Ooty Hill station Tamil Nadu, is a beautiful place and its situated in Nigiri’s hills.
The formal name of the town is Ootacamund and shortened to Ooty
for the benefit of the visitor who comes here yearly in big numbers.
This town is a part of Nilgiri local community of Tamil Nadu
The Ooty City is fully surrounded with the Nilgiri Hills and
it’s the reason of his beauty. This hill prominence also known
as Blue Mountains which reflect its beauty. Few people think that
this name has come up from the flower Kurinji which blossom once
in every twelve years in valley. These flowers are in blue color at
the time of blossom and gives its color reflection to
the hills which make the scenic beauty of these hills.
Tourist Places In Ooty
Ooty Hill station Tamil Nadu is famous for its scenic beauty and it has several tourist attractions like,
Botanical Garden, Doddabetta Peak, Ooty lake, Kalhatti Falls, Shooting Point
a popular place for Bollywood Shoots, Pykara Lake a scenic attraction,
St. Stephen Church – an oldest Church, Wax World Museum attraction
for kids, Avalanche Lake – feel the nature, Mudumalai National Park –
A beautiful Reaerve, Emerald Lake – Off Centre Paradise, Catherine Falls – An Attractive Spot, Ooty Golf Couse –
For A Superb experience, Ooty Boat House –
For A Pleasant Afternoon, Toda Huts – Fascinate & Unusual, Droog Fort –
Not To Be Missed, Halashana Waterfall’s – Enjoy Spill Waterfall, Laws Fall’s –
A Stun Allure, Pine forest, Trip To Coonoor – A Short Tour
OOTY FAMOUS PLACES
1) BOTANICAL GARDEN
The scenic beauty of a Government Botanical garden is must visit
in Ooty, its topography makes it a must visit.
this Garden is built in 1847 and spread in across 55 acres of land.
This Garden area is divided into diffent sections,
Like Lower Garden, New Garden, Italian Garden, Greenhouse, Fount Terrace
and Breeding Ground. Diversity of both initial plants, bush, brake, vegetative orchids
and more species are displayed here.
This place is really a best place for family & nature lovers trip.
Location : Vanarapettai, Ooty, Tmil Nadu 643002
Main attractions : Cork Tree, its the only one species in India which makes
this garden famous, Paper Bark Tree, and Monkey Puzzle tree, even
the monkeys are unable to clip these trees.
Opening Time : Throughout the week 7: AM to 6:30 PM
Entry Fee : 30 Per Person For Adults, Rs 15 For per Kid, Rs 50 for Still Camera, Rs 100 for Video Camera.
Ooty Botanical Garden to Ooty Lake Distance is 6 Min 1.7 Km away
2) ROSE GARDEN
Rose Garden has more than 3600 of diversity of rose, and
this makes a important visit during sightseeing in Ooty.
This garden is honored by “Garden Of Excellence”
by World Federation Of Rose Society, There is no other rose garden
in India which is huge like it, as its spread in 10 acres.
Travelers visit this place to adore the natural species and
they buy sprout & Plants for their garden.
Location : Horticulture House, Elk Hilll Rd, Bombay Castel, Ooty, India, Tamil Nadu 643001
Main attractions : In this rose garden we find different species
of roses like Tea, Cactus, miniature , black & green roses.
Opening Time : Throughout the week 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs 30 for per person and Rs 15 for per kid under 10 years of age.
Ooty Lake to rose Garden Distance is 10 Min 3.6 Km away.
3) OOTY LAKE
Among all the popular scenic beauty list in Ooty,
keep Ooty lake preference in 2 day of your sightseeing.
The scenic beauty of pleasant Nigiris makes the lake in the middle of green valleys.
In Ooty Hill Station Tamil Nadu summer festival takes place in May and lot of exciting boat races are organized here.
as Ooty lake presents leisure for the travelers while doing boating in this lake.
Location : Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Main Attractions : Here traveler gets diverse kind
of boats like pedal ,motor ,row boating and small toy train.
Ooty lake is famous for its exciting boating races and row boating too.
Opening Time : Throughout the week 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : Rs 13 Per Person for Indian and Rs 560 for overseas travelers.
Boating Price : Rs 260 for 4 seater pedal boat for 30 Min.
Ooty Lake to Botanical Garden Distance is 6 Min 1.7 Km away.
4) PYKARA LAKE
This lake is fizzy lake which is in the middle of green Nilgiri valleys.
There is roaring waterfall which goes with the same reflection.
If you live near by Ooty Hill Station area then you can cover this sightseeing
by car, bus and by local private taxis also. Generally people trek up
to the waterfall and enjoy the boating with its scenic beauty.
Location : Pykara, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643237
Main Attractions : There are boathouses who provides numerous kind of boating.
Opening Time : Throughout the week 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Boating Charges : 770 plus taxes for 8 seater boat, ride will be 20 Min.
Pykara Lake Distance from Ooty is 40 Min 22.2 Km away.
5) DODDABETTA PEAK
This tourist place offer you the most awesome views of the huge peak
of Nilgiri – Doddabetta Peak is a bracing and captivate hike for us.
Beside the peak one can really enjoy the beautiful adjoining, thick forests
and magnificent view of Ooty. Trekker usually love this place
Although the pleasant weather of Ooty make travelers to visit throught out
the year but still, Doddabetta peak best time time to visit is between October to January.
Doddabetta is the highest peak in Nilgiri mountains at 2,637 meters.
Main Attractions : There is telescope hut for a stunning view of the Doddabetta peak in Nilgiri.
Opening Hours : Throughout the week 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : For adults its Rs 6 per person, no ticket for kids below 5 yrs, Rs 10 for still camera and Rs 50 for video camera.
6) SHOOTING POINT
Shooting point is also named as 9th Mile. It has
a big jungle with full of lush green fields between them.
This place presents shot for horse riding and a enjoyable nature walk.
There is a lot of Bollywood movie shooting has been done here.
the scenic beauty and weather made it popular tourist dentation, Consequently it got the name “Shooting Point”.
Main Attraction : Horse riding & Movie Shooting points
Timings : throughtout the week 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fee : No Fees
Shooting Point To Ooty Distance is 24 Min 14.3 Km away
Best Time To Visit Shooting Point is between December to April when the weather needs to be cool and dry.
7) ST.STEPHEN’S CHURCH
St Stephen Church, Ooty is one of the old architectonic wonder which British left for us.
This old church belongs to 19th century, this church was built to accord the birthday of King George IV.
Those who are very curious for history should definately come to this church and quench their interest.
Travelers should be sure that they include St Stephen Church in their, Ooty best tourist place checklist
as without this your tour will be incomplete.
Main Attraction : Very attractive Sketch of last feast
Entry Fee : Its Free
Timings : Monday to Friday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday its closed.
St. Stephen’s Church address is Club road, Ooty, Tamil Nadu,643001, India.
8) WAX WORLD MUSEUM
In Ooty this museum is 130 year old primitive manor and best place
to visit along with the kids. its just 2Km away from the main city.
this wax world museum holds attractive carving of Indian freedom Fighters
like Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal krishna Gokhale and many more fighters.
The museum also has dummy of some popular famous personalities
like Mother teresa, Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. this toursit place is near by
to various food joints which help you to have some quick snacks while doing your tour.
Museum include wax sculpture showing the local people, ways of life and the old constructed house.
Although it doesn’t come under government holding still
this well maintained museum comes into travelers attraction list.
Location : Vannarapettai, Nilgiris, SH-15, Ooty Kothagri Coonoor Rd, Ooty, Ooty, 643001
Main Attraction : Sculpture of Famous personalities.
Opening Time : 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Entry Fee : Rs 20 Per Person, Rs 30 For still camera.
World Wax Museum Distance from Ooty is 8 Min 3.3 Km.
9) AVALANCHE LAKE
This Ooty hill station Tamil Nadu is fully adjoining with mountains and covered
by blossom flowers, Avalanche lake tourist attraction is away from all buzzing traffic.
this tourist place is ferfect for family short trip packages.
If you are thinking about the name of lake comes through from a avalanche,
its not the truth because this name is unsuitably applied,
this lake was formed due to heavy landslide. you will find a lot
of flower varieties around the lake but the main variety of flower
is magnolias and rhododendrons flowers all around the lake.
Waterfalls coming down from the near by mountain
and getting addition to the beauty of this existing entice landscape.
Avalaunche lake is one of the closest attraction in Ooty
for the travelers & adventure lovers, the travelers who loves
the nature and open sky for star gazing,
for them its the best place to spend
a night as there is a provisions for pitching tents
Opening Time : 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM throughout the week
Entry Fee : Free
Avalanche Lake Distance from Ooty is 53 Min 21.4 Km away.
10) KALHATTI WATERFALL’S
Once you go to this attraction you will find that god is great
who created this amazing place. its advice from the travelers,
that while roaming this place take care from the wild species
in this region. Folk stories says that Rishi Agastya used to stay at this place.
You will find different variation of Plants & vegetation adjoining
the waterfalls. the travelers who are fond of nature can
go deep into the forest and explore the unexplored things.
But advise is not to go so interior in this forest as their are water grounds
for the wild species which can be harmful for the travelers if they attack.
its not good enough to visit this waterfalls at the monsoon time as the water from
the mountains is really uncertain and if come can take you to the lower water levels.
Best time to visit this hill station is September and November ending
of monsoon time and the beginning of winters, don’t forget to carry woolen clothes with you
Opening Time : 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM all over the week
Entrance Fee : Its Free
Ooty To Kalhatti Waterfalls Distance is 43 Min 21.3 Km away.
11) MUDUMALAI NATIONALPARK
The Mudumalai National Park is one of the first jungle place declared
as a National Park which situated in the Nilgiri area in
the borderline of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
This Park lies between Ooty and Mysore road way, so this place has entry from both
the routes either from Ooty or from Mysore. Lately this National park announce
as a Tiger Reserve due to the appearance of 50 tigers.
This Mudumalai National Park is really
the most condemning environment friendly in the country.
In north the national park like Bandipur & Nagarhole, in south Wayand Fauna Reserve between
this preserve we have more than 500 breeds of animals, birds, and reptiles.
This place is really a fantastic place for a nature lover.
The best time to visit Ooty Hill Station Tamil Nadu,f is starting of summer or ending the monsoon.
Location : National Highway 67,Guudalur, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu, 643223
Opening Time: Throughout the week 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Entry Fees: Rs 30 Per Person, if carrying still camera the 53 Rs extra and 315 Rs for video camera
Mudumalai National Park Jeep safari charges are Rs 4200/- per trip
Ooty To Mudumalai National Park distance is 1 Hr. 40 Min (53.6 Km)
12) EMERALD LAKE
Escape the group and head to this unique heaven situated
in the green slopes and tea nurseries of Ooty locale.
This spot is a simple 17 km away from the principle city of Ooty
and has the bluest waters you’ll at any point have seen.
You can decide to sit on the banks or go paddling in this unblemished
and absolutely immaculate lake with the Nilgiri slants and the thick backwoods in the scenery
that will cause you to feel like you’re floating in paradise! You can likewise decide
to remain at the close by Red Hill Nature Resort and go traveling at this spot.
Location: Emerald Village, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 623704, India
Timings: All over the week 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Emerald Lake Distance From Ooty is 42 Min (19.3 Km)
13) CATHERINE FALL’S
This is among the most celebrated places in Ooty and furthermore its generally wonderful.
Catherine Falls is fairly a twofold falling cascade wrapped up Kotagiri over
the Mettupalayam parkway that branches off at Aravenu.
It is the second greatest cascade in the Nigiri’s just as one of Ooty’s most delightful spots.
It’s basically the River Kallar that falls down and frames
this wonderful exhibition of nature called the Catherine Falls. Indeed,
it is perhaps the most exceptional falls since it is encircled
by stunning tea manors rather than the common woods and slopes.
Location: Mettupalayam Rd, 8 Km from Kotagiri, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, 643217
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM all over the week
Entry Fee: No Fee
Catherine Falls To Ooty Distance is 1 Hr. 19 Min, (38.1 Km)
14) OOTY BOAT HOUSE
Despite the fact that it’s at a similar spot as the popular Ooty Lake,
the boat storage compensates for an energizing vacation destination in itself.
The Ooty Boathouse is among the best Ooty attractions for the individuals who
are looking for a quiet, tranquil evening or wish to zest up their day with some experience and rush.
The boat shelter is the ideal excursion for families with kids since it offers such a lot of energy and fun.
It’s additionally an extraordinary spot for the individuals who wish
to get clicked before the picturesque Ooty Lake with their friends and family.
We have distinctive boat storage for recently wedded couple only inverse
to principle boat storage, its make a fascination for recently couples moreover
An absolute necessity visit objective for honeymooners
and couples hoping to revive their sentiment,
the Ooty Honeymoon Boat House offers a charming environment alongside the tranquility and quietness.
It is an intriguing objective to unwind and revive and has all that you require
to make your Ooty visit a paramount one.
In contrast to different places in Ooty, it is moderately less swarmed.
Location: No.2 North Lake Rd, Ooty, Tamil nadu, 643001, India
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM all over the week
Entry Fee: Rs 15 Per Person
Ooty To Boat House Distance is 5 Min (2.1 Km) away
15) TODA HUTS
Toda Huts: Quite possibly the most entrancing spots to see in ooty, Toda cabins
are the kindness of the Toda ancestral local area in the Western Ghats.
The inquisitive constructions of the cabins will provoke your curiosity barely enough
to design a visit. The enchanting little cottages set in the setting
of lavish vegetation will knock your socks off away. Remember
to take amazing photos of the landscape. While you are there, attempt
to become familiar with the way of life and culture of the local area
Toda cabins are interested constructions, typically with no windows and
in a semi barrel shape. You need to stoop inside
the cottage however can figure out how to stand upstanding once inside.
Toda life spins around their cows since dairy cultivating and dairy items
are their fundamental if by all account not the only wellspring of occupation.
Profoundly strict the Toda populace is waning in numbers principally because
of the outward movement of the later ages looking for better work.
Location: Vannarapettaii, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643002
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM all over the week
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
16) DROOG FORT
This fort is little bit away from the Ooty but still it’s the best place to seen ever in Ooty.
This fort was constructed in 18th century and it was used by Tipu Sultan as his post.
At current time this place has not much importance
but simultaneously we should not forget its important in our ancient time.
Birdwatcher travelers can enjoy and have glimpse of migratory birds coming
in season over here, as Droog fort Ooty Hill Station Tamil Nadu is on top hill
so coming over here will be also a good hiking exercise.
Location: Droog Fort, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 643103
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM all over the week
Droog Fort Distance From Ooty is 56 Min, (24.6 Km) away
17) PINE FOREST
If you are crazy about Bollywood, then surely you will notice this place in
a lot of movies and in video songs, as
this place is renowned by Pine Forest shooting Point also.
There are lot of evergreen pine trees and having very compact way that took
it one step ahead into a small forest zone, which attract travelers for exploring the nature.
Once you are here don’t forget to carry camera handy as this place gives you a comeliness view.
Location: Nagapattinaam – Coimbatore – Gundlupet Highway, Tamil Nadu, 643005
Entry Fee: Its Free
Timings: Open for 24 Hrs.
Ooty To Pine Forest Distance is 14 Min, (7.8 Km) away
18) TRIP TO COONOOR
If you are fond of traveling and started your tour with various destination
then plan a trip to Coonoor as its full of hills
and landscapes which can be covered by short term drive from Ooty
This hill station is search mostly after completing the Ooty Hill Station Tamil Nadu Tour.
It’s a small getaway which take you to a closely totally different level however
take you socially far away from Ooty for a new experience
Timings: Open for 24 Hrs.
Entry Fee: Free
Coonoor Distance From Ooty is 37 Min, (20.2 Km) away
How To reach Ooty
Ooty Hill Station Tamil Nadu is easily accessible via all transportation mode
like Train, Bus, Taxi and by air, nearest Ooty airport is Coimbatore.
How to reach Ooty from Delhi, there is no direct transport facility too reach Ooty from New Delhi, the economic way to reach Ooty from Delhi is Train to Chennai Central, Bus take at least 64 hr. to reach Ooty from Delhi and the most convenient fastest way to reach Ooty from New Delhi is flight to Coimbatore International Airport from their you can take taxi to Ooty it will take 5 hr. to reach
Ooty Hill Station Tamil Nadu has a fascinating climate all over the year due to its location.
But winters are little bit colder than its usual for South India.
As we can see the British culture and architecture in Ooty although many visitors
have noticed the similarity of picturesque English village.
The British ruler was so impressed with the scenic beauty
and weather of this place that they named it Queen of Hill Stations.
This place was blessing for them as the Britishers were unable
to bear the hot and humid climate like other areas in South India.
The British Company was so into it that they took all
the charge of Ooty development and started growing tea leaves, teakwood and Bark tree (Cinchona)
Many tea & coffee plantations are still in an around the Ooty.
Ooty Best Time To Visit
Although Ooty weather is pleasant around the year but
still summers are the best time to visit between March to June.
The Departed Story Of Ooty
Ooty, old beauty is still unmatched even though in this days.
When you roam around the Ooty you feel that you have been come
to primitive days while seeing the designs of the buildings.
It reminds us the past era which has gone by. Ooty got his charm
when British came India and moreover in past two centuries this area has meant different history.
For the current world Ooty history begins mainly when the British soldier starts settling in
this tropical land area. The big impact on the British was that
if anyone who enters the town was easily visible to them, so the security point
of view is also remarkable for British soldiers.
All building & house construction are similar to British age.
The ethnic execution of the British lives was extremely fixed to the local people
of the place disregarding their pious beliefs. The local people were so deeply involved with
the British that their local dish has also now mixed with English herbs and Indian masalas.
The British guidance and local people diligent helped Ooty City
to attain his success which today travelers enjoy. We can’t say that Ooty Hill Station doesn’t has
its historical background significance in the evolution of India.