If you are searching for the perfect retreat from the din and bustle of urban life, then Ooty is one of the best places to visit. Its serene landscape featuring eucalyptus-studded pathways, picturesque grass slopes with misty clouds hanging over is a treat for the eyes.

Enchanted with the salubrious weather and scenic opulence the colonial rulers of India decided to develop this place. If you are planning for a day trip or a weekend break here is a list of Ooty tourist places with images.

Botanical Garden

It covers an expanse of 22 acres at an impressive height of 2400 meters above sea level. The garden is home to some of the rare species of lilies, shrubs, and flowering plants making it one of the most stayed tourist places in Ooty.

Doddabetta Peak

Located at an impressive height of 2623 meters the Doddabetta Peak is Ooty’s highest vantage point and the highest peak of Nilgiri.

Rose Garden

Situated near the Charring Cross at Vijaynagaram the Rose garden is spread over 10 acres of land. This garden is home to some 3600 varieties of rose.

Ooty Lake

Make your way to the Ooty lake to enjoy breathtaking scenic views.  Covering an area of 64 acres studded with Eucalyptus trees, it is one of the best places to visit in Ooty in 1 day.

Deer Park

The Deer Park lies in close vicinity of the Ooty lake. Although there is nothing special about this place, if you have a fascination for deer then it is one of the worthy places to visit in Ooty in 1 day

Upper Bhavani Lake

If you wish to spend time in privacy amidst a tranquil setting, then do not miss on an evening along the greenery-enriched lakeside of the Upper Bhavani Lake. Located in the Snowdown Road of Ooty you can enjoy a romantic outing with your beloved. Henceforth, it is one of the best tourist places in Ooty.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Running from Mettupalayam to Ooty the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is offering a vintage train ride. If you are thinking of places to visit in Ooty in 2 days, then do not miss out the 5-hour journey that has in its offering some enchanting views of sloppy green mountains.

Avalanche Lake

Located 28 km away from the center of the city it is one of the tourist places in Ooty known for its undisturbed locale.

St Stephens Church

It is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris. The green covering of greenery around the church is a treat to the eyes.

Mariamman Temple

If you are a believer, then do not forget to take the blessings of the mother deity at the Mariamman temple of Ooty.

Mukurthi National Park

It is a delightful weekend gateway and one of the best tourist places in Ooty.

Chief Attractions

Nilgiri Tahr

Varieties of  ferns, orchids, and rhododendron

Rare species of birds like Black Eagles, Grey Jungle fowls, woodcock, Kestrel, and Thrushes

Ooty Golf Course

Located at the height of 7200 feet, the golf course is enclosed with thick forest covering that is home to trees like oak, aromatic eucalyptus, rhododendron, and fir. You will have a delightful evening here admiring the scenic beauty.

Kalhatty Waterfalls

A cascading waterfall that makes its way through lush green mountain 13 km from Ooty on the Ooty Mysore route

Ketti Valley View

Location: 4 km along the Ooty Coonoor road (NH 67)

Chief attraction: Enchanting view of the Ketti Valley from the hillside.

Tribal Research Center

Come here to know more about the tribal culture and traditions of Tamil Nadu. The open tribal museum here is equipped with an audio-video system for enjoying tribal songs and dance.

Lamb’s Rock

Among all the tourist places in Ooty and Coonoor, it is the best place to enjoy solitude and natural beauty together.


Location: 25 Km from Ooty

Chief attraction: Oldest tea estate of the region. The abundance of greenery is refreshing.

Catherine Waterfall

Location: 22 km from Ooty

A dual cascaded mountain stream that is 250 feet high and source of the Kallari river.

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

If you have ample time in hand, then it is one of those tourist places in Ooty that you cannot afford to miss.

Location: 3 km from Ooty

Chief Attractions: Indian Leopard, Bengal Tiger, Gaur, and 266 species of birds including the rare white-rumped vulture, and the long-billed vulture.  

9th Mile

It is also known as the Shooting Medu and located 9 miles from Ooty. Many popular Tamil and Indian movies have been shot here.

   Final Thoughts

So, if you are planning to visit Ooty and then these are the beautiful places in which you can visit and have a wonderful experience of your Ooty trip.




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