Nilgiri Toy Train Ride
The Nilgiris will provide you all mesmerizing scenic views so you can spend a memorable time riding on the famous Toy Train, which will take you to Coonoor. You may also enjoy the shopping and eating during the ride and click pictures of the mind blowing scenic views.
Hiking and Trekking
The Ooty is an excellent destination for terrific hiking and trekking type of sports. The tourists may go hiking, trekking, angling, fishing, and even mountain biking and experience the breathtaking thrill and fun. The pleasant climate enhances the enjoyment of all activities there.
Boating in Pykara Lake
The serene Pykara Lake/Dam offers speed boating and traditional rowing and varieties of boats to choose for a charming boat ride on the lake. One can enjoy the boating with family or friends with the panoramic views of the calm water. Spend some time eating at the restaurant with good food.
The Toda Hamlets
Ooty was initially occupied by the Todas before the East India Company took over. The Todas live in the huts which are unique and look like an inverted U-shape with a tiny entrance and no windows at all. The shawls embroidered by the Todas are famous among the tourists.
The nearest airport to Ooty is Coimbatore, which is located at a distance of 60 miles. The visitors can take a flight from any of the major cities of India and can reach to Ooty via helicopter/bus/other transport from Coimbatore.
Ooty is easily reachable via road. It is 332 miles from Chennai (via Salem, Erode, and Coimbatore); 50 miles from Coimbatore; 96 miles from Mysore. Located on National Highway 67, Ooty is connected by five Nilgiri Ghat Roads.
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is the only rack railway in India and is declared as a World Heritage Site which connects Udhagamandalam Railway Station and Mettupalayam.
Located 28 kilometers from Nilgiris District in Tamil Nadu, Avalanche Lake is an important and a desirable tourist destination having mesmerizing rolling landscape and beautiful flowers. The visitors can enjoy here trout fishing, camping, and rafting.
Government Botanical Gardens
This unique Botanical Garden in Ooty is a great attraction for tourists, which is spread on the 22 acres land on the slopes of the Doddabetta Peak. This Garden exhibits all exotic and indigenous species of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbals and bonsai plants.
Mukurthi National Park
This National Park is located in Tamil Nadu in the Western Ghats mountain range of South India and was created to protect its keystone species- the Nilgiri Tahr. It serves as a home to the several endangered species like Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian Elephant, and mammal- Nilgiri Tahr.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway
This World Heritage Site is one of the most thrilling destinations in Tamil Nadu, which provides stunning views of the Nilgiri Hills. This passenger train covers a distance of 26 km traveling through 208 curves, 16 tunnels and across 250 bridges having the steepest track in Asia.
Sweet Pongal and Kesari
Handmade Tribal Items
organically grown strawberries
Orange Pokoe Tea and Aromatic Oils
The main shopping area of Ooty, which is lined up with the major Kashmiri and local shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts. This desirable market is famous for warm clothes, crafts, and Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan.
This market is famous for the woolen goods/ clothes. You may get all woolen goods of your choice at very reasonable rates here.
Dodabetta Tea Factory
This Tea Factory is a perfect destination for the tea lovers to find the best tea for their taste buds and also to learn all about tea from plucking to packaging. Find some world’s best tea for yourself.
The tourists can get some good tea and Eucalyptus Oil from this store along with Cinchona products and essential oils. You may also taste various eatables here.
Nahar’s Side Walk Cafe
Nahar’s Side Walk Cafe at 52-A, Commercial Road, Charring Crossing famous for pasta and pizza
Jothi Vilas at 82/C2, Kotagiri Road, Kil Kodappmund famous for Poori Bhaji and Vara Pav
Earl’s Secret at Havelock Road, King’s Cliff Hotel famous for the Lamb Steak and Chicken.