Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India. Ooty is popular as ‘Queen of hill stations’. It is the capital of Nilgiris district, Nilgiris means 'Blue Mountains'. It was a popular summer and weekend getaway for the British during colonial days. Apart from pleasant weather, Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Wenlock Downs, Pine Forest, Tea factory and Emerald Lake are the popular Ooty sightseeing places. The toy train, known as Nilgiri Mountain Railway that runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must be experienced. If you are looking for Pleasant weather, hill station, short weekend getaway place then Ooty is the perfect destination.