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Ooty is one of the most exciting hill stations in South India. There are evergreen Nilgiri and Pine forests, rolling meadows, gardens, lakes, mountain views, and gurgling river streams in Ooty. You can explore any of our Ooty Tour Packages and you can visit all the topmost sightseeing places in Ooty. This hill station is a favourite of honeymoon couples and families with kids will also the kind of activities that Ooty offers.

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Places to visit in Ooty

Several places are covered during the trip to Ooty. Thus, some are listed below so that you can take a look at online search engines about the significance and value of this place. Many Bollywood movies are being shot in exotic locations which are as follows

  • Ooty boat club
  • Needle rocks
  • Catherine Falls
  • Frog Hill
  • Pykara Lake
  • Tea Garden
  • Botanical Garden
  • Rose Garden

Ooty Hill Station Tour Packages

You can browse through our Ooty Tour Packages on our Japji Travel web portal. Our Ooty Honeymoon Packages are tailor-made for honeymoon couples who love the romantic environs of Ooty. Our Ooty Holiday Packages are customizable and you can call our helpline and talk to our customer service if you want a customized Ooty tour package. You can even write to us and send the inquiry form so that we can have a better idea of the type of Ooty package you are looking for.

Top things to do in Ooty

The most amazing thing about Ooty is that you can not just do sightseeing here but many other activities. 

  • Boat rides in Ooty Lake
  • Leisurely walks in Ooty Botanical Gardens
  • Taste aromatic tea in Tea Museum
  • Go for a toy train ride in Nilgiri Mountain Railway
  • Enjoy the views of Catherine Falls 
  • Take beautiful nature photographs at Pykara Lake
  • Walk among pine trees in the Pine Forest
  • Go for a wildlife safari at Mudumalai National Park
  • Admire the British colonial architecture of St. Stephen’s Church

Tea Estates in Ooty Hill Station

Ooty is a hill station where you will find many tea estates and plantations. The rolling tea gardens in Ooty form a great photogenic landscape. Exploring the tea gardens and factories is the best activity you can do in Ooty. You can stay in these tea estates and go on a tea-tasting tour and walk in the tea plantations. The top tea estates you can visit in Ooty are given below.

  • Ooty Tea Factory & Museum
  • Coonoor Tea Estate
  • Lamb’s Rock
  • Ketti Valley
  • Glenmorgan Tea Estate
  • Nonsuch Tea Estate
  • Glendale Tea Estate
  • Highfield Tea Estate, Coonoor
  • Tea Nest
  • Brown Tree Resorts

Ooty Toy Train

One of the best things to do in Ooty is to enjoy a toy train ride. Nilgiri Mountain Railway ranks among the very famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The toy train runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty for a total of 45.8 km. You can enjoy the spectacular Ooty landscapes from the toy train. The train climbs a steep mountain slope and passes through scenic valleys, Nilgiri forests, grasslands, pastures, and waterfalls on the way. The train crosses several stations, tunnels, numerous curves, bridges, and steep segments.

Viewpoints in Ooty

Ooty offers some of the most spectacular views of the Nilgiri Hills and surrounding forests. You can view the lakes, hills, villages, tea estates, waterfalls, and the entire landscape of Ooty from these viewpoints. 

  • Doddabetta Peak
  • Lamb’s Rock
  • Dolphin’s Nose
  • Ketti valley Viewpoint
  • Needle Rock Viewpoint

Lakes in Ooty

Ooty is the best hill station where you will find many lakes. These lakes are great for boating and romantic strolls on their shores. Sunset is often the best time to do boating and visit these lakes. You will see a beautiful landscape around these lakes and the greenery of the forests and grassy meadows. You can go trekking, fishing, and visiting waterfalls around the lake. 

  • Ooty Lake
  • Avalanche Lake
  • Pykara Lake
  • Emerald Lake
  • Kamaraj Sagar
  • Upper Bhavani Lake
  • Bellikkal Lake

Waterfalls in Ooty

The waterfalls in Ooty are worth visiting for their incredible beauty and wonderful scenic surroundings. These waterfalls are like picnic spots where you can hear birds singing in the trees, and lush green forests teeming with wildlife. You can bring your DSLRs and binoculars to spot some wild animals here and photograph these waterfalls with your camera lens.

  • Kalhatti Falls
  • Halasana Falls
  • Katary Falls
  • Pykara Falls
  • Law’s Falls
  • Kolakambai Falls
  • Catherine Falls
  • Elk Falls

Architecture in Ooty hill station

You will find British colonial architecture in most of the buildings in Ooty. Villas, bungalows, churches, and resorts, have gothic architecture. But you will also find traditional architecture in Ooty. It has a rustic feel and tribal charm.

  • Fernhill Palace
  • Arranmore Palace
  • Government House
  • Nilgiri Library
  • Stone House
  • Toda Huts
  • St. Stephen’s Church
  • Ootacamund Club
  • St. Thomas Church
  • Droog Fort
  • Kandal Cross Shrine

Wildlife in Ooty

Ooty hill station has several national parks where you can spot wildlife species. Because Ooty has Nilgiri forests and many hills and mountains you will find so many animals, birds, reptiles, and woods. Below we have given the top places in Ooty to spot wildlife. 

  • Mudumalai National Park
  • Sanctuary Avalanche
  • Mukurthi National Park
  • Bandipur National Park
  • Nagarhole National Park
  • Silent Valley National Park

Gardens in Ooty

Ooty has many parks and gardens, and these are some of the greenest places in Ooty. You will find many flowers, ferns, roses, and animals in these gardens. Some of the top parks and gardens which you can visit in Ooty are shown below.

  • Sim’s Park
  • Ooty Botanical Gardens
  • Deer Park
  • Ooty Rose Garden
  • Children’s Park
  • Thread Garden
  • Lake Park

Museums in Ooty

The museums in Ooty are the best places to see the historic, tribal culture, natural world, and British colonial exhibits. Some of the top museums that you can visit in Ooty are as follows:

  • Tea Museum and Factory
  • Wax World
  • Government Museum
  • Honey And Bee Museum
  • M & N Chocolate Museum

Ooty Nearby Places

You can make a longer trip plan for Ooty and visit some nearby places. These are spectacular places with incredible natural beauty and landscapes. 

  • Coonoor
  • Kotagiri
  • Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mudumalai National Park
  • Bellikkal
  • Coimbatore

Where to stay in Ooty

Fortunately, you will find a wide range of accommodation options in Ooty. These range from luxury resorts, budget hotels, backpacker camp stays, rustic homestays, and more.

  • Accord Highland Ooty
  • Magic Mist Resort
  • Hotel Lakeview
  • King’s Cliff
  • Hotel Nahar Nilgiris

How to reach Ooty

Ooty is a very well-connected hill station. You can reach Ooty by roadways, flight, and also by train.

  • Flight: Coimbatore (88 km) is the nearest airport to Ooty. You can catch a bus or car to reach Ooty from Coimbatore.
  • Railways: Coimbatore is the nearest railway station to Ooty. You can also reach Ooty by the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Ooty Toy Train) from Mettupalayam station.
  • Roadways: You can reach Ooty by bus/ car from Bangalore, Madurai, Coimbatore, and Chennai.

Weather in Ooty

You should visit Ooty during the summer months between March to June. It is advisable to visit Ooty during monsoon. You can visit Ooty during the winter season, but you will have to face chilly cold weather.

Food in Ooty

You can eat many kinds of food in Ooty from multiple cuisines. You can have Chinese, South Indian, North Indian, Continental, Italian, and Tibetan food in Ooty. We have listed some top restaurants in Ooty.

  • Momo House
  • Garden Restaurant
  • Ooty Coffee House
  • Kingstar Confectionary
  • Curry and Rice
  • Shinkows
  • Quality Restaurant

Where can I shop in Ooty

You will find many shopping places in Ooty. Here you will have a beautiful shopping experience. There are some essential things you should buy in Ooty. 

  • Nilgiri tea packets from Doddabetta Tea Factory
  • Home-made chocolates from Botanical Garden Road
  • Aromatic spices from Charring Cross
  • Woolen clothes from Tibetan Market
  • Handicraft items from Municipal Street
  • Books from Higginbotham’s Bookstore
  • Aromatic oils from Commercial Road

Conclusion

Ooty hill station is one of the best hill stations for families, friends, and honeymoon couples. The viewpoints in Ooty offer you magnificent scenic views and the lakes offer boating and romantic walks. You can go on a wildlife safari, trekking, sightseeing, and tea-tasting tour in Ooty. With such magnificent natural beauty and British architecture, you will surely love a trip to Ooty.

FAQ

How many days tour plan to make for Ooty?

You can make a tour plan of 3 days to visit Ooty and Coonoor.

Is it safe to go on Doddabetta Peak?

You can climb Doddabetta Peak, but be careful of slippery rocks.

Where can I go for boating in Ooty?

You can do boating in Pykara Lake and Ooty Lake.



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