Western Catchment

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  • Address: The Nilgiris district, Ooty Tamil Nadu, India
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

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 Travel Tips

  • 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 tourist Cabs
  • By renting a Car/Bike.

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  • Western Catchment Address: The Nilgiris district, Ooty Tamil Nadu, India
  • Time required to visit Western Catchment: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 1.38% of people who visit Ooty include Western Catchment in their plan

  • 44.44% of people start their Western Catchment visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Western Catchment

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Western Catchment

People normally club together Honey And Bee Museum and Avalanche Lake while planning their visit to Western Catchment.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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