What to do during summer holidays in Ooty

Indisputably, Ooty is one of the most endearing destinations that can be and must be visited during summer holidays. Escape from the scorching summer heat and visit this hill station to enjoy a truly wonderful holiday. There are so many things to do in Ooty during summer holidays that one will be bereft of options.

summer holidays in Ooty

Nature Walk during Summer Mornings

Ooty is an exciting and a preferable destination where nature walk can be taken and enjoyed in its full spirit.  The walk will be one of the enjoyable things to do in Ooty especially when family and friends will accompany you thus adding to the frolic element. Be it friends, spouses or newly-wed couples, taking a walk amidst pristine natural surrounds takes on to an altogether heavenly dimension where a feeling of pure bliss engulfs one and all. Ooty is surrounded by Nilgiri hills, and number of small or big mountain peaks where Ooty tourism department has provided the facility of telescopes for enjoying the beauty of the vicinity.

Boating during Summer Evenings

Visiting Ooty can never be complete without boating in its lovely lakes, amidst many other things to do in Ooty. Pykara and Ooty lakes are ideal boating destinations with some amazing and breathtaking views and scenic sights. Surrounded by lush green forests, both Pykara and Ooty lakes offer some of the most magnificent views that can be admired while enjoying a leisurely boat ride. Pykara Lake has a boathouse in its vicinity along with several good rest houses and restaurants. Tourists can stay overnight in these rest houses and make most of their stay amidst tranquil and isolated surroundings.  

Bird Watching during Daytime

Emerald lake is some 28kms away from main Ooty town and is known for its tranquil and serene surroundings. Many varieties of birds throng this place and are watched by avid bird lovers. Near the vicinity is Avalanche Valley that presents a beautiful sight. With many birds seen here in abundance, the bird lovers have a wonderful time amidst the tranquil nature.  

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Mountain Biking During Evening

Mountain biking is one of the latest things to do in Ooty that is being encouraged even by Ooty tourism. In fact, a new Mountain Bike Park has been recently opened in Ooty. This mountain bike park has been built in such a way that it provides very natural curves and bumps for authentic feel such as – teeter-totter, sponge pits, switchbacks, jump ramps, and suspension bridge, thus making the biking really eventful and interesting. There are many bikes available in the bike park for the ease and convenience of adventurous tourists.

And More Activities to Follow…

  • Travel in the toy train and enjoy the weather.
  • Go for long walks and hikes during mornings and evenings.
  • Plan a visit to a tea plantation and revere in the greenery
  • Play a nice round of golf at the Gymkhana Golf course in the evening
  • Plan a visit to terraced cabbage fields situated around Ooty
  • Visit forest sanctuary in Mudumalai for 1 or 2 days
  • Spend evenings at 9th mile and 6th mile where many movies have been shot

Author Bio:

Chandralekha is a Travel enthusiast, currently working with ixigo.com, an online India Travel Guide helps you to plan your trip to India. This time she has written on things to do in Ooty. Hope this information will help you to plan your trip to Ooty.

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