Ooty was the summer capital for the British people ruling India and the credit for this goes to the natural beauty found here in abundance. Trekking remains the most loved sport for people visiting Ooty. It has some of the greatest locations and bases to trek. There is a perfect blend of long and short trekking places surrounded by the hills from all sides. Winters are the best time to visit and explore the goodness of Ooty via trekking.
There are numerous treks differing from one another in terms of height, distance and landscape. The parson’s Valley has a base camp and it is marked as the initial or a starting point for trekkers. If you are an adventure enthusiast and a nature lover then the best tracks for you are Ooty-Parson’s peak-Porthimund-Mukurthi National Park – Pandiar Hills – Pykara Falls – Mudumalai National Park. It is one of the longest treks of Ooty and subjects you to some of the most exotic locations and infested areas of Niligiris. The perfect view of the Mudumalai Sanctuary is a true gift for adventure freaks.
Ooty has short treks too for the entertainment of tourists. One very famous short trek passes through the forest areas of Glenmorgan, which is located at a distance of 17 Kms from the city of Ooty and is enriched with Eucalyptus, Wattle and Rhododendron trees. You can even trek to the Doddabetta peak, which is the second highest peak of the Western Ghats and is merely 10 Kms from Ooty. Once you reach the top of the peak you can enjoy the best view of the surrounding landscapes. You can best enjoy the trip to Ooty only if trekking is an integral part of your trip.