Ooty is tourists's delight, a hotspot for all those looking for complete fun and adventure. The place is studded with some of the breathtaking sites where you would love to spend your time. Book your excursions around Ooty and be a part of the excitement that is sure to sweep you off your feet. Some of the hot excursion sites are as below
The Mukurthi Peak & Mukurthi National Park
You can plan your excursion to Mukurthi Peak, which is 40 km from Ooty.
The place has Mukurthi National Park on the Southeastern corner of the
Nilgiri Plateau. This is home to a sizeable chunk of the endangered
species of Nilgiri Tahr (Hamitragus hilocrius). The silent Valley is
located on the Western side of these ranges. Fascinating feature of the
Mukurthi Sanctuary is its close similarity to Himalayan Flora and Fauna.
About 19 km from Ooty, Pykra is a dam and power plant. Exhibiting
breathtaking natural scenery, with stunning waterfalls is the best visit
during August to December. You could also book a forest house in the
region and be a part of the nature. There is also a boathouse in the
river that makes a hot tourist stopover. The region also boasts of
well-protected fenced Sholas, Todas settlement, undisturbed grassy
meadows and also a good wildlife habitat.
Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Located at a distance of 67 km from Ooty, Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
is based at an elevation of 1000 meters and extends over an area of 321
sq. km. You must add Madumalai to your weekend getaway when in Ooty,
since the place is home to stunning flora and fauna. The wildlife
includes Elephant, Gaur, Tiger, Panther, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking
Deer, Mouse, Wild Boar, Parcupine etc. You can visit Theppakadu, and see
the majestic elephants all around you.
A great picnic spot, Coonoor is 19 km away from Ooty and a must visit
hill station at a lower altitude. Encircled with breathtaking beauty of
tea and coffee plantations, Coonoor is famous for its Sims Park and
several scenic spots, as also fruit orchards.
Another hot tourist spot, Kotagiri is 29 km from Ooty. It is a
beautiful hill resort with mesmerizing expanse of tea plantation.
Quieter than Ooty and Coonoor, Kotagiri is for all such tourists who
wish to spend their time in solitude and peace.