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  • While it is not doable to visit every place in Ooty, the most captivating places to visit in Ooty in 2 days, which gives an insight into Ooty’s soul can be covered. The first image that comes to mind while thinking about Ooty is of the rolling meadows, the backdrop of the Nilgiris and lake of glistening water.

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    No wonder our list of the 2 days’ itinerary starts with the Ooty lake, Wenlock Downs and Pykara Falls and Pykara Lake at the beginning. Day-2 in Ooty will be no short of splendour with exuberant places like the Doddabetta Peak, the Rose Garden and the Tea Museum & Factory to ensure that you cover the best of everything that Ooty has to proffer.

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    This 2-day itinerary makes sure that you cover the places that you need to visit once-in-your-lifetime for your much needed weekend getaway in Ooty.

  • Places to Visit in Ooty on day 1

    The first day in Ooty, the Queen of Hills, should start with the most popular of the places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. The first place which comes to mind is the Ooty lake, which is perfect for a morning stroll or an early morning cycle ride.

    Places like the Wenlock Downs and the Pine Tree Forest captivates tourists with their rustic charm and tranquillity. The best way to end your day is with an evening well-spent in the Botanical Garden Ooty, surrounded by exotic flora and witnessing the setting of the sun in dramatic views.

  • 01Ooty Lake

    Ooty Lake

    Ooty Lake was artificially constructed for the sole purpose of fishing. But we may not be wrong to address this as one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. Lying only 2 km away from the main city in the abode of the green blanketed hills of the Nilgiri district.

    It is swamped by Eucalyptus trees and enchanting greenery all around, where you can locate several rivulets coming through the hills.

    Location: Ooty Lake, Ooty, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings: 10:00 A.M. To 6:30 P.M.

    Price: INR 10.

  • 02Wenlock Downs

    Wenlock Downs

    Prolific greenery as long as your eyes can see, the hills of Ooty falls and rises smoothly. These rolling hills have lured not only visitors but also popular directors of Bollywood to capture the ethereal beauty of this vast grassland.

    This place also catches the attention of golf lovers, owing to the vast expanse of land that adds attraction to the Gymkhana Golf Club, Ooty. This place is great for hiking and trekking while tired city souls can also sit and enjoy the sight of sheep grazing the grassland and a swelling meadow overlooking the Mukurthi Peak.

    Location: 17 km Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings: 9:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

    Price: INR 10.

  • 03Kamraj Sagar Dam

    Kamraj Sagar Dam

    Kamraj Sagar Dam holds the record of being top amongst the most amazing places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. Captivating Indian film directors for the dramatic views of the sunset this place provides along with the stunning panorama of the surrounding greenery.

    You can spend your time here leisurely by renting out a boat and fishing with your family. A perfect place for a laid-back getaway, it is also visited by bird-watchers, for the various species of birds that come here for food and water.

    Location: Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Hwy, Sholur, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

    Price: Entry is free.

  • 04Pykara Falls

    Pykara Falls

    As the river Pykara surmounts the curves and heights of the Mukurthi peak, it gives birth to the cascading water. Pykara falls is a sight to behold, that you should be amongst the top places to visit in Ooty in 2 days.

    The famous Pykara Dam and Reservoir lies approximately 2 km away from the falls. Although swimming in the waters of these falls is not desirable due to the presence of sharp rocks with a little depth in water.

    Location: Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings: 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

    Price: INR 5.

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  • 05Pykara Lake

    Pykara Lake

    Situated at just 2 km from the Pykara Falls, this lake provides for gaiety boat rides and is the most famous to be in the list of places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. The glistening water and the undulating hills, this place has it all that nature lovers, photographers and travellers seek for on vacation.

    You can spend your time by soaking the beauty of the place while basking in the sun, enjoy the various boat rides or simply read a book.

    Location: Pykara, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings: 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

    Price: INR 5.

  • 06Pine Tree Forest

    Pine Tree Forest

    The towering pine trees, postcard perfect views of the Nilgiris all around and the crisp air makes it the most captured location in the Indian films. Spanning between Ooty and Thalakunda, the mesmerising views of the location makes the visitors forget about any worry and get lost in its rustic charm.

    The soaring pines provide privacy to honeymooners from the prying eyes of the world and give the opportunity to spend quality time with each other.

    Location: Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Hwy, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643005, India.

    Timings: 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

    Price: INR 5.

  • 07Ooty Botanical Garden

    Ooty Botanical Garden

    Scattered over 55 acres of land in a terraced fashion, this garden is dipped in exotic natural beauty. As you visit you can find many exotic trees of Australian species, as well as indigenous shola trees.

    This garden is also home to the colourful Nilgiri birds, nesting in trees and hedges. As you stroll through the garden, you sense a feeling of peace and calm. The charm of this place justifies it coming under the itinerary of places to visit in Ooty in 2 days.

    Location:  Nilgiris, Vannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu,India.

    Timings: 7 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

    Price: INR 30.

  • Places to Visit in Ooty on day 2

    To get the full potential of Ooty, our recommendation is to start your second day here, early. Visit the Doddabetta Peak and catch a glimpse of the spectacular early sunrise, that will be sure to stay in your memory for long.

    After, the jump-start of the day, places like the Rose Garden, Tea Factory & Museum and the Botanical Garden will stimulate your olfactory glands and will make your experience in Ooty an unforgettable one.

    The Toda Hamlet and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary will give you a taste of tranquillity and peace with their rustic charm and stunning natural views of the emerald surroundings.

  • 08Doddabetta Peak

    Doddabetta Peak

    Offering unbeatable views of the Nilgiris, it is the highest peak in the Nilgiri range. When at the top, you can witness the gorgeous forests of Bandipur National Park and the highlands of Mysore from here.

    Being a trekker’s paradise, this place provides for an unrivalled trekking experience with the most stunning views. Sunrise from this place is a joy that you should not give a miss. For a closer look of the surroundings, a Telescope house is present at the place.

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

    Timings: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

    Price: INR 6.

  • 09The Emerald Lake

    The Emerald Lake

    Another amazing lake of Ooty and a ‘must-see’ one in the list of awe-inspiring places. The Emerald Lake is most favoured by the locals for family picnics.

    If you are looking for a quiet getaway in Ooty, then this is just the place for you, away from the crazy crowd of the city. You can engage yourself in trekking and mountain-biking, and relish the breath-taking landscape of the Nilgiri slopes and tea estates in its surrounding.

    Location:  Emerald Village, The Nilgiris, Ooty, Tamil Nadu,India.

    Timings: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

    Price: Entry is free.

  • 10Rose Garden

    Rose Garden

    Certainly, a delight to your sense of smell, Ooty Rose Garden gives you an enthralling experience. It transports you to a happy place while you tread your way through this garden, filled with shades of red.

    Perched on the Elk Hillslopes in Ooty, this place is rightfully addressed as one of the not-to-miss places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. Makes up for a great picnic spot for families with kids while also doubling up as a place for a quick romantic getaway.

    Location: Bombay Kist, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings: 8:30 A.M. to 6 P.M.

    Price: INR 30.

  • 11Tea Factory & Museum

    Tea Factory & Museum

    Now, here’s a museum in Ooty along with a tea factory to let you in on the secrets of what makes tea so special. Ooty Tea Factory and Museum must be in the bucket list for its uniqueness.

    The museum takes you on a journey of evolution of tea right from its origins to the present. It has a souvenir shop adjacent to it for you to buy authentic tea leaves for yourself and your acquaintances.

    Location:  Doddabetta Road, Mel Koddapmund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings: 9 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

    Price: INR 10.

  • 12Wax World

    Wax World

    Ooty has its very own Wax Museum with refreshing greenery all around it. Wax World Ooty can be found not too far away from the main city, is just 2 km away. This place is quite entertaining and is very informative for kids.

    It can be easily considered as one of the must-visit tourist places. The Wax World has many replicas portraying the life of Indian villages and statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and so on.

    Location: Opposite to Lake-Boat House, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings:  9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

    Price: INR 20.

  • 13Toda Hamlet

    Toda Hamlet

    Located at a distance of 5.6 km away from the tourist town of Ooty. This offbeat hamlet is home to a small indigenous tribal community of the Western Ghats. The main of this community are the Todas.

    They are a close-knit community whose livelihood is mainly pastoral and herding. The Toda huts are quite intriguing structures, which do not have windows and are semi-barrel shaped huts. You have to bend over in order for one to enter the hut from the main door, as the huts are petite.

    Location: Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

    Timings: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

    Price: Entry is free.

  • 14Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

    Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

    A real treat for nature aficionados, the Mudumalai National Park is situated in the Nilgiri district, at the shared border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This national park has a population of about 50 tigers in its abode, some of whom you might spot if you are in luck.

    A little safari in the wilderness, surrounded by rare flora and fauna, with the melodious sounds of the birds in the background, seems worthwhile to spend your time here.

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

    Timings: 7 A.M. to 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. to 6 P.M.

    Price: INR 15.

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