9th Mile Ooty
Once upon a time, it acted as a hunting ground for the British and the Europeans. But now, 9th Mile is one of the most spectacular tourist spots in Ooty. The place also appeared in many Indian movies like Deewana, KuchKuchHota Hai, Raja Hindustani and others. And the locals, thus, nicknamed 9th Mile as Shooting Medu.
This shooting spot in Ooty is a part of the Wenlock Downs, and together with 6th Mile, 9th Mile Ooty adds up to the beauty of the town’s landscape.
9th Mile Shooting Point Ooty offers you breathtaking and unobstructed views of the Nilgiris afar and acts as the perfect spot to spend a few hours away from the noisy city life. Climb up the view point to adore the 360-degree views of the neighbourhood.
The area is dotted with Shola forests and as gorgeous as these grasslands are, so relaxing the drive towards it is.
Hiking up to the view point – The rolling grasslands you see from the roadside is only a part of what 9th Mile in Ooty has. To embrace the views it offers, you have to trek up the trail to the top. The slope is steep and will take you around 15 minutes of hard work. From the peak, you can savour dense and green Shola forest around, pristine Pykara Lake at a distance and Nilgiris in the background.
Soaking in the views– If you don’t feel yourself prime enough to go for the hike, you can spend time at the levelled landscape itself. Settle down, look around and enjoy the breeze while taking Instagram friendly photos of yourself.
Horse riding– Trained gentle horses are available near the entrance of 9th Mile Ooty location. Pay the charges, and a horse is available for you to carry you up to the top. Take it for a ride, enjoy the views and come back. It takes about 15-20 minutes, and the horse-trainer will be with you all the time.