One Day Ooty Local Sightseeing Trip by Cab

1 Day Ooty Local Sightseeing Trip by Car
1 Day Ooty Local Sightseeing Trip by Car (courtesy: vaibhavbose)

The dreamy destination of Ooty is regarded as Queen of the Hills owing to its unique charm and serenity. Surrounded by the blue-hued Nilgiri Mountains, this small hill town boasts of rolling hills blanketed with green plantations and surrounded by hanging clouds. 

The charming bungalows and the laid-back streets blend beautifully with the pristine lakes, high peaks, and lush valleys. Situated at a height of 2240 meters, it is a notable tourist destination in India, also attracting foreigners.

For those of you planning to visit Ooty for a day, you would be amazed at the array of things to explore and enjoy. On your one day Ooty local sightseeing tour, you can book a private cab to indulge in some of the best sightseeing and fun activities in Ooty, including shopping and eating. Whether you are in a group, with family, or with a partner, you can thoroughly cherish the beauty of Ooty in just a day.

On a one-day Ooty local sightseeing tour by private cab, you can explore wonderful sights and experience the true essence of this majestic hill station. In addition to being affordable, the trip will be convenient and stress-free especially when traveling with kids and senior citizens.

Quick Menu

Highlights of Ooty City Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Ooty Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Ooty Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Doddabetta Peak, Tea Estate View Point, Botanical Garden, Rose Garden, Thread Garden, Ooty Lake and Honeymoon Boat House.

Book your 1 Day Ooty City Tour Package!

Following are the car rental companies that are organizing this private tour, select your preferred vendor from the list, check availability and book your tour!

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Package Price for 1 Day Ooty Local Sightseeing by Cab

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.2,399/-
Indigo / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.2,599/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.2,999/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.4,599/-

Package Inclusions

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Ooty
  • Cab for Ooty sightseeing as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Batta

Package Exclusions

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Ooty
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation in Ooty
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Ooty Sightseeing Tour

What to expect with Ooty Sightseeing Tour by Private Car

Your Ooty sightseeing tour will start early in the morning so that you have ample time for sightseeing and relaxation. Our cab will pick you up from the designated location or your accommodation and drive you to Doddabetta Peak. You can enjoy the sunrise and panoramic views of the hill station from the peak.

Next, we will head to Tea Estate View Point to enjoy the scenic views and click pictures. Our next stop will be at the Botanical Garden where you can explore the local flora and marvel at the wide variety of plant species being maintained there. Rose Garden will be our next spot on this Ooty sightseeing trip by private taxi where you can treat your senses to the widest variety of roses.

After visiting these natural gardens we will head to a man-made garden, the Thread Garden to explore plants and flowers made of thread. We will wind up the day at the Ooty Lake and Honeymoon Boat House, where you can relax in the lap of nature before returning to your place of stay

Itinerary of Ooty Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Ooty at 9:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Doddabetta Peak50 minutes
2Tea Estate View Point30 minutes
3Ooty Botanical Garden40 minutes
4Thread Garden30 minutes
5Ooty Rose Garden50 minutes
6Ooty Lake50 minutes
7Honeymoon Boat House40 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Ooty by 5:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the Ooty tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Ooty local sightseeing tour by private car.


Places to Visit in Ooty in 1 Day

1. Doddabetta Peak

View from Doddabetta Peak with Ooty Sightseeing Tour by Cab

The highest hill in the hill station, Doddabetta Peak is a popular tourist attraction in Ooty. The name translates to Big Mountain and from the height of 2637 m you can enjoy panoramic views of both the Eastern and Western Ghats. You can also witness magnificent views of the sunrise and sunset. 

The peak is surrounded by sub-alpine shrubs and a reserve forest. Through the telescope at the Telescope House, maintained by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation, you can gaze at the distant Chamundi Hills, the countryside below, and the mystical landscapes.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Marvel at the natural charm of Ooty.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free for persons below 5 years, INR 6 per person above 5 years, INR 10 for still cameras, and INR 50 for video cameras.

2. Tea Estate View Point

Visit Tea Estate View Point with Ooty City Tour by Cab

From Doddabetta it will take 10-15 minutes to reach the Tea Estate View Point. Perched at an altitude of 1839 meters, it offers the most astounding views of the tea plantations of Ooty. 

The tea factory near the viewpoint is open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM where you can witness the process of tea manufacturing from crushing tea leaves to drying and packing. You can learn about the history of tea at the Tea Museum. At the tea shop on the premises, you can buy some freshly processed aromatic tea. It comes in a variety of flavors like cardamom ginger, mint, and masala. You can even buy chocolates from the chocolate shop.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the tea estate and tour the tea factory.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

3. Ooty Botanical Garden

Visit Ooty Botanical Garden with Ooty City Tour by Taxi

Only a 4-km drive from the Tea Factory, the Botanical Garden is an awesome terrace-styled garden. It dates back to the mid-1800s when Ooty was under colonial rule. Sprawling over 55 acres, it features myriad flowering plants like Dahlia and Salvia. 

The map of the Indian Union was created with various plants which add to the charm of the garden. You can also witness exotic plants like ferns, bonsai, and cactuses alongside rare and ornamental trees and plants. Explore the Tibetan Market and the Assembly Theater nearby.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Stroll through the flower beds to witness flowers in every possible shade and hue.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 per person for adults, INR 15 per person for kids, INR 50 for still cameras, and INR 100 for video cameras.

4. Ooty Rose Garden

Visit Ooty Rose Garden with Ooty City Tour by Car

The splendid Rose Garden in Ooty was established in 1995 to commemorate the Centenary Flower Festival. You can discover the largest collection of more than 2000 varieties of roses in this garden. Spanning over 10 acres across the slopes of Elk Hills, this well-maintained garden stands at a height of 2200 meters. 

Laid over 5 terraces, its special attractions are the arches, umbrellas, pergolas, rose tunnels, and bowers. You can observe hybrid tea roses, ramblers, miniature roses, Yakimour, Polyanthus, and Floribunda among the wide variety of flowers present in the garden. In 2006, the garden was awarded the Garden of Excellence Award by the World Federation of Rose Societies.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Treat your senses to the widest variety of roses.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 per person for adults, INR 15 per person for kids, INR 50 for still cameras, and INR 100 for video cameras.

5. Thread Garden

Visit Thread Garden with Ooty City Tour by Cab

Thread Garden in Ooty is a well-known tourist spot due to its exquisite collection of thread-made plants and flowers. Along with skilled artists, Mr. Antony Joseph used the ‘Four-Dimensional Handwoven Embroidery’ technique to create this masterpiece. It took the team 12 years to finish this exclusively handmade garden. 

A must-visit place on your one Ooty local sightseeing tour by car, this little garden stands opposite Ooty lake and Boathouse. You will be mesmerized by the flawless designs and over 150 types of human-made flowers. Tour with a guide, and learn better about its history. You can also buy some pieces at the counter near the exit.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the beauty of handmade flowers
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 per person for adults, INR 15 per person for kids (from 5 to 15 years), INR 50 for still cameras, and INR 100 for video cameras.

6. Ooty Lake and Honeymoon Boat House

Visit Ooty Lake with Ooty Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

The famous Ooty Lake also qualifies as one of the most interesting tourist spots in the hill station. The stunning lake lies in the green hills of the Nilgiri district. Outlined by Eucalyptus trees it spreads over 65 acres. It is also an exclusive honeymoon retreat for the newlyweds since it is a secluded gateway abundant with natural beauty. 

You can take the boat ride on a paddle boat, motor boat, or rowing boat. For a relaxing time in the lap of nature, you can meander through the paved walkway around the lake. You can also watch the beautiful water birds with the blue Nilgiri mountains as the backdrop.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Rejuvenate amidst nature and enjoy the sunset.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 30 per person for adults

Things to Do on your Ooty Sightseeing Tour

Things to do in Ooty on One Day Sightseeing Tour by Private Cab
Things to do in Ooty on One Day Sightseeing Tour by Private Cab (courtesy: fayizmusthafa)

The bustling city life is a distant memory when you find yourself rejuvenating in Ooty. The town nestled at the foot of Nilgiri Hills offers all types of visitors something new and refreshing. Besides sightseeing, you can enjoy shopping and food in Ooty on your one day trip to the hill station.

What to Shop during your One Day Ooty Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab?

You can have a delightful shopping experience in Ooty. From rare items to pretty flowers, aromatic tea, authentic herbs and spices, and coffee, you can purchase from a huge range of exquisite collections. 

You can also buy handicrafts and home décor items prepared by local artisans of the Toda community. Junk jewelry, essential oils, beadwork necklaces, embroidered bags, cakes, and handmade chocolates are the best souvenirs from Ooty. Being a popular hill station in South India, you can find a decent line of woolens.

What to Eat during your One Day Ooty Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab?

On your one day Ooty city sightseeing trip you can gorge on scrumptious South Indian meals and recharge yourself. You can also get delicious street food in the local markets. The roadside food also boasts of a variety of flavors catering to tourists from across the globe. You will admire the affordability of the platter.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Ooty Local Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day Ooty local sightseeing tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Ooty local tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

The time spent on each Ooty tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular Ooty sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this Ooty local sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Ooty cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.


Ooty is known for its vast biodiversity, sightseeing options, recreational activities, shopping, and even food. With so much on offer booking a private car for your one day Ooty local sightseeing tour by cab is the best option. You can comfortably embark on a mesmerizing tour and return with incredible memories etched in your mind forever. Most importantly, you can traverse through the marvelous landscapes of this amazing hill town without any worries.


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