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Things to do in Ooty

Radiating its special charm, Ooty offers a variety of things to do to her visitors. You can choose from sightseeing or shopping or whatever takes your fancy in this lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu.

If you are interested in horticulture or just want to know more about the flora and fauna of Ooty, then a visit to its Botanical Garden is a must. The main attractions of the garden include fossilised tree trunk which is 20 million years old and a model of a household of Toda tribe of the hill station.

Rose Garden in Ooty is the largest rose Garden in the country and has 1919 varieties of roses. The roses’ collection includes Miniature Roses, Ramblers, Hybrid Tea Roses, Yakimour, Polyanthas, Papagena, and Floribunda. The garden has an observation platform from where one can view the entire rose garden at a glance. Amidst the roses stands a statue of an angel.

Paddle boating is another activity that you can indulge in Ooty at the Ooty Lake. And while you are enjoying boating you can admire the stunning views the hill station has to offer.

You can also walk around the town through the forests in the hills and delight in the variety of birds visiting the hills. You can also pack a picnic basket and head to forests to find unexpected waterfalls and nice secluded picnic spots where you can just sit back and relax.

The Gymkhana Club in Ooty offers golf course with 18-holes facility where you can play some golf. Not too adventurous for you then you can go trekking or hiking. Trekking and hiking are also the best way to explore the stunning landscape of Ooty. Experienced guides are available for these tours.

Another activity that you can indulge in Ooty is ‘angling’ which is a favourite pass time here.

Coonoor, Kotagiri, and Mudumalai National Park are some of the nearby places that you can visit while in Ooty.

Shopping enthusiasts can pick up things like traditional silver trinkets, shawls by Toda tribe, aromatic medicinal oils, and local chocolates.

Hungry after all the sightseeing, activities and shopping then you can indulge in scrumptious meals available at various restaurants in the hotels and if you want to taste authentic South India cuisine then you can head to wayside cafes or restaurants.

With a wide variety of activities Ooty offers, do come and explore the charms of this stunning hill station in Tamil Nadu.

Sightseeing in Ooty

Ooty has many sightseeing places that will keep the traveller occupied.

Start with the Botanical Gardens, which are a horticulturists' delight, were established in 1848.

Shopping in Ooty

Shopping in Ooty can be fun and exciting. The hill station is well-known for its aromatic tea leaves, honey, natural oil and fruits.

Activities in Ooty

There are number of outdoor activities available in Ooty to keep you busy all day.

NearBy Places in Ooty

Ooty has many places nearby that you can visit.

Coonoor is another small hill station only 17 km from Ooty.

Eating Out in Ooty

Eating out is a very pleasurable experience in Ooty, with its many restaurants to choose from.


Festivals & Events in Ooty

The Annual Flower Show which is a very big special event in Ooty is held every year in May.

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