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Why is Ooty the best place to visit with your soulmate

Why is Ooty the best place to visit with your soulmate

By Sohini Chaudhary

07 Mar, 2023

Are you and your special someone travelling to Ooty? Ooty is the ideal location if you want to experience romance in the arms of nature because of its lush rolling hills, flowing waterfalls, calm lakes, and beautiful landscapes, along with its breathtaking weather. Just be sure to put these stunning locations on your schedule if you want to have the most dreamy romantic holiday.

Discover Ooty's picturesque natural beauty

Discover Ooty's picturesque natural beauty

Ooty Lake

The Ooty lake is one of the most picturesque lakes you’ll see in India. It is the exact location where several scenes from the film Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani were filmed, and it is bordered by tall Eucalyptus trees against the alluring Nilgiri Mountain Ranges. A favourite with tourists and residents alike, you’ll appreciate the romantic strolls along its gorgeous shoreline.

Activities: Take a romantic boat ride around the lake with your significant other, or hire a bike and ride around the lake early in the morning to make your trip even more memorable.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Ooty's serene lake surrounded by greenery

Ooty's serene lake surrounded by greenery (Picture Source: Thrillophilia)

Doddabetta Peak

The highest vantage point in Ooty is Doddabetta Peak, which rises to a height of 8,650 feet within the serene Nilgiri Hills. The breathtaking views of the mist-covered valleys and verdant grasslands that you'll experience from this location are a sight to behold. You'll be surrounded by lush green trees.

Activities: Take your partner trekking on a variety of trails. For some amazing vistas and photo opportunities, stop by the Telescope House and Tea Factory Museum.

Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The picturesque vista of Doddabetta Peak

The picturesque vista of Doddabetta Peak (Picture Source: Expedia)

Mudumalai National Park

This tiger reserve, which is about an hour and a half from Ooty and is tucked away on the western side of the Niligiri Hills, is a must-see if you want to inject some excitement into your romantic getaway. Plan a day excursion to this park, which is home to numerous rare animal and bird species, for a revitalizing blend of romance and adventure amidst nature.

Activities: Book a jungle safari and drive through the deep woodlands in search of unique animals and birds. Add to your experience by going on an overnight camping trip or having a memorable homestay or stay in a tree house near the park. What's more romantic than that?

Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Observe wildlife in Muddumalai National Park

Observe wildlife in Muddumalai National Park (Picture Soucre: Ooty Tourism) 

Avalanche Lake

The lake, which was created as a result of a significant landslide, is today one of Ooty's busiest tourist destinations. Here, you may admire nature's pristine beauty while spending quality time with your significant other. Imagine zigzagging paths and flowery meadows, all against a backdrop of impressive mountains. This is as romantic as it gets, we promise!

Activities: Go trout fishing, explore the surrounding nature paths, and have a spectacular rafting trip across the lake's quiet, clear waters. What else? Additionally, you can camp out overnight by the lake under a starry sky. 

Hours: Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Serene evening at Avalanche lake's scenery

Serene evening at Avalanche lake's scenery (Picture Source: Ooty Tourism)

Catherine Falls

This double-cascaded waterfall, which plunges from a height of around 250 feet, provides some exceptional and magnificent views that are unique to the city. A nice visual treat, the views of the surrounding hills and the gushing waterfall are hidden in Kotagiri, around an hour's drive from Kotagiri.

Activities: Take a picturesque drive around the falls, go to the Dolphin's Nose overlook for the greatest views, or head off to discover Elk Falls or Uyilatty Falls, two adjacent waterfalls.

Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Catherine waterfall's stunning views to explore

Catherine waterfall's stunning views to explore (Picture Source: Tamil Nadu Tourism)

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden must be included in any list of the top romantic attractions in Ooty. The location is appropriate for this list due to its distinctive collection of trees, ferns, and flowers. You might go with your significant other to the Botanical Garden and stroll through the area. Here, more than 600 different flower species are grown. This is a naturalist's paradise, and chances are that your significant other will adore it here. Spend some time here, at one of Ooty's most romantic locations, admiring the beauty.

Activities: Take a romantic nature stroll, take pictures, tour, and visit a plant and flower show.

Hours: Daily from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm

botonical garden

Explore the beautiful Botanical Garden (Picture Source: Conde Nast Traveler)

Emerald Dam

Imagine being in a location where breathtaking vistas, lush greenery, forests, and more are all around you. Ooty, one of the best spots in South India for a honeymoon, features several unique locations, such as the magnificent Emerald Dam and lake. This location will be heaven if you travel there for a honeymoon during the rainy season. The entire area will spring to life and the lake will be overflowing with water. There is no doubt that the sunsets are simply stunning from the dam, which is one of the nicest spots in this hill town.

Activities: Take in the scenery, stroll, indulge in photography, and watch the sunset.

Hours: Daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Emerald Dam: A picturesque beauty to behold

Emerald Dam: A picturesque beauty to behold (Picture Source: Trip Advisor)


One of Ooty's most romantic locations for a honeymoon, Glenmorgan is suitable for newlywed couples. This is an unmissable location for honeymooning couples, with breathtaking beauty permeating the entire hamlet. This village, which is tucked away on the outskirts of Ooty, has everything you could possibly want to set the tone for your honeymoon. Sparkling lakes, gorgeous locations, eucalyptus woods, and many other things can be found in this breathtaking location to make your honeymoon vacation to Ooty fantastic. Therefore, Glenmorgan is a destination you shouldn't miss if you're hoping for a blissful or unforgettable honeymoon.

Activities: Sightseeing, enjoying the serenity, trekking

Hours: 24 x 7 

Discover Glenmorgan's natural splendor

Discover Glenmorgan's natural splendor (Picture Source: Thrillophilia)

Staying at The Hosteller Ooty

With an extremely beautiful and earthy vibe, The Hosteller Ooty is a heritage hostel that is more than 100 years old and will take you back to another century. Ready to time travel with us?

The Hosteller Ooty is a hostel that offers a peaceful and serene escape from city life. Surrounded by nature and a cottage-themed atmosphere, it provides amenities such as a massive outdoor area for games and yoga, vintage furniture, and a roaring bonfire for shared travel experiences. Guests can de-stress with beautiful green views and a peaceful ambience, and the hostel's close proximity to Ooty's top attractions allows for a balance of exploring and relaxation. Book your stay at The Hosteller Ooty for a unique and rejuvenating experience.

The facade view of The Hosteller Ooty

The facade view of The Hosteller Ooty

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