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Places to visit in Ooty- 2022

Ooty is in Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu. It is the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. Ooty is the most visited destination in India. Ooty is known as the “Queen of hills” because it is the famous and beautiful hill station of India. 

How to reach Ooty

AIR- You can take any flight from major cities across India to reach Coimbatore Airport.

RAILMettupalayam is the nearest railway station to Ooty.

ROADOoty is well connected with major cities like Bangalore and Chennai.

Places to visit in Ooty

Avalanche Lake

Road map: Ooty (21k.m.) > MD Road> Ithalar (5k.m.)>Avalanche Lake

Ooty Lake

Road map: Ooty (2k.m.) > Woodcock Rd, Kathadimattam,>Ooty Lake

Emerald Lake


  • Road map: Ooty (17k.m.) > Emerald Lake
  • Location: Emerald Village, Nilgiri District

Ooty Botanical Gardens

  • Road map: Ooty (2k.m.) > Ooty Botanical Gardens
  • Attraction: A fossil Tree Trunk 20 million years old

Deer Park

  • Road map: Ooty (3k.m.) > Deer Perk, Ooty lake (1k.m.)>Deer Perk 
  • Attraction:  Deer of Sambhar and the Chithal species.

Doddabetta Peak

  • Road map: Ooty (10 k.m.) > Doddabetta Peak
  • Attraction:  Highest peak of Nilgiri, Trekking, telescope house

Pykara waterfall

Road map: Ooty (20k.m.) > Ooty Mysore road> Pykara Lake Boating> Pykara Waterfalls

Kalhatty Waterfalls

Road map: Ooty (13 k.m.) >Ooty-Mysore Road>Kalahatti village>Kalhatty Waterfalls

Kamraj Sagar Dam

  • Road map: Ooty bus stand(10k.m.) > Kamraj Sagar Dam
  • Also known as Sandynallah Reservoir

Mudumalai National Park

Road map: Ooty (50 k.m.)>on the Ooty Mysore route >Mudumalai National Park

Mukurthi National Park

Road map: Ooty bus stand(35k.m.) >Pykara Lake Boating> Mukurthi National Park

Needle View Hillpoint

Road map: Ooty (60 k.m.)>Gudalur(8k.m.) >Needle View Hillpoint

Ooty Rose Garden

Road map: Ooty(3k.m.) >Ooty rose garden

Ooty Toy Train

Road map: Ooty (1 k.m.)>Ooty Toy Train Railway station

Dolphin’s Nose

Road map: Ooty(34k.m.) > Coonoor(14k.m)>Dolphin’s Nose


Road map: Ooty (37k.m.)>Glenmorgan

Tribal Research Center

Road map: Ooty(10k.m.) >Tribal Research Center

Foods, to try in Ooty :

Ooty is one of the most visited traveling places in India. You must try south Indian food like Idly, and Dosa as breakfast. If you are non-vegetarian then try fish dishes. The taste of local coffee makes your day refreshing. Handmade chocolate, Tea, and Bakery are some demanding things there.

Best time to travel to Ooty :

The ideal time to visit Ooty is summer(April-May) and winter (September to November). Because of heavy rainfall monsoon is not so suitable to visit Ooty. The average temperature is 24 degrees Celsius in summer. In winter temperature is n the range of 5-20 degrees celsius.

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