Ooty, short for Ootacamund, is a charming hill station nestled in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India. Known for its lush greenery, cool climate, and natural beauty, Ooty is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visitors can explore the stunning Botanical Gardens, home to a variety of exotic plants and colorful flowers. The Ooty Lake offers boat rides, surrounded by scenic hills and eucalyptus trees. For a panoramic view of the town, take a ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ooty also boasts tea gardens, where you can learn about the tea-making process and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea. The town's markets are great for shopping for souvenirs and local handicrafts. With its tranquil atmosphere and natural wonders, Ooty is a peaceful destination for a relaxing getaway amidst nature's beauty.

Road routes to reach Ooty from Bangalore 

Bangalore- Mysore - Gundalpet - Theppakadu - Masanigudi – Ooty

Bangalore- Mysore - Gundalpet - Theppakadu - Gudalur – Ooty

Bangalore to Kanakapura (via NICE Road) – Kollegal – Chamrajnagar – Gundalpet – Masinagudi – Ooty

Bangalore to Kanakapura (via NICE Road) – Kollegal – Chamrajnagar – Gundalpet – Gudalur – Ooty

Bangalore – Hosur – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Metur – Sathyamangalam – Mettupalayam – Ooty


Places to cover in 3days
Day 1: Pykara Lake / Boat House, Pykara Waterfalls, 9th Mile, 6th Mile, Kamraj Sagar Dam, Toda Hamlet / School Mund, Pine Tree Forest, Wenlock Downs
Day 2: Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Sim’s Park, Coonoor Tea Estate, Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s Nose
Day 3: Wax World Ooty, Ooty Lake, Ooty Rose Garden, Stone House


Treks to try in Ooty
1.Doddabetta Trek
2.Kotagiri Trek
3.Parsons Valley Trek
4.Mukurthi Peak
5.Glenmorgan Trek
6.Sengottaraayar Peak


Beautiful lakes to visit in Ooty
1.Ooty Lake
2.Emerald Lake
3.Avalanche Lake
4.Pykara Lake
5.Kamraj Sagar
6.Upper Bhavani Lake
7.Bellikkal Lake

Published on: Sept. 12, 2023, 6 p.m. Last modified on: Sept. 11, 2023, 6:35 p.m.
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