Ooty Off-beat Itinerary

Mode of Transport: Today’s plan includes sites and attractions that are beyond the town limit. Depending on public transport will consume time unnecessarily. It’s better to book a cab for round trip to cover all the tourist spots.

Jungle Safari

07:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is 50 km from Ooty

A massive ecological park which is shared between Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka and Mudumalia National Park is the area that is under Tamil Nadu state. The jungle is protected to conserve endangered species of flora and fauna. It has been declared as a tiger reserve as well. You can choose from jeep, bus and elephant safaris as per your requirement. For more information visit https://www.mudumalaitigerreserve.com/

Time duration: 2 – 3 hours.

If you love adventure, your next spot should be Needle View Point, 8 km from Gudalur town.

The place is often used for shooting scenes for regional movies. To reach the view point, you have to trek close to 500 meters of rough terrain. The 360 degree view of the green covered Nilgiri Mountains take your breath away. If traveling with elderly people, it is better not to skip this.

Time duration: 45 – 1 hour.

You can look to satisfy your hunger in Gudalur or can have your lunch at Pykara.

Also read: Coonoor Itinerary

Man-made Natural Attractions

02:00 PM – 06:00 PM

30 km from Gudalur is the Pykara Village

The village has two main attractions for the tourists. One is the lake which is actually a reservoir of the Pykara Power Station and the other is the waterfall, located at the downstream of the power station.

Boating on the Pykara Lake can be enjoyed with motorboats and speedboats.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Next spot will be the Wenlock Downs. 7 km from Pykara

This place is popular for shooting song sequence for Bollywood movies. The area is a sprawling grassland presenting with a scenic panoramic views of natural vegetation.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Day’s sightseeing ends at Pine Forest Shooting Spot

Another famous location for film shooting. Many blockbuster films of 1990s have a sequence that had been shot at this very location. The place is different from the other attractions. Walking through the pine forest is quite a unique experience in itself.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

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