10 Best Attractions in Ooty

Ooty Must-see Attractions

10 Must visit tourist places in Ooty, Choosing the 10 best attractions in Ooty was no easy task; this is a city bursting to the seams with impressive things to see and do. Almost everyone know the city name, The Nilgiris - Queen of Hills, and this makes our list alongside the nearby Doddabetta and Western catchment ooty – both of which offer breathtaking views across the iconic Ooty skyline. shopping hubs in their own right, represent the incredible ethnic diversity of Ooty. For kids we’ve got you covered Museum, theam park too; Discover all of these, and more, in our list of the Top 10 Best Attractions in Ooty!See places photos, check the sightseeing spots are worth to spend time, know how much time required to spend in each tourist place. Entrance fees, Ride fees, Camera fees of each tourist place in Ooty. You need almost 5 days to see all the Ooty tourist places with no hurry, you can even extend to 6 to 7 days to have a leisure trip, Ooty tourist places are split into four directions, Coonoor, Pykara & Mudumalai, Avalanche, and Kodanadu.

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Pykara photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri :9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat - Sun :9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Camera Fees :No Fees

Things to do: Boating, Water falls view point

Boating Fees : Speed Boat: Rs 785, Motor Boat(8 Seater): Rs 750

Water falls Fees : Rs 5 per person

Places near by:Mudumalai(29km), 6thMile(12km), 9thMile(9 km), Bison valley (10km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/17/2016

Pykara Falls and Pykara Lake

Pykara is the name of a village and river located 19 km from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. A boat house on the Pykara reservoir is an added attraction for tourists. Pykara boats of well protected fenced shoals. There is a restaurant and motor boats(20 minutes ride) and speed boats(10 minutes ride) are available. Pykara waterfalls flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glen Morgan dams. There is a forest rest house in Pykara and also the scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary

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Mudumalai photos
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Timing :

Van Safari - Morning: 06.30 AM to 09.00 AM, Evening: 03.30 PM to 06.00 PM,

Elephant Safari - Morning: 07.00 AM to 08.30 AM,Evening: 03.30 PM to 05.00 PM

Entrance Fees : No Fees
Camera Fees : Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 250
Things to do : Forest Safari Ride, Animal Spotting, Bird Watching
Other Fees : Van Safari: Rs.45 per person, for half an hour round trip, Maximum 25 people per Van
Elephant Safari:Rs.100 per person, Maximum 4 people per elephant. private jeep safari ride depends on bargaining
Entry fees last updated on 11/17/2016
Tourist Places near by : Pine Forest (36km), Pykara(34km), 6th Mile(30km), 9th Mile(35km)
Scenic spots :Chief Minister’s Watchtower, the view point at Kargudi, the Ombetta Lake and the Safari Van rides on Sand Road, Circular Road, Manradiar Road

Moyar River:Running through the dense forest is a good place to see animals when they come to drink water from the river

Elephant Safari and Van Safari : Conducted by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, depart from park headquarters at Theppakadu

The Elephant Feeding Camp :Where you can interact with elephants and see how they are fed. The captive elephants in the sanctuary are no longer used for timber extraction work, since these areas are managed exclusively as protected areas. The elephants are engaged mainly forEco-tourism, patrolling for anti poaching operations, to control Man-Elephant conflict outside the sanctuary or other areas and as a conservation and training centre for elephants which can be visited by public.
Museum :Near the Elephant feeding camp is where some animals who once lived in the Mudumalai Jungle are preserved
Mudumalai Tiger Reserve : Mudumalai National Park also a declared Tiger Reserve is the first wildlife sanctuary in southern India. It was established in the year 1940 and it covers about 60 kilometers. Now the area is extended upto 321 kilometers. Gray langur and the bonnet macaque are both living in the park. But you can also see fauna such as tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, dholes, sloth bears, Asian elephants, and Golden Jackals. It is also home to different species of birds.Crested hawk-eagle, the crested serpent eagle, the Malabar Trojan, and the Malabar grey hornbill are some of them. The Moyar River and Nilgiri River flow through the reserve.The sanctuary received its name from the word ‘Mudumalai’ which means ‘situated on the first hill’. It is sorrounded by the tropical evergreen forest, shrub and swamp, moist teak forest, moist mixed deciduous, dry teak forest and secondary grassland. It is one of the main tourist destination spot.

Mudumalai is organized with well-planned paths and is best explored by jeep or open vans.Several trails skirt waterholes where exciting animal activity can be watched.
Season : Climate is generally equable throughout the year. It is cooler between November and February and warm between March and May.Temperature ranges from 15oC-35oC
Best time to Visit : It is February to May and September to October. The clear days from late January to early April are rewarding for wildlife enthusiasts.
Entry fee :
No private vehicle is allowed inside the Sanctuary

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Doddabetta photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri :9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat - Sun :9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fees :Rs 6 per Person (Adults), No Fees (Childrenbelow5)

Camera Fees :Still camera Rs 10/- , Video Rs 50

Things to do: Ooty Ariel Views, Watching Clear Views through Telescope

Places near by: Tea Museum (4km), Botanical Garden (7.5km), Rose Garden (8.1km), Ooty Lake (11km), Thunder World (10.3km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/17/2016

The distance from Ooty bus stand is 10km. Try to go in early morning so you can visit other places in the afternoon, Awesome view. The highest in south India. You can enjoy some carrots, corn cob, some mangoes and some peanuts and chill fresh air

Abounding 360 degrees of beauty.
Ooty City on one side.
Kotagiri on the other side (far away).
You can spend an hour easily in the surroundings.
The atmosphere is simply beautiful and refreshing.
You get to see Gods own Art as Clouds array themselves in formations and the Sunrays peek into valley thru clouds.
you get a 360 degrees Horizon of peaks & valleys below you.
You observe that the Nilgiris are truly Blue Mountains.

Be prepared for a short climb to reach the place from the car park. You have to climb several well placed and long steps. The path goes down in the centre with climb at both ends therefore you have to go thru it while going as well as comming.
Observation Tower needs eternal patience to enter thru huge que. the place is reeling with crowds. Peace can only be felt when you focus on the valleys below. If you are lucky you will get to sit somewhere.
Capurchino from cafe-coffee-day is very comforting and welcome.

You can snap photographs and panaromas to kingdome come.

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 Tea estate view point photos
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Timing : Mon-Fri : 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sat - Sun : 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Entrance Fees : Tea Factory - Rs 10, Tea Museum - Rs.10 per Person (Adults), Children- Rs.3, No Fees (Children below 5 years)
Camera Fees : Camera Rs 10/-
Things to do : Making of tea powder/dust
Places nearby : Doddabetta (4km), Botanical Garden(3.5km), Rose Garden (4.5km), Ooty Lake (7km), Thunder World (6.3km)

Tea Estate View Point

The Nilgiri region is renowned for its tea and most of the areas in Ooty are surrounded with the tea plantation. The tea estate or plantation is one of the tourist attraction and the tourist enjoys to go for a walk in the tea estate which gives them peacefully. The place which is most popular for its tea estates is Glenmorgan which is one of the old tea estate and also Glenmorgan is one of the famous picnic spots.

In Ooty, there are own tea factories for their tea plantations. The tourist is even allowed inside the tea factories and has a inflict. You can snap photographs and make it as a memorable moment in your lifetime. There is also no entry fees and also you need not get any permission from any of them so that you can enjoy the view of the tea estate.

The establishment of several numbers of tea estates made Ooty famous. Most of the hotels, resorts, cottages are all located near tea estates because it gives a wonderful view to the tourist. So if you are a nature lover you can inflict tea estate which gives you a peaceful and blissful trip.

You are not allowed to pluck the tea leaves from the tea estate.

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 Wax museum photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri :9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sat - Sun :9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Entrance Fees :Rs 30 per Person (Adults), Rs 20 (Childrenbelow5)

Camera Fees :Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 100

Things to do: Wax Statues, Shopping Innovative Candles

Places nearby: Doddabetta (5.5km), Botanical Garden(2.7km), Rose Garden(3.2km), Tea Museum (1.5km), Thunder World (6 km)

Wax Museum

The Wax World Museum in Ooty is a great alternative to sightseeing mountains and natural valleys of Ooty. Situated just 2 kilometers from the main town of Ooty, this is a place that you would want to visit during your vacation in Ooty. It makes for thoroughly enjoyable and informative experience especially for kids who get a visual treat of wax statues. The Wax World Museum is situated within a 130-year old Colonial Mansion in Ooty close to the Ooty Lake and the Ooty Town Centre. Wax museum that houses life-size look-a like wax statues of personalities of Indian history, culture and heritage house.

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 Boat house photos
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  • Ooty Lake Entry fee Rs 12/- per head
  • Still Camera fee Rs 50/-
  • Video Camera feeRs 145/-
  • Pedal boat 2 seater FeesRs 170/-DepositRs 170/-, Total=Rs 240/-
  • Pedal boat 4 seater Fees Rs 260/-DepositRs 260/-, Total=Rs 520/-
  • Motor boats 8 seaterFees Rs 520/-Driver ChargeRs 40/-, Total=Rs 560/-
  • Motor boats 10 seater Fees Rs 640/-Driver ChargeRs 40/-, Total=Rs 680/-
  • Motor boats 15 seater Fees Rs 950/-Driver ChargeRs 40/-, Total=Rs 990/-
  • Row boat 3+1 seater boat Fees Rs 205/- Driver ChargeRs 45/- DepositRs 250/-, Total=Rs 500/-
  • Row boat 5+1 seater boat Fees Rs245/-Driver ChargeRs 45/-DepositRs 290/-, Total=Rs 580/-

All deposits will be refunded after the boat ride, Entry fees last updated on 02/11/2016

Other activityfees inside Ooty Lake
  • Mini train especially for kids which cost Rs 10/- per head
  • 7D cinema, Horror and Mirror House cost Rs 100/- per head
  • Dashing car, Break-dance and Columbus cost Rs 50/- per head

Other things to do near by Ooty Lake

Places nearby: Doddabetta (12km), Botanical Garden(3km), Rose Garden(3.9km), Thread Garden(Opposite to Boat House), Thunder World(1 km)

Ooty boat house also called as Ooty lake, 1 km distance from Ooty busstand, opened by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation. Boating is the prime attraction at the lake.

The boat house offers boating facilities with Paddle boats, Row boats, and Motor boats. It also features a garden, a mini train and an amusement park. Ooty lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824.

The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake was originally intended to be used for fishing with ferries being used to travel across the lake. It gradually shrunk from its original size giving place to the current bus stand race course, and the lake park.

The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation on behalf of the Tourism Department took the possession of the lake in 1973, for providing boating facilities as a tourist attraction. The lake is surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus trees with a railway line running along one shore. During the summer season in May, boat races and boat pageantry are organized for two days.

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Hidden valley photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri :All Time, Sat - Sun :All Time

Fees :No Fees

Camera Fees :No Fees

Things to do: Watching Views, Trekking

Places nearby: MRC View Point (1km), Wellington Lake(1km), Sim’s Park(9km), Tea Museum Coonoor(15km)

Hidden Valley, Coonoor

The Hidden Valley is in Coonoor. Hidden Valley is located beyond the Wellington Golf course. Most of the tourist are not aware of this spot because you need to trek through the lush green and dense forests to reach this spot. Due to this reason there is no proper mainstream route to this region. The panorama of some of the most beautiful mountains, coupled with the sight of greenery, paints a pretty picture of the landscape in the eyes of the visitor. The picturesque scenery and the lovely atmosphere of the place will give you a peaceful trip and immense pleasure to your heart. It is a true delight for trekkers and nature lovers.

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Echo Rock photos
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Echo Rock Or Lamb's Rock

Lamb's Rock is a view point within a reserve forest about 8 kms from the Coonoor Bus Stand. Watch a sheer precipice of several hundred meters with a phenomenal view of vast stretches of forests all the way to the Coimbatore plains. Between January and March, the trees become extremely colorful. Beneath the rock, lies a vast forest reserve. On the right, there is a Hullical ravine featuring Coonoor river. It is among favoured tourist spots, which can be approached on the way to Dolphin's Nose or the Seat.

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Kunda photos
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Timing: Mon-Sat:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sun:No Permission

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Views, Knowing Hydro Power plant Process details

Places nearby: Manjoor (5km), Sims Park (46km), Ooty lake (29km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016

Kundah

The name first the "Kundad" the first thing that come into mind is about Hydro electric power scheme. It is located in the Nilgiris. The major source of water for the Kundah hydro-electric project is from Avalanche and Emerald dams long with Upper bhavani. There are six power houses of kundah hydro electric power station and they are situated in different areas. The tourist come and visit this place. We need to get prior permission to enter inside this power station.

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Emerald Dam photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat - Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching scenic views of the dam

Places nearby: Avalanche (5.5km),Upper Bhavani (37km), Manjoor (16km),Radio Astronomy Out view point (13km), Kunda Power station (11 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016

Emerald Dam

Emerald dam which is a lovely lake and it has a scenic view and the view is mesmerizing. The Avalanche and Upper Bhavani are two dams which is near to the Emerald dam. So if you plan for a trip to inflict Emerald dam you can have a trio place inflict. It is a beautiful place with pine trees and farms sorrounding the blue water of Emerald. Emerald dam is one among the major supply of water to Kundah Hydro Electric Power Station. This is one of the favourite picnic spot for the tourist and also it is one of the major attraction place for the tourist. From Emerald you have to go 1.5km to reach the emerald dam that is you need to short climb to reach the climb. It is another mind blowing place to inflict.

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Botanical Garden photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fees:Rs 30 per Person (Adults), Rs 15 (Childrenfrom 5-10 yrs), No fees (Children below 5 yrs)

Camera Fees:Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 100

Things to do: Watching Garden Views and flowers with different varieties.

Places nearby: Doddabetta (6.7km), Rose garden (2.2km), Ooty lake (4.0km), Thread Garden (4.0km), Thunder world (2.6 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016

The Botanical Gardens in Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Tamil Nadu state, India was laid out in 1847. The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 22 hectares, and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak. The garden has a terraced layout. It is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department.

Its architect was William Graham McIvor. The Marquis of Tweedale prepared the initial layout during the late 1840s. During that time Ootacamund (Ooty) was under British control.
The Gardens have around a thousand species, both exotic and indigenous, of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants. In the centre of the Gardens lie a fossilized tree trunk estimated to be 20 million years old.

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Rose garden photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fees :Rs 30 per Person (Adults), Rs 15 (Childrenfrom 5-10 yrs)

Camera Fees :Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 100

Things to do: Flowers, walk

Parking Fees : Parking Fees- Bus:Rs 100/-, Maxi Cab: Rs 75/-, Car/Jeep: Rs 40/-, Auto: Rs 10/-, Two-Wheeler: Rs 15/-

Entry fees last updated on 11/17/2016

Places near by: Doddabetta (8.1km), Botanical Garden (1.9km), Ooty Lake (3.9km), Thread Garden (3.9km), Thunder World (2.4 km)

Government Rose Garden is the largest rose garden in India. It is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ootytown in Tamil Nadu, India at an altitude of 2200 meters. Today this garden has more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 cultivars. It is one of the largest collection of roses in India.

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Childrens Garden photos
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Government Museum, Ooty

The Government Museum is located on the Mysore road city. It was founded in the year 1989. It is mainly established to accomplish the desire to serve the education profits to the visiting and regional people of Tamil Nadu state's and also with a view to provide education benefits to the residing and visiting population of the Nilgiris district. The Museum has various artifacts of tribal people,Tamil Nadu state's sculptural crafts and arts, ecological details of district etc.

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Thread Garden photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fees:Rs 30 per Person (Adults), Rs 15 (Childrenfrom 5-10 yrs)

Camera Fees:Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 100

Things to do: Watching Garden Views and Innovative flowers with different varieties.

Places nearby: Doddabetta (12km), Botanical Garden (3km), Rose garden (3.9km), Ooty lake (Opposite to Boat House), Thunder world (1 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016

Thread Garden

From the name itself you can get an idea that all plants and flowers are made of thread and it looks so realistic. A popular tourist spot and a haven for all those with creative fingers, this is an innovative and aesthetic creation of an artificial garden of plants and flowers all woven by thread. It is located by the sde of North lake Road, opposite to the boat house in Ooty. All the creation is done only by hand and no machines is used. They used the technology called " Four Dimensional hand -wound Embroidery" without needles and machnes. It is one of the unique art of creating natural looking plants and flowers. The flower and plant in thread garden is more perfect and attractive than the natural flora. The main thing is that the artifacts should be protected from from direct sunlight and articial light. From all other sightseeing places in Ooty the "Thread Garden" is unique because it shows the hard work and creativity of a man.

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Mukurithi photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri: (Except Tue):9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Sat-Sun:9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Fees:Rs 30 per Person (Adults), Rs 10 (Childrenfrom 5-12 yrs)

Camera Fees:Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 100

Things to do: Spotting different animals and Birds.

Places nearby: Pykara lake(12km), 6thMile (27km), 9thMile (22km), Ooty lake (34km), Thunder world (33 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016

Mukurthi National Park

Mukurthi National Park is a protected area. Previously it was known as "Nilgiris Tahr National Park" . It is situated on a high raised ground at Nilgiris. The park is characterised by montance grassland and shrublands. It is a home to endangered wildlife, including royal Bengal Tiger and Asian Elephant. Its main mammal attraction is the Nilgiri Tahr. It is the India's first International Biosphere Reserve. There are also leopard, sambar deer, barking deer, small Indain civet, shrew, soft furred rat. There are also birds including threatened laughingthrush, whistling thrush, woodcock etc.., Predatory black-winged kite, kestrel etc., may see in the grasslands. This area is also home to the numerous flora. The main objective is to conserve the endangered shola grasslands ecosystem and its epedemic flora and fauna.

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Kamaraj sagar dam photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat - Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching scenic views of the dam, Horse Riding

Places nearby: Pykara lake (19km), 6thMile (06km), 9thMile (10km), Pine forest (4.1km), Mudumalai (11 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016

Kamaraj Sagar Dam

The Kamaraj Sagar Dam is in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu state in India.It is located at a distance of 10 km from the Ooty bus stand.It is a picnic spot and a film shooting spot.It is also known as Sandynalla reservoir.It gives a beautiful view to your eyes. Kamraj Sagar Lake in Ooty also has its own unique charm. In fact, countless visitors inflict this place.

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Glenmorgan photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat - Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching scenic views of the dam, Trekking

Places nearby: Pykara lake (13km), 6thMile (12km), 9thMile (08km), Pine forest (25km), Mudumalai (53 km)

Glenmorgan

Glenmorgan is a village located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Ooty. The place which is most popular for its tea estates is Glenmorgan which is one of the old tea estate and also Glenmorgan is one of the famous picnic spots.One of the main attractions here is a 3-kilometre rope way from a power house in Singara to Glenmorgan. It offers beautiful views of the Mudumalai National Park, Mysore, the Moyar valley and the power house at Singara.

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School mund photos
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School Mund

Many tourrist are anot aware of this region it is one of the tourist spot in Ooty. It is a shooting spot many films had shot or song sequences shot from here in almost all indian languages and also some foreign films .There is a tribal school here thats why its called "school mund".


Nearby cities: Thelpara city, Uppada, Pullencherry

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Pine forest photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat - Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching scenic views of the Forest

Places nearby: Pykara lake (14km), 6th Mile (05km), 9th Mile (09km), Golf course (9.6km), Mudumalai (53 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016

The Pine Forest spans between the locales of Ooty and Thalakunda adding a scenic canvas to the valleys and the vast landscapes of the Nilgiris. A weekend excursion from Ooty to Thalakunda is one of the leisure activities to indulge in as the en route experience is sure to leave you spell bounded with jaw dropping sights.
The Pine Forest spans over a small downhill region and are arranged in a natural orderly fashion that is indeed spectacular to look at. Buses are available from the Ooty bus Stand to Thalakunda or alternatively you can get into a bus that travels to Mysore but do let the Bus Conductor know that you need to get down next to the Pine Forest area that falls en route to Mysore.
The Pine Forest features an evergreen and resinous collection of trees that grows between 3 to 80 meters tall while a majority of them tower between 15 and 45 meters tall. Of the many species of Pine Trees, the smallest ones are the Siberian Dwarf Pine and Potosi Pinyon whereas the tallest one is an 81.79-meter towering Pine trees species named Ponderosa Pine mostly found around the Rogue River in Southern Oregon amidst the Siskiyou National Forest.
As you enter the Pine Forest near Ooty, you will notice these towering poles of Pine Trees dressed with thick and scaly features while a few are thin and feature flaking barks. The branches imitate a fake swirl that produces a very tight spiral twist with a tapered effect that looks like a ring of branches arising from one point. This spiral twist of growing branches, cone scales and needles shaped leaves are arranged in typical ratios of the Fibonacci number system, strange but true whereas the infant spring shoots, referred to as ‘candles’ are seen covered in off white and brownish bud scales. Initially these bud scales point upward but later transform into green leaves and spreads outward from the bark of the Pine Trees. These Candle-like spring shoots assist foresters to evaluate the soil fertility and well-being of the Pine Forest trees.
The Pine Forest is long-lived with almost all trees arriving at hundred to even a thousand years old while a few even cross the thousand mark reaching the age of 4,000 as well.

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Golf club photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat - Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching scenic views of the Golf Course

Other Details: Members only allowed inside the Golf Club. Tourists can see only outer views.

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (3.4km), Thunder World (4.8km), Thread Garden (3.4km), Pine forest (9.6km), Rose garden (7.3 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Golf Club

Ooty Golf Course is located in Ooty town. The golf course is set at an altitude of 7600 feet. It is owned by the Gymkhana club in Ooty. The course extends over 193.56 acres and comprises 18 holes.It was started in the year 1891. Gymkhana club was founded on 1896.The Golf course is surrounded by thick forests. The golf course contains many varieties of trees like rhododendron, oak, aromatic eucalyptus, and fir which add to the scenic atmosphere.


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6th Mile photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sat-Sun:8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Fees: No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Scenic Views, Horse Riding

Places nearby: Pykara lake (12km), Pine forest (5km), 9th Mile(5km), Ooty Lake (12km), Thunder World (10.5 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

6th Mile

The name itself suggests that 6th mile is located 6 miles away from ooty city. It is one of the best scenic view in Ooty. Pykara is near to the 6th mile. This is also one of the most attractive tourist spot. It is fully sorrounded by green, extensive and dense forest . It is also known as "Shooting spot". Most of the Indian movies are shooted here due to its natural beauty and scenic view. Its a good place for photographers. It is one of the best picnic spot. Here the cloud touches your feet and you can enjoy the cool temperature. So by inflicting this place you can have a leisure trip.

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9th Mile photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sat-Sun:8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Fees:Rs 5 per Person (Adults), No Fees (Childrenbelow 10)

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Scenic Views, Horse Ride and Film Shooting

Places nearby: Pykara lake (3.8km), Pine forest (11km), 6th Mile (4km), Ooty Lake (20km), Thunder World (19 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

9th Mile

The name itself suggests that 9th mile is located 9 miles away from ooty city. It is one of the best scenic view in Ooty. Pykara is near to the 9th mile. This is also one of the most attractive tourist spot. It is fully sorrounded by lush green, mountains and dense forest . It is also known as "Shooting medu". Most of the Tamil movies and also Indian movies are shooted here due to its natural beauty and scenic view. Its a good place for photographers. It is one of the best picnic spot. This place is extremely calm and scenic lending a perfect venue for hangout zone. So by inflicting this place you can have a leisure trip.

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Coonoor MRC photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees: No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching MRC Outer Views

Places nearby: Sims Park (4km), Lambs Rock (9.6km), Dolphin Nose (14km), Toy train (4.2km), Tea museum (15km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Coonoor MRC

Its a prestigious place that every Indian should cross during their trip in ooty. Usually you will not permitted to visit inside the regiment, only authorized peoples are allowed, but crossing the road of our army people who die for us is an special experience.

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Sims Park photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fees:Rs 30 per Person (Adults), Rs 15 (Childrenfrom 3-12 yrs)

Camera Fees:Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 100

Things to do: Boating, Watching Rare Trees and Plants

Places nearby: MRC (4km), Lambs Rock (5.6km), Dolphin Nose (3.4km), Catherine Falls (19km), Coonoor Toy train (8.2km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Sims Park

Sim's Park is park-cum-botanical garden, which was laid more than a hundred years ago.the gerden is fully sorrounde by the shrubs and creepers.It was established in the year 1847. It is located in the north side of the coonoor railway station.It occupies an area of about 12 hectares. Queensland Karry Pine, Rudraksha (the bead tree) and Handsome Ornamental tree are famous in sim's park. There are numerous number of temperate plantsof India in Sim's park.Due to this fact, Sim's Park is a destination of significance for botanists.

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Kodanadu View Point photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Scenic Views, Thengumarada views

Places nearby: Catherine Falls (24km), Nehru Park (18km), Pandian Park (20km), Sims Park (37km

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

A good drive from ooty goes through the green carpet of Tea estates and the valley on the other side with settlements. The "supposed to be" Jayalalitha property" of estates is beautifully laid out. The roads in that estate is spotlessly clean as also the beautiful emerald like tea estates. The whole area is cordoned off in high-rise compound walls and gates.

The view point has an upper deck and a lower deck. One can have a lovely look of the hills and mountains, if you arelucky to have a clear day and the view was beautiful. Kotagiri itself is a lovely and unspoilt landscape and hence there are lot of places from where one can have a great view of the valley and greenery.

There are no hotels or restaurants there at the view point. Have a few tea shops nearby. Both the upper deck and the lower deck has only stairs and wheel chairs cannot be manouvered.

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Dolphin Nose photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Other Fees: There is a telescope guy who charge Rs 10 and show five places.

Things to do: Watching Scenic views and Catherine Water Falls views

Places nearby: MRC (7.4km), Lambs Rock (2.2km), Sims Park (3.4km), Catherine Falls (21km), Coonoor Toy train (12km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Dolphin's Nose

It got this because there is a rock resembling to the appearance of the Dolphin's nose due to this reason it is named as Dolphin's Nose view point. It is one among the popular tourist spot in Coonoor. It is located at a distance of 12km away from the coonoor city. It is near to the Tiger hills. From this view point you can see the St.Catherine falls standing on the top site. The coonoor river can also be viewed from this place. The deep forest valleys are covered with greenery and mash of tree tops.

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Upper Bhavani  photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Places nearby Emerald Dam (37 km), Kunda (46km), Manjoor (27km), Avalanche (21km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

The govt vehicle is time bound and has 3-4 stops to go around and shoot the landscape, Our advice is to go early in the morning (tour starts at 9.00am so be there well before that) to avoid crowd. If you are lucky Fog and mist adds to the mystery to the road that lead to this place is scenic in itself .
  1. Avalanche Hydel Power
  2. Cauliflower forest
  3. Bhavani Amman Temple
  4. upper bhavani back water

How to reach Upper Bhavani

The Best way to reach Upper Bhavani There are many ways to reach Upper Bhavani from ooty
Coonoor --> kaikatty --> Manjoor --> Upper Bhavani
Mpalada--> Ithalar --> Avalanche --> Kunda --> Upper Bhavani
Both the routs are good for drive
Via coonoor you will pass through Chamraj Tea Estate, more green and full of Tea Estates Views
We recommend to go through via ithalar, you will pass more sceneries and green tea estates, with beautiful Dams, On the way you will pass Porthi (Emerald dam) at just 0.5 km from ithalar, emerald dam, and then you will pass through Avalanchi, but if you like to see avalanche you have to drop your plan to Upper Bavani, because to reach avalanche itself will take more time, where you won’t have time to reach Upper Bhavani in right time as per forest department schedule
To make yourself more comfortable and plan the trip properly, make use of our service, we will provide you best service in good economy cost

Our service Includes

Pick up from ooty bus stand
Take you to different sightseeing place on the way to upper bhavani
Special permission to make tent stay in upper bhavani
Food facility during the trip
We provide group package including Transport, Food, Accommodation, and sightseeing service In Upper bavani Lets discuss more about trip, feel free to contact us at info@travel2ooty.com or call us at +91 9941 133 133

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Stone House photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching old heritage building

Places nearby: Botanical Garden (1.5km),Rose garden(1.9km), Thunder World (2.8km), Ooty Lake (4.4km), Doddabetta (7.4km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Stone House was the oldest first bungalow constructed in Ooty. was called Kal Bangala by the tribals (Kal means stone in Tamiluild by John Sullivan.
As year passed today, it is the residence of the Principal of the Government Arts College, Ooty.
Wats interesting is, John Sullivan bought One Acre land for 1 rupees from the toda people on this 1822.
Today, it is the official residence for the principal of the Government Arts College, Ooty.

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Needle Rock photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:Rs 5 per Person

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching scenic views

Places nearby: Pykara (21km), Glenmorgan dam (17km), Cinema Shooting spot (22km), Pine forest (33km), Golf course (42km), Frog Hill (1 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

It is a tourist spot in Gudalur, 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.
One of the most amazing places to get a 360 degree view of the Nilgiris, Needle Rock is much more than just a viewpoint. Leagues apart from a usual sunrise and sunset point, it's a gorgeous place, with the drive from Ooty being a major draw to come all the way up till here.
This marvelous tourist attraction derives its name from a cone-shaped rock which is one of the main features of this area. It is a good place to visit in Ooty for tourists, offering them breathtaking views of grasslands and valley of the Nilgiris. The beautiful landscapes that tourists travelling to Ooty view from this spot make them forget all the worries of a hectic life. Another memorable view that visitors can truly enjoy is the sunset which is clearly visible from this spot.
But, October to June may be the ideal period to embark on a trip to this region as this Ooty view point would give them some exciting moments of their lives. Though there are many other Ooty attractions in the region that are worth visiting, many travelers of Ooty view this place as something which is truly enchanting. Nature enthusiasts would love to be in such surroundings that transport them to an entirely different world.

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Mudumalai National Park photos
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Timing :

Van Safari - Morning: 06.30 AM to 09.00 AM, Evening: 03.30 PM to 06.00 PM,

Elephant Safari - Morning: 07.00 AM to 08.30 AM,Evening: 03.30 PM to 05.00 PM

Entrance Fees : No Fees
Camera Fees : Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 250
Things to do : Forest Safari Ride, Animal Spotting, Bird Watching
Other Fees : Van Safari: Rs.45 per person, for half an hour round trip, Maximum 25 people per Van
Elephant Safari:Rs.100 per person, Maximum 4 people per elephant. private jeep safari ride depends on bargaining
Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park also a declared Tiger Reserve is the first wildlife sanctuary in southern India. It was established in the year 1940 and it covers about 60 kilometers. Now the area is extended upto 321 kilometers. Gray langur and the bonnet macaque are both living in the park. But you can also see fauna such as tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, dholes, sloth bears, Asian elephants, and Golden Jackals. It is also home to different species of birds.Crested hawk-eagle, the crested serpent eagle, the Malabar Trojan, and the Malabar grey hornbill are some of them. The Moyar River and Nilgiri River flow through the reserve.The sanctuary received its name from the word ‘Mudumalai’ which means ‘situated on the first hill’. It is sorrounded by the tropical evergreen forest, shrub and swamp, moist teak forest, moist mixed deciduous, dry teak forest and secondary grassland. It is one of the main tourist destination spot.

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Frog Hill View Point photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching scenic views

Places nearby: Pykara (22km), Glenmorgan dam (18km), Cinema Shooting spot (23km), Pine forest (34km), Golf course (44km), Needle Rock (1 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Nilgiri mountain ranges envelop many tourist places of the state of Tamilnadu. The mountains and hillocks of these ranges are scenic and offer panoramic views. Frog hill is one of the marvelous hillocks near Ooty. When viewed from a distance it appears like a frog, hence it is popularly known as frog hill.

The summit of frog hill offers some incredible views of surrounding region and the tea estates as well as tiny villages spread in its vicinity. Other nearby attractions is Sandanamalai Murugan Temple, which is beautifully surrounded by huge mountains displaying splendid waterfalls and streams dripping through the dense forests.

The temple is located in such a serene place, that you will feel like standing in a paradise offering beautiful views of the marvelous spice plantations. They are spread across the valleys providing mixed aroma of the spices. Further you can proceed to Numbalakottai, an awesome place where you can visit an ancient shrine of Betterayasamy built in a Kerala style of architecture.

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Bandipur National Park photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Morning 6.00 am to 8.00 am, Evening 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm for one hour Ride, Sat-Sun:Morning 6.00 am to 8.00 am, Evening 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm for one hour Ride.

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Spotting Wild life animals and bird watching

Other Fees: Safari Charges: Indian Nationals - Rs. 300/- per person, Foreign NationalsRs.1100/- per person

Places nearby: Mudumalai (07km), Maravakandy Dam (21km), Singara Power Station (25km), Golf course (50km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Bandipur National Park:

Bandipur is known for its wildlife and has many types of flora and fauna. Bandipur National Park was established in 1974 as a tiger reserve. It is located in the south Indian state of Karnataka that islocated in Gundlupet taluq of Chamarajanagar district. It is one of the major tourist attraction of Ooty. This park protect several endangered species.The park has a variety of biomes including dry deciduous forests, moist deciduous forests and shrublands.

Flora:
Some of the flora that is present in this park are teak, rosewood, sandalwood,Indian-laurel, Indian kino tree,giant clumping bamboo,clumping bamboo and Grewia tiliaefolia. There are also several flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs.

Fauna:
Some of the fauna that is present in this park are Indian elephants, gaurs, tigers, sloth bears, muggers, Indian rock pythons, four-horned antelopes, jackals and dholes.

Mammals:
Mammals are also present in this region. The most commonly seen mammals along the road are chital, gray langurs, Indian giant squirrels and elephants.

Birds:
It is also home to many species of birds. Peafowl is the most commonly seen bird in this region. These are some of the bird species that is found in this park: Honey buzzards,red-headed vultures,Indian vultures, flowerpeckers, hoopoes,Indian rollers,brown fish owls,crested serpent eagles,changeable hawk-eagles,bee-eaters and a whole lot of kingfishers.

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Adam Fountain photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Places nearby: Botanical Garden (2.2km), Rose garden (1.5km), Thunder World (1.9km), Ooty Lake (3.3km), Doddabetta (8km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

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.

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Avalanche photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Other Fees: Rs 150 per person (Forest Safari Ride)

Places nearby: Emerald Dam (6.7km), Kunda (16km), Manjoor (19km), Upper Bhavani (21km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Avalanche

Avalanche is a reserve forest area, about 30km from Ooty. Avalanche is renowned for avalanche lake and Avalanche sanctuary. The Avalanche lake is one of the best tourist attraction in Ooty. The Avalanche dam is also called as Canada Dam because Cand funded it. The lake is fully surrounded by blooming flowers which give a delight to your eyes. It is near to the Emerald lake. The Avalanche lake is also one among the major source water supply for the Kundah Hydro Power stations. Trout fishing is allowed in the avalanche lake. Fishing rods and Fishing accessories required for the fishing is available on the trout hatchery which is nearby. The avalanche sanctuary is fully surrounded by the dense forest and you can enjoy the beauty of nature and can have a peaceful and blissful trip.

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Wester catchment photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fee:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (22km), Thunder World (20km), Rose garden (23km), Botanical Garden (23km),Toy train (20km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Western Catchment

Western catchment is an area of beauty of nature in Ooty, and it is situated 20km away from Ooty city. The westen catchment area is protected by forest department. In earlier days some regional movies are shooted here but now nothing is not allowed.The touriist need to get the special permission to enter inside the western catchment. It attracts most of the tourist due to its surprises with its cool and lovely climate. It is fully sorrounded by grasslands. Like like reservoirs are also sorrounded in this region. Animals like Nilgiri Tahrs, Sambars, and Mongoose live in Western Catchment.

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kallaty photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views of the falls

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (16km), Thunder World (15km), Mudumalai (30km), Maravakandy Dam (25km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Kalhatti water falls

Kalhatti falls is 13km away from the Ooty city. It is on the road to Mysore road or Sigur Ghat Road. You have to go 2 miles from kalhatti village to reach the Kalhatti falls. It is one of the tourist destination in ooty. It is also a beautiful picnic spot. The falls is connected by the motorable road. Most of them select this spot for Hiking, Bird Watching and Trekking.

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Ooty train photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9.15 am, 12.15pm, 6pm, Sat-Sun:9.15am, 12.15pm, 6pm

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Scenic views throughout the journey

Other Fees: FC: Rs 196 per person, SC: Rs 53 per person, No Fees (Children below 5)

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (1km), Thunder World (800m), Rose garden (1.5km), Botanical Garden (2km), Doddabetta (10 km)

Entry fees last updated on 09/20/2017

Ooty Toy Train Timing

Train Number

Source

Destination

Arrival

Departure

At Ooty

56141

Coonoor

Ooty

9:00

--

*56139

Ooty

Coonoor

--

9:15

*56136

Mettupalayam

Ooty

12:00

--

56142

Ooty

Coonoor

--

12:15

56143

Coonoor

Ooty

13:50

--

*56137

Ooty

Mettupalayam

--

14:00

*56138

Coonoor

Ooty

17:45

--

56140

Ooty

Coonoor

--

18:00

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is a world heritage train which attracts numerous tourists travelling to Ooty. Nilgiri Mountain Railway commonly known as Toy train or Nilgiri passenger travels between Mettupalayam to Ooty daily and it covers a distance of 26 km and passes through 208 curves, 16 tunnels and 250 bridges. It almost takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach Ooty from Mettupalayam via toy train. The train starts from Mettupalayam railway station and passes through Hillgrove railway station, Coonoor railway station, Wellington railway station, Aruvankadu railway station, Ketti railway station, Lovedale railway station, and finally reaches Ooty also know as Udhagamandalam railway station.
If you want to reach Ooty quickly, then the best way to travel is by car. The road journey by car from Mettupalayam to Ooty takes around only 2 hours. AvailMettupalayam to ooty cabs at low-fare.
Ooty toy train was built by the British in 1908, and was initially operated by the Madras Railway Company. The Nilgiri tiy train if renowned among tourist and it will be a great to travel in Ooty train. The entire Nilgiri Mountain can be viewed which gives a delight to your eyes.

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Toda photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Knowing about Toda Cultures and traditions

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (6.3km), Adam's Fountain (4.6km), Rose garden (5km), Botanical Garden (2.9km), Doddabetta (9.6 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Traditional Toda house are giving way to more modern houses
Stitch by stitch traditional shawl (Puthukuli)
Visit these place during the trip in ooty, we will arrange to meet them, study abou the culture, food, clothes, garments lots more there
Send us your requirements to info@travel2ooty.com, we will assit you, for immediate assistance call +91 9941 133 133.

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Catherine Falls photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Places nearby: Sims Park (19km), Lambs Rock (23km), Dolphin Nose (21km), Toy train Coonoor (27km), MRC (23 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

The St. Catherine Falls near Aravenu is considered to be a two step waterfall which comes down from a height of 76 metres. This water fall has both lower and upper falls. The upper fall is the second highest in the region and is known to take a leap of about 250 feet.

Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located in Kotagiri, The Nilgiris District, Tamil nadu and it is also a major tourist spot in Kotagiri. It is on the Mettupalayam road branching off at Aravenu. The upper fall drops to the floor, and is the second highest in the mountains. The waters from the upper stream of the Kallar River are crossed by the invisible Mettupalayam-Ooty road beyond the mountains in the south-west.

The height of waterfalls 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". It can clearly been seen from the top of Dolphin's Nose if seeing the entire waterfall as one total impression is what you are looking for. It is also possible to take a road to the top of the falls. If you need to stay overnight, cottages are available very close to Catherine Falls at Catherine Greens.

Apart from the St. Catherine Water Falls, tourists can visit the nearby Uyilatty Falls or Elk Falls, which is around 8 km from Kotagiri. Moreover, Kotagiri is home to the Rangaswamy Peak, which is around 1785 metres high. This biconical peak is a sacred hill among the residents of Nilgiri. It is believed that Lord Rangaswamy, who lived in Karamadai in Coimbatore, came here after a quarrel with his wife.

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Dinosaur park photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9.00 am to 7.00 pm, Sat-Sun:Mon-Fri:9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Fees:Full Combo: Rs 210 per person (Adults), Rs 150 per person(Children 3- 10 yrs)

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Dinosaur Watching, 4D Games and Entertainment

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (1.4km), Adam's Fountain (2.1km), Rose garden (1.3km), Botanical Garden (3.4km), Doddabetta (9 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Thunder World

Events

Child

Adult

Park Entry

10

10

Vortex( The illusion ride)

30

30

Jurassic Jungle

30

50

Haunted House

30

50

3D Theatre

50

70

3D Theatre Jurassic Jungle Haunted House Vortex COMBO : Inclusive of Park Entry

100

130

FULL COMBO

Inclusive of Park Entry

280

330

New park in ooty, its Dinosaur this time, with different animated Dinosaurs, which look like same as original dinosaurs in the park. Sure it could be more entertaining for ooty tourist in this season.

Year by year many new sightseeing attractions has been added in ooty sightseeing places and this year its Dinosaur park to increase the number of tourists in this peak season. Tourists coming to Ooty need variety in sightseeing places, and to cope up with the interest of tourists, a new dinosaur park also called Thunder park has been opened in Ooty.
Models of 23 dinasaurs, made of Chinese plastics, is also called as Thunder Park which will be open to the pubic from January 10, in this tourist town ooty.
The park, built at a cost of Rs 12 crore at a one acre land near Boat House.
40 to 60 feet tall, 16 dinasaurs are moving ones, giving a live effect for the enjoyment
The special about the Dinosaur park is the animated dinosaur which replicates the action of original Dinosaur. Dinosaur park has been opened mainly to attract children, as they can enjoy the visual treat of animated Dinosaur. Apart from the Dinosaur, children play area and gardens are also included in the Dinosaur park.

Updated on : 7/1/2015 9:35:06 AM

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Horse ride photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9.00 am to 7.00 pm, Sat-Sun:Mon-Fri:9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Fees:Full Round: Rs 100 per person Double Round: Rs 200 One Hour Ride: Rs 400

Camera Fees:Rs 10

Things to do: Horse Riding

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Horse Riding

When you inflict Ooty the one thing the comes into your mind is the Horse ride. Horse riding in Ooty is fun and you will have a different experience in Ooty. For horse riding you will have a seperate guide or you can go by yourself and have a thrilling experience. There is a cost for horse riding in Ooty. You can have your horse ride in Ooty Boathouse lake and in Pykara lake.

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Elkhill Temple View photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (5.2km), Thunder World (3.8km), Rose garden (2.8km), Botanical Garden (3.9km), Doddabetta (9.8 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Elkhill Temple View

Most of the tourist think that ooty is famous only for botanical garden, boat house, pykara etc.., Other than that Ooty is also famous or renowned for temples such as ayyappan temple, Elkhill temple etc..,The Elkhill is a Murugan temple and it is in the hills of the elk hill. Thaipusam is the famous religious festival that is celebrated in the month of January- Febuary to honour the Lord Murugan. There is a big standing statue of the Murugan in that place . The hill is sorrounded by the dense forests. The scenic beauty and calm atmosphere adds an extra attraction to the devotees inflicting that place. We can view whole Ooty city from this temple it gives such a beautiful view of the Ooty city.

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Bison Valley photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Bison Valley

It is located in Belllikal, 26km away from ooty city. It is also one of the tourist attraction place. Here youcan enjoy the beauty of the nature and you can have a peaceful trip. This valley is named as Bison valley as the wild animals bisons are abundance in this area. There are also other animals like bear, elephant, monkey etc.., Bison valley is sorrounded by the tes gardens. There they will arrange activities like jeep safari, trekking, rock climbing and inflict to tea estates. It is a favourite spot for photographers, nature lovera and adventure seekers.

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Canada Dam photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Scenic views of the dam

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (17km), Emerald Dam (1.4km), Avalanche (6.3km), Kunda (9.8km), Manjoor (16 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Canada Dam

Avalanche (Canad Dam) is a reserve forest area, about 30km from Ooty. Avalanche is renowned for avalanche lake and Avalanche sanctuary. The Avalanche lake is one of the best tourist attraction in ooty. The Avalanche dam is also called as Canada Dam because Cand funded it. The lake is fully sorrounded by bloominf flowers which gives a delight to your eyes. It is near to the Emerald lake. The Avalanche lake is also one among the major source water supply for the Kundah Hydro Power stations. Trout fishing is allowed in the avalanche lake. Fishinf roda and Fishing accessories required for the fishing is available on the trout hatchery which is nearby. The avalanche sanctuary is fully sorrounded by the dense forest and you can enjoy the beauty of the nature and can have a peaceful and blissful trip.

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Radio Astronomy Out view point photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Outer views

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (4.8km), Emerald Dam (13km), Avalanche (18km), Thread Garden (4.8km), Rose garden (8.2 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Radio Astronomy Center Ooty

Radio Astronomy is located in Muthorai near Ooty. The Radio Astronomy Centre (RAC) is part of the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) of the well-known Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) which is funded by the Government of India through the Department of Atomic Energy. The Ooty Radio Astronomy is a 530-metre (1,740 ft) long and 30-metre (98 ft) wide Cylindrical Paraboloid telescope. It operates at a frequency of 326.5 MHz with a maximum bandwidth of 15 MHz at the front-end. The radio telescope in Ooty has benefited them more mainly on the research in the universe.

Most of the students who come for Educational Visit/ IV visit/ industrail visit in Ooty firstly they want to visit Radio Astronomy Center Ooty. This is mainly benefited to the students who come for Educational visit/ IV visit to Ooty. By inflicting this Radio Astronomy Center they will get a great motivation and it will be very useful to them. But entry is restricted they need to get the prior permission to enter into the Radio Astronomy Ooty .

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Coonoor sucide view point (Lambs Rock) photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat - Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Views

Places nearby: Sims Park (5.2km), Dolphin Nose (4km), Catherine Falls (18.8km), Toy train (8.2km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Coonoor suicide View point (Lamb's Rock)

Lamb's rock is one of the tourist attraction in the area, and it is 8km away from coonoor.Watch a sheer precipice of several hundred meters with a phenomenal view of vast stretches of forests all the way to the Coimbatore plains. Between January and March, the trees become extremely colorful. Beneath the rock, lies a vast forest reserve. On the right, there is a Hullical ravine featuring Coonoor river.It is among favoured tourist spots, which can be approached on the way to Dolphin's Nose or the Seat.

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Law falls photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Places nearby: Sims Park (4km), Lambs Rock (8km), Dolphin Nose (5.8km), Catherine Falls (23km), Coonoor Toy train(12km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Law Falls, Coonoor

Law falls is situated at a distance of 10 kilometers from Coonoor and 26 kilometers from Ooty, set in amidst lush green environment. As this falls is located on the main road, so one need not walk or trek to reach this place.

Col.Law who constructed new Coonoor Ghat Road is the founder of this falls. The height of the lake is around 30 feet. The force of the water is amazing and attracting one. This pretty small fall draws more crowds during Monsoon time. It is also can be seen from Dolphin Nose View Point.

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Ketti Valley photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views of Ketti Valley

Places nearby: Botanical Garden (11km), Ooty Lake (13km), Rose garden (9.7km), Thunder World (11km), Doddabetta (17km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Ketti Valley

Ketti is a small town in Nilgiris district and located en route to Coonoor. The second largest valley in the world. Gorgeous views of tea plantations.;the small hills and lush green field added up to the beauty. Wish one could capture that moment and relive it again and again. Ketti valley is a heaven for nature lovers and photographers. It is one of the most attraction spot in ooty. It is also known as “Switzerland of Nilgiris”.

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Lady's Canning Seat photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Lady's Canning Seat

It is situated 9km away from Coonoor. It is one of the old mansion. It is one of the tourist place in coonoor. It's named after the spouse of the British Viceroy, Charlotte Canning. It gives the beautiful view of the valleys and the mountains that is sorrounded with. Nature lover will definetely love this place for its scenic view. It is near to the Echo rock(Lamb's Rock), from there you can reach easily to this spot. You can take some nice snaps and make it as memorable inflict. It is one of the must place to inflict.

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St. Stephen Church photos
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Timing: Mon-Sat:Not Open, Sun:9.00 am to 01:00 pm

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Old Heritage Church

Places nearby: Ooty Lake (3.4km), Adam's Fountain (850m), Rose garden(1.6km), Botanical Garden (1.4km), Holy Trinity Church(Opposite to Stephen's Church)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

St.Stephen's Church
Located on the Mysore Road in Ooty, St. Stephen’s Church is one of the old heritage in Nilgiri District. It is known for its old colonial structure. This is constructed using a high-quality wood.

This old colonial church built under British Raj, the architect in charge is Captain John James. The foundation had been laid by the Governor of Madras (Stephen Rumbold Lushington) on April 23, 1829.So the church is named as St. Stephen’s.
The special feature is that the timber used in the church was taken from Tipu Sultan’s palace after the defeat of Tipu Sultan with the Britishers.
Stephen’s church is main tourist attractions. The worship in the church will give a great experience to the visitors.

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Ooty honeymoon boat house photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fees :No Fees

Camera Fees :No Fees

Things to do: Boating, Child Play Area

Other Fees : Pedal boat 2 seater FeesRs 170/-DepositRs 170/-, Total=Rs 240/-

Pedal boat 4 seater Fees Rs 260/-DepositRs 260/-, Total=Rs 520/-

Motor boats 8 seaterFees Rs 520/-Driver ChargeRs 40/-, Total=Rs 560/-

Motor boats 10 seater Fees Rs 640/-Driver ChargeRs 40/-, Total=Rs 680/-

Motor boats 15 seater Fees Rs 950/-Driver ChargeRs 40/-, Total=Rs 990/-

Row boat 3+1 seater boat Fees Rs 205/- Driver ChargeRs 45/- DepositRs 250/-, Total=Rs 500/-

Row boat 5+1 seater boat Fees Rs245/-Driver ChargeRs 45/-DepositRs 290/-, Total=Rs 580/-

Entry fees last updated on 11/17/2016

Places near by: Doddabetta (11km), Botanical Garden (4.8km), Rose Garden (5km), Ooty Lake (800m), Thread Garden (800m), Thunder World (2.2 km)

Honeymoon boathouse is one of the emerging sightseeing spots in Ooty. Some may not be aware of this spot. It is situated on the west side of the main Ooty boathouse. Started around mid of 2004 and it is the most and best suitable place for newly married couples to enjoy their honeymoon trip. Kashmiri shikhara Boat ride is the special boat ride in this spot. There is a paved walkway in the lake, which is very scenic and beautiful. So, don't forget to walk on the pavement and take snaps to enjoy the nature beauty at its best.

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 Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta temple photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views

Places nearby: Mudumalai (17km), Maravakandy Dam (31km), Singara Power Station (35km), Needle Rock (49km), Frog Hill (50 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

The Gopalaswami Betta is a Lord Krishna Temple which is situated at the top of the hills which is on the way to Bandipur and most of the times the temple is surrounded by fog. This is 700 years old temple.To visit this Forest area, the Forest department check post will collect Rs 50/- as entry fee from you if you want to travel with your own vehicle.As it is situated on the top hill and also restricted place during any festivals you will not be allowed to travel with your own vehicle instead they will take in Government vehicle or Forest department vehicle.The views and the weather condition will be mesmerizing for the visitors who inflict this place. You are allowed a maximum of 90 minutes to inflict this place that too including going top to the temple, visiting temple and coming back.

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Maravakandy Dam  photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat-Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fees: No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Scenic Views of the dam, Bird Watching

Places nearby: Mudumalai (19km), Moyar Dam (31km), kallaty falls (17km), Pine forest (25km), Golf course (32 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Maravakandy dam which is located near to the Masinagudi.This place is good for bird and animal lovers. You can find the most attractive Maravakandy bird in this spot. There is also an animal watching tower in this dam, from where you can snap photographs of flora and fauna that is found in this place.It also offers a breathtaking view from the tower. You can spot the animals such as Deer, Elephant, Tiger etc.., especially in morning and evening time.

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Maravakandy Dam photos
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Maravakandy dam which is located near to the Masinagudi.This place is good for bird and animal lovers. You can find the most attractive Maravakandy bird in this spot. There is also an animal watching tower in this dam, from where you can snap photographs of flora and fauna that is found in this place.It also offers a breathtaking view from the tower. You can spot the animals such as Deer, Elephant, Tiger etc.., especially in morning and evening time.

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Ralliah Dam photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:Any Time, Sat-Sun:Any Time

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching views of the dam

Places nearby: Sims Park (8.6km), MRC (7.9km), Lambs Rock (13km), Dolphin Nose (11km), Catherine Falls (23 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Ralliah dam is located close to the Wellington road, which is around 9km from Coonoor. Most of the people are not aware of this place. It's hidden in the forest, from parking area you need to trek 1 km to reach that dam since there is no proper road for vehicles. The dam and surrounded area will provide you an astonishing view. You can spot out Bisons or Malabar squirrels in this place. Best time to visit is Monsoon season.

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Longwood Shola photos
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Timing: Mon-Fri:9.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sat-Sun:9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Fees:Rs 100 per person

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Trekking

Places nearby: Kodanadu (15km), Nehru Park (2.2m), Pandian Park (4.3km), Catherine Falls (10km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Long wood shola is one of the tourist spots in Kotagiri. It's a dense forest that extends to an area of 116 hectares.one of the picturesque forest area with the trekking path. It is just 3km from Kotagiri. You need to trek 2.5 km into the beautiful shola forest.A long wood shola is a place for the habitat of the Indian Bisons and Indian Flying-fox. You can also find plenty of Guars and Malabar squirrels in this area.

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Kandal cross shrine photos
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Timing: Mon-Sat:10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Sun:9.00 am to 12.00 pm

Fees:No Fees

Camera Fees:No Fees

Things to do: Watching Old Heritage Church

Places nearby:Ooty Lake(1km),Adam's Fountain(1.5km),Rose garden(2.6km),Botanical Garden(2.4km),Doddabetta(9.7 km)

Entry fees last updated on 11/30/2016

Kandal Cross Church

Kandal Cross Church is located about 9,080 feet above sea level in Ooty. Some think this church as the Jerusalem of the East. The church has a little-known memorial that is connected with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Inside a life-sized bronze, crucifix contains a small sized relic that is encapsulated in a glass case. The relic inside the glass is a tiny dark coloured wood from the original Cross that Christ carried upon which he was finally crucified. Even many who come to this church are said to be unaware of this fact with the exception of few who pray in front of this memorial.

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Chocolate Museum photos
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The museum contains the models describing the preparation of chocolates. Everyone will be given with wafer stick dipped in molten chocolate at the end. Varieties of chocolates are being exhibited and sold here

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Union Church photos
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The Union Church was constructed in the 19th Century and resembles a ancient colonial architecture of design that marks it as a startling, majestic and beautiful site in Ooty.

The Union Church is considered as one of the foremost religious as well as tourist spots in Ooty that should not be missed. Being one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris District, the Union Church draw a huge crowd of tourists every year who visit and offer prayers for wishes to be fulfilled.

It is often known that these ancient Churches in Ooty marked the arrival of Christianity and henceforth the punishment and causes of a large religious infiltration that took place during the colonial era in Ooty. The pious needs of people who willingly walked into the Christianity faith forced many churches to crop up in Ooty among the 18th and 20th Century counting the Union Church that serves as a platform of worship for the numerous religious believers residing in Ooty.

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Holy Trinity Church photos
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Holy Trinity Church is one of the oldest churches in Ooty. The Holy Trinity Church has been rightly prominent as one of the most famous and oldest landmarks of Ooty that stands quietly yet formidably on the Summer House Road in Ooty.
The Holy Trinity Church represent a Tudor appearance and is indicated by tarnished stained glass windows, cryptic carvings and peaceful cemetery. This Church gained its identification in 1858 during which it became a faithful and stanch Church and a temporary Holy abode serving the spiritual needs of the congregation.
This church obtains its identification way back in the year 1858 and since then it has been a place of holy sojourn. Earlier the church was used for prayer only on Sundays. The famous Tamil scholar and translator, George Uglao Pope, is known to have been a part of this church since its beginning. One can even find few of his work serving as Chaplain during the years 1958 and 1959. At present worshippers of 700 families are connected with this holy abode. If you are preparing a visit to Ooty, then visiting the Holy Trinity Church is an inevitable option.

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Sacred Heart Church photos
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Sacred Heart Church was built in 1897 by Rev. Fr. Foubert. After the First World War Rev. Fr. Belylsi built the bell towers. When Ootacamund was raised to a separate jurisdiction in its own power on 03-07-1955 Sacred Heart Church became the diocesan Catholic. During the time of Rev. Fr. Ambrose, in 1987 while rebuilding the roofs of the Cathedral which were in an old condition, the roof of the sanctuary gave in and came falling down. Because of this mishap, it underwent a major renovation in 1989 and the celebration of the renovated Cathedral took place on July 7th, 1989.

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Nilgiri Library photos
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Timing: Tue-Sun :9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Mon :Not open

Membership Fees :Rs 20,000(Life time), Rs 1,800 (for one year)

Camera Fees :No

Things to do: Reading Books

Places nearby: St Stephens Church(0.5km),Holy Trinity Church(0.5km),Botanical Garden(0.8km)

The Nilgiri Library
On 28th August 1867, the foundation stone of the main building was laid by Hon. Mr A.J. Arbuthnot, then the Chief Secretary to the Madras Presidency. A religious ceremony was conducted by Rev. Dr G.U. Pope. A parchment in the name of the "Holy Trinity" was placed under the stonework. The Nilgiri Library which was opened earlier in 1859, was shifted to the present premises when the building was completed. The additional reading room which was also known as "silent room", the upper storey and ladies cloak room were sanctioned in 1897 and completed in 1899. The site on which the library stands once housed the Jail and Post Office. Registered as an Association in 1878, The Nilgiri Library has one of the largest reading rooms and many rare books in its collection. Built of brick, and lime mortar with arched windows, the building is a gem of Victorian architecture. Set in sylvan surroundings, The Nilgiri Library is an oasis for members and book lovers from all walks of life.

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Eagles dare adventures photos
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Timing: Mon-Sun:9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Activity Fees :Rs.1500/- per person (Full Combo Pack), Rs.500/- per person(Any 2 game), Rs 300(Any 1 game)

Things to do: Zip line, Rappellling, Zip swing, Rock climbing, Valley Crossing, Commando Net, Sky Bridge

Places near by:Doddabetta(3 km),Botanical Garden(1.5km),Rose Garden(1.8km),Ooty Lake(3 km),Thunder World(2.6km)

Entry fees last updated on 06/23/2017

Eagles Dare is located near Doddabetta tea factory and Museum. It is just 2.5 km from Ooty Bus Stand. If you are an adventure lover then this place is one of the must visit place in Ooty.

The Eagles Dare Adventures activity consists of

  • India Largest - 100’ feet Adventure Tower
  • 100m long Sky Bridge
  • 100 m adrenaline zip line with auto breaking mechanism
  • 100 m - 100 feet deep Valley Crossing
  • 45' feet climbing wall
  • 45 ' feet instructional rappelling
  • 40’ feet Commando Net
  • South India's First 100 feet Zip Swing

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Ooty being one of the renowned tourist destinations in South India, Ooty is a perfect place to enjoy your vacation. Before planning to visit Ooty , Know list of places place to vist, Ooty is very attractive in all months, winters can be chilly with ice forming. Ooty is blessed with nature's most beautiful creations which make the place heavenly for tourists.There are many places to visit in Ooty.
The Gardens are enchanted for nature lovers. Several tea estates and sparkling lakes like Ooty lake, Pykara Lake, Kamaraj Sagar dam, Bellikal lake are some of the must see renowned tourist spot in Ooty which adds beauty to your vacation. There are also other Ooty attractions like Mudumalai National Park, Mukurthi National Park, Pandian Park, Deer Park, Wax world, Thread Garden equally attracts tourists with its unique beauty.
Amidst the rich green mountains and valleys of OotyYou can indulge in several things to do in Ooty during this month. Nilgiri Toy train ride one of the must things to do in Ooty. The eye-catching view through the woods, mountains and valleys with the "Heritage Train" ride make an excellent trip. Ooty is a hometown to some of the most terrific adventure activities. You can opt for trekking, hiking, angling, camping, cycling, with your family and friends in December. Boating you can avail either in Ooty Lake or Pykara Lake. There are a variety of boats available according to your wish you can opt. Without the shopping and eating your Ooty trip will not be complete. You can get chocolates, Medicinal oils, Nilgiri tea and other items.