Tourism in Ooty
Tourism in Ooty is extremely popular considering Ooty is one of the major tourist destinations within the country. This beautiful hill station situated in the South and part of the Nilgiris range is extremely scenic and is a paradise for those seeking few days of scenic bliss and beauty. There are many important places to see in Ooty and these are broadly covered under most of the Ooty tours. Most of the Ooty tavel tourism companies offer innumerable sightseeing options and they include some of the most popular and well known tourist spots and destinations. Ooty tours are about exploring its verdant tea estates, the Ooty Lake, innumerable waterfalls and nearby areas and destinations to Ooty.
Ooty Lake: Ooty Lake is one of the highlights of this beautiful destination where people flock from all over to enjoy a leisurely boat ride on this scenic like. The lake is shaped like 'L' and stretches for almost 2.75km and offers an extremely picturesque site. A toy train also chugs along the lake and one can even hop onto it and enjoy the leisurely ride.
Doddabetta Peak: This peak is situated at an altitude of 2,623 meters and is particularly known for offering scenic vistas of the valley. This is one of the venues that is part of most Ooty tourism itineraries, as it not only offers scenic vistas but one can also get to see far flung views of Mysore and Coimbatore.
Coonoor: Coonoor is a popular tourist destination that is only 17 kms from Ooty and is famous for its picturesque surroundings. Coonoor offers panoramic views of the Nilgiri Hills and as a traveler you can choose to visit the beautiful tea estates or enjoy a joy ride abode the toy train. This charming hill station offers a more secluded retreat where one can enjoy few blissful moments of seclusion. When driving around Coonoor stopping at Dolphin Nose is a must, which offers excellent views of the surrounding areas.
Kotagiri: Kotagiri is also one of the most popular hill stations that is characterized by its lush green tea estates, verdant meadows and majestic waterfalls. This beautiful hill station is also known for its innumerable trekking trails such as the Kothagiri to Kodanad; Kotagiri to St. Catherine Falls and Kotagiri to Longwood Shola. All these trekking routes thoroughly take you through lead you to some of the most glorious, pristine and breathtaking views.
Waterfalls: The area also has some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. The Kolakambai Fall is approximately 400 feet or 120 meters high and is one of the most visited tourist destinations of the region. Other spectacular waterfalls include the Catherine Falls, Halashana Falls, Pykara falls, Kalhutti falls and Aruvankadu falls.
Ketti Valley: Ketti Valley is also known as the 'Switzerland of Nilgiris' and it is undoubtedly one of the most scenic valleys and part of the popular Ooty tourism itinerary. This valley still retains a more rustic ambience and gives you a glimpse of some of the old traditions and customs and further enhances the appeal of tourism in Ooty.