If you are a traveler then you must have a long list of the places to visit in India. India is one of the popular and vibrant countries in Asia. For this reason, there are many places to visit in India and one of them is Ooty. It is one of the famous hill stations in Tamil Nadu in southern India and is the capital of “Nilgiris” which means “blue mountains.” This place is also known as “Udhagamandalam”. Surrounded by pine trees, coffee and tree plantation makes it more beautiful and fascinating. There is also a central Ooty lake which has a huge artificial expanse of water with pleasure boats. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to take a visit to Queen of Hills. But, first, let’s take a small tour of the places to visit in Ooty.

Places to Visit In Ooty

1. Nilgiri Mountain Railways

This mountain railway is built by the British in the 1880s and it is one of the world heritage sites. It is a beautiful 46 Km toy train that starts from Mettupalayam(a small place on river Bhavani) and goes through bridges, curves, tunnels, and beautiful scenery to reach Ooty in 5 hours. The first 5 miles was plain but in the next 12 miles engine pushes the coaches upward to a height of approx 4330 meters. Apart from offering a beautiful journey it also adds on an additional beautiful experience in your journey of Ooty.

Timing: 9:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M
Entry Fee: INR 1000( starting price) Depends on your destination.

2. Botanical Garden

Ooty botanical garden is located on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak, it is a government splendid botanical garden in Udhagamandalam near Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. This garden was built in the 1840s and is spread over an area of 22 hectares which is divided into several sections like Italian Garden, New Garden, Lower Garden, Conservatory, Nurseries and Fountain Terrace. It is a home of several rare species of trees. There is a number of shrubs, herbs, herbal plants, orchid plants and many more.

Timing: 7:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M
Entry Fee: INR 50 for adults and INR 25 for children.

3. Ooty Lake

Ooty lake is one of the most beautiful and peaceful place, located at a distance of 2 km away from the city of Ooty in the green hills of Nilgiri district. It spreads over an area of 65 acres. Ooty lake is fully surrounded by lush greenery and Eucalyptus trees. You can also enjoy the hire paddle boats, motorboats and some rowing boats from the boathouse. It is an ideal destination for photography and to spend some precious time here. It is filled with beautiful water birds that increases the beauty of this place and make this place more attractive.

Timing: 10:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: INR 100 for Indians and INR 200 for Others.

4. Avalanche Lake

It is located 20 KM from Ooty, Tamil Nadu in India. This lake is originated after the landslides. Here, you can see various beautiful and different types of flowers and it is surrounded by greenery that gives a breathtaking view of this place. The flowers like rhododendrons and magnolias can be easily found here. Moreover, you can also indulge in fishing activities. Hence, it is a must-visit for you with your family and friends.

Timing: 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: Free

5. Doddabetta Peak

The Doddabetta peak is one of the most beautiful and famous peaks, located in Ooty, Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. It always offers us breathtaking views that attract thousands of people. It is situated at an altitude of 2623 meters and also the highest peak of the Nilgiri district. This beautiful peak is fully surrounded by the lush greenery and thick forest which makes this place more beautiful. It is truly a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers too. You can also click amazing pictures of you with the beautiful background of clear sky, dense forest, highest peaks and many more. If you want a break from your busy schedule then, it is an ideal destination to relax your mind and refresh your mood. 

Timing: 6:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: INR 30 onwards

6. Tea Museum

The Ooty tea factory is also known as the name of the tea Museum, situated on the Doddabetta Road in Ooty. It is fully surrounded by an emerald green tea plantation, this museum takes you on a tour of tea evolution from the origin. Here you can know about the process of making tea. Because of its architectural view, this museum attracts many of the tourists towards it. It spreads over an area of 1 acre and is one of the largest tea factories in India. As the queen of the hill station is famous because of tea growing, that’s why it is a must-visit place in Ooty.

Timing: 10:00 A.M to 5:30 P.M.
Entry Fee: INR 50 onwards

7. Kalhatty Waterfalls

This waterfall is situated approx 12 Km away from Ooty. According to myths, it was believed that Saint Agastya used to live here and for this reason, it is the prime destination to visit in the city. The mesmerizing view of this place attracts most of the tourists towards it and makes it one of the worthy place to visit, especially during summer. But, before traveling here, you have to be very careful as there are many wild species also in this region.

Timing: 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

8. Pykara Waterfall

Pykara Lake is a well-known escape that is a ways off of around 20 kilometers from Ooty, in the Nilgiri locale of Tamil Nadu, India. The Pykara town, alongside an excellent waterway by a similar name, additionally houses a dam and a force plant. As a result of the development of the dam, the backwaters have framed a gigantic lake, which is presently known as the Pykara Lake and has become a huge vacation spot that is visited by enormous quantities of individuals throughout the entire year. It has everything that an individual on an extended get-away can request, directly from atmosphere and solace to picturesque excellence. Nature darlings, picture takers and experience searchers should not pass up this one of a kind and sensational spot. The best time to visit the lake is obviously during the rainstorm, in the month of July and August.

Timing: 8:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: INR 500 onwards

9. Ooty Rose Garden

Ooty Rose Garden is an entrancing garden in the core of the town of Ooty, in Tamil Nadu. It is also known by the name of Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, the Nootrandu Roja Poonga, and the Centenary Rose Park. It was established in the year 1995 to Commemorate the Centenary Flower Show. Nature lovers are attracted to the Rose Garden like honey bees to nectar. The perspective on the rich green garden with territories devoted to captivatingly fragrant roses is a memorable sight. The blossoms include something other than shading and draw in guests from all age gatherings, particularly the individuals who are keen on the investigation of Botany. You will undoubtedly feel like you have entered an alternate world as you walk restfully over the perfectly arranged garden.

Timing: 7:30 AM To 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: INR 15 For Indians And INR 75 For Foreigners

10. Shooting Point

Another famous place to visit in Ooty is Shooting Point, where you can experience how shooting is done of various Bollywood movies. Surrounded by lush greenery, thick forests make it one of the most popular destinations for action movies. Because of its popularity, it is also known by the name of Shooting Medu. This place is similar to Film City in Mumbai. So, how can you miss this scenic place? Probably you wouldn’t that! Hence, visit here once!

Timing: 10:30 AM To 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: INR 400 For Indians And INR 700 For Foreigners

11. Thread Garden

The thread garden at Ooty is a famous place that shows probably the most sublime and flawless assortment of counterfeit flowers and plants, all made by the master hands of the skillful specialists by utilizing JUST thread. Antony Joseph, the mastermind behind this one of a kind initiation alongside his 50 able and proficient partners has worked continually for a long time, to make the wonders of thread we see today. Roughly 6 crore meters of weaving string have been utilized in the making of this stand-out fascination on the planet. The most dumbfounding truth remains to be that not a join of a needle or some other hardware has been utilized in the creation of these blossoms. Hardened cardboards for flowers and petals, steel and copper wires for stem were veraciously utilized alongside an assortment of vivid threads to make these visual assortments. Here you can discover in 150 assortments of falsely made flowers that guarantees to stay new for a long lengthy timespan to come. Thus, don’t miss the opportunity to miss this place, if you are planning your trip to Ooty.

Timing: 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 30 For Indians And INR 100 For Foreigners

12. Adam’s Fountain

Adam’s Fountain is a stunning fountain located at the Charring Cross intersection in Ooty. The fountain was started in 1886 as a commemoration to the then Governor of Ooty. The expense of the all-out development was between INR 13,000 and INR 14,000 and was collected through public. It is the most important place to visit in the city.

Timing: Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

13. Wenlock Downs

Take a walk to this fabulous open and green area which is truly a romantic place to visit with your affectionate ones. Not simply couples, you can also visit this amazing place with your friends. Wenlock Downs is one the way of Pykara which is also one of the most peaceful and curious tourist spot in Ooty. Get a dash of nature including the quiet environmental factors, the hints of winged creatures and leaves hustling past you. Trust me, your Ooty trip is incomplete without visiting this place.

Timing: 9:00 AM To 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

14. Toda Huts

One of the most hypnotizing place to see in Ooty, Toda huts are the kindness of the Toda ancestral community in the Western Ghats. The inquisitive structures of the cabins will provoke your interest to visit this place. The enchanting little huts set in the backdrop of lavish greenery will overwhelm your brain. Remember to capture marvelous photos of the landscape. While you are there, attempt to get familiar with the way of life and culture of the community.

Timing: 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

15. Kandal Cross Shrine

Kandal Cross Shrine has discovered an uncommon place in the list of Ooty tourist places because of its revered cross and quietness. Adored as ‘Jerusalem of the East’, the Catholic church is also well known for the huge yearly feast that happens in March. Local people from various pieces of Tamil Nadu assemble each year at the congregation to take an interest in the banquet. A breezy asylum is a place for peace lovers. It is one of the most well-known places of worship in Ooty.

Timing: 8:00 AM To 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

16. Upper Bhavani Lake

Upper Bhavani Lake is probably the best place to visit in Ooty. It is around 24 kilometers downhill from Ooty situated in the Nilgiri Hills. It is miserable that this lake offering awe-inspiring scenes and excellence is less well known among the travelers. The excursion up the lake is wonderful in itself as it gives astonishing perspectives on popular attractions, for example, Bhavani Amman Temple, Cauliflower Forest and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. You should visit here for an amazing experience.

Timing: 10:30 AM To 3:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

17. Tiger Hill Ooty

Situated at a distance of 6 km from the downtown area in Ooty and settled towards the lower end of the Doddabetta Peak, Tiger Hill is one of the most popular and most well-known vantage point in the hill town. Wrapped by powerful hills and blossom clad knolls, the amazing place offers astonishing pleasant all-encompassing vistas of the valley underneath with a wandering stream. The highest point of the Tiger Hill is home to an antiquated ghostly yet delightful cavern which is additionally connected with a few fantasies and legends. It is truly a paradise for the trekkers and the adventure buffs, the hill also houses a freshwater repository. Tiger Hill also gloats of amazingly delightful dawn and dusk sees and seeing one of them is one of the must-do things when in Ooty. Notwithstanding that, the region is spotted with a few British period graves made in marble and rock, and a few sculptures, that also attracts most of the tourists towards it.

Timing: Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

18. Bison Valley

Bison Valley picked up its name from the Indian buffalo that meanders all through this territory. Magnificent perspectives on the cardamom backwoods and groundbreaking conceivable from this lovely valley. Excellent greenery exists is spreads everywhere that look truly amazing. A wide assortment of untamed life possesses this valley. Natural life incorporates such creatures as bears, buffalo, deer, tigers, and elephants. Going for lackadaisical strolls on the various pathways that wander around the valley are a well-known hobby for sightseers. Mountain biking and trekking are also well-known activities to take an interest in. Birds viewing is another famous action in Bison Valley. Many of the birds such as woodpeckers, drongos, morning pigeons, shrikes, and bulbuls can be found in the zone.

Timing: Open 24 Hours
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

19. Ooty Wax Museum

Situated at a distance of only 1 km from the Ooty Railway Station, the Ooty Wax Museum is one of the top place to visit and is housed in a 130 years of age enchanting frontier mansion. Conceptualized by an IT proficient who passes by the name of Shreeji Bhaskaran; the wax exhibition hall was built and introduced by Sri. Santosh K. Mishra, Collector, Nilgiris region in March 2007. A stunning break from the nature-based tourist spot, this one has wonderful wax sculptures of renowned political pioneers, conspicuous characters and Indian Freedom Fighters. The most well-known icons in the Wax Museum incorporate Mahatma Gandhi, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Schwarzenegger and American president Obama; and social figures which incorporate Mother Teresa and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and so on. In addition, the exhibition hall also houses full delineation of the existence of a rustic family unit. There are locales where you can see Indian potters and residents doing earthenware and cultivating, developing and so forth.; all cut out in wax.

Timing: 9:30  AM To 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: INR 30 For Indians and INR 50 For Foreigners

20. Children’s Park

Children’s’ Park in Ooty is one of the most amazing and well-known parks in the city. Blanketed in a rich green lush floor covering, the recreation center has a few rides and swings for kids. Notwithstanding that, the park additionally encourages drifting, paddling and horse riding and so on as recreational exercises. In short, it is the best place to relax your mind and to spend some precious time with your family.

Timing: 9:30  AM To 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee

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