Incredible Places to Visit in Ooty

Places to Visit in Ooty : Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations of South India, which needs no introduction. Located on the Nilgiri hills, it has always been and continues to be a popular tourist attraction for people from all over India, and especially South India. With a cool and serene climate even during summers, it’s the most comfortable and relaxing place you can ever hope to be in. Among the many places to visit in Ooty, a common factor will be – the great views of the Western Ghats, lakes, forests, green landscapes, and tea gardens that will make you wanting for more. It was once regarded as a popular summer getaway for the British, and it continues to be the same for Indians even to this day.  The Ooty Rose garden which houses the largest collection of roses in the country is one of the main attractions. Click Map of Tourist Places in Ooty to see all tourist places on map. We have mentioned below some popular points of interest or places to visit in Ooty in 2-3 days:

Places to Visit in Ooty

  • Ooty to Coonoor Toy Train: Getting to Ooty can be an exciting experience, if you are a nature lover. If you choose to travel via the famous Nilgiri Toy Train, you can take in the stunning views of the Western Ghats as you slowly climb the mountains. The journey by the toy train, as it is called, can itself be an experience that won’t be soon forgotten.
  • Ooty Lake: The Ooty lake is in the top list of Places to visit in Ooty that just cannot be missed on your trip to this heaven on Earth. Covering an area of 65 acres and surrounded by Eucalyptus trees, the main attraction is the boathouse that offers boating facilities for tourists. The lake has a nominal entry fee/price of Rs. 10 with boating and camera charges extra.
  • Botanical Garden: Ooty Botanical garden houses a variety of species of plants and flowers that constitute its beautiful landscape. It also contains a fossilized tree trunk that is more than 20 million years old. The entry fee here is Rs. 15 for kids and Rs. 30 for adults with camera charges extra.
  • Doddabetta Peak: It is the highest peak in Nilgiris and is 9 km from town. It houses the telescope house from where the Western Ghats can be viewed in all its glory.
  • Pykara Lake: Located 19 kms from Ooty, Pykara falls and lake are one of the most famous locations surrounding Ooty. The boathouse and restaurant located here are additional places of interest here. 
  • Ooty Rose Garden: The rose garden houses the largest collection of roses in the country. An estimated 20000 varieties, including exotic ones that are black and green, and miniature roses are found here. The entry fee is Rs 20/- per person. 
  • Sim’s Park: A beautiful botanical garden, Sims Park houses many rare species of plants and flowers that are not indigenous to Ooty and have been brought from all over the world. It is located in Coonoor, about 20 km from Ooty
  • Dolphin’s Nose: Dolphin’s Nose is situated at Coonoor, famous for the scenic beauty. It is around 3 km from Sim’s Park and can be combined with the visit. If the visibility is good, you can see St Catherine falls from far.

 

Packages for Ooty

 

Ooty tour packages are organised by Groowynd Holidays with unmatched services. Our packages include Pick Up/drop from your place of arrival or home, entire sightseeing, accommodation for 2 or 3 Days, tour co-ordination by our executive throughout the trip. Pick up is arranged from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut etc. You may also check the below links for packages for Ooty along with other famous South Indian tourist destinations:

 

You may also write to us at info@groowynd.com for customized packages for Ooty covering these places to visit in Ooty.

 

Tourist Places near Ooty

 

If you have some more days to spare on your holiday to South India, there are some great places to visit near Ooty, Mentioned below are a list of few tourist places near Ooty that can be covered in 5-8 days along with Ooty (You may click on the destination name to know more about the place).

  • Wayanad – An Unexplored Hill Station: The distance from Ooty to Wayanad by road is 110 km, which can be covered in 3 hours. Being a hill station, there are no trains from Ooty to Wayanad, but one can always travel by road. If you are planning to take a bus, there are Kerala State operated transport buses, though not many have scheduled timings. These buses ply from Ooty to Sulthan Bathery, which go further to other destinations. Most tourist places in Wayanad can be covered in 3 days. It is a destination that can be covered along with Ooty in 5 Days.
  • Masinagudi – The Hidden Treasure: The distance by road from Ooty to Masinagudi is just about 30 km, but it takes close to 1 hour, due to the rough road conditions. Ooty along with Masinagudi can be covered in 3-4 days comfortably.
  • Mudumalai National Park: The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is at a distance of 42 km by road (via Theppakadu) from Ooty. If you are planning a visit to this wildlife sanctuary set amidst the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, Mudumalai along with Ooty can be covered in 3 days time. For those interested for a days’ excursion from Ooty,  a Mudumalai National Park Safari day trip can be arranged for the guests.
  • Mysore – The Palace City: One of South India’s most enchanting city and the cultural capital of Karnataka, the distance by road from Ooty to Mysore is 126 km, that is covered in 4 hours. There are no trains available from Ooty to Mysore, however one can commute by buses. Ooty to Mysore route is via Bandipur – Gundlupete – Nanjangud. For those interested in planning to visit Mysore along with Ooty, the tourist places in Mysore can be covered in 2 to 3 days.
  • Bandipur Tiger Reserve: The Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve is located in the Mysore district of Karnataka. It was declared as a Tiger Reserve in the year 1974 under Project Tiger. The distance between Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai National Park is approx. 10 km. One can cover both these parks on day trip from Ooty, if you were to start early morning. An alternate option would be have a night stay at Masinagudi or Bandipur. Buses from Bandipur to Ooty are available only during the day, as entry through the forest will be closed after 9 pm. If you are planning to travel Ooty to Bandipur  by car, the journey is approx. 1 hour 4o mins.
  • Coorg – Coffee Plantation Hill Station: Ooty and Coorg will be a great combination, if you are looking for two hill stations with varied experiences. These are probably the two most sought after neighboring hill stations of South India. Connectivity by train or bus from Ooty to Coorg is not available at present, however one can travel by road. The distance from Ooty to Coorg is 224 km via Gundlupete. Coorg, Ooty and Wayanad would be a great mix of three states .. and three unique hill stations.
  • Kodaikanal – Perfect Combo for Ooty: Whenever there has been a talk of Ooty, Kodaikanal surely gets mentioned. The geographical proximity is one of the key factors that Kodaikanal is included with Ooty is any South India hill station tour package. Kodaikanal, a misty hill station located towards the northwest of Madurai and is more relaxed, thus making it a popular romantic hill station for the couples. 

How to Reach Incredible Places to Visit in Ooty

  • ROAD
  • RAIL
  • AIR

Bangalore to Ooty Route:Bangalore-Mandya-Mysore-Nanjangud-Gundlupete-Ooty. Bangalore to Ooty distance is 278 km, covered in 6 h.

Mysore to Ooty Route:Mysore-Nanjangud-Gundlupete-Ooty. Mysore to Ooty distance is 126 km, covered in 3 h.

Coimbatore to Ooty Route:Coimbatore-Mettupalayam-Ooty. Coimbatore to Ooty distance is 88 km, covered in 3 h.

Calicut to Ooty Route:Calicut-Nilambur-Gudalur-Ooty. Calicut to Ooty distance is 157 km, covered in 4 h 45 min.

Distances as per google

Nearest Major Railway Station to Ooty is Coimbatore Station. Coimbatore Railway Station to Ooty distance is 90 km, covered in 3 h.

Nearest airport to Ooty is at Coimbatore, at 96 km covered in 3 h. Bangalore Airport to Ooty is 313 km, covered in 7 h. It is presently known as Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR).

Best Time to Visit Ooty

Ooty Flower show is among one of the many reasons that people plan to visit Ooty. Best time to visit the Ooty Rose Garden for the flower show is between April - May. Other than that Ooty can be visited anytime during the year except June - July, which is monsoon period.

Distance to Incredible Places to Visit in Ooty

From Place Distance (in Km)
Coimbatore 88 km
Bangalore 278 km
Mysore 126 km
Calicut 157 km

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