Best Places to Visit in Ooty in Summer

Embraced by the Nilgiris, Ooty, among the must-include places in India tour packages, is a year-round destination and has everything that you could ask for, right from the cloud-kissed mountains, lush foliage, serene lakes, rolling tea gardens, colonial architecture, and a tranquil atmosphere. The temperature during the summer months is neither too hot nor too cold, making it a perfect time to explore the town as well as to escape the tropical summer of India. This is also the time when most families head to a hill station to beat the heat, even if only for a few days. The refreshing breeze and the mystic ambiance that engulfs this stunning hill station will surely soothe your soul. Here is our list of places to visit in Ooty in summer for those who want to spend some time in a calm and peaceful environment as part of the Ooty Tour Packages.

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden is a well-maintained garden located on the slope of the well-known Doddabetta Peak. It is a must-visit place in summer during your Ooty tour. Built in 1847, the garden is home to over 650 species of trees and flowers in five sections, namely the Lower Garden, New Garden, Italian Garden, The Conservatory, and The Nurseries. It also features a diverse array of spectacular lawns, manmade ponds with lilies, exotic woods, and more. It is a perfect spot for sightseeing lovers, fun seekers, and photographers. One can also see a fossil tree that is supposed to be 20 million years old and Toda Hill, which gives a glimpse of the lifestyle and culture of the Toda tribe. Another point of interest in the Ooty Botanical Garden is its flower show, which is successfully organized as a part of the summer festival of Ooty in May every year. 

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Ooty Lake

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Your Ooty tour in summer won’t be complete without visiting Ooty Lake. Spread over an area of 65 acres, Ooty Lake is a man-made lake constructed in 1823 and is one of the best places to visit in Ooty, where you can enjoy leisure evenings with your loved ones in a peaceful atmosphere, surrounded by Eucalyptus trees, Nilgiri ranges, and lush greenery in the background. Boating is the major attraction here, where you can choose to hire paddle boats, motorboats, and rowing boats from the boathouse. Other activities that one can try at the lake include horse riding, cycling, and photography. There is also an amusement park along with a Deer Park for the entertainment of children. Kids can also take a mini-train ride to have a quick tour of the lake as well as the park.

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Rose Garden

Established in 1995, the Government Rose Garden is a beautiful garden situated near Charring Cross in Ooty. Formerly known as the Jayalalitha Rose Garden or Centenary Rose Park, it is one of the largest rose gardens in India and also one of the most popular Ooty tourist places. This garden consists of five terraces on an area of 10 acres. Roses of unusual colors, including green and black, can also be seen in this garden. Moreover, the perfect location of Nila Maadam, an observation platform, allows visitors to view the entire Rose Garden in Ooty, among the best tourist places near Kozhikode. Containing more than 20,000 varieties of roses, the Ooty Rose Garden has been honored with the “Garden of Excellence Award” for South Asia from the World Federation of Rose Societies. 

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Doddabetta Peak

Strategically located between the Eastern and the Western Ghats with an altitude of 2623 m, Doddabetta is the highest peak in the Nilgiri mountain range, and among the prominent Ooty tourist places to visit in summer. The area surrounding Doddabetta is a reserved forest area that is home to many endangered species of flora and fauna. Tall rhododendron trees, flowering sub-alpine shrubs, and herbs are common, even very near the peak. With a unique flattened curve at its peak, the trek up to the top is not that challenging and has a telescope house at the top which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, valleys, plains of Coimbatore, and the flat highlands of Mysore that lures a huge number of tourists to Ooty as part of Tamilnadu packages.

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Pykara Falls

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If you want to spend a relaxing time in Ooty in summer amidst nature’s finest views as part of Ooty packages, then Pykara waterfall is one of the most amazing places to visit. Situated on the Ooty – Mysore road, this is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore, and among the most popular places to visit in Ooty. Formed by the Pykara River, it cascades down into two sections with a height of 55 m and 61 m through multiple layers on the rocky bed, providing a unique beauty to the stream. It is one of the must-visit places for honeymoon couples and nature lovers. The waterfall can be seen in full bloom during the rainy season which draws a huge number of tourists.

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