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  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway

    Nilgiri Mountain Railway

    The Nilgiri Mountain Railway built by the British in 1908 is a World Heritage Site. It’s a 46-kilometre beautiful toy train journey that starts from Mettupalayam and goes through tunnels, curves, bridges and beautiful scenery to reach Ooty in five hours. From 300 feet to 7200 feet, the Ooty toy ...

    Landmark
  • Ooty Lake

    Ooty Lake

    Ooty Lake is a popular destination for picnicking, paddle boating and enjoying Ooty leisurely. Built in 1825, it is a 2.5-kilometre long lake meandering through the scenic beauty of the Nilgiris. ...

    Lake and Waterfall
  • Botanical Garden

    Botanical Garden

    Ooty Botanical Garden, spread over a huge area of 22 hectares and with more than 650 species of flowers and trees, is a horticulturist’s delight. The highlight of the garden is a fossil tree that is believed to be 20 million years old. Another attraction here is the Toda tribe ...

    Park and Garden For Kids
  • Discover Hills of Ooty, Kodaikanal & Munnar

    Discover Hills of Ooty, Kodaikanal & Munnar

    Every Indian needs to visit the majestic beauty of South India at least once in a lifetime. The tea plantations of Munnar, the hilly delights of Ooty, the woods of Kodaikanal and the versatility of Cochin make for an all-round travel experience. Enjoy stay at comfortable hotels with sumptuous breakfasts ...

    7 Days|6 Nights Rs. 31,999
  • Hills of Ooty,Kodaikanal & Munnar(Honeymoon Special)

    Hills of Ooty,Kodaikanal & Munnar(Honeymoon Special)

    Every Indian needs to visit the majestic beauty of South India at least once in a lifetime. The tea plantations of Munnar, the hilly delights of Ooty, the woods of Kodaikanal and the versatility of Cochin make for an all-round travel experience. Enjoy stay at comfortable hotels with sumptuous breakfasts ...

    7 Days|6 Nights Rs. 26,999
  • Hills of Ooty, Kodaikanal & Munnar(Land Only)

    Hills of Ooty, Kodaikanal & Munnar(Land Only)

    Every Indian needs to visit the majestic beauty of South India at least once in a lifetime. The tea plantations of Munnar, the hilly delights of Ooty, the woods of Kodaikanal and the versatility of Cochin make for an all-round travel experience. Enjoy stay at comfortable hotels with sumptuous breakfasts ...

    7 Days|6 Nights Rs. 21,999
  • Stone House

    Stone House

    A must-visit for history buffs, Stone House is the first bungalow of Ooty built by John Sullivan in 1822. Today, it is the Government Arts College of Ooty and displays amazing architecture and some great relics. ...

    Monument Museum
  • Fernhill Palace

    Fernhill Palace

    Fernhill Palace, built in 1844 was the summer bungalow of the Maharaja of Mysore. The grandeur of the palace transports you to the bygone colonial era. ...

    Monument
  • St. Stephen’s Church

    St. Stephen’s Church

    St. Stephen’s Church, built in 1829, is the oldest church in this region. The stained glass windows are a visual delight. The large wooden beams used to construct the church were carried by elephants from a distance of 120 kilometres from Tipu Sultan’s Palace in Mysore. ...

    Religious
  • Doddabetta Peak

    Doddabetta Peak

    Doddabetta Peak at an altitude of 8,606 feet is the highest point of South India. Located 10 kilometres from Ooty, this peak is a huge crowd puller. The view of Nilgiris from here is breathtaking. Look through the telescope atop the mountain for more spectacular panoramic vistas. ...

    Places to see around
  • Pykara Waterfall

    Pykara Waterfall

    Pykara Waterfall situated 20 kilometres from Ooty, is a great picnic spot with a lake, pine trees and of course, the waterfall. Pykara is sure to inspire the photographer in you. Adventure lovers will enjoy speedboat rides available at the lake, while honeymooners may like to take long walks amidst ...

    Lake and Waterfall Places to see around
  • Elk Hill Murugan Temple

    Elk Hill Murugan Temple

    Ooty like every other city in Tamil Nadu, is home to some magnificent temple architecture. Elk Hill Murugan Temple situated on Elk Hill is set amidst picturesque settings. This is a temple dedicated to Lord Murgan, the revered warrior god.

    Thaipusam is a famous religious festival ...

    Religious
  • Government Museum

    Government Museum

    If you are looking to have some fun while you learn, then take your kids to the Government Museum. Located on Mysore Road, it is a storehouse of interesting relics of tribal art and culture. It offers a great way to learn about the history of ancient India. ...

    For Kids Museum
  • Tea Museum

    Tea Museum

    A must-visit for all tea lovers, Tea Museum, located adjacent to the Dodabetta Tea Factory in Ooty is a sprawling 1-acre area surrounded by tea plantations amidst the magnificent Nilgiri Mountains.

    Learn all about the evolution of tea at the museum where you will find three broad sections ...

    Museum
  • Sim's Park

    Sim's Park

    A beautiful botanical garden located in Coonoor in the Nilgiris district, Sim’s Park is a popular tourist attraction. Developed in 1874 by JD Sims and Major Murray, Sim’s Park is home to a variety of unusual species of plants, which have been brought here from different parts of the world. ...

    Park and Garden
  • Dolphin’s Nose

    Dolphin’s Nose

    Dolphin’s Nose is a viewpoint situated more than 1,000 feet above sea level. It is a popular tourist spot located in Coonoor and offers breathtaking views, especially of the magnificent Catherine Falls.

    Dolphin’s Nose is a unique rock formation and its peak resembles a dolphin’s nose from where ...

    Landmark
  • Lamb's Rock

    Lamb's Rock

    A popular tourist spot located about 8 kilometers form Coonoor, Lamb’s Rock offers spectacular views of the lush forest, Nilgiri hills and coffee and tea estates. Lamb’s Rock also makes for an excellent picnic spot and it is situated on the way to Dolphin’s Nose. ...

    Park and Garden Landmark
  • MRC Golf Club

    MRC Golf Club

    The Ooty Golf Club is situated at an altitude of 7,200 metres and extends over 195 acres of a sprawling green land. The property is maintained by the Gymkhana Club and is a must-visit for golf enthusiasts. The golf course is dotted with a variety of beautiful trees including rhododendron, ...

    Park and Garden
  • Rose Garden

    Rose Garden

    The Government Rose Garden located in the heart of Ooty is one of the largest rose gardens in India and also a popular tourist attraction. The beautiful garden is spread across 10 acres of land and houses some of the largest collections of roses in the country including miniature roses, ...

    Park and Garden
  • Pine Forest

    Pine Forest

    A famous tourist spot, Pine Forest is situated between Ooty and Thalakunda, and has been featured in a number of popular Hindi movies.

    The towering pine trees are arranged in a small downhill area and the forest makes for a delightful scenic view and offers an atmosphere of ...

    Park and Garden
  • 6th Mile

    6th Mile

    6th Mile, as the name suggests, is located 6 miles from the Ooty city centre and falls on the way to Pykara. Also known as Shooting Spot, 6th Mile offers scenic views replete with thick green forests and has been featured in many Indian movies. ...

    Park and Garden
  • Kamaraj Sagar Lake

    Kamaraj Sagar Lake

    Kamaraj Sagar Lake is a dam located about 10 kilometers from the Ooty town centre. A popular picnic spot, the dam offers scenic views and is surrounded by lush green forests. The lake as well as the surrounding areas have featured in a number of films. It is also a ...

    Lake and Waterfall
  • Catherine Waterfalls

    Catherine Waterfalls

    Dropping from a height of about 250 feet, the stunning Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located in Coonoor near the hill-station of Ooty. The drive up to the falls is breathtaking and filled with scenic views. Catherine Waterfalls can also be seen from top of Dolphin’s Nose. ...

    Lake and Waterfall
  • Summer Festival

    Summer Festival

    Spearheaded by the tourism department, every year in the month of May, an annual summer festival is organised to boost tourism in Ooty. Many cultural programmes, flower show (which is the main attraction), boat races are held which draws a lot of people from different parts of the country. ...

    Cultural
  • Tea and Tourism Festival

    Tea and Tourism Festival

    Promoted by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department and Ministry of Tourism, every year in the month of January, an annual Tea & Tourism festival is organised where Ooty’s home grown tea varieties are displayed. Samples are also packed for sale and one can taste different flavours here. ...

    Cultural