Ooty Lake : The Ooty Lake is the
pride of the Blue Hills. It is Central and strategic attraction. Mr.John Sullivan
formed this artificial lake in the year 1824 the then Collector of Coimbatore. The
Ooty lake which extends to an area of 65 acres. Earlier the entire lake was used
for fishing as a major activity. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation
on behalf of the Tourism Department took the possession of the lake for pleasure
boating facilities in the year 1973. Another added attraction of the Ooty lake is
the Mini Train.
Deer Park : The Ooty Deer Park is a unique wilderness situated on the fringes of the
Ooty lake. It is one of the high altitude animal park in India. The park is a beautiful
place and offers a unique opportunity to observe and study wildlife in near natural
habitat. It was inaugurated in the year 1986. The total area of the Deer Park is
22 acres out of which an area of 6 acres has been developed and is open to public.
This park is maintained by Tamilnadu Forest Department.
Government Museum : The Government Musuem situated in Ooty - Mysore Road has items of
tribal objects, district's ecological details and representative sculptural arts
and crafts of Tamil Nadu.
Art Gallery : Lalith kala Academy
: It is situated about 2 kms., from Udhagamandalam in the main
Mysore road. It has various collections of contemporary paintings and sculptures
all over from India.
Places Around Ooty
It is highest peak (2634 metres) in the Nilgiris and is about 10kms. from Ooty bus
stand. The name Doddabetta literally means 'big mountain' which is so in reality.
It lies at the junction of Western & Eastern Ghats and offer beautiful vistas of
the Nilgiri Hill ranges. It is surrounded by dense sholas. One can have a magnificent
panoramic view of the landscape and the whole of the district and even beyond through
the Telescope House run by T.T.D.C., which is an added attraction.
Pykara Lake And Water Falls:
It is situated about 21 kms. on the Ooty - Mysore road of well protected fenced
shoals, toda settlement, undisturbed grassy meadows and also a good wildlife habitat.
The Pykara Dam, the reservoir, waterfalls and the Boat House attracts many tourist.
Kalhatty falls :
It is located on the Kalhatty slopes at about 13 kms. from Udhagamandalam on the
Udhagamandalam - Mysore Kalhatty ghat road. The height of the water falls is about
100 ft. Kalhatty - Masinagudi slopes is rich in wildlife such as Panthers, Bisons,
Wild Buffaloes, Wild Dogs, Spotted Deers, Sambars and different types of hill birds.