Top 8 Places to visit in Ooty

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This renowned hill station once housed the Madras Presidency during the British Rule and possesses many remnants in the form of regal looking bungalows, such as the Stone House, The Ootacamund Club, Government House and Fernhill Palace. This along with the tall pine trees in the green areas almost makes you believe you are in old English country. Ooty is also home to some of the most breathtaking lakes in the country, such as the Avalanche Lake, Emerald Lake and the popular Ooty Lake. For some adventure, one can hop on the Nilgiri Toy Train and enjoy a ride through the blue mountains, winding through dense forests, dark tunnels and valleys from Ooty to Coonoor. Ooty is heaven for nature lovers and a trek through the Mukurthi National Park will be etched on your mind for years to come, offering a stunning panorama of carpet like green hills, home to the tallest peak of the Nilgiri Range, several wildflowers and beauties such as the Nilgiri Tahr, Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant, Leopard, Bonnet Macaque, Mouse Deer, Otter, Small Indian Civet and many more. If you still want more, you can take a mesmerising walk through the charming 19th century Government Botanical Gardens. Ooty's beauty can be explored more adventurously with everything from horse riding to hand gliding and mountain biking, all arranged by various resorts. Avid readers will be overwhelmed to visit the 19th century Nilgiri Library, sheltering around 25,000 books and hosting many events to promote reading habits among all age groups. Chocoholics should place King Star on the top of their itineraries for purchasing a plethora of delicious homemade chocolates. More delicious food from vegetarian, cafe to non-vegetarian cuisines can be enjoyed at popular places such as Quality Restaurant, Earl's Secret and Willy's Coffee Pub, which also has a commendable library for one to delve into while enjoying their drink. Witness Ooty come alive in the month of May, with its vibrant boat races and flower shows, hosted across the town.

Ooty Lake - Ooty

This is the prime attraction of Ooty and is an artificial lake which was constructed by John Sullivan in the year 1824. This was made by making dams run by the waters from the river which flowed down to the valley region. The main motive was to help fishermen by making fishing ferries out here. T^he lake is beautiful and is surrounded by eucalyptus trees and one one side runs a railway line too. The boathouse from where you can hire boats of all kind. This was opened by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Department and boating is the main activity near this place. During the summer season, anumber of boat races and paegentries are held here.
It’s a man made L shape lake which though is maintained well but the natural things are many to keep it subsided. The lake has a boat house.
Shipra Dubey

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Those who are interested in boating won't be disappointed as pedal boats and motor boats are available for boating here.
Nancy Nance

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boating, photography
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Rose Garden - Ooty

Originally named as the Government Rose Garden or the Jayalalitha Rose Garden after the name of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, this is a wonderful place to spend time in. This garden is spread over a hilly area and it is an extremely beautiful and romantic place. You should best visit this place during mid- summer to find the roses in full blossom. The different colours and the sweet fragrance of the flowers are just awesome. This place is perfect for spending time during the afternoons on the lush green fields of this rose garden.
Though not as big as botanical garden this place holds its own magic. Ideal for photography,relaxing walk
Rohan Mudaliar

210 Followers, 112 Reviews


The Rose Garden exudes nature's beauty. There are so many kinds of flowers, plants, and rose art. A mural of elephants made entirely of flowers lies at one of the corners of the garden. Just a pleasant stroll through the park, or resting on the grass patches, the Rose Garden is a beautiful and serene environment to soak in nature's wonders.
Arushi Dutt

701 Followers, 101 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
relax, photography
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Admission- INR 20, Still Camera- INR 30, Cam corder- INR 75

Ooty Botanical Gardens - Ooty

Nature lovers, this one is definitely for you. The Ooty Botanical Gadrens was established in the year of 1847 along the slopes of the famous Doddabetta Peak. These gardens cover almost 22 acres of land and are the work of William Graham McIvor, a famous architectt of that day and age. The garden has around one thousand-plus species of flora that comprises of shrubs, ferns, and bonsai plants. The garden is divided into six areas namely Fountain terrace, nurseries, Conservatory, Italian garden, new garden and the lower garden. The place is green and the atmosphere is truly refreshing. April, May and September are the best months to visit this place.
This place is huge and beautiful,the weather adds charm to the place. A definite must visit. Visit early to avoid crowds.
Rohan Mudaliar

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Located on the slopes of the Doddabetta peak this is one location very often used by bolywood films, if you visit the place you will feel as if on the sets of “Maine Pyaar kiya”. Spread over acres of land, the greenery is in abundance here.
Shipra Dubey

297 Followers, 50 Reviews


Best time to visit
Just plan a day out here when you visit Ooty.
Things to do
Witness an exhibition of rare plant species that held annually during the month of May.
Open Hours
7:00 am to 6:30 pm all round the week.
Budget
INR 15.00 is charged for children and INR 30.00 for adults. To carry a still camera inside one has to pay INR 50.00 while, for a video recorder, the amount is INR 100.00.

Doddabetta Peak - Ooty

This is the highest peak in the Nilgiri region and is about 10 kilometres from the city of Udhagamandalam or Ooty. The main attraction here is the center for tourists on the peak of this hill. There is an observatory on the top floor of this tourist center and there are twin telescopes hre. From the glass paned observatory, with the help of telescopes, you get awesome views of the whole district till far away places.
The highest point in Nilgiris. Amazing weather with surprise showers at any time. The drive up to this place is as wonderful and thrilling as the spot itself.
Yamini Vijendran

280 Followers, 36 Reviews


Best time to visit
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
trekking, photography site- seeing
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
INR 5 per person

Coonoor Road - Ooty

The Queen of the Hills is famous for the road called Coonoor that has a number of tourist-friendly hotels and restaurants. Fortune Retreats is located at Belmont Terrace and is spread over 20 acres. The place offers the best of what Ooty has and is famous with tourists. Hill View Resort offers a calm getaway and a great view of the tea gardens, mountains and lush forests. The Paradise is a restaurant at the Hotel Glanton Manor that serves Pan-Indian cuisine with its locally sourced produce. It's ice cream parlour is famous among the locals and tourists.
Coonor and Ooty are 02 towns some 20 kms apart. Coonoor is the land of beautiful Tea Gardens and spices and natural oils. Ooty is a town of lakes and also a must visit is the Chocolate Museum. Travellers should also take a ride on the Toy Train running between Coonoor & Ooty, the journey is very scenic.
Michelle

221 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
Round the year
Things to do
Try the ice cream flavours at the Glanton’s ice cream parlour.
Open Hours
Specific to the restaurants and hotels here.
Budget
Depends on where you stay and eat.

dodabbeta peak - Ooty

Also known as the Dodabetta or Doda Betta, this is a part of the Blue Mountain range or the Nilgiris. Moreover, this peak is the highest among all others in this range and is noteven very far from the beautiful Ooty. The distance of just 10 kilometers can be easily covered by cars or buses. Trekking is the first thing to be enjoyed here and as you will reach the peak, you will find an observatory here. In the top floor of this observatory is a glass surrounded gallery where you will see are two telescopes. These can be used to enjoy the surrounding places to its best.
the highest peak in South India
Ms_WalkingShoes

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Charring Cross - Ooty

This is a jucntion in the National Highway 67 and is also a very popular tourist attraction. This junction intersects the commericla road here and the Ooty- Kannur Road from Ooty. The Adam's Fountain is a major attraction in this place.
Cute boutiques, bakeries, deli shops are all wonders of the Charring Cross. This is like the main hub of Ooty, where youngsters, families, and tourists flock together during the evenings. We had some amazing donuts and other sweetened goods from one of the bakeries. Oh and you get some of the best chocolate ice cream too!
Arushi Dutt

701 Followers, 101 Reviews


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Vannarapettai - Ooty

Bangalore is such a good place. It is kind of center to execute all kind trips. Off-road, hilly, forest etc, everything is just very near. I just wait for long weekends so that I can mark those places on my calendar “one more done” ! Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra and Maharashtra each and every place with their own attractions. Valpari forest, ooty’s 36 hair pin bends, NH4; a clean green open highway, wayanad; jungle hi jungle and never ending list...this place is blessed for people who love to explore who love to travel.
Musafir

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