Western Catchment, Ooty

Western Catchment - A Quick Overview


Address: The Nilgiris district, Ooty Tamil Nadu, India

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About Western Catchment, Ooty

The Western Catchment area is located 20 kilometres from Ooty and is yet another of the city’s popular day-trip destinations. The catchment is a picturesque spot and gives you a bird’s-eye view of the Avalanche lake and is known for common-sightings of animals like Nilgiri tahr, Sambar and Mongoose.

A small hike through the area is perfect to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city life and simply see a part of the city’s natural reserves at its best.

The sunsets here, are just as charming. 

Western Catchment Information

  • The Western Catchment area is protected by the Forest Department, and tourists are not allowed in without permission
  • Carry bottled water and food.
  • Wear sturdy shoes

How To reach Western Catchment by Public Transport

  • By tourist Cabs
  • By renting a Car/Bike.

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