About Ooty

Udhagamandalam, popularly known as Ooty is the first name that comes to one’s mouth when planning a vacation to a hill station. Ooty is a town located in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. A major part of Ooty’s income comes from tourism and agriculture along with medicine manufacturing. This mesmerizing destination is popular among the tourists during the months of summer.

Places to Visit in Ooty

Ooty is located at an altitude of 7,350 feet above sea level. The town is mostly covered in vegetation, forests, and water bodies. Some of these regions are not opened for tourism yet to save the fragile eco-system of the area.

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is located near Emerald village in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. It is located in a region called the silent valley, about 25 kilometers from the Ooty town.

Avalanche Forest Safari

Ecotourism destination with a lake, mountains & tropical forest that offers camping & guided safaris.

Botanical Garden

The Government Botanical Garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu state, was laid out in 1848. The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 55 hectares and lie on the lower slopes of the Doddabetta peak. The garden has a terraced layout.

Mountain Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a 1,000 mm meter-gauge railway in Tamil Nadu, India, built by the British in 1908. The railway is operated by the Southern Railway and is the only rack railway in India.


Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Mountains at 2,637 meters. The name is derived from two Kannada words, Dodda means Big and betta means Hill, making it Doddabetta. There is a reserved forest area around the peak.


Avalanche Lake is located 28 kilometers from Ooty in the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu.

Tribal Mesuem

The Tribal Museum is located within the Tribal Research Centre campus Udhagamndalam, Nilgiri District, Tamil Nadu. The foundation stone for the Tribal Museum building was laid on 12th September 1989 and the Tribal Museum building construction was completed in the year 1995 and it started functioning from 2nd October 1995.

Tea Factory & Tea Mesuem

Tea Museum - your encyclopedia to the wonderfully refreshing world of Tea! And what better place to know all about it other than the Nilgiri District, home to one of the largest tea growing belts in India!