Capital of the pristine Nilgiris district, Ooty is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. This amazing South Indian spot once used to be the summer capital of the British people in India. The heart-pounding natural beauty of the place still grabs the attention of tourists all round the globe. Along with hiking and camping, trekking is one of the major attractions in this hill station. Trekking here is not just an adventure sport to indulge in, but also the perfect way view the gorgeous side of Ooty that many of the travelers would miss during their tour.
Ooty with beautiful backdrops is an ideal choice for trekking enthusiasts seeking adventure, fun, thrill and excitement in the lap of nature. Home to many interesting trekking routes, the place offers multiple opportunities to both, the novice as well as experienced trekkers. Ranging from short, long to a mix of both kind of trail can be found in the marvelous Ooty. However, the trekking trails vary in terms of difficulty levels, altitudes and terrains. Parsons Valley is known to be the base camp for beginning with your trekking expeditions in the Western Ghats.
You can either join the trekking clubs of Ooty or take the assistance of a guide for covering the treks. For a challenging trekking experience, Ooty, pretty Parsons Peak, sublime Porthimund, the famous Mukurthi National Park, the magnificent Pandiar Hills, scintillating Pykara Falls, renowned Mudumalai National Park then finally back to Ooty would surely satisfy your palette! Passing through the panoramic vistas of unspoiled Nilgiris along with fascinating views of Mudumalai Sanctuary is simply an awesome experience for adventure lovers.
Besides this, Ooty is also renowned for offering short one-day treks to the travelers. The Glenmorgan forested area nestled at a distance of 17 km from Ooty is one such exciting one-day trek to go for! Trekking to the second highest peak of the Western Ghats, Dodabetta is another great choice for tourists seeking short trek trips in Ooty. Many trekking clubs organize such short trekking trips, so this vacation when you think of trekking destinations in India, make sure Ooty is there in your mind!
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