Tourist places around Ooty

The Tea Factory

Several tree gardens and factories are there. On the way, you will get lots of them. They will approach you with free tea taste and offer some tea packets to buy. But be cautious if you don’t have much knowledge about tea, better not to buy from them as the packet tea has not the same taste as they gave you to taste. The spices quality is not so good. They also have a choclate factory, but you may get better choclates from Ooty Market as well.

Boating at Pykara

It’s an awesome experience. Though the rate of boating is a little bit high but still it is worthy. Fresh air, good feeling and good view.

  • Falls at Pykara
  • Historical Dam with Power station at Pykara
  • Hidden Valley
  • Echo Rock
  • Dolphin’s Nose :- The area is near Coonoor, which is 32KM from Ooty. From Coonoor, you need to hire a Jeep/Taxi to visit the local spots.

Fern Hill Garden

Recently developed by Ooty horticulture department. This has a large variety of flowers and florals shaped in different kinds of animals. It’s a large garden with varirty of cactii plants. Good for family and kids to enjoy and relax in the open area.

Ooty Lake

The small lake which gets water from the rain-water from hills. Govn is developing this as a tourist spot by opening boating facilities. But lake water is deteroriating Ooty Lake.

Sims Park

This is in (Coonoor) which is 32km away from Ooty and usually accessible via toy-train. Similar to ooty botanical garden, very rare plants and trees are present. The park is famous for the fruit show it hosts annually during summer festivals. Some very old and rare trees are found in this garden. Recently some activity is going on to add a small man-made lake/pond to this garden, and add kids’ play area.

Thread Garden

An exibition of artificial flowers and paintings made from threads. Its collaborative effort of many weavers and brought into the limelight by some NGOs. It’s located in front of Ooty Lake.

Annamalai Temple

Annamalai Temple is a situated about 20 km distance from Ooty. This place has grown as a famous temple of Lord Muruga, known as 7th Hill house of the lord. The view from the Temple is really awesome. There is an observatory at the top of the hill for the public to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view.

Ooty Rose gardens

It is an amazing and very large area garden. You can enjoy varieties of roses there. The roses bloom only for 2-3 months a year (not sure when), so going during the off-season is not very interesting. If interested can buy the seeds and plants also.

Ooty Botanical Gardens

Government Botanical gardens, which were laid out in 1847.The picturesque gardens that are maintained by the Horticulture department of the state, cover an area of about 22 hectares. The Gardens have well over 650 species of plants and trees, including a fossil of a tree, which is believed to be more than 20 million years old. Some trees towards the interior uphill side are more than 100 years old. And one should walk down till very end (uphill) to see the tall eucalytus tree pair.

Doddabetta peak

The Doddabetta Peak stands at an altitude of 2,623 meters. It is the highest point in the district, making it possibly the best vantage point around Ooty. It is merely 10km from Ooty so you can simply grab your camera and head straight to the peak, and click amazing pictures of the valley below.

Homestays, Hotes & Resorts in Ooty