12 Best Places To Visit In Ooty, Tamil Nadu

Best Places To Visit In Ooty
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Ooty is the queen of hill stations and is also known as Udhagamandalam. It is one of the most popular hill stations in India. The needle industry of Ooty is one of the largest needle industries in the country. The town in Tamil Nadu is most famous for its tea plantations, beautiful mountain ranges, Hand gliding, Trekking, and mountain biking available for adventure enthusiasts. The best time to visit Ooty is between the months of April to June and September to November. There are many things to do in Ooty like visiting temples, trying Ooty chocolates and local food, walk at Nilgiri tea plantation and exploring lakes. Ooty is a must-visit for couples, Photography enthusiasts, nature-loving and adventure-seeking people. Here’s the list of Best Places To Visit In Ooty.




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Ooty Lake     

– One Of The Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Ooty Lake / Best Places To Visit In Ooty
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Ooty Lake also called Ooty Boathouse, is located at No. 2, North Lake Road  Ooty, Tamil Nadu. It is in Nilgiris district and is 1 km from Ooty bus stand. It is a major tourist attraction place in Ooty. The lake is surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus trees and offers boating facilities to tourists. The best time to visit Ooty Lake is during May. Lake is open for tourists on all days of the week and you can visit the lake anytime from 9 AM to 6 PM. The entry fee for Ooty Lake is INR 10 per person and if you are carrying a still camera you need to pay INR 30 and if you want to carry a video camera you need to pay INR 125. Places to visit near Ooty Lake are thread garden, Halasana waterfalls, and rose garden.

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Ooty Rose Garden

– One Of The Beautiful Places To Visit In Ooty

Ooty Rose Garden / Beautiful Places To Visit In Ooty
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The pride of Ooty lies in the Rose Garden that is located in Horticulture House, Elk Hill Rd, Bombay Castel, Ooty. There are about 20,000 roses and 2,800 plants making it one of India’s largest collections of roses. It includes locals, non-local and hybrid varieties of roses. The Garden is easily accessible by road from any part of Ooty. The best time to visit the beautiful garden is between March to June. The entry fee for the rose garden is INR 20 per person, for a still camera yo need to pay INR 30 and if you are carrying a video camera you need to pay INR 75. You can visit the rose garden on all days of the week from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. There are many restaurants near the rose garden where you can enjoy local food. Nearby places to visit are Elk Hill Murugan Temple, The Main Bazaar, Thunder World, and Upper Bhavani Lake. Ooty Rose Garden is one of Ooty’s most beautiful places to visit.

Deer Park

– One Of The Famous Places To Visit In Ooty

Deer Park Ooty / Famous Places To Visit In Ooty
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Deer Park is one of the famous places to visit in Ooty for wildlife enthusiasts. There are different varieties of deers found in parks such as Chital Deer and Sambhal Deer. The park is also home to a large number of wild animals such as rabbits, hares, and birds. It is located near Ooty lake and you can visit Deer Park from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. There are a large number of hotels, resorts, and restaurants located nearby. The park is well maintained and the animals are well taken care of. The flowers and trees inside the park add beauty to the surroundings and there are a lot of places to hang out nearby the park. It will take around 2 hours to explore the park.

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Tribal Research Center

– One Of The Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Tribal Research Center / Best Places To Visit In Ooty

The Tribal Museum attracts many visitors at the national and international levels. The main aim of establishing the museum is to preserve the cultural heritage of the Tribals. You will see artifacts like traditional Ornaments, Weapons, Utensils, Basketry, Pottery, and Tribal Model huts in the museum. It consists of a well-stocked library containing hundreds of books on tribals. The entry fee for adults is INR 5 and for foreigners is INR 100 and children below 16 years have free entry. The museum opens on all working days Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is 10 km away from Ooty Central Bus Stand and is easily accessible. Emerald Dam and Avalanche have located nearby the Tribal Museum.

Ooty Toy Train

– One Of The Best Things To Do In Ooty

Ooty Toy Train / Best Things To Do In Ooty
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Toy Train in Ooty is also known as Nilgiri Mountain Railway, is one of the key attractions of the popular hill station Ooty. There is a classification between the first class, second sitting, and an unreserved category. The first-class seats are limited to just 16 with the entry fee of INR 205 and are hard to get, and the others are expanded to 160 seats and the entry fee for the second sitting is INR 30 and for the unreserved category, it is INR 15. The total amount of time required to travel in the toy train is 5-6 hours. You can easily hire a taxi, tourist cab, or auto-rickshaw from almost anywhere in the city to reach the toy train. If you are planning to visit the toy train in peak season between April to June, Diwali and Christmas make sure to book your ride in advance.

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Emerald Lake

– One Of The Famous Places To Visit In Ooty

Emerald Lake / Famous Places To Visit In Ooty
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Emerald Lake is located in Emerald Village that is around 20-22 kilometers from the main city of Ooty. It is the ideal spot in Ooty for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Tourists can also indulge in trekking, mountain biking, and fishing. Emerald Lake is a popular picnic spot for the locals as it is away from the city crowd. Tourists can buy tea-leaves from the tea-shops nearby as Nilgiri tea is famous for its strong flavor and there is an assurance of quality, quantity, and authenticity. You can reach the emerald lake by car/cab which will take around 40 minutes. The total amount of time required to explore the lake is 1-2 hours. The best time to visit the Emerald Lake is during the summer months from April-June and winters from September-November. Places to visit near the emerald lake are Avalanche Lake, Pykara Lake, and Thunder World.

St Stephen’s Church

– One Of The Best Places To Visit In Ooty

St Stephens Church / Best Places To Visit In Ooty
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St Stephen’s Church is located Near Collectors Office Club Road Ooty, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris district and known as the best colonial structures that exist in the country. The church is visited by lots of tourists every year and it is the main tourist attraction in Ooty. It is famous because of its great religious importance and value. There are sufficient restaurants, hotels, and resorts located nearby. The best time to visit the  St Stephen’s Church is at the time of Christmas in December. The place is just 2 kilometers away from the heart of the city. The visiting hours of the church are from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and on Sundays, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Davis Park, Adams Fountain, Holy Trinity Church, and Sacred Heart Church are located nearby St Stephen’s Church.

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Kamaraj Sagar Dam

– One Of The Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Kamaraj Sagar Dam / Best Places To Visit In ooty

Kamaraj Sagar Dam is also known as Sandynalla Reservoir. The place has emerged as one of the favorite picnic and film shooting spots. It is located at a distance of 10 km from the Ooty Bus Stand, 7 km from Kavaratti, and 29 km from Coonoor. The place is good to visit during the winter season. Fishing and studying nature and the environment are the various activities tourist could enjoy at the dam. It has emerged as a favorite visit for nature enthusiasts. It is home to a variety of animals like the barking deer, Indian bison, monkey, boar, etc. Places to visit near the Kamaraj Sagar Dam are St Teresa Church, Kalhatti Lake, and Latchu Boss Lake. This place is a must-visit for all tourists on vacation in Ooty.

Kalhatty Waterfalls

– One Of The Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Kalhatty Waterfalls / Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Kalhatty Waterfalls is located in Sigur Ghat Road Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. It is located at a distance of 13 km from Ooty and you can reach waterfalls after a two-mile trek from the Kalahatti Village. It is open on all weekdays Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. The place is an ideal sitting for bird watching and there are many wild species like the black panther, wild buffaloes, bison, and wild dogs. The best time to visit the falls will be during the months of September and November. It is considered to be an ideal destination for trekking and other adventure activities. You can explore Kalhatty Waterfalls in just 2-3 hours. The height of the waterfall is around 45 meters. The places to visit near Kalhatty Waterfalls are St Stephen’s Church, Kamraj Sagar Lake, and a Hindu Temple.

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Botanical Garden

– One Of The Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Botanical Garden Ooty / Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Botanical Garden is located in Vannarapettai Ooty, Tamil Nadu. The gardens are divided into six sections namely Lower Garden, New Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory, Fountain Terrace, Nurseries and it cover an area of around 55 hectares. It is maintained by the Horticultural Department of Tamil Nadu. The main attraction in the Botanical Gardens is the Fossil Tree Trunk which is twenty million years old and the Toda Hill. If you are planning to visit Ooty in the summers then must visit the flower Show held as apart of the summer festival. The entry fee for a botanical garden is INR 30 per person for adults and INR 15 per person for children and if you are carrying a still camera you need to pay INR 50, for the video camera you need to pay INR 100. There are around 650 species and a collection of Cork Trees, Paperbark Trees and Monkey Puzzle Trees, and many more.

Dolphin’s Nose

– One Of The Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Dolphins Nose / Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Dolphin’s Nose is a wonderful spot where one can enjoy the natural beauty. Things tourists can enjoy in dolphin’s nose are horse riding, boating, picnic, and photography. It’s a romantic gem in the Queen of Hill Stations “Ooty”. The entry fee is INR 15 per person and for a still camera, visitors need to pay INR 20, for video cameras they need to pay INR 50. It is open all days of the week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and is located at a distance of just 12 km from Coonoor. It would take around an hour to complete the visit. The route to the Dolphin’s Nose is all covered up by Lush Green-Colored Tea Estates.




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Stone House

– One Of The Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Stone House Ooty / Best Places To Visit In Ooty

Stone House was the first building to be constructed on the lands of Ooty it is also known as the English House. Now it has become one of the greatest tourist spots in all of Ooty. Tourists can visit the place between 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and there is no entry fee. Stone House’s distance from Ooty City Center is just 2.7 km. The best time to enjoy the place is during the winter season between November and January. Places to visit near the Stone House are Catherine Waterfalls, the Government Rose Garden, and the Government Museum. There are a number of restaurants near the place that serves a wide selection of cuisines and are pocket-friendly.

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