Mighty Nilgiris (Ooty)




Nilgiris, one of the oldest mountain ranges, is a part of the Western Ghats, located in Tamil Nadu. Ooty the “Queen of Hill Stations”, Coonoor, and Kotagiri are the three hill stations of this district. Rolling grasslands, dense sholas, waterfalls, streams, lakes, a vast expanse of tea plantations, interspersed with vegetable gardens, spectacular viewpoints, an amazing variety of flora and fauna, fabulous trekking trails, innumerable heritage sites, spell-binding sunrises and sunsets, magical light, pollution free atmosphere, mist, clouds, fog, star-studded skies, serenity etc. Nilgiris presents a truly breathtaking kaleidoscope of visual treats and soul-stirring experiences. Ooty, officially known as Udhagamandalam, is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. The Nilgiri Hills are part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (itself part of the UNESCO WorldNetwork of Biosphere Reserves), and form a part of the protected bio-reserves in India. Ooty is one of the largest cities that sit above 2000 meters above MSL and Ooty is the highest-located town in Non- the Himalayan Region. It is popularly and lovingly called Queen of Hill Stations and the Western Ghats. The highest temperature ever recorded in Ooty was 28.5 °C, which by South Asian standards is uncharacteristically low for a record high temperature. The wind chill may fall to as low as 5 °C during the daytime. The lowest temperature recorded was -2.1 °C. Promising a perfect break, away from the everyday hustle, the hill station of Ooty is a destination worth visiting. Its breathtaking landscapes and misty hills welcome you while glistening waterfalls and serene lakes offer a pristine location to have a picnic by the side of nature. Rich flora and fauna excite you while the vast spread of the tea garden mesmerizes you. The adventurous choices of activities like trekking, horse riding, etc., prompt you to challenge your fears. A tour to Ooty is sure to leave you contended.


  • A/c Accommodation on twin sharing basis with Daily Breakfast(Only 1 B/F).
  • AC car for all the transfers and local sightseeing as per the given itinerary.
  • Well-experienced and bilingual driver till the departure.
  • All the expenses related to the vehicle (toll, tax, parking, permits, driver batta, etc).
  • Hotel Check-in at 12 pm and check-out at 10 am.
  • The driver is only available as per the program given above.
  • All the applicable taxes.
  • No hidden costs.
  • The packages do not include Volvo bus tickets.
  • Guide charges, entry fees, Camera Charges, Massages, Elephant Safaris, Personal expenses like laundry, tips and telephone calls, Optional Tours, Travel Insurance, etc.
  • Optional activities are mentioned in the itinerary & anything not mentioned in the above package.
  • In case of payment made by cr card or debit card service charge of 2.5% and 1% will be charged extra.

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Ooty Rose Garden The pride of Ooty lies in the Rose Garden with more than 20 thousand variety of roses. It belongs to an elite club of 35 rose gardens around the world which have won the Garden of Excellence Award for South Asia. Government Botanical Garden, Ooty: This garden was laid out in 1847 by theMarquis of Tweedale, then the Governor of Madras and is spread over 22hectares ascending the slopes on the hill at an elevation of 2,400 - 2,500 meters above MSL. Ooty Lake & Boating An artificial lake, built in 1825 by John Sullivan, Ooty Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Its scenic beauty captivates everyone. Walking around the lake on a well-laid footpath and boating are also quite popular here. Doddabetta peak is the highest point of Nilgiris hills with a height of about 2,623 meters. It is also the second highest peak in South India. A junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, its breathtaking view of the landscape around is something not to be missed. Tea Park is a park situated near Doddabetta in Ooty. It is one of the popular gardens in Ooty, and among the must-visit places as part of Ooty tour packages. There are two gazebos- one at the top views the entire tea garden and the other near Kotagiri road end to view the Karnataka state sceneries as well as the mountain views of the Nilgiris. Ooty Tribal Research Center Located about 10 kilometers from Ooty, it researches the tribal inhabiting South India and the Andaman and Nicobar islands. It also houses a guest house and a library. Wax World Ooty - 2 kilometers away from the main city, Wax World display wax statues of many popular Indian personalities and also replicas depicting the typical Indian way of life, especially in the villages. Deer Park - It is located about 1 km away from the Ooty Lake. Along with deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, this park hosts a variety of flora and fauna, especially avian fauna.
Elk Hill Murugan Temple Out of all the holy and divine places in Ooty, Elk Hill Murugan Temple is one such religious place that has been able to gain the attention of tourists from all over the world due to its excellent location. Nilgiri Mountain Railway Train (Toy Train) 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. Avalanche Lake - Located at a distance of 28 kilometres from Ooty, surrounded by lush greenery, this lake presents breathtaking scenic beauty. As the name suggests, The Lake derived the name avalanche because of a huge landslide (avalanche) that occurred in the region in the early 1800s It is Trout fishing is also quite popular here. The views from the top of the hill at Avalanche give a magnificent sight of the Avalanche Valley and reservoir in many places here; the shoals are so thick that even sunlight cannot penetrate. Avalanche is home to a wide variety of birds in great abundance. Upper Bhavani is located in the Western Catchments of Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the birthplace of the Bhavani River. The Upper Bhavani Dam is constructed across the Bhavani River. The lake is an entry point to view the flora and fauna of the Nilgiri hills. En route to your trip, you can also visit Bhavani Amman Temple. The blooming flowers in the grasslands and the rolling tea gardens make Upper Bhavani Lake Ooty an evergreen tourist destination. It's a must-visit for anyone who admires nature in its raw beauty. Emerald Lake is an important tourist and picnic spot in the region. The lake is famous for a variety of fish in the lake and birds in the locale. It is also notable for the scenic sunrise and sunset views near the lake.
Pykara Waterfalls & Boating - Located 20 km away from Ooty, originating in the Mukurthi peak, Pykara River and the waterfalls create breathing-taking scenic beauty. Declared a heritage site, Pykara Lake is one of the places to must visit in Ooty. Glenmorgan: It is located at a distance of 17 km from Udhagamandalam, and is an ecologically dense forest zone. Power House Singara operated by the State Electricity Board is located nearby. The winch that transports the powerhouse staff passes through the Sholas and wildlife habitats. Permission to enter this viewpoint should be obtained from the Electricity Board. Wenlock Downs - Wenlock Downs is now home to the Gymkhana Club of Ooty and also the Government Sheep Farm. These 80 acres downs also accommodate the Hindustan Photo Films Company and are also a popular spot to visit for golfers. Kalhatti Falls also called Bird Watcher's Falls is a tourist spot near Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. These falls are about 13 km from Ooty, on the Ooty to Mysore Road or Sigur Ghats Road, It is situated at an average height of around 400 feet in the Sigur Plateau. This Place is rich in wildlife like Bison, bears, Deer, and also various type of birds. It is ideal for persons fond of Hiking, Bird Watching and Trekking. Kamraj Sagar Dam - Also known as the Sandynallah Reservoir, it is a wonderful picnic spot with refreshing nature around. It is also frequented by a lot of bird watchers.
Lamb's Rock - Located on the way to Dolphin’s Nose in Coonoor, Lamb’s Rock is also called Echo Rock. A popular picnic spot, it offers an admirable view of Coimbatore Plains and surrounding lush greenery. Route to this place offers trekking opportunities too. Dolphin’s Nose - Located 10 km at a distance from Coonoor, Dolphin’s Nose is a peak offering enchanting views of the Nilgiri Hills and the Catherine Falls. The peak of the hills resembles a nose of a dolphin hence the name. Lady Canning's Seat: This is a 9 Km drive from Coonoor. This place is named after Countess Charlotte Canning, wife of Viceroy Count Charles Canning. That is because she was very fond of this area with numerous Tea Estates. It is perhaps the loveliest point in the heart of the woods. Lamb’s rock, the Droog, the Lampton’s Peak and even Mettupalayam are visible from here on clear sky days of the year. Treat your eyes to astonishing views of landscapes and valleys that are encompassed by breathtaking scenery at Lady Canning’s Seat. Sim's Park - Located at a height of 1780 meters, Sim’s Park is a botanical garden which was established in 1874. It has more than 1000 species of flora including Queensland Karry Pine, Rudraksha (the bead tree) and Ornamental tree making it a place worth visiting. Katary Falls: This is located at the 10th Km on Coonoor Mettupalayam road and 1 Km from Kendala Village. This is one of the highest falls of the Nilgiri and the third largest waterfalls in Nilgiris. Law's Falls: It is situated on the Coonoor River, on the 7th Km from Coonoor, cascading down from a height of nearly 200 feet. This is a beautiful watercourse and a popular tourist location. It is named after a British, Col. Law, who traced the water path and constructed the Coonoor Ghats Road. The landscape here is extremely rocky and wild. This is set inside the Coonoor forest range with vast stretches of undisturbed Sholas and a paradise for naturalists. Kattry Park: For all those who fancy admiring the blue mountain ranges of Nilgiri hills, Kattery Park would be the best place to visit in Coonoor. Located just 7 km away from the centre of the town, Kattery Park is a well-maintained park where you can enjoy the natural beauty along with a wide variety of colourful and fascinating flowers. It is a wonderful spot for sightseeing lovers and is comparatively less crowded than other attractions in Coonoor.
Needle Rock Viewpoint is hidden away from public view, what awaits the lone trekker is a sight that mesmerizes you beyond imagination. The viewpoint gives you a 360-degree view. The viewpoint is also known as Oosi malai and gets its name from its conical shape. Needle view hill point is a place where you can literally "reach for the clouds". The peak and the clouds are at par and during the rare occasion when they separate you can see the Wayanad region and Gudalur Town and Mudumalai Sanctuary, dotted among vast stretches of forests, in a distance. The Gene Pool Garden, functions both as an in situ and ex-situ conservation centre, conserving and propagating the existing plant species which are endemic to the Western Ghats. About 1,500 plant species had been assembled both, from the Western and the Eastern Ghats. Fortunately, the administration had built two viewpoints commanding a good view of the surrounding hills and valleys. Devala is known as Cherrapunji of the south, because of the amount of rainfall it receives annually. Santhanamalai Murugan Temple: One passes through the lush green cardamom, clove, pepper, and Tea and Coffee plantations on the way to the temple. It is surrounded by green Valleys, gushing streams, rushing waterfalls and folding cascades. Santhanamalai Murugan Temple is beautifully surrounded by huge mountains displaying splendid waterfalls and streams dripping through the dense forests. Masinagudi is a beautiful hill station and a well-established tourist hotspot nestling amidst the Nilgiri district. Masinagudi forms a lush green forest cover, stunning waterfalls, gushing rivers and rivulets, and picture-perfect landscapes all boost Masinagudi tourism multifold. This is the ultimate weekend retreat for all those who love wildlife safaris and want to remain surrounded by wildlife. Mudumalai National Park is a national park at an elevation range of 850–1,250 m in the Nilgiris. It harbours tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests with 498 plant species, at least 266 bird species, 18 carnivores and 10 herbivore species. It is drained by the Moyar River and several tributaries, which harbour 38 fish species. Theppakadu Elephant Camp Mudumalai has some gems the places for wildlife lovers to explore and experience wildlife and nature from a minimal distance. Theppakadu Elephant Camp is one of those gems which are equally loved by wildlife lovers, wildlife photographers, nature enthusiasts and wanderers. Located close to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, this elephant camp is home to a huge number of elephants. Elephants are trained here.
John Sullivan Memorial: John Sullivan is the man who discovered Ooty and developed the Nilgiris and so little is known about him. One can learn a bit more about the Nilgiris and the hill tribes. This place doesn't have too many visitors. Longwood Sholas: It is just 3 Km from Kotagiri. It is the source of pure sparkling water for the people living in Kotagiri Town and an integral part of the fragile Nilgiri ecosystem. Preservation of this Sholas Forestry becomes vital. Micro-climatic conditions here contribute to making Kotagiri one of the ideal climatic locations in India. The picturesque trekking path adds serenity to this Sholas. Catherine Waterfall: It was once called Geddhehaada Halla meaning Foot Hills River. It is a double cascaded 250ft high waterfall located in Kotagiri, branching off at Aravenu on the Mettupalayam Road. This is named after the wife of Cockburn who is believed to have introduced the Coffee Plantations to Kotagiri. It is the second highest in the Nilgiri Mountains. Kodanadu View point is a tourist spot near Kotagiri town, Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu. It is located about 18 km east of Kotagiri on the eastern edges of Nilgiris. Due to the location, it is also called the Terminus Country Kodanadu viewpoint. A small village, 18km from Kotagiri on the eastern edges of Nilgiris hills, with an unexplored scenic beauty, exotic flora and fauna and enjoy good weather. A viewpoint structure at Kodanadu View point houses a telescope within. Kodanadu boasts of large Tea Plantations. Rangaswamy peak and isolated extraordinary rocky pillar called Rangasamy Pillar rising to a height of almost 400 feet can be viewed from here. Ralliah Dam: with a mesmerizing view of forests at its backdrop, surrounded by Nilgiri hills, dense forests and a pleasant atmosphere, invites holidaymakers to spend some time away from the routine chores of everyday life. It is a great base for nature lovers and wanderlusts. Tea Garden Kotagiri, known as the tea garden town, boasts many breathtaking tea gardens. A tour of these tea plantations, walking through the lush greenery and refreshing aromas of tea is an experience worth trying. End of a Great Tour!



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