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Dolphin’s Nose in Ooty

Frequently visited by nature lovers, Dolphin’s nose is one of the striking viewpoints formed with huge rocks. Settled at an elevation up to 1,000 ft above sea level, the viewpoint is 10 km from Coonoor hill station, Ooty. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ooty.

Presenting you an incredible vision of Catherine falls (a double cascading waterfall); the peak of the rock reminds you of a Dolphin’s nose. From the top, you can enjoy an amazing view of the beautiful sunset and sunrise. In addition, the beautiful cover of tea plantations stretched for miles leaves you awestruck.

Come and refresh your soul in the lap of nature. Feel the cool breeze on the top and release all your worries.

Things to do at Dolphin’s Nose

  • Witness the picturesque views of the valley
  • Enjoy a sip of Coonoor Tea
  • Click pictures with the background of Nilgiri Hills
  • Have a picnic to spend quality time with your loved ones
  • Take part in horse riding and boating

Places to Visit near Dolphin’s Nose

Once you are done with your Dolphin’s Nose tour, you can visit these places nearby -

  • Lady Canning’s Seat - Famous for its blue landscapes, this attraction is ideal for couples to rekindle love. It is around 1.7 km from Dolphin’s Nose.
  • Rallia Dam - Located 4.5 km from Dolphin’s Nose, Rallia Dam is a secluded spot to relax and unwind. You can take a walk and also witness sunrise or sunset.
  • Lamb’s Rock - Trek to the top to witness beautiful views, feel the peace and mountain breeze, and soak in the sunshine. It is approx. 3 km from Dolphin’s Nose.
  • Tiger Hill Cemetery - Its history goes back to the 1900s and is an old graveyard earlier used by British officers. It is situated amid tea plantations, around 7 km from Dolphin’s Nose.
  • Sim’s Park - A popular tourist place in Ooty, Sim’s Park has exotic species of flowers and plants. It is a well-maintained botanical garden on the hill slope. Boating is a popular activity here. It is just 6.6 km away from Dolphin’s Nose.

Tips for Dolphin’s Nose

  • Don’t throw garbage here. Keep the environment clean and green
  • Avoid visiting Dolphin’s Nose early morning or late evening, as it will be covered in fog and mist
  • Do not climb the fence to click pictures. It is risky
  • Avoid feeding monkeys. And be careful as they might try to snatch your belongings and other food items

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Q: What are the timings of Dolphin’s Nose Ooty?

Ans. Dolphin’s Nose timings are from 9 am to 6 pm and are open all days of the week.

Q: What is the Dolphin’s Nose Ooty ticket price?

Ans. The ticket price for Dolphin’s Nose is INR 15 per person. There are extra charges for still cameras (INR 20) and video cameras (INR 50).

Q: How to reach Dolphin’s Nose in Ooty?

Ans. Coimbatore International Airport is the closest and offers direct flights from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, etc. Trains are available to Coonoor Railway Station, approx. 10 km from Dolphin’s Nose. A toy train ride in Ooty is also available. Private and government-owned buses run from Bangalore to Ooty.

Q: What is the best time to visit Dolphin’s Nose?

Ans. Dolphin’s Nose can be visited throughout the year. However, March to May is the best time to experience occasional rainfall from this viewpoint.