Kamaraj Sagar (Sandynullah Reservoir) :
This reservoir can be reached via Kandal along the scenic ghat road through Hindustan Photo films on the Gudalur road. Apart from rich and natural landscape, Favourite pass time is Fishing in Kamaraj Sagar Dam, Upper Bhavani and Avalanche, where the waters are very rich with trout.
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary : It is located at an elevation of 1140 mtrs at the border of tri point junction of the States of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. First of its kind to be set up in India and forms a part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Park. It’s area is around 321 Sq.Kms. Tropical Evergreen Forest, moist Deciduous Forest, moist Teak Forest, dry Teak Forest and secondary Grassland Swamps are found here.
It is an exciting place to see animals like Tiger, Panther, Elephant, Gaur, Mouse deer, Sloth bear, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Blackbuck, , Malabar Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Four-horned Antelope (Chowsingha), Wild Dog, Striped Hyena, Small Indian Civet , Wild Boar, Porcupine, Slender Lories and so on. Tigers are largely elusive but leopards on the move are frequently seen. Ombetta vayal – swampy area is mid way between upper Kargudi and Mudumalai Game Hut is a place to lookout for Elephant and Bison.
The Sanctuary is well connected by National Highway. All buses plying from Mysore to Udhagamandalam stop at the Reception Centre at Theppakkadu. Theppakkadu Elephant Camp established in 1972 is a big attraction. It is also approachable from Udhagamandalam by two different routes: One is 36 Kms via Kalhatty with 36 hairpin bends through natural forests and the other is 67 Kms via Gudalur. Sanctuary can also be approached by road from Mysore 90kms. Nearest Railway Stations are Udhagamandalam 67 Kms and Mysore (90 Kms). For accommodation and more details about the Theppakkadu Camp, please Contact: Reception Range Officer, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary on Phone No:0423-526235.
Fishing in the Nilgiris : Both fly fishing [where an artificial fly is attached] and Spin Fishing [angling technique where a spinning lure is attached to the Rod] provides a pleasant adventure for Fishing Lovers. Trout fishing [Fresh Water Fishing] facility is available at Avalanche lake[ created out of a Heavy Land Slide in early 1800’s]. Permission from the Fisheries Department is required to go on fishing experience.
Snooker : Is an in-door game imported from England before Indian Independence . This game of Snooker was first introduced in the Ooty Club at Nilgiris. Today, Coonoor Club, Gymkhana Club, the Lawley Institute and many Star Hotels too have Snooker Tables for their Guests. Apart from this, there are quite a number of Snooker Parlors in the town offering a peaceful in-door entertainment.
Golfing : This brand of entertainment finds many takers among the tourists and locals. This is identified as sports and Social Identity for the Elites too. Ooty Golf Course is unique and playing on it is an enthralling experience. It is an 18 hole natural Golf Course located at a height of 1,400 ft and is spread over an area of 193 acres. Apart from Ooty Golf Club, there are few other private Golf Courses available in the nearby areas. Anyone who practices and plays here, can play on any turf in the world.
Horse Racing : Is a very popular sport and the racing season is during the summer months of April, May and June. You can see the fancied thoroughbreds in action here. Many Industrialists have their stallions in the stable of this Race Club. This is a high land race course at an altitude of 2268 ft with a 2.4Km long race track in 55 acres land area, and located in the heart of the Udhagamandalam Town adjacent to the Railway station. Ooty Race Club’s 125th year was celebrated in 2011-2012. It is one of the best race courses in India.