Sunday 26 June 2016

Ooty Ride Day -2

Pykara Falls

Pykara is a stream found 19 km from Ooty. The Pykara is viewed as extremely sacrosanct by the Todas. The Pykara stream ascends at Mukurthi top and goes through bumpy tract, by and large keeping to North and swings to West in the wake of achieving the Plateau's edge. The stream courses through a progression of falls; and the last two falls of 55 meters and 61 meters are known as Pykara falls.


Situated at a altitude of 200 ft over the seal level and 17 Km froms Udhagamandalam, is the first of the well known Hill Stations. Coonoor is a residential area with a fair atmosphere that has made it prevalent as a slope resort in its own privilege. The primary fascination is the Sim's Park, a little all around kept up Botanical Garden that houses a few assortments of plants discovered missing in the other Hill Stations.

Sims Park : This garden was laid out in 1874 by Mr.J.D.Sim, the then Secretary to Government and Major Murray, acting Superintendent of the Nilgiris woods. Thus the garden was name after J.D.Sim. At first it was pointed as a delight resort for the inhabitants and guests. Later, the park  has been changed into a fascinating Garden Park . The Park is spread more than 12 hectares of undulated land and has various normal points of interest at a height of around 1798 meters . The park cum plant Garden contains numerous types of trees and bushes not found in Ooty. Yearly Fruit and Vegetables show is held each year in the month of May. It draws in sightseers in huge numbers.The Pomological research station that is situated close to Sim's park conducts research on Horticulture and POMOLOGY. The Pasteur Institute, that produces against rabi antibody, DTP, DY and IT, is likewise found, just over Sim's Park.

Dolphins Nose : Ideally visited in the morning, this perspective point is just around 12 Kms from Coonoor close Tiger Hill. This is situated in the midst of thick Sholas, befuddled by winding street. You can get a lovely perspective of the Catherene Falls from here.

Lambs Rock View

At 5000 ft above seal level, is a perspective point that is situated inside a store woods around 8 km from the Coonoor transport stand. The stone is a bluff that drops down couple of hundred feet into the rich green wilderness underneath. An extraordinary stretch of backwoods the distance to the Coimbatore fields can be seen from here. The Trees turn out to be amazingly brilliant and lovely amongst January and March. A Unique eco-framework and great Trekking Terrain into the wild lets you totally present your self into the arms of nature. This is the home for Endemic species like the uncommon Nilgiris Marten [dog like arboreal animal] Nilgiris Black Buck, Mouse Deer, Nilgiris. Feathered creatures like the Nilgiris Pippet are a treat to look for Bird significant others. The National park is shut between Mid-January to Mid-April. Aside from the above period, the national park can be gone by whenever amid the year.

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