Top 10 Best places to Visit in Ooty – {Updated}

There are many tourist attractions to see in Ooty. Ooty is well renowned for its simplicity and peaceful life. Once you decide to visit Ooty, ensure that you do not miss visiting any of these places as mentioned in this article because these places are the best. You will have a pleasant experience in Ooty due to its friendly climate. In this article, you will find the best places to do street shopping, eating, roaming around in Ooty. Ooty is a very beautiful place with breathtaking views and sightseeing places. You will want to visit this place again once you cover up all the places as mentioned in this article. 

So below is the list of all those places that you should visit when you plan to visit Ooty with your friends or family.

Top 10 Places to visit in Ooty:

Pykara Lake

Pykara Lake

There is a boathouse on Pykara reservoir which makes it more beautiful. The scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary. You can do activities like Boating, Waterfalls viewpoint.

Timing: Mon-Fri :9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat – Sun :9:00 am to 6:30 pm

Boating Fees : Speed Boat: Rs 785, Motor Boat(8 Seater): Rs 750

Camera Fees:No Fees

Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake

This lake is a must-visit tourist attraction which is lying between green mountains and landscapes. The scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary. You will fall in love with the beauty of this place. You can do many activities here like camping, rafting and trekking to nearby hilly regions.

Entry fee: No fees 

  •  150 per person for Bus Safari
  •  1200 per trip for Jeep Safari

Recommended Duration: 2 Hours

Rose Garden – A Spectrum Of Various Colours

This is one of the most beautiful and amazing sightseeing places in Ooty and this place covers more than 3600 varieties of rose which makes it worth to visit and a favorite tourist attraction. This is one of the largest rose gardens in India and this place has been awarded as the ‘Garden of Excellence’ by the World Federation of Rose Societies. The scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary. The rose garden is very gorgeous and you will enjoy very fresh amid the fragrance of roses.

Opening hours: 8:30 am to 6:30 pm

Entrance fee: INR 20/person

Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake

This lake lies in middle of green valleys. Many thrilling boat races are organized here During Ooty summer festival. This lake also serves as an amusement park. You should definitely keep this place in your list. The scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary. The place gives a very serene and peaceful environment.

Opening hours: 10:00 am to 6: 30 pm

Entrance fee: INR 10/person for Indians and INR 560/person for foreigners

Boating charges: INR 180 for 2 seater rowboat for 30 minutes

Doddabetta Peak

peak

Doddabetta Peak is a wonderful trekking spot. The Telescope House for a stunning view is the key attraction of this place. You will get breathtaking views of the highest peak of Nilgiri—Doddabetta Peak. You will fall in love with this place more if you are a trekker. You should definitely keep this place in your list.

Opening hours: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance fee: INR 10/person

Tea Museum

Tea Museum

Tea Museum is one of the best places to visit in Ooty. If you are a tea lover, then you must not miss this place. You can see how the tea is made and taste some incredible varieties while viewing mesmerizing beauty surrounding the museum. The place gives a very serene and peaceful environment.

Opening hours: 10: 00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance fee: INR 10/person for both factory and museum

Kalhatty Waterfalls

Kalhatty Waterfalls

 Kalhatty Waterfalls are located 15 km away from Ooty. You will reach this place after a 2 km trek. Thus all the adventurous persons should go here as this place is thrilling. Many people believe that saint Agastya used to live in this region.  There are many wild species in this region, so be careful while visiting this place. The scenic beauty of this place is extraordinary.  Lush greenery and species of animals like black panther are the key attractions of this beautiful place. 

Opening hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Entrance fee: Free

Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park is a very beautiful tiger reserve and is one of the forest ranges that were first considered to be national parks. It is located in the district of Nilgiri. You should definitely keep this place in your list. The best time to come here is during the beginning of summer or towards the end of monsoon. It has also been declared as a tiger reserve as the place ows presence of around 50 tigers. 

Opening hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
Entrance fee: Free

Wax World Museum

Wax World Museum

This is one os must-visit places in Ooty. The place has lifelike wax statues of historical and political personalities. Typical rural household and replicates the local lifestyle and all these made of wax are also displayed here. You should definitely keep this place in your list.

Opening hours: INR 40/person

Entrance fee: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Thunder World

Thunder World

Thunder World is a place for fun and thrill. If you are visiting with your family and especially kids then you must not miss out this place. Thunder World features more than 20 models of dinosaurs, coupled with sounds and special effects. There are other attractions like 5D theatre and Third Eye Camera Museum, haunted house which are really enjoyed by everyone.

Opening hours: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm on Mon-Fri and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sat-Sun

Entrance fee: INR 210/person for adults and INR 130/person for kids.

So these were all the best places that you must visit when you plan your visit to Ooty with your friends and family. You will fall in love with the beauty of this place. These are the favouite tourist destinations. You will have a wonderful experience if you visit all these places as mentioned in this article. 

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