Ooty, also known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ has inherent of old charm, natural scenery, and modern development. Established in the 19th century, this small town has a lot of British influences to it. This heaven on earth is quite popular with travellers throughout the year, especially during the months of April to June.
The landscape is striking as this picturesque hill-station is endowed with the green valleys, misty mountains, serene lakes, and beautiful gardens. While on a trip to Ooty, there many attractions that you must visit.
Let’s take you on a quick virtual trip to 5 best places of tourist interest in Ooty. If you are a lover of hill stations then this is definitely for you.
Upper Bhavani Lake
Upper Bhavani Lake – Ooty’s Turquoise Beauty
This secret lake is one the few not so crowded spots in Ooty, because most of the people haven’t heard about it that much. This blue water beauty is away from the crowd of the town and is a perfect place for a solitary rambler. Don’t miss out on walking on this road less taken or rather missed.
Best Time to Visit: April to November
Ooty’s Marvel – Kundah Dam
Dam is around 30 km from Ooty and the scenery on the way is eye-pleasing. While reaching this small dam, you will pass by green valleys, tea estates, and temples around. You must stop for some photographs and view snapping. The Kundah Dam on the other side is a beautiful marriage of blue water and dense green water.
Best Time to Visit: January to April or October to December
Check Some Beautiful Flowers at this Marvelous Botanical Garden in Ooty
This is always at the top-list of tourists when visiting Ooty. The Botanical Garden is welcoming tourists from the last 160 years to cherish the beauty of the more than 650 species of plants it has. Spread over an area of 55 acres, this garden remains crowded with tourists and locals all 365 days a year.
Best time to Visit: Throughout the year
Kodanad View Point
An Enigma of Natural Beauty!
Kodanad view point offers the best view of mountains and valleys around Ooty. A 43km drive from Ooty will seem tireless when you will reach this paradise. The route from Ooty to Kotagiri, and Kotagiri to Kodanad view point is an expedition through the nature.
Best Time to Visit: March to May
St. Stephen’s Church
Peaceful and Quaint Church in Ooty
This is one of the oldest churches in Ooty and has an inherent old charm and mesmerising beauty. The glass paintings, wooden work, and brilliant ceiling add glitz to the interiors and architecture of this church. Visit this colonial style masterpiece to feel the ultimate presence of the divine power here.
Best Time to Visit: During festival season
So, now when you know how to make your next Ooty trip off-beat and special, when are you landing up in the lap of nature? This holiday season; get enchanted by the exquisiteness of this royal hill station!