Our school was closed for summer vacations on 15th May. It was very hot
in Delhi. My parents decided to go to Niligiris. I too accompanied them.
We packed our luggage and got ready for the journey. We
went to Coimbatore by train. The railway journey was rather tiresome.
From Coimbatore we went to Ooty by bus. We reached there in the
afternoon and put up at a hotel.
Ooty is one of the best
hill-station of India. It may be called the queen of hill-station. It
has many beauty spots. Next day, after breakfast, we were crowded with
tourists form different parts of the country. People were making all
sorts of purchases.
After lunch we went to botanical gardens. We enjoyed the expense of horticultural beauty around our heart’s content.
has a healthy climate. It is a beautiful summer resort. The mountain
slopes are covered with tall, green trees which present a caring sight
at sunset and look very grand. The morning and evening hours are very
pleasant. A cool breeze sets up and refreshes the mind. It makes one
forget the oppressive heat of the plains.
I felt happy in
the company of nature. The bright hued flowers, the clouds sailing
across the sky and the snow covered peaks of the high mountains in the
distance filled my heart with joy.
We stayed there for fortnight. I returned to Chennai reluctantly. The memory of my visit to Niligiris is still fresh in my mind.