Winter in Ooty: You got to have this to-do list

Ooty is the “Queen of Hill-Stations” and south India’s most popular holiday destination. It is the perfect gateway from the hustle and bustle of city life. From Stone House to Botanical Garden and Ooty Lake to Nilgiri Mountain Railway, the vintage feel is still alive there. So, if you are looking to spend your holidays in one of the best hill stations of India, Ooty should be your first pick. It offers accommodation options ranging from hill resorts to 5 star hotels in Ooty for you and your family.

It is a place where you would never get bored of, no matter how many times you go. Here is a list of things that you must do while in Ooty.

Boating at Pykara Lake

Pykara Lake is the most popular gateway, which is located between the lush green valleys. It is known for its boat house, which is near the Pykara falls and Dam. The Boat house also includes a restaurant and a rest house, where you can relax. So must visit this place and enjoy boating at a reasonable price.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is fun and the best way to experience the hilly terrains of this alluring place. You can hire a horse from the lakeside and take a short ride around the Ooty Lake or visit the beautiful countryside in and around the town on the horse back.


The Nilgris are a trekker’s paradise. A trek can be full of thrill, adventure and a way to enjoy nature in all its beauty and grandeur. If you are a wildlife enthusiast or love the mountains, then you can head for the long trek through some of the prettiest and pristine parts of Nilgris.


Your trip to Ooty is incomplete without shopping and eating. If you want to buy some gifts for your loved ones then stop by at stores and shopping malls. Main Bazaar is the primary shopping hub of Ooty, where you can buy embroidered toda shawls, toda silver jewellery and other local made handicraft items.

Eating Out in Ooty

There are numerous options for eating out in Ooty. The restaurants in and around Ooty mostly offer South Indian Food, but some of them serve North Indian dishes too. Also try some Ooty’s famous buns, cakes, varks, baked items and fruit and nut chocolates.

Where to stay in Ooty?

Turns to be a challenge while planning your most awaited journey to the divine land. To experience the peace & serenity of this beautiful place, book WelcomHeritage Ferrnhills Royale Palace— a Legend Hotel in Ooty. Being one of the best hotels in Ooty, this hotel offers deluxe to luxury range of accommodation facilities to let you experience the authentic Himalayan holiday feeling.