The Queen of hill stations, Ooty, nestled in the beautiful Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu grasps attraction through its lush green meadows, heavenly waterfalls, serene lakes and dense pine and eucalyptus trees. Ooty enjoys a pleasant weather throughout the year and is the perfect location for people to enjoy their vacations in peace. Before to go there just search your tickets online and book your Train ticket, flight ticket and bus ticket and you no need to visit a local office to receive your ticket or wait to have it delivered ,simply print your receipt.
Top things to do when in Ooty:
- Take a joyride in the Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train
The century-old Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this 46 km toy train journeys through the picturesque valleys and tunnels, steep curves and beautiful bridges to reach Ooty from Mettupalayam is the ultimate attraction.
- Botanical Gardens
The Government Botanical Garden in Ooty is a massive garden spread across 55 hectares and the various flowers here are a delight to the eyes. It has over 650 species of flowers and trees and visiting it is one of the top 10 things to do in Ooty for nature enthusiasts.
- Take a drive up to Dolphin’s Nose
Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint is a picturesque tourist spot situated 1550 meters above sea level. It’s an ecstasy to drive to Dolphin’s nose viewpoint through hairpin bends, tea plantations, and Catherine Falls specially if you are an old school romantic.
- Trek up to Doddabetta Peak
This is the highest peak in the Nilgiris at a high altitude of 8606 feet. It offers a beautiful panoramic view of the region and has a Telescope House to let travelers catch fascinating views of the surrounding area. Visiting to this place is one of the best things to do in Ooty in March when the sky is clear and the weather is sunny.
- Summer Festival of Ooty
If you are wondering what do in Ooty in the month of May, then taking part in the Summer Festival organized by the Tourist Department should top your list. It not only aims to promote tourism in Ooty but offers an exclusive cultural vibe with Boat Races and flower shows lined up.
- Take a speedboat ride at the Pykara
Pykara is a village and is known for the Pykara Waterfall and the Pykara lake. Here anyone can enjoy the speedboat rides available at this place, take a walk amid the pine trees, have a picnic with family or just simply breathe the serenity it gives out. Highly recommended for nature lovers to spend time in peace.
- Sip exotic blends of tea at the Tea Museum
The museum enlightens you about the evolution of tea in the Nilgiris with Origin of World Tea. Surrounded by lush green tea plantations, the museum has a souvenir shop where you can purchase a wide range of tea leaves, teacups, plates etc.
- Adventurous drive to Upper Bhavani Lake
Upper Bhavani Lake is one of the reserved areas in Ooty where you need to go by Forest department vehicles after the Avalanche check post. The lake has crystal clear blue water and undoubtedly makes up for the best things to do in Ooty in June.
- Learn to extract honey at the Honey and Bee Museum
While the lakes and viewpoints are common among hill stations, the Honey and Bee Museum is a completely unique experience. The museum is explains about the types of bees and the traditional ways of extracting honey.
It’s a veritable paradise and has a lot to offer for the nature lovers who can go camping in the wilderness as there are several environment-friendly jungle lodges and stays which offer you a wilder experience while staying closer to nature. Ooty is the perfect hill station to chill and enjoy life, keeping behind all the sorrows for a while.