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Places Near Ooty

Ooty has many places nearby that you can visit.

Coonoor is another small hill station only 17 km from Ooty. It is less famous but equally beautiful. The botanical garden called Sim’s Park has conifers, magnolia, and tree ferns. There are several quaintly named vantage points that provide a view of the surrounding countryside. Sample: Lamb’s Rock, Lady Canning’s Seat and Dolphin’s Nose!

Pykara (21 km) has a dam, reservoir and Toda settlements in the nearby forests. There is quite a bit of wildlife in this area. There is a boathouse on the reservoir that has a restaurant.

Kotagiri (31 km) is another small hill station close to Ooty.

Mukurti Peak and Sanctuary (40 km) is prime Nilgiri Thar habitat.

Mudumalai National Park (67 km) neighbours Wayanad Sanctuary in Kerala and Bandipur National Park in Karnataka. There’s a wide array of bird life and the Moray River, which runs through the park supports endangered aquatic wildlife like otters, turtles and crocodile. The forests are home to wild elephant, deer, panther, the gaur and the notoriously shy Bengal tiger. The park is best for spotting animals in January-March and September-October when the ground foliage is thin. You would want to stay overnight here and there are fairly good, though basic, sanctuary resorts here. Do book in advance – this is a popular excursion. The Theppakkadu elephant camp has basic accommodation. There are mid- rung hotels in nearby Masinagudi, and top-end resorts in Bokkapuram. The Wildlife Warden’s office is on Coonoor Road in Ooty.

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