Trekking in Ooty
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About Trekking in Ooty
Trekking in Ooty is one of the much sought after activities that tourists look up to during their visit. Being bestowed with the bounty of nature, Ooty offers various altitudes, terrain, and distances that comprise of a trek route to the Nilgiris. Ooty gives a trekker various routes which one can take and head towards the peak. The coffee plantations, orange grooves, tea gardens and pine trees make for the ideal Ooty trekking routes.
With peaks at an average of 2300 meters and the most frequented base camp at Parsons Valley, there are ripe opportunities for tent camping in Ooty. There are various trails for novices, intermediary, and advance level explorers that vary in terms of distance, difficulty, terrain, and altitude, offering trekkers with infinite possibilities and combinations.
Ooty forms the perfect base for a number of exciting treks, some long and some short. There are several treks which differ in distance, heights and landscape. some of the best trekking places in Ooty include Parson's Peak, Porthimund-Mukurthi National Park, Pandiar Hills, Pykara Falls, and Mudumalai National Park that collectively present a long trek, offering keen trekkers to the most beautiful and unexplored parts of the Nilgiris. With each trail creating and commanding its own individual landscape, there are myriad opportunities for one day trekking in Ooty along with multiple day treks. While setting out for long expeditions, trekkers should look forward to an expert Ooty trekking guide. Some of the best trekking places in Ooty are -
Doddabetta Peak – The highest in the Nilgiris, Dodabetta peak is surrounded by a reserved forest area. The attractions of this mountain are its forests, vegetation, and shrubs. Doddabetta has 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 stunning views.
Parson's Peak- This trekking route is indeed adventurous and offers splendid views with a night halt at Porthimund village.
Mukurthi Peak – Trekking through the wild of Mukurthi offers an ethereal experience. the beautiful Mukurthi Lake and golden brown hill tops, misty grassland, and the reflection of the surrounding hill peaks on the water. Other famous hills such as Vavulmala and Vellarimala can be seen with Chembra behind a veil of cloud cover in the far distance. Avalanche Hills and the evergreen forests of Nilambur can also be spotted here.
Sengutraian peak – Here, trekking will be amidst tea fields and some forest area as trekkers cross some streams along the way.
Glenmorgan – Glenmorgan trek in Ooty takes trekkers through luxurious thickets of Eucalyptus and other attractions, offering magnificent beauty of the Nilgiris from the top.
Kotagiri-Elk Falls, Ooty-Avalanche-Emerald, and Dolphin's Nose are other popular treks in Ooty. Droog Lamb's Rock and Lady Canning's seat are two most scenic places while trekking Nilgiris from Coonoor.
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Pine Forest in Ooty
The Pine Forest in Ooty is a major tourist hub. It is actually a small valley area, where several movies, songs and serials have been shot. The soaring pines, fresh air and the picturesque views of the mountains all around make it a very sought after place for shooting. The Pine forest Ooty location is actually pretty famou...
Pykara Lake in Ooty
Pykara is the name of a town that has Pykara falls, Pykara lake and reservoir, and also Pykara river which is the major source of Pykara lake and falls. Pykara Lake in Ooty is 20 km away from the Ooty bus stand and 72 km from Mettupalayam railway station which is also the nearest railway station to Pykara Lake. Boating is t...
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Stone House in Ooty
The Stone House is a major tourist attraction in Ooty, because it was the very first bungalow to be built here. It was built by John Sullivan, and is one of the most important historic monuments of this hill station. One of the most famous stone houses in India, this one in Ooty is a sight to behold. It marks the beginning ...
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Rose Garden in Ooty
The Rose Garden in Ooty is considered to be the largest Rose Garden in India, not to mention the most beautiful one. It used to be known by several names such as the Jayalalithaa Rose Garden and the Centenary Rose Park among others. The park is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department. The tropical mountain clim...
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Tiger Hill in Ooty
Tiger Hill offers visitors a chance to see the beautiful views from a vantage point that is just as beautiful. The Tiger Hill lies towards the lower end of the Doddabetta Peak. The top of the hill houses a water reservoir and a cave, which is the base for many local legends. The reservoir is a source of fresh water for the ...
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Trekking in Ooty
Trekking in Ooty is one of the much sought after activities that tourists look up to during their visit. Being bestowed with the bounty of nature, Ooty offers various altitudes, terrain, and distances that comprise of a trek route to the Nilgiris. Ooty gives a trekker various routes which one can take and head towards the ...
Toy train ride in Ooty
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR), better known as Ooty toy train is the highlight of the popular hill town of Ooty in Tamil Nadu, India. This is a world heritage train that travels between Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor daily and imparts picturesque views while providing relief from the stifling summer heat. Started in ...
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Raghavan's 2 days trip to OotyNice hospitality provided. Overall nice experience.
Madhu's 4 days trip to OotyReally planned well and economic. Thanks to my economy travels
Rahul's 5 days trip to OotyMysore -Ooty Trip:- Nothing Much Say Regarding this trip...............Its Good or Ok OK Type trip...After past relation we was expected that this Ooty trip is also a good memory and happiness.....Lets some point:- 1)Overall Trip Was good..... 2)Cab:-Blr to Mysr--Driver not even understand English/hindi(Talking only local Language) and we are unable to said that we are very much hungry and need to stop for a luch...every time I said please stop in a decent place where we can et ..his only reply" yes sir...yes sir..5 mins only" ... 3)Mysore to Ooty Cab:-Awesome experience... Cordial/Supportive/funny/perfect tout guider for tourist.. 4)Ooty Cab:-Good human being but have some attitude problem in some cases...but it shouldn't be any more with a guest. 5)OOty to mysr and mysr to BLr Cab-Good experience 6)MOST IMPORTANT POINT FOR AGENCY:- First of all our agency coordinator its nice talking/polite but what happened during this trip I don't know really...how could he do such type of disgusting/worst/rudeness full behavior with a guest...such a shameless behavior....As a guest i except that did not know your policy or whom should I talk during my sight seen... Ek bat Haina... "Ant Bhala to Sab Bhala"----but bande ne wo hi nehi kiya.. Thanks for your help by the way :) :) :)
Hrishikesh's 4 days trip to OotyHotel Silver oak at Ooty was awesome, But at Mysore it was okay . Driver Manju was good but he made stories and was not refusing to take us to Dodabetta the highest peak point of Ooty ,he took us till tea factory n told this is only Dodabetta , but forced him to go to Dodabetta so he agreed but was disappointed for remaining trip Dodabetta peak point at Ooty even if telescope view is not available the weather is awesome.
Yogesh's 5 days trip to OotySpecial thanks to Suchetha Madam for an excellent arrangement of the entire trip. Hotels were excellent.... Driver Mr. Santhosh was awesome and overall trip was very nice. Appreciate the behaviour of Driver Mr. Santhosh D. who was too good.
Anirban's 3 days trip to Ootydriver was very arogant and did bad driving. rash driving. hotels we're good but not very great.
Hdoshi's 3 days trip to OotyExcellent trip and most importantly the service was well taken care of. Recommended
Vinay's 4 days trip to OotyHotels are very good... liked them very much. Apart from that, we got new driver every day who don't know what is the plan and need to explain them every time. Planning is not proper. Thanks to sameera who was helpful when required. But the person who is managing the things at ooty, he is not at all good. He don't pick up phone when in need. He just ignore. He itself saying their drivers are idiots. Had problems with the driver. They will come very late which ruins all the plans of the day.
Varadharaj's 4 days trip to OotyAwesome Hotel... Amazing view.. Felt like we are staying in the clouds. Away from the hustle n bustle of commercial Ooty, i recommend this Hotel to everyone. If u lobe nature and want peace of mind, this is the place. The Cab driver - Shanmugam was very decent n courteous. He made sure we are comfortable n didnt rush us. I wish i could say the same for our Travel Agent - Victory World.. I used to get calls from them frequently before the booking.. but once the booking n payment was done, i was the one who was calling them up for details. No initiative from them. I was promised Toy train tickets which i did not get due to their negligence. Overall the trip was amazing but it would have been even better if our Travel Agent's services was better.
Nshah's 4 days trip to OotyIt was very best trip It was most memorable trip to us All arrangement was superb
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Wildlife enthusiasts and those who look forward to the challenge that mountains throw, Ooty provides some excellent trekking locations, while treating them with opportunities to spot a Nilgiri langur, macaque, Nilgiri tahr or gaur. Lucky ones might even see some predatory animals as well.
Guest houses at Coonoor and Kotagiri are available for accommodation.
Yes, guides are provided from the Forest Department on hire to help trekkers throughout their trip.
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