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6 Best and Most Worthwhile Places to Visit in and Around Ooty

Christina Daniels
By Christina Daniels
| 17 Jan 2024 02:09 PM
6 Best and Most Worthwhile Places to Visit in and Around Ooty

You can get the perfect escape from your hectic lifestyle by visiting Ooty. Here you can rejuvenate your mind amidst the freshest beauty of nature. Today, Ooty is considered to be one of the best honeymoon paradises of India. It houses favorable climate all the year round.

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1. Nilgiri Toy Train

Nilgiri Toy Train
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The Queen of Hill Stations, Ooty is located around 2600 meter above the sea level. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is connected to Mettupalayam. The terrain of Nigiri is very complex and it was quite challenging to build the railway line over the mountain. The train consists of wooden coaches in cream and blue color with large windows. The Swiss Locomotive Works designed its steam engines.

2. Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak
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Located around 2623 meters above the sea level, Doddabetta Peak is considered to be the highest point in Ooty. Here you can click some awesome shots of the natural surroundings. So, don’t forget to carry a camera with you. The Rose Garden is very exotic landscaping located around 3 to 4 km from Charring Cross. You can see the plains of Mysore and Coimbatore and other far-off regions from here on a clear day.

3. Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake
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Located around 28 km away from Ooty, Avalanche Lake is very beautiful and covered with thick foliage which houses a huge range of fauna. It is definitely the paradise for nature lovers. Tourists also visit this lake for camping. You can enjoy rafting around the lake and trek in Upper Bhavani.

4. Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake
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It stretches around the central bus stand and the railway station. It is around 2.75 km in length. John Sullivan was the one who artificially formed this lake. He is also the founder of Ooty.  The mountain streams were flown down in 1823 and the lake emptied itself. Gradually, the lake was shrunken and left the area for racecourse, mini garden and the bus stand.

5. St. Stephen’s Church

St. Stephen’s Church
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It is one of the best tourist destinations at Mysore Road, Ooty. It has been touted as among the ancient and oldest churches in Nilgiri which was erected here. It is basically a Gothic church which is famous for its amazing and formidable colonial architecture that can be witnessed only at a few places in the country and Ooty is the one. It has been highly gathered by the visitors and tourists just for a glance of its structure. Here, people offer the prayers and make wishes in the serene surroundings while feeling the presence of almighty.

6. Ooty Govt. Rose Garden

Ooty Govt. Rose Garden
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For rose lovers, Ooty Government Rose Garden is truly a heaven. It is a very serene landscaping in Ooty. Here, you can find thousands of types of roses as it is stretched over 4 hectares and is a very captivating place for the visitors. It was formerly known as Centerary Rose Park, Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, and Nootrandu Roja Poonga. Ooty Government Rose Garden lies on the slopes of Vijayanagaram’s Elk Hill. In 1995, the garden was founded as an honor to the annual Flower Show in Udagamandalam.

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Author Bio

Christina Daniels
Story teller, backpacker, shutterbug
Christina Daniels is a storyteller, cinema writer, backpacker and photographer. She is also the author of the bestselling book “I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan.” A traveler who has journeyed across four continents, Christina is also the host of an Airbnb experience in Bangalore.
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