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Misty South

6N / 7D
2N 
Coorg
 → 2N 
Wayanad
 → 2N 
Ooty
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Sightseeing
Meals
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Accommodation

4 Star Hotel included

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Coorg
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Wayanad
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Ooty
  • Buffet / Fixed Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary using A/c Vehicle
  • All Toll Taxes, Parking Charges, Driver Allowances.

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare / Rail Fare and Travel Insurance
  • Any Entrance fees, Camera Fee, Ropeway fee, Joy rides (other than specified)
  • Any Expenses of Personal Nature such as Laundry, Room Service, Mini Bar, Telephone etc.
  • Early Check in/ Late Checkout & Any Extra Meals
  • Vehicle will be as per itinerary not on disposable basis
  • Guide, Tour Escort (Can be provided up on request with extra Charges)
  • Any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides or Local Political Conditions etc.
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Bengaluru - Coorg (270 Kms / 6 ½ Hrs)

Pick up from Bengaluru airport and proceed to Coorg, on arrival check in to the hotel. Proceed for local Sightseeing (if time permits) else day at leisure or own activities and overnight stay at Ooty.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Coorg - Local sightseeing

In the morning after Breakfast, we will leave for the local sightseeing tour of Coorg. We will start our day tour by paying a visit to the holy Omkareshwar temple located at Talacauvery. After exploring the beauty of this ancient temple, enjoy delicious lunch. Thereafter, get yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the city right in the lap of the nature at the stunning Abbey's fall and Raja's seat. Later in the evening, return back to the hotel for a stress bursting overnight stay.
Omkareshwar temple was built by Lingarajendra II in Madikeri in 1820. The temple is designed in the Mumammadan style of architecture and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Abbey Fall is about 9 kms away from the town of Madikeri in Coorg. Located amidst of lush spread of coffee plantation, it is counted among one of the most beautiful water falls in Karnataka state of India. Overnight stay at Coorg.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Coorg – Wayanad (120 Kms / 2 ½ Hrs)

After Breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Wayanad. On arrival check into the hotel. Later visit to Kuruva Island to experience Bamboo rafting (subject to weather condition and availability). Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Wayanad - Local Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Wayanad visiting Edakkal Cave, Banasura Sagar Dam & Pookode Lake - here enjoy boat ride (if operational). Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Wayanad - Ooty (120 Kms / 2 ½ Hrs)

Today morning after Breakfast, proceed for Ooty. Check in at the hotel and relax for a while. Later, go on to visit Avalanche Lake, Annamalaiyar Temple and Echo Rock. The beautiful Avalanche Lake is said to have been formed as a result of a landslide in 1823. It is a treat to the eyes to behold the crystal clear blue waters amidst lush greenery and the gorgeous hillside. Worship the lord and admire the beautiful architecture of the famous Annamalaiyar Temple (1,800 years old), dedicated to Lord Shiva. Echo Rock is one of the many prominent viewpoints in Ooty from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the entire city. Then return to the hotel and stay overnight at Ooty.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Explore Ooty

Wake up to a pleasant morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast and proceed for sightseeing in Ooty. Nestled in the blue hills of Nilgiris and also named as the "Queen of Hill Stations" in South India, Ooty boasts of endless natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere. After some rest, make a visit to the Botanical Garden, Dodabetta Peak, Valley View Lake, Wilson Fish Farm and St. Stephen's Church. Dodabetta Peak, the highest mountain (2,637 m) in the entire Nilgiris Range is a popular tourist spot, which offers clear vistas of the surroundings. Visit the St. Stephen's Church, one of Ooty's oldest and most beautiful churches. Rest of the day is for leisure. During your leisure time, you can opt to visit the Emerald Lake, Shooting Point, rose Garden, Murugan Temple and Mudumalai National Park (leisure activities are not included in the package). Stay overnight in Ooty.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Kotagiri Sightseeing - End of Tour

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and travel to Kotagiri (if time permits). You will visit Catherine Falls, Kodanad View Point and Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar. Witness the gorgeous Catherine Falls falling from the mighty mountains and known to be the Nilgiris Mountain's second-highest waterfalls, as well as one of Ooty's best. Enjoy breathtaking views of the misty valleys from Kodanad View Point and head further to Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar. Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar (1,794 m) is a sacred hill that holds the shrine of Lord Rangaswamy and also offers stunning views of the surroundings. After a wonderful sightseeing tour, proceed to Coimbatore Airport / Railway Station for your return / onward journey with pleasant memories.

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About City

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is a popular coffee producing hill station. It is popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specializing in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. It is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Forest covered hills, spice and coffee plantations only add to the landscape. This enchantingly beautiful place is popularly called as the ‘Scotland of India’ and also ‘Kashmir of South’. Madikeri is the region's centre point with all transportation for getting around starting from here. On a visit to Coorg, cover the beautiful towns like Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet, and experience the beautiful concept of "homestays" to make your experience more memorable! 

Places To Visit In Coorg

1. Abbey Falls
Abbey falls located between the natural greenery of coffee plantations and spice estates is blessed with stunning beauty and serene calm. The falls has a wild beauty. Water cascading over rocks into the pool. The roaring sound of the waterfalls can be heard from the road.

2. Talakaveri Temple & Waterfalls
Talakaveri is the source of the river Kaveri, located on the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala. Kodavas erected a tank which is now considered as its origin. It is believed that the river originates as a spring feeding a tank or a Kundike and then flows underground to re-emerge as Kaveri some distance away. The place has a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kaveriamma is located next to the tank and bathing in it on special occasions is considered holy.

3. Raja's Seat
Raja's Seat is a well-known tourist site in Coorg that is an elevated garden looking out onto the valley, believed to have been a favourite among the Kings of Kodagu; it is full of colourful flowers, fountains and plenty of spots to catch the sunrise or sunset. Moreover, boasting of impressive history, the 17th century Madikeri Fort was built by Muddu Raja and then reconstructed by Tipu Sultan.

4. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary covers 181 square km and has got its name from the Brahmagiri Park, which is the highest peak with a height of 1608 m. The primary vegetation of the sanctuary includes evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, shoal forest patches in grasslands and bamboos. The sanctuary was established in the year 1974 and is surrounded by plantations of coffee and cardamom.

5. Chiklihole Reservoir
On one of the tributaries of the River Cauvery, the reservoir offer tourists with seclusion and privacy unlike other tourist spots. The dense forest along with the rich flora and fauna add on to the charm of the place. It is a great picnic spot and thus perfect for family outing as well. The place with amazing scenic beauty is nothing less than paradise for photographers. Sunset view is mesmerizing from here and an experience in itself.

6. Dubare Elephant Camp
It presents tourists with an opportunity to be close to elephants and engage in various activities related to them. The trained naturalists assist tourists with details on Elephant history, ecology and biology. What makes this camp unique is the fact that tourists can participate in various activities with elephants which is three hour elephant interaction.

7. Harangi Dam
Built across the tributary of River Cauvery, Harangi dam is the first dam that has been built across River Cauvery. It has a height of 47 meters and length of 846 meters creating a marvelous view of forceful streams of water. A popular picnic spot, it is good even for family outing where one can relax and spend some calm moments with his or her loved ones.

8. Honnamana Kere Lake
Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) is a popular tourist spots in Coorg. Being the largest lake in the region of Coorg, Honnamana Kere has spiritual as well as historical significance. The lake is surrounded by hills, coffee plantations and man-made caves. Named after Goddess Honnamana, adjacent to this lake is a temple dedicated to the goddess.

9. Omkareswara Temple
Depicting both Islamic and Gothic architecture, Omkareshwara temple was built in 1820 by Lingarajendra as a dedication to Lord Shiva. There is a wonderful pool in front of the temple. There are four Minarets around and a dome in the centre of the temple. A footpath leads to the Mandap. Here the Sivalinga was named as Omkareswara. Regular rituals were performed here.

10. Kotebetta Trek / Peak
One of the popular tourist spots in Coorg, Kotebetta is third highest peak in Coorg region after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri. Kotebetta offers tourists with amazing trekking opportunities. It is 10 km away from Hattihole. Tourists start their trek from the Hattihole and ends at the peak. Along with lush greenery and especially huge expanse of coffee estates accompany you on your trekking.

11. Madikeri Fort
The fort has rich history and has seen many battles and successions. At ten entrance of the fort, you will see two life-sized elephants which are made of mortar. There was a temple as well inside the fort dedicated to Virabhadra which was later removed in the year of 1855 by the British. They built an Anglican Church in its place which is also a beautiful architectural work.

12. Mallalli Falls
Located at the foot of Pushpagiri Hill Ranges, Mallalli Falls are one of the best places in Coorg to spend some time. Mallalli Falls are created when River Kumaradhara drips down from the peak of Pushpagiri Peak, which is over a height of approximately 200 feet.

13. Mandalpatti Trek
Located 4 km before Abbey Falls, Mandalpatti Offering amazing scenic beauty and perfect opportunities to be amidst the best of natural settings is increasingly become popular amongst tourists. The trek presents trekkers with beautiful scenery and rich flora and fauna. 

14. Nalknad Aramane Palace
The palace is an impressive structure and thus makes for an interesting visit. Its roofs and walls have been adorned with many ancient paintings and carvings. There is a gigantic gateway at the place. Inside the palace, you will find a kalyana mandapa which is a platform to hold marriage ceremonies.

15. Nehru Mantap
Nehru Mantap is located in the town of Madikeri in the vicinity of Raja's Seat. The mantap presents amazing view as it overlooks the Madikeri Radio Station. You get view of the mountain located at a distance along with captivating view of the town.

16. Padi Iggutappa Temple
Dedicated to Lord Iguthappa which is another name for Lord Subramanya, the temple resembles to the Keralite temples in architectural design. The temple plays an important role in the culture and traditional practices of Kodavas. The temple according to Kodavas holds magical powers and fulfils wishes of devotees.

17. Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)
Popularly known as the 'Golden Temple', the Namdroling Monastery holds some excellent examples of Tibetan architecture and artwork, as seen with the elaborately decorated temple tower and ornate outer walls, intricately adorned with beautiful murals.

18. Somwarpet
Somwarpet, a town in the north east of the Coorg district, has several tourist attractions, the main being Beelur Golf Club along with the Mallalli Falls and the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

19. Tadiandamol Trek
Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak in Coorg, at an elevation of 1748m. Most tourists interested in trekking are drawn to this place as the journey is difficult, but the view from the top, unparalleled.

20. Iruppu Falls
Iruppu Falls is a fresh water cascade located in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range, in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. These are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, a name derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls. A major tourist attraction, it attracts a large number of tourists because of their mesmerizing natural beauty.

21. Barapole River
Barapole River is a famous white river rafting destination in Coorg. The white frothy river with speedy waters and rapids, flowing through beautiful landscapes, makes for an ideal river rafting experience. White water rafting is organized in Upper Barapole in Kithu-Kakkatu River which is a strong catchment area for the monsoons, thus providing some of the most challenging stretches of rapids. The Barapole River surges through dense forests and offers rafting participants a breathtaking view of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

22. Coffee Plantations in Coorg
A walk through the beautiful plantation estates is one of the most wonderful things to do in Coorg. The region is known for its coffee plantations that also have a variety of spice plants and vanilla trees. Most of these coffee estates provide a paid guided walking tour and have stores from where you can buy coffee and spices.

23. Gaddige Raja's Tomb
Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, this beautiful structure of Gaddige Raja's tomb is the mortal remains of the Kodavad Royalty. These tombs date back to 1820.

24. Nagarhole National Park Safari
With its diversity of flora and fauna, the Nagarhole National Park is one of the best known wildlife reserves in India. It houses not just multiple species of plants and shrubbery but also mammals, reptiles, crawlers and rare birds.

25. Honey Valley-Nilakandi Falls
The Nilakandi Falls are located the midst of the dense tropical forests of Coorg. It is a picturesque and serene waterfall that lends trekkers a wonderful waterfall experience. Honey Valley is a private resort in which this beautiful waterfall is located.

26. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Pushpagiri is one of the 21 wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka and home to many rare and endangered species of birds. The Kumara Parvat peak lies here. This National Park is also a proposed World Heritage site.

27. Bhagamandala
Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage site situated in the scenic foothills of Talacauvery, at a distance of only 39 kms from Madikeri. A bath in the holy waters of the Bhagamandala is not only sacred but also a very spiritually uplifting and cleansing experience.

28. Kutta
Kutta is a small town in Karnataka that connects the several tourist attractions surrounding it. Replete with misty mountains, undulating rivers and cascading waterfalls, Kutta is mainly known for serving as a gateway to the Nagarhole National Park with a few options of a home stay, especially for tourists coming from the Kerala side.

29. Kopatty Hills
Kopatty Hills is one of the lesser-known trekking destinations in India. It is the myriad landscapes that such a short trail offers and lends the trek its appeal. Located in Coorg district it is a haven for those seeking an off-beat experience. It is a relatively simple route that traverses vast expanses of coffee plantations, rolling grasslands, peaceful streams and dense forests.

30. Rameshwara temple
Located on the banks of the Lakshman Tirtha River, Rameshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is famous for having the power to cleanse the sins of those devotees who visit here.

31. Chettali
Located on the Madikeri-Siddapur Road, Chettali is a small village blessed with lush greenery and misty hills surrounding it. The Cherala bhagavathy temple here also attracts tourists and devotees.

32. Nalakunad Palace
It was the hunting lodge of Kodagu king dating back to 18th century. It is situated at the bottom of Coorg's highest peak Tadiyendamol.

33. Virajpet
Virajpet is an offbeat hill station, situated at a distance of just 22 km from Coorg. Also known as Virajpete which is derived from Virarajendrapete, after the name of the former ruler and founder of the place, it is known for its world-class coffee and spice plantations.

34. Nishani Motte Trek
Located in the district of Galibeedu, 12 km from Madikeri near Coorg, Nishani Motte is a relatively unknown peak in Karnataka. Known for its scintillating views of misty mountains, green forest cover, lush green open meadows and rare species of flora and fauna, the place is also a popular trekking destination.

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit Coorg is from October to June as the weather is pleasant with no rain and pleasant weather. However, if you want to go trekking, October to March is the best time to visit Coorg as this is the perfect weather if you wish to spend more time outdoors. During the monsoon months of late July and August, it is best to avoid visiting due to heavy rainfall and landslides.

How to Reach Coorg

Coorg is only accessed by road. There are many government and private buses going to Coorg from the major cities in Karnataka. Coorg does not have its own railway station, and the nearest one is at Mysore (120 km). The closest airport is at Mangalore (152 km), from where the tourists can head to Coorg by bus or taxi.

You cannot visit Coorg without taking a tour of its expansive coffee, cardamom and pepper plantations; walk around the grounds, passing vanilla trees on your way, and make sure to buy some coffee and spices. An absolute sight to behold, the various waterfalls of Coorg like the Iruppu Falls, Mallalli Falls and Abbey Falls are a must-visit, especially since they make for excellent picnic spots and are often considered holy.

With so much greenery comes diverse wildlife that you can explore at the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nagarhole National Park etc. You also get to go on treks like the Pushpagiri Trek, Tadiandamol Peak Trek and Iruppu Falls Trek. In addition, there are several religious places that you can pay your respects at, like the Rameshwara Temple, Bhagamandala, Namdroling Monastery and Gaddige Raja's Tomb.

Some other fun activities offered by Coorg tour packages include shopping for coffee and Kodagu jewels, getting a rejuvenating ayurvedic treatment, river rafting, fishing at River Cauvery, visiting the Nalknad Palace etc. So you can experience Coorg at its best between October and June and explore destinations like Bangalore and Mysore that are often part of the packages.

Visit the metropolitan city of Bangalore, also called the "Garden City" or "Silicon Valley of India", to experience its botanical gardens of Lalbagh, numerous parks like Cubbon Park, the colonial Bangalore Palace, delicious street food and coffee and more! On the other hand, Mysore is known as the "City of Palaces" and enjoys a reputation as one of India's most historically significant cities.

Your visit to Mysore will leave you completely fascinated, what with its Indo-Saracenic style Mysore Palace, temples, Brindavan Gardens, lakes and sanctuaries, Rail Museum, yoga institutes, silk saris, sandalwood etc. Coorg travel packages are the perfect way to get the best out of the town, whether you are with family or friends.

About City

Replete with waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and homestays, Wayanad in Kerala is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. Walking through the sprawling spice plantations, trekking to the pre-historic caves and experiencing a resort holiday are one of the many things you can do to get a taste of Wayanad.

Wayanad is best known for the wildlife reserves - Wayanad wildlife reserve which is home to an exquisite variety of flora and fauna. Wayanad wildlife reserve is an integral part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve peacefully located amidst the serene hills of Western Ghats. Wayanad homes a wide variety of wildlife like elephants, leopards, and bears. Wayanad is a perfect weekend idea from the cities of South India. If taking a road trip from Bangalore, you will drive through three national parks: Nagarhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai.

Woods; Waterfalls; Wildlife; What does more one need in Wayanad? This adds to its appeal; you'll be enraptured by the tranquillity and slow speed of life. The locale has some important cities: Kalpetta, Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery. If you plan to travel a little further Lakkidi and Vythiri are notable for their woodland and ranch resorts. For untamed life, one needs to search out Mananthavady or Sulthan Bathery to get to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you are looking for Wayanad budget tour packages that will take you around the destination and help you indulge in the experience without burning your pocket, our Wayanad budget tour packages can help you find the perfect itinerary or tailor a Wayanad tour package with price exclusively for you. Explore our tour packages to Wayanad to learn more.

Wayanad is mostly a forested region dotted with misty valleys, tumbling waterfalls, and spice plantations. For nature lovers, wildlife sanctuaries are the most popular attraction to explore our Wayanad vacation packages. Other main attractions in Wayanad are Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, and Meenmutty waterfalls that lure travelers with their scenic beauty. Banasura Sagar Dam offers a sprawling view of the reservoir and lends itself to adventure activities like speed boating. Pookot Lake is a freshwater lake known for its breath-taking surroundings of lush greenery and woods. About 8 kilometers from the beautiful town of Kalpetta, Chembra Peak stands as the highest peak in the region. The summit offers a sweeping view of the entire district. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, is a great place to spot herds of elephants and deer, tigers, sambar, bison, and bears. There are several other places in Wayanad that must not be missed so wait not and explore Kerala’s Rustic Charm with Wayanad Packages. Enjoy everything in an organized way with our Wayanad travel packages that are customizable and budget-friendly.

Best Tourist Places To Explore Wayanad

1. Banasura Hills
Banasura Hills is a truly spectacular place to visit when in Wayanad. It is said to be one of the tallest mountains in the region and is a part of Western Ghats. Its altitude is around 2000 meters and is very rich in flora and fauna. It is a great place for people to walk around and go for hikes and treks as they enjoy the breathtaking views of the place.
What’s Special: One of the tallest mountains in Wayanad
Nearby attractions: Chirapullu Peak, Meenmutty View Point, Meenmutty Falls, E3 Theme Parks, Banasura Spices Garden, Karalad Lake
Timings: Open throughout the day
Distance from the city: 37.7 km
Transportation Options: Local train, cab, bus

2. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
This is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and is known for its spectacular flora and fauna. The sanctuary is home to some rare and endangered species. It is spread over 345 square km and is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The sanctuary consists of 2 major sections known as Muthanga and Tholetty. People can go here on a safari and they might be lucky enough to spot wildlife animals like elephants, Indian Bison, deer, and tigers.
What’s Special: Fascinating wildlife, tiger sightings, wildlife photography
Nearby attractions: Mudumalai National Park, Bandipur Tiger Reserve And National Park, Thirunelli Temple, Iruppu Falls, Kuruvadweep
Timings: 7:00 am to 10:00 am, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 30.7 km
Transportation Options: Local train, cab, bus

3. Chembra Peak
This is the tallest peak of the Wayanad Hill range and is 2000m above sea level. It is one of the most beautiful destinations with lush greenery all around and seldom clouds so low that it literally feels like walking above the clouds. People can enjoy a panoramic view of the place. There is also a heart-shaped lake which is situated very close to the hill. This lake and the view truly make this place a romantic destination. There are also several treks that are organized here which people can be a part of. The treks are of different durations that people can choose from. This place is indeed a magical place to be at.
What’s Special: Panoramic Views, Heart-shaped Lake
Nearby attractions: Aranamala Peak, Glass Bridge 900 Kandi, Chembra Peak, Soochippara Falls, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Pookot Lake, Kanthanpara Waterfall, Heart Lake
Timings: Open throughout the day
Distance from the city: 35.3 km
Transportation Options: Local train, cab, bus

4. Edakkal Caves
Edakkal Caves are some of the most popular destinations in Wayanad. The caves are believed to be of the Neolithic Age, the late Stone Age. The cave’s biggest highlights are the intricate rock and cave carvings which are believed to be 5000 BC to 1000 BC years old. The length and width of the caves are 96 and 22 feet and are 1200 above sea level. Trekkers would be interested to know that to reach this location one needs to walk for half an hour and then another 45 minutes to reach the mouth of the cave. The caves are full of carvings of animals and human figures. This truly is a one-of-a-kind place that must be visited. So, without worrying about your Wayanad trip cost, plan a visit to this wonderful place and make the most of your vacation.
What’s Special: Cave paintings, historical site, wall carvings
Nearby attractions: Edakkal Caves View Point, Wayanad Heritage Museum, Soochippara Falls, Lakkidi View Point, Neelimala View Point, Jain Temple Wayanad, Karapuzha Dam Adventure Park & Garden
Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Distance from the city: 17 km
Transportation Options: Bus, cab

5. Soochipara Falls
This is a three-tiered waterfall that is situated in Vellarimala. While on the way to these waterfalls, people can make the most of the spectacular views of the lush green hills and the tea estates of Wayanad. The waterfalls are 200 meters high and are perfect for rock climbing. The best part about this waterfall is that the waterfall makes a small pool where tourists can take a dip and enjoy swimming. Other than this, people can also spot the beautiful flora and fauna of this place.
What’s Special: Picnic spot, scenic beauty, rock climbing, photography site
Nearby attractions: Chembra, Edakkal Caves, Pookode Lake, Lakkidi View Point, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Heritage Museum Ambalavayal
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 35.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

6. Pookode Lake
This lake is located 2 km from Vythiri and is a natural freshwater lake. It is a great place to head to when one is planning for a family outing or picnics. The Pookode Lake is easily accessible via road. People can indulge in boating here, shop for handicrafts and see the freshwater aquarium. This is one of the best places to visit when in Wayanad and is visited by many people on a daily basis. Even the journey to this lake is full of some pleasant surprises that will leave one in absolute awe. There is also a variety of blue lotus and several freshwater fish that people can spot here. Apart from this, the area is also full of many wild animals and birds. The forest department takes extra care of this lake hence requests people to make sure that they keep the area neat and clean upon their visit.
What’s Special: Picturesque surroundings, the lake has the shape of India map
Nearby attractions: Pookottamma Devi Temple, Chembra Peak, Heart Lake, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Lakkidi View Point, Soochippara Falls, Wayanad Tea Museum, Kanthanpara Waterfall
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 25.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

7. Kuruva Island
Kuruva Dweep comprises a bunch of islands inside the Kabini waterway. The gorgeous landscape here is one of the most popular reasons why travellers prefer to visit. You can enjoy activities such as camping, and swimming in the tourist areas. So, if you are looking for some tranquil place to add to your Wayanad tourism package, Kuruva Dweep is an ideal option.
What’s Special: Seaside landscapes, boat rides and bamboo raft rides
Nearby attractions: Thirunelli Temple, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Pulpally Seethadevi Temple, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 10.1 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

8. Thirunelli Temple
Thirunelli Temple is an old sanctuary dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu on the Brahmagiri slope in Kerala, close to the line with Karnataka state. Thirunelli Temple is the main sanctuary on the planet where religious enthusiasts can play out every one of the ceremonies identified with one's life, beginning from birth to death and eternal life. It is one of the oldest sanctuaries in Kerala. It is accepted that here the prathishta of Lord Vishnu was performed by Lord Brahma. It is otherwise called ''Sahyamala Kshetram'' and ''Kashi of the South''.
What’s Special: Religious & historical spot, architecture
Nearby attractions: Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Iruppu Falls, Brahmagiri Hill, Kuruvadweep, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Palchuram Falls
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 160.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

9. Sulthan Bathery
Sulthan-Bathery is for the most part liked by trekkers in Wayanad. Ruler Bathery is the greatest shopping heaven in Wayanad. It incorporates shopping centres, farming items, and backwoods items like nectar, weighty metals, cars, markets. Nearby, Wayanad Heritage Museum shows archaeological and ancestral relics.
What’s Special: Neolithic caves, spice plantations, lush green hills
Nearby attractions: Mudumalai National Park, Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 16.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus


10. Neelimala Viewpoint
It is probably the best spot to go travelling. One needs to pass enormous espresso estates in transit. At the point when you arrive at the highest location, the view on the Meenmutty falls will leave you entranced. An extraordinary spot for journeying, Neelimala sees the point is certainly an invaluable jewel in the Wayanad crown.
What’s Special: Panoramic views, photographic sites
Nearby attractions: Aranamala Peak, Glass Bridge 900 Kandi, Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Heritage museum Ambalavayal
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 26.7 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

11. Vythiri
Vythiri is a small town located in the Wayanad district, surrounded by lush rainforest. It is known for its spice plantations and indigenous tribal communities. It is a tourist favourite for adventure sports, trekking, and relaxing amidst the serene beauty of the town. Vythiri receives the highest rainfall in the district and is recorded as receiving the second-highest amount of rain in the world. The months of June-September receive the highest rainfalls. Because of its height, at 700 meters above sea level, this is one of the colder regions in Wayanad and is an all-weather destination. Vythiri houses the Pookot lake; wherein one can enjoy a relaxing boat ride and kayaking. Trekking a tourist favourite till the top of Lakkidi, a village 5 kms from Vythiri, from where one can enjoy the breathtakingly stunning view of the valley below.

12. Kanthanpara Waterfall
Located in between two lush green tea estates, Kanthanpara Waterfall is a mesmerizing attraction. The walking trails leading up to the waterfall are perfect for nature walks and the picturesque location makes it ideal for camping. The beauty of the attraction is irresistible and offers a quick escape from the busy lifestyle.
Distance from the city: 22 km

13. Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary
Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is a nature lovers and bird watchers paradise. They have a stunning population of birds thriving in the natural habitat preserved within the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a favourite amongst campers as well. Some rare species of birds and plants are also found here. Other than the well preserved natural terrain of the sanctuary, there are also some rock cut caves that one can explore.
Distance from the city: 29 km

14. Wayanad Heritage Museum
Wayanad Heritage Museum, also known as the Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, is an archaeological museum that has an impressive collection of artefacts belonging to the tribes of the region. It has an intriguing collection of artefacts belonging to the 2nd century that are tagged as rare. Some of these artefacts have been dated back to the Neolithic era and include regular daily items, decorative items, terracotta figurines, memorial stones, etc. This archaeological museum is divided into four sections namely: Devasmruthi, Gothrasmruthi, Veerasmruthi and Jeevenasmruthi. Each block houses various items that display the simplicity and intelligence and the rustic way of the living of the bygone era. From stones of primitive wars and tiger hunts to admiring stone idols of 12th to 16th century and belongings of Wayanad tribe, the museum brings alive the past of our country in a very special way.
Distance from the city: 16 km

15. Chethalayam Waterfalls
Situated in Wayanad, Chethalayam Waterfalls is a seasonal waterfall in Kerala. Cascading down a height, the mesmerising waterfalls is also a popular bird watching spot. You can also spot spotted deer, sambar, gaur, elephants and sloth bear etc.
Distance from the city: 18 km

16. Palchuram Waterfalls
Palchuram Waterfalls is a slightly unexplored yet beautiful waterfalls situated bwteen Wayanad and Kunnur in Kerala. Falling down a height of 300 metres, the waterfalls has four tiers of silvery cascading water.
Distance from the city: 25 km

17. Meenmutty
Located 29 km away from Kalpetta in Wayanad district, Meenmutty waterfalls is considered as one of the largest waterfalls in Kalpetta region and second largest in Kerala. It is also one of the most thrilling and beautiful natural attraction in Wayanad. Nestled away in the lap of a jungle trek, the cascading waterfall Meenmutty makes up for a dazzling view. The frothy water of this mighty waterfall flow in three tiers and is located near the Neyyar Reservoir area. The experience of climbing through the rocks to reach this enchanting destination is one of a kind and makes this place a popular tourist location.

18. Karapuzha Dam
The Karapuzha Reservoir is the largest of its kind in India. This earth dam is built across the Karapuzha river and stands tall at 28 meters along a length of 625 meters. This whopping reservoir attracts tourists all year round, especially for a fun boating experience amidst the calm waters of the dam. Despite its initial purpose of irrigation, the dam, because of it's fresh foliage, attracts birds and bird-watchers. The landscaped gardens make for an enjoyable picnic spot with family or friends, and a small children's park is built to cater to kids’ needs. This all-weather destination is best enjoyed with loved ones and a picnic basket.
Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

19. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest animal sanctuary in Kerala. It houses Kerala’s indigenous flora and fauna, and also some endangered animal and plant species. Spread over 344 sq. km., this beautiful reserve is a part of the larger Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The elephant is a particular attraction of this Sanctuary, and the site is a declared project Elephant site. Apart from elephants, the sanctuary is home to the tiger, Indian bison, a variety of deers, panther, wild boar, sloth bear, the Malabar giant squirrel, and others. The sanctuary also is home to 59 species of fish and 30 species of amphibians. While the sanctuary is an all year round treat, the best time to visit is from December to May, when rainfall is decidedly lower. The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is also a haven to a variety of endangered vultures. There is an entry fee of Rs.10-20 at the Wildlife Sanctuary, and fee for vehicles as well, but there is enough parking space for private vehicles. It is advised to take a guide to understand better and spot the different animal species, and a safari is the surest way to go around the sanctuary. The distance of the Sanctuary from Sultan Bathery is a mere 16 kms, and people from all over Kerala and even Karnataka come to visit this magnificent Sanctuary.
Timings: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

20. Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathy Temple
Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple is a temple with Goddess Durga as its presiding deity in three forms namely: Vana Durga, Bhadrakali, and Jala Durga. Situated about 24 kms from Kalpetta nearby Mananthavady, the temple was built in the 14th century. The main attraction of the temple is a 15-day festival held in February, March and April and this is the best time to visit. 
Timings: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

21. Pallikunnu Church
One of the most popular and sought after pilgrimage centre in north Kerala, Pallikkunnu Church is also referred to as 'Our Lady of Lourdes'. Situated about 19 km away from Kalpetta, this Latin Catholic Church was conceived by a famous priest Fr.Jefreno in the year 1908. The Church is a Latin-catholic church and an important religious centre for Christians in Northern Kerala. A significant event of the year is Pallikunnu Church festival, which goes on for about 16-days. Festival is from 2nd February to 19th February, 10th and 11th day as being one of the most important ones. People from all around Kerala, visit the festival because of its grand celebration. The most exciting feature of the church is that it has several rituals and practices parallel to Hindu Temples. Best time to visit Church is in February, during the Pallikunnu Church Festival.
Timings: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

22. Kalpetta
Surrounded by mystic hills and dense tea plantations, Kalpetta is a charming town in the Wayanad district of Kerala. The town is filled with fantastic tea and coffee houses, where you can go and have some of the best early morning breakfasts. Kalpetta is 13 km away from Wayanad, at an altitude of 780m above sea level. It is famous for its fantastic location since the place is surrounded by the famous sightseeing places and nature outings like Chembra Peak, Meenmutty Falls, and Pookode Lake. Perfect for a charming retreat with your partner, the town has some of the most amazing hotels and resorts for a delightful honeymoon. While visiting here, you can try some of the delicious local dishes in one of many legendary restaurants in the town. There are many tribal souvenirs available all around the town at a very cheap rate for you to buy. With some of the best natural outings combined with the rustic charm present all around the town, Kalpetta should be on your list while visiting Kerala for your next trip.

23. Puliyarmala Jain Temple
Puliyarmala Jain Temple is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami who was a Tirthankar; this temple is also known as ”Anantnath Swami Temple”. It is one of the oldest temple in Kerala, built in the 13th century and depicts the mastery of Jain architectures. The temple is located in Puliyarmala in the district of Wayanad in Kerala. Tipu Sultan stored his ammunition inside the premises of the building; thus it is also known as “Tipu Fort”.
Influence of Dravidian style painting is all over the temple; the beautiful carvings are on the doors and stupa of the temple. Interior of the temple is peaceful and smoothly imprinted. It also has the largest brass idol in the premises and a carved statue of Lord Mahavir at the front door. You can reach Puliyarmala Jain temple which is at a distance of 6 km from Kalpetta, by catching a local bus or cab from Kalpetta.

24. Koottamundu Glass Temple
An important pilgrimage for Jains, Koottamunu Glass Temple was created to honor the famous Jain saint Parshawanatha Swami. Situated 22 km from Kalpetta on the hill side Vellarimala, devotees come here to pay their respect and meditate. The interior of the temple is quite tantalizing decorated with mirrors reflecting the image of the idols inside the main temple. A perfect getaway from all the usual sightseeing in Wayanad, this temple is located in the hills of Vellarimala. The Glass temple truly showcase its name since it is filled with thousands of Glass mirrors, and is perfect for an awe-inspiring experience. It is a photographer delight since the temple is beautiful and unique in its own sense, nestled in the green hills it is a delight for nature lover as well. There is no entry fee to enter into the premises, to give you a delightful experience. Located 20 km away from the Kalpetta, you can reach here via local cabs. The best time to visit here is from October to May.

25. Varambetta Mosque
Varambetta Mosque is one of the oldest architecture in the district of Wayanad. About 300 years old, the mosque is situated at a distance of 15 km from Kalpetta. The whole complex is neat, and well maintained, for the people who visit here. It is one of the most important Muslim religious centres in Wayanad, with Maithali Palli and Juma Masjid being close to it. This place is open for all the visitors irrelevant of their caste, religion or ethnicity. It was built in remembrance of a Sufi saint. There is an annual festival which is held in the mosque in March where people all over the Wayanad come and participate irrespective of their faith.

26. Thrissilery Shiva Temple
The Thrissilery Shiva Temple in Wayanad is a famous pilgrimage destination of Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Shiva the temple is visited along with the Lord Vishnu Temple at Thirunelli 19km away. It is believed that the ancestral rituals at Thirunelli remain incomplete until one pays a visit to the Thrissilery Temple. The temple is also home to the shrine of Jala Durga installed, according to legend by Parasurama himself. It is located on the water tank that originates from the Papanasini River. The tank has never dried up till date.

27.  Seetha Devi Temple
Located in Pulpally in Wayanad district of Kerala, the Seetha Devi temple is unique because it is the only temple in the state that worships the children of Sita, Lava and Khusha. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Sita, and the legends of Ramayana are closely related to the temple and its shrine. The temple pond is one of the largest, and according to legend, this is also the same spot where Sita disappeared into the earth.

28. E3 Theme Park
Located in Vellamunda near Wayanad in the state of Kerala, E3 Theme Pass is one of the country’s best Multi Recreational Theme Parks. Boasting of a variety of fun and exciting activities, the park’s best includes Magnetic Free Fall, Moss Garden, 12D Theatre and a huge Kid’s Park etc. Besides, the premises are enveloped in lush green environment making it all the more appealing, not just for the kids but for the adults alike. In addition to that, you can also try your hand at adventure activities like rope course, rifle shooting, archery, rappelling, rock climbing etc.


In the lush green environments of the South, Wayanad Tourism gives its sightseers a treat to the eyes by the continuous looks at wild elephants going across the streets. The tranquil environment of Wayanad gets a misty layer because of the thick foreboding shadows and creates an otherworldly panorama at the banks of Banasura Dam. The spot to date has endured the strife of home and can be very much seen at the retreats in Phoorkut Lake which is a significant vacation destination attributable to its green waters and wonderful aquariums.


Ideal Time to Book Your Wayanad Trip Package

With an elevation ranging between 700 and 2100 meters, the weather of Wayanad remains pleasant throughout the year. Generally, October to May is considered perfect time to visit attractions in Wayanad. In the summer months of March through May, tourists come to this part of the country to find respite from the scorching heat. The winter season (October- February) is the peak time for tourism in Kerala. Cheaper Wayanad holiday packages can be availed in the monsoon months (June-October) as this region attracts fewer visitors due to heavy rainfall. Despite the month you choose for a vacation, our customizable Wayanad trip packages are fit for every occasion.

Summer
March to May is the summertime in Wayanad. During this time the temperature rises up and it gets difficult to explore the places especially during the afternoon time. All the explorations can be left for early mornings or late evenings when the temperature dips down a bit. During the afternoon, one can go and explore the forest area which is surrounded by hills and because of which the area is always cooler. Another reason to visit Wayanad during summers is because of festivals like Mahashivratri and Thirunelli. It is also a great time to visit places like Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the Coffee, Tea, Rubber and Pepper Plantations.

Monsoon
The Monsoon time begins from June to September and can be visited by people who live monsoons. Though the area gets rainfall of over 3000mm it becomes a little difficult to explore this place. During this time people can indulge in activities like hiking, trekking, nature walks and more. Monsoon is also the time for festivals like Ashtami Rohini which is Lord Krishna’s birthday

Winters
This is the best time to visit Wayanad. The winter season starts from October to February and the weather becomes really pleasant during this time. The maximum temperature reaches 24 degrees and its great for all the outdoor adventure activities. This is a great time for all the honeymooners to spend their time here.

How To Reach Wayanad?

By Air
For those booking Bangalore to Wayanad packages from any other city in India, Calicut International Airport serves as the nearest airport to Wayanad. The airport is 93 km from Wayanad. Upon reaching, people can either take a bus or a taxi to reach Wayanad.

By Road
The city is very well-connected with some of the biggest cities of south India like Bangalore, Kozhikode, and Coimbatore. Travelers can board KSRTC buses from nearby cities to Kozhikode. One can also hire a cab or choose for a self-driven car to reach this place.

By Train
Visitors can also take a train up to Kozhikode, the nearest railway station to Wayanad. From the railway station, buses and taxis frequently go to Wayanad. Another railway station that can be reached is Nilambur railway station which is 90 km from the place.

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Now that you have a glimpse of what is in store for you in Wayanad, it is time to get-going to explore this wonderful place in Kerala. This rural district is everything a nature lover is waiting to explore and more. So end the wait and go through the following list of specially curated Wayanad holiday packages and make bookings now.

 

About City

Nestled amidst the heavenly Nilgiri Hills in the lap of the verdant Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu is this lovely paradise, Ooty. Popularly known as the “Queen of the Hill Stations”, Ooty, a beautiful and romantic destination in India, has forever attracted travelers from all across the nation.

Ooty (short for Udhagamandalam) is a resort town in the Western Ghats mountains, in southern India's Tamil Nadu state. Founded as a British Raj summer resort, it retains a working steam railway line. Other reminders of its colonial past include Stone House, a 19th-century residence, and the circa-1829 St. Stephen’s Church. Its 55-acre Government Botanical Garden lies on the slopes of Doddabetta Peak.

Featuring a perfect blend of modernism with traditions, Ooty offers a pristine environment and gorgeous setting for nature lovers and is bestowed with scenery, viewpoints, and several lakes for travelers looking to dive into its vibe.

Ooty is most famous for its tea plantations. Connoisseurs will find plenty to choose from: dust and leaf; black, green, black and white varieties; and flavours such as masala, jasmine, cardamom and even chocolate. Most of the hotels, resorts, cottages are all located near tea estates because it gives a wonderful view to the tourist. So if you are a nature lover you can inflict tea estate which gives you a peaceful and blissful trip.

What is the best time to visit Ooty?
Ooty is a year-round destination, but the ideal time to visit is between the months of April to June and September to November.

Which language is spoken in Ooty?
Tamil is the official language of Udhagamandalam. Languages native to the Nilgiris including Badaga, Paniya, Irula and Kurumba. Due to its proximity to the neighbouring states of Kerala and Karnataka and being a tourist destination, Malayalam, Kannada and English are also spoken and understood to an extent.

Ooty, the Queen of Hill stations, welcome you with mesmerising meadows, soothing environment, cool weather and a wide array of sightseeing places to visit and admire. Each tourist attraction in Ooty promises a unique and lively experience that will leave you in awe for many days to come. However, if you are wondering what to do in Ooty and what to see in Ooty then have a look at the various sightseeing places that we have mentioned below. With these interesting places to see, you can be sure of having a memorable Ooty tour.

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Ooty

1. Avalanche Lake
Located 28 km away from Ooty, Avalanche lake is a must visit when on Ooty Tour. This lake, beautifully lying amid the lush greenery of mountains and landscapes mesmerises every visitor. It was created due to a massive landslide somewhere around 1800s hence the name. It is popular for trout fishing and the required equipment for it can be taken from Trout hatchery. Along with exploring the surrounding areas and its rare flora and fauna, other activities that are popular here are camping, rafting and trekking to nearby hilly regions such as Upper Bhavani. It is also an ideal picnic spot.

2. Ooty Lake
One of the most important parts of every Ooty tour, Ooty lake is indeed a place to visit. nIt is an artificial lake that was built for fishing purposes. This lake is popular for boating. Tourists can be seen enjoying a refreshing ride on its serene waters. There is boating house located near the lake offering a wide array of boats on hire. Cycling by the side of lake is also worth experiencing. There are also a few shops located around the lake, selling various locally made items.

3. Emerald Lake
Located near the Emerald Village in the Nilgiri District, Emerald Lake lies in a place called as SIlent Valley. It is situated around 25 km away from Ooty. A beautiful lake offering an ideal place for picnic where you can relax and spend some quality time with your loved one. Tea plantation surrounding add on to the overall beauty of the lake. The view of sunrise and sunset from here is breathtaking and not to be missed.

4. Ooty Botanical Gardens
Maintained by the Horticultural Department of Tamil Nadu, Botanical Gardens of Ooty is undeniably one of the most popular places to see in Ooty. Spread over 55 acres of land, this garden is divided into five different sections such as Fern House, Lower Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory and Nurseries. The flower show conducted here as a part of Ooty Summer festival is a major attraction. Another popular attraction of Botanical Garden is the Fossil Tree Trunk that is said to be around 20 million years old. The wide variety of plants here are worth exploring.

5. Deer Park
Located at a distance of 2 km from Ooty Lake, Deer Park is easily accessible by road. With its rich fauna along with varieties of deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, Deer park makes up for an interesting visit, especially for wildlife enthusiasts. Equally rich is the variety of flora in this park. Spread across an area of 22 acres, this park was established in the year of 1986. It is one of the known wildlife sanctuaries of not only Tamil Nadu but of India presenting amazing opportunity to observe the wildlife and various animals from closer.

6. Doddabetta Peak
Located at an altitude of 2623 meters, Doddabetta Peak is the highest peak in the Nilgiris. At the junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, it is around 10 km away from Ooty. Covered by dense sholas, this peak is trekkers favourite point. The view fro the top of the peak is absolutely mesmerising, there is a telescope house at the peak with two telescopes presenting captivating view of the valley around. Rich flora and fauna here add on to the overall charm of Doddabetta Peak.

7. Kalhatty Waterfalls
About 13 km away from Ooty, on the Ooty-Mysore Road, Kalhatty Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that you will see on an Ooty Tour. This waterfall can be reached via a trek of 2 mile from Kalahatti village. It is believed that great Hindu saint Agastya has once lived here. With its rich avian fauna, it is often visited by bird watchers as well. Its scenic beauty is sure to leave you spellbound.

8. Kamraj Sagar Dam
A popular place for picnics and film shooting, this dam is situated around 10 km from Ooty bus stand. Also known with the name of Sandynallah Reservoir, this dam offer peaceful environment with beautiful surrounding where tourists can spend some time at ease. Along with being a popular picnic spot, it is also visited by tourists for bird watching as well as for fishing. It is a popular site for researchers who come to study environment.

9. Mudumalai National Park
Connecting Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, on the Ooty Mysore route, Mudumalai National Park is another place to visit by Nature lovers when on their tour to Ooty. This national park boasts of many wild animals and rich avian fauna along with equally rich flora. It has also been declared as a tiger reserve as it is home to approximately 50 tigers. If interested one can also find accommodation as many guest houses are offered by the Forest Department at different location of the park.

10. Mukurthi National Park
A part of Nilgiri Bio reserve, Mukurthi National Park promises a memorable time to everyone amid its enthralling scenic beauty and rich nature. Spread across 80 sq.km, this national park has various streams and rivers flowing through it, which in turn add to the overall attraction of this place. Many animals and birds can be spotted around these sources of water. There are also a few watch towers located inside the national park. It is a popular site for trekking as well.

11. Needle View Hillpoint/Needle Rock View-point
Located about 8 km from Gudalur, Needle Rock view-point presents a mesmerizing 360 view of the surrounding valley and areas. Gudalur is around 51 km from Ooty. Also known as Soochimalai, it is also a popular spot for trekking. This view point got its name as its shape resembles a needle. The view of clouds meeting hills, crossing you as you stand watching them is sure to take your breath away.

12. Ooty Rose Garden
Rose Garden is another popular place to visit in Ooty. Maintained by Government of Tamil Nadu, this garden is spread across 4 hectares of land and proudly presents more than 20 thousand variety of roses. A well maintained garden, it also boasts of winning Garden of Excellence Award for South Asia from the World Federation of Rose Societies. The unparalleled beauty of roses promises a visual treat and an ideal backdrop for photography.

13. Ooty Toy Train
A part of Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Toy Train is a an integral part of every Ooty Tour. It runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor. The ride in this historical toy Train is unmatched to any other train ride; passing through lush green landscapes and breathtaking nilgiri mountains, this train runs on a track of 46 km. There are first class and second class coaches to choose from.

14. Tribal Research Center
Situated around 10 km away from Ooty, Tribal Research Center presents a glimpse into the live of indigenous people. Along with researching into the lives of tribal tribes of SOuth India, it also houses a well stocked library. It also a museum displaying artefacts. Easily accessible by road, this place is an ideal place to understand the lives of local people.

15. Parsons Valley Reservoir Ooty
As the name suggest Parson valley reservoir is located in Parson valley, which is spread over an area of 200 hectares at an altitude of 2,196 meters above sea level. Situated on the Ooty Mysore road, it can be reached via road. This hydel reservoir can be entered after getting a permission from the forest department. It is the primary source of water to the Nilgiri District. The view of the valley around the reservoir is worth travelling for.

16. Pykara Waterfalls
Situated on the Ooty Mysore road, this waterfall is around 20 km away from Ooty. Developed as a picnic spot, this place is ideal to come and relax while admiring the scenic beauty of the waterfall and greenery around. There is boat house and a restaurant can be found also near the waterfall, where you can enjoy snacks while the beauty of pristine streams of water mesmerises you. The surrounding area is also popular for Toda settlements.

17. St Stephens Church
Dating back to 19th century, St. Stephan Church is a place to visit in Ooty for its architectural beauty and religious importance. Although comparatively simpler, this church has beautiful interiors. The painted glass windows along with the painting of Last Supper is especially captivating. It is said that the timber used in the construction of thsi chruch was brought from Srinangapatna as well as from the Tipu Sultan Palace.

18. Ooty Stone House
The first bungalow which was built in Ooty is the Stone House. It was constructed by John Sullivan in 1822. Used to be called as Kal Bungalow by the locals, it was built on the land which was brought from the Toda people. Its an ancient architecture is worth seeing. Many tourists visit this place to have a glimpse of this bungalow.

19. Toda Huts Ooty
One of the most attractive and unique sightseeing places in Ooty are the Toda Huts. These are the residing place for the Toda people, one of the indigenous tribes of Ooty. The huts are made in the shape of a semi-barrel. These huts don’t have any windows and very low doors where one has to stoop and enter. While once you are inside the hut there is space to stand as well. This close-knit community of Toda people mostly depend on cattle herding and farming for living.

20. Wax World Ooty
Located at a distance of 2 km from center of the town, Wax World is definitely as place to see in Ooty. Many real-like statues of great Indian personalities have been displayed here. Some of the statues at this museum are of Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mother Teresa, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and many more. Replica of local people and their living styles has been been displayed here.

21. Wenlock Downs Ooty
Over 80 acres of lush green landscapes also housing Hindustan Photo Films Company presents vast spread of greenery and calm environment. A walk here, amid the soothing touch of nature and its calm surroundings with nothing but the sound of birds and leaves hustling as the wind passes by, is something that will make your Ooty tour complete. The sight of sheeps grazing and long stretch of eucalyptus trees is sure to mesmerise you.

For locals and tourists alike, there are umpteen number of things to do in Ooty that will keep you engaged and occupied throughout your trip. While you can always indulge yourself in the usual sightseeing and other must-visit attractions, there are a few out-of-the-box things that you shouldn’t miss at any cost.

Right from the soothing boat trips to experiencing the tribal life in Toda Huts, from learning about the tea making process to trying out homemade chocolates at the Main Bazaar to the several adventure activities such as trekking, camping, and hiking, this hill station has almost a bit of everything for all types of people.

Here is a list of some fun things to do in Ooty for all those who want to make the most of their trip and fill their Ooty tour with many once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

1. Enjoy a Fun Railway Ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train
2. Admire the Natural Beauty and Cascading Waterfalls at Dolphin’s Nose
3. Discover the Exotic Flavours of Tea at the Tea Museum
4. Walkthrough the Ooty Botanical Gardens
5. Take a Joyful Boat Ride at the Ooty Lake
6. Indulge Yourself in Photography at the Pykara Lake
7. Trek to the Doddabetta Peak
8. Spend a Day Chilling at the Emerald Lake
9. Experience a Spiritual Retreat at St. Stephen’s Church
10. Enjoy Safari at Mudumalai National Park
11. Visit the Pine Tree Forests to Recollect the Old Bollywood Movies Memories
12. Seek Blessings at Elk Hill Murugan Temple
13. Head to the Wax World Museum to Learn about Indian Personalities

About Kotagiri In Coonoor

Located in the Nilgiri Hills at an elevation of 1,793 metres, Kotagiri has its own distinct appeal among Coonoor tourist places. Kotagiri is located about an hour’s drive from Ooty and Coonoor – two of the most popular hill stations in Tamil Nadu.

Named after the local tribe of ‘Kota’ people, Kotagiri is located about 30 kilometres west of Ooty. A quieter and unassuming place than Ooty or Coonoor, this idyllic town is one of the hidden gems in Tamil Nadu. Kodanad tea estate is another popular attraction in the list of places to visit in Kotagiri. A popular spot for honeymooners, Kodanad view point provided jaw-dropping views of the valley below. One can see the Gajalahatti pass and paddy fields of Thengumarahaada basked in sunshine from this view point in Kotagiri.

The cone-shaped Rangaswamy Peak remains shrouded by the mist most of the time. This majestic peak, visible from Kodanad view point, is revered by local tribes of Nilgiri hills. The trek allows beautiful views of nearby villages and opportunities to explore tea estates in Kotagiri. Trekking in Longwood Shola Reserve Forest is a popular thing to do in Kotagiri. It’s a typical rainforest with tall canopy trees and medicinal plants. Visitors can spot animals like gaur and deer on the 2 kms. hike through the forest.

Pethakal Bungalow, Catherine Falls, Elk Falls, Kamatraya Temple, Bikkapathi Reserve are other worth-exploring places on a Kotagiri sightseeing tour. Explore the waterfalls, trek around the trails, and relax amidst nature, while you are looking for the best tourist places in Tamil Nadu, Kotagiri has a lot of things to offer all that you want!

Places To Visit In Kotagiri

1. Elk Falls
A sight of pure splendor, Elk Falls is situated about 7km from Kotagiri near Uyilathi Village on the main route to Mettupalayam. The surroundings of the falls are equally entrancing as the fall itself, with a European house lying near the spot glorifying the British architecture.

2. Longwood Shola
Longwood Shola is a place that offers tourists a wide spectrum of Kotagiri's wilderness in its full prime. A dense and a thick cover of evergreen forest, the place inhabits animals like flying fox and Indian Bison.

3. Catherine Falls
A beautiful sight to behold, Catherine Falls is 250 feet high waterfall flowing into the Kallar River. Located 8km from Kotagiri on the main Mettupalayam Road, the fall is named after a wife of a coffee planter of Kotagiri.

4. Rangasamy Peak and Pillar
Considered to be a sacred hill, Rangasamy Hill houses a holy shrine devoted to Lord Rangasamy. Situated a distance of 20 km from Kotagiri and standing at a height of 1785 m above the sea level, the peak serves as a sacred place to Irulas Tribe.

5. Kodanand View Point
A beautiful view awaits you here at Kodanand View Point which looks over a splendid sight of Rangaswamy Peak, Dolphin's Nose, Catherine Fall and Rangaswamy Pillar.

6. John Sullivan Memorial
John Sullivan Memorial is a place where you can witness the past of the town of Kotagiri established in the memory of John Sullivan, a British civil servant who recognized Ooty as a hill station.

Places to visit in and around Coonoor

1. Sim's Park
One of the best and most recommended places to visit when in Coonoor is Sim’s Park. It is more of a botanical garden having rich treasure of thousands of different and exotic species of flora and age-old trees that were brought from other parts of the country. The wide and diverse variety of plants and trees pull a huge number of botanists and nature enthusiasts to Sim’s Park every year during the annual fruit and vegetable festival that’s held in the month of May. The garden is also famous for some of its most exquisite variety of trees like the Rudraksh or beed tree, Cinnamomum (known for having aromatic oils in their leaves and bark) and Queensland karry pine, which is an ornamental tree. The Araucaria, Pine, Turpentine, Quercus, Phoenix, Magnolia, Tree ferns and Camellia are among other varieties found here.

2. Droog Fort
Another most popular tourist destinations around Coonoor is the Droog Fort which is of both historical and mythological importance. Located at around 15- 17 kilometres from Coonoor, the fort was an outpost built by Tipu Sultan in the 18th Century to guard his region. What remains of the outpost is just ruins with a single wall and the watchtower that gives a mesmerizing view of the surroundings of the hill station. As far as mythological legend goes, the place finds its association with Mahabharata to be the residence of the local demon named Bakasura. Hence, it is also called Bakasura Malai. The fort is a trekking point and can be reached by trekking down 4 kilometres from Nonsuch Tea Estate.

3. Dolphin’s Nose View point
Dolphin’s nose view point is a very famous tourist spot in Coonoor is a gigantic rock protruding outside the level surrounded by canyons on both sides with Catherine falls of Kotagiri at a point where it is clearly visible and is absolutely scenic from the top of the rock formation. One can also see beautiful sunrises and sunsets from here. It is also situated close to some other tourist destinations like the Tiger Hill, Catherine Falls, Lamb’s Rock and Kotagiri.

4. Lamb’s Rock
The place is named after Captain Lamb who intended to open a road to this place. If one intends to have views of Coimbatore plains and Nilgiri hills at one go, Lamb’s Rock is the best place to be. One can also trek to this place.

5. Law’s Falls
Situated inside the Coonoor forest range, Law’s Falls forms out of the Coonoor river near its intersection with Mettupalayam ghat route. The waterfall that is named after Colonel Law, falls from a height of 180 feet through multiple cascades to reach to the bottom. It is a major picnic spot for locals and finds huge footfall post monsoon. 

6. Wellington Golf Course
It is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in South India with a history that dates back to a little over 100 years, spread across an area of 69 acres of land is the headquarters of Madras Regimental Centre. Apart from its famous golf course and the brick cricket pavilion, there is a cricket pitch, a tennis court and a restaurant inside the premises. The golf course is also used for shooting films.

7. All Saints Church
All Saints Church is an English style Anglical protestant church built in 1854 adorning antique dark wood roofs and interiors with stained glass windows making it look like a perfect classical English countryside structure. The church houses a very old pipe organ. The place is very peaceful and is surrounded by Junipers and Pine trees. 

8. St. George’s Church
As opposed to the classic British architecture of All Saints Church, the St. George’s Church is a Gothic structure, designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau which is also referred to as ‘Cantonment Church’ due to the building style. Since the church was controlled by the military during the Raj era, it is also called as ‘Garrison Church’. The white marbled floor of the altar gives an elegant look to the interiors of the church which also has paintings of St. Michael, St. George and another painting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

9. Ketti Valley
Ketti Valley is the second largest gorge in the world, surrounded by the blue mountains from all sides, and is the most recommended place to visit for all nature, photography and adventure enthusiasts. The valley is located on the Coonoor- Ooty road and can also be explored by taking the 25-minute toy train ride. The Ketti valley viewpoint gives you the most beautiful view of the Nilgiri hills being the most famous vantage point in Coonoor. The Todas and Badagas are the indigenous tribe that belong to the valley who take up to farming and cultivate both fruits and vegetables. The famous Pony Needles are manufactured here in Ketti. There is a Shiva Lingam Temple that is quite famous among the locals and is a must visit. Apart from this, there are several waterfalls one can see in the entire valley.

10. Hidden Valley
The most unexplored portion of Coonoor and true to its name is the Hidden Valley. It is accessible via trekking and is a treasure for trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing and adventure enthusiasts. The valley is located behind the Wellington Golf Course, near Sim’s Park. There are numerous water streams inside the valley and the hiking trail here is very scenic with diverse avian fauna. The hidden valley is also a birder’s paradise. The interesting fact about the Hidden Valley is that it surrounds entire Coonoor.

11. Rallia Dam
Located around 9 kilometres from Coonoor, on the Wellington road is another beautiful spot to visit in Coonoor at a quaint and peaceful end. It is the Rallia Dam that provides water to entire Coonoor. It can be accessed by trekking the last 1km stretch from the parking lot after an uphill drive. It is recommended to visit the dam either during sunrise or sunset as the views from top leave you in awe. One can also spot Malabar Squirrels and Indian Bisons within the premises of the dam area.

12. Highfield Tea Estate
Highfield Tea Estate, located at around 2 kilometres northeast of Upper Coonoor, is a 50-year-old tea factory where the aroma of freshly brewed tea of exquisite varieties is in the wind the entire time. The tours to the tea estate are designed around being study tours for tea lovers where they get to witness the tea processing sessions. The estate is surrounded by eucalyptus trees and hence, there is a special tour for learning extraction of oil from the eucalyptus.

The Queen of Hill Stations has a lot more for its avid travelers. So, if you wish to explore it all, you can plan a long getaway to Ooty with Conoor & Kotagiri to create some unforgettable memories in your life.

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Misty South

2N 
Coorg
 → 2N 
Wayanad
 → 2N 
Ooty
6 Nights / 7 Days
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Hotel
Sightseeing
Meals
Transfer

Accommodation

4 Star Hotel included

Inclusions

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Coorg
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Wayanad
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Ooty
  • Buffet / Fixed Breakfast
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary using A/c Vehicle
  • All Toll Taxes, Parking Charges, Driver Allowances.

Exclusions

  • Any Airfare / Rail Fare and Travel Insurance
  • Any Entrance fees, Camera Fee, Ropeway fee, Joy rides (other than specified)
  • Any Expenses of Personal Nature such as Laundry, Room Service, Mini Bar, Telephone etc.
  • Early Check in/ Late Checkout & Any Extra Meals
  • Vehicle will be as per itinerary not on disposable basis
  • Guide, Tour Escort (Can be provided up on request with extra Charges)
  • Any other expenses incurred due to bad weather, road closure, landslides or Local Political Conditions etc.
  • Any Surcharge, if applicable by the Hotel at the time of booking
  • GST as applicable

Tour Plan

Day 1 

Arrival in Bengaluru - Coorg (270 Kms / 6 ½ Hrs)

Pick up from Bengaluru airport and proceed to Coorg, on arrival check in to the hotel. Proceed for local Sightseeing (if time permits) else day at leisure or own activities and overnight stay at Ooty.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 2 

Coorg - Local sightseeing

In the morning after Breakfast, we will leave for the local sightseeing tour of Coorg. We will start our day tour by paying a visit to the holy Omkareshwar temple located at Talacauvery. After exploring the beauty of this ancient temple, enjoy delicious lunch. Thereafter, get yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the city right in the lap of the nature at the stunning Abbey's fall and Raja's seat. Later in the evening, return back to the hotel for a stress bursting overnight stay.
Omkareshwar temple was built by Lingarajendra II in Madikeri in 1820. The temple is designed in the Mumammadan style of architecture and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Abbey Fall is about 9 kms away from the town of Madikeri in Coorg. Located amidst of lush spread of coffee plantation, it is counted among one of the most beautiful water falls in Karnataka state of India. Overnight stay at Coorg.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 3 

Coorg – Wayanad (120 Kms / 2 ½ Hrs)

After Breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Wayanad. On arrival check into the hotel. Later visit to Kuruva Island to experience Bamboo rafting (subject to weather condition and availability). Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 4 

Wayanad - Local Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing of Wayanad visiting Edakkal Cave, Banasura Sagar Dam & Pookode Lake - here enjoy boat ride (if operational). Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 5 

Wayanad - Ooty (120 Kms / 2 ½ Hrs)

Today morning after Breakfast, proceed for Ooty. Check in at the hotel and relax for a while. Later, go on to visit Avalanche Lake, Annamalaiyar Temple and Echo Rock. The beautiful Avalanche Lake is said to have been formed as a result of a landslide in 1823. It is a treat to the eyes to behold the crystal clear blue waters amidst lush greenery and the gorgeous hillside. Worship the lord and admire the beautiful architecture of the famous Annamalaiyar Temple (1,800 years old), dedicated to Lord Shiva. Echo Rock is one of the many prominent viewpoints in Ooty from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the entire city. Then return to the hotel and stay overnight at Ooty.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 6 

Explore Ooty

Wake up to a pleasant morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast and proceed for sightseeing in Ooty. Nestled in the blue hills of Nilgiris and also named as the "Queen of Hill Stations" in South India, Ooty boasts of endless natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere. After some rest, make a visit to the Botanical Garden, Dodabetta Peak, Valley View Lake, Wilson Fish Farm and St. Stephen's Church. Dodabetta Peak, the highest mountain (2,637 m) in the entire Nilgiris Range is a popular tourist spot, which offers clear vistas of the surroundings. Visit the St. Stephen's Church, one of Ooty's oldest and most beautiful churches. Rest of the day is for leisure. During your leisure time, you can opt to visit the Emerald Lake, Shooting Point, rose Garden, Murugan Temple and Mudumalai National Park (leisure activities are not included in the package). Stay overnight in Ooty.

Meal Included

Breakfast

Day 7 

Kotagiri Sightseeing - End of Tour

After Breakfast, check out from the hotel and travel to Kotagiri (if time permits). You will visit Catherine Falls, Kodanad View Point and Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar. Witness the gorgeous Catherine Falls falling from the mighty mountains and known to be the Nilgiris Mountain's second-highest waterfalls, as well as one of Ooty's best. Enjoy breathtaking views of the misty valleys from Kodanad View Point and head further to Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar. Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar (1,794 m) is a sacred hill that holds the shrine of Lord Rangaswamy and also offers stunning views of the surroundings. After a wonderful sightseeing tour, proceed to Coimbatore Airport / Railway Station for your return / onward journey with pleasant memories.

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About City

Located amidst imposing mountains in Karnataka with a perpetually misty landscape, Coorg is a popular coffee producing hill station. It is popular for its beautiful green hills and the streams cutting right through them. It also stands as a popular destination because of its culture and people. The Kodavas, a local clan specializing in martial arts, are especially notable for their keen hospitality.

Coorg, officially known as Kodagu, is the most affluent hill station in Karnataka. It is well known for its breathtakingly exotic scenery and lush greenery. Forest covered hills, spice and coffee plantations only add to the landscape. This enchantingly beautiful place is popularly called as the ‘Scotland of India’ and also ‘Kashmir of South’. Madikeri is the region's centre point with all transportation for getting around starting from here. On a visit to Coorg, cover the beautiful towns like Virajpet, Kushalnagar, Gonikoppal, Pollibetta, and Somwarpet, and experience the beautiful concept of "homestays" to make your experience more memorable! 

Places To Visit In Coorg

1. Abbey Falls
Abbey falls located between the natural greenery of coffee plantations and spice estates is blessed with stunning beauty and serene calm. The falls has a wild beauty. Water cascading over rocks into the pool. The roaring sound of the waterfalls can be heard from the road.

2. Talakaveri Temple & Waterfalls
Talakaveri is the source of the river Kaveri, located on the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala. Kodavas erected a tank which is now considered as its origin. It is believed that the river originates as a spring feeding a tank or a Kundike and then flows underground to re-emerge as Kaveri some distance away. The place has a temple dedicated to the Goddess Kaveriamma is located next to the tank and bathing in it on special occasions is considered holy.

3. Raja's Seat
Raja's Seat is a well-known tourist site in Coorg that is an elevated garden looking out onto the valley, believed to have been a favourite among the Kings of Kodagu; it is full of colourful flowers, fountains and plenty of spots to catch the sunrise or sunset. Moreover, boasting of impressive history, the 17th century Madikeri Fort was built by Muddu Raja and then reconstructed by Tipu Sultan.

4. Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
The Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary covers 181 square km and has got its name from the Brahmagiri Park, which is the highest peak with a height of 1608 m. The primary vegetation of the sanctuary includes evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, shoal forest patches in grasslands and bamboos. The sanctuary was established in the year 1974 and is surrounded by plantations of coffee and cardamom.

5. Chiklihole Reservoir
On one of the tributaries of the River Cauvery, the reservoir offer tourists with seclusion and privacy unlike other tourist spots. The dense forest along with the rich flora and fauna add on to the charm of the place. It is a great picnic spot and thus perfect for family outing as well. The place with amazing scenic beauty is nothing less than paradise for photographers. Sunset view is mesmerizing from here and an experience in itself.

6. Dubare Elephant Camp
It presents tourists with an opportunity to be close to elephants and engage in various activities related to them. The trained naturalists assist tourists with details on Elephant history, ecology and biology. What makes this camp unique is the fact that tourists can participate in various activities with elephants which is three hour elephant interaction.

7. Harangi Dam
Built across the tributary of River Cauvery, Harangi dam is the first dam that has been built across River Cauvery. It has a height of 47 meters and length of 846 meters creating a marvelous view of forceful streams of water. A popular picnic spot, it is good even for family outing where one can relax and spend some calm moments with his or her loved ones.

8. Honnamana Kere Lake
Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) is a popular tourist spots in Coorg. Being the largest lake in the region of Coorg, Honnamana Kere has spiritual as well as historical significance. The lake is surrounded by hills, coffee plantations and man-made caves. Named after Goddess Honnamana, adjacent to this lake is a temple dedicated to the goddess.

9. Omkareswara Temple
Depicting both Islamic and Gothic architecture, Omkareshwara temple was built in 1820 by Lingarajendra as a dedication to Lord Shiva. There is a wonderful pool in front of the temple. There are four Minarets around and a dome in the centre of the temple. A footpath leads to the Mandap. Here the Sivalinga was named as Omkareswara. Regular rituals were performed here.

10. Kotebetta Trek / Peak
One of the popular tourist spots in Coorg, Kotebetta is third highest peak in Coorg region after Tadiyandamol and Brahmagiri. Kotebetta offers tourists with amazing trekking opportunities. It is 10 km away from Hattihole. Tourists start their trek from the Hattihole and ends at the peak. Along with lush greenery and especially huge expanse of coffee estates accompany you on your trekking.

11. Madikeri Fort
The fort has rich history and has seen many battles and successions. At ten entrance of the fort, you will see two life-sized elephants which are made of mortar. There was a temple as well inside the fort dedicated to Virabhadra which was later removed in the year of 1855 by the British. They built an Anglican Church in its place which is also a beautiful architectural work.

12. Mallalli Falls
Located at the foot of Pushpagiri Hill Ranges, Mallalli Falls are one of the best places in Coorg to spend some time. Mallalli Falls are created when River Kumaradhara drips down from the peak of Pushpagiri Peak, which is over a height of approximately 200 feet.

13. Mandalpatti Trek
Located 4 km before Abbey Falls, Mandalpatti Offering amazing scenic beauty and perfect opportunities to be amidst the best of natural settings is increasingly become popular amongst tourists. The trek presents trekkers with beautiful scenery and rich flora and fauna. 

14. Nalknad Aramane Palace
The palace is an impressive structure and thus makes for an interesting visit. Its roofs and walls have been adorned with many ancient paintings and carvings. There is a gigantic gateway at the place. Inside the palace, you will find a kalyana mandapa which is a platform to hold marriage ceremonies.

15. Nehru Mantap
Nehru Mantap is located in the town of Madikeri in the vicinity of Raja's Seat. The mantap presents amazing view as it overlooks the Madikeri Radio Station. You get view of the mountain located at a distance along with captivating view of the town.

16. Padi Iggutappa Temple
Dedicated to Lord Iguthappa which is another name for Lord Subramanya, the temple resembles to the Keralite temples in architectural design. The temple plays an important role in the culture and traditional practices of Kodavas. The temple according to Kodavas holds magical powers and fulfils wishes of devotees.

17. Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery)
Popularly known as the 'Golden Temple', the Namdroling Monastery holds some excellent examples of Tibetan architecture and artwork, as seen with the elaborately decorated temple tower and ornate outer walls, intricately adorned with beautiful murals.

18. Somwarpet
Somwarpet, a town in the north east of the Coorg district, has several tourist attractions, the main being Beelur Golf Club along with the Mallalli Falls and the Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

19. Tadiandamol Trek
Tadiandamol is the highest mountain peak in Coorg, at an elevation of 1748m. Most tourists interested in trekking are drawn to this place as the journey is difficult, but the view from the top, unparalleled.

20. Iruppu Falls
Iruppu Falls is a fresh water cascade located in the Brahmagiri Mountain Range, in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. These are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, a name derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls. A major tourist attraction, it attracts a large number of tourists because of their mesmerizing natural beauty.

21. Barapole River
Barapole River is a famous white river rafting destination in Coorg. The white frothy river with speedy waters and rapids, flowing through beautiful landscapes, makes for an ideal river rafting experience. White water rafting is organized in Upper Barapole in Kithu-Kakkatu River which is a strong catchment area for the monsoons, thus providing some of the most challenging stretches of rapids. The Barapole River surges through dense forests and offers rafting participants a breathtaking view of the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary.

22. Coffee Plantations in Coorg
A walk through the beautiful plantation estates is one of the most wonderful things to do in Coorg. The region is known for its coffee plantations that also have a variety of spice plants and vanilla trees. Most of these coffee estates provide a paid guided walking tour and have stores from where you can buy coffee and spices.

23. Gaddige Raja's Tomb
Built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, this beautiful structure of Gaddige Raja's tomb is the mortal remains of the Kodavad Royalty. These tombs date back to 1820.

24. Nagarhole National Park Safari
With its diversity of flora and fauna, the Nagarhole National Park is one of the best known wildlife reserves in India. It houses not just multiple species of plants and shrubbery but also mammals, reptiles, crawlers and rare birds.

25. Honey Valley-Nilakandi Falls
The Nilakandi Falls are located the midst of the dense tropical forests of Coorg. It is a picturesque and serene waterfall that lends trekkers a wonderful waterfall experience. Honey Valley is a private resort in which this beautiful waterfall is located.

26. Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary
Pushpagiri is one of the 21 wildlife sanctuaries in Karnataka and home to many rare and endangered species of birds. The Kumara Parvat peak lies here. This National Park is also a proposed World Heritage site.

27. Bhagamandala
Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage site situated in the scenic foothills of Talacauvery, at a distance of only 39 kms from Madikeri. A bath in the holy waters of the Bhagamandala is not only sacred but also a very spiritually uplifting and cleansing experience.

28. Kutta
Kutta is a small town in Karnataka that connects the several tourist attractions surrounding it. Replete with misty mountains, undulating rivers and cascading waterfalls, Kutta is mainly known for serving as a gateway to the Nagarhole National Park with a few options of a home stay, especially for tourists coming from the Kerala side.

29. Kopatty Hills
Kopatty Hills is one of the lesser-known trekking destinations in India. It is the myriad landscapes that such a short trail offers and lends the trek its appeal. Located in Coorg district it is a haven for those seeking an off-beat experience. It is a relatively simple route that traverses vast expanses of coffee plantations, rolling grasslands, peaceful streams and dense forests.

30. Rameshwara temple
Located on the banks of the Lakshman Tirtha River, Rameshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is famous for having the power to cleanse the sins of those devotees who visit here.

31. Chettali
Located on the Madikeri-Siddapur Road, Chettali is a small village blessed with lush greenery and misty hills surrounding it. The Cherala bhagavathy temple here also attracts tourists and devotees.

32. Nalakunad Palace
It was the hunting lodge of Kodagu king dating back to 18th century. It is situated at the bottom of Coorg's highest peak Tadiyendamol.

33. Virajpet
Virajpet is an offbeat hill station, situated at a distance of just 22 km from Coorg. Also known as Virajpete which is derived from Virarajendrapete, after the name of the former ruler and founder of the place, it is known for its world-class coffee and spice plantations.

34. Nishani Motte Trek
Located in the district of Galibeedu, 12 km from Madikeri near Coorg, Nishani Motte is a relatively unknown peak in Karnataka. Known for its scintillating views of misty mountains, green forest cover, lush green open meadows and rare species of flora and fauna, the place is also a popular trekking destination.

Best Time to visit

The best time to visit Coorg is from October to June as the weather is pleasant with no rain and pleasant weather. However, if you want to go trekking, October to March is the best time to visit Coorg as this is the perfect weather if you wish to spend more time outdoors. During the monsoon months of late July and August, it is best to avoid visiting due to heavy rainfall and landslides.

How to Reach Coorg

Coorg is only accessed by road. There are many government and private buses going to Coorg from the major cities in Karnataka. Coorg does not have its own railway station, and the nearest one is at Mysore (120 km). The closest airport is at Mangalore (152 km), from where the tourists can head to Coorg by bus or taxi.

You cannot visit Coorg without taking a tour of its expansive coffee, cardamom and pepper plantations; walk around the grounds, passing vanilla trees on your way, and make sure to buy some coffee and spices. An absolute sight to behold, the various waterfalls of Coorg like the Iruppu Falls, Mallalli Falls and Abbey Falls are a must-visit, especially since they make for excellent picnic spots and are often considered holy.

With so much greenery comes diverse wildlife that you can explore at the Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nagarhole National Park etc. You also get to go on treks like the Pushpagiri Trek, Tadiandamol Peak Trek and Iruppu Falls Trek. In addition, there are several religious places that you can pay your respects at, like the Rameshwara Temple, Bhagamandala, Namdroling Monastery and Gaddige Raja's Tomb.

Some other fun activities offered by Coorg tour packages include shopping for coffee and Kodagu jewels, getting a rejuvenating ayurvedic treatment, river rafting, fishing at River Cauvery, visiting the Nalknad Palace etc. So you can experience Coorg at its best between October and June and explore destinations like Bangalore and Mysore that are often part of the packages.

Visit the metropolitan city of Bangalore, also called the "Garden City" or "Silicon Valley of India", to experience its botanical gardens of Lalbagh, numerous parks like Cubbon Park, the colonial Bangalore Palace, delicious street food and coffee and more! On the other hand, Mysore is known as the "City of Palaces" and enjoys a reputation as one of India's most historically significant cities.

Your visit to Mysore will leave you completely fascinated, what with its Indo-Saracenic style Mysore Palace, temples, Brindavan Gardens, lakes and sanctuaries, Rail Museum, yoga institutes, silk saris, sandalwood etc. Coorg travel packages are the perfect way to get the best out of the town, whether you are with family or friends.

About City

Replete with waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and homestays, Wayanad in Kerala is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. Walking through the sprawling spice plantations, trekking to the pre-historic caves and experiencing a resort holiday are one of the many things you can do to get a taste of Wayanad.

Wayanad is best known for the wildlife reserves - Wayanad wildlife reserve which is home to an exquisite variety of flora and fauna. Wayanad wildlife reserve is an integral part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve peacefully located amidst the serene hills of Western Ghats. Wayanad homes a wide variety of wildlife like elephants, leopards, and bears. Wayanad is a perfect weekend idea from the cities of South India. If taking a road trip from Bangalore, you will drive through three national parks: Nagarhole, Bandipur and Mudumalai.

Woods; Waterfalls; Wildlife; What does more one need in Wayanad? This adds to its appeal; you'll be enraptured by the tranquillity and slow speed of life. The locale has some important cities: Kalpetta, Mananthavady and Sulthan Bathery. If you plan to travel a little further Lakkidi and Vythiri are notable for their woodland and ranch resorts. For untamed life, one needs to search out Mananthavady or Sulthan Bathery to get to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Wayanad is mostly a forested region dotted with misty valleys, tumbling waterfalls, and spice plantations. For nature lovers, wildlife sanctuaries are the most popular attraction to explore our Wayanad vacation packages. Other main attractions in Wayanad are Banasura Sagar Dam, Chembra Peak, and Meenmutty waterfalls that lure travelers with their scenic beauty. Banasura Sagar Dam offers a sprawling view of the reservoir and lends itself to adventure activities like speed boating. Pookot Lake is a freshwater lake known for its breath-taking surroundings of lush greenery and woods. About 8 kilometers from the beautiful town of Kalpetta, Chembra Peak stands as the highest peak in the region. The summit offers a sweeping view of the entire district. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, is a great place to spot herds of elephants and deer, tigers, sambar, bison, and bears. There are several other places in Wayanad that must not be missed so wait not and explore Kerala’s Rustic Charm with Wayanad Packages. Enjoy everything in an organized way with our Wayanad travel packages that are customizable and budget-friendly.

Best Tourist Places To Explore Wayanad

1. Banasura Hills
Banasura Hills is a truly spectacular place to visit when in Wayanad. It is said to be one of the tallest mountains in the region and is a part of Western Ghats. Its altitude is around 2000 meters and is very rich in flora and fauna. It is a great place for people to walk around and go for hikes and treks as they enjoy the breathtaking views of the place.
What’s Special: One of the tallest mountains in Wayanad
Nearby attractions: Chirapullu Peak, Meenmutty View Point, Meenmutty Falls, E3 Theme Parks, Banasura Spices Garden, Karalad Lake
Timings: Open throughout the day
Distance from the city: 37.7 km
Transportation Options: Local train, cab, bus

2. Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
This is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala and is known for its spectacular flora and fauna. The sanctuary is home to some rare and endangered species. It is spread over 345 square km and is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The sanctuary consists of 2 major sections known as Muthanga and Tholetty. People can go here on a safari and they might be lucky enough to spot wildlife animals like elephants, Indian Bison, deer, and tigers.
What’s Special: Fascinating wildlife, tiger sightings, wildlife photography
Nearby attractions: Mudumalai National Park, Bandipur Tiger Reserve And National Park, Thirunelli Temple, Iruppu Falls, Kuruvadweep
Timings: 7:00 am to 10:00 am, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 30.7 km
Transportation Options: Local train, cab, bus

3. Chembra Peak
This is the tallest peak of the Wayanad Hill range and is 2000m above sea level. It is one of the most beautiful destinations with lush greenery all around and seldom clouds so low that it literally feels like walking above the clouds. People can enjoy a panoramic view of the place. There is also a heart-shaped lake which is situated very close to the hill. This lake and the view truly make this place a romantic destination. There are also several treks that are organized here which people can be a part of. The treks are of different durations that people can choose from. This place is indeed a magical place to be at.
What’s Special: Panoramic Views, Heart-shaped Lake
Nearby attractions: Aranamala Peak, Glass Bridge 900 Kandi, Chembra Peak, Soochippara Falls, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Pookot Lake, Kanthanpara Waterfall, Heart Lake
Timings: Open throughout the day
Distance from the city: 35.3 km
Transportation Options: Local train, cab, bus

4. Edakkal Caves
Edakkal Caves are some of the most popular destinations in Wayanad. The caves are believed to be of the Neolithic Age, the late Stone Age. The cave’s biggest highlights are the intricate rock and cave carvings which are believed to be 5000 BC to 1000 BC years old. The length and width of the caves are 96 and 22 feet and are 1200 above sea level. Trekkers would be interested to know that to reach this location one needs to walk for half an hour and then another 45 minutes to reach the mouth of the cave. The caves are full of carvings of animals and human figures. This truly is a one-of-a-kind place that must be visited. So, without worrying about your Wayanad trip cost, plan a visit to this wonderful place and make the most of your vacation.
What’s Special: Cave paintings, historical site, wall carvings
Nearby attractions: Edakkal Caves View Point, Wayanad Heritage Museum, Soochippara Falls, Lakkidi View Point, Neelimala View Point, Jain Temple Wayanad, Karapuzha Dam Adventure Park & Garden
Timings: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Distance from the city: 17 km
Transportation Options: Bus, cab

5. Soochipara Falls
This is a three-tiered waterfall that is situated in Vellarimala. While on the way to these waterfalls, people can make the most of the spectacular views of the lush green hills and the tea estates of Wayanad. The waterfalls are 200 meters high and are perfect for rock climbing. The best part about this waterfall is that the waterfall makes a small pool where tourists can take a dip and enjoy swimming. Other than this, people can also spot the beautiful flora and fauna of this place.
What’s Special: Picnic spot, scenic beauty, rock climbing, photography site
Nearby attractions: Chembra, Edakkal Caves, Pookode Lake, Lakkidi View Point, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Heritage Museum Ambalavayal
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 35.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

6. Pookode Lake
This lake is located 2 km from Vythiri and is a natural freshwater lake. It is a great place to head to when one is planning for a family outing or picnics. The Pookode Lake is easily accessible via road. People can indulge in boating here, shop for handicrafts and see the freshwater aquarium. This is one of the best places to visit when in Wayanad and is visited by many people on a daily basis. Even the journey to this lake is full of some pleasant surprises that will leave one in absolute awe. There is also a variety of blue lotus and several freshwater fish that people can spot here. Apart from this, the area is also full of many wild animals and birds. The forest department takes extra care of this lake hence requests people to make sure that they keep the area neat and clean upon their visit.
What’s Special: Picturesque surroundings, the lake has the shape of India map
Nearby attractions: Pookottamma Devi Temple, Chembra Peak, Heart Lake, Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Lakkidi View Point, Soochippara Falls, Wayanad Tea Museum, Kanthanpara Waterfall
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 25.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

7. Kuruva Island
Kuruva Dweep comprises a bunch of islands inside the Kabini waterway. The gorgeous landscape here is one of the most popular reasons why travellers prefer to visit. You can enjoy activities such as camping, and swimming in the tourist areas. So, if you are looking for some tranquil place to add to your Wayanad tourism package, Kuruva Dweep is an ideal option.
What’s Special: Seaside landscapes, boat rides and bamboo raft rides
Nearby attractions: Thirunelli Temple, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Pulpally Seethadevi Temple, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 10.1 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

8. Thirunelli Temple
Thirunelli Temple is an old sanctuary dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu on the Brahmagiri slope in Kerala, close to the line with Karnataka state. Thirunelli Temple is the main sanctuary on the planet where religious enthusiasts can play out every one of the ceremonies identified with one's life, beginning from birth to death and eternal life. It is one of the oldest sanctuaries in Kerala. It is accepted that here the prathishta of Lord Vishnu was performed by Lord Brahma. It is otherwise called ''Sahyamala Kshetram'' and ''Kashi of the South''.
What’s Special: Religious & historical spot, architecture
Nearby attractions: Thrissillery Shiva Temple, Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary, Iruppu Falls, Brahmagiri Hill, Kuruvadweep, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, Palchuram Falls
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 160.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

9. Sulthan Bathery
Sulthan-Bathery is for the most part liked by trekkers in Wayanad. Ruler Bathery is the greatest shopping heaven in Wayanad. It incorporates shopping centres, farming items, and backwoods items like nectar, weighty metals, cars, markets. Nearby, Wayanad Heritage Museum shows archaeological and ancestral relics.
What’s Special: Neolithic caves, spice plantations, lush green hills
Nearby attractions: Mudumalai National Park, Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 16.5 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus


10. Neelimala Viewpoint
It is probably the best spot to go travelling. One needs to pass enormous espresso estates in transit. At the point when you arrive at the highest location, the view on the Meenmutty falls will leave you entranced. An extraordinary spot for journeying, Neelimala sees the point is certainly an invaluable jewel in the Wayanad crown.
What’s Special: Panoramic views, photographic sites
Nearby attractions: Aranamala Peak, Glass Bridge 900 Kandi, Edakkal Caves, Soochipara Waterfalls, Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Heritage museum Ambalavayal
Timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Distance from the city: 26.7 km
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

11. Vythiri
Vythiri is a small town located in the Wayanad district, surrounded by lush rainforest. It is known for its spice plantations and indigenous tribal communities. It is a tourist favourite for adventure sports, trekking, and relaxing amidst the serene beauty of the town. Vythiri receives the highest rainfall in the district and is recorded as receiving the second-highest amount of rain in the world. The months of June-September receive the highest rainfalls. Because of its height, at 700 meters above sea level, this is one of the colder regions in Wayanad and is an all-weather destination. Vythiri houses the Pookot lake; wherein one can enjoy a relaxing boat ride and kayaking. Trekking a tourist favourite till the top of Lakkidi, a village 5 kms from Vythiri, from where one can enjoy the breathtakingly stunning view of the valley below.

12. Kanthanpara Waterfall
Located in between two lush green tea estates, Kanthanpara Waterfall is a mesmerizing attraction. The walking trails leading up to the waterfall are perfect for nature walks and the picturesque location makes it ideal for camping. The beauty of the attraction is irresistible and offers a quick escape from the busy lifestyle.
Distance from the city: 22 km

13. Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary
Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary is a nature lovers and bird watchers paradise. They have a stunning population of birds thriving in the natural habitat preserved within the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a favourite amongst campers as well. Some rare species of birds and plants are also found here. Other than the well preserved natural terrain of the sanctuary, there are also some rock cut caves that one can explore.
Distance from the city: 29 km

14. Wayanad Heritage Museum
Wayanad Heritage Museum, also known as the Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, is an archaeological museum that has an impressive collection of artefacts belonging to the tribes of the region. It has an intriguing collection of artefacts belonging to the 2nd century that are tagged as rare. Some of these artefacts have been dated back to the Neolithic era and include regular daily items, decorative items, terracotta figurines, memorial stones, etc. This archaeological museum is divided into four sections namely: Devasmruthi, Gothrasmruthi, Veerasmruthi and Jeevenasmruthi. Each block houses various items that display the simplicity and intelligence and the rustic way of the living of the bygone era. From stones of primitive wars and tiger hunts to admiring stone idols of 12th to 16th century and belongings of Wayanad tribe, the museum brings alive the past of our country in a very special way.
Distance from the city: 16 km

15. Chethalayam Waterfalls
Situated in Wayanad, Chethalayam Waterfalls is a seasonal waterfall in Kerala. Cascading down a height, the mesmerising waterfalls is also a popular bird watching spot. You can also spot spotted deer, sambar, gaur, elephants and sloth bear etc.
Distance from the city: 18 km

16. Palchuram Waterfalls
Palchuram Waterfalls is a slightly unexplored yet beautiful waterfalls situated bwteen Wayanad and Kunnur in Kerala. Falling down a height of 300 metres, the waterfalls has four tiers of silvery cascading water.
Distance from the city: 25 km

17. Meenmutty
Located 29 km away from Kalpetta in Wayanad district, Meenmutty waterfalls is considered as one of the largest waterfalls in Kalpetta region and second largest in Kerala. It is also one of the most thrilling and beautiful natural attraction in Wayanad. Nestled away in the lap of a jungle trek, the cascading waterfall Meenmutty makes up for a dazzling view. The frothy water of this mighty waterfall flow in three tiers and is located near the Neyyar Reservoir area. The experience of climbing through the rocks to reach this enchanting destination is one of a kind and makes this place a popular tourist location.

18. Karapuzha Dam
The Karapuzha Reservoir is the largest of its kind in India. This earth dam is built across the Karapuzha river and stands tall at 28 meters along a length of 625 meters. This whopping reservoir attracts tourists all year round, especially for a fun boating experience amidst the calm waters of the dam. Despite its initial purpose of irrigation, the dam, because of it's fresh foliage, attracts birds and bird-watchers. The landscaped gardens make for an enjoyable picnic spot with family or friends, and a small children's park is built to cater to kids’ needs. This all-weather destination is best enjoyed with loved ones and a picnic basket.
Timings: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

19. Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest animal sanctuary in Kerala. It houses Kerala’s indigenous flora and fauna, and also some endangered animal and plant species. Spread over 344 sq. km., this beautiful reserve is a part of the larger Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The elephant is a particular attraction of this Sanctuary, and the site is a declared project Elephant site. Apart from elephants, the sanctuary is home to the tiger, Indian bison, a variety of deers, panther, wild boar, sloth bear, the Malabar giant squirrel, and others. The sanctuary also is home to 59 species of fish and 30 species of amphibians. While the sanctuary is an all year round treat, the best time to visit is from December to May, when rainfall is decidedly lower. The Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is also a haven to a variety of endangered vultures. There is an entry fee of Rs.10-20 at the Wildlife Sanctuary, and fee for vehicles as well, but there is enough parking space for private vehicles. It is advised to take a guide to understand better and spot the different animal species, and a safari is the surest way to go around the sanctuary. The distance of the Sanctuary from Sultan Bathery is a mere 16 kms, and people from all over Kerala and even Karnataka come to visit this magnificent Sanctuary.
Timings: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

20. Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathy Temple
Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple is a temple with Goddess Durga as its presiding deity in three forms namely: Vana Durga, Bhadrakali, and Jala Durga. Situated about 24 kms from Kalpetta nearby Mananthavady, the temple was built in the 14th century. The main attraction of the temple is a 15-day festival held in February, March and April and this is the best time to visit. 
Timings: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

21. Pallikunnu Church
One of the most popular and sought after pilgrimage centre in north Kerala, Pallikkunnu Church is also referred to as 'Our Lady of Lourdes'. Situated about 19 km away from Kalpetta, this Latin Catholic Church was conceived by a famous priest Fr.Jefreno in the year 1908. The Church is a Latin-catholic church and an important religious centre for Christians in Northern Kerala. A significant event of the year is Pallikunnu Church festival, which goes on for about 16-days. Festival is from 2nd February to 19th February, 10th and 11th day as being one of the most important ones. People from all around Kerala, visit the festival because of its grand celebration. The most exciting feature of the church is that it has several rituals and practices parallel to Hindu Temples. Best time to visit Church is in February, during the Pallikunnu Church Festival.
Timings: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

22. Kalpetta
Surrounded by mystic hills and dense tea plantations, Kalpetta is a charming town in the Wayanad district of Kerala. The town is filled with fantastic tea and coffee houses, where you can go and have some of the best early morning breakfasts. Kalpetta is 13 km away from Wayanad, at an altitude of 780m above sea level. It is famous for its fantastic location since the place is surrounded by the famous sightseeing places and nature outings like Chembra Peak, Meenmutty Falls, and Pookode Lake. Perfect for a charming retreat with your partner, the town has some of the most amazing hotels and resorts for a delightful honeymoon. While visiting here, you can try some of the delicious local dishes in one of many legendary restaurants in the town. There are many tribal souvenirs available all around the town at a very cheap rate for you to buy. With some of the best natural outings combined with the rustic charm present all around the town, Kalpetta should be on your list while visiting Kerala for your next trip.

23. Puliyarmala Jain Temple
Puliyarmala Jain Temple is dedicated to Ananthanatha Swami who was a Tirthankar; this temple is also known as ”Anantnath Swami Temple”. It is one of the oldest temple in Kerala, built in the 13th century and depicts the mastery of Jain architectures. The temple is located in Puliyarmala in the district of Wayanad in Kerala. Tipu Sultan stored his ammunition inside the premises of the building; thus it is also known as “Tipu Fort”.
Influence of Dravidian style painting is all over the temple; the beautiful carvings are on the doors and stupa of the temple. Interior of the temple is peaceful and smoothly imprinted. It also has the largest brass idol in the premises and a carved statue of Lord Mahavir at the front door. You can reach Puliyarmala Jain temple which is at a distance of 6 km from Kalpetta, by catching a local bus or cab from Kalpetta.

24. Koottamundu Glass Temple
An important pilgrimage for Jains, Koottamunu Glass Temple was created to honor the famous Jain saint Parshawanatha Swami. Situated 22 km from Kalpetta on the hill side Vellarimala, devotees come here to pay their respect and meditate. The interior of the temple is quite tantalizing decorated with mirrors reflecting the image of the idols inside the main temple. A perfect getaway from all the usual sightseeing in Wayanad, this temple is located in the hills of Vellarimala. The Glass temple truly showcase its name since it is filled with thousands of Glass mirrors, and is perfect for an awe-inspiring experience. It is a photographer delight since the temple is beautiful and unique in its own sense, nestled in the green hills it is a delight for nature lover as well. There is no entry fee to enter into the premises, to give you a delightful experience. Located 20 km away from the Kalpetta, you can reach here via local cabs. The best time to visit here is from October to May.

25. Varambetta Mosque
Varambetta Mosque is one of the oldest architecture in the district of Wayanad. About 300 years old, the mosque is situated at a distance of 15 km from Kalpetta. The whole complex is neat, and well maintained, for the people who visit here. It is one of the most important Muslim religious centres in Wayanad, with Maithali Palli and Juma Masjid being close to it. This place is open for all the visitors irrelevant of their caste, religion or ethnicity. It was built in remembrance of a Sufi saint. There is an annual festival which is held in the mosque in March where people all over the Wayanad come and participate irrespective of their faith.

26. Thrissilery Shiva Temple
The Thrissilery Shiva Temple in Wayanad is a famous pilgrimage destination of Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Shiva the temple is visited along with the Lord Vishnu Temple at Thirunelli 19km away. It is believed that the ancestral rituals at Thirunelli remain incomplete until one pays a visit to the Thrissilery Temple. The temple is also home to the shrine of Jala Durga installed, according to legend by Parasurama himself. It is located on the water tank that originates from the Papanasini River. The tank has never dried up till date.

27.  Seetha Devi Temple
Located in Pulpally in Wayanad district of Kerala, the Seetha Devi temple is unique because it is the only temple in the state that worships the children of Sita, Lava and Khusha. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Sita, and the legends of Ramayana are closely related to the temple and its shrine. The temple pond is one of the largest, and according to legend, this is also the same spot where Sita disappeared into the earth.

28. E3 Theme Park
Located in Vellamunda near Wayanad in the state of Kerala, E3 Theme Pass is one of the country’s best Multi Recreational Theme Parks. Boasting of a variety of fun and exciting activities, the park’s best includes Magnetic Free Fall, Moss Garden, 12D Theatre and a huge Kid’s Park etc. Besides, the premises are enveloped in lush green environment making it all the more appealing, not just for the kids but for the adults alike. In addition to that, you can also try your hand at adventure activities like rope course, rifle shooting, archery, rappelling, rock climbing etc.


In the lush green environments of the South, Wayanad Tourism gives its sightseers a treat to the eyes by the continuous looks at wild elephants going across the streets. The tranquil environment of Wayanad gets a misty layer because of the thick foreboding shadows and creates an otherworldly panorama at the banks of Banasura Dam. The spot to date has endured the strife of home and can be very much seen at the retreats in Phoorkut Lake which is a significant vacation destination attributable to its green waters and wonderful aquariums.


Ideal Time to Book Your Wayanad Trip Package

With an elevation ranging between 700 and 2100 meters, the weather of Wayanad remains pleasant throughout the year. Generally, October to May is considered perfect time to visit attractions in Wayanad. In the summer months of March through May, tourists come to this part of the country to find respite from the scorching heat. The winter season (October- February) is the peak time for tourism in Kerala. Cheaper Wayanad holiday packages can be availed in the monsoon months (June-October) as this region attracts fewer visitors due to heavy rainfall. Despite the month you choose for a vacation, our customizable Wayanad trip packages are fit for every occasion.

Summer
March to May is the summertime in Wayanad. During this time the temperature rises up and it gets difficult to explore the places especially during the afternoon time. All the explorations can be left for early mornings or late evenings when the temperature dips down a bit. During the afternoon, one can go and explore the forest area which is surrounded by hills and because of which the area is always cooler. Another reason to visit Wayanad during summers is because of festivals like Mahashivratri and Thirunelli. It is also a great time to visit places like Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, the Coffee, Tea, Rubber and Pepper Plantations.

Monsoon
The Monsoon time begins from June to September and can be visited by people who live monsoons. Though the area gets rainfall of over 3000mm it becomes a little difficult to explore this place. During this time people can indulge in activities like hiking, trekking, nature walks and more. Monsoon is also the time for festivals like Ashtami Rohini which is Lord Krishna’s birthday

Winters
This is the best time to visit Wayanad. The winter season starts from October to February and the weather becomes really pleasant during this time. The maximum temperature reaches 24 degrees and its great for all the outdoor adventure activities. This is a great time for all the honeymooners to spend their time here.

How To Reach Wayanad?

By Air
For those booking Bangalore to Wayanad packages from any other city in India, Calicut International Airport serves as the nearest airport to Wayanad. The airport is 93 km from Wayanad. Upon reaching, people can either take a bus or a taxi to reach Wayanad.

By Road
The city is very well-connected with some of the biggest cities of south India like Bangalore, Kozhikode, and Coimbatore. Travelers can board KSRTC buses from nearby cities to Kozhikode. One can also hire a cab or choose for a self-driven car to reach this place.

By Train
Visitors can also take a train up to Kozhikode, the nearest railway station to Wayanad. From the railway station, buses and taxis frequently go to Wayanad. Another railway station that can be reached is Nilambur railway station which is 90 km from the place.

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About City

Nestled amidst the heavenly Nilgiri Hills in the lap of the verdant Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu is this lovely paradise, Ooty. Popularly known as the “Queen of the Hill Stations”, Ooty, a beautiful and romantic destination in India, has forever attracted travelers from all across the nation.

Ooty (short for Udhagamandalam) is a resort town in the Western Ghats mountains, in southern India's Tamil Nadu state. Founded as a British Raj summer resort, it retains a working steam railway line. Other reminders of its colonial past include Stone House, a 19th-century residence, and the circa-1829 St. Stephen’s Church. Its 55-acre Government Botanical Garden lies on the slopes of Doddabetta Peak.

Featuring a perfect blend of modernism with traditions, Ooty offers a pristine environment and gorgeous setting for nature lovers and is bestowed with scenery, viewpoints, and several lakes for travelers looking to dive into its vibe.

Ooty is most famous for its tea plantations. Connoisseurs will find plenty to choose from: dust and leaf; black, green, black and white varieties; and flavours such as masala, jasmine, cardamom and even chocolate. Most of the hotels, resorts, cottages are all located near tea estates because it gives a wonderful view to the tourist. So if you are a nature lover you can inflict tea estate which gives you a peaceful and blissful trip.

What is the best time to visit Ooty?
Ooty is a year-round destination, but the ideal time to visit is between the months of April to June and September to November.

Which language is spoken in Ooty?
Tamil is the official language of Udhagamandalam. Languages native to the Nilgiris including Badaga, Paniya, Irula and Kurumba. Due to its proximity to the neighbouring states of Kerala and Karnataka and being a tourist destination, Malayalam, Kannada and English are also spoken and understood to an extent.

Ooty, the Queen of Hill stations, welcome you with mesmerising meadows, soothing environment, cool weather and a wide array of sightseeing places to visit and admire. Each tourist attraction in Ooty promises a unique and lively experience that will leave you in awe for many days to come. However, if you are wondering what to do in Ooty and what to see in Ooty then have a look at the various sightseeing places that we have mentioned below. With these interesting places to see, you can be sure of having a memorable Ooty tour.

Top Attractions & Places to Visit in Ooty

1. Avalanche Lake
Located 28 km away from Ooty, Avalanche lake is a must visit when on Ooty Tour. This lake, beautifully lying amid the lush greenery of mountains and landscapes mesmerises every visitor. It was created due to a massive landslide somewhere around 1800s hence the name. It is popular for trout fishing and the required equipment for it can be taken from Trout hatchery. Along with exploring the surrounding areas and its rare flora and fauna, other activities that are popular here are camping, rafting and trekking to nearby hilly regions such as Upper Bhavani. It is also an ideal picnic spot.

2. Ooty Lake
One of the most important parts of every Ooty tour, Ooty lake is indeed a place to visit. nIt is an artificial lake that was built for fishing purposes. This lake is popular for boating. Tourists can be seen enjoying a refreshing ride on its serene waters. There is boating house located near the lake offering a wide array of boats on hire. Cycling by the side of lake is also worth experiencing. There are also a few shops located around the lake, selling various locally made items.

3. Emerald Lake
Located near the Emerald Village in the Nilgiri District, Emerald Lake lies in a place called as SIlent Valley. It is situated around 25 km away from Ooty. A beautiful lake offering an ideal place for picnic where you can relax and spend some quality time with your loved one. Tea plantation surrounding add on to the overall beauty of the lake. The view of sunrise and sunset from here is breathtaking and not to be missed.

4. Ooty Botanical Gardens
Maintained by the Horticultural Department of Tamil Nadu, Botanical Gardens of Ooty is undeniably one of the most popular places to see in Ooty. Spread over 55 acres of land, this garden is divided into five different sections such as Fern House, Lower Garden, Italian Garden, Conservatory and Nurseries. The flower show conducted here as a part of Ooty Summer festival is a major attraction. Another popular attraction of Botanical Garden is the Fossil Tree Trunk that is said to be around 20 million years old. The wide variety of plants here are worth exploring.

5. Deer Park
Located at a distance of 2 km from Ooty Lake, Deer Park is easily accessible by road. With its rich fauna along with varieties of deer such as Sambhar and the Chithal, Deer park makes up for an interesting visit, especially for wildlife enthusiasts. Equally rich is the variety of flora in this park. Spread across an area of 22 acres, this park was established in the year of 1986. It is one of the known wildlife sanctuaries of not only Tamil Nadu but of India presenting amazing opportunity to observe the wildlife and various animals from closer.

6. Doddabetta Peak
Located at an altitude of 2623 meters, Doddabetta Peak is the highest peak in the Nilgiris. At the junction of Western and Eastern Ghats, it is around 10 km away from Ooty. Covered by dense sholas, this peak is trekkers favourite point. The view fro the top of the peak is absolutely mesmerising, there is a telescope house at the peak with two telescopes presenting captivating view of the valley around. Rich flora and fauna here add on to the overall charm of Doddabetta Peak.

7. Kalhatty Waterfalls
About 13 km away from Ooty, on the Ooty-Mysore Road, Kalhatty Waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that you will see on an Ooty Tour. This waterfall can be reached via a trek of 2 mile from Kalahatti village. It is believed that great Hindu saint Agastya has once lived here. With its rich avian fauna, it is often visited by bird watchers as well. Its scenic beauty is sure to leave you spellbound.

8. Kamraj Sagar Dam
A popular place for picnics and film shooting, this dam is situated around 10 km from Ooty bus stand. Also known with the name of Sandynallah Reservoir, this dam offer peaceful environment with beautiful surrounding where tourists can spend some time at ease. Along with being a popular picnic spot, it is also visited by tourists for bird watching as well as for fishing. It is a popular site for researchers who come to study environment.

9. Mudumalai National Park
Connecting Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, on the Ooty Mysore route, Mudumalai National Park is another place to visit by Nature lovers when on their tour to Ooty. This national park boasts of many wild animals and rich avian fauna along with equally rich flora. It has also been declared as a tiger reserve as it is home to approximately 50 tigers. If interested one can also find accommodation as many guest houses are offered by the Forest Department at different location of the park.

10. Mukurthi National Park
A part of Nilgiri Bio reserve, Mukurthi National Park promises a memorable time to everyone amid its enthralling scenic beauty and rich nature. Spread across 80 sq.km, this national park has various streams and rivers flowing through it, which in turn add to the overall attraction of this place. Many animals and birds can be spotted around these sources of water. There are also a few watch towers located inside the national park. It is a popular site for trekking as well.

11. Needle View Hillpoint/Needle Rock View-point
Located about 8 km from Gudalur, Needle Rock view-point presents a mesmerizing 360 view of the surrounding valley and areas. Gudalur is around 51 km from Ooty. Also known as Soochimalai, it is also a popular spot for trekking. This view point got its name as its shape resembles a needle. The view of clouds meeting hills, crossing you as you stand watching them is sure to take your breath away.

12. Ooty Rose Garden
Rose Garden is another popular place to visit in Ooty. Maintained by Government of Tamil Nadu, this garden is spread across 4 hectares of land and proudly presents more than 20 thousand variety of roses. A well maintained garden, it also boasts of winning Garden of Excellence Award for South Asia from the World Federation of Rose Societies. The unparalleled beauty of roses promises a visual treat and an ideal backdrop for photography.

13. Ooty Toy Train
A part of Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Ooty Toy Train is a an integral part of every Ooty Tour. It runs from Mettupalayam to Ooty via Coonoor. The ride in this historical toy Train is unmatched to any other train ride; passing through lush green landscapes and breathtaking nilgiri mountains, this train runs on a track of 46 km. There are first class and second class coaches to choose from.

14. Tribal Research Center
Situated around 10 km away from Ooty, Tribal Research Center presents a glimpse into the live of indigenous people. Along with researching into the lives of tribal tribes of SOuth India, it also houses a well stocked library. It also a museum displaying artefacts. Easily accessible by road, this place is an ideal place to understand the lives of local people.

15. Parsons Valley Reservoir Ooty
As the name suggest Parson valley reservoir is located in Parson valley, which is spread over an area of 200 hectares at an altitude of 2,196 meters above sea level. Situated on the Ooty Mysore road, it can be reached via road. This hydel reservoir can be entered after getting a permission from the forest department. It is the primary source of water to the Nilgiri District. The view of the valley around the reservoir is worth travelling for.

16. Pykara Waterfalls
Situated on the Ooty Mysore road, this waterfall is around 20 km away from Ooty. Developed as a picnic spot, this place is ideal to come and relax while admiring the scenic beauty of the waterfall and greenery around. There is boat house and a restaurant can be found also near the waterfall, where you can enjoy snacks while the beauty of pristine streams of water mesmerises you. The surrounding area is also popular for Toda settlements.

17. St Stephens Church
Dating back to 19th century, St. Stephan Church is a place to visit in Ooty for its architectural beauty and religious importance. Although comparatively simpler, this church has beautiful interiors. The painted glass windows along with the painting of Last Supper is especially captivating. It is said that the timber used in the construction of thsi chruch was brought from Srinangapatna as well as from the Tipu Sultan Palace.

18. Ooty Stone House
The first bungalow which was built in Ooty is the Stone House. It was constructed by John Sullivan in 1822. Used to be called as Kal Bungalow by the locals, it was built on the land which was brought from the Toda people. Its an ancient architecture is worth seeing. Many tourists visit this place to have a glimpse of this bungalow.

19. Toda Huts Ooty
One of the most attractive and unique sightseeing places in Ooty are the Toda Huts. These are the residing place for the Toda people, one of the indigenous tribes of Ooty. The huts are made in the shape of a semi-barrel. These huts don’t have any windows and very low doors where one has to stoop and enter. While once you are inside the hut there is space to stand as well. This close-knit community of Toda people mostly depend on cattle herding and farming for living.

20. Wax World Ooty
Located at a distance of 2 km from center of the town, Wax World is definitely as place to see in Ooty. Many real-like statues of great Indian personalities have been displayed here. Some of the statues at this museum are of Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mother Teresa, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and many more. Replica of local people and their living styles has been been displayed here.

21. Wenlock Downs Ooty
Over 80 acres of lush green landscapes also housing Hindustan Photo Films Company presents vast spread of greenery and calm environment. A walk here, amid the soothing touch of nature and its calm surroundings with nothing but the sound of birds and leaves hustling as the wind passes by, is something that will make your Ooty tour complete. The sight of sheeps grazing and long stretch of eucalyptus trees is sure to mesmerise you.

For locals and tourists alike, there are umpteen number of things to do in Ooty that will keep you engaged and occupied throughout your trip. While you can always indulge yourself in the usual sightseeing and other must-visit attractions, there are a few out-of-the-box things that you shouldn’t miss at any cost.

Right from the soothing boat trips to experiencing the tribal life in Toda Huts, from learning about the tea making process to trying out homemade chocolates at the Main Bazaar to the several adventure activities such as trekking, camping, and hiking, this hill station has almost a bit of everything for all types of people.

Here is a list of some fun things to do in Ooty for all those who want to make the most of their trip and fill their Ooty tour with many once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

1. Enjoy a Fun Railway Ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train
2. Admire the Natural Beauty and Cascading Waterfalls at Dolphin’s Nose
3. Discover the Exotic Flavours of Tea at the Tea Museum
4. Walkthrough the Ooty Botanical Gardens
5. Take a Joyful Boat Ride at the Ooty Lake
6. Indulge Yourself in Photography at the Pykara Lake
7. Trek to the Doddabetta Peak
8. Spend a Day Chilling at the Emerald Lake
9. Experience a Spiritual Retreat at St. Stephen’s Church
10. Enjoy Safari at Mudumalai National Park
11. Visit the Pine Tree Forests to Recollect the Old Bollywood Movies Memories
12. Seek Blessings at Elk Hill Murugan Temple
13. Head to the Wax World Museum to Learn about Indian Personalities

About Kotagiri In Coonoor

Located in the Nilgiri Hills at an elevation of 1,793 metres, Kotagiri has its own distinct appeal among Coonoor tourist places. Kotagiri is located about an hour’s drive from Ooty and Coonoor – two of the most popular hill stations in Tamil Nadu.

Named after the local tribe of ‘Kota’ people, Kotagiri is located about 30 kilometres west of Ooty. A quieter and unassuming place than Ooty or Coonoor, this idyllic town is one of the hidden gems in Tamil Nadu. Kodanad tea estate is another popular attraction in the list of places to visit in Kotagiri. A popular spot for honeymooners, Kodanad view point provided jaw-dropping views of the valley below. One can see the Gajalahatti pass and paddy fields of Thengumarahaada basked in sunshine from this view point in Kotagiri.

The cone-shaped Rangaswamy Peak remains shrouded by the mist most of the time. This majestic peak, visible from Kodanad view point, is revered by local tribes of Nilgiri hills. The trek allows beautiful views of nearby villages and opportunities to explore tea estates in Kotagiri. Trekking in Longwood Shola Reserve Forest is a popular thing to do in Kotagiri. It’s a typical rainforest with tall canopy trees and medicinal plants. Visitors can spot animals like gaur and deer on the 2 kms. hike through the forest.

Pethakal Bungalow, Catherine Falls, Elk Falls, Kamatraya Temple, Bikkapathi Reserve are other worth-exploring places on a Kotagiri sightseeing tour. Explore the waterfalls, trek around the trails, and relax amidst nature, while you are looking for the best tourist places in Tamil Nadu, Kotagiri has a lot of things to offer all that you want!

Places To Visit In Kotagiri

1. Elk Falls
A sight of pure splendor, Elk Falls is situated about 7km from Kotagiri near Uyilathi Village on the main route to Mettupalayam. The surroundings of the falls are equally entrancing as the fall itself, with a European house lying near the spot glorifying the British architecture.

2. Longwood Shola
Longwood Shola is a place that offers tourists a wide spectrum of Kotagiri's wilderness in its full prime. A dense and a thick cover of evergreen forest, the place inhabits animals like flying fox and Indian Bison.

3. Catherine Falls
A beautiful sight to behold, Catherine Falls is 250 feet high waterfall flowing into the Kallar River. Located 8km from Kotagiri on the main Mettupalayam Road, the fall is named after a wife of a coffee planter of Kotagiri.

4. Rangasamy Peak and Pillar
Considered to be a sacred hill, Rangasamy Hill houses a holy shrine devoted to Lord Rangasamy. Situated a distance of 20 km from Kotagiri and standing at a height of 1785 m above the sea level, the peak serves as a sacred place to Irulas Tribe.

5. Kodanand View Point
A beautiful view awaits you here at Kodanand View Point which looks over a splendid sight of Rangaswamy Peak, Dolphin's Nose, Catherine Fall and Rangaswamy Pillar.

6. John Sullivan Memorial
John Sullivan Memorial is a place where you can witness the past of the town of Kotagiri established in the memory of John Sullivan, a British civil servant who recognized Ooty as a hill station.

Places to visit in and around Coonoor

1. Sim's Park
One of the best and most recommended places to visit when in Coonoor is Sim’s Park. It is more of a botanical garden having rich treasure of thousands of different and exotic species of flora and age-old trees that were brought from other parts of the country. The wide and diverse variety of plants and trees pull a huge number of botanists and nature enthusiasts to Sim’s Park every year during the annual fruit and vegetable festival that’s held in the month of May. The garden is also famous for some of its most exquisite variety of trees like the Rudraksh or beed tree, Cinnamomum (known for having aromatic oils in their leaves and bark) and Queensland karry pine, which is an ornamental tree. The Araucaria, Pine, Turpentine, Quercus, Phoenix, Magnolia, Tree ferns and Camellia are among other varieties found here.

2. Droog Fort
Another most popular tourist destinations around Coonoor is the Droog Fort which is of both historical and mythological importance. Located at around 15- 17 kilometres from Coonoor, the fort was an outpost built by Tipu Sultan in the 18th Century to guard his region. What remains of the outpost is just ruins with a single wall and the watchtower that gives a mesmerizing view of the surroundings of the hill station. As far as mythological legend goes, the place finds its association with Mahabharata to be the residence of the local demon named Bakasura. Hence, it is also called Bakasura Malai. The fort is a trekking point and can be reached by trekking down 4 kilometres from Nonsuch Tea Estate.

3. Dolphin’s Nose View point
Dolphin’s nose view point is a very famous tourist spot in Coonoor is a gigantic rock protruding outside the level surrounded by canyons on both sides with Catherine falls of Kotagiri at a point where it is clearly visible and is absolutely scenic from the top of the rock formation. One can also see beautiful sunrises and sunsets from here. It is also situated close to some other tourist destinations like the Tiger Hill, Catherine Falls, Lamb’s Rock and Kotagiri.

4. Lamb’s Rock
The place is named after Captain Lamb who intended to open a road to this place. If one intends to have views of Coimbatore plains and Nilgiri hills at one go, Lamb’s Rock is the best place to be. One can also trek to this place.

5. Law’s Falls
Situated inside the Coonoor forest range, Law’s Falls forms out of the Coonoor river near its intersection with Mettupalayam ghat route. The waterfall that is named after Colonel Law, falls from a height of 180 feet through multiple cascades to reach to the bottom. It is a major picnic spot for locals and finds huge footfall post monsoon. 

6. Wellington Golf Course
It is one of the oldest Golf Clubs in South India with a history that dates back to a little over 100 years, spread across an area of 69 acres of land is the headquarters of Madras Regimental Centre. Apart from its famous golf course and the brick cricket pavilion, there is a cricket pitch, a tennis court and a restaurant inside the premises. The golf course is also used for shooting films.

7. All Saints Church
All Saints Church is an English style Anglical protestant church built in 1854 adorning antique dark wood roofs and interiors with stained glass windows making it look like a perfect classical English countryside structure. The church houses a very old pipe organ. The place is very peaceful and is surrounded by Junipers and Pine trees. 

8. St. George’s Church
As opposed to the classic British architecture of All Saints Church, the St. George’s Church is a Gothic structure, designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau which is also referred to as ‘Cantonment Church’ due to the building style. Since the church was controlled by the military during the Raj era, it is also called as ‘Garrison Church’. The white marbled floor of the altar gives an elegant look to the interiors of the church which also has paintings of St. Michael, St. George and another painting of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

9. Ketti Valley
Ketti Valley is the second largest gorge in the world, surrounded by the blue mountains from all sides, and is the most recommended place to visit for all nature, photography and adventure enthusiasts. The valley is located on the Coonoor- Ooty road and can also be explored by taking the 25-minute toy train ride. The Ketti valley viewpoint gives you the most beautiful view of the Nilgiri hills being the most famous vantage point in Coonoor. The Todas and Badagas are the indigenous tribe that belong to the valley who take up to farming and cultivate both fruits and vegetables. The famous Pony Needles are manufactured here in Ketti. There is a Shiva Lingam Temple that is quite famous among the locals and is a must visit. Apart from this, there are several waterfalls one can see in the entire valley.

10. Hidden Valley
The most unexplored portion of Coonoor and true to its name is the Hidden Valley. It is accessible via trekking and is a treasure for trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing and adventure enthusiasts. The valley is located behind the Wellington Golf Course, near Sim’s Park. There are numerous water streams inside the valley and the hiking trail here is very scenic with diverse avian fauna. The hidden valley is also a birder’s paradise. The interesting fact about the Hidden Valley is that it surrounds entire Coonoor.

11. Rallia Dam
Located around 9 kilometres from Coonoor, on the Wellington road is another beautiful spot to visit in Coonoor at a quaint and peaceful end. It is the Rallia Dam that provides water to entire Coonoor. It can be accessed by trekking the last 1km stretch from the parking lot after an uphill drive. It is recommended to visit the dam either during sunrise or sunset as the views from top leave you in awe. One can also spot Malabar Squirrels and Indian Bisons within the premises of the dam area.

12. Highfield Tea Estate
Highfield Tea Estate, located at around 2 kilometres northeast of Upper Coonoor, is a 50-year-old tea factory where the aroma of freshly brewed tea of exquisite varieties is in the wind the entire time. The tours to the tea estate are designed around being study tours for tea lovers where they get to witness the tea processing sessions. The estate is surrounded by eucalyptus trees and hence, there is a special tour for learning extraction of oil from the eucalyptus.

The Queen of Hill Stations has a lot more for its avid travelers. So, if you wish to explore it all, you can plan a long getaway to Ooty with Conoor & Kotagiri to create some unforgettable memories in your life.

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