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Places To See At Ooty


Ooty also known as the "Queen of hill stations", is a natural paradise. Nature has bestowed all the goodies on this heaven like hill station. Here you can find green hills, free flowing waterfalls and lush green meadows, all making this place a treat for your eyes. Besides the natural beauty this exquisite hill station has much more to offer. There are many places worth visiting in Ooty.


¤ Botanical Garden

The beautiful Botanical Garden of Ooty was established in 1848 and is being maintained by the Horticulture Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. This garden has wide variety of plants and include Italian and Japanese sections. Here you can find different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants, eucalyptus trees and several old trees. A highlight of this garden is the fossilized tree trunk, about 20 million years old. This garden is also the venue of a summer festival held during the month of May every year. The major attractions of the festival are flower show, cultural programmes related to classical arts, and adventure sports like trekking.

Ooty hills
¤ Ooty Lake

The Ooty lake was built in the year 1825. It is about 2.5-km-long. The Ooty Lake is a place worth visiting, where you can go for boating and fishing. But for fishing you need a prior permission. There's also a racecourse located near the lake and a mini-train takes the tourists/visitors around the lake.


¤¤ Dodabetta Peak

Dodabetta, the highest peak of the district has a height of 2,623 m. It is situated at about 10 km from the Ooty town. This peak is one of the most outstanding view points around Ooty. The top of the peak looks absolutely mesmerizing since it remains covered by mist most of the time. But on a clear day, you can view the landscape as far as the plains of Coimbatore and the Mysore plateau.


¤ Rose Garden

The Rose Garden is situated about 3 to 4-km away from Charring Cross. These gardens are sprawled beautifully over an area of 10 acres of land having around 2000 variety of roses. This garden lies on the way to the boathouse.


¤ Mini Garden

There's also a Mini garden, situated on the way to the boathouse along with a children amusement park. A snack bar is also available. These gardens are maintained by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited.


¤ Ooty Lake

The Ooty lake is situated at distance of about 1-km. It is a man-made lake which very eye-pleasing. This lake was constructed in 1824 by Mr. John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore.


Ooty hills¤ Stone House

This stone house, a worth visiting spot was built by John Sullivan. It was occupied by the Principal of the Govt. Art College and was called as Kal Bangla (stone bungalow) by the tribals.


¤ St. Stephens Church

The Stephens Church is the first church built in Ooty in the year 1820. It is believed that the wood used in the construction of this church was brought from Tipu Sultan's Lal Bagh Palace in Srirangapatnam after his final defeat. The highlights of the Church are a clock tower, nine tubular bells and a gallery.


¤ Deer Park

The Deer Park at Ooty is a scenic park situated at a distance of about 1-km from the Lake. Definitely, a worth visiting site.


¤ Government Museum

The government museum is situated at Mysore Road in Ooty. It contains items of tribal objects, district's ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu. This museum was established in 1989, for imparting education benefits to the people residing and visiting the Nilgiris district.

¤ Hindustan Photo Films

Among the major industrial units of the district, The Hindustan Photo Films, is located about 5-km away from Ooty railway station. It is sprawled over an area of over 300 acres, located near the Ooty golf-links on the Ooty- Mysore road.








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