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Ooty is the most romantic and best among the cheapest hill stations in India for the couples to start their newlywed life or else, one can spare a memorable time in the laps of the Nilgiri Hills.

Ooty, which is also known as Udhagamandalam, is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Surrounded by hills, varieties of flower, flora and fauna and one of the best hill stations in south India. In the center of the hill station, there is an artificial lake which is the center of attraction, tourists never miss a chance to enjoy a boating ride in the lake.

This newlyweds honeymoon paradise sees guests all through the year. The climate, the Blue Mountains and the steepness of the global experience that Ooty offers make this super popular among photography and nature lovers. The estates, the tea gardens, the toy train, the high mountains and the splendid views make this a great escape for any occasion.

Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Lake, Emerald Lake, Deer Park, St Stephen's Church, and Kalhatty Waterfalls are the best places to visit in Ooty. Tourists can enjoy Nilgiri hills toy train, boating on Ooty lake, bikepacking, mountain biking in the Blue Mountains, paragliding and hang gliding in Kalahatti. Here are some of the best things to do in Ooty.

places to visit in ooty

1. Ooty Lake

As I mentioned above there is an artificial lake in Ooty which is the most attractive destination in Ooty. People ever miss a chance to have an experience of the boat ride in this lake. The lake is situated 2 Km away from Ooty in lush greenery in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu. There are various type of boat including motor boats, pedal boats, rowing boats and much more.

Encompassed by lush green trees, the picturesque Ooty Lake is an immense artificial spree of water with delight vessels. If you're visiting there never forget to have this mesmerizing experience in Ooty.

2. Thread Garden

This place is the attraction of the tourists due to various varieties of artificial flowers and plants , which was made by skillful artist just by using threads. One can find thousands of different varieties of flowers and plants in this thread garden. The entry fee in this garden is Rs 30 for adults and Rs 15 for kids. The still camera charges are Rs 50 and video Camera charges are Rs 100.

3. Dolphin's Nose

This site is very popular. The name is so because here the rock is in a dolphin's nose shape and exactly look alike a dolphin nose. From this point, one can have a total look of Catherine Fall and also of the whole city. This rock will give such a scenic view and the view is just indescribable in words.

4. Kalhatti Falls

Located near about 2,000 meters above from the sea level and water falls from a height of 40 meters. This site is very much famous for picnic spots, watching birds and nature treks. If you love to discover about flora and fauna, then you will definitely love this place because you will find many rare birds and wildlife there and this will be so fascinating.

5. Emerald Lake

Emerald is a small village in the silent valley of Ooty, this lake is top among the best places to visit in Ooty. This place is most favorite for nature lovers. This is the best picnic spots in Ooty also for the family. This lake is mainly famous for varieties of fishes and watching birds. The sunrise and the sunset have the most lovely view from Emerald Lake. So, this is a must to visit place in Ooty for all nature lovers.

6. Elk Hill Murugan Temple

This temple is located on the top of the Elk hill and one of the best place where you can find peace, solitude. So, do visit this place and seek blessings of the god in Elk hill Murugan temple.

7. Mariamman Temple

This temple is named after the Hindu goddess of Rain and this is located just near the Ooty market. There is an annual celebration held here in the month of April every year, that celebration is not less than a grand Carnival. This is one of the most popular temples in Ooty.

8. Coonoor

Like an electrocardiogram of the Earth, these valleys and mountains descend and rise in Kotagiri. It is impossible not to visit Coonoor, a mountain city located 19 kilometers from Ooty. In it we can visit Sim Park, one of the most visited nature reserves in Asia. Without a doubt, this is one of the best places to go hiking in India.

9. Rose Garden

On the inclines of close by Elk Hill, there is the Rose Garden, which is the home to above 2,000 assortments of various roses.

10. Government Botanical Garden

The Government Botanical Garden, created in the mid-nineteenth century, has various plants, orchids, and an ancient, fossilized tree as well, which is a must visit sight.

Shopping in Ooty

Wherever you visit, shopping is a very permanent thing to do in that place. Ooty is the best location for the shopping of handmade chocolates, species. And you can find Tibetan market from where you can collect some amazing stuff. There are so many shops out there in the market which can let you taste the chocolates and then you can decide you have to buy this or not.

And in some of the markets in Ooty, there is a huge scope in bargaining. So, this is a win-win situation. You can have good quality products at reasonable prices.

Best Time to Visit Ooty

The average temperature of the hill station is around 15 degree celsius.

How to reach Ooty

By Air

The nearest airport to Ooty is the Coimbatore domestic airport. Ooty is 88 km from the Coimbatore Domestic Airport.

By Train

The nearest railway station to Ooty is Mettupalayam. From this railway station Ooty is approximately 40 kilometer away. Taxis are very much easily available from this railway station to Ooty.

By Bus

Ooty is a very popular hill station of the Southern India. Millions of tourists visit this place every year. Due to this government bus as well as luxury buses are easily available for Ooty from everywhere.
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  1. I've never been to Ooty but this place sounds great. Love the pic looks beautiful :)

  2. I have never heard of this place. Seems like there is a lot to do!

  3. Another great intro for me about India. I have been there once but I would love to visit again to Tamil nadu, to experience the nature.

  4. Wow! Is there a place to stay near the lake? It looks so serene and beautiful.

  5. thanks for this sharing, inspiring as a great travel place to me, gonna plan a trip to visit this OOTY as you have shared. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  6. India is such a beautiful place! Ooty Lake looks like paradise. You had me at handmade chocolates, YUM!

  7. I've never heard of this place but I love that cute name! Seems like they would be beautiful, thanks for the guide!

  8. That's such a stunning list - fingers crossed for all the plans to come true:)

  9. I have to admit I never heard of the place but your post definitely makes me want to visit it

  10. What a detailed post! I would love to visit Ooty someday soon 😍 It's beautiful 💕

  11. Dolphin's nose sounds intriguing and we'd love to see that natural wonder - great suggestions!

  12. I love exploring new places. I really look forward to visiting places like Ooty with my family when the kiddos are older. Looks like a great visit!

  13. Not heard of Ooty before but thanks for putting it on my radar and sounds like there is a lot to do there


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