Raj Bhawan


13.9/5(9 Ratings)

Raj Bhawan Overview

Ranked 11 of 49 sightseeing in Ooty

Raj Bhawan or the Government House in Ooty is located on the ridge of the western slopes of Doddabetta. This house lies on the outskirts of the South Easter quarter of Ooty Before heading towards Ooty, the governors of Madras used to visit this place, which was declared as the summer capital of the state. Raj Bhavan is residence of the governors during the summer months of April, May and June.

This Bhavan was built in 1877, by the Duke of Buckingham. During this period, the Duke was the Governor of Madras and built this massive government house for his official visit. In 1900, a ballroom was added by Sir Arthur Havelock and the whole building was electrified in 1904. The Government House also features portraits of George V, George Marry, Queen Victoria, Duke of Buckingham and Governors.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Dharani Srinivas

Dharani Srinivas4.3/5

1 review

Raj Bhavan - Nice architecture of history mixed

When we visited Ooty we were very anxious to visit the "Raj Bhavan in Ooty". It is known as the "Summer Residence" of the "Governor of Tamil Nadu". Raj Bhavan Gardens consists of ornamental gardens, a lawn, rosaries, lily ponds, a sunken garden, greenhouses, a vegetable garden and a nursery.The ride to Ooty is incomplete without this visit to Raj Bhavan. Raj Bhavan is open Monday - Friday: 9. 00am - 6. 00pm for free to the visitors throughout the year.

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Santhosh B

Santhosh B3.6/5

3 reviews

Its like a pearl

If you are in Ooty, your trip of the Nilgiris is incomplete without a visit to the Raj Bhawan located in the lap of nature blooming at its best. The Raj Bhawan is like a pearl in the oyster gleaming with all the splendor of a regal building. The paintings in the Raj Bhawan are fascinating and memorable.

Ashwini Acharya rao

Ashwini Acharya rao4.3/5

15 reviews

Only outside view

Can be seen from outside only. We were not given entry inside.

Srinivasan Ramakrishnan

Srinivasan Ramakrishnan3.6/5

15 reviews

Good Place

Raj Bhawan is the nice place in Ooty, really super one of the sightseeing place in Ooty.



7 reviews

A monument like structure.

Was not able to go inside and see. Only the gate and distant view of the building was able to be seen.

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