Top 10 Tourist Attractions of Ooty and Kodaikanal

Ooty and Kodaikanal are two most famous hill stations of South India and popular summer destinations, known for Green Valley View,scenic Nilgiri hills,charming tea gardens and beautiful Golf Clubs.

Tourist Attractions of Ooty and Kodaikanal also inlcude Nilgiri Blue mountains,Tea Garden in Ooty, Nilgiri Ghat Roads,Deer Park, Pine Forest of Kodaikanal,Tea Estate In Coonoor, Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint Coonoor and Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

– Ooty

Ooty or Udagamandalam is the most popular hill station in the Nilgiri Hills and popular summer destination in South India. Udagamandalam connected by the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and Nilgiri ghat roads along with nearest airport Coimbatore.

Ooty Lake


Ooty Lake is a major tourist attraction in Udagamandalam which offers boating facilities to tourists. The artificial lake along with Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake and Porthimund Lake are other lakes in the region.

Mariamman Temple

Mariamman Temple is dedicated to Mariamman, located near the market in Ooty. St. Stephen’s Church,Holy Trinity Church, Doddabetta Peak, Ooty Golf Course,Stone House and Toda huts are few more best places of interest in Ooty.

Botanical Garden


Botanical Garden of Ooty and Government rose garden has one of the largest collection of plants and roses in India. Government Rose Garden of Ooty is the largest rose garden in India.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway


Nilgiri Mountain Railway is operated by the Southern Railway and UNESCO World Heritage Site under Mountain railways of India. The railway start from Mettupalayam railway station near to Coimbatore Junction and travel to Udhagamandalam railway station, Ooty.

Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake is an important tourism destination in the Nilgiris of Ooty, surrounded by a rolling landscape with blooming flowers. Other famous tourist spot in Ooty also include Valley View, Stone House,Fernhill Palace, Tea Estate and Doddabetta highest peak.

Stone House
Doddabetta Peak
Stephen’s Church
Government Rose Garden
Mukurthi National Park

– Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is known as Princess of Hill stations and a popular tourist destination of Tamil Nadu. The Hill station sits on a plateau and known for meadows and grasslands cover hills, Pine forest and rich flora.

Kodaikanal Lake

Kodaikanal Lake is a manmade and most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction of Kodaikanal. The star shaped lake is surrounded by lush green Palani Hills range and offers boat service for tourist.

Pillar Rocks


The famous Pillars Rocks of Kodaikanal are set of three giant rock pillars and one of the popular tourist spots in Kodaikanal as well as listed as natural rock formations in India.

Dolphin’s Nose


Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint ranked among the top 3 tourist attractions in Kodaikanal, located at the edge of the cliff and offers breathtaking view of the valley.

Guna Caves

Guna Caves of Kodaikanal are natural heritage site, located at the outskirts in the hills of Kodaikanal. Guna caves along with Berijam lake and Pine forests are wonderful tourist attractions in Kodaikanal.

Silver Cascade Falls

Silver Cascade Falls of Kodaikanal is situated on the Kodai road and one of the most famous waterfalls in Nilgiri hills. This roadside waterfalls is 180 feet high and can’t miss place in Kodaikanal.

Berijam Lake
Pine Forest
Kodaikanal Golf Club
Coaker’s Walk and Bryant Park
Kodaikanal Solar Observatory
Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple


– Coonoor

Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty and known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Kotagiri,Coonoor and Coimbatore are the famous seasonal tourist places in Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu.

Tea Garden
Ketti Valley
Lamb’s Rock
Catherine Falls
Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint

– Coimbatore

Coimbatore is located 86 km from Ooty, on the banks of the Noyyal river and starting point of Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Mettupalayam railway station. The city is also known as Manchester of South India and listed as one of the fastest growing cities of India, Follow the link to know about tourist attractions of Coimbatore.

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