Things To See in Ooty – Best Places to Visit

Things to see in ooty,I have Listed out Some of the Important Places to Visit in Ooty.Never miss these places while visiting ooty and have a memorable experience.

1. Doddabetta Peak 

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At an altitude of around 8650 ft, above sea level, the Doddabetta peak is the highest peak of Nilgiri hills.The attracting environment of the peak is well measured by the thick forest and calm weather condition appeals to the tourist. The place is renowned for its several vintage points from where tourists could get clear picture of the surroundings. The extreme beauty is not just famous for interesting spots but adventure lovers and trekkers are sure to find the piece of soul to make the moment memorable. The peak derives its name from Badaga/Kannada translating into Big Mountain. The Doddabetta peak is surrounded by three of the massifs namely Hecuba 2375m, Kattadadu (2418 m) and Kulkudi (2439 m). 

2. Botanical Garden 

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Covering an extensive area of 55 acres, the botanical gardens in Ooty, Tamil Nadu are home to some 650 species of plants and trees. A Nilgiri hill station must see, the Botanical Gardens should be at the top of every tourist’s list. Visitors are greeted with ravishing colourful natural beauty from the moment they pass through the gates. For more than 160 years, foreign and local travelers have strolled the lush green lawns of the garden, admiring the stunning variety of flowers, ferns and orchids.

The botanical gardens in Ooty is home to many rare species of trees. Chief among them are the cork tree , the only one of its kind in India. The paper bark tree, the monkey puzzle tree and an old fossilized tree (estimated to be 20 million years old) round out the other rare species. The monkey puzzle tree has been named so because even monkeys fail to climb it.

4. Rose Garden

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The Government Rose Garden (formerly known as the Jayalalitha Rose Garden) is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty town at an altitude of 2200 meters.Initially when the gardens were developed, 1,919 varieties of roses with 17,256 rose plants were planted.Today there are more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 Cultivars .It is one of the largest collections of roses in India.

5. Pykara Lake

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Pykara is the name of a village and river 19 kilometres from Ooty. The Pykara River is considered very sacred by the Todas. It rises at Mukurthi peak, flows northwards, and then turns to the west after reaching the edge of the plateau.The river flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glenmorgan dams, and forms part of an important hydro-electric power project.

The river flows over a series of waterfalls, the last two of 55 metres [180 f] and 61 metres [200 ft] being known as Pykara Falls.The falls are approximately 6 kilometres [4 mi] from the bridge on the main road. There is a forest rest house at Pykara. A boat house on the Pykara reservoir is an added attraction for tourists. Pykara boasts well-protected, fenced sholas, Toda settlements, large grassy meadows and good wildlife habitat. The Pykara Dam, falls and reservoir attract many tourists.

These are some of things to see in ooty . Have a pleasant travel and enjoy the ooty weather.

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