Tiger Hill Ooty

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Tiger Hill, Ooty Overview

Located at a distance of 6 kms from the city centre in Ooty and nestled towards the lower end of the Doddabetta Peak, Tiger Hill is one of the most mesmerising and most popular vantage points in the hill town. Enveloped by mighty hills and flower-clad meadows, the breathtaking spot offers astounding picturesque panoramic vistas of the valley below with meandering river. The top of the Tiger Hill is home to an ancient eerie yet beautiful cave which is also associated with several myths and legends.

Considered a haven for the trekkers and the adventure buffs, the hill also houses a freshwater reservoir. Tiger Hill also boasts of an incredibly beautiful sunrise and sunset views and witnessing one of them is one of the must-do things when in Ooty. In addition to that, the area is dotted with several British era graves made in marble and granite, and some statues, which also attract a lot of tourists to the area. 

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Things to Do at Tiger Hill

  1. Considered a haven for the adventure enthusiasts, the place is frequented by several trekker and hikers. The rough and rugged terrain offers several trails ideal to be scaled by both the amateurs and the professional hikers.
  2. Watching the sunrise and/ or sunset from the vantage point is one of the most important things to do at Tiger Hill. Witness the dusty orange sun beam out amidst clouds from behind mighty hills. The splash of orange and purple created in the skies at the time is a spectacle that is tremendously visually appealing and is an experience that you will forever remember.
  3. The place is popular as one of the most beautiful picnic spots in the region. During the day, you will find several people climbing up here with a basket of food and a spread to relax and have a fulfilling day out.
  4. Enveloped in verdant greenery and pleasant surroundings, the place is also ideal for activities like camping or bonfire. You can set up your own tent, cook on your own, light a bonfire and sleep under the stars.
  5. Exploring the Cave and the Reservoir located at top of the hill is one of the top touristy activities to do at Tiger Hill. The reservoir stays full with fresh drinking water and quenches the thirst of anyone and everyone who visits here. It is also supremely visually appealing and many photographers come here to capture the shimmering pool of water blanketed in towering trees.
  6. Tiger Hill is also the best place if you want to relax in the lap of nature. The place is brimful with peace and tranquility. You can leave behind the annoying sounds of honking and sirens and city lights; and come here to spend some hours in solitude amidst utter ataraxy.
  7. Tiger Hill is surrounded by dense green forests on all sides. If you are a nature lover, you can take part in a forest walk or a forest trek. The trails will lead you through beautiful sceneries, gushing stream and you can spot nature in all its glory and splendour.
  8. Magic Mushrooms, also known as Psilocybin mushrooms can also be spotted here. Be very careful to eat anything without being doubly sure as the mushrooms are capable of giving a psychedelic high. Consuming this substance is against the law and the use is restricted.
  9. The hill side is surrounded by several resorts offering luxe facilities and comfortable homestays for all you people seeking peace and solitude. You can spend a night at any of these resorts and participate in their in-house activities like camping, nature walks, bonfire, star gazing etc.

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