Total 21 destination found in Ooty

Ooty Lake   Ooty

Ooty lake is located in Ooty in the Nilgiris . It covers an area of 65 acres. The Boat house situated by the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty. Ooty lake is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824. The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake became empty on three occasions when it breached its bund. The lake was originally intended to be used for fishing with ferries bei

Doddabetta Peak   Ooty

Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills at 2,637 metres (8,650 feet). There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is a popular tourist attraction with road access to the summit. It is the fourth highest peak in South India next to Anamudi, Mannamalai and Meesapulimala. The peaks Hecuba (2375 m), Kattadadu (2418 m) and Kulkudi (2439 m) are the three closely linked summits i

Rose Garden   Ooty

The Government Rose Garden (formerly known as the Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, Centerary Rose Park and Nootrandu Roja Poonga) It is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty at an altitude of 2200 meters. The Rose Park was established at Vijayanagaram in Ooty town to commemorate the centenary Flower Show in Government Botanical Gardens, Udagamandalam in May 1995. Initially, when the gardens were developed, 1,919 varieties of roses with 17,256 rose plants were planted. Today

Nilgiri Mountain Railway   Ooty

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a railway in Tamil Nadu, built by the British in 1908, and was initially operated by the Madras Railway. The railway still relies on its fleet of steam locomotives. NMR comes under the jurisdiction of the newly formed Salem Division. In July 2005, UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the site then became known as "Mountain Railways of India" after it satisfied the necessary criter

Pykara Lake   Ooty

Pykara is the name of a village and river 19 kilometres (12 mi) 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 ft) and 61 metres (200 ft) being known as Pykara Falls

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary   Ooty

Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary also a declared tiger reserve, lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, about 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-west of Coimbatore city in Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu. It shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka and Kerala. The sanctuary is divided into five ranges – Masinagudi, Thepakadu, Mudumalai, Kargudi and Nellakota. The protected area is home to several endangered and vulnerable speci

Sims Park   Ooty

Sims Park is in Coonoor, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. It is an important tourist place to visit in Coonoor, at a height of 1780 meters above mean sea level. This is an unusual park-cum-botanical garden was developed around the natural contours of the land more than a hundred years ago and this is developed by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray in the year of 1874. Naturally occurring trees, shrubs and creepers, are in the park as are many unusual species of plants that have been brought in from a vari

Sanctuary Avalanche   Ooty

Sanctuary Avalanche is a wild life sanctuary located in Nilgiris. Situated at a distance of 25 km from Ooty, this sanctuary was named after an avalanche that took place in 1823. This natural paradise has an extensive cover of water bodies, shola trees, rhododendrons, and orchids. Trekking enthusiasts keep flocking here to try their hands at the various trekking trails, the most popular one being the trek along Bhawani River. One can also trek up to the adjoining hills to enjoy an eagles eye vie

Thread Garden   Ooty

One of the most fascinating tourist attractions of Ooty is the Thread Garden, located right opposite the Ooty Boat House. This magnificent display of flowers, plants and lawns is fabricated entirely from thread, with the help of canvas, wire and glue. This amazing garden is indeed a sight to behold. The garden is located on the same road as the Boat House. This artificially embroidered garden bearing natural models of plants and flowers using self developed technology of hand wound embroidery