Botanical Garden, Ooty

Botanical Garden

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About Botanical Garden

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 8.30 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 8.30 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 8.30 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 8.30 AM - 6.30 PM

Botanical Garden is the most famous tourist destination in Ooty. In 1847, Marquis of Tweedale laid the foundation of this garden, which is spread at an area of 22 hectares. This garden is located at a height of 2400 metres above the sea level and has a collection of rare coloured lilies, flowering trees and shrubs.

There are many rare species of trees, one of which is 20 million year old fossil tree. It has earned the sobriquet monkey’s puzzle tree because monkeys cannot climb this tree. Furthermore, there is an Italian style garden which has a huge variety of flowers, bushes and plants. The garden, which also has a clear pool and a fern house, is popular among students specialising in botany.  

The Horticulture Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu looks after the maintenance of this garden. This garden features variegated range of roses and imported shrubs. Todas or the tribes of Nilgiri, which is known for its unique culture and traditional values, inhabit the eastern hill of this garden.

Botanical Garden is famous for its ‘Summer Festivals’, which is held every year in the month of May. In the third weekend of May, a flower show and exhibition on plants is organised in this garden.

What travellers are saying about Botanical Garden

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  • Good 127
  • Average 39
  • Below Average 13
  • Poor 5
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
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5 Video Reviews for Botanical Garden

Nidhish Patni

  • Tourist
  • Nidhish Patni
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 703 photos
  • 1 Review
  •  146 helpful votes
  •  81 readers
  • Posted Feb 2, 2017
Overall Rating
5/7
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Rajvi Sheth

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  • Rajvi Sheth
  •  8 helpful votes
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 212

Rana Ari

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  • Rana Ari
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  • Posted 1 month ago
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 224

Umangbihani

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  • Umangbihani
  •  39 helpful votes
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 222

Arushikumar8

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  • Arushikumar8
  • 1 Review
  •  40 helpful votes
  •  21 readers
  • Posted Aug 1, 2016
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 524

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Thirugnanam Maruthakumar

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  • Thirugnanam Maruthakumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 227 photos
  • 95 Reviews
  •  17 helpful votes
  •  6095 readers

"Good naturalistic one"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Very well maintained, sprawling park, gets busy or even crowded during flower festival.
With lot of collections of plants and trees, best place to visit for botanical lovers.
Kids too can enjoy a lot.
Very informative one with most of the plants and trees with names and information related to that.
Must visit place.
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Chetak bedre

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  • Chetak bedre
  • 5 Reviews
  •  33 readers

"Old glory of Ooty"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I had visited this garden almost before 20 years that time it was maintained good. Now it has lost its glory. No added any new garden only existing they have keep. Now its to much crowd also. Anyway you can enjoy with your small kids.
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Dhaval Ramtirthkar

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  • Dhaval Ramtirthkar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2640 readers

"Wonderful outing"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Riot of colours wherever you see. Very well maintained. The vast lawns are impeccably clean and green. Even the toilets are clean. The strategically located benches under huge trees are a treat to see and photograph. In all, a good park to spend your time.
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Lahar Jadav

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  • Lahar Jadav
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 121 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1697 readers

"Government Botanical Garden, Ooty"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Government Botanical Garden .. Is located in the hill station Ooty.
It is big garden. There are so many trees in the garden. It is nice place for relaxation and photography.
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Pitla bhaskar

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  • Pitla bhaskar
  • 8 Reviews
  •  23 helpful votes
  •  2610 readers

"Beautiful indian map with good plantantion"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 23, 2017
Don, t pluck the flowers in the garden. We should carry a very good set of wet clothing. We took photographs and played with kids. We had good time with family members
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Sanchi rana

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  • Sanchi rana
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  4388 readers

"Lush green well maintained garden"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jun 21, 2017
This is a spectacular garden with wide variety of plants. Must visit place. Good for kids and families. There are some good small restaurants outside this park and chocolate shops. Don't forget to buy homemade chocolates
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Umang Kardani

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  • Umang Kardani
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 17 photos
  • 37 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  38220 readers

"Attractive space for clicking some pics"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2017
In nowadays life when ever we visit some tourist destinations we usually clicks some pics for memory and this is perfect place for clicking pics of senario of this garden.
Loved that place.
I visited Ooty twice and both time I have spend 3 to 4 hours there for just enjoying the views and clicking some good pics.
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  • 1 vote

Santosh Nemawarkar

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  • Santosh Nemawarkar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1787 readers

"Amazing location and Well maintained garden"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2017
Very reasoneable tickets and Well maintained garden.
Lots of varietys of flowers and tress.
Some of the trees I have sent firsttime in my life.
I would strongly recommend the place to visit.
But there is no parking facility.
Children Will love to visit the place and family can speed the time there
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  • 2 votes

Rajiv vadasseri kappalakal

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  • Rajiv vadasseri kappalakal
  • 9 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  3730 readers

"Nothing much to see and waste to time"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted Nov 6, 2016
Big land area, but noting attracting to watch for what we pay as entry fee. No variety plant spacious. Poor Sales counter with hardly countable plants to buy. No sign board at the entrance showing the map of the garden and places to visit inside.
The glass house is in extreme bad condition and authorities keeping visitors away saying the ceiling glass can fall any time.
Ensure you carry sufficient water as you cannot get the same inside as its plastic free zone
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Rashmin Joshi

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  • Rashmin Joshi
  • Lives in Morvi
  • 149 photos
  • 84 Reviews
  •  301 helpful votes
  •  86507 readers

"Beautiful Garden full of flowers."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2016
Heavy crowd. Nice place to visit and relax. Garden is huge & picturesque. Greenery all around. Magnificent, Magestic trees surround the park. Enriching history of the park. Must visit.
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