Todas are the local tribes of Ooty and live in bamboo huts with thatched roofs that are in a semi barrel shape and have no windows. They have small entrance and requires one to bend to enter the hut. If you are wondering what to do in Ooty, checking these Toda huts will definitely be a lifetime experience.
One of the most important parts of every Ooty tour, Ooty lake is indeed a place to visit. It is an artificial lake that was built for fishing purposes. This lake is popular for boating. Tourists can be seen enjoying a refreshing ride on its serene waters. There is boating house located near the lake offering a wide array of boats on hire. Cycling by the side of lake is also worth experiencing. There are also a few shops located around the lake, selling various locally made items.
Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train
Experience the fun of riding in a toy train and that too under the lap of nature. In 2005, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Pre-booking of the train can also be done from IRCTS. The price of the ticket ranges from Rs. 250-500 depending upon the class of sitting.
Pykara is a village and is known for the Pykara Waterfall and the Pykara lake. One can enjoy the speedboat rides available at the lake, take a walk amid the pine trees and have a picnic with family, among the best things to do in Ooty in June!
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 enthusiasts. Equally rich is the variety of flora in this park. Spread across an area of 22 acres, this park was established in the year of 1986. It is one of the known wildlife sanctuaries of not only Tamil Nadu but of India presenting amazing opportunity to observe the wildlife and various animals from closer.
Wax World Museum
The Wax World Museum in Ooty is located at the 130 year old Colonial Mansion, close to the Ooty Lake. The wax museum houses a number of look-alike wax statues of personalities from Indian history. If you are wondering what to do in Ooty with kids, the wax museum will never let your expectations down.
For all the tea lovers, Ooty has something for you as well. The tea factory is located near Dodabetta and is a must visited place for all those who are planning to take a trip to Ooty. To see how the tea is made and produced while having a cup of tea in the Blue Hills, a weekend getaway to Ooty is all you need. The Tea Factory is open from 9 am to 5:30 pm and you can spend approximately an hour here by spending a minimal amount as the entry fees.