If India is your preferred choice of a honeymoon destination, then you will have many fantastic locations with this beautiful subcontinent to choose from. One option you might like to consider is Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, as this stunning town has a lot to offer to visitors. Here are just some of the things you can expect from Ooty honeymoons.
A Stunning Location
Situated in a hillside position in Tamil Nadu, Southern India, Ooty is a town in the Nilgiris, or ‘Blue Mountains’. This means that visitors benefit from spectacular views over the surrounding area. The setting alone can create a romantic atmosphere that is ideal for couples who are celebrating their honeymoon. The landscape is predominantly defined by rolling hills and dense vegetation, with eucalyptus trees and tea gardens featuring highly amongst the vast forests. Wherever you go in this area, you are treated to an array of photograph opportunities to capture your surroundings and remember your time in this beautiful place.
Exploring the Outdoors
If you are a couple that enjoys spending time outdoors, then this is the perfect setting for your honeymoon. Many of the activities you can enjoy as a couple during your honeymoon feature the outdoors strongly, mainly because of the diversity and beauty of the area.
The lakes are an absolutely wonderful sight and they are something you really should include in your holiday itinerary. Try to visit Avalanche Lake, Ooty Lake, Upper Bhavani Lake, Emerald Lake, Pykara Lake, and Pykara Falls. Other great days out include the Botanical Gardens, Doddabetta Peak, and Lady Canning’s Seat. If you are looking for something a little different that you will find nowhere else, then a visit to Hanuman Caves might be just the ticket.
Activities to Enjoy
To make your Ooty honeymoon as enjoyable as possible, you will need some activities to fill your time and these activities should suit your interests. There is something for everyone and some of these may be included in Ooty honeymoon packages.
Although some activities may vary throughout the year, you will find that there are some fantastic places to visit and things to do throughout the year. Try the Nilgiri Mountainside Railway, coffee and tea tours, Thunder World, and Main Bazaar, amongst others. Sports enthusiasts might also enjoy a day at Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club to experience a leisurely round of golf.
It is likely that your hotel will provide some excellent meals and you may have opted for an all-inclusive package. However, eating out in the town and the surrounding area will give you the opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine and maybe enjoy some romantic meals together. You will not be disappointed during a trip to Ooty as there are some great venues that each offers a different experience.
Whether you are looking for an informal lunch or a celebratory dinner, there is an eating establishment to meet your needs. Although the majority of establishments offer traditional Indian cuisine, there are also many other options to suit different tastes and budgets. Everything from Chinese to Italian is available, so couples on their honeymoon are not obliged to eat the local cuisine on a daily basis.
Absorbing Local Culture
When travelling to new destinations, many people enjoy absorbing the local culture and learning about the history. You will have the opportunity to do so at a number of venues in the area. Your first stop should be to one of the three museums in the area. These are the M & N Chocolate Museum, the Honey & Bee Museum, and the Wax World Museum. Other places of cultural interest in the area include St. Stephen’s Church, Murugan Temple, and Holy Trinity Church.
These are just some of the things you can experience during an Ooty honeymoon. Each couple’s experience is unique to them as they can make their stay suit their own tastes so that the honeymoon is something they will remember for the rest of their lives. Whether you want your honeymoon to be all about culture or you prefer to spend your time enjoying the outdoors, a honeymoon in Ooty can give you everything you need for the experience of a lifetime.