Ooty Lake : The lake is the pride of the Blue Hills and centre of attraction. This artificial lake was formed by Mr.John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore in the year 1824. This is located in an area of 65 acres. Fishing was the major activity in this lake. In the year 1973, Tourism Development Corporation, Government of Tamilnadu , on behalf of the Tourism Department took possession of the lake for Boating Activity , which provides another thrilling entertainment for the tourists.
Deer Park :
Located on the fringes of the Ooty Lake, in an area of 22 acres landscape, was inaugurated in the year 1986 and is being maintained by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department. It is one of the high altitude Animal Park in India. This offers a unique opportunity to observe and study the wild life in their natural habitat. 6 acres of the lake area has been used to develop a park and it is open to Public.
Government Museum : The Government Museum set up in 1989, is situated on the Ooty - Mysore Road. The exhibits of Tribal Reminiscence, District Ecological details and sculptural arts and crafts displays of Tamil Nadu are special attraction in this museum. The admission to this museum is free. The timings are between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm & between 2.00 pm and 5.00 pm. It is closed on Fridays, Second Saturdays and National Holidays.
Art Gallery : Lalith kala Academy : It is situated about 2 Kms from Udhagamandalam on the Mysore main road.
Places Around Udhagamandalam
Doddabetta : This means a Big Mountain, is the highest peak located at 2634 meters in the Nilgiris. It is 10 Kms drive from Udhagamandalam Bus Terminus. It is at the meeting point of Western and Eastern Ghats and offer beautiful Vistas of the Nilgiri Hill ranges. It is surrounded by dense Sholas. The Telescope house set up by the Tourism Department helps the visitors to view the entire district from this point.
Pykara Lake And Water Falls : It is 21kms from udhagamandalam on Mysore Road Fenced Sholas, Toda settlement, undisturbed grassy meadows, good Wildlife habitat, The Pykara Dam, Waterfalls and Boat House are the big attraction to the visitors.
Kalhatty falls : It is 100 ft high water falls, located on Kalhatty Slopes and 13 Kms drive on the Udhagamandalam - Mysore Kalhatty Ghat Road. Panthers, Bisons, Wild Dogs, Spotted Deers, Sambar Deers and different varieties of Birds are found on the Kalhatty – Masinagudi slopes.