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Ooty Tourism

Ooty (short for Udhagamandalam) is a resort town in the Western Ghats mountains, in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state. Founded as a British Raj summer resort, it retains a working steam railway line. Other reminders of its colonial past include Stone House, a 19th-century residence, and the circa-1829 St. Stephen’s Church. Its 55-acre Government Botanical Garden lies on the slopes of Doddabetta Peak.

Ooty & Coonoor

Ooty & Coonoor, the Queen of Hill stations, welcome you with mesmerising meadows, soothing environment, cool weather and a wide array of sightseeing places to visit and admire. Each tourist attraction in Ooty promises a unique and lively experience that will leave you in awe for many days to come. With these interesting places to see, you can be sure of having a memorable Ooty tour. Ooty has something different to offer all throughout the year. The summer is perhaps the best time to visit the place, Ooty will enthral you with the natural grandeur of the mountains and the hospitality of its residents. Ooty is one of those few places in South India that can boast of an almost uniform climate throughout the year. Located at an altitude of 2240m, the place remains on the cooler side throughout the year making it an ideal place for round the year visiting. Summers are warm during day with a maximum temperature of 25º C and the summer nights can be pretty cool with a minimum temperature of 10º C. With moderate warmth during summer, the place will not wear you down with extreme heat during summer. During the winter season, the days are chilly and as the winter progresses, the mercury drops still further and it can get pretty chilly with the temperature dropping as low as 4º C.

Sightseeing Points In Ooty & Coonoor

Elite Itinerary Ooty Coonoor Avalanche Lake

Avalanche lake Is Located 28 km away from Ooty, beautifully lying amid the lush greenery of mountains and landscapes mesmerises every visitor. It was created due to a massive landslide somewhere around 1800s hence the name. It is popular for trout fishing and the required equipment for it can be taken from Trout hatchery. Along with exploring the surrounding areas and its rare flora and fauna, other activities that are popular here are camping, rafting and trekking to nearby hilly regions such as Upper Bhavani. It is also an ideal picnic spot.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Lake

Ooty lake is indeed a place to visit. It is an artificial lake that was built for fishing purposes. This lake is popular for boating. Tourists can be seen enjoying a refreshing ride on its serene waters. There is boating house located near the lake offering a wide array of boats on hire. Cycling by the side of lake is also worth experiencing. There are also a few shops located around the lake, selling various locally made items.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake lies in a place called as Silent Valley. It is situated around 25 km away from Ooty. Located near the Emerald Village in the Nilgiri District, A beautiful lake offering an ideal place for picnic where you can relax and spend some quality time with your loved one. Tea plantation surrounding add on to the overall beauty of the lake. The view of sunrise and sunset from here is breathtaking and not to be missed.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden Maintained by the Horticultural Department of Tamil Nadu is undeniably one of the most popular places to see in Ooty. Spread over 55 acres of land, this garden is divided into five different sections such as Fern House, Lower Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory and Nurseries. The flower show conducted here as a part of Ooty Summer festival is a major attraction. Another popular attraction of Botanical Garden is the Fossil Tree Trunk that is said to be around 20 million years old. The wide variety of plants here are worth exploring.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Deer Park Ooty

Deer Park Located at a distance of 2 km from Ooty Lake, Is rich in fauna along with varieties of deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, Deer park makes up for an interesting visit, especially for wildlife enthusiasts. Equally rich is the variety of flora in this park. Spread across an area of 22 acres, this park was established in the year of 1986. It is one of the known wildlife sanctuaries of India, presenting amazing opportunity to observe the wildlife and various animals.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak Located at an altitude of 2623 meters is the highest peak in the Nilgiris. At the junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, it is around 10 km away from Ooty. Covered by dense sholas, this peak is trekkers favourite point. The view from the top of the peak is absolutely mesmerising, there is a telescope house at the peak with two telescopes presenting captivating view of the valley around. Rich flora and fauna here add on to the overall charm of Doddabetta Peak.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Kalhatty Waterfalls Ooty

Kalhatty Waterfalls Is About 13 km away from Ooty, on the Ooty-Mysore Road, Kalhatty Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls In Ooty. This waterfall can be reached via a trek of 2 mile from Kalhatti village. It is believed that great Hindu saint Agastya has once lived here. With its rich avian fauna, it is often visited by bird watchers as well. Its scenic beauty is sure to leave you spellbound.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Kamraj Sagar Dam

Kamraj Sagar Dam A popular place for picnics and film shooting, this dam is situated around 10 km from Ooty bus stand. Also known with the name of Sandynallah Reservoir, this dam offer peaceful environment with beautiful surrounding where tourists can spend some time at ease. Along with being a popular picnic spot, it is also visited by tourists for bird watching as well as for fishing. It is a popular site for researchers who come to study environment.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park Connecting Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, on the Ooty Mysore route, Mudumalai National Park boasts of many wild animals and rich avian fauna along with equally rich flora. It has also been declared as a tiger reserve as it is home to approximately 50 tigers. If interested one can also find accommodation as many guest houses are offered by the Forest Department at different location of the park.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Mukurthi National Park

Mukurthi National Park A part of Nilgiri Bio reserve promises a memorable time to everyone amid its enthralling scenic beauty and rich nature. Spread across 80 sq.km, this national park has various streams and rivers flowing through it, which in turn add to the overall attraction of this place. Many animals and birds can be spotted around these sources of water. There are also a few watch towers located inside the national park. It is a popular site for trekking as well.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Needle Rock View Point

Needle View Hillpoint Also Known As Needle Rock View-point Is Located about 8 km from Gudalur, Needle Rock view-point presents a mesmerizing 360 view of the surrounding valley and areas. Gudalur is around 51 km from Ooty. Also known as Soochimalai, it is also a popular spot for trekking. This view point got its name as its shape resembles a needle. The view of clouds meeting hills, crossing you as you stand watching them is sure to take your breath away.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Rose Garden

Rose Garden is another popular place to visit in Ooty. Maintained by Government of Tamil Nadu, this garden is spread across 4 hectares of land and proudly presents more than 20 thousand variety of roses. A well maintained garden, it also boasts of winning Garden of Excellence Award for South Asia from the World Federation of Rose Societies. The unparalleled beauty of roses promises a visual treat and an ideal backdrop for photography.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Toy Train

Ooty Toy Train Also Known As Nilgiri Mountain Railway. It runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor. The ride in this historical toy Train is unmatched to any other train ride, passing through lush green landscapes and breathtaking nilgiri mountains, this train runs on a track of 46 km. There are first class and second class coaches to choose from.

Elite Itinerary Tribal Research Center

Tribal Research Center Situated around 10 km away from Ooty, Tribal Research Center Gives You a glimpse into the lives of indigenous people. Along with researching into the lives of tribes In South India, it also houses a well stocked library. It also a museum displaying artefacts. Easily accessible by road, this place is an ideal place to understand the life of local Ooty people.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Pykara Waterfalls

Pykara Waterfalls Situated on the Ooty Mysore road, is around 20 km away from Ooty. Developed as a picnic spot, this place is ideal For relaxing while admiring the scenic beauty of the waterfall and greenery around. There is boat house and a restaurant near the waterfall, where you can enjoy snacks while the beauty of pristine streams of water mesmerises you. The surrounding area is also popular for Toda settlements.

Elite Itinerary Ooty St Stephen Church

St Stephens Church Which Dates back to 19th century is a place to visit in Ooty for its architectural beauty and religious importance. Although comparatively simpler, this church has beautiful interiors. The painted glass windows along with the painting of Last Supper is especially captivating. It is said that the timber used in the construction of this chruch was brought from Srinangapatna as well as from the Tipu Sultan Palace.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Stone House

Ooty Stone House Is The first bungalow which was built in Ooty. It was constructed by John Sullivan in 1822. Used to be called as Kal Bungalow by the locals, it was built on the land which was brought from the Toda people. Its an ancient architecture is worth seeing. Many tourists visit this place to have a glimpse of this bungalow.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Toda Huts

Toda Huts Is One of the most attractive and unique sightseeing places in Ooty. These are the residing place for the Toda people, one of the indigenous tribes of Ooty. The huts are made in the shape of a semi-barrel. These huts don’t have any windows and very low doors where one has to stoop and enter. While once you are inside the hut there is space to stand as well. This close-knit community of Toda people mostly depend on cattle herding and farming for living.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Wax World

Wax World Ooty Is Located at a distance of 2 km from center of the town, Wax World is definitely as place to see in Ooty. Many real-like statues of great Indian personalities have been displayed here. Some of the statues at this museum are of Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mother Teresa, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, late Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and many more. Replica of local people and their living styles has been been displayed here too.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Wenlock Downs

Wenlock Downs Is Over 80 acres of lush green landscapes With Houses In It Which Is A vast spread of greenery and calm environment. A walk here, amid the soothing touch of nature and its calm surroundings with nothing but the sound of birds and leaves hustling as the wind passes by, is something that will make your Ooty tour complete. The sight of sheeps grazing and long stretch of eucalyptus trees is sure to mesmerise you.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Coonoor Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley is a haven for adventure and photography enthusiasts and a nice place for a picnic with family and friends. It is one of the most unusual things to do in Coonoor. Although there is an endless list of activities in Coonoor, those searching for some adventure should embark on an exciting trek through the town’s mysterious rainforests.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Coonoor Sims Park

Sim’s Park is a botanical garden with over 85 different varieties of roses and many other varieties of beautiful plants and fragrant flowers. You will have the time of your life here and will not be disappointed by everything that Coonoor has to offer you.

Elite Itinerary Lamb's Rock

Lamb’s rock Coonoor is without a doubt one of the most famous attractions located in this quaint hill station. Shaped like a dolphin’s nose and situated at a comfortable driving distance from Coonoor, the place offers incredible views of the valley and beyond. It is one of the most famous things to do in Coonoor.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Coonoor Lawns Falls

Law’s Falls is just 5 km from Coonoor and is a perfect spot for a picnic, a summer hike, and landscape photography. The falls are surrounded by lush green rainforests and the area is perfect for kids to play around. It is one of the best things to do at Coonoor.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Coonoor Dodabetta Tea Museum

Doddabetta Tea Factory, at Coonoor, Tamil Nadu was founded in the year 2005, and is well managed by Mr. N.K.Krishnamoorthy, former Member of Tea Board. Factory sprawls over an area of 1 acres in Ooty the midst of the many blue hills of the Nilgiris, second largest hill station, bounded by tea plantations, at an altitude of 1839 metres. These hill stations are famous for delicious homemade chocolates, freshly made tea, organic essential oils, skin care products, fragrances, and much more.

Elite Itinerary Ooty Coonoor Catherine Waterfalls

Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall and it is also a major tourist spot in Kotagiri, located on the Mettupalayam road branching off at Aravenu. The upper fall drops to the floor, and is the second highest in the Nilgiri mountains. The waters from the upper stream of the Kallar river are crossed by the invisible Mettupalyam-Ooty road beyond the mountains in the south-west. The height of water falls is about 250 ft. Catherine Falls is named after the wife of M.D. Cockburn, believed to have introduced the coffee plantation to Kotagiri. The native name of the Catherine Falls is Geddhehaada Halla, meaning “Foothills Dale River”. 

Elite Itinerary Ooty Coonoor Indian Bakery

Indian Bakery Visit & Try Various Assortments As A trip to any hill station in India is incomplete without a visit to the local bakery. Hence, we recommend you include the very famous Indian Bakery on your list of Coonoor things to do. It is one of the most adventurous things to do in Coonoor. You will have a lot of fun visiting this bakery. Don’t forget to try all the different assortments of food!

Elite Itinerary Ooty Coonoor Droog Fort

Droog Fort Also known as Bakasura Malai Fort, welcomes tourists to enjoy the splendid views with an impressive location at its backdrop. Nestled amidst the breathtaking hills of Western Ghats, the fort is a delightful experience for both wanderers and history lovers and is not less than a heaven for bird watchers with a wide variety of bird species hovering around the area.

Tour Packages Offered From Ooty

5 Nights 6 Days Mysore | Coorg | Ooty Tour Package.

4 Nights 5 Days Ooty | Kodaikanal Tour Package.

2 Nights 3 Days Coimbatore | Ooty | Coimbatore Tour Package.

6 Nights 5 Days Bangalore | Mysore | Coorg | Ooty | Bangalore Tour Package.

4 Nights 5 Days Bangalore | Mysore | Ooty Tour Package.

5 Nights 6 Days Mysore | Coorg | Ooty Tour Package.

6 Nights 7 Days Ooty | Kodaikanal | Munnar Tour Package.

6 Nights 7 Days Mysore | Coorg | Bandipur | Ooty Tour Package.

7 Nights 8 Days Mysore | Coorg | Ooty | Kodaikanal Tour Package.

8 Nights 9 Days Coorg | Wayanad | Ooty | Mysore Tour Package.

9 Nights 10 Days Coorg | Ooty | Pollachi | Kodaikanal Tour Package.

10 Nights 11 Days Ooty | Kodaikanal | Munnar | Alleppey | Cochin Tour Package.

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FAQs About Ooty & Coonoor

Ooty is most famous for its tea plantations. Connoisseurs will find plenty to choose from: dust and leaf; black, green, black and white varieties; and flavours such as masala, jasmine, cardamom and even chocolate. Bon voyage!! Ooty or Udagamandalam is mostly famous for Tea, and handmade chocolates.

The winters in Ooty are colder than rest of the south India. The best time to visit this beautiful hill station is from October to June. In these months, the temperature remains somewhere around 25°C which offers a pleasant weather. It is the best time for traveling and sightseeing.

Tamil is the official language of Udagamandalam. Languages native to the Nilgiris including Badaga, Paniya and Kurumba. Due to its proximity to the neighbouring state of Karnataka and being a tourist destination, English, Kannada is also spoken and understood to an extent.

Ooty can be covered easily in 1 to 2 days. Check out the 1 day Itinerary to help you plan your trip in a better way. If you wish to extend your stay than there is also an another 2 days itinerary.

Being a popular tourist destination, Ooty has a number of multi-cuisine restaurants like North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Italian, etc. and in every corner, you can find Dosa, Pongal, Vada Chutney, and Idli.

Treebo hotels are safe hotels for unmarried couples in Ooty, which not only allows the stay of unmarried couples ravishingly, but also gives secure accommodations without posing any restrictions. And also provides happy environment without any social barriers or harassments.

While planning to visit Ooty during summers in the period of March to June, carry light cotton clothes. … One can wear shorts also. Women should dress conservatively.

Ooty is a beautiful hill town, which not only has scenic environs but an old world charm. The sprawling tea estates are breathtaking and the weather here is just lovely. The old architecture, pleasant weather and alluring nature, together make Ooty an awesome destination for a honeymoon.

Handmade chocolates, Rare treats of Ooty, Ooty is also popular for homemade chocolates, Fruits and Honey, Ooty serves the best and organically grown strawberries, Aromatic Oils, Antiques, Jewellery, and Handicrafts, Tea.

The winters in Ooty are colder than rest of the south India. The best time to visit this beautiful hill station is from October to June. In these months, the temperature remains somewhere around 25°C which offers a pleasant weather. It is the best time for traveling and sightseeing.

Ooty is the most well recognized hill station of Tamil Nadu and is easily accessible from TN as well as Karnataka – hence gets overcrowded. Between the two, Coonoor is a better bet. Kodai is better than either within TN. If you must have a commercialised busier place, Ooty.

Top Attractions are Heritage Train. Nature & Parks. Sim`s Park. Dolphin’s Nose. Highfield Tea Factory. Lamb’s Rock. Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas. Tiger Hill Cemetery. All Saints Church.

Coonoor has been declared totally safe for all, even women. Crime rates are nearly zero in the area.

Coonoor’s panoramic views and lush green landscapes definitely makes it worth a visit.

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