Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train
The century-old Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and taking a ride in it is one of the fun things to do in Ooty. This 46 km toy train journeys through the picturesque valley, amazing tunnels, steep curves, beautiful bridges and the lush green Nilgiris Mountain to reach Ooty from Mettupalayam.
Average cost: INR 100
The Government Botanical Garden in Ooty is a massive garden spread across 55 hectares and the various flowers here are a delight to the eyes. It has over 650 species of flowers and trees and visiting it is one of the top 10 things to do in Ooty for nature enthusiasts.
Timings: 8.30 AM to 6.30 PM
Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint is a picturesque tourist spot situated 1550 meters above sea level. It’s an ecstasy to drive to Dolphin’s nose viewpoint through hairpin bends, tea plantations, and Catherine Falls. If you are looking for some things to do in Ooty and Conoor, visiting the Dolphin’s Nose should definitely be on your list.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The museum enlightens you about the Origin of World Tea and evolution of tea in the Nilgiris. Surrounded by lush green tea plantations, the museum has a souvenir shop where you can shop for a wide variety of tea leaves, teacups, plates etc. This is among the best things to do in Ooty in August as the tea plantations look fresh and green then.
Location: Doddabetta Road
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM
Entry fee: INR 250 per person
Wax World Museum
The Wax World Museum in Ooty is located at the 130 year old Colonial Mansion, close to the Ooty Lake. The wax museum houses a number of look-alike wax statues of personalities from Indian history. If you are wondering what to do in Ooty with kids, the wax museum will never let your expectations down.
Location: Kothagiri Road
Timings: 9.00 AM to 8.00 PM
Entry fee: INR 20 per person
Main Bazaar is the flea market Where people throng in to buy various types of tea and coffee paintings, handicrafts, and imitation jewelry. But their signature item is the homemade chocolates. There are a lot of eateries around the market and an evening stroll around the Main Bazaar is among the perfect things to do in Ooty in December.