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COVID-19 : OOTY is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 06 Sep 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to OOTY?

Entry is open from all domestic states.

  • Face masks to be worn when in public
  • Mandatory to download Aarogya Setu application before travel.
  • All inter-state passengers travelling to Ooty are required to register on state website and obtain TN e-pass
  • Tourist travel is restricted in the hill station as of now. Only business travel allowed.
  • Thermal screening to be done for all passengers
  • COVID-19 test is required for passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Gujarat & Delhi. Travellers from other states can also be tested for COVID-19 at the discretion of health officials.
  • Lockdown in Ooty has been extended till 30th of September, however, there are major relaxations.
  • No lockdown on Sundays
  • Shopping malls and large stores to be fully functional
  • Tea stalls and restaurants can be open from 6 am-8 pm for dine-in. Takeaway is allowed until 9 PM.
  • All parks and playgrounds are open for sporting activities.
  • Places of worship can be open till 8 p.m.
  • Intra-district public buses have resumed services with 50% capacity.
  • 14 days of mandatory home quarantine for all passengers travelling to Tamil Nadu from other states.
  • Symptomatic passengers are required to follow Institutional Quarantine till the time COVID test results are available.
  • Business travellers returning within 48 hours are exempted from quarantine after presenting the valid return documents
Flights

The nearest airport is the Coimbatore Airport which is receiving flights from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi.

Buses

The Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation has a fleet of buses connecting the hill station to nearby cities. With Inter-district movement of buses allowed in Tamil Nadu, this is the safest mode of travel.

Local Transport

Buses, taxies, autorickshaws are running normally.

The Tamil Nadu state government is ensuring the safety of travellers and residents of Ooty with major precautionary measures. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Hotels and Resorts Open to Accommodate Business/Work Travellers Updated: 06 Sep 2020

Hotels and Resorts in Ooty can take in guests who are visiting the hill station for business or work purposes. The hospitality sectors must follow all SOP’s required to curb the spread of COVID-19.Read more.

People Travelling to Ooty Are Required to Obtain and E-pass Updated: 06 Sep 2020

Travellers are required get all their documents verified and collect a manual e-pass before travelling to Ooty. For Ooty residents, the e-pass shall be auto-approved after checking all documents.Read more.

Inter-Distict Buses to Ooty Allowed from 7th of September Updated: 06 Sep 2020

Inter-district buses shall restart functions in Ooty from 7th of September. The buses shall run with 50% capacity with strict social distance guidelines. The buses shall be disinfected and people without masks shall not be allowed to travel.Read more.

Travel for tourism still restricted in Ooty. Business travel has been allowed. Updated: 06 Sep 2020

As per the guidelines of the district collector of the Nilgiris, tourist places shall be shut in Ooty for the coming month. Only travel for business and work shall be allowed.Read more.

Places to Visit in Ooty in 2 Days 

Ooty Lake, Wenlock Downs, Kamraj Sagar Dam, Pykara Falls, Pykara Lake, Pine Tree Forest, Ooty Botanical Garden, Doddabetta Peak, The Emerald Lake, Rose Garden, Tea Factory and Museum, Wax World, Toda Hamlet, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, and many more. 

While it is not doable to visit every place in Ooty, the most captivating places to visit in Ooty in 2 days, which gives an insight into Ooty’s soul can be covered. The first image that comes to mind while thinking about Ooty is of the rolling meadows, the backdrop of the Nilgiris and lake of glistening water. 

No wonder our list of the 2 days’ itinerary starts with the Ooty lake, Wenlock Downs and Pykara Falls and Pykara Lake at the beginning. Day-2 in Ooty will be no short of splendor with exuberant places like the Doddabetta Peak, the Rose Garden and the Tea Museum & Factory to ensure that you cover the best of everything that Ooty has to proffer. 

Here is a list of the best places to visit in Ooty in 2 days:

01

Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake was artificially constructed for the sole purpose of fishing. But we may not be wrong to address this as one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. Lying only 2 km away from the main city in the abode of the green blanketed hills of the Nilgiri district.

It is swamped by Eucalyptus trees and enchanting greenery all around, where you can locate several rivulets coming through the hills.

Location: Ooty Lake, Ooty, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 10:00 A.M. To 6:30 P.M.

Price: INR 10.

02

Wenlock Downs

Wenlock Downs

Prolific greenery as long as your eyes can see, the hills of Ooty falls and rises smoothly. These rolling hills have lured not only visitors but also popular directors of Bollywood to capture the ethereal beauty of this vast grassland.

This place also catches the attention of golf lovers, owing to the vast expanse of land that adds attraction to the Gymkhana Golf Club, Ooty. This place is great for hiking and trekking while tired city souls can also sit and enjoy the sight of sheep grazing the grassland and a swelling meadow overlooking the Mukurthi Peak.

Location: 17 km Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 9:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Price: INR 10.

03

Kamraj Sagar Dam

Kamraj Sagar Dam

Kamraj Sagar Dam holds the record of being top amongst the most amazing places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. Captivating Indian film directors for the dramatic views of the sunset this place provides along with the stunning panorama of the surrounding greenery.

You can spend your time here leisurely by renting out a boat and fishing with your family. A perfect place for a laid-back getaway, it is also visited by bird-watchers, for the various species of birds that come here for food and water.

Location: Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Hwy, Sholur, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Price: Entry is free.

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04

Pykara Falls

Pykara Falls

As the river Pykara surmounts the curves and heights of the Mukurthi peak, it gives birth to the cascading water. Pykara falls is a sight to behold, that you should be amongst the top places to visit in Ooty in 2 days.

The famous Pykara Dam and Reservoir lies approximately 2 km away from the falls. Although swimming in the waters of these falls is not desirable due to the presence of sharp rocks with a little depth in water.

Location: Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

05

Pykara Lake

Pykara Lake

Situated at just 2 km from the Pykara Falls, this lake provides for gaiety boat rides and is the most famous to be in the list of places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. The glistening water and the undulating hills, this place has it all that nature lovers, photographers and travellers seek for on vacation.

You can spend your time by soaking the beauty of the place while basking in the sun, enjoy the various boat rides or simply read a book.

Location: Pykara, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Price: INR 5.

06

Pine Tree Forest

Pine Tree Forest

The towering pine trees, postcard perfect views of the Nilgiris all around and the crisp air makes it the most captured location in the Indian films. Spanning between Ooty and Thalakunda, the mesmerising views of the location makes the visitors forget about any worry and get lost in its rustic charm.

The soaring pines provide privacy to honeymooners from the prying eyes of the world and give the opportunity to spend quality time with each other.

Location: Nagapattinam - Coimbatore - Gundlupet Hwy, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643005, India.

Timings: 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Price: INR 5.

07

Ooty Botanical Garden

Ooty Botanical Garden

Scattered over 55 acres of land in a terraced fashion, this garden is dipped in exotic natural beauty. As you visit you can find many exotic trees of Australian species, as well as indigenous shola trees.

This garden is also home to the colourful Nilgiri birds, nesting in trees and hedges. As you stroll through the garden, you sense a feeling of peace and calm. The charm of this place justifies it coming under the itinerary of places to visit in Ooty in 2 days.

Location:  Nilgiris, Vannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu,India.

Timings: 7 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Price: INR 30.

08

Doddabetta Peak

Doddabetta Peak

Offering unbeatable views of the Nilgiris, it is the highest peak in the Nilgiri range. When at the top, you can witness the gorgeous forests of Bandipur National Park and the highlands of Mysore from here.

Being a trekker’s paradise, this place provides for an unrivalled trekking experience with the most stunning views. Sunrise from this place is a joy that you should not give a miss. For a closer look of the surroundings, a Telescope house is present at the place.

Location: 9 km from Ooty, Ooty Kotagiri Road, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Price: INR 6.

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09

The Emerald Lake

The Emerald Lake

Another amazing lake of Ooty and a ‘must-see’ one in the list of awe-inspiring places. The Emerald Lake is most favoured by the locals for family picnics.

If you are looking for a quiet getaway in Ooty, then this is just the place for you, away from the crazy crowd of the city. You can engage yourself in trekking and mountain-biking, and relish the breath-taking landscape of the Nilgiri slopes and tea estates in its surrounding.

Location:  Emerald Village, The Nilgiris, Ooty, Tamil Nadu,India.

Timings: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Price: Entry is free.

10

Rose Garden

Rose Garden

Certainly, a delight to your sense of smell, Ooty Rose Garden gives you an enthralling experience. It transports you to a happy place while you tread your way through this garden, filled with shades of red.

Perched on the Elk Hillslopes in Ooty, this place is rightfully addressed as one of the not-to-miss places to visit in Ooty in 2 days. Makes up for a great picnic spot for families with kids while also doubling up as a place for a quick romantic getaway.

Location: Bombay Kist, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 8:30 A.M. to 6 P.M.

Price: INR 30.

11

Tea Factory & Museum

Tea Factory & Museum

Now, here’s a museum in Ooty along with a tea factory to let you in on the secrets of what makes tea so special. Ooty Tea Factory and Museum must be in the bucket list for its uniqueness.

The museum takes you on a journey of evolution of tea right from its origins to the present. It has a souvenir shop adjacent to it for you to buy authentic tea leaves for yourself and your acquaintances.

Location:  Doddabetta Road, Mel Koddapmund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 9 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

Price: INR 10.

12

Wax World

Wax World

Ooty has its very own Wax Museum with refreshing greenery all around it. Wax World Ooty can be found not too far away from the main city, is just 2 km away. This place is quite entertaining and is very informative for kids.

It can be easily considered as one of the must-visit tourist places. The Wax World has many replicas portraying the life of Indian villages and statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and so on.

Location: Opposite to Lake-Boat House, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings:  9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Price: INR 20.

13

Toda Hamlet

Toda Hamlet

Located at a distance of 5.6 km away from the tourist town of Ooty. This offbeat hamlet is home to a small indigenous tribal community of the Western Ghats. The main of this community are the Todas.

They are a close-knit community whose livelihood is mainly pastoral and herding. The Toda huts are quite intriguing structures, which do not have windows and are semi-barrel shaped huts. You have to bend over in order for one to enter the hut from the main door, as the huts are petite.

Location: Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India.

Timings: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Price: Entry is free.

14

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

A real treat for nature aficionados, the Mudumalai National Park is situated in the Nilgiri district, at the shared border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. This national park has a population of about 50 tigers in its abode, some of whom you might spot if you are in luck.

A little safari in the wilderness, surrounded by rare flora and fauna, with the melodious sounds of the birds in the background, seems worthwhile to spend your time here.

Location: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu,India.

Timings: 7 A.M. to 9 A.M. and 3 P.M. to 6 P.M.

Price: INR 15.

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15 October 2019
Excellent
It was a truly amazing experience for me and my friend. We reached the place before the check in time but still without a hesitation the staff managed to accommodate us in our tent leaving us enough time to explore the beautiful surrounding and embark on our own adventure. The surrounding area was not even close to what we expected.. the beauty and the calming sound of nature itself is enough to make you forget all your troubles and the busy life. We were visiting ooty for the first time and we came across this out of nowhere and booked it right away and when we reached the place the next day we realized it was more than what we had expected for such a cheap price. The tents are comfortable and the staff is really kind and helpful which is a major plus point. This is a must try for all kinds of thrill seekers, adventure hunters, friends, family or simply anyone who is looking to get away from the busy life And escape into serenity.
09 October 2019
Excellent
Truly an amazing experience. Beautiful campsite, friendly and helpful staff, calming surrounding. A must try for all kinds of thrill seekers, adventure hunters, friends, family or anyone simply looking to get away from the busy life and escape into serenity.
"accommodation was awesome, manager and the staff were simply superb and kind. must go place\n\nthanks for the gloves"
28 November 2015
Excellent
This was such a fun trek. Firstly, it was all easy peasy and not much of a challenging or tiring ones. Plus, it was a day trek that was neither too short nor too long. If you are planning to have a trek with family, then this is the right one.
"it was a nice stay.. location was gud.. and their staff was friendly and supportive.."
30 October 2020
Excellent
We literally had the best time ever! This was our last trip before the world went into lockdown and we are so grateful & thankful to Thrillophilia and most importantly our cab uncle who went out of the way to show us the beauty of Coonor & Ooty! He was so welcoming towards our requests and very considerate. Thankyou Thrillophilia for giving us the best memories.
I booked this tour and it was amazing and all the places mentioned were covered. Everything was excellent including the staff and the people managing the trip. Thanks and cheers.
Excellent
I visited Ooty with my friends. we took thrillophilia Ooty Coorg Package. It was an amazing trip everything war perfectly planned by the team, the stay was comfortable, the meals provided were very delicious. Thanks to thrillophilia. Looking ahead for visiting again.
No words can describe the serenity and tranquility that you get to see in Ooty, it is worth your money. It was a great trip. Really satisfied with all the planning and stay booking done by the Thrillophilia team
My four friends and I had a terrific experience at Ooty, and this would have not been possible without Thrillophilia. From our airport pick-ups to drop-offs, from assigning responsible and knowledgeable drivers to providing the best hotels they did an absolutely amazing job. I would say that this is more than value for money.

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