Places to Visit in Ooty
When sightseeing in Ooty, you will find a number of interesting and enlightening places to see. Here, is a compilation of three best places to Ooty:
Botanical Garden: The name suggests a bed of flowers spruced up along the scenic beauties of the hills. Sprawled across over an area of 22 hectares, the garden boasts of 650 species of trees and flowers. No wonder, this place is a horticulturist's delight which has trimmed trees and amazingly decorated flowers. It is a great visual treat to watch the 20 million year old fossil tree that beckons intriguing minds from everywhere. As you reach to the top of garden, the major attraction is the Toda tribe settlement that gives a glimpse of the culture and lifestyle of the tribes that built their settlement here.
Opening and closing time: Between 8:30 A.M. and 6.30 P.M. (7 days)
Entrance fee: Rs. 20 per individual
Doddabetta Peak: Sitting at a height of 8,606 feet, the Dodabetta Peak is the highest point in Ooty. Among the various Ooty places to visit, the biggest highlight of this peak is its breathtaking natural brilliance and stunning view of the Nilgiris. It is 10 kilometres car ride from Ooty that encourages nature enthusiasts to soak in the raw, yet appealing charm that you cannot ignore. Take a look through the telescope at the peak seated atop the mountain that will give you panoramic vistas of the hill. You will have to pinch yourself to believe that such natural beauty exists in reality and not just in the post cards.
Elk Hill Murugan Temple: Tour around the temple and marvel at its architecture! The Elk Hill Murugan Temple is one of the most coveted places to see in Ooty that gives you insights into the traditional aspects of the man-made wonder. Nestled in between a picturesque setting, the temple is a sight to behold. While nature beckons tourists to its stunning beauty, the temple reflects the traditional spectrum of the destination. As for the history of the temple, it is dedicated to Lord Murgan, one of the revered warrior gods in the Indian mythology. Buckle up to have fun and education on your trip to Ooty.