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Needle Rock View Point Wildlife

Needle Rock View Point - Wildlife

Needle Rock View Point is a major tourist destination in Gudalur in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Needle Rock View Point is also famously known as Soochimalai. Gudalur is situated 51 kilometers on the west of Ooty and the Needle Rock viewpoint at about 8 kilometers from Gudalur on the way of Gudalur-Ooty National Highway-67.

The view point gives you an entire 360 degree view and has another name which is Oosi malai. It gets its name from its conical shape. The word Oosi malai has originated from Tamil Language where Oosi means needle and Malai means Mountain. 

It is a shooting range for many of the Tamil films. Needle Rock View Point is visibly seen in Chinna Poove mella pesu a popular Tamil film. On the route that goes through Ooty, one can discover roughly every part of Gudalur and the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Gudalur town, Bandipur and parts of Mysore also. 

On the other side, you can see parts of Kerala as well as a mountain which is commonly known as the Sleeping Beauty. It is also sometimes called as Aanakkallu which is exactly in the shape of a sleeping woman.

Needle Rock is much more than just one of the most astounding places to get a 360 degree view of the Nilgiris. Besides being a wonderful sunrise and sunset point, it is also a stunning place with the drive from Ooty being a major drawing point for most of the tourists to come all the way to the Needle rock View Point. 

This spectacular tourist destination derives its name from a cone-shaped rock which is one of the major features of the region. It is essentially an apt place to visit in Ooty for all kinds of travelers as the place will offer them magnificent views of grasslands and valley of the Nilgiris. 

The attractive landscapes actually compel tourists to travel to Ooty to view such mesmerizing sights from here that transfer them to another world. 

 The months between October and June are considered to be the best period to embark upon a journey to this area as this Ooty view point will offer them some of the most memorable moments of their lives. 

Despite the fact that there are many other tourist attractions in the region as well that are worth visiting, many travelers especially nature enthusiasts love to visit this place the most as such surroundings transport them to an entirely different world.

The most attractive thing is that the sunset can be seen clearly from the viewpoint which proves to be a visual treat to the eyes. In the rainy season, the place remains fully covered with mist so the time which is considered best to visit is the summer days and late evening.

Needle Rock is an astonishing view point where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the valley and hills. This place has an entrance fees as well. When the sky is clear, you can view even more beautifully and for the nature lovers, it definitely is the best place to visit in Ooty. Needle view hill point is the place where you can literally reach out for the clouds as the peak and the clouds are at par. 

As the place is majorly a forested area, there are higher chances of spotting wild animals which tend to come out after sunset. The peak is characterized by an enormous rock which is in the shape of a cone hence the name Needle View Hill Point. 

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