The Hill resort of Ooty is dotted with places worth visiting like the Botanical Garden, the Ooty lake, the zoo amidst the gorgeous greens and the beauty of nature at its zenith. The St. Stephen church is another major landmark in Ooty. You may even visit the Raj Bhavan, Stone House, and Kandal Cross. There are also several places worth visiting nearby, including Doddabetta, Mukurthi, Pykara, Avalanche, Naduvattam, Madhumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. Ooty celebrates the Tea and Tourism Festival in January along with the festival of Makar Pongal. The list of must buys from Ooty comprises of the aromatic, medicinal oils and essences extracted from forest herbs and the fresh tea, fresh fruits, vegetables, and spices.