Ketti Valley Viewpoint
#13 of 23 Places to Visit in Ooty
Distance (From Ooty): 8 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Place Location: Between Ooty-Coonoor
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
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 to views of Switzerland. Nature lovers, adventurists, experience seekers and even casual travellers will love the view from this viewpoint. There is also a telescope room to get a closer view of the valley and surroundings. This valley also houses a popular brand of the needle making industry, known as Pony Needles. There is not much to see in the valley apart from indulging in the pleasant atmosphere of Ketti Valley.
Ketti town is connected by Nilgiri Express and lies between Coonoor and Ooty stations. From there, local transportation modes like taxis and autos are available to the Ketti Valley.
Summer is the best time to enjoy a pleasing view of the valley.
Telescope: Rs. 10 for Person