1819.

Hill station
A Hill Station is a term commonly used for to refer to a town usually at somewhat higher elevations in the Indian Subcontinent. The term has been used elsewhere in colonial Asia (rarely in Africa), where towns have been founded by European colonial rulers as refuges from the summer heat. In the Indian context most hill stations are at an altitude of approximately between 1000 and 2500 metres (3,500 - 7,500 feet); very few are outside this range.

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