Sightseeing activities would be an excellent opportunity for guests to venture out
of the property of United-21 Paradise and explore various attractions nearby. There
are many places to visit in Ooty, such as, lakes, gardens and forest regions that
are located outside the resort's property. All these attractions are worth visiting
and would add more fun to this exciting trip.
Around United-21 Paradise, Ooty
The beautiful lake constitutes the fore bay for the Pykara Power house which is
the highest plant so far installed in the whole of Asia and is situated at a height
of 938.78 meters. It also accommodates a wonderful boathouse offering a variety
of boats maintained at the Pykara Dam by the TTDC.
Pykara is the largest river in the District. It rises at Mukurthi peak to pass through
a hilly tract, generally keeping to North and turns to West after reaching the Plateau's
edge. It gets down majestically in a series of cascades; and the last two falls
of 55 meters and 61 meters are known as Pykara falls.
Wenlock Downs, a vast Expanse of grassy meadows on the way to Ooty, is a favorite
picnic location. It is very popular among the movie makers of this country and is
also called as "Shooting Point".
This area is a small downhill like region where pine trees are arranged in an orderly
fashion opening up to a beautiful green lake. Truly, this amazing sight leaves one
Spread over 22 acres of flourishing well-maintained green lawns, the Botanical Gardens
boasts of rare tree species, a 20 million year old fossil tree, an Italian style
garden bordering, a fern house and much more.
Laid on 10 acres of land housing terraces with rose tunnels, pergolas and bowers
with rose creepers, Rose Garden has the largest collection of roses in the country
(around 3000 varieties) assembled from different sources. It is also among the 15
rose gardens in the world to be bestowed with the title of "Garden of Excellence"
by the World Federation of Rose Societies.
One of the main attractions in Ooty, this man-made lake covering an area of over
65 acres is also a boating hub. Other attractions include horse rides and mini train.
Situated at 2623 meters above sea level, at the junction of the Eastern and Western
Ghats and surrounded by dense sholas, Doddabetta is the highest peak in South India.
Another major attraction here is the telescope house which can broaden your sight
even beyond the whole of the district.
Frog hill view point
It is 14 kms. from Gudalur on the way to Udhagamandalam/ Gudalur road. From here
one can see gigantic Frog shape of a hill view.
Needle Rock is 8 kms. on the Ooty Gudalur road. Here, the view point gives you a
360 degree view. The sunset from here on clear days is guaranteed to take your breath
away. A panoramic view of the Mudumalai Wild life Sanctuary and Gudalur town far
below is a visual treat from this view point.
Mudumalai wild life sanctuary and tiger reserve
The first sanctuary to be set up in India and a part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National
Park, Mudumalai is situated in an elevation of 1140 meters and houses a variety
of habitats and wildlife like elephants, gaur, barking deer, porcupine and many
more. An elephant ride apart from a vehicle safari is the different means to explore
the jungle. The Thoppakadu Elephant Camp is also an attraction.
Visit and Experience the romantic vintage train ride. You can enjoy an unwinding
and relaxing trip through the greens of The Nilgiris. Vintage train offers an unmatched
experience of train journey just like old times. One of the UNESCO's world heritage
sites, Ooty station was constructed by the British who came to explore these hills
in the early 1800s.