Sight Seen : Picturesque Munnar & Ooty - Nilgiri Library

Ooty - Nilgiri Library

This quaint little haven in a crumbling, earthy-red 1867 building houses more than 30,000 books, including rare titles on the Nilgiris and hill tribes and 19th-century British journals. Visitors can consult books in the reading room with a temporary one-month membership (₹500). Upstairs is a portrait of Queen Victoria presented to Ooty on her 1887 Golden Jubilee.

In 2016, the library hosted the first-ever Ooty Literary Festival (