The best things to do and where to stay in Ooty

Ooty, also known as the Queen of Hills, is a perfect destination for all the nature aficionados. Ooty flaunts off its lofty blue-coloured mountains, sprawling grasslands, grand lakes and lush tea gardens. There are several exotic places in this beautiful hill station that makes Ooty tourism famous. Take a look at some of the most popular tourist spots in Ooty.

things to do in Ooty
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Things to Do in Ooty

Pine forest

Pine Forest Ooty
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The pine forest that spans over a small downhill region features an ensemble of large evergreen and resinous trees, and its fresh scent gives a heavenly experience. Strolling between the tall trees and experiencing the cool are some of the pleasing things to do in Ooty.

Tea factory

Tea Factory Ooty
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The Tea Factory is a two- storey building where one can see the tea leaves being cut and spread out over the driers. The visitors get to purchase tea bags, which are available in different flavors, ranging from cardamom to chocolate as a part of the Ooty tourism.

Pykara Waterfalls

Pykara Waterfalls Ooty
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The Pykara waterfalls are situated near the Mudumalai sanctuary, and it is very famous for boating, which is one of the finest things to do in Ooty. The dam and the powerhouse are other attractions of Pykara. Pykara has well protected Sholas, Toda settlements, and a rich wildlife habitat.

Lamb Rock

Lamb Rock Ooty
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Visiting the Lamb rock situated near Coonoor is one of the most entertaining things to do in Ooty. Lamb rock is a perfect picnic spot where one gets ample opportunities to capture the endless scenic beauty on show. This place is named after Captain Lamb, who had tried to open a path from Dolphin’s nose, which is another famous viewpoint in Coonoor, to this point.


Where to stay in Ooty

Ooty also has many hotels and resorts that are famed for their hospitality and service. Come, take your pick from amongst some of them.

Willow Hill Hotel

Willow Hill, located on a cliff, is one of the top hotels in Ooty that proffers a splendid view of the valley. The Willow Hill Ooty also offers a wide range of Continental, Chinese, and Indian cuisines. The magnificent decor of the garden restaurant and coffee shop will certainly delight every visitor.

Ponmari Residency

Ponmari Residency, which is located in Kotagiri, has an immaculate style, an extravagant ambience, all modern day comforts and eye-catching decors. It is one of the hotels in Ooty known for its signature hospitality. Other facilities such as the multi-cuisine restaurant and a coffee shop offer lip-smacking local cuisines and beverages.

Hotel Khems

Hotel Khems features well-furnished and spacious rooms that are equipped with all the modern day facilities. The hotel also has a fully integrated recreation facility, a money exchange & credit cards facility, laundry service, pony riding and many more. The hotel is located in an atmosphere that blends well with the tranquillity of the place.

Holiday Inn Gem Park

Holiday Inn Gem Park, located at a beautiful location in Ooty, offers an enchanting view of the valley. The hotel is beautiful with its wooden carvings, painting, and chandeliers, which gives it a distinct look. With its extravagant facilities and services, it is one of the most sought-after hotels in Ooty.


  1. Ooty is going to be one of the hot tourist destinations for next some months as winter is going to start. I am also planning a family trip to Ooty & Manali with my family. I hope it would be a nice trip. I was looking for some tourist attractions in Ooty and I found your article. It is much useful for me to plan my trip.

  2. Thanks Bappa, from the way you sound, i think that Ooty of a place is turning into something else in terms of attracting people, well, i wish you and all others that can be there the very best.

  3. Awesome!!!Very interesting post… Beautiful pictures…Thanks! your blog is one of my must-visit place when I plan trips.This post is very useful for those who wish to explore places to visit in ooty.

  4. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article about the most beautiful places in India. These is one of the best hill stations in India which attract the tourist most.


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