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Places to visit in Ooty

Botanical Garden, ooty

22 acres -botanical garden was laid out in 1847.A flower show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is held every may month .The garden has a 20 million year old fossillized tree 

Ooty lake ,Ooty

Ooty lake covers an area of 65 acres.The Boat house established alongside the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty.

Doddabetta peak ,Ooty

Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills at 2,637 metres (8,650 feet). There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty,on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is a popular tourist attraction with road access to the summit. The Chamundi Hills can be viewed from the peak

Avalanche lake, ooty

Avalanche Lake (Avalanchi lake) is located 28 kilometers from Ooty in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu.The lake derived the name avalanche because of a huge land slide (avalanche) that occurred in the region in the early 1800s.

Rose Garden,Ooty

The Rose Garden (formerly known as the Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, Centerary Rose Park and Nootrandu Roja Poonga) is the largest rose garden in India. It is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty town in Tamil Nadu, India at an altitude of 2200 meters.

Nilgiri mountain railway, Ooty

Nilgiri Mountain Rail Covering a distance of 46 km in around 5 hours, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway takes tourists from Mettupalayam to Ootacamund or Ooty. This is a truly amazing journey that takes tourists from a height of 1069 feet to 7228 feet. The history of the train can be traced back to the times when it was very difficult to reach Udhagamandalam - as Ooty was called in those days.

Emerald Lake,Ooty

Emerald Lake is located near Emerald village in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu.It is located in a region called the silent valley, about 25 kilometers from the Ooty town. The lake is an important tourist and picnic spot in the region.The lake is famous for its different varieties of fishes in the lake and birds in the locale.

Mukurthi Nation park, Ooty

Mukurthi National Park (MNP) is a 78.46 km protected area located in the western corner of the Nilgiris Plateau west of Ootacamund hill station in the northwest corner of Tamil Nadu state in the Western Ghats mountain range of South India. The park was created to protect its Keystone species, the Nilgiri Tahr

Western Catchment, ooty

Western Catchment is an area of natural beauty in The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, situated about 20 km from Ooty. The Western Catchment area is protected by the Forest Department, and tourists are not allowed in without permission. Earlier some regional movies were filmed here, but due to environmental protection permission is no longer given

Glenmorgan ooty

Glenmorgan is a village located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Ooty. This place is known for its tea estates which includes one of the oldest tea estates in the region known as the Glenmorgan tea estate. The Pykara power house is located near the Glenmorgan estate, for which a lake at the foot of the estate forms the fore bay.

Bison valley ooty

Bison Valley acquired its name from the Indian bison that roam throughout the area. Impressive views of cardamom forests are possible from this beautiful valley. Beautiful greenery exists in almost every place that you look.

Second World War Memorial Pillar , ooty

Upper Bhavani Lake,Ooty

Upper Bhavani one of the good tourists scenic lake in ooty, It’s a beautiful blue-green lake perched inside the deep forest of Nilgiri. To see this sightseeing place you should drive around 1 hour from Ooty, around 24 kms downhill from ooty town and there after another 30 mins drive in forest department vehicles (Tempo Travel) to reach upper bavani lake, The Lake is not accessible via private cars or cabs

Pykara Lake, ooty

Pykara is the name of a village and river located 19 km from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. The Pykara River is considered very sacred by the Todas. It rises at Mukurthi peak, flows northwards, and then turns to the west after reaching the edge of the plateau.The river flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glen Morgan dams, and forms part of an important hydro-electric power project.

Tribal Research Center, Ooty

The Tribal Museum is part of the campus of Tribal Research Centre which is in Muthorai Palada (10 km from Ooty town). It is home to rare artifacts and photographs of tribal groups of Tamil Nadu as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands and anthropological and archaeological primitive human culture and heritage. The Tribal Museum also displays houses belongs to Toda, Kota, Paniya, Kurumba and Kanikarans

Ketti Valley View ooty

Valley View is a tourist spot in Ooty, India. It is located on the Ooty Coonoor road (NH 67) at a distance of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Ooty bus stand and constitutes ward number 5 of the Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency.It has a spectacular view of the Ketti valley and is an important tourist centre in Ooty. Valley View is considered the Switzerland of Southern India. The valley extends from the Mysore plateau to the Coimbatore plains and is one of the largest valleys in the world.

Honey & Bee Museum, ooty

The Honey & Bee Museum’ is a novel project at Ooty by the NGO, Keystone Foundation. It depicts information on indigenous honey bees and traditional indigenous tribal people who harvest them. It also has a children’s activity room and a small knowledge resource unit on bees, environment and people. 

Lady Canning's Seat, ooty

Lady Canning's Seat is major tourist spot in Coonoor, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.It is situated 9 km from the township Coonoor/ The site is named after Charlotte Canning.
Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf, Ooty
Ootacamund Gymkhana Club, situated on the rolling Wenlock Downs at a height of 7000 ft above sea level, is one of the finest natural golf courses in the world. This course is a 18 hole , 6235 yard ,Par 70 layout with huge changes in elevation . With the Avalanchi range surrounding the course & a mature and heavily wooded treeline that consists of eucalyptus, oak, rhododendron and fir to contend with this is a challenging course. First time players & the older players should ideally play just 9 holes as the sheer uphill & downhill slopes will tire the best of us.

Needle Rock View Point , ooty

Needle Rock View Point is a tourist spot in Gudalur, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. Where the Gudalur is located 51 km on the west of Ooty and the Needle Rock viewpoint is about 8 km from Gudalur on the way of Gudalur-Ooty National Highway-67. The view point gives you a 360 degree view. The view point is also known as Soochimalai and gets its name from its conical shape.

Mudumalai Wildlife

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park is situated at the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka on the North Eastern Slopes of the Nilgiris part of Western Ghats descending to the Mysore Plateau. An erstwhile game reserve, Mudumalai was declared a wildlife sanctuary with a 62 sq KM area in the early 1940 by the then Madras Presidency. 

Wax World, Ooty

Wax World, Ooty

A wax museum that houses life-size look-alike wax statues of personalities of Indian history, culture and heritage housed in a 142-year-old bungalow. Located in the Ooty-Coonoor road.

Deer Park , OOty

Deer Park is located on the edge of Ooty Lake. It is considered as one of the high altitude zoo in India aside from the zoo in Nainital, Uttarakhand. This park was formed to house a number of species of deers and animals for travelers to view.

Stone House ,Ooty

Stone House is the first bungalow constructed in Ooty. It was built by John Sullivan and was called as Kal Bangala by the tribals (Kal means stone in local tribal language). John Sullivan started building Stonehouse in 1822, acquiring land from the Todas at one rupee an acre. Today, it is the official residence for the principal of the Government Arts College, Ooty

Toda huts,Ooty

There are a few Toda huts on the hills above Botanical Garden, where Todas still dwell. There are other Toda settlements in the area, notably Kandal Mund near Old Ooty. Although many Toda have abandoned their traditional distinctive huts for concrete houses,a movement is now afoot to build tradition barrel-vaulted huts and during the last decade forty new huts have been built and many Toda sacred dairies renovated.