The beautiful hill station, Ooty serves as the capital of Nilgiri district and is one of the most popular tourist places not just in Tamil Nadu but also in India.
Ooty is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty, with lush tea gardens, stunning waterfalls, splendid hills, crystal-clear brooks, mysterious forests and magnificent valleys. Besides the numerous places to visit, the pleasant weather and fresh air continue to attract tourists all around the year.
In addition to the mesmerizing landscape and scenic views, Ooty has so much to offer with places like Nilgiri Mountain Railway, St Stephen Church, Fernhill’s Royale palace / ooty palaces, Ooty Race Course, The Nilgiris Library, Pony needle Factory.
Kamaraj Sagar Lake
Those who enjoy calm and tranquillity will definitely find the ambience of this extremely popular place very soothing. Located far away from the din of the city, the immaculate Kamaraj Sagar Lake is truly worth a visit.
Enchanting scenic beauty comes with a scent of adventure at this famous Ooty tourist place. Sitting elegantly near Kotagiri, the route to this majestic waterfall serves as an exciting trail for those who enjoy trekking. Catherine Falls is an amazing place to visit in Ooty that is blessed with immense beauty but at the same time is serene.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
For an exhilarating experience of Ooty sightseeing, a joy ride on the historic steam engine train of Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a must. The train’s winding journey through the picturesque topography of Ooty is bound to be a never-to-be-missed experience.
Nothing can beat the picture-perfect reflection of the clear blue sky on the sparkling waters of the famous Ooty Lake. An extremely popular tourist haunt, the lake also offers an exciting boating experience to visitors.
This temple dedicated to Lord Muruga is an architectural masterpiece and the perfect spot to enjoy a panoramic view of the region. Standing tall around 20km from the hustle and bustle of the city, this famous temple provides a solemn setting to reconnect with your spiritual self.
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Topping the Ooty sightseeing itinerary of every tourist, these gardens boast of a rich bio-diversity, with a wide variety of birds, flowers and trees, with some of the trees dating back to several decades. The elaborate flowers show hosted by the horticulture department during summer is a popular attraction.
Though this extraordinarily beautiful hill station attracts tourists throughout the year, the best time to visit Ooty is from March to early June. There are many popular Ooty resorts, hotels, lodges and homestays that offer great service to make your stay comfortable.