Ooty: Ooty well famous as the “Queen of hill stations” is the capital of Nilgiris district. Ooty is one of the most popular tourist resorts and picturesque picnic spots in India and situated at an altitude of 2240 mt. Earlier it was used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. An added attraction for the tourists to Ooty is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.
Botanical Garden: The Government Botanical Garden, Udhagamandalm was established in 1848. The Gardens have around a thousand species, both exotic and indigenous, of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants. In the centre of the Gardens lie a fossilized tree trunk estimated to be 20 million years old.
Ooty Lake: it is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824. The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake is surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus trees with a railway line running along one shore. During the summer season in May, boat races and boat pageantry are organised for two days.
Doddabetta peak: It is the second highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills, at 2637 metres (8650 feet), after Anamudi. There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is a popular tourist attraction with road access to the summit.
Hindustan photo films factory – The HPF is not a usual fascinating tourist spot in Ooty but in fact is an industrial unit situated at a distance of about 5 km from the popular Ooty Railway Station. The Hindustan Photo Films covers an area of 300 acres and is known for manufacturing a number of film products.