Ooty best – sightseeing Attractions
9 Must visit tourist places in Ooty, Choosing the 10 best attractions in Ooty was no easy task; this is a city bursting to the seams with impressive things to see and do. Almost everyone know the city name, The Nilgiris – Queen of Hills, and this makes our list alongside the nearby Doddabetta and Western catchment ooty – both of which offer breathtaking views across the iconic Ooty skyline. shopping hubs in their own right, represent the incredible ethnic diversity of Ooty. For kids we’ve got you covered Museum, theem park too; Discover all of these, and more, in our list of the Top 10 Best Attractions in Ooty!See places photos, check the sightseeing spots are worth to spend time, know how much time required to spend in each tourist place. Entrance fees, Ride fees, Camera fees of each tourist place in Ooty. You need almost 5 days to see all the Ooty tourist places with no hurry, you can even extend to 6 to 7 days to have a leisure trip, Ooty tourist places are split into four directions, Coonoor, Pykara & Mudumalai, Avalanche, and Kodanadu.
Kunda – Ooty Tourist spot
Forest 6 Tips
Timing: Mon-Sat: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sun: No Permission
Fees: No Fees
Camera Fees: No Fees
Things to do: Watching Views, Knowing Hydro Power plant Process details
Places nearby: Manjoor (5km), Sims Park (46km), Ooty lake (29km)
Entry fees last updated on 11/29/2016
The name first the “Kundad” the first thing that come into mind is about Hydro electric power scheme. It is located in the Nilgiris. The major source of water for the Kundah hydro-electric project is from Avalanche and Emerald dams long with Upper bhavani. There are six power houses of kundah hydro electric power station and they are situated in different areas. The tourist come and visit this place. We need to get prior permission to enter inside this power station.
Timing: Mon-Fri :9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat – Sun :9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Camera Fees :No Fees
Things to do: Boating, Water falls view point
Boating Fees : Speed Boat: Rs 785, Motor Boat(8 Seater): Rs 750
Water falls Fees : Rs 5 per person
Places near by:Mudumalai(29km), 6thMile(12km), 9thMile(9 km), Bison valley (10km)
Entry fees last updated on 11/17/2015
Pykara Falls and Pykara Lake
Pykara is the name of a village and river located 19 km from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. A boat house on the Pykara reservoir is an added attraction for tourists. Pykara boats of well protected fenced shoals. There is a restaurant and motor boats(20 minutes ride) and speed boats(10 minutes ride) are available. Pykara waterfalls flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glen Morgan dams. There is a forest rest house in Pykara and also the scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary
Van Safari – Morning: 06.30 AM to 09.00 AM, Evening: 03.30 PM to 06.00 PM,
Elephant Safari – Morning: 07.00 AM to 08.30 AM,Evening: 03.30 PM to 05.00 PMEntrance Fees : No FeesCamera Fees : Still camera Rs 50/- , Video Rs 250Things to do : Forest Safari Ride, Animal Spotting, Bird WatchingOther Fees : Van Safari: Rs.45 per person, for half an hour round trip, Maximum 25 people per Van Elephant Safari:Rs.100 per person, Maximum 4 people per elephant. private jeep safari ride depends on bargainingEntry fees last updated on 11/17/2016Tourist Places near by : Pine Forest (36km), Pykara(34km), 6th Mile(30km), 9th Mile(35km)Scenic spots :Chief Minister’s Watchtower, the view point at Kargudi, the Ombetta Lake and the Safari Van rides on Sand Road, Circular Road, Manradiar Road
Moyar River:Running through the dense forest is a good place to see animals when they come to drink water from the river
Elephant Safari and Van Safari : Conducted by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, depart from park headquarters at TheppakaduThe Elephant Feeding Camp :Where you can interact with elephants and see how they are fed. The captive elephants in the sanctuary are no longer used for timber extraction work, since these areas are managed exclusively as protected areas. The elephants are engaged mainly forEco-tourism, patrolling for anti poaching operations, to control Man-Elephant conflict outside the sanctuary or other areas and as a conservation and training centre for elephants which can be visited by public.Museum :Near the Elephant feeding camp is where some animals who once lived in the Mudumalai Jungle are preservedMudumalai Tiger Reserve : Mudumalai National Park also a declared Tiger Reserve is the first wildlife sanctuary in southern India. It was established in the year 1940 and it covers about 60 kilometers. Now the area is extended upto 321 kilometers. Gray langur and the bonnet macaque are both living in the park. But you can also see fauna such as tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, dholes, sloth bears, Asian elephants, and Golden Jackals. It is also home to different species of birds.Crested hawk-eagle, the crested serpent eagle, the Malabar Trojan, and the Malabar grey hornbill are some of them. The Moyar River and Nilgiri River flow through the reserve.The sanctuary received its name from the word ‘Mudumalai’ which means ‘situated on the first hill’. It is sorrounded by the tropical evergreen forest, shrub and swamp, moist teak forest, moist mixed deciduous, dry teak forest and secondary grassland. It is one of the main tourist destination spot.
Mudumalai is organized with well-planned paths and is best explored by jeep or open vans.Several trails skirt waterholes where exciting animal activity can be watched.
Season : Climate is generally equable throughout the year. It is cooler between November and February and warm between March and May.Temperature ranges from 15oC-35oC
Best time to Visit : It is February to May and September to October. The clear days from late January to early April are rewarding for wildlife enthusiasts.
Entry fee :
No private vehicle is allowed inside the Sanctuary
Timing: Mon-Fri :9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat – Sun :9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Entrance Fees :Rs 6 per Person (Adults), No Fees (Childrenbelow5)
Camera Fees :Still camera Rs 10/- , Video Rs 50
Things to do: Ooty Ariel Views, Watching Clear Views through Telescope
Places near by: Tea Museum (4km), Botanical Garden (7.5km), Rose Garden (8.1km), Ooty Lake (11km), Thunder World (10.3km)Entry fees last updated on 11/17/2016
The distance from Ooty bus stand is 10km. Try to go in early morning so you can visit other places in the afternoon, Awesome view. The highest in south India. You can enjoy some carrots, corn cob, some mangoes and some peanuts and chill fresh air
Abounding 360 degrees of beauty.
Ooty City on one side.
Kotagiri on the other side (far away).
You can spend an hour easily in the surroundings.
The atmosphere is simply beautiful and refreshing.
You get to see Gods own Art as Clouds array themselves in formations and the Sunrays peek into valley thru clouds.
you get a 360 degrees Horizon of peaks & valleys below you.
You observe that the Nilgiris are truly Blue Mountains.
Be prepared for a short climb to reach the place from the car park. You have to climb several well placed and long steps. The path goes down in the centre with climb at both ends therefore you have to go thru it while going as well as comming.
Observation Tower needs eternal patience to enter thru huge que. the place is reeling with crowds. Peace can only be felt when you focus on the valleys below. If you are lucky you will get to sit somewhere.
Capurchino from cafe-coffee-day is very comforting and welcome.
You can snap photographs and panaromas to kingdome come.