Tourism is the main foreign exchange earner for Ooty. It is located in the Nilgiri hill region, at an altitude of over 2,200 m above sea-level. It is even called the Blue mountains due to the enchanting presence of eucalyptus trees and the famous kurungi flowers which impart a bliss of blue fumes to the surrounding air. To add on, economy hotels in Ooty cater to the needs and desires of people from the lower middle class section of society, thereby making it readily available for people from all walks of life.
Ooty has many tourist attractions which make people flock to this place from all over the world. Its lofty mountain ranges, beautiful lakes, dense forests rich in flora and fauna, sprawling grasslands and miles of tea gardens create a mesmerizing effect which add to the charm and excitement of its visitors. The beautiful Govt Rose garden has innumerable varieties of roses on showcase for the public. The Ooty Botanical Gardens add to the indigenous species of exotic flowers and shrubs. The boat houses at Ooty lake make for a major tourist hot spot, while the stone houses in the form of Toda huts also seem quite fascinating to the tourists who come to Ooty. There is also a wax museum which displays statues made from wax of eminent personalities of Indian History. Ooty Golf course also makes for an exciting day spends and the tribal museum host rare artifacts of the tribal groups of Tamil Nadu. All these places add to the beauty and popularity of this hill station.
Ooty Budget Hotels
Among economy hotels in Ooty comes Hotel Orchid Inn high up in the list. It is centrally located and offers an exotic view of the surrounding mountains and hills. The railway station and bus stand are at close distance. Apart from all modern facilities and recreational services, the hotel makes special arrangements for horse-riding as well. Recommended by 84% of its guests, they say that 'the hotel promises a nice stay, and would definitely recommend to others.' The hotel charges Rs. 950 per night only.