QUICK TOUR OF OOTY - COONOOR (FROM BANGALORE)

Hill Station

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Bangalore City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Ideal Start Time: 5 AM (Day 1) & 9 AM (Day 2)

Total Places Visited: 8

Day 1 Attractions | Day 2 Attractions

DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO OOTY & SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Bangalore to Ooty

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 8 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Person, Rs. 560 for Foreigners, Rs. 30 for Camera, and Rs. 125 for Video, Boating charges vary

At a distance of 1 km from Ooty Bus Station & Railway Station, Ooty Lake is an artificial lake situated in the beautiful hill station of Ooty. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Ooty packages.

Ooty Lake was built by John Sullivan in 1824 AD, the then Collector of Coimbatore. Covers an area of 65 acres with an average depth of 40 feet, the lake is fed by the mountain streams in the Ooty valley. The lake was originally intended to be used for fishing with ferries being used to travel across the lake. It gradually shrunk from its original size giving place to the current bus stand racecourse, and the lake park. It is one of the most visited tourist places in Ooty.

The lake is surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus trees with a railway line running along one shore. Situated amidst beautiful valleys, Ooty Lake is a major landmark in the town .....

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM - 6. 30 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 16 km from Ooty, Wenlock Downs is a vast expanse of grassy meadow located on the way to Pykara in Ooty, Tamilnadu. It is one of the most scenic places in Ooty and also one of the best Ooty tourist places. Along with Ooty Lake, this place is most commonly represented for Ooty Tourism.

Wenlock Downs is a spectacular meadow named after Sir Arthur Lawley's sibling Beilby Lawley, third Baron Wenlock. The downs spread majestically across 20,000 acres of rolling lands that seems to be stretching endlessly. The entire place is covered with Shola forest. More popularly known as the Shooting Point, Wenlock Downs has two popular movie filming points known as Sixth Mile and Ninth Mile named so because of they are located at 6 miles and 9 miles away from Ooty.

The extensive grassland of .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Boating charges vary

At a distance of 22 km from Ooty, Pykara Lake is a placid lake situated on Ooty - Mysore road in Tamilnadu. Pykara Lake & Dam is one of the best places to visit in Ooty and an ideal place to experience beautiful boat ride.

Pykara Dam built on Pykara River amidst dense forest is a beautiful destination offering breathtaking scenery. Pykara is the largest river in Nilgiris district. Pykara Lake is a blessed lake for the Todas, the local tribe of Nilgiris. This is the best place to relax and admire the beauty of nature. The dam is near the main Ooty - Gudalur road and includes a power station. Often referred as one of the oldest power plants in South India, the Pykara Power Station still functions and generating about 60 megawatts electricity. It was declared as a heritage plant in 1997, triggered the establishment of more hydro-electric power stations in the state. .....

Waterfall

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8. 30 AM to 5. 30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 5 for Person

At a distance of 2 km from Pykara Lake and 23 km from Ooty Bus Stand, Pykara Falls is a majestic waterfall located in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. Situated on the Ooty - Mysore road, this is one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore, and among the most popular Ooty places to visit.

Pykara Falls is formed by the Pykara River on downstream of the Pykara Dam. The falls drops 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. The waterfall amidst the dense forest is a treat to watch. It is one of the must-visit places for honeymoon couples and nature lovers as part of their Ooty trip. During the rainy season, the waterfall is in full bloom. There are barricades along with the waterfall viewpoint for the safety of the tourists.

Swimming .....

Overnight Stay in Ooty

DAY 2 : COONOOR SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO BANGALORE

Travel from Ooty to Coonoor

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Telescope: Rs. 10 for Per Person

At a distance of 4 km from Ooty and 12.5 km from Coonoor, Ketti Valley View Point is a popular vantage point situated on Ooty - Coonoor Road in Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. It is one the most beautiful sightseeing places in Ooty and also one of the top places to experince Ooty Tourism.

As the name suggests, the view point provides a panoramic view of the Ketti Valley, the largest valley in the Nilgiris, and its beautiful surroundings. Ketti Valley is home to several tribes, such as Todas and Badagas. There are over 14 villages in this valley that belong to the tribes of Badagas. These tribal people are experts in cultivating fresh vegetables and fruits in the valley.

Also known as Switzerland of Nilgiris, the Ketti Valley is a heaven for nature lovers and photographers. The view of Ketti from the viewpoint is majestic and often compared .....

Park

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8.30 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs 5

At a distance of 4 km from Coonoor Railway Station, Sim's Park is well-maintained garden located in the beautiful hill station of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most popular Coonoor tourist places.

An unusual park-cum-botanical garden, Sim's Park was developed around the natural contours of the land by JD Sims and Major Murray in the year of 1874. Spread over 30 acres of land, the park was started as a pleasure resort for the residents and visitors, and later developed into garden.

Sim's Park has wonderful landscaped gardens & walkways lined up with beautiful flowers spread across and variety of flower plants collected from different parts of the country. There is a lake situated inside the park that offers boating facility as well.

This park has more than 1000 species of 255 genera belonging to 85 families widely covering different group of plants. Also there are some naturally occurring .....

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 8 km from Coonoor Railway Station, Lamb's Rock is a spectacular vantage point situated at Burliar village near Coonoor, Tamilnadu. It is one of the popular viewpoints near Ooty, and among the must include places in Coonoor trip.

Lamb's Rock is a sheer precipice of jagged rock that drops down several hundred feet to bury itself in the luxuriant jungle below. The place got its name after Captain Lamb who attempted to open a path to this place. Counted as one of the best Coonoor places to visit, the Lamb's Rock offers some fascinating views of the surrounding valleys, which are hard to miss.

Lamb's Rock is a place where you can enjoy the cool breeze amid lush greenery and tranquillity. One can witness a panoramic view of Coonoor town, the tea estates, lush greenery, thick forests covered by clouds, and the plains of Coimbatorefrom this point. This place demands .....

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 12 km from Coonoor Railway Station, Dolphin's Nose is a wonderful viewpoint situated in the picturesque hill station of Coonoor. It is one of the popular viewpoints near Ooty, and among the must-visit places in Coonoor tour packages.

Located at an altitude of 1,500, Dolphin's Nose point is set amidst the rolling hills of the Nilgiris. The tip of the peak of this enormous rock resembles the nose of a dolphin hence the name Dolphin's Nose.It is one of the most visited tourist places in Coonoor.

It is an enormous rock formation that is completely unique. There are gigantic ravines found on both sides of the place and there is a view of inspiring Catherine Falls, another famous attraction which is located a relatively short distance away opposite of the Dolphin's Nose. This place demands moderate-level trekking.

Timings: 9 AM .....

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