Timings : 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Entry Fee : INR 10
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Wenlock Downs is a famous picnic spot in the outskirts of Ooty. People seeking a spot to escape the polluted environment and the world of concrete often head to this attraction. At Wenlock Downs, they find a vast expanse of lush green meadow over the natural landscape with rolling mountains all covered in dense vegetation.
The climate is cool, sometimes foggy and the clouds can be seen hovering over the mountains at a distance. This location is picturesque and perfect for a quick weekend getaway. Nature lovers and photographers are sure to find it delightful. Therefore, Wenlock Downs represents tourism in this part of Tamil Nadu.
The name of the attraction is derived from a British Soldier and the third Baron Wenlock, Beilby Lawley. The site covers an area of over 8000 hectares somewhere in between Ooty and Pykara. It served as a hunting ground for the Europeans and the British back in the time. The place is also referred to as the Shooting Point around Ooty as several blockbuster movies were shot amidst the scenic beauty of Wenlock Downs. People who know this often head to those locations for event photography and filmography. Several personal and public videos can be shot amidst the scenic surroundings of Wenlock Downs.