Things to do in Ooty

There are many things to do in Ooty. Blessed with natural scenic beauty, Ooty is the perfect destination for nature lovers. It provides the tourists with a wonderful opportunity to experiment their latent sporting skills and explore nature through the plethora of exciting and thrilling adventure sports like trekking, hang- gliding, angling, etc.

A fresh way of enjoying the natural splendor of Ooty is trekking. The hill station serves as a natural base for trekking the high mountain ranges of the mighty Nilgiris. Dressed in the attire of a sportsman and guided by professionals, the adventurous tourists set out to capture the mountains on their journey through the rugged ranges of the Nilgiris.

The best time to go for the adventurous sport of trekking is the winters when the temperatures are low and the neighboring areas are sparsely populated. Hang- gliding and angling are the other adventurous sports of Ooty that fills the tourists with excitement and thrill. Angling, as a sport has become a favorite with tourists, who like to fish in the crystal clear waters of the small streams and swift flowing rivers of Ooty.

One should travel in the toy train to enjoy the wonderful natural beauty along the train route. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was built in 1908 by the British. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2005.

One should also visit the Tea estates in and around Ooty and get to know how these estates function. The whole process of plucking the tea leaves to processing them to making tea dust can be understood here in the tea estate.

Ooty has many restaurants; most of them serve different cuisines from all over the world. Don't forget to try the hill station's famous baked goods like buns, cakes as well as home-made chocolates. The place is famous for tea, so don't forget to have some fresh tea.

Ooty has the added pull of leisurely shopping. There are many exclusive products like tea leaves, fruits, natural oils, embroideries, etc which are easily available in the town. The place is popular foe its embroidered Toda shawls and antique Toda jewelry. These are easily available in the main bazaar which is the central hub and the best place for shopping. All the things are easily available here.

Last Updated on 06/05/2013