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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Point of Interest
“Edakkal is the only known place in India with Stone age carvings. The place is 16.6 Km from Kalpetta. The caves shows the nature's skill and philosophy on Architecture. It is 1200m above the sea level on Ambukutty Mala. The caves are famous for it's pictorial paintings. Hence it became another tourist hotspot in Wayanad district. You have to trek through the Ambukutty Mala- 35 to 40 minute trek Visiting Time : 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Entry fee: 20 per person for Indians : 40 rupees per person for Foreign Still Camera: 25 rupees Video Camera: 100 rupees Jeep shuttle is also available, but I am not sure about the price. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“An extremely pretty botanical garden - a rare but beautiful sight in the region - was developed back in 1874 by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray. There is an annual fruit and vegetable show that is held in the park that is well attended. An excellent and delightful treasure trove of some of the most exquisite plant species in the world, the Sim's Park is an outstanding sightseeing destination in Coonoor that boasts of being home to over one thousand different species of flora. All of these different plants and trees are scattered all across the park, and a walk through the lush greenery and colourful, vibrant flowers provides refreshment, inner peace and tranquillity, not to forget the unique and beautiful views. The Sim's Park is located in Coonoor in the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu, on the northern side of the Coonoor Railway Station, and its easy accessibility is just one of the many features of this breathtaking beauty. The park is spread over an area of 12 hectares, and is divided into different sections, with the one with the Sholas and the widening footpaths being the most loved and cherished one. This unusual park-cum-botanical garden houses beautiful terraces with colourful flowers, lawns and rockeries, which enthral botanists from all across the globe. Besides, the park also houses rare trees of extreme importance, and it is also famous for the annual fruit and vegetable show that takes place here every year in May. The Sim's Park is visited by thousands of guests from near and far each year, and this lovely attraction is, without doubt, one of the best places to visit in Coonoor.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Mountains at 2,637 metres. There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, India. It is a popular tourist attraction with road access to the summit. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A scenic view point on the way to Dolphin's nose, Amazing views & close to nature”
  • 2 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“after 9 in the morning and before 5 in the evening is the best time to see the view”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located in Kotagiri, The Nilgiris District, Tamil nadu and it is also a major tourist spot in Kotagiri, located on the Mettupalayam road branching off at Aravenu. The upper fall drops to the floor, and is the second highest in the Nilgiri mountains. The waters from the upper stream of the Kallar river are crossed by the invisible Mettupalyam-Ooty road beyond the mountains in the south-west. The height of water falls is about 250 ft.Catherine Falls is named after the wife of M.D. Cockburn, believed to have introduced the coffee plantation to Kotagiri. The native name of the Catherine Falls is Geddhehaada Halla, meaning "Foothills Dale River". It can clearly been seen from the top of Dolphin's Nose if seeing the entire waterfall as one total impression is what you are looking for. It is also possible to take a road to the top of the falls.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Garden
“ The botanical Gardens of Ooty are one of the most sought after and famous tourist destinations in the whole of India. It is located on the hillock of Ooty which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“200-square-mile wildlife sanctuary & national park open since 1940 and known for its tiger reserve.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Second largest wildlife sanctuary in Kerala, home to large wild animals such as Indian Bison, elephant, deer and tiger, distance of 24 kms from Meenagadi town. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good ambience and lovely selection of Global Cuisine. Great coffee and desserts”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a lake where you can go boating. Rent the cycles and drive around the place.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“At a distance of 26 kilometres from Ooty, the Avalanche Lake in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu is a famous tourist spot. Especially renowned among nature enthusiasts and photographers, the Avalanche Lake is counted as one of the star attractions that Ooty houses. The lake is set amidst a captivating landscape which is filled with lovely flowers. The waterfalls that fall down the nearby mountains further add to the beauty of the place. It is believed that Avalanche Lake derives its name from the landslide that occurred in the year 1823 in the area, as a result of which the lake was naturally formed. This name is, however, a misnomer as is evident in the fact that the lake was created as a result of a landslide, and not an avalanche. Once you are at Avalanche Lake, you can enjoy mountain trekking, rafting and trout fishing. Tourists can also choose from horse riding, rappelling and open jeep driving at the lake. All in all, the enchanting views of the Lake, coupled with the host of fun-filled activities offered here, attracts tourists from all over the world to visit this marvellous place and to be awestruck by its sheer simplicity, elegance and grace.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“With tables on the veranda of a beautifully revamped 19th-century bungalow, La Belle Vie has guests driving miles for its flavour-popping European-Indian food. Gazing out over the Nilgiris beyond a lovely lawn full of flower gardens, it's arguably Coonoor's most perfectly positioned restaurant.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Kerala Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Lake
“Ooty Lake lies at a distance of approximately 2 km from Ooty city in the district Nilgiris. The beautiful lake is spread over an area of 65 acres, and its foundation was laid down by John Sullivan who was the collector of Coimbatore in 1824. The Lake is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees and greenery all around. One can also spot numerous streams coming out through the hills. This is a perfect place to capture for people who are genuinely interested in photography. The lake is filled with beautiful water birds with the exotic Nilgiri mountain ranges in the background.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“The Longwood Shola is one of the most amazing dense wooded forests in Kotagiri. This isolated tropical evergreen forest is located about 3 Kms from the main town of Kotagiri. The Longwood Shola forest still remains isolated from the crowd and urbanization of other regions in Kotagiri or Nilgiri District. It is well known for its tropical evergreen forest which is inhabited by the Indian bison and flying fox. It’s a very peaceful and quiet environment and is home to the rarely wildlife species including a rich growth of a variety of flora species as well. It is also a great place for bird watchers. The Longwood Shola is also the source of pure sparkling water for the locals living there”
  • 2 locals recommend