About Ooty

The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind. Ooty is nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level and enjoys a favourable climate all year round. Ooty oozes simplicity, devoid of any boundaries, so anyone who visits the place can feel at one with the local culture. The journey to Ooty itself is dotted with magnificent sights of the awe-inspiring Nilgiri hills, tea gardens, and serene waterfalls. The cool, peaceful landscape of Ooty is almost movie-like – winding country lanes that you can spend hours simply walking on, and the charm of old-world colonial architecture infuses fresh air into the souls of travellers. For anyone looking for a respite from the mind-boggling humidity and the scorching Indian sun, Ooty is the place to be.

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Places to Visit in Ooty

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Experience Time: 5 - 6 Hour

Distance: 1 KM

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The Toy Train, also known as Nilgiri Mountain Railway Toy Train, is the key attraction of the popular hill station Ooty. Started in the year 1899, it has continued to charms its visitors with equal zest winding its way through the best of nature. The Toy Train covers a distance of total 46 km in a span of 5 hours and takes one through a truly spectacular journey filled with picturesque views en route. It was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005. Another fascinating feature of the train is that its youngest X class loco is over 50 years old and the oldest is 80 years old. Weaving amidst the forests, dark snaking tunnels, sharp bends and amid the mist and fog, the Toy Train is a spectacular trip up and down the slopes with birds and trees dancing along. As the train passes through the stunning gorge, the dancing sunlight above and dream-like drizzling makes it the experience of a lifetime. Apart from offering a beautiful journey, the uniqueness of the trip lies in the fact that the rail system is the steepest in Asia and worth a visit. The ride `starts from Mettupalayam; a small place on river Bhavani. The first 5 miles are plain, but in the next 12 miles engine pushes the coaches upwards to a height of 4363 feet. Covering Mettupalayam, Kellar, Coonoor, Wellington, Lovedale and Ootacamund on its way, this is the best means to discover the pristine treasures of the Nilgiris.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 Hour

Distance: 1 KM

Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake lies at a distance of approximately 2 km from Ooty city in the district Nilgiris. The beautiful lake is spread over an area of 65 acres, and its foundation was laid down by John Sullivan who was the collector of Coimbatore in 1824. The Lake is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees and greenery all around. One can also spot numerous streams coming out through the hills. This is a perfect place to capture for people who are genuinely interested in photography. The lake is filled with beautiful water birds with the exotic Nilgiri mountain ranges in the background. Ooty Lake is pretty fun as well activity-filled place. One can hire paddle boats, rowing boats and motor boats from the boathouse here. There is a mini train too for kids to hop on and take a quick tour of the lake. Boat races, as well as other events, are also organized here for two days in May. Since there are a lot of visitors during weekends, it is advisable to visit the lake during weekdays. The romantic song 'Dil Deewana' from Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989) too was shot here along with a few scenes of Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani (2009).

Experience Time: 1 - 2 Hour

Distance: 2 KM

Ooty Botanical Gardens

Lying on the lower slopes of the Doddabetta peak, the Government Botanical Garden is a splendid garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore in the state of Tamil Nadu. Sprawled over an area of 22 hectares, the garden is divided into several sections that are trimmed beautifully to present an endearing sight. Visitors are greeted with astounding colourful natural beauty from the moment they pass through the gates. For more than 160 years, foreign and local travellers have strolled the lush green lawns of the garden, admiring the stunning variety of flowers, ferns and orchids present here. Another highlight of the Botanical Garden is the Toda hill, known as the Toda mund, which gives the visitors an insight into the lives and culture of Todas (a tribe of the Nilgiris). The Ooty Botanical Garden was laid down in the year 1848 and was designed so as to have a terraced terrain. The slopes of the hill lie at an ascent of 2500 metres above mean sea level, as a result of which the garden enjoys a temperate climate ideal for a number of plants and shrubs to grow. The Botanical garden in Ooty is home to many rare species of trees, chief among them being the cork tree, the only one of its kind in India. The paperbark tree, the monkey puzzle tree and an old fossilized tree estimated to be 20 million years old round out the other rare species. The monkey puzzle tree has been named so because even monkeys fail to climb it. In addition to these, a number of exotic and indigenous vegetation of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants are found here as well.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 Hour

Distance: 2 KM

Ooty Rose Garden

Ooty Rose Garden is a mesmerizing garden in the heart of the town of Ooty, in the South-Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as the Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, the Nootrandu Roja Poonga and the Centenary Rose Park. Nature lovers are drawn to the Rose Garden like bees to honey. The view of the lush green garden with areas dedicated to captivatingly fragrant roses is a sight to remember. The flowers add more than just colour and attract visitors from all age groups, especially those who are interested in the study of Botany. You are bound to feel like you have entered a different world as you stroll leisurely across the beautifully landscaped garden. The beautiful Ooty Rose Garden is located on the Elk Hill slopes in Ooty and was established in 1995 to commemorate the Centenary Flower Show. The garden is also known as one of the famous botanical gardens maintained by the Horticulture Department of Tamil Nadu. It occupies a vast expanse of over four hectares on the hill slopes. Here one may find a variety of roses in different colours and sizes. Families prefer visiting the garden over a picnic with their kids while couples find this place a romantic and quick getaway from a busy schedule. If visiting during the season, one may catch the flower show at the Ooty Rose Garden. The flower show is the time the country has the highest production of colourful and fragrant roses. Visitors can purchase saplings or buy bouquets for their loved ones.

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Distance: 1 KM

Thread Garden

The thread garden at Ooty is a popular tourist spot that exhibits some of the most magnificent and exquisite collection of artificial flowers and plants, all made by the expert hands of the skilful artists by using JUST thread. Antony Joseph, the mastermind behind this unique inception along with his 50 skillful and profecient helpers has worked constantly for 12 years, to create the marvels of thread we see today. Approximately 6 crore meters of embroidery thread have been employed in the creation of this one-of-a-kind attraction in the world. The most astounding fact stay to be that not a stitch of a needle or any other machinery have been used in the production of these flowers. Stiff cardboards for flowers and petals, steel and copper wires for stem were veraciously used along with a variety of colorful threads to create these visual delights. Here you can find more than 150 varieties of artificially made flowers which promise to remain fresh for a long long time to come.?At the Thread Garden in Ooty you do not only get a chance to behold these beauties in your eyes, but you can carry these astounding crafts home as well. However, you need to be a little cautious and preserve them well, in order to avoid

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Trekking

Ooty, once the summer capital of the British in India, is bestowed with the bounty of nature. A favorite sport of the area, trekking has gained admiration with the tourists in the recent years. Ooty forms the perfect base for a number of exciting treks, some long and some short, into the adjoining hills. There are several treks which differ in distance, heights and landscape. Also, a base camp is built at Parsons Valley, which aids as an initial point for the trekkers. Ooty-Parson's peak-Porthimund-Mukurthi National Park-Pandiar Hills-Pykara Falls-Mudumalai National Park-Ooty is a long trek which exposes the trekkers through some of the most beautiful and unexplored parts of the Nilgiris. The picturesque view of Mudumalai Sanctuary is certainly spectacular for adventure tourists.

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Distance: 15 KM

Dolphin's Nose

This is a unique natural site where a protruding rock looks like a dolphin's nose! Climbing up to the spot might require some effort, but it is totally worth it! From this point, one can catch the breathtaking view of the Catherine falls hundreds of meters below and also of the Coonoor stream meeting the Kotogiri stream.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 Hour

Distance: 8 KM

Kalhatti Falls, Bellikkal

Kalhatti falls is called as 'Bird Watcher's Paradise' as it gives you a bird point view of the whole valley. The lovely beauty and calm atmosphere of the place makes it the best for spending vacations and for short trips. (br) The lake is also a very important attraction of Bellikkal which is surrounded by lush greenery and it is the source of fresh drinking water. Elephants visit this lake frequently which becomes a great sight for the travelers. Travelers can have a long walk on the shore of the lake which will offer them a memorable experience till the end of the day. Kalhatti Falls, situated to the south of Sigur Plateau in Tamil Nadu is a beautiful waterfall that glides down from a great elevated area of 400 feet. Kalhatti falls is called as 'Bird Watcher's Paradise' as it gives you a bird point view of the whole valley. The lovely beauty and calm atmosphere of the place makes it the best for spending vacations and for short trips. (br) The lake is also a very important attraction of Bellikkal which is surrounded by lush greenery and it is the source of fresh drinking water. Elephants visit this lake frequently which becomes a great sight for the travelers. Travelers can have a long walk on the shore of the lake which will offer them a memorable experience till the end of the day.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 Hour

Distance: 12 KM

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is situated in Emerald Village, around 20-22 kilometres from the main city of Ooty. The lake is a part of the Silent Valley National Park in the Nilgiris District. Serene and away from the maddening crowd, the lake and its surroundings are much cleaner and offer a perfect place to enjoy a leisurely time in the vicinity of nature and quietude. It is one of the unexplored and virgin places of the South Indian hill station, not yet encroached by the masses of tourists that visit the place every year. Emerald Lake is the ideal spot in Ooty for nature lovers. Tourists usually flock there for the picturesque scenic beauty of the lake, and the green Nilgiri slopes and tea plantations surrounding it. It is a paradise for nature photography enthusiasts as the delightful landscape offers a perfect subject and composition. Emerald Lake is a popular picnic spot for the locals, being a perfect place to spend a day with your family away from the city crowd and quiet, solitary place. The blue water of the lake and the woods around are home to a number of flora and fauna, and the most visible among them are the different types of domestic birds. Those who take interests in the avian part of the animal kingdom usually are in luck without much of a waiting. Tourists can also indulge in trekking and mountain-biking along the sides of the lake for a better experience of the place around. If you are not into all that excitement, then you can sit with a fishing rod or a book or simply in silence taking in the breathtaking view.

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Distance: 4 KM

Tiger Hill

One of the most mesmerizing destinations in Ooty is the Tiger Hill. This exotic spot lies to the east of the hill station and towards the lower end of the Doddabetta peak. It is located at a distance of about 6 km from the main town. You can relish a trek upto Tiger Hill. The top of the hill holds a water reservoir that meets the needs of the town and also the trekkers! There is also a cave close to Tiger Hill which is believed to be associated with many religious legends. This is a beautiful picnic spot and locals and tourists flock to this place to unwind and relax.

Experience Time: 4 - 5 Hour

Distance: 17 KM

Kotagiri, Coonoor

A town Panchayat city and a picturesque hill station in the Nilgiris in the state of Tamil Nadu, Kotagiri is famous for its sprawling tea plantations. It is located at an altitude of 1,985 m above sea level and is the third largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty and Coonoor. It is an ideal place for some trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiris. Schools are a significant contributor to the local economy of Kotagiri. The expensive residential schools are a feature of the Nilgiris and Coonoor. Modelled initially as British boarding schools, these have now become comprehensive schools based on the Indian schooling systems. With the development of infrastructure and roads, the importance of this gorgeous hill station declined; as before the Ghat Road was built, every traveller travelling to Ooty had to cross Kotagiri as well. This increased the tourist footfall in the area. The lush green landscape of Kotagiri holds a lot of opportunities for activities like hiking, trekking and rock climbing. Since Kotagiri is surrounded by tea plantations, it is the perfect place to indulge in some leisurely strolls and bask in the surreal beauty of nature. You can also visit one of the huge tea factories present here to know more about how the plantations operate in this region. The picturesque beauty, lush green landscape and cool climate of Kotagiri make it an ideal place to visit.

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Distance: 12 KM

Lamb's Rock, Coonoor

A popular picnic spot in the region, this place is consistently visited by tourists. The view from this spot is spectacular and a major crowd puller! It is possible to see the Coonoor stream some 5000 feet below. This vantage point also provides you with an excellent view of the Coimbatore plains.

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Distance: 18 KM

Catherine Falls, Coonoor

Catherine Falls, also known as St. Catherine's Falls, is situated in the area that surrounds Coonoor. This magnificent waterfall falls from an impressive height of 250 feet. The whole of the falls can clearly be seen from the top of Dolphin's Noseand it is a treat to the eyes. It is also possible to take a road to the top of the falls. This ascendancy allows you to truly appreciate the humungous power that nature can bestow upon a waterfall as you look down the 250 feet to the pool of water and its surrounding landscape.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 Hour

Distance: 15 KM

Avalanche Lake

At a distance of 26 kilometres from Ooty, the Avalanche Lake in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu is a famous tourist spot. Especially renowned among nature enthusiasts and photographers, the Avalanche Lake is counted as one of the star attractions that Ooty houses. The lake is set amidst a captivating landscape which is filled with lovely flowers. The waterfalls that fall down the nearby mountains further add to the beauty of the place. The lush greenery of the surrounding area makes for some great and memorable times here, and is the perfect place for those who wish to enjoy themselves in the lap of nature, amidst peace and natural beauty. The Avalanche Lake derives its name from the landslide that occurred in the year 1823 in the area, as a result of which the lake was naturally formed. This name is, however, a misnomer as is evident in the fact that the lake was created as a result of a landslide, and not an avalanche. Apart from enjoying the picturesque views and the tranquillity in the vicinity, the place also has ample opportunities for fun and enjoyment for adventure freaks. People have the option of enjoying mountain trekking, rafting and trout fishing while at the Avalanche Lake. Tourists can also choose from horse riding, rappelling and open jeep driving at the lake. All in all, the enchanting views of the Avalanche Lake, coupled with the host of fun-filled activities offered here, attracts tourists from all over the world to visit this marvellous place and to be awestruck by its sheer simplicity, elegance and grace.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 Hour

Distance: 12 KM

Pykara Lake

Pykara is a popular getaway that is at a distance of about 20 kilometres from Ooty, in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, India. The Pykara village, along with a beautiful river by the same name, also houses a dam and a power plant. Because of the construction of the dam, the backwaters have formed an enormous lake, which is now known as the Pykara Lake and has become a significant tourist attraction that is visited by large numbers of people all year round. It has everything that a person on vacation can ask for, right from ambience and comfort to scenic beauty. Nature lovers, photographers and adventure seekers should definitely not miss out on this unique and fun-filled place. The Pykara is the largest river in the district and is revered by the Todas, who consider it to be sacred. The river originates from the Mukurthi peak and then navigates through the hilly terrain to reach the edge of the plateau, where it falls delightfully in a succession of breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls. The last two waterfalls are known as the Pyakara Falls and fall from the heights of 55 metres and 61 metres. The marvellous lake is just 2 kilometres away from these waterfalls. The area in the vicinity of the Pykara Lake is surrounded by sholas, which is the local name for the forests here. Numerous Kollywood or Tamil Cinema filmmakers have shot movie scenes and songs here, around this picturesque lake. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) also runs a boathouse, rest house and a restaurant in this area. Speedboats and motorboats can be hired to enjoy exciting rides in the lake. The boathouse is a fantastic place to sit back, relax and gorge on some delicious food.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 6 kms

Kamraj Sagar Lake

Kamraj sagar lake is a dam and is located in the suburbs of Ooty. It is located far away at a distance between the woodlands and thus make an amazing picnic spot. There is a wide variety of herbs and shrubs available in the terrain and a beautiful place to capture the scenic beauty in your camera. Several good movies are shot in the neighbourhood on the open roads and on the slopes of the Wendlock sagar. The of thislake is icy cold and one can have good experience fishing in thislake. Fishing industry has flourished here and the chief food available is fish and rice. The local delicacies are the treat to the belly and eyes alike.

Experience Time: 30 Minutes

Distance: 16 kms

Annamalai Temple

A not so famous destination for traveller's list is Annamalai temple which is situated 20 km away from Ooty on the outskirts of Coonoor. The temple is built in dedication of Lord Murugan and now is known as the 7th Hill House of the Lord. It is a lesser known attraction for people not belonging to Coonoor. The locals perform poojas here, and an aged man runs a small ashram beside it. The lush green grasslands above the hills add seven stars to its glory. Hence, the temple lands on one of the most picturesque locations. Guru Krishnanandaji founded this temple. The devotees irrespective of their caste, religion, or nationality perform the ritual of 'Anna-Dana' for the people who visit the temple during Nakshatra or Karthigai days every month. More than a hundred people take part in this kind cause of distributing food. The Annamalai Temple sees itself in the village of Onikandy. Moreover, placed within the green tea estates and silver oak trees, the scenery it has is indeed a treat to every visitor's eye. Also, there is an observatory at the top of the hill for the public to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view. Hence, if you wish to find a place that is beautiful and serene, the Annamalai temple is to your rescue. Soak inside you the blessings of Lord Murugan and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 16 kms

Droog Fort, Coonoor

Droog Fort is located in the area surrounding Coonoor. A trekkers delight, one must undertake some by foot traveling to reach this destination. This old and worn out fort is located 6,000 ft above the plains. Today, only a wall remains of this military outpost. Tradition says that this fort was used by Tippu Sultan as an outpost. With such an impressive location that allowed the fort to command extraordinary views in all proclivities,its is not a thing to ponder upon as to how this was chosen as an outpost.In order to get to this site, you must travel through the Nonsuch Tea Estate. Droog Fort is also referred to as Bakasura Malai. This name links it to the legend of a local demon, Bakasura.

Experience Time: 1 Day

Distance: 5 kms

Doddabetta Peak

Towering at a staggering height of 8650 feet or 2,623 meters above the sea level, Dodabetta, which literally translates into 'big hill' is the highest peak in the Nilgiri Hills. It actually stays in the suburbs of Ooty and is hardly 10 km from the place. A treat to the eyes, this picturesque land is indeed a great sightseeing place. It is a wonderful place for shooting and capturing nature's scenic beauty in the camera and making all your fellow mates back at home turn green with jealousy. The hilly regions of Mysore and the open plain lands too can be easily captured in the camera and it is the best place to take a shot. The summit offers an astounding view of the nearby areas which are covered with dense forests. Dodabetta is strategically located between the Western and Eastern Ghats, thus it is an ideal vantage point for the entire Nilgiris. Another unique feature of this hill is that it can be accessed by foot as well as by vehicle, thus appealing to the younger as well the older audience.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 13 kms

Simi's Park, Coonoor

An excellent and delightful treasure trove of some of the most exquisite plant species in the world, the Sim's Park is an outstanding sightseeing destination in Coonoor that boasts of being home to over one thousand different species of flora. All of these different plants and trees are scattered all across the park, and a walk through the lush greenery and colourful, vibrant flowers provides refreshment, inner peace and tranquillity, not to forget the unique and beautiful views. The Sim's Park is located in Coonoor in the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, on the northern side of the Coonoor Railway Station, and its easy accessibility is just one of the many features of this breathtaking beauty. The park is spread over an area of 12 hectares, and is divided into different sections, with the one with the Sholas and the widening footpaths being the most loved and cherished one. This unusual park-cum-botanical garden houses beautiful terraces with colourful flowers, lawns and rockeries, which enthral botanists from all across the globe. Besides, the park also houses rare trees of extreme importance, and it is also famous for the annual fruit and vegetable show that takes place here every year in May. The Sim's Park is visited by thousands of guests from near and far each year, and this lovely attraction is, without doubt, one of the best places to visit in Coonoor.

Experience Time: 2-3 Hours

Distance: 9 kms

Bison Valley, Bellikkal

Bison Valley gained its name from the Indian bison that roams throughout this area. Splendid views of the cardamom forests and momentous possible from this beautiful valley. Beautiful greenery exists in almost every place that you look. A wide variety of wildlife inhabits this valley. The wildlife includes such animals as bears, bison, deer, tigers, and elephants. Taking leisurely walks on the numerous pathways that meander around the valley are a popular pastime for tourists. Mountain biking and trekking are also popular activities to participate in. Bird watching is another popular activity in Bison Valley. Such birds as woodpeckers, drongos, morning doves, shrikes, and bulbuls can be seen in the area.

Experience Time: 2-3 Hours

Distance: 109 Kms

Upper Bhavani Lake

The Upper Bhavani Lake is a mesmerising and breathtaking lake that is located above the Avalanche Area in the Nilgiri Hills in Udhagamandalam, (also known as Ooty), in Tamil Nadu. This beautiful lake, which was previously ignored and consequently unexplored, is now gaining some popularity and credit for its charming beauty and picturesque scenes. Prior permission by the Forest Department is required to enter the area, along with details of the number of the car and the people who are coming into this zone. The journey to the Upper Bhavani Lake from Ooty is a long car ride, followed by a trip in a bus/jeep and provides the tourists with spectacular views of famous attractions such as Avalanche Hydel Power, Cauliflower Forest, Bhavani Amman Temple and the Upper Bhavani backwaters. Tourists can also spot numerous animals and birds like peacocks and tigers on the way. Even though no one is allowed to touch the water of this pristine lake, the view in itself is worth it. When even the tallest and most exquisite of hill stations in Ooty fail to provide a touristy feeling and adventure, the Upper Bhavani Lake comes to the rescue. The place primarily appeals to those who like to travel on the 'road less taken'. It is indeed a pity that almost 99% of the tourists who visit Ooty are unaware of this lake. Perhaps this is why the Upper Bhavani Lake continues to remain a uncrowded and untouched virgin place that one needs to explore.

Experience Time: 1 Hour

Distance: 1 kms

St Stephen's Church

The St. Stephen's Church in Ooty is indeed a marvellous and breathtaking architectural marvel that the British left for us after they finally gave us our independence. Located on the road to Mysore in Ooty, in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the St. Stephen's Church is one of the earliest churches that you will find in the Nilgiris district. The structure dates back to the 19th century and was built by the British government. The date of the commencement of construction was cleverly chosen to coincide with the birthday of King George IV. The fabulous pale-yellow building of the St Stephen’s Church bears testimony to the marvels of British architecture that existed during those times. This grandeur is also reflected in the painting of 'The Last Supper' that can be found in the Church. The foundation of the church was laid down by Stephen Rumbold Lushington, the Governor of Madras, on April 23, 1829. Captain John James Underwood was in charge of the construction and designing of the entire church, and he ensured that only high-quality wood was used for the building of the St Stephen's Church. It would be interesting to note that the timber that was used in the construction process was brought from Tipu Sultan's palace after the British had successfully defeated him. Various attractions that appeal to visitors and tourists in the church include pretty stained glass windows that depict a myriad of different scenes, such as Mother Mary holding Jesus in her arms; the exquisite wooden architecture and the painting of The Last Supper. The St Stephen's Church continues to attract tourists from all across the nation and is till date one of the prime attractions of Ooty. For all those people who intend to visit Ooty, the 'Queen of Hill Stations', during the holiday season, a visit to this wonderful house of worship is indeed a delight.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 14 kms

Wenlock Downs

Wenlock Downs are extensive verdant grasslands situated on the way to Pykara in Ooty. Spread over a vast area of 20000 acres, the grasslands are also popularly known as Shooting Point owing to its ethereal beauty; and has two movie filming points named Sixth Mile and Ninth Mile. The spot is also used for trekking and hiking.

Experience Time: 2-3 Hours

Distance: 6 kms

Ketti Valley View

Ketti Valley View Point is a popular vantage point situated on Ooty - Coonoor Road in Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. It is one the most beautiful sightseeing places in Ooty and also one of the top places to experince Ooty Tourism. As the name suggests, the view point provides a panoramic view of the Ketti Valley, the largest valley in the Nilgiris, and its beautiful surroundings. Ketti Valley is home to several tribes, such as Todas and Badagas. There are over 14 villages in this valley that belong to the tribes of Badagas. These tribal people are experts in cultivating fresh vegetables and fruits in the valley. Also known as Switzerland of Nilgiris, the Ketti Valley is a heaven for nature lovers and photographers. The view of Ketti from the viewpoint is majestic and often compared to views of Switzerland. Nature lovers, adventurists, experience seekers and even casual travellers will love the view from this viewpoint. There is also a telescope room to get a closer view of the valley and surroundings. This valley also houses a popular brand of the needle making industry, known as Pony Needles. There is not much to see in the valley apart from indulging in the pleasant atmosphere of Ketti Valley.

Experience Time: 2-3 Hours

Distance: 1 kms

Thunder World

Located in the North Lake Road near the bus stand in Ooty, Thunder World is a kid amusement park, water park and a dinosaur attraction zone. It offers a plethora of fun activities for the kids as well as the adults including Big Foot, Rain Forest, Haunted House, 5D theatre etc. The amusement park also has a cafeteria which serves snacks and drinks.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 3 kms

Elk Hill Murugan Temple

Perched atop the Elk Hill, Elk Hill Murugan Temple is Hindu revered temple dedicated to Lord Muruga. Besides the picturesque panoramic view of the valley below, the hill is also replete with rich wildlife which provides the devotees an ideal spot for meditation. Boasting of striking architecture, the temple also has deities of Ganesha, Shiva, Shakthi etc.

Experience Time: Less than 1 hour

Distance: 3 kms

Adam's Fountain

Adam's fountain is established in the year 1886 and it is loacted in the entrance of Charring cross, Ooty. It was built in the memorial to a Governer who was popular during that time or tenure. As the fountain is located in one of the most important and beautiful places in Ooty, it is an important tourist landmark in the Ooty town. It will be very delightful to watch it during the night time.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 3 kms

Kandal Cross Shrine

Situated on the outskirts of Ooty, Kandal Cross Shrine is a beautiful church popularly known as the Jerusalem of the East. The church houses a life size bronze crucifix and a relic in a small glass case which is believed to be from the original cross that Christ carried. Sacred prayers are offered every Friday.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 6 kms

Wax Museum

Housed within a 130 years old ancient manor in Ooty, Wax Museum is a popular tourist spot in the city. The museum has life sized statues of prominent personalities, indian freedom fighters and political leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam etc. It also has wax replicas of traditional Indian villages, rural landscape etc.

Experience Time: 1 Hour

Distance: 3 kms

Stone House

Stone House was the first bungalow built in Ooty by John Sullivan when he bought one acre land for INR 1. Originally it was called Kal Bangla by tribal people, •kalê meaning •stoneê. Currently, it is the residence of the Principal of Government Arts College, Ooty.

Experience Time: 1-2 Hours

Distance: 4 kms

Government Museum

Government Museum is constructed on the Mysore highway in Ooty and is home to some valuable relics and antiques of the tribal art and culture, paintings, sculptures, wooden carvings, and artefacts. It also has exhibits relating to the independence of India and the Indian struggle movement.

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