Rowboats can be rented from the boathouse by the artificial lake (created in 1824). Prices start from Rs60 for a two-seater pedal boat...
This quaint little haven in a crumbling 1867 building has more than 60,000 books, including rare titles on the Nilgiris and hill tribes....
St Stephen’s Church
Perched above the town centre, the immaculate St Stephen’s, built in 1829, is the oldest church in the Nilgiris. It has lovely stained...
Café Coffee Day
Shinkow’s Chinese Restaurant
Shinkow’s is an Ooty institution and the simple menu of chicken, pork, beef, fish, noodles and rice dishes is reliably good and quick to...
North Lake Rd · interesting places nearby
Thread Garden information
Your appreciation of the Thread Garden rests on your love of irony and kitsch. If that threshold is low, you’ll be disappointed. If it’s decent, you may, if you’re in a good mood, enjoy the ‘miracle’ (official description and just slight hyperbole) that is 150 species of ‘plants’ from around the world meticulously re-created using ‘hand-wound’ thread. The technique was perfected by Keralan artist Anthony Joseph and the work took 50 craftspeople 12 years to complete, which is either very impressive or kinda sad.