Delve into the Mesmerizing Sights of Ooty without shrinking your Pocket

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Ooty is a wonderful hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India. It is a land of picturesque spots and pristine beauty. People who admire beauty of nature visit there to rejuvenate themselves. The weather is most favorable from October to June and that is when tourism is at its height. Ooty is famous for its historical sites, parks and wildlife sanctuaries. There are enormous tourist attraction in Ooty and one cannot cover all of them in a single trip. To resolve this problem, we have shortlisted a few sights that are very popular and are within the budget of a traveller.

1.  Government Botanical Gardens

You can trace a variety of ferns, herbs, shrubs, bonsai plants and tall trees in the Botanical Gardens of Ooty. Spread across 22 hectares of land, these gardens are situated on the slopes of the Doddabetta peak. Its terrace like layout adds charm to the place.

Visiting Time

All days of the week between 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Visit Duration

1-2 hours

Fee & Charges

For Children- Rs.15/-

For Adults- Rs.30/-

For Camera Still  Photography- Rs.50/-

For Camera Videography- Rs.100/-

2. Wax World Museum

It is a cultural and heritage site where you will get to see the wax statues of the eminent figures. It is an Indian replica of Madame Tussaud. It's just 2 km away from the city center on National Highway 67.

Visiting Time

Monday to Friday from 9:00AM to 8:00 PM

Visit Duration

Around 1 hour

Fee & Charges

For children- Rs.20/-

For adults- Rs.30/-

3. Avalanche Lake

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It is a beautiful place surrounded by blooming flowers. The sanctuary in its vicinity is a home to various wild animals like Tiger, Leopard, Gaur, Barking Deer, Nilgiri Langur etc. A rich variety of flora and fauna can be traced here.The combine view of flora and fauna is a treat to human eyes.

Visiting Time

All days of the week from 8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Visit Duration

Around 1 hour

Fee & Charges

Nil

4. Mukurthi National Park Ooty

The National Park is spread over an area of about 80 square kilometers and has four entry passages. Several streams and rivers running through the park are frequently visited by the different species of fauna. There are also a few watch towers built by the Forest Department .

Visiting Time

All days of the week from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Visit Duration

1-2 hours

Fee & Charges

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5.  Shooting Point

Various films and songs have been shot at this location. It is a fantastic   sight and an ideal place for photo fanatics. The mesmerizing surrounding landscape and serene lake make it a perfect picnic spot. Here, you can do trekking as well.

Visiting Time

All days of the week from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Visit Duration

1 hour

Fee & Charges

Nil

6. Needle Rock View Point

Also known as Soochimalai, it is a destination for all backpackers, loners and group travellers. From here, you can have a 360 degree view of the Nilgiri Hills. It's a gorgeous place, on the Ooty-Gudalur Road at some 8 km away from Ooty.

Visiting Time

All days the week from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Visit Duration

1 hour

Fee & Charges

Nil

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7. Pykara Lake & Falls

This amazing location is at a distance of 33 km from Ooty. It is a must visit destination for people in love with nature. The calm and serene environment around makes you forget all your worries. You can have fun by sailing in a boat on the lake water.

Visiting Time

All days of the week from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Visit Duration

2 hours

Fee & Charges

Boating charges are Rs. 175 per person