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Camping in the serenity of Ooty is one of the best things to do. Explore the following camping sites in Ooty to make your trip memorable:
1. Kotagiri Camping and Trekking @ Flat 18% Off
2. Camping by Tea Gardens, Ooty @ Flat 18% Off
3. Adventure Camping in Ooty @ Flat 20% Off
4. Jungle Camping and Adventures in Ooty @ Flat 19% Off
5. Hilltop Camping with Adventure Activities @ Flat 20% Off
Check out the following list of the best places to stay in Ooty that are luxurious as well as pocket-friendly:
1. Stay in a Bungalow @ Rs 2000 only
2. Heritage Bungalow in Gokarna @ Rs 1360 only
3. Cottage Stay amid Organic Farms @ Rs 1875 only
4. Luxury Homestay with Swimming Pool @ Rs 1750 only
5. Stay in Cottages @ Rs 1320 only
Ooty, also known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations' has a plethora of tourist spots. Here is a list of the best places to visit in Ooty:
1. Nilgiri Mountain Railway (It is the steepest track in Asia and as the train takes you to the higher altitudes, you will experience how treasured Nilgiri is)
2. Rose Garden (Located on the slopes of Elk Hills, it has a wide variety of roses and other flowers)
3. Ooty Lake (A lake, artificially constructed just for the fishing purpose has now become one of the most popular tourist places in Ooty)
4. Needle View Hillpoint (You can climb up the rocks and get a panoramic view of the splendid scenery spread here)
5. Mudumalai National Park (It has been declared as a tiger reserve thereby increasing its importance and making it a must in the best places to visit in Ooty if you are a wildlife enthusiast)
While visiting Ooty these are the best lakes in Ooty you can't afford to miss:
1. Ooty Lake - distance from Ooty- 1.3km
2. Emerald Lake- distance from Ooty- 19.1km
3. Avalanche Lake- distance from Ooty- 21.4km
4. Pykara Lake - distance from Ooty- 22.2km
5. Kamaraj Sagar - distance from Ooty- 8.7km
Both, Ooty and Coonoor are home to scenic scapes and equally worth a visit, but your idea of leisure is what matters. Coonoor is extremely serene, with plantations, flora, fauna and an old-world charm, perfect for a relaxed holiday, if all you want to do is rest in the lap of nature.
There aren’t many 5-star properties, but the 3 and 4 star properties offer a comfortable stay, too. Ooty on the other hand offers plenty of tourist spots, experiences, shopping, beautiful tea estates, and a luxurious holiday with most resorts in Ooty being 5-star properties.
Some of the best night experiences in Ooty are:
1. Jeep Rides: The experience begins late in the evening and takes you across pristine river and valley views, as the sun sets beyond the horizon and the chilly breeze ‘blows you away’. If you’re lucky you’ll spot some wildlife on the way, too.
2. Sunset Dinner: If you’re travelling with your better half, pick a romantic spot and arrange for a private dinner amidst misty tea estates.
3. Shopping: Ooty is home to a lot of night bazaars like the Tibetan Market and the Main Bazaar, which sells intricately handcrafted pieces at generous prices. So make sure you visit one of these. 4. Clubbing: Although surprising, Ooty has numerous pubs and bars where you can party till the wee hours with your friends, some of the most popular being Taj Savoy and Alto Esperito.
Ooty is indeed a beautiful place to live in. Some of the many reasons being that the locals here are warm and welcoming, you’re surrounded by a panoramic view of nature, and the outskirts are calm and comforting. Ooty is also known to have some of the best schools.
In addition to it all, you wake up to the fragrance of fresh tea leaves from the surrounding plantations, and there’s a vacation vibe all throughout the year! However, Ooty isn’t for the faint-hearted, if you can’t brave the cold winds and chilly weather, reconsider staying here.
1. Handmade Chocolates: Chocolates at Charing Cross are worth indulging in. The streets are dotted with bakeries and chocolatiers, offering an array of flavours. Make sure you visit Ooty’s Chocolate Museum too, to learn all about chocolate-making.
2. Honey: Bee-keeping being one of the many activities the tribals of Ooty engage in, pure honey here is definitely a good buy.
3. Aromatic Oils: You’re so close to the Nilgiris, that a bottle of eucalyptus or camphor, extracted locally, must be on your shopping list.
4. Tea: The plethora of tea plantations and the range of teas available, will leave you coming back for more.
5. Handicrafts: The local markets are a must-visit to buy some beautiful antiques and handicrafts, to take back home for your loved ones.
Both Coorg and Ooty have much to offer. If you’re looking for solitude, away from the hustle, Coorg is a good option. There are a few hidden gems here, and the area is much larger, so you need to plan well and handpick your destinations. Ooty on the other hand is smaller, more tourist-friendly, and has a lot more activities to offer. Coorg has some high-end stays, while Ooty Resorts make way for all, budget travellers as well as luxury travellers.
Ooty is rich in culture and home to a lot of sights. Some of the most famous ones being:
1. Ooty Lake: The lake is a popular spot for picnics and boating on the calm waters.
2. St. Stephen’s Church: This is one of the oldest churches built in the Nilgiris, which offers views of the gorgeous Ketti Valley and the Toy Train in the Nilgiris.
3. Government Museum: A favourite among art enthusiasts, the Government Museum houses some exemplary artefacts, arts and crafts, by the ancestral tribes of Tamil Nadu.
4. Botanical Garden: Covering 22 hectares, the Botanical Gardens of Ooty boast of trees, ferns, flowers, bushes, and more. Make sure you spot the ancient fossilised tree as well.
The beauty of Ooty is that it’s an all year-round tourist destination. The hill-station is best enjoyed between October to June when temperatures are low and there’s a cool breeze blowing all through the day and night. Temperatures are between 15-25°C, which is extremely pleasant. Visiting in monsoon isn’t really recommended because rain can play spoilsport to your tour plans.
1. Summers (March to May): Quite hot and humid, with temperatures ranging between 25-30°C. One can go out for some leisurely activities in the evening.
2. Monsoon (June to September): The heavy rainfalls and fresh air lower the temperatures to around 20°C. Nature’s bounty is in full bloom and the lakes are a sight worth witnessing.
3. Winter (October to February): The weather is cold and dry while temperatures may drop as low as 5°C in the late evenings. Days are relatively sunny, so most of the sightseeing can be done through the day, while you can enjoy a campfire at night.