Wester catchment - Ooty Tourist spot

Forest need to get special permission 11 Tips

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.

11 Reviews and Tips

2/16/2018 11:07:49 PM

It is one of the best viewpoints in Ooty but crowded during summer seasons.It is a bit far from City limit. No entertainment facilities over there for kids.

1/24/2018 3:27:00 AM

The western catchment area is one of the best scenic places in Ooty and is also a great place to do small hiking. You can enjoy the clear view of the valley if you visit on a sunny day.

8/30/2017 10:20:13 PM

Western Catchment is a very scenic and attractive spot to visit in Nilgiris. You have to get a permission from forest department to get inside the place.Excellent Photographic view. Fully greenery.

7/25/2017 11:08:59 PM

No words to express the feeling I had while riding along this place, it was pleasant to see the shadow of clouds chasing the mountains. This is a must visit place in Ooty.

3/1/2017 11:18:03 PM

It is not easy to get here without Forest official permission. This is a very beautiful scenic place.It is the best place for nature lovers and also the best place to spend quality time with your family and friends.

2/7/2017 12:08:45 AM

You have to walk a bit long to reach this tourist spot. The landscape is mesmerizing. You have to get forest department permission to get inside this spot. You can spot the animals like deer, bison etc. If you are nature freak then this is must visit a place.

1/23/2017 2:51:29 AM

The Western catchment is the best place for nature lovers.It is 20 km away from Ooty Bus Stand.The view of avalanche lake from this place is an amazing one.It is the best place for photography.Prior permission from forest department is a must for visiting western catchment.

8/1/2016 10:59:23 PM

The Western catchment is about 20 km from Ooty. This place offers magnificent views of Avalanche Lake and grasslands from all sides. Tourists are not allowed to enter this area without taking the prior permission from Forest department. It is also a habitat for animals such as Sambar, Nilgiri that etc. This place is heaven for nature lovers.

1/21/2016 11:45:35 PM

It is about 20 km from Ooty. It is under the protection of forest department so need to get prior permission to visit this place.Earlier some movie songs are shot here but now it is fully restricted. Good place for trekkers and wild lifer's. You can avail horse riding in this place.

1/5/2016 2:21:19 AM

If you want the adventure in your trip then this is the place to visit. It's such a beautiful scenic place in Ooty. The spot is serene, calm and beautiful.If you want to do trekking in this place you need to get the prior permission from Forest department.Some of the movie songs are shot here.

10/27/2015 4:15:46 AM

Best place for trekkers, and has an excellent ambience. You need to get prior permission from forest department to visit this place. You can take horse riding in this valley other than that you don't have any other entertaining facilities in this place.

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