At a distance of 8 km from Ooty Bus Station, Tea Park is a park situated near Doddabetta in Ooty. It is one of the popular gardens in Ooty, and among the must-visit places as part of Ooty tour packages.
The Tea Park at Doddabetta was developed by the Department of Horticulture and Plantation Crops to increase the awareness of the process of tea making amongst the tourists, and also to promote TEA as a healthy drink. This Tea Park also serves to de-congest the tourist traffic during the peak period as people may visit it after visiting Doddabetta and then go towards Kotagiri.
Tea trekking path inside the Tea garden with a display of tea history and its origin, entry to China, India, and to the Nilgiris by providing display materials engraved in granite stones at regular intervals with musical arrangements on the path. There are two gazebos- one at the top view the entire tea garden and the other near Kotagiri road end to view the Karnataka state sceneries as well as the mountain views of the Nilgiris. There is also a small ornamental garden to entertain the visiting tourists without disturbing the natural undulations and landscapes with play materials for children. There is also an administrative building with cross-section views of tea machinery used in tea processing.
Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM
Entry: Rs. 15 for Adults, Rs. 10 for Children, Rs. 25 for Camera & Rs. 25 for Car Parking