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Here are the top 43 tourist attractions to see in Ooty:

1. Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

4.5

1 kms
from city center

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1 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

The Toy Train, covering a distance of total 46 km in a span of 5 hours, takes one through a truly spectacular journey filled with picturesque views enroute.

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2. Ooty Lake


Must Visit

Ooty Lake

4.4

10 photos

1 kms
from city center

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2 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Ooty Lake lies at a distance of approximately 2 km from Ooty city in the district Nilgiris. The beautiful lake is spread over an area of 65 acres, and its foundation was laid down by John Sullivan who was the collector of Coimbatore in 1824. The Lake is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees and greenery al...

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3. Ooty Rose Garden


Must Visit

Ooty Rose Garden

3.7

2 kms
from city center

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3 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Rose garden lies in the heart and soul of Ooty.The construction stays to be magnificent and there are small tunnels made wherein the roses are planted.

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4. Ooty Botanical Gardens


Must Visit

Ooty Botanical Gardens

4.4

2 kms
from city center

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4 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

The botanical Gardens of Ooty are one of the most sought after and famous tourist destinations in the whole of India. It is located on the hillock of Ooty which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.

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5. Thread Garden, Ooty


Must Visit

Thread Garden, Ooty

3.6

1 kms
from city center

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5 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

The thread garden at Ooty is a popular tourist spot that exhibits some of the most magnificent and exquisite collection of artificial flowers and plants, all made by the expert hands of the skilful artists by using JUST thread.

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6. Emerald Lake, Ooty


Must Visit

Emerald Lake, Ooty

4.3

5 photos

12 kms
from city center

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6 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Emerald lake is an exquisite lake in the upper plateau region of the Nilgiri hills. It is a part of the silent valley and is beside the Red hill nature resort which is a best picnic place of the region.

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7. Trekking in Ooty

Trekking in Ooty

3.3

0 kms
from city center

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7 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Ooty, once the summer capital of the British in India, is bestowed with the bounty of nature. A favorite sport of the area, trekking has gained admiration with the tourists in the recent years.

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8. Kalhatti Falls, Bellikkal

Kalhatti Falls, Bellikkal

3.8

5 photos

8 kms
from city center

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8 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Kalhatti falls is called as 'Bird Watcher's Paradise' as it gives you a bird point view of the whole valley. The lovely beauty and calm atmosphere of the place makes it the best for spending vacations and for short trips. (br) The lake is also a very important attraction of Bellikkal which is surrou...

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9. Dolphin's Nose, Ooty

Dolphin's Nose, Ooty

3.3

15 kms
from city center

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9 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

This is a unique natural site where a protruding rock looks like a dolphin's nose! Climbing up to the spot might require some effort, but it is totally worth it! From this point, one can catch the breathtaking view of the Catherine falls hundreds of meters below and also of the Coonoor stream meetin...

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10. Tiger Hill

Tiger Hill

3.3

4 kms
from city center

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10 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

One of the most mesmerizing destinations in Ooty is the Tiger Hill. This exotic spot lies to the east of the hill station and towards the lower end of the Doddabetta peak.

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11. Kotagiri, Coonoor

Kotagiri, Coonoor

3.8

17 kms
from city center

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11 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

This is one of the oldest hill stations of the Nilgiris. It is a village in the middle of mind blowing tea plantations. The lush green surrounding and extremely quaint atmosphere makes Coonoor an amazing place to visit.

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12. Kamraj Sagar Lake

Kamraj Sagar Lake

3.3

6 kms
from city center

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12 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Kamraj sagar lake is a dam and is located in the suburbs of Ooty. It is located far away at a distance between the woodlands and thus make an amazing picnic spot.

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13. Annamalai Temple

Annamalai Temple

3.3

16 kms
from city center

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13 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Annamalai Temple is a situated about 20 km away from Ooty. This place has with time turned into as a famous temple of Lord Muruga, known as 7th Hill house of the lord.

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14. Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak

3.5

5 kms
from city center

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14 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Towering at a staggering height of 8650 feet or 2,623 meters above the sea level, Dodabetta, which literally translates into 'big hill' is the highest peak in the Nilgiri Hills. It actually stays in the suburbs of Ooty and is hardly 10 km from the place. A treat to the eyes, this picturesque land is...

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15. Droog Fort, Coonoor

Droog Fort, Coonoor

3.3

16 kms
from city center

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15 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Droog Fort is located in the area surrounding Coonoor. A trekkers delight, one must undertake some by foot traveling to reach this destination. This old and worn out fort is located 6,000 ft above the plains.

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16. Lamb's Rock, Coonoor

Lamb's Rock, Coonoor

3.3

12 kms
from city center

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16 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

A popular picnic spot in the region, this place is consistently visited by tourists. The view from this spot is spectacular and a major crowd puller! It is possible to see the Coonoor stream some 5000 feet below. This vantage point also provides you with an excellent view of the Coimbatore plains.

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17. Simi's Park, Coonoor

Simi's Park, Coonoor

3.3

13 kms
from city center

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17 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

An extremely pretty botanical garden - a rare but beautiful sight in the region - was developed back in 1874 by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray. There is an annual fruit and vegetable show that is held in the park that is well attended.

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18. Catherine Falls, Coonoor

Catherine Falls, Coonoor

3.3

18 kms
from city center

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18 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Catherine Falls, also known as St. Catherine's Falls, is situated in the area that surrounds Coonoor. This magnificent waterfall falls from an impressive height of 250 feet.

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19. Upper Bhavani Lake

Upper Bhavani Lake

3.0

109 kms
from city center

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19 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

The Upper Bhavani Lake is a mesmerising and breathtaking lake that is located above the Avalanche Area in the Nilgiri Hills. This beautiful lake, which was previously ignored and consequently unexplored, is now gaining some popularity and credit for its charming beauty and picturesque scenes. 

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20. Bison Valley, Bellikkal

Bison Valley, Bellikkal

3.2

9 kms
from city center

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20 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Bison Valley gained its name from the Indian bison that roams throughout this area. Splendid views of the cardamom forests and momentous possible from this beautiful valley.

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21. Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake

3.5

15 kms
from city center

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21 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

The Avalanche Lake in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu is a famous tourist spot. Especially renowned among nature enthusiasts and photographers, the lake is set amidst a captivating landscape which is filled with lovely flowers. The waterfalls that fall down the nearby mountains further add to th...

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22. St Stephen's Church

St Stephen's Church

3.0

1 kms
from city center

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22 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

The St. Stephen's Church in Ooty is indeed a marvellous and breathtaking architectural marvel located on the road to Mysore in Ooty. It is one of the earliest churches that you will find in the Nilgiris district. The structure dates back to the 19th century and was built by the British government.

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23. Pykara Lake

Pykara Lake

3.5

12 kms
from city center

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23 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Pykara Lake has everything that a person on vacation can ask for, right from ambience and comfort to scenic beauty. Nature lovers, photographers and adventure seekers should definitely not miss out on this unique and fun-filled place.

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24. Wenlock Downs

Wenlock Downs

9 kms
from city center

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24 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Wenlock Downs are extensive verdant grasslands situated on the way to Pykara in Ooty. Spread over a vast area of 20000 acres, the grasslands are also popularly known as Shooting Point owing to its ethereal beauty; and has two movie filming points named Sixth Mile and Ninth Mile. The spot is also use...

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25. Thunder World

Thunder World

1 kms
from city center

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25 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Located in the North Lake Road near the bus stand in Ooty, Thunder World is a kid amusement park, water park and a dinosaur attraction zone. It offers a plethora of fun activities for the kids as well as the adults including Big Foot, Rain Forest, Haunted House, 5D theatre etc. The amusement park al...

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26. Ketti Valley View

Ketti Valley View

3 kms
from city center

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26 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Ketti Valley View Point is perched atop a hill and is a popular vantage point in Ooty offering a panoramic view of the Ketti Valley below, which is the largest valley in the Nilgiris. The hilltop also has a telescope room to facilitate better 360 degree views of the mesmerising landscape.

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27. Cairn Hill

Cairn Hill

3 kms
from city center

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27 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Cairn Hill in Udhagamandalam, Ooty is an eco-tourism and an artificial forest site. The neighborhood is dotted with resorts and hotels yet the peace and quietude of the region is beyond compare. It has a small trek trail around a hillock in the centre which is the highlight of the attraction. It is ...

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28. Adamês Fountain

Adamês Fountain

2 kms
from city center

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28 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Adamês Fountain is a gorgeous fountain situated at the Charring Cross junction in Ooty. The fountain was built in 1886 as a memorial to the then Governor of Ooty. The total construction costed between INR 13000 and INR 14000 and was collected through public funding. It is a very important tourist la...

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29. Elk Hill Murugan Temple

Elk Hill Murugan Temple

2 kms
from city center

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29 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Perched atop the Elk Hill, Elk Hill Murugan Temple is Hindu revered temple dedicated to Lord Muruga. Besides the picturesque panoramic view of the valley below, the hill is also replete with rich wildlife which provides the devotees an ideal spot for meditation. Boasting of striking architecture, th...

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30. Wax Museum

Wax Museum

2 kms
from city center

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30 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Housed within a 130 years old ancient manor in Ooty, Wax Museum is a popular tourist spot in the city. The museum has life sized statues of prominent personalities, indian freedom fighters and political leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam etc. It also has wax replicas of...

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31. Kandal Cross Shrine

Kandal Cross Shrine

2 kms
from city center

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31 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Situated on the outskirts of Ooty, Kandal Cross Shrine is a beautiful church popularly known as the Jerusalem of the East. The church houses a life size bronze crucifix and a relic in a small glass case which is believed to be from the original cross that Christ carried. Sacred prayers are offered e...

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32. Stone House

Stone House

2 kms
from city center

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32 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Stone House was the first bungalow built in Ooty by John Sullivan when he bought one acre land for INR 1. Originally it was called Kal Bangla by tribal people, •kalê meaning •stoneê. Currently, it is the residence of the Principal of Government Arts College, Ooty.

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33. Government Museum

Government Museum

2 kms
from city center

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33 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Government Museum is constructed on the Mysore highway in Ooty and is home to some valuable relics and antiques of the tribal art and culture, paintings, sculptures, wooden carvings, and artefacts. It also has exhibits relating to the independence of India and the Indian struggle movement.

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34. Pykara Falls

Pykara Falls

12 kms
from city center

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34 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Situated at a distance of 23 kms from Ooty, Pykara Falls is a beautiful waterfall cascading down at a height of 55 m and 61 m in multiple layers. Especially popular among young couples and honeymooners, the waterfall is a pure visual delight.

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35. Children's Park

Children's Park

1 kms
from city center

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35 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Children's' Park in Ooty is one of the most prominent and popular parks of the city. Blanketted in a lush green grassy carpet, the park has several rides and swings for children. In addition to that, the park also facilitates boating, rowing and horse riding etc as recreational activities.

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36. Lake Park

Lake Park

2 kms
from city center

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36 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Lake Park in Ooty is situated adjacent to the Ooty Lake. Adorned with vibrant flowers and a glossy green carpet, the park is a hot spot for leisure evenings and sunbathing. It also has dinosaur statues and entertaining games for kids.

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37. Katari Falls

Katari Falls

9 kms
from city center

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37 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Katari Falls is a mesmerising waterfalls situated at Adikarratti in Ooty. The charming waterfalls offer scenic panoramic vistas of the adjoining valley below. You can reach the top through trekking.

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38. Halashana Falls

Halashana Falls

1 kms
from city center

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38 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

The very beautiful and mesmerising Halashana Waterfalls are located in the Nilgiris near the cities of both Ooty and Coonoor. The silvery water falls down a height of 150 feet above the sea level. The area around the falls is owned by a private estate.

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39. Tea Factory

Tea Factory

39 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Ooty Tea Factory or Tea Museum is situated on the Doddabetta Road in Ooty. Surrounded by emerald green tea plantations, the museum takes you on a tour of tea evolution from the origin to the present. It has a variety of preserved tea leaves on display. It also has an adjacent souvenir shop where you...

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40. Shopping in Ooty

Shopping in Ooty

40 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

When in the hill town, market browsing for traditional homemade chocolates is one of the top things to do in Ooty. You can try and buy these at the Main Bazaar. Besides that, you can shop for apparels and woollen clothes at the Tibetan Market and spices at the Upper Bazaar Road.

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41. Honey & Bee Museum

Honey & Bee Museum

41 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

Honey & Bee Museum is situated on the Sargan Villa Club Road in Ooty and aims to provide in depth knowledge about the anatomy of a bee and the manufacture of honey from its nascent stage. The tour is a very informative one. And while the other things are common to most hill stations, a tour in t...

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42. Ooty Flower Show

Ooty Flower Show

42 out of 43
Places To Visit in Ooty

The Ooty Flower Show is an annual event which is held in the Ooty Botanical Gardens. Often referred to as ‘The Showstopper of the South’, the Ooty Flower Show has been successfully setting the bar to grasp the global trends in floriculture for the past 123 years. Their main aim remains to exhibit a ...

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