Top 7 places to visit in Ooty that will make you feel closer to nature

 Ooty Lake

Ooty lake is indeed a place to visit. It is an artificial lake and built for fishing purposes. This lake is popular for boating. Tourists enjoy a refreshing ride on the serene waters. One can hire a boat and paddle through the lake. Cycling by the side of the lake is worth experiencing.

Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake lies in Silent Valley. It is situated around 25 km away from Ooty. A beautiful lake offers an ideal place for a picnic where one can relax and spend some quality time with your loved one. Tea plantation surroundings add to the beauty of the lake. The view of sunrise and sunset is breathtaking.

Ooty Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens of Ooty is undeniably one of the most popular places to see in Ooty. This garden has five sections such as Fern House, Lower Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory, and Nurseries. There is a flower show that is a part of the Ooty Summer festival and is of major attraction. Another popular attraction of Botanical Garden is the Fossil Tree Trunk that is said to be around 20 million years old and a wide variety of plants is worth exploring.

 Deer Park

Located at a distance of 2 km from Ooty Lake, Deer Park is easily accessible by road. With its rich fauna along with varieties of deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, Deer park makes up for an interesting visit, especially for wildlife explorers. It is rich in the variety of flora in this park. It is one of the known wildlife sanctuaries of India presenting amazing opportunities to observe the wildlife.

Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak is the highest peak in the Nilgiris. At the junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, it is covered by dense sholas and this peak is trekker’s favorite point. The view from the top of the peak is mesmerizing, there is a telescope house at the peak for a captivating view of the valley around with rich flora.

 Kalhatty Waterfalls

Kalhatty Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that one can ever come across. It is said that great Hindu saint Agastya has once lived here. With its rich avian fauna, it is often visited by bird watchers and scenic beauty is spellbound.

Mudumalai National Park

Connecting the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, Mudumalai National Park is a place to visit by Nature lovers. This national park boasts of many wild animals and rich avian fauna along with equally rich flora. It has also a tiger reserve as it is home to approximately 50 tigers.