Ooty – “Queen of Hill Stations”

How To Reach

By Air- Coimbatore is the nearest airport from Ooty approx. 80 kms. You can take taxi or bus from here to Ooty.

By Rail- Mettupalyam is the nearest railway station approx. 40 kms. You can take taxi or bus from here to Ooty.

By Road- Ooty is well connected with all major cities of Tamil Nadu. You can take bus to reach here.

Best Time to Visit

April, May & September to November

Splendid Things to do in Ooty to make Vacation Unforgattable

  1. Botanical Garden- Laid out in 1848

This garden was laid out in 1897, and is spread over 55 acres. Lush green, well maintained lawns, rare trees species (like the cork tree which is probably the only such tree in India, the paper bark tree and the monkey puzzle tree-monkeys cannot climb this tree). A flower show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is held every year in month of May at this garden.

Entry Fee- INR 30

Timings- 7 A.M to 6.30 P.M


Vannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643002
  1. Nilgiri Mountain Train- Toy Train Ride

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a metre gauge railway in Tamil Nadu, India, built by the British in 1908. The railway is operated by the Southern Railway and is the only rack railway in India. This is also declared as World Heritage site by UNESCO. Also known as toy train ride which makes you experience the natural beauty of Ooty..


INR 15 for Unreserved, INR 30 for Second class, INR 205 for First class


Rajeev Gandhi Circle, Mysuru – Ooty Rd, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001
  1. Ooty Lakes Tour- Visit Lakes of Ooty & Feel the Breeze

During your visit to Ooty, visiting the lakes of Ooty is must do activity. Ooty has many lakes which make you feel cozy. You can do fishing, experience the boating, trekking and also do camping here.

Lakes in Ooty

Ooty lake, Avalanche lake, emerald lake
  1. Needle Rock View Point- For 360 Degree View

Needle Rock View Point is a tourist spot, which is located 51 km on the west of Ooty. The view point gives you a 360 degree view. The view point is also known as Oosi malai and gets its name from its conical shape. The word Oosi malai originated from Tamil Language. Oosi means needle; Malai means Mountain.

Nearby Attractions

Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, pykara & gudalur

Entry- Free

Timings- 8 A.M to 6 P.M


Gudalur, Ooty Main Road, National Highway 67, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643212
  1. Visit to Dams & Reservoirs

Ooty is having many dams in its periphery and its nearby area. Dams in Ooty are the perfect location for photoshoot and also many bollywood films are casted there. This is the best picnic spot and one of the most visited tourist attraction.

Nearby Dams

Pykara Dam, kamaraju dam, mukurithi dam & glenmorgan dam reservoir
  1. Tiger Hill- Nature Lovers Paradise

Tiger hill is a perfect destination for nature lovers and truly a paradise for nature lovers. Tiger hill is away from the hustle-bustle of the city crowd, where you can spend a perfect time with your loved ones.

Things To Do

Mesmerizing sunrise view, tiger hill cemetry, trek, homestay, hanuman cave & water bodies
  1. Visit to Waterfalls- For Thrilling Experience

Ooty is a home of several waterfalls. Visiting waterfalls is a must do activity for all tourist here, as these waterfalls itself describes their beauty and charm. Here the cascading waterfalls will thrill you.


pykara waterfalls, halashana waterfalls, katary, elk, & carherine
  1. Elk Hill Murugan Temple- Replica of Batu Caves, Malaysia

Elk Hill Murugan Temple is Hindu temple dedicated to lord Murugun. Here is a 40 ft statue of Lord Murugun. The temple is surrounded by rich flora and fauna, which makes devotee happy felling.

Timings- No Restrictions


Elk Hill, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001
  1. Wax Planet- Wax Museum

Wax Planet is a wax museum in Ooty. The museum is worth your money. The museum exhibits popular personalities such as Gandhi Ji, Obama, Johnny Depp. Play KBC with Amitabh Bachchan and meet with Iron man.

Entry Fee- INR 200

Timings- 9 A.M to 8 P.M


 82 M , Wood Side Road, Club Road, near Hill Bunk, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001
  1. Tea Garden Camping

Camping in the Tea Gardens is the Divine, Awesome and out of the world experience.It is one of the most done tourist adventure activity. Walk around the tea garden, do bonfire party, rest in the arm of nature and lost in the smell of the tea while relaxing.

Cost- INR 1100++


Tea Garden Camp, Ooty

Appetizing Dishes and Best Restaurants in Ooty

  1. Earl’s Secret- Glass Restaurant

Earl’s Secret is a royal restaurant in Ooty, which gives you a view of scenic beauty while dining. The best part of this restaurant is that, it is bade up of Glass and also having lawn for dining.

Must Have Dishes

Sandwich, Kebab, walnut brownie & chicken raulade

Cost for Two- INR 1200

Cuisines- Continental, Italian & Mughlai


Havelock Rd, Police Quarters, Pudumund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001

Earl's Secret Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  1. Angaara- For Meat Cravings

Angaara is a non vegetarian restaurant that definitely satisfy your meat cravings. There is both indoor and outdoor dining area with the hint of vintage as well as modern seating area. Angaara is also having plenty of dishes for vegetarians.

Must Have Dishes

Pepper chilli shots, Malabar Fish Curry, Chicken Biryani, Dal Tadka, Chicken Tikka & Custard

Cost for Two- INR 1000

Cuisines- Arabian, Chinese, Continental & South Indian


420, Ettines Rd, Near Karur Vyasya Bank, Upper Bazar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001

Angaara Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  1. King Star Confectionay- Home Made Chocolates

Head to the king star for the ultimate and delicious home made chocolates, that not only melt in your mouth but also melt your heart.  Confectionary started in the year 1942, this Confectionery trade has been running in the family for decades now, generations after generations & now run by the Great Grand Children of the Thambuswamy Family.

Must Have Dishes

caramel nut cluster, roasted cashews, varkey & white roasted almonds

Cost for Two- INR 250


  1. Place to Bee- Italian Restaurant with Bee Museum

Place to Bee is not only a beloved Italian and Indian fusion restaurant in Ooty, but a social enterprise that builds capacity of local community people. In 2007 India’s first Bee museum was established to educate the public about bees and their crucial role as pollinators. The restaurant promote the “Slow Food”, which gives importance to locally produced goods, clean and fair food.

Must Have Dishes

banoffee pie, wood-fired pizza and pasta

Cost for Two- INR 500

Cuisines- Italian


176/A, Club Rd, Near Hill Bunk, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001

Place To Bee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  1. Canterbury Bar- Enjoy Nightlife

A slice of Britain in the Nilgiri Mountains, Canterbury Bar is a hot spot for guests to socialize or simply lie back with a gin and tonic, admiring the teakwood interiors and vintage artefacts. Canterbury Bar is a collection of Savoy, Ooty – IHCL SeleQtions. The bar is renowned for its extensive collection of beer, wine, whiskies and single malts, as well as innovative cocktails and mocktails incorporating fresh-off-the-estate Nilgiri teas.

Must Have

signature Savoy Lush, Nilgiri Express cranberry juic, lemonade & cinnamon

Cost for Two- INR 1500

Cuisines-Multi Cuisine & International


 77, Sylks Rd, Monterosa Colony, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001
  1. Willy’s Coffee Pub- Enjoy Coffee While Reading Books

Willy’s Coffee Pub is very popular in Ooty. It is said to be heaven for bibliophiles and tourist. This coffee pub is having library, where all visitors enjoy a cup of coffee while reading.

Must Have

Banana Cake, Mud Pie & Filter Coffee

Cost for Two- INR 350


643, 1st floor, KCR Arcade, 001, Walsham Rd, Upper Bazar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001

Willy's Coffee Pub Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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