Ooty Botanical Garden's foundation was laid in the year 1848. The Garden is spread over 22 hectares is a beauty that attracts sightseers to its lush greenery filled with solace. There is a wide range of flowers that welcome the sightseers; it is a visual treat. A major attraction of the garden is the Toda Mund or Toda hill which provides an insight into the lifestyle and tradition of today, one of the tribes of Nilgiris. The garden is home to a wide variety of trees including the cork tree, the one and only one of its kind in India. The list includes trees like the monkey puzzle tree, the paperbark tree, and the old fossilized tree which is believed to be over 20 million years old.