The Nilgiris are a trekker's paradise.
Landscaped by nature, the hills abound in trek for lovers of nature. There are treks
and treks in whichever direction you turn and from whichever point you start. A
trek can be full of thrill, excitement and adventure and a way of seeing and enjoying
nature in all its beauty and splendour.
offers several trek routes, which vary in distance, altitudes and
There is a base camp at Parsons valley, from where one can start trekking to various
points within Western Ghats. The down hills of Western Ghats on the North ends up
with meeting the extensions of Eastern Ghats, where the sprawling Mudumalai Sanctuary
lies which opens vistas for adventure tourists.
Trekking pamphlets are available with the Nilgiri Wildlife and Environment Association
(NWLEA). There are guides who have sound knowledge of certain areas. If necessary,
their services may be hired. And for further details contact the Tourist Information
Office at Charring Cross, Ooty.
Hang-Gliding courses are also
organised during March to May every year, with the assistance of the Department
of Tourism. Contact the Tourist Officer, Ooty for assistance.
Angling Goad Trout, Carp
and mixed water fishing is possible in various streams and lakes of Ooty. The Assistance
Director of Fisheries issues the fishing licence.