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As a hill station, Ooty has a cool and pleasant climate in the year. However, the best time to travel is during the summer months - from the beginning of March to the beginning of June, when the weather is perfect. Ooty receives light rains during the monsoon and winters are not too harsh. Although the temperature can fall to 2 ° C or 3 ° C, in spite of this, the discovery of Ooty in winter has its own charm.

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1 summer

Ooty enjoys the summer months from mid-March to June when the weather is pleasant. With temperatures ranging from 21 ° C to 35 ° C, the weather is ideal to explore the beauty of Ooty. It is needless to say that the hill station attracts maximum tourists during these months.

2 Monsoon

The monsoon in Ooty extends from June to September and receives some heavy rainfall during these months. It can be a bit difficult to search around because the roads become slippery, although the surrounding vegetation is lush and at its best. So, if you want to explore the magnificent green side of the hills, then you can turn to Ooty during the monsoon.

3 Winter

Ooty experiences winter from October to the end of February. The temperature decreases from 2 ° C to 3 ° C making it very cold. However, if you do not have a cold mind, you can choose to travel to Ooty during winter. Exploring the hill station during extreme winters would be a different experience.

Ooty creates an idyllic environment for thousands of travelers who are looking for a relaxing holiday in the hills. Whether you want to go on a trip alone and spend some time in solitude or steal some moment with your important time - Ooty is definitely the place to be. On the other hand, family vacationers can have a good time wandering in the forest of the hill station. Tracking trails, churches and temples — from lakes to mountain view points — will be spoiled for travelers and adventure seekers.

Ooty, Tamil Nadu, India
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1 Bhivani Lake

One of the major places to visit in Ooty is the Upper Bhawani Lake. Situated amidst deep forests and the Nilgiri Mountains, the picturesque beauty of the lake is absolutely stunning. One needs to pass through dense forest to reach Bhavani lake and if you are lucky enough, you can unleash some Avifuna along the way like peacocks, parrots and wild cats.

2 Nigiri Moonat Railway

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is yet another major tourist attraction in Ooty. Publicly opened back in 1908, the railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The railway is 46 kilometers long and passes through many tunnels and many bridges. This ride is absolutely picturesque due to the surrounding rocky areas, tea gardens, ravines and forested hills. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway ride is an amazing experience in its entirety.

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3 Emerald Lake

Located about 20 kilometers from main Ooty, Emerald Lake is a hidden treasure and a part of Silent Valley National Park. This lesser-known gem is an ideal destination for travelers looking for a local, away from the mad rush. The valleys surrounding the lake add to the beauty of the area. However, of late, the area has become popular as a picnic spot.

4 Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake, another popular tourist destination in the Nilgiri mountain ranges, offers amazing views of nature. Located slightly away from the main Ooty city center, the areas around the lake make for an ideal camping spot. Many beautiful flowers such as rhododendrons, magnolia and much more are present in the surrounding valleys. Travelers wishing to camp on site can also take a tent with them.

5 Pykara Lake

Among the many lakes in Ooty, Pykara Lake is a popular tourist attraction and offers majestic views of nature. Set amidst lush green valleys and deep forests, spending a few hours on the Pykara Lake will fill you with a full feeling of bliss. A boat house is located near the Pykara Dam which includes a rest house and restaurants where tourists can choose to relax.

Serene land near the pine forest.
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6 st. Stephen Church

St. Stephen's Church is a major religious shrine in Ooty, known for its grandeur. Thousands of devotees and travelers alike flock to this temple throughout the year. The church was built in the 19th century and was built to commemorate the birthday of King George IV. The marvel of British architecture is clearly relevant, and the church also has a replica of the Last Supper. Wear

7 shooting point

An acre of picturesque pasture welcomes you as you head towards Shooting Point - another major tourist attraction of Ooty. Beautiful green meadows surrounded by a host of coniferous trees have been a favorite of Bollywood's prominent people as well as many film directors. One can go up to this point and the trek is somewhat mild. The Shooting Point is an ideal getaway for couples and small travel groups.

8 Ketty Valley

View Another major attraction of Ooty, the Katy Valley View offers some amazing sights of its surroundings including mountains and verge valleys. The views of the Katy Valley extend from the Mysore Valley to the plains of Coimbatore. The valley offers such stunning views that it is often referred to as Mini Switzerland of South India. For nature lovers, adventure and experience seekers, this beautiful place can be a good time.

9 Botanical Gardens

Spread over an area of ​​22 acres on the lower slopes of the Dodabetta peak, Ooty's Government Botanical Garden is an amazing sight to behold. An array of beautiful flowers and trees will welcome you as you step into the garden. The garden has a terraced layout and is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department. There are almost thousands of species of plants in the garden - spread among plants, shrubs, ferns, herbs and bonsai plants.

10 Avalanche

Avalanche is a wonderful natural attraction of Ooty, a forested wildlife sanctuary surrounded by Nilgiri mountain ranges. The sanctuary is named after an avalanche that dates back to 1823. Filled with shola trees, rhododendrons and orchids, the natural wonder is absolutely stunning. The extension also offers some trekking options. One can trek to the surrounding hills to get a panoramic view of Ooty.