Ooty(also called ootacamund) is a wonderful hill station situated in Tamil nadu. I made the trip with my fiancee in april 2008. the serenity of the mountains always attracted me and ooty was a wonderful breakway from my monotonous office routine. we started from Bangalore at around 11 PM. there are buses for ooty at regular intervals from Majestic bus terminal at bangalore. we travelled at night to save on the time (the journey is approx 8 hrs) but a day journey will enable you to enjoy the road journey with nature at its best.
we reached Ooty at around 7am in the morning. we put up at hotel near the bus station. regarding your stay there are a lot of hotels catering to the needs of all type of travelers. we took conducted tour of the hill station which is a good option since there are a lot of places to visit which are scattered all over ooty. the Ooty lake situated at the midst of the hill station is a wonderful location wih its crystal clear water and mystic surroundings. there is boating facility available there. several other must visit spots include the botanical garden which is wonderful in its own way with its collection of age old trees and a host of varities of flowers. we also visited the suicide point. overall its a wonderful getaway location for one and all. the memories i brought back from Ooty will be treasured all throughout my life. And last but not the least dont forget to bring back the home made chocolates which are plentiful in every shop in and around ooty and also try to get in the toy train. :)