Things to Do in Ooty

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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Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park and Bandipur National Park are like two sides of the same coin. Separated by the border, Bandipur Park lies in Karnataka while the neighbouring, Mudumalai lies in the Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. The area is rich with rare species that include 50 types of fish, 34 species of reptiles, 266 species of birds, and 55 types of mammals. 

Some of the rare wildlife you’ll find here are vultures, Bengal Tigers, Indian Leopards and golden jackals. The flora includes dense tropical forests, exotic climbers and creepers, bamboo trees, Indian rosewood and much more! If you’re a nature enthusiast, Mudumalai’s sense of serenity and extravagant beauty is sure to leave you spellbound!

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu

Best Time to visit: The most ideal time to visit this park is from February to June.

Entry fee: INR 15/ USD 0.23 per person

Timings: The opening hours for visitors is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the evenings.

Distance from Wayanad: The distance between the two places is approximately 90 kilometres.

Mukurthi National Park
When you are in Ooty, you must visit the Mukurthi National Park, which is one of the most beautiful places in an already beautiful hill station. Situated in the western part of the Nilgiri Plateau in the Western Ghats, this national park is one of Ooty’s greatest pride. The park was established in 2001, on 12th December, and is spread over an area of 78.46 square kilometres. 

Due to its vast reserve of fauna and flora, this site has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2012. The majority of the landscape in the reserve is covered with shrubs and mountainous grasslands. The area in the National Park which are at an elevation and experience high rainfall are covered with sholas and lush green tropical grasslands. 

The Mukurthi National Park is famous for its protected reserves of endangered wildlife consisting of animals like the Asian elephant and the Royal Bengal Tiger.However, despite the residence of many endangered animal and plant species, the main purpose of the Nation Park is the protection of the Nilgiri Tahr, a species of mountain mammals that are exclusive to only this part of the country. 

Location: Bangi Thabal Guest House Road, Padavayal, Kerala 678582. 

Timings: Wednesday to Monday (9:00 am – 5:30 pm)

Entry Fee: INR 15 for adults, INR 10 for children and INR 2 for students. An additional fee of INR 25 is charged for still cameras and INR 150 is charged for video cameras.

Elevation: 8,625 feet or 2,629 meters above sea level

Distance from Ooty city center: 167.5 km by road.
Rose Garden

Spread in an enormous 4 acres of Land the transfixing Rose Garden is a delicately instrumented estate encapsulated with bewitching landscapes, lush green tropics, a spread of varied flowers and much more. Divided into 5 terrace structures, the garden homes one of the greatest collections of Rose species including miniature rose, hybrid tea rose, ramblers, and floribunda.

The site of these roses are a delight to witness and can simply be counted as once in a lifetime experience. Visitors from across the county visit the Garden and it is said to be amongst the most popular tourist spots in all of Ooty. The Rose Garden is found at an incline on the hills of Elk which adds to the shimmering beauty of the place and helps visitors with an extravagant view. 

The tourists, as well as localites, enjoy a number of activities here in the garden. From a relaxing picnic with the family, photography in the alluring gardens, there is a lot to do at the Garden. What entices the travelers even more towards the garden is it’s well-maintained ambiance. Clean, loiter free and serene, the garden comes off as a breathe of fresh air away from the clustered city life.

All in all, if you are looking for a new place to discover this weekend or you are a tourist visiting Ooty for the first time, visiting the enthric Rose Garden has to be on your bucket list. Don’t forget to charge your camera because you will be clicking tens of candids. 

Botonical Garden

Perched in the foot of the Doddabetta peak, this sprawling botanical garden in Ooty was established in 1848. The garden as designed by an English architect, William Graham McIvor and it took him ten years to complete the layout of the garden due to various reasons like funds, rarity of horticulturists at that time, and difficulty in procuring the sapling.

Under the sheer commitment of William Graham McIvor, the mind-blowing landscape of Ooty Botanical Garden as successfully laid out. Today, the garden looks spectacular with verdant lawns, flowering plants of more than 50,000 varieties, man-made ponds with lilies and lotuses, an Italian style garden, rate orchids, exotic woods and, numerous medicinal herbs and plants.

The biggest attraction of the garden is the fossil tree trunk that is put on display. The trunk dates back to a whopping 20 million years ago and was presented by the Geological Survey of India, from the National Fossil Park, Thiruvakkarai. 

The annual flower show at Ooty Botanical Garden is the biggest summer festival of Ooty that draws about 150,000 tourists each year from all parts of the world. The magnificent collection of flowering plants attracts photographers and nature enthusiasts and the Rose Garden includes almost all the rose varieties and sis undeniably a visual treat.

Toda hill or Toda mund within the park which gives the visitors an insight into the lives and culture of Todas, the native tribe of the Nilgiris. Ooty Botanical Garden has a snack shop, a souvenir shop, and another shop selling products that indigenous to Ooty like Eucalyptus oil, and spices.

Thunder World Ooty

Thunder Park is one of the most famous theme amusement parks in Ooty. It is also known as the Dinosaur Park with interesting caricatures and images presented to visitors that transfer them to another world. The park has 3 important sections which can be enjoyed by the visitors namely the Jurassic Jungle, the Vortex and the World of Spirits. The park also has a camera museum and a 5D theatre which is a different experience altogether. Each section gives visitors an experience into the various themes that the park has to offer. Young kids will love the place because it will not just entertain them but will also provide them with an educational experience.

The different sections have different meanings and a different level of fun attached. The Jurassic Jungle takes us into the world of Dinosaurs. There are different models of Dinosaurs on display here which provides for a great informational experience too. The Vortex section displays unique 3D paintings with some interesting illusions created to enhance the effect. The World of Spirits introduces us to spooky characters in 5D that add to the screams and scares.

The Park also has a section that showcases 3D models of towering monuments of India like the Taj Mahal, India Gate and much more. You can capture some unbelievable photos amidst illusions and also snack in the counters present within the premises. The Thunder World journey in Ooty is a welcome addition to Ooty’s charm and beauty and will amaze visitors of all age groups.

Stone House Ooty

The first building to be constructed on the lands of Ooty that marked a new beginning of a new phase in the city, Stone house is one of the most consequential pieces of architecture to be built in Ooty. The tales of how the edifice came into existence goes way back when John Sullivan, the Collector of Coimbatore, stumbled upon the mesmerizing beauty of Ooty and believing it to be an extraordinary tourist destination in the future built the very first English House (Stone House) as his residence.

The Stone House has now become one of the greatest tourist spots in all of Ooty and visitors in large numbers visit the place every year and relish its sublime allure and magnificent construct. Encapsulated with lush green tropics, ravishing mountains and enchanting landscapes, the Stone House is also celebrated as a sightseeing spot for many travelers. 

If that wasn't fascinating enough, the house also homes an ancient Oak tree that, some belief, has stood there since Sullivan landed the first brick of Stone House in Ooty and hence, the tree is named Sullivan’s Oaktree. Although the Stone House is a part of the Government Art College, it doesn't stop you from visiting the place, visitors are always welcomed here. 
So, if you are looking for a fresh site to explore, the Stone House is the answer for you. Perfect for a weekend getaway with family and friends, Stone House in Ooty is the ideal destination for your next family outing. Remember to carry your camera to click some memorable pictures.

Emerald Lake
Emerald Lake is located in Emerald Village  away from the hustle and bustle of a city, offering some peace and quiet so that you can relax in the lap of nature. That is because Emerald Lake is still pristine and less frequented compared to other places visited by tourists in South India every year. 

Travel enthusiasts visit Emerald Lake for its breathtaking scenic beauty such as the lush Nilgiri hills and the tea plantations surrounding the water body. With tea plantations surrounding Emerald lake, you can buy various tea products if you like.  The lake and its picturesque surroundings are a photographer’s paradise for taking beautiful photos of the landscape. Emerald Lake is also visited due to its stunning sunrise and sunset views, which is a bonus or takeaway for photographers.
It is an ideal picnic spot for locals and tourists alike. You can carry picnic baskets and some badminton gear when visiting this place.  The surrounding woods and blue lake-water are home to diverse flora and fauna. Take delight in watching some native birds including ducks and other aquatic animals.

It is a bird watcher’s paradise, where you can spot them easily  without having to wait for a long time. Emerald Lake is also popular for activities like mountain biking and trekking down the lakeside. Again, if you are not much of an adventure-seeker, you can fish by the lake or sit with your favorite book and read in peace. 
Ooty Lake

Also known as the Ooty Boat House, Ooty Lake is one of the major attractions of Ooty, the queen of Nilgiris. Spread over a vast area of 65 acres, this lake was first constructed by John Sullivan way back in 1824. Made with the water flowing down from the mountain streams in Ooty, the lake was initially made solely for fishing. However, gradually it became more of a tourist attraction, and when it was taken over by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation in 1973, the lake was transformed into a tourist park and more attractions were built around it. 

Surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus and the Nilgiri ranges in the background, the Ooty Lake is one of the most serene and peaceful tourist attractions in Ooty. If you are lucky, you can also spot some rare birds near the lake. But it is not just the beauty of the lake that makes this place so popular - the fun activities for kids and adults alike are also a major crowd puller.

Boating is a popular tourist activity at Ooty Lake. One can hire paddle boats, motorboats, and rowing boats from the boathouse in Ooty Lake and take a ride across the pretty lake. Kids can enjoy a joyful ride on the mini train and take a tour of the lake and the park. The amusement park that houses a haunted house, mirror house, and other fun activities like horse riding, is also loved by tourists that visit Ooty Lake.

Deer Park

The Deer Park in Ooty is a place which is one of its own kinds and known for being home to a vast number of deer. Located at Udhagamandalam town, the name of this itself explains very vividly that this place is a perfect location for the wildlife lovers who want to admire these innocent species.

This park was opened in 1986, and considered to be one of the must visit places in Ooty which is spread across an area of 22 acres. Located at one of the most easily accessible places of Ooty, the Deer Park can be visited just after taking a stroll by the Ooty Lake.

This park is surrounded by a vast variety of flora and fauna. The visitors can get a peek of various species of deer like the Sambar and Chital. Alongside that, there are hares and rabbits which can be spotted inside the park. Adding to this, the park is also home to a wide variety of birds.

This place is well-maintained and close to a numerous number of attractions in Ooty. There is much more to know about this park, which can be found in this handy guide which will help you explore it in a better way.
According to the forest department officials, the park is decided to be turned into a rescue and rehabilitation centre to protect the endangered Nilgiri Tahr.

Catherine Falls

The beauty of Coorg accumulates here at Catherine Water Falls. Although not much reckoned, Catherine Falls is a perfect summer retreat for those who seek a soothing rejuvenation in the lap of nature. It is all over surrounded by sprawling and lush green tea estates.

It resembles a thin water stream falling down from a height of more than 250 feet. What makes it more attractive is its fabulous pool forming ability at the bottom. Locals refer to this nature’s beauty as Geddhehaada Halla.

Location: Coorg, Tamil Nadu 643201

Timing: It is best to visit here anytime from morning 09:00 am to evening 06:30 pm

Price: There is no entry fee to Catherine Falls.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a meter-gauge railway line 1000 mm long that passes through the queenly hill station of Ooty in Tamil Nadu. The fleet of steam locomotives running on this line is aptly nicknamed ‘the Toy Train’ and is greatly popular among children. 

The train covers a total distance of 46 km over a span of 5 hours, meandering by the rolling hills, green meadows, and view of the forested slopes. Localities bob up from within the greens with their red-tiled roofs and the train stops every once in a while at quaint little hill stations. You will be waved through Mettupalayam, Kellar, Coonoor, Wellington, Lovedale, and Ootacamund on this ride, reaching the point of 4,363 ft at the maximum.

There are a number of pitch-dark tunnels to cross through, sharp bends along the mountains, thickly forested stretches, and a wide panorama of verdant meadow highlands to enjoy from your window seat. 
It is not just the brilliant picturesque quality of this dream-like rail journey that makes it so special, but also the fact that the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is part of India’s heritage. The tracks were laid down by the British Indian administration in the year 1908.

Also, the trains use locomotives from over 50 and 80 years back-- the specimens of the oldest x-class locomotives still in use. UNESCO declared the railway as a World Heritage Site in 2005, extending it to the greater heritage site of Mountain Railways of India.

Doddabetta Peak

Reckoned as Ooty’s highest vantage point, Doddabetta Peak is sure shot to be a part of your Coonoor tourist places to visit. Since ages, Doddabetta Peak is well-known to accomplish all the desires which an avid trekker holds out of his curiosity. Out of the 24 peaks of Nilgiris, Doddabetta stands as the highest one.

Travel aficionados quite frequently visit this peak to pursue their trekking desires. From the top of this peak, you can stare at the plains of Mysore as well as Coimbatore. There are ample photography opportunities here for your Coonoor diaries.

Location: 9 km from Ooty, Ooty Kotagiri Road, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, 643002, India

Timing: You can climb this peak anywhere from morning 07:00 am to evening 06:00 pm

Price: Above 5 years, you have to pay an entry fee of 6 INR, and for children below 5 years, there are no such entry fees. Photography might charge you around 10 INR while videography might cost you about 50 INR.

Pykara Lake

Emerging from the Mukurthi Peak, the beautiful Pykara River transforms into gorgeous waterfalls, which ultimately forms a Pykara Lake. Guarded by a lush green cover of the Shola forests, Pykara Lake is believed to be an outcome of the dam constructed across the Mukurti River. 

The tranquillity of the green surroundings, a thick forest cover at the shores of the Pykara Lake and the tall pine trees in its backdrop gives rise to a pleasing atmosphere. In fact, you can say that the

Pykara Lake is blessed with everything that you need to make your family outing an endearing one. Irrespective of whether you are a solo traveler or a couple in love, you probably shouldn’t miss on this tourist hotspot on your Ooty tour. 

If you feel like adding some adventurous flavor to your weekend celebrations, you can simply hop at the Pykara Lake Boat House. Here, you have various motorboats and speed boats to give you a perfect boating experience.

As the captain is busy maneuvering your boat around, you can simply get candid moments of your fellow tour mates. 

Besides boating adventure, you can also hike up to the rumbling Pykara Falls. As you proceed from the Lake to the Pykara Falls, be ready to treat yourself with the melodious bird sounds and a cool breeze of air blowing in here and there.

There are paid battery car services for those who want to embrace the cascading illustration of the Pykara Falls without a hiking adventure

Glass Bridge Mini Ooty

Arimbra Hills or Mini Ooty is a tourist attraction between Malappuram and Kondottoot in Kerala, India. Located 1,050 ft above sea level. The place attracts large number of visitors for its rolling hills and scenic views. There are many stone crushers and plantations atop the hill. There is an old Harijan Colony on the western side of the hill. It is a favourite weekend getaway for the locals. Its resemblance to Ooty draws many tourists each year. The height of this Arimbra mountain is 445 meters.  

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What are the best things to do in Ooty?

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

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

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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.

Also Checkout: Ooty Honeymoon Tour Packages

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.

Also Checkout: Family Tour Packages

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Ooty Things To Do Reviews

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Reviewed: 23 Jul 2023
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Reviewed: 15 Oct 2019
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 n... Read More
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Mighara Hulangamuwa
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Reviewed: 30 Aug 2022
Amazing experience 
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Reviewed: 09 Oct 2019
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.
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Mighara Hulangamuwa
Madhu Sudhan
Reviewed: 02 Mar 2020
"accommodation was awesome, manager and the staff were simply superb and kind. must go place\n\nthanks for the gloves"
Madhu Sudhan
Madhu Sudhan
Madhu Sudhan
Reviewed: 17 Apr 2019
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... Read More

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