Local Activities


Doddabetta Peak:

At a height of 2633 m MSL it is the  highest peak in Tamilnadu is at the eastern extremity of Ooty.A motorable road leads to the peak,from where,on a clear day a panoramic view can be had not only of Ooty but also of Coonoor,Wellington,Kundah,the distant plains of Coimbatore and Mysore.The Sunset is spectacular from this view.An added attraction is the telescope view.

 

 

 

 

Tea Factory & Museum

Factory producing fresh tea of highest grade. One can see the process of manufacturing of tea.There is also a pictorial museum explaining the history of tea and a chocolate factory.Variety of Tea Museum are also available

 

 

Botanical Garden

It is Ooty's most frequented tourist sport.The Marquis of Tweedale established the garden in 1847.The agricultural Department of Tamil Nadu government now maintains it.During the season(May,June)the garden is the venue of the Annual Flower Show .The garden is spread over 55 acres.

 

Ooty Lake

It was conceived in 1824 by John Sullivan, the first collector of Ooty,as an irrigation tank.The lake is much frequented by picnickers .Rowboats and paddle boats are available on hire.An amusement park for children and toy train are added attractions.

 

Rose Garden

Situated in the heart of Ooty town spread over 4 Hectares,this garden has been beautifully laid out in terraces with rose tunnels,pergolas and bowers with rose creepers.This garden has the larges collection of Roses in the country.Hybrid Tea Roses,miniature roses,Floribunda,Ramblers,roses of unusual colours like black and green are some of the more than 2000 varieties of the roses that will captivate your senses.

 

Thread Garden


A wonder garden made using 60 million meters of thread.Entirely hand made displaying 400 shades of thread put to use.
Located opposite to  Ooty Lake

 

Wax Museum


Replication Madame Tussauds the museum display 20 life-size look-alike wax statues of famous personalities

 

Pykara Water Falls


Sacred river of the Todas.Longest river in the Nilgiris, originating from the slopes of Mukurthi Peak.

 


Wenlock Downs


A vast expanse of undulating landscape that compromise the Downs are endowed with extraordinary scenic beauty.Golf and endless hours of enjoyable walking are what the Downs have to offer with an, 18 hole Golf Course the larges in Asia.

 

Heritage Train


One of the oldest trains of India , classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Timings:
Ooty to Coonoor - 09:15am,12:15pm and 03:00pm 
Coonoor to Ooty - 10:30am,01:30pm and 04:30pm

 


Sims Park,Coonoor


Located in Coonoor and founded by D.J Sim, a secretary to the then Madras government in the mid 19th Century,was started as an amusement park.Over the years it has evolved into a Botanical Gardenwith well laid out terraces with exotic flowers and shrubs.It contains rare species of tress and shrubs, that cannot be grown in the cooler climate of Ooty.Sim's Park is the venue of the annual vegetable and fruit show.

 

 

Dolphins Nose and the Droog

are two excellent viewpoints,10 and 15 km from Coonor respectively.One can also view the Catherine falls and remaining ruins of an old fort built by Tipu Sultan.Two other favorite are the Law's Falls near the junction of Coonoor and Katteri rivers and the Railiah dam with a reservoir which supplies water to Coonoor

 

Must See and Must Do:

 We recommend you visit the Tea Factory, Pykara lake, try the toy train, visit Botanical garden, try our Chinese restaurant and have your drinks at the Valley Bar that over looks the beautiful valley.

Visit the local market that sells local handicrafts, home made chocolates and items from neighboring states.

 Don't Go Home Without:

Home Made Chocolates, Tea and Eucalyptus Oils

Tips:

Ask our travel desk to tailor make programs for you. You could also write to us your requirements in advance so that we can organize things for you before your arrival.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Details

Contact :

Hotel Gem Park Ooty

Sheddon Road,The Nilgiris

Tamilnadu,India

Hotel Front Desk : +91-423-2444984

Hotel Fax           : +91-423-2444302

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Website   :  www.gemparkooty.com

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