45 Things to Do in Ooty 2021 (Starting from ₹112 Only)
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Things to do in Ooty

Things to do in Ooty are not limited to tea tasting only as this place offers a large variety of outdoor fun activities. A unique blend of modernism and traditions, this town is filled with many once in a lifetime experiences. One of the most beautiful cities of India, Ooty offers a number of fun activities, that too in the nature’s lap.

From the soothing boat trips across the calm river of Pykara to a visit to the ancient architecture of Stone House, there are a number of Activities to do in Ooty. When asked What to do in Ooty, the answer is usually given as “Tea Tasting”, but to our surprise, this hill station is filled with so many adventures and activities.

The best things to experience here include the view of Nilgiri mountains from a toy train, a hike to the top of Catherine waterfall and experiencing the tribal life while spending a night in Toda huts. The Lovey-Doveys can also brace themselves for some fantastic romantic experiences amidst the small village of Pykara.

The city is also an absolute paradise for shopping enthusiasts, and you can find over here a number of flea markets and shopping centres. Overall, Ooty has almost a bit of everything for every traveller.
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Ooty and Coonor Sightseeing Tour

8H

Ooty

Unleash a unique world of fun & adventure with the Ooty & Coonoor sightseeing tour. Ooty, the Queen of Hills is a charming destination with quite a wide range of sightseeing attractions. There is an undying beauty of this picturesque hill station that enchants travelers from all across the nation. Situated in the magnificent Nilgiri Hills, Coonoor is a pleasant spot that will recharge and refresh you with its eternal charm and beauty. So, get ready to experience an amazing adventurous day sightseeing popular attractions.
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Pykara and Mudumalai Sightseeing Tour

8H

Ooty

Ooty is popularly known as the "Queen of Hills" in India. Located in the hill station of Ooty, Pykara is an incredible tourist destination. It provides an unmatched experience of nature at its best. Rejuvenate yourself in the lap of nature as you visit the natural beauties of the place and also explore the offerings of Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.
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26 Ratings

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Avalanche Full Day Sightseeing Tour

8H

Ooty

Avalanche, an alluring lush green landscape is an epitome of attraction, rewarding the visitors with a visual treat. The scenic views from the top of the hill give a magnificent sight of the Avalanche Valley. It is home to a wide variety of unique birds in great abundance. Spotting and identifying them can be a very rewarding experience for all bird lovers. The 5-hour drive in a comfortable car will take you through the twisted roads witnessing beautiful mountains and flower-covered valleys. Take out your cameras and capture the scenic sights.
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33 Ratings

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33 Ratings

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Coonoor Sightseeing Tour

8H

Coonoor

South India has a lot to offer and when it comes to natural beauty, and Coonoor is the perfect example. Famous for its tea plantations and the Nilgiri Hills, Coonoor is a treat for nature lovers. Short of an hour ride from Ooty, it is a must-visit for anyone touring around the area. This sightseeing tour takes you to all the major attractions of Coonoor.The places covered in the tour are: Valley View Point, MRC (Outside View), Golf Links, Sim's Park, Tea Garden, Lamb's Rock, Dolphin Nose, St.Catherine (Falls View), etc.
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37 Ratings

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INR 1,900

Stay in Bungalow, Ooty - Flat 23% off Featured
Stay in Bungalow, Ooty - Flat 23% off

2D/1N

Ooty

Ooty- a “Queen of Hill Stations” which is well-known for a charming environment, mesmerizing meadows, cool weather and a number of sightseeing attractions to visit and admire. And, if you are looking for a stay in this beautiful town than undoubtedly choose homestay. Homestays are the best getaway to relax and rejuvenate in a peaceful ambiance. HomestayThe homestay is located in the Bandishola region of Ooty. Glorifying its picturesque beauty, the surroundings of this beautiful bungalow includes gardens and manicured lawns. It’s the 100 years old colonial house that represents British architecture and craftsmanship. Featuring plush tapestry, carpets, and linen, this bungalow has windows and verandahs that to give you a spectacular view of the outside scenic beauty. The interiors are highlighted with wooden flooring, paneling, and old Victorian furniture. You can relax in spacious lawns and gardens. Moreover, kids can enjoy their games in the play area. The caretaker and the housekeeping staff will cater to your every need and make sure that you have a comfortable stay. And with all the activities, your experience will also be adventurous.ActivitiesYou can go for visiting places of interest in a particular location with a guide or do nature walk to witness the gorgeousness of the hills and forests. Further, in the evening you can enjoy a bonfire with your family and friends.Note: All the above activities are of extra costs.Meals: A complimentary breakfast is included in the package.Stay:This is a 6-bedroom house and each room features modern interiors and appointed with amenities. The room is more spacious, well-maintained and equipped with wooden furniture, wardrobe, and other modern facilities. En-suite bathroom with modern fitting and hot and cold running water. How to reach?This homestay is in the vicinity of the city’s railway station and bus stand, so you can easily reach here via the city transportation facility.Nearest Railway StationMettupalayam- 55 kmNearest AirportCoimbatore- 110 kmNearest Key LocationCharing Cross City Centre- 1kmCheck-In:  12:00 pm - 9:30 pmCheck-out: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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51 Ratings

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INR 2,000

Heritage Homestay in Ooty - Flat 17% off
Heritage Homestay in Ooty - Flat 17% off

2D/1N

Ooty

Enjoy your stay at SaffronStays' Milton Abbott Estate.This charming 4.5-acre estate in Ooty is a heavenly retreat away from all the hustles.With its simple and royal architecture, this homestay transports guests to another world with its heritage charm. Plenty of long estate walks and sit-outs at this bungalow in Ooty that comes with a fireplace, vintage wooden interiors and provision for bonfires. Relax in the gorgeous suits, savour the heritage charm or take a stroll through the surrounding woods. Built in the 1860s and brought with its regal history, this place is perfect to cosy up with your loved ones in front of the fireplace. Gather the family together for a delicious, home-cooked authentic Sri Lankan and Tamilian feast in the grand dining room.Indu Films factory, All India Radio and Ooty Golf Course are close to the property. And with scenic spots, warm hospitality and classic old world charm, this homestay is the ideal Ooty escape.The in-house cook, caretakers and the housekeeping staff will cater to your every need.Please Note:The bungalow has 4 suites i.e., six bedrooms that guests can book. If you'd like to book more than one room, do message us.Suite A:(1 bedroom with a King-size poster bed, 1 bedroom with a Queen-size bed, 2 bathrooms & a dressing room - Can accommodate up to 4 adults)Suite B:(1 bedroom with a King-size poster bed, 1 bedroom with a Queen-size bed, & 1 bathroom - Can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 small kids)Suite C:(1 bedroom with a King-size poster bed, 1 bedroom with a Queen-size bed, 1 bathroom & a dressing room - Can accommodate up to 2 adults & 2 big kids)Suite D:(1 bedroom with a queen size bed, 1 bathroom, 1 dressing room - Can accommodate up to 2 adults)Check in: 1:00 PMCheck out: 10:00 AMSecurity: 4000/-Normal Capacity per room: 2Extra people allowed per room: 2Number of rooms: 4Maximum Capacity: 16People above 12 years of age will be counted as adults.Meal arrangementsBreakfast is inclusive in the tariff. Guests can opt for meals at the home.The meal charges for per person, per meal are as follows:Lunch/ Dinner: Veg: 200 | Non-Veg: 250Children below 12 years:Lunch/Dinner: Veg: 100 | Non-Veg: 125 Meal charges should be paid in cash to the caretaker at site.
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51 Ratings

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51 Ratings

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Camping by Tea Gardens Ooty - Flat 18% off
Camping by Tea Gardens Ooty - Flat 18% off

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Ooty

Factual InformationThis 4 acre property is one of the best places to camp in Ooty. Surrounded by tea gardens on majestic mountains. The verdant environment and serene ambience promises to give you an impeccable experience.ActivitiesHike to the mountains, walk with nature and visit the tea gardens; it is the perfect place to fulfil all your camping dezires. Watch the soaring birds in the sky flying like they’re never coming down. Learn tea farming with our local crew. Play fun outdoor and indoor games like badminton, volleyball, carrom, chess, ludo and playing cards. And dissolve in the evening as the bonfire kindles.StayTwo bedded tent with  extra bedding that can take upto 3 paxHow to Reach?This campsite is 9 km from Ooty bus stand. You can drive your own vehicle or you can also easily hire a cab from Ooty.Address- Doddabetta, Karrimodakku, OotyChild PolicyKids aged 6-12 will come under the child policy.Please go to book now page for pricing details.Check In Time: 11:00Check Out Time:11:0024 hours of adventure, fun and joy.
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49 Ratings

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49 Ratings

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INR 1,800

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Experiential Zip Lining in Ooty

Ooty

Ooty is a beautiful hill station located in the western ghats of India in Tamil Nadu. The place offers scenic lush greenery along with some amazing adventures to the tourists. One such experience is zipline in between the hills.Pump-up your adrenaline rush as you jump from a tall tower, tied with a harness, and zoom in on the beauty of the place. Zipline is one of the most exciting adventurous activities that provide the best experience amidst hills and mountains.
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40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 499

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Ooty Black Thunder Theme Park Tickets

7H

Ooty

Activity Location: OotyActivity Timings:Monday - Friday - (10 AM to 5:30 PM)Saturday & Sunday - (10 AM to 6 PM) About Ooty Black Thunder Theme Park:Located near Mettupalayam, Black Thunder is one of the most promising Coimbatore Amusement Parks. The supreme facilities and attractions found here add to the high-energy aura of the place, the minute you enter the boundary of the park. There are sufficient water-body slides and water-coaster rides such as Columbus, Caterpillar Ride & Dashing Car, Dragon Coaster, Mini enterprise, Duck Train, Tora Tora, Ferris Wheel & Parachute, etc. to bring out the child in you besides boosting your adrenaline. In the largest wave pool present within the premise, you can feel the waves electrifying your energy levels and washing your worries away. Unleash a different world full of adventure, and excitement. For those of you who wish to spend peaceful hours, there is an enormous lake inside the park that offers boating services as well.
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63 Ratings

5.0

63 Ratings

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INR 793

INR 749

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Eagles Dare Adventure Camp Ooty

2D/1N

Ooty

Activity Location: Eagles Dare Camp, OotyActivity Timing: 9:00 AM to 06:00 PMCheck-in time/Check out time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 AM (Overnight Camping)Check-in time/Check out time: 09:00 AM - 09:00 AM (Overnight Camping with Activities)About Eagles Dare Adventure Camp, Ooty:Nestled cozily on the verdant green hilly meadows of Ooty and surrounded by lush green valleys and paddy fields, the Eagles Dare Adventure Camp offers an ideal escapade to nature and adventure enthusiasts looking to settle amidst the tranquil laps of mother nature.The campsite is appointed with well-facilitated Cottage tents that are perched on the elevation of hilly terrain and offer breathtaking views of the blossom green nature all around. The tents are appointed with individual bathrooms, international plugs and sleeping bags, Also a sheltered gazebo (for dining and discussions). The tent amenities include bathroom and room service.Adding to the highlights, this campsite is an abode to various adventure enthusiasts. The guests can experience the sheer thrill of adrenaline rush with multiple exhilarating activities such as India's Largest - 100’ feet Adventure Sky Bridge, 100 m adrenaline zip line with auto braking mechanism, 100 feet deep Valley Crossing, 45' feet climbing wall, 45 ' feet instructional rappelling, 40’ feet Commando Net and South India's First 100 feet Zip Swing. There's so much to explore at this campsite that it always feels like visiting this place again and again.Other Relevant Information:The campsite has cottage tents on a 2/3/4/8 sharing basis.The tent amenities include Bathroom, Room Service, International Plug and Daily housekeeping. Occupancy is on a sharing basis. 
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62 Ratings

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62 Ratings

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Pykara Lake Boating Ooty

Ooty

Boating is always and forever a fun experience with the right people by your side. Ooty is a blissful location with all the aspects of nature and its beauty. Pykara Lake is situated in a heavenly area with trees and soothing wind. Spend some time staring at the beauty and then revel in some water with a boat ride and watch the beautiful shimmering waves flow along with you. If you're in it for the thrill you can go ahead and indulge yourself in the fun with a speed boat and enjoy that soothing wind blowing on your face and the water splashing everywhere.
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78 Ratings

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78 Ratings

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INR 899

Kotagiri Trek, Ooty | Book Online @ Flat 19% off Featured
Kotagiri Trek, Ooty | Book Online @ Flat 19% off

9H

Ooty

Activity Location: Kotagiri, Tamil NaduActivity Timing: Start Time: 09:00 AM                             End Time: 06:00 PMSituated at an elevation of 5,882 ft, the hill station is located in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. The trekking trail starts in the huge tea estates and goes through the valley on the river path and ends at Mettupalayam-Kotagiri junction.Grab a mind-blowing opportunity to partake in an exciting trekking trip of 7 Km (to & fro) at the earliest and find the beauty of Kotagiri Hill station with mesmerizing Catherine Falls Trek. You’ll experience living as close to nature as you can get. Get your camera ready and snap away! One in a million views! Feel real trekking experience at a height of 1900m in Kotagiri. The trekker’s wide choice is this hill that brings forth some adventurous trails unexplored.Places to visit nearby:Elk Falls: 7 KMCatherine Falls: 9 KMRangaswamy Pillar: 18 KMDoddabetta Peak: 23 KMPackage Offered:Day-Trek at KotagiriMeals: LunchActivity: Kotagiri Trek, maneuver rocks, jump and play through the canyon to reach the secret pond, Catherine Waterfall visit.How to reach: The nearest railhead to Kotagiri is Coonoor, about 21 km from the hill town. You can easily book a cab from the railway station, and also get buses to Kotagiri.Note: The difficulty level of Kotagiri trek is moderate, therefore an individual above 11 years can book this package.
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355 Ratings

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355 Ratings

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INR 850

Camping in Ooty, Book Online @ 19% off & Get Cashback 1000 Featured
Camping in Ooty, Book Online @ 19% off & Get Cashback 1000

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Ooty

Factual InformationSurrounded by the western ghats, this valley view Ooty campsite is one of its kind. With a majestic view of the mountains, you will also get to indulge in some fun activities in the lap of nature. You are in a safe and secure zone with 24/7 security in the forest area, provided with sleeping bags which will make you warm inside the tent stay throughout the night.ActivitiesPlay free fun games like Archery, Carrom, Chess, etc. and bibliophiles can get books to read. Explore the nature around the campsite. You can also do some paid activities like Cycling, Mountain Trekking and Eco-Tourism Safari.StayIt's a pure valley view tent stay, surrounded with tea estates and forest- Spacious level sites- Picnic tables, and fire pits- Clean restrooms and hot showers- Weather-proof Tents with Sleeping Bags- Tent light- Mineral bottled water, One per personHow to Reach?This campsite is 22 km from Ooty bus stand. You can easily get a means of public transport or you can also hire a private cab to reach the campsite.Timings for Camping in Ooty Without Activities-Check In Time: 12:00 NoonCheck Out Time: 11:00 AM
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184 Ratings

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184 Ratings

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INR 1,250

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Experiential Rock Climbing in Ooty

2H

Ooty

Ooty, a place of majestic beauty and a perfect amalgam of serenity in the laps of nature and spot for thrilling activities. Give a kick to your adrenaline by going through an experiential rock climbing activity in a scenic hill station like Ooty. 
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34 Ratings

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34 Ratings

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INR 280

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Experiential Sky Bridge in Ooty

Ooty

Ooty is one of the popular hill stations located in Nilgiri Hills. This is the best place for every Mountain lover, as the queen of the hills holds an allure like no other. The journey to the Ooty itself is dotted with the magnificent sights of the awe-inspiring Nilgiri hills, tea gardens, and serene waterfalls.
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40 Ratings

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40 Ratings

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INR 350

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Ooty Sightseeing Cab

8H

Ooty

Once inhabited majorly by the Toda tribes, Ooty is also known as Uthangamandlam and is a most sought-after travel destination today. Trailing along the hillsides of the sprawling plantations, the journey has more surprises to unfold. Decked with magnificent gardens, cascading waterfalls, adorable eucalyptus, aromatic tea plantations, and pristine lakes, the town is going to offer an exquisite experience that you are going to cherish forever.
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86 Ratings

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86 Ratings

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INR 385

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Ooty Coonoor Sightseeing Package

8H

Ooty

The hill station of Ooty, also known as the Queen of Hill Stations is 19 km northwest of Coonoor. Ooty is an immensely popular tourist destination. The major attractions within Coonoor are Lamb's Rock, Dolphin nose which is named after a rock resembling the appearance of Dolphin's nose, Sims park laid more than a hundred years ago on the natural hill ranges, Kitte Valley view, Wax museum that houses life-size look-alike wax statues of personalities of Indian history.Like Coonoor, Ooty is also set amongst the green setting of the Nilgiri hills and has many lakes, gardens, and buildings featuring colonial architecture. Experience sightseeing at an affordable price without any hassles with varied vehicle options. All our chauffeurs are uniformed and well versed with the city directions and suburban routes.
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26 Ratings

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26 Ratings

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INR 599

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Candle Light Dinner In Ooty

3H

Ooty

Ooty or the 'Queen of Hills' is one of the most adored hill stations in India. In addition to the pictorial beauty, Ooty is also known for its various romantic offerings. Candlelight dinner is the most beautiful and romantic date for any loving couple. Take a time out from your daily routine and feel the delight to bring back that spark in your relationship in this enthralling experience. Surprise your better half with this beautiful romantic candlelit dinner in Ooty and feel the true bliss of nature with your beloved by your side.
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83 Ratings

5.0

83 Ratings

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INR 2,799

INR 2,099

Hilltop Camping with Adventure Activities, Ooty
Hilltop Camping with Adventure Activities, Ooty

2D/1N

Ooty

Ooty is a place that can only be truly explored living close to nature. This camping, trekking and activity package offers you that opportunity with a touch of adventure.CampsiteThe campsite is located on the outskirts of Ooty, on a scenic hilltop above the clouds. The site is surrounded by deep cloudy valleys and lush greenery. The campsite also offers trekking, multiple fun activities and meals for you to have an amazing experience.ActivitiesThe campsite offers experiential trekking and cycling experiences to nearby sights. Fun and adventure activities like archery, rifle shooting, board games, pool, snooker and trampoline are also available for you to enjoy. Note: Sky Bridge, Zip Line, Zip Swing, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Valley Crossing and Commando Net Rs.1450 / Person (Customized Activities also Available).Professional guides and instructors will be there with you to make sure that you have a safe experience.StayTents on double/triple/quadruple sharing are available for stay. The tents are well maintained and have all the required amenities.MealsAll meals are included in the package. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee and Snacks cooked in local style will be served to you. Both veg and non-veg options are available.Pick-up and Drop-offYou will be picked up and dropped off from anywhere in Ooty.Minimum number of people req: 1Max. booking capacity: 50Check-in: 11:00 AMCheck-out: 10:00 AM
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36 Ratings

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36 Ratings

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INR 2,399

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Ooty Tea Estate Tour

2H

Ooty

Queen of Hills, Ooty, is a place filled with serenity, majestic mountains, mesmerising lakes and tea estates. A place amid the lush green landscapes that will soothe your soul with tranquillity and make you feel in heaven. Embrace the mesmerising aroma of tea in Glenmorgan, which is one of the old tea estates and one of the famous picnic spots. The establishment of several tea estates made Ooty popular for Tea Estate tours and best tea leaves all in South India.
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61 Ratings

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61 Ratings

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INR 100

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Experiential Valley Crossing in Ooty

Ooty

Cuddled up beautifully amongst the majestic Nilgiri Hills, Ooty caters to the desires of the nature lovers with some amazing natural beauty. The favourable weather conditions of the tourist destination make it a perfect choice for different adventure activities throughout the year. Embrace the thrilling adventure of Valley crossing that let you hang on ropes and you get from one mountain to another across a valley.
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28 Ratings

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28 Ratings

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15 October 2019
Excellent
It was a truly amazing experience for me and my friend. We reached the place before the check in time but still without a hesitation the staff managed to accommodate us in our tent leaving us enough time to explore the beautiful surrounding and embark on our own adventure. The surrounding area was not even close to what we expected.. the beauty and the calming sound of nature itself is enough to make you forget all your troubles and the busy life. We were visiting ooty for the first time and we came across this out of nowhere and booked it right away and when we reached the place the next day we realized it was more than what we had expected for such a cheap price. The tents are comfortable and the staff is really kind and helpful which is a major plus point. This is a must try for all kinds of thrill seekers, adventure hunters, friends, family or simply anyone who is looking to get away from the busy life And escape into serenity.
17 April 2019
Excellent
Great place to watch nature in fullest. The view from the top will amaze you. it was a memorable experience for the group. just the trek was tiring but it was worth it. there were small streams and waterfall allover and a perfect place to enjoy with my friends. also, a night stay was very refreshing away from the city. do this trek i am sure you will all love it like i did.
09 October 2019
Excellent
Truly an amazing experience. Beautiful campsite, friendly and helpful staff, calming surrounding. A must try for all kinds of thrill seekers, adventure hunters, friends, family or anyone simply looking to get away from the busy life and escape into serenity.
"accommodation was awesome, manager and the staff were simply superb and kind. must go place\n\nthanks for the gloves"
28 November 2015
Excellent
This was such a fun trek. Firstly, it was all easy peasy and not much of a challenging or tiring ones. Plus, it was a day trek that was neither too short nor too long. If you are planning to have a trek with family, then this is the right one.
30 October 2020
Excellent
We literally had the best time ever! This was our last trip before the world went into lockdown and we are so grateful & thankful to Thrillophilia and most importantly our cab uncle who went out of the way to show us the beauty of Coonor & Ooty! He was so welcoming towards our requests and very considerate. Thankyou Thrillophilia for giving us the best memories.
I booked this tour and it was amazing and all the places mentioned were covered. Everything was excellent including the staff and the people managing the trip. Thanks and cheers.
Excellent
I visited Ooty with my friends. we took thrillophilia Ooty Coorg Package. It was an amazing trip everything war perfectly planned by the team, the stay was comfortable, the meals provided were very delicious. Thanks to thrillophilia. Looking ahead for visiting again.
We recently went to Kodaikanal and Ooty, and it was a fun experience. Both the cities are so beautiful with greenery everywhere, The rose garden in Ooty is so beautiful and the fragrance of roses is so captivating. We even explored and enjoyed a lot at the waterfalls and the view from Dolphin’s Nose was breathtaking. The entire trip was so well planned, the stays were comfortable, the driver was humble, Thanks for the memorable experience.
No words can describe the serenity and tranquility that you get to see in Ooty, it is worth your money. It was a great trip. Really satisfied with all the planning and stay booking done by the Thrillophilia team

People Also Ask About Ooty Things To Do

  1. What are the best things to do in Ooty?

    Below is the list of best activities to do in Ooty:

    1. Explore the Nilgiri Mountains in a toy train
    Travelling within the heart of Nilgiri mountains, this century-old toy train is known for the views it offers of the scenic beauty. You can start your journey from Mettupalayam and travel towards Ooty while going through multiple tunnels, high bridges, cured tracks and beautiful scenery in just 5 hours. Taking this “train of the mountains”, becomes the most favourite memory of almost anyone who tries it.

    Location: Railway Station Rd, Nadar Colony, Mahadevapuram, Mettupalayam & Mountain Railway, Ooty, The Nilgiris
    Price: INR 140 to INR 550
    Timings: 7:10AM - 12 Noon( Mettupalayam to Ooty), 2:00PM-5:30PM( Ooty to Mettupalayam)

    2. Take a green break in Botanical Garden
    Although the whole town is known for the greenery it holds, Ooty also has a massive botanical garden which is home to around 1000 varieties of rare flowers and shrubs. You can take a stroll through this horticulturist’s delight and witness the enormous range it holds.

    Location: Vannarapettai, Tamil Nadu
    Price: INR 30
    Timings: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

    3. Marvel the beautiful city from Dolphins viewpoint
    Enjoy the view of beautiful tea gardens and immense Catherine Falls from 1550 metres above the sea level. Resembling a dolphins’ nose, this distinctive rock formation should definitely be in your things-to-do list.

    Location: Dolphins nose Rd, Adelei, Burliyar
    Price: INR 15 and INR 20( with camera )
    Timing: 9AM - 6:15PM

    4. Visit Tea  Museum
    A must visit place for tea lovers, this museum makes you aware of the history of tea making. You can try multiple teas made by traditional cooking directions while watching the beauty of Nilgiri Mountains. In this Tea museum, you can also shop for a wide variety of tea leaves  from all around the world.

    Location: Doddabetta Road, Mel Koddapmund, Ooty
    Price: INR 250
    Timing: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    5. Marvel at the architecture of “Stone House”
    Being the first ever bungalow of Ooty, this is a must visit place for every history buff. Here you can perceive the glimpse of the amazing rock architecture and some great antiquities.

    Location: Stone House Area, Stone House, Ooty
    Price: Free
    Timing: 9AM- 5PM

    6. Capture a mesmerising view of Catherine Falls
    Flowing through the top of blue hills, this double cascaded waterfall is a must see experience when in Ooty. The best thing you can enjoy at this place is the drive to the top of the waterfall surrounded by greenery and plantations. This hike leads you to the picture-worthy view, so make sure you carry your cameras.

    Location: Catherine falls, Kotagiri, Ooty
    Price: Free
    Timing: 9AM - 6:30PM

    7. Try and buy home-made chocolate
    One of the best things to do in Ooty is to shop for home made chocolates which are a big hit here. You can try chocolates of various flavours ranging from mango, orange, lemon, to even chilly! You can visit the main bazaar, and get your hands on the huge variety of home-made chocolates.

    Location: Main Bazaar, Ooty
    Price: Tasting is free
    Timing: Varies for each shop

    8. Day out at Pykara
    A great place to plan your picnic, Pykara is filled with pine trees, a beautiful lake and a mesmerising view of a waterfall. You can stroll around into the beautiful pine trees or just gaze into the beautiful view of Pykara lake. If an adventure lover, you can enjoy the enthralling ride of the speedboats which take you towards the bottom of the waterfall. 

    Location: Pykara city, Ooty
    Price: INR 10
    Timing: 10AM - 5:30PM

    9. Enjoy the summer festival of Ooty
    Flower shows, boat races and an ample amount of food carts, the summer festival of Ooty is filled with a number of outdoor activities. Here, you can experience many cultural and historical programs specifically performed to promote tourism in Ooty.

    Location: Multiple
    Price: Free
    Timing: May, 10:00AM - 6:00PM (multiple slots)

    10. A religious visit to St. Stephen’s Church
    Placed in the heart of Nilgiris, St. Stephen’s church is known for the beautiful architecture it offers to the visitors. People can enjoy the views of stained glass windows, which are a perfect delight to the eyes. Visiting this place during the Christmas week will turn out to be the best as at that time, the courtyard of the church is filled with many amusing rides and activities.

    Location: Near Collectors office, Club, Road, Ooty
    Price: Free
    Timing: 10AM - 5PM

    11. Bar-hopping in its multiple clubs
    The night owls will be delighted to know that Ooty has some of the country’s best pubs and bars. Places like The Selbournes bar and The Valley bar are a hub for visitors to try some of the best drinks. If not satisfied with one, you can visit multiple bars as most of them are located too close to each other.

    Location: Multiple
    Price: Varies for every bar
    Timing: After 9:00PM
  2. Which are the best tea plantations to visit in ooty?

    Below is a list of best tea plantations to visit in Ooty:

    1. The Tea Factory
    A paradise for tea connoisseurs, this place is an encyclopedia of the world of tea. This place is home to one of the largest tea belts in india. Here you can try teas made with ancient recipes. 

    2. Dodabetta tea park
    Tea being the main source of revenue in this town, makes these tea-tours one of the best activities to do in Ooty. Dodabetta tea park offers the visitors with a wide range of teas and the ancient equipment used in its making.

    3. High Field tea estate
    Located in the heart of Coonoor, this place has the plantations and fillers dating back to the 1950's. High field tea estates allow you to indulge in the processes and aromas of fresh teas being brewed using old machinery.

    4. Coonoor Tea estate
    Referred as the most beautiful tea estate in Ooty, this place holds many guided tours for the visitors in which they are taken from the beautiful pathways within the tea plants towards the multiple varieties of teas, including rose tea and white tea.

    5. Tea Park
    While standing in the middle of this place, the complete stretch of visible land you see here is tea and only tea. In addition with the varieties of teas, this place also has some parks having rides and swings for children. 

    6. Nilgiri tea
    Placed atop the Nilgiri hills, this place is the main supplier of the renowned brand “brook bond”. This plantation is famous for the wide range it offers in teas including the famous “Nilgiri tea”.

    7. Chamraj tea center
    Treat your taste buds with the sips of many rare teas, whose leaves are only grown in Chamraj tea center. Here, you can attend the classes portraying the ancient methods of tea making.
  3. What are the best romantic things to do in Ooty?

    There are so many romantic things to do in Ooty, that you will spend a lot of time having fun and creating memories with your partner. Below is a list of activities that you can do while in Ooty:

    1. Bring a picnic to the Pykara park
    Enjoy a romantic outing in the park while watching the stars and the moon illuminate the night sky. If looking for something fun, go for a boat tour in the nearby lake.

    2. Trek towards the top of Catherine falls
    If looking for an adventurous thing to do with your other half, you can take the trail towards the top of this waterfall and marvel at the beauty nature has to offer.

    3. Take a ride in Toy train
    Remember the train on the top of which Shahrukh Khan did “Chhaiya Chhaiya”? You can do that too within the beautiful scenery of Nilgiri hills. This toy train offers the riders with the mesmerising views of nature while passing through almost 50 tunnels and 100 high bridges.

    4. Offer a rose to your love in its renowned rose garden
    A garden having more than 3600 varieties of roses can be the best place to express your love.
  4. What are the best adventure activities to do in Ooty?

    1. Jungle safari
    The best way to explore the region is to take a safari into the green beauty it offers. A safari in Ooty will take you through the tall pine trees and its many tea plantations, making it a once in a lifetime experience.

    2. Ride in toy train
    Go through the multiple tunnels, high bridges and steep slopes while enjoying the enthralling scenery of beautiful Nilgiri hills.

    3. A trip to Toda huts
    Get in touch with the tribal people of Ooty and experience their way of living. You can also spend a night in these bamboo huts and have once in a lifetime culinary experience.

    4. Trek to the top of Catherine Falls
    The  question of what to do in Ooty for adventure is often answered by a single word - “waterfall”. A hike to the top of Catherine waterfall is filled with visual marvels including big pine trees and rare shrubs.

    5. Camping at Avalanche lake
    Being surrounded by wide forests, a night out at this place is one of the most adventurous things to do in Ooty. You can also try hands on fishing and rafting in this serene lake.
  5. How can I spend my night in Ooty?

    When asked what to do in Ooty, nightlife is never an answer. But here is a list of activities to do at night that will make your Ooty trip a better experience:

    1. Shopping at the main bazaar
    This main market is the best place to shop for silver in Ooty. The stalls here start settling around 7PM, after which this place becomes a shopping hub. From household items to handicrafts you can find almost everything in this market.

    2. Good night Tea
    Ooty, known for the variety of teas it offers, has a number of breweries where you can have some rare flavors of teas and coffees.

    3. A night in Glenmorgan
    Providing the best experience of camping, Glenmorgan is one of the finest places in Ooty. Here, you can slowly watch the sun settling below the horizon and on a clear night, you can also gaze into the milky way. 

    4. Go bar-hopping
    Ooty is home to various renowned clubs and bars which offer the best brews. There are many great places to hangout in Ooty which offer surprisingly good nightlife experiences.
  6. What we can buy in Ooty?

    1. Tea leaves
    Known for its varied tea cultivation, what to do in Ooty should never be a question here. You should just go out and shop for premium teas. From rose teas to the milk teas, in Ooty you can find every flavour of tea one can think of.

    2. Handmade chocolates
    Ever had a spicy chocolate? If not then you should definitely visit the main market of this town and try the huge variety of handmade chocolates like lemon, mango, orange and even red chilli.

    3. Jewellery
    The second most popular thing in Ooty is the silverware. The main bazaar of ooty has the highest number of silver vendors in the whole state. The material you buy from here is pure and designs are one of a kind.

    4. Winter Wear
    The tibetan market here becomes a shopping hub whenever the cool waves hit. Here you can shop for shawls, jackets, gloves, cardigans and monkey caps, which are of the best quality. 

    5. Aromatic oils
    Being home to more than 3000 flora species, Ooty is filled with a number of fragrances which can be bought in the form of aromatic oils. Here you can shop from a wide range of aromas which cannot be bought anywhere else in the world.
  7. What is the best time to visit Ooty?

    The best time to visit this beautiful setting is from October to June. At this time, the climate is pleasant and the temperature remains between 20 to 25 degree celsius. Summers are not so harsh here, so you can easily stroll around the tea plantations and experience one of the best Things to do in Ooty.
  8. What is famous in Ooty?

    The hill station of Ooty is famous for the natural beauty it holds and of-course, “tea”. Tea plantation is the most revenue generating thing in ooty and every day, a large number of tourists from around the world flock towards its many gardens. Apart from these two things, Ooty also has a train which travels within the Nilgiri mountains and taking this train makes up for one of the best Activities to do in Ooty.
  9. Is one day enough for Ooty?

    The beautiful town of Ooty can be covered easily in a day. Almost all the popular things to do in Ooty, like train rides, tea and chocolate shopping, sightseeing and jungle safari can be done in a single day. To experience other famous activities done here, you might need more than a day.
  10. Is Ooty worth visiting?

    Filled with so many amazing views and attractions, a visit to Ooty is surely a once in a lifetime experience. Ooty is a favourite place of those who are nature and wildlife enthusiasts. There are so many things to do in Ooty that many tourists plan their trip here again and again.
  11. How can I spend my night in Ooty?

    Below is a list of things that you can do in Ooty at night: 
    Shopping at the main bazaar
    Camping night in Glenmorgan
    Go bar-hopping
    Make tea using old machinery 
    Try local food at a famous hotel - “Pankaj Bhojanalay”
    Taste home grown coffee at Willy’s Coffee Pub
  12. How far is Ooty from Munnar?

    From Munnar, Ooty is 242 Km away. This distance can be covered in around 6 hours by taking the train 56137 from Munnar. Other travel options are not available for this small distance, making the train journey a best option.
  13. What is the cost of Ooty trip?

    The whole trip costs around INR 2000 for a day per person. This expense includes your food, accommodation and visit to its famous attractions. Other than this, the cost of your Ooty trip may vary depending on the location you are travelling from.