Botanical Gardens

Gardens in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Established in 1848, these pretty 22-hectare gardens are a living gallery of the Nilgiris' natural flora. Keep an eye out for a typical Toda mund (village), a fossilised tree trunk believed to be 20 million years old and, on busy days, around 20 million Indian tourists.

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