It’s the highest peak of Nilgris located 2600 meters above the sea level. The thrilling experience to reach the peak takes you through few hairpin bends. The telescope house at the top helps you explore the scenic beauty of the surroundings. Be early before the mist could hide the scenes from your eyes.
A place to explore all the living natural fauna of Nilgris with a variety of flowers, trees, plants, shrubs, ferns, grass carpet, orchids and nurseries. There is also a paper bark tree, the monkey puzzle tree and a fossilized tree trunk which is believed to be around 20 million years old. In fact, this garden is a home for around 650 species of plants and trees. The garden is too huge but it is beautiful and well maintained.
It’s a pleasing body of water surrounded by beautiful trees. At the far end is the Boat House, where all kinds of boats are available for hiring. If boating, sun bathe and lazing around is what you are looking for, and then this lake is the perfect spot for you.
It’s a place filled with arts, crafts and rare tribal objects to learn and have fun. (I am sending you books on Ooty, you can read more about the Museum and add more contents to it)
The soft and elegant flow of water is a visual delight. It’s a perfect spot for photography and you will be enamored with its serenity. (need to add more contents)
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (A day excursion from Ooty)
It is the first sanctuary of South India. The living flora and fauna of Nilgris can be spotted here. Spindly trees, tigers, panthers, wild boars, crocodiles, elephants and lots more. The sanctuary also holds other scenic spots like Moyar Waterfalls, Ombetta swamp, Theppakad elephant camp etc.. The birds listed in this sanctuary include Peacock-our National bird, Grey Jungle Fowl, Red Spur Fowl, Grey Partridge Quails, The Magpie-robin, Spotted Babbler, Small Green Barbet, Green Pigeons, Brown Dove, Malabar Grey Hornbill, King Vulture.
Distance : From Ooty Via Kalhatty – 36 Kms
From Ooty Via. Gudulur – 67 Kms
From Mysore – 91 Kms
Nearest railway station – Udakamandalam
Nearest airport – Coimbatore
The oldest church of Nilgris which is built during 1820 by the massive main beam and other timber taken from Tipu Sultan’s palace. It has beautiful stained glass windows and the gravestones of the English colonists which give a real snapshot of their lives. The most significant feature of the St. Stephen’s Church, Ooty is the presence of the Clock Tower which marches forth of time but shows men the right time. There are nine tubular bells in the Church rings with the devotee’s prayer.
Best time to visit Ooty
April – June
September – November.