Needle Rock Timing & Entrance Fees

6:00am to 6:00pm Rs 10 /- person 10 Tips

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.

Needle Rock is also called as Ooshi Malai/Soochi Malai.

It is 7 km on the way to Ooty. From here one can see almost every part of Gudalur and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Gudalur town, Bandipur and parts of Mysore. On the other side, you can see parts of Kerala. You can also see a mountain popularly known as Sleeping Beauty (also called Aanakkallu) which is exactly in the shape of a sleeping woman

10 Reviews and Tips

7/6/2019 4:15:18 AM

Needle rock view point is located on the way to gudalur from ooty. You will be only charged RS 5 for have to walk about 1 km to view the beauty of Queen of hills.This is the place which i recommend to take good pictures and to view the good scenic views.You can also feel like standing on the highest peak and also you can see the clouds crossing under your foot.

2/19/2018 11:32:26 PM

We visited needle viewpoint and it was very serene. One needs to walk around 10-15 minutes to reach this point but its worth to go there. The view from the top of the point is really great.

12/12/2017 2:10:06 AM

Needle Rock is one of the best sightseeing places in Gudalur. One can view the whole Gudalore town from the top of it.It is a nice place. Don't miss to visit this awesome place if you visit Ooty.

2/28/2017 2:24:39 AM

Needle rock view point takes around 30 minutes en route to Ooty from Gudalur. There is a small entry fee of Rs.5 and the tickets are issued until 5.50 pm. To reach the top view point you have to walk a little. A must visit a place because the beauty of the whole area can be seen from the top.

7/26/2016 9:45:55 PM

Needle Rock Viewpoint is located between Ooty and Gudalur, which offers breathtaking 360-degree views. In order to go to the top you have to walk 10 minutes and this place is surrounded by dense forests.It is the best place for Nature Lovers and Photographers.

1/27/2016 2:27:40 AM

One of the famous tourist spot in Gudalur. It is about 8 km from Gudalur and it's on the way to Ooty-Gudalur road. Most attractive thing is that the sunset can be seen clearly from the viewpoint which gives the visual treat to our eyes. In the rainy season, it is fully covered with mist. So the best time to visit is summer days and late evening.It is also known as Soochimalai.

12/22/2015 11:38:50 PM

Needle Rock is an amazing view point, where you can enjoy an exquisite view of valley and hills.It is located at Gudalur road in Ooty. This place has an entrance fees.During clear sky day, you can view clearly.For the nature lover, it is the best place to visit in Ooty.

12/21/2015 2:30:15 AM

One of the renowned tourist spot in Gudalur and a must place to inflict. Superb spot with an amazing scenic point.It is about 15-20 minutes walk from the road to reach the view point. Perfect place to spend hours together with your loved ones.There is an entrance fee for this place.

11/3/2015 2:28:54 AM

Needle Rock is an amazing view point in Gudalur.It is recommended to visit during clear sky day.You can feel the fresh air and you can also enjoy 360-degree breathtaking views.Bring a good camera to take a beautiful snap of the views.It is the best place for nature lovers.

10/29/2015 4:14:11 AM

Needle rock view point is the best and must visit view point in Nilgiris.You can see breathtaking views from this view point.Bring camera and it offers panoramic views with peaceful surroundings,for photograhy lovers it is a best place.You can view clearly if you visit in a clear sky climate.Be careful if you go with small kids.

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