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Places to Visit
Government Botanical Garden(2 Kms)

This garden was laid out earlier by Marquis of Tweedale, the then governor of Madras in 1847. This garden covers an area of 22 acres. A fossil tree trunk of 20 million years is preserved here. The flora of the garden consist of six section comprising varieties of tree species, grass carpet, variety of ferns, fashioned beds laid beds laid out in an Italian style, multi coloured flowering plants, house ferns and orchids and nurseries. This garden will create tourist's mind a memorable one. Annual flower show is held here in May every year. This garden is maintained by Tamil Nadu Horticulture Dept.
[Timing - 8 A.M -6 A.M. Entrance fee: Rs. 5 per head for adults, Children- Rs.2.]

Lake View

About one Km. distance, an artificial lake can be seen with a charming look, which was formed in 1824 by Mr. John Sullivan,the then Collector of Coimbatore. Tamil Nadu tourism Development Corporation provided the following facilities to the tourists.

  A) Boat House: (Prices are subject to changes)
       Entrance fee : Re.1.
       Parking Fee : Rs5 for bus, Rs 3 for Car and Rs. 2 for two wheeler.
       Camera Fee : Rs3.
       Video Camera : Rs10.
      Video Game :Rs 2 per Coin
  B) Boating: (Prices are subject to changes)
2 Seat Pedal
4 Seat Pedal
2 Seater Row
4 Seater Row
6 Seater Row
8 Seater Motor
15 Seater Motor
 C) Mini Train: (Prices are subject to changes)
       Rs3 for adult and Rs 2 for Children Pony ride facilities are also available near boat house

Mini Garden

Tourists can visit this mini garden which is on the way to the Boat House. The children amusement park is housed here. A snack bar is also available. It is maintained by T.T.D.C.
  Timing : 8 a.m to 6 p.m.
Entry fee : Rs 1 per head.
Camera fee : Rs 3.
Video Camera : Rs. 100.
(Prices are subject to changes)


It is the highest peak (2623 meters) in the Nilgiris and is about 10 Kms from Ooty. It lies at the junction of the Western & Eastern Ghats and offer beautiful vistas of the Nilgiri Hill ranges. It is surrounded by dense sholas. One can have a panoramic view of the landscape through the TTDC telescope. TTDC restaurant is functioning here to cater the needs of tourists. Forest Department is collecting entry fee from vehicles.

The Mukkurthi Peak & National Park

Mukkurthi Peak is about 40 Kms. form Ooty. The Mukkurthi National Park is located on the Southern corner of the Nilgiris Plateau. The area contains a viable population of Nilgiri Thar (Hamitragus hilocrius). The Kollaribetta and Nilgiris Peak are other major peaks around. The area is chained by innumberable beautiful and perennial little streams,which fall into Bhavani Puzha. The Silent Vally in the Western Ghat is located on the Western side of these ranges. A fascinating feature of the Mukkurthi Sanctuary is its endemism and relationship with Himalayan Flora and fauna.

Hindustan Photo Films

The HPF, one of the major industrial units ot the district, is a public sector enterprise. This unit is located (about 5Km away from Ooty railway station) over a sprawling area of over 300 acres,near the Ooty golf-links on the Ooty- Mysore road. The HPF was inaugurated by Mrs. Indra Gandhi, Prime Minister, in January, 1967.This industrial unit is currently producing Indu roll films which are used for taking photographs; Indu X-ray films, the quality of which is acknowledged to be among the best in the world; Indu bromide paper on which photographs are printed; and Induaerographic for geological and defence mapping, industrial X- ray film, laser recording film, CAT film, special film for space photography, oscilloscope direct printpaper, photo type setting paper and range of chemicals for the film processing.

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

This Sanctuary lies at an elevation of 1140 mts in the junction point of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and extends over and area of 321 sq.kms.A variety of habitats ranging from tropical ever green forest, moist teak forest, secondary grass lands and swamps are found. Panther, Sambar,spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Wild boar,Porcupine etc. The avifauna is varied with Minivets. Hornbills, Fairy Blue Birds, Jungle Fowls etc. The Reptilions are represented by
Python,MonitorLizard, Flying Lizard, etc. It is approachable from Ooty by road Via two different routes. Via Kalhatty 36 Kms from Ooty and the other route is Via. Gudulur which is 67 Kms. form Ooty. It can also be approachable from Mysore which is at a distance of 91'Kms. The other picturesque scenic spots in the sanctuary include the Moyar Waterfalls,Ombetta swamp, Theppakad elephant camp etc.
The sanctuary visiting times are: 7.00 a.m to 9.00 a.m and 4.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m. 

It is situated about 21 kms from Ooty, on the Ooty-Mysore Road. The tourist attraction are well protected fenced sholas,Toda settlements, undisturbed grassy meadows and also a good wildlife habitat.The Pykara Dam,Pykara falls and the reservoir attracts many tourists.There is a forest Rest House at Pykara. a boat House with Restaurant is available.It is maintained by TTDC. 

Deer Park
It is located at a distance of one Km. on lake road which has Sambar, Chital and Hares besides water birds. 

Other Tourist Places to Visit in TamilNadu

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