Can you imagine a better place to start the celebration of a life-long romantic journey with your special someone than the beautiful Ooty? Immerse in the beauty of the undulating landscape and discover the vistas hidden in the panoramic Nilgiri Mountains. As the mist rises, you will get a bird’s eye view of the endless tea plantations, meadows and vegetable fields. The clean and soothing smells of the greenery and rows of flower beds will relax your senses and help you get started on your wonderful relationship.

We have created a list of the top 11 places in Ooty for honeymoon couples. Let’s take a look at some of the popular places, so you can choose the places that you want to visit during your honeymoon trip to Ooty.

  1. Botanical Garden
  2. Boat House
  3. Ooty Train
  4. Pykara Lake and Waterfalls
  5. Crest Valley
  6. Emerald Lake
  7. Dolphin Nose
  8. Mudumalai
  9. Shooting Spot
  10. Doddabetta

Botanical Garden

No honeymoon trip to Ooty is complete without a visit to the Botanical Gardens. Take a leisurely walk around the 55-hectacre garden. Plenty of lovely spots to capture photos and selfies. Relax on the lawn after visiting all the parts of the Garden.

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It can be tempting to cuddle up by a fireplace and just spend quality time together! But, we suggest visiting some of the beautiful sightseeing places in and around Ooty. Don’t sweat about the details. We offer personalized tours around Ooty specially organized as per your preferences and tastes.

Boat House

A great place to have lots of fun and spend quality time with your partner. Book a paddle boat for two and enjoy paddling in the lake for an hour or so. They do have motorboats, but the boat rides are usually only for 15 to 20 minutes. So, if you don’t want the exercise of paddling, book a motor boat ride and then spend some quality time sitting on the lawn near the lake or enjoy a cycle ride with your partner.

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Ooty Train

Take a step back into the romantic past with a ride in the historic train. If you are planning to come to Ooty by train, then you can take the Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Metupallayam to Ooty. However, if you have planned to take a road drive, make sure you plan a train trip between Ooty and Coonoor when you’re here. The train runs on all days of the week. Let us know in advance if you want to travel in this heritage train, and we can help you with the ticket booking.

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Pykara Lake and Water falls

Pykara is a small village in the Niligiris that gets its name from the Pykara River that flows through it. If you loved the boating at the Ooty Lake, then you can come here for more such fun. The lake is set in a serene environment and is surrounded by lush meadows.


Crest Valley

Crest Valley is a private camping site that is located in the Avalanche Valley. In Crest Valley, you get to sleep in tents, stay out near the bonfire and stargaze. They organize lots of fun and interesting activities that’ll make your honeymoon trip a memorable experience.

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Emerald Lake

Located a little away from the town, Emerald Lake is the perfect spot for a romantic rendezvous. Surrounded by eucalyptus trees, lush meadows and pretty wild flowers, the lake is beauty at its best. Enjoy the serenity and gorgeous scenery here.

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Dolphin Nose

Located in Coonoor, this view point gives you a stunning view of the Catherine waterfalls, valley filled with tea gardens and the beauty of the Blue Mountains. A great place for honeymoon couples.

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The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a tiger reserve forest situated in the Western Ghat Mountains close to Ooty. Go on forest safari in a jeep and get close view of the wildlife. Plan your trip such that you get to see the elephant feeding in the morning or the evening.

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Shooting Spot

This place is known as the Shooting Spot as a lot of film shooting takes places here. It is also known as 6th mile or 9th mile. When you visit the Shooting Spot, you can explore the Pine forests and visit the Kamaraj Sagar Dam nearby.

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Capture the essence of the Nilgiri Mountains in its whole at the highest point in Ooty – Doddabetta Peak, which is 2623 meters high. Great spot for some memorable photographs.  Go up to the telescope house to view the surrounding areas through the lens. If you are feeling adventurous, explore the woods as you walk back to the foothill.

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1. Which is the best time to visit Ooty?

The best time to visit this hill station is between March and May. You can also visit during the second season which is in September – October. However, if you are not deterred by rains or cold, then you can visit Ooty any time of the year.

2. How many days do we need to visit all the places in Niligiris?

You can visit the popular places in and around Ooty in two days. However, if you want to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, we suggest a 4 to 5 days trip.

3. What to pack for honeymoon trip to Ooty?

When it comes to clothes, pack warm outerwear including sweaters, jerkins or scarves. Also, make sure you carry an umbrella or rain coat as it may rain any time in the hills. Get comfy lightweight clothes and comfortable shoes as you may need to walk in many sightseeing spots.

4. Can we travel to Ooty at night?

If you are planning to drive to Ooty, then it would be preferable to plan such that you reach Ooty by evening. Sometimes, the roads may be closed due to safety reasons. Always check the status before you plan the drive.

5. What is famous for shopping in Ooty?

Most tourists to Ooty love the homemade chocolates from here. You can also buy the famous flavored teas, marshmallows and fresh vegetables and fruits from here.

6. Is there nightlife in Ooty?

Most restaurants and cafes in Ooty close around ten pm. However, if you want a special celebration, we can arrange for night camping with bonfire. Contact us to know more.

7. Do shops in Ooty accept card or mobile payments?

Yes, most commercial places in Ooty accept cards and mobile payments. Even otherwise, there are many ATM vending machines in the town where you can withdraw cash, if needed.