Best Things To Do in Ooty, India

A quaint and calm hill station perfect for an ideal vacation, that’s beautiful Ooty for you! Already a crowd’s favourite, Ooty is one such place should be on your must visit list. The scenic hill station has many must see attractions which will make your trip, worth remembering! Before getting into actual planning, go through this list of some must see attractions in Ooty.

Enjoy the stunning view of Nilgiri mountains by taking a ride in the iconic Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Sit back, relax and spend some quality time at the famous Pykara Lake. Click some great pictures at the well maintained Government Botanical Gardens. Other major attractions in Ooty include Avalanche Lake, Upper Bhavani Lake And View Point, Government Rose Garden, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Medu, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, Thunder World and Needle Rock View Point.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Ooty, India

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  1. Nilgiri Mountain Railway

    # 1 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 5655 times in trip plans
    Nilgiri Mountain Railway

    Tags: Leisure, Train Ride

    Address: Tamil Nadu, India

    Timings: 07:15 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The rail line between Mettupalaiyam to the Nilgiri Hills was completed and opened for traffic in June 1899. The line was extended to Ooty from Coonoor in 1908. The Nilgiri Passenger train covers a dis...Read more

  2. Pykara Lake

    # 2 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 6643 times in trip plans
    Pykara Lake

    Tags: Water Body, Waterfall, Scenic Drive, Lake

    Address: Near Mukurthi National Park, Ooty, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Nestled in the Nilgiris, situated near the Mukurthi National Park and around 20 kms from Ooty town, the Pykara Lake is a breathtaking site to behold. The drive to the lake is also a beautiful one. The...Read more

  3. Government Botanical Gardens

    # 3 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 8883 times in trip plans
    Government Botanical Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden

    Address: Nilgiris, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The Botanical Garden was laid out in 1847 by the Marquis of Tweedale and is spread over 22 hectares. An extensive collection of flowering trees, beautiful shrubs, colourful lilies, well maintained law...Read more

  4. Avalanche Lake

    # 4 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 2748 times in trip plans
    Avalanche Lake

    Tags: Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Address: via MDR1071, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Situated around 25 kms from Ooty, Avalanche is a mesmerizing valley full of rolling meadows, gentle streams and magnolia flowers everywhere. Named after a landslide that happened in 1823, the valley r...Read more

  5. Upper Bhavani Lake And View Point

    # 5 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 256 times in trip plans
    Upper Bhavani Lake And View Point

    Tags: View Point, Lake

    Address: Upper Bhavani Reservior, Tamil Nadu 643209

    Timings: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    Located around 50 kilometres from Ooty, the Upper Bhavani Lake is one of Ooty’s fine secrets. The blue waters that zigzag calmly through the green mountains, offers one of the best views of the ...Read more

  6. Government Rose Garden

    # 6 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 6448 times in trip plans
    Government Rose Garden

    Tags: Garden, Leisure

    Address: Bombay Kist, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Located near the city centre, the Government Rose garden is spread across 10 acres of stunning landscape covered with roses of all colours. The garden is home to over 3600 varieties of roses including...Read more

  7. Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Medu

    # 7 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 1742 times in trip plans
    Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Medu

    Tags: View Point

    Address: The Nilgiris, Ooty, Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Hwy, Tamil Nadu 643005, India

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located 20 kilometres from the city centre, the Shooting Point is where many Films have been shot and still continue to do so. The picturesque view of the mighty Nilgiris is best seen from this spot a...Read more

  8. Ooty Lake

    # 8 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 7159 times in trip plans
    Ooty Lake

    Tags: View Point, Lake, Boating, Picnic Spot

    Address: North Lake Road, Ooty

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    The Ooty Lake is one of the major tourist attractions in Ooty. Spread across a relatively huge area, the lake is surrounded by thick forests on 3 sides. Activities like boating are carried out at the ...Read more

  9. Emerald Lake

    # 9 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 4658 times in trip plans
    Emerald Lake

    Tags: Leisure, Lake, Picnic Spot

    Address: Emerald village, Nilgiris, Ooty, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Nestled in the Nilgiris and situated around 20 kilometres from Ooty, the Emerald Lake is a beautiful sight to behold. Located near the Avalanche Lake, the Emerald Lake has attracted tourists to itself...Read more

  10. Thunder World

    # 10 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 658 times in trip plans
    Thunder World

    Tags: Museum

    Address: North Lake Rd, Near Bus Stand, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001, India

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:30 pm Details

     Thunder world also called as Dinosaur park in ooty. Thunder world ooty known for its Jurassic Jungle, Haunted house, Vortex ride and many more attractions. Thunder World is loved by kids of...Read more

  11. Needle Rock View Point

    # 11 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 1065 times in trip plans
    Needle Rock View Point

    Tags: View Point

    Address: Gudalur, Ooty Main Road, NH67, Tamil Nadu 643212

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located 40 kilometres from Ooty, the Needle Rock View Point offers a stunning view of the beautiful mountains. The view point is named so for its 360 degree view of the whole terrain and combined with...Read more

  12. Sanctuary Avalanche

    # 12 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 158 times in trip plans
    Sanctuary Avalanche

    Tags: Wildlife Sanctuary

    Address: Avalanche Rd, Fern Hill, Ooty (Ootacamund) (Udhagamandalam), Tamil Nadu 643209

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located around 25 kilometres from Ooty, the Sanctuary is named after the Avalanche that took place here in the year 1823. The beautiful place is loved for its signature Shola trees, beautiful flowers ...Read more

  13. Ketti Valley View

    # 13 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 176 times in trip plans
    Ketti Valley View

    Tags: Valley

    Address: Ketti Valley, Tamil Nadu 643215, India

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Home to the Needle Industries Pvt. India Ltd. that manufactures the Pony Needles, Ketti Valley is located 12 kilometres from Ooty. The beauty of the whole valley is in its simplicity- beautiful field ...Read more

  14. Stone House

    # 14 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 2953 times in trip plans
    Stone House Image

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Architecture

    Address: Stone House Area, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643002

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Built by John Sullivan during the early 1820s, the Stone House is the very first bungalow to be built in Ooty. It is also known as Kal Bangala (Kal means stone in Tamil). It is one of the most importa...Read more

  15. Thread Garden

    # 15 of 131 Things To Do in Ooty | Added 4554 times in trip plans
    Thread Garden

    Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden

    Address: North Lake road, Ooty, Tamil Nadu

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    A splendid display of flowers, plants and lawns. What’s new in that you ask? What is we told you that these breathtaking displays of flowers are artificial and have been made entirely from threa...Read more

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