Ooty is the most beautiful town located in the Nilgiri districts of Tamil Nadu at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Mostly known as the queen of hills. The economy is based on tourism and agriculture.
Ooty is one of my favorite hill station in south India and would love to visit this hill station again and again hence I would love to publish my 1st blog on the same.
This hill station is a Picnic Spot and also the favorite location for shooting, many Bollywood movies like Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum aapke Hain Kaun, Saajan, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mann Karz, Raaz, were shot extensively in this region.
You can also indulge yourself in activities like Trekking, Mountain cycling, River Rafting, Paragliding, Hang Gliding, Zip Lining.
If you are bored and planning to treat yourself to an amazing trip, then Ooty is the best choice for your tour. If you are wondering what to see and what to do here, then check out the below-mentioned sightseeing. With these interesting places do not forget to create memories.
Places To Visit In Ooty
The Toda village is one of the hidden gems of Elk Hill, Ooty. The houses are oval-shaped and called ‘Doggles. The houses are made of bamboo canes of varying thickness woven together to create a simple and yet beautiful architectural structure.
These huts are ten feet in height and have an area of about 160 square feet. The bamboo structure is then thatched and is enclosed by a small wall of loose stones.
You can approach the member of the Toda community who will guide and explain all you wanted to know about the community and their beautiful village.
This Village is located at a distance of 5.6 KM from the mainland of the Ooty, if you are among those who love to spend time away from city life then Toda Hut from Toda village is the best choice.
You can add kalhatty waterfalls to the list of your Ooty tour. With the marvelous view of the Ghats, the waterfalls are a sight to see and are situated at about 14 kilometers away from Ooty – Sigur Ghat Road or Mysore Road.
It is located at an average height of around 400 feet in the Sigur Plateau of Tamil Nadu. Kalhatty Waterfalls is also known as the Kalahasti Falls and the best time to visit these falls will be during the months of September and November.
When winter is beginning and the monsoon is ending. The Kalhatty Waterfalls descents from a height of 120+ feet and is considered to be an ideal destination for trekking.
You can also try out paragliding here which gives you an adrenaline rush with a bird’s eye view of the location.
The views from the top of the hill at Avalanche give a breathtaking sight of the Avalanche Valley and reservoir.
In many places here, the shoals are so thick that even sunlight cannot penetrate. Avalanche Lake is an important tourism destination in the Nilgiris district. The stunning spot with clear, blue water and lush greenery all around it is a treat from the busy way of city life.
This is the area where trout fishing can be carried out, also you can get into trekking through the nearby upper Bhavani region which is the thick forest area. Camping at this place is something you can never miss on.
Avalanche Lake falls is about 22 km from Ooty city center, and you access numerous bus and taxi services at regular intervals to drop you from Ooty to Avalanche Lake there. So next you plan a tour to Ooty, Avalanche Lake should be the 1st choice to explore.
Wenlock Down is also called as 9th-mile Shooting point as it 15 km (i.e. 9 miles) away from the city life of Ooty, When you start exploring the Wenlock down you find that lush green grass stretching endlessly and it does not seem to end.
No matter how much you keep walking. But when you find some different route you end up with another stretch of eucalyptus trees. the Wenlock Downs is now home to the Gymkhana Club of Ooty and also the Government Sheep Farm.
It is one of the most Favorite Spot for Movies producers for the Shoot, hence you can spot this place in many Indian movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Deewana, Raja Hindustani, and others so locals thus, nicknamed Wenlock Downs as Shooting Medu.
The journey from Ooty to Wenlock Downs is fully covered with the most serene excursions from Ooty. The peak offers breathtaking views of the Nilgiris and is one of the best places to explore the beauty of this hill station.
The view of a lake which is formed by the backwaters of Pykara from Wenlock Downs is very scenic. Some of the activities you can do are, Hiking up the viewpoint, horse ride and soaking in the view.
Emerald Lake is located in Emerald Village, situated in a region called the silent valley, it’s about 25 kilometers from the busy life of Ooty town.
It is the quietest and peaceful place to relax in the lap of nature because this lake is a less visited location when compared to other places in Ooty.
Emerald Lake is also popular for activities like trekking down the lakeside and mountain biking. Emerald lake is surrounded by tea plantations which make this place a perfect choice you can visit in Ooty.
You can also spot the stunning views of sunset and sunrise which gives you a fantastic collection of your photographic hobby, along with that the lake happens to be a photographer’s paradise and therefore, you should never miss capturing the best shot in your camera lens.
If you are a nature lover and you love the breathtaking scenic then Emerald Lake is never to miss a spot.
Best time to explore the beauty of Ooty
Ooty is the dream destination for some, thus we bring you the perfect time to visit Ooty so that Ooty trip become one of the best trip of your life and when you sit back and recollect the moments of Ooty tour, the memory created back then should provoke you to visit ooty again and again.
Though Ooty has the good weather throughout the year. Depending on activities you want to do in Ooty, you can choose the season to explore this Hill station accordingly.
- In Summer: From March to June the temperature of Ooty ranges between 20°C-25°C throughout the summer season. You can explore the Botanical Garden, sightseeing at Avalanche Lake and Ooty Lake. On clear nights of Summer, you can go star-gazing and camping.
- In Monsoon: You can witness the heavy rainfall in Ooty from July to September. If you love rains and want to admire the beauty of Ooty in the rainy season the can visit Glenmorgan, Pykara Lake also embrace the beauty of Dodabetta. If you are a true nature lover and want to spend time peaceful time the then you can enjoy some peace and calm in these amazing locations.
- In Winter: Winter season lasts from October to February, during this season Ooty the entire town gets covered with fog making it to the breathtaking hill station and perfect for sightseeing. At night, the temperature can even go below 5°C. You enjoy a ride in the toy train, visit tea plantations and also you can take your kids out for hot snacks and shopping. Many feel that winter is not the perfect season to visit this hill station.
This town is blessed with numerous sightseeing and breathtaking locations you can explore. Above mentioned locations are some of best location which I personally loved exploring it on my tour to Ooty.
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