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Ooty: Amazingly beautiful “Queen of Hill Stations”

Ooty: Amazingly beautiful “Queen of Hill Stations”
Written by Banani Chakraborty

Ooty amazingly beautiful “Queen of Hill Stations” is a true nature lover’s paradise with misty hills, fortifying greenery, rolling tea gardens, meandering meadows and mesmerizing sceneries. This blue hill is a wonderful place for all nature lovers, bird watchers, adventurists, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts as well as honeymooners.

If you are looking for a picturesque hill retreat to unwind from the stress of routine life, then Ooty is a very good option. In fact, you can easily relish a few days in the soothing atmosphere amidst mesmerizing scenic marvels of mystic Nilgiri hill. It will serve as a stress management technique. Moreover, it will help you rejuvenate your positive attitude.

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Ooty: Amazingly beautiful “Queen of Hill Stations”

Ooty or Udagamandalam is a scenic, resort town and popular hill station in Tamilnadu, India.

If this beautiful place is in your goals list (tour), then it is ok. Otherwise, include it in your list.  Next, set goals to tour it at the earliest. But, at first, you must express your gratitude towards nature for such a fascinating tourist place.

What is the Height of Ooty?

It is situated in the Nilgiri hills or Blue hills at a height of 2240 meter (7350 feet). It is a part of Western Ghats mountains.

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What are famous in Ooty?

Ooty is famous for

  • Serene magnificence of landscapes
  • Alluring Shooting spots
  • Nilgiri Mountain rail (Ooty toy train), a UNESCO heritage, the only in function steam engine railway in the world
  • Verdant meadows
  • Lascivious lakes
  • Tea plantation
  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Handmade chocolates
  • Chocolate museum
  • Fresh spices like cloves, pepper, cardamom and nutmeg
  • Agriculture
  • Medicine manufacture
  • Varkey (local confectionery)
  • Tribal studies
  • Local people and their hospitality

Why is Ooty famous? Why is Ooty called the ‘Queen of Hills’?

At first, see the above for why it is famous.


Moreover, it is in the Nilgiri hills which means “blue mountains”. This name is due to Kurunji flowers. These purplish-blue flowers bloom in every 12 years. Therefore, they give the hills a bluish tinge. Added to this are its nature and picturesque rolling green valleys. Hence, it is ‘Queen of Hills’.

What is the distance of various places from Ooty and the time required to reach there?

Name of the place Distance in km The time required (hour, minute)
Coimbatore 84.7 2, 45
Mysuru 126 3, 11
Bangaluru 273 06, 24
Delhi 2386 44,00
Chennai 561 10, 17
Kolkata 2147 42, 00
Mumbai 1138 20, 14
Munnar 243 06, 42
Kodaikanal 252 06, 40
Thiruvananthapuram 466 11, 00
Tirupati 523 11, 16
Madurai 307 06, 33
Visakhapatnam 1283 24
Kanyakumari 513 09,53
Kochi 275 07, 12
Hyderabad 847 15, 04

 

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What is the monthly Temperature of Ooty?

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Average high 0C (0F) 21.5

(70.8)

22.1

(72.0)

23.3

(74.4)

23.5

(74.8)

23.0

(73.8)

18.8

(66.4)

17.8

(64.0)

17.7

(63.8)

19.2

(67.4)

19.4

(67.0)

19.5

(67.2)

21.0 (69.8)
Average low 0C (0F) 6.2

(43.2)

7.2

(45.0)

9.5

(49.4)

11.6

(53.0)

12.0

(53.6)

11.5

(52.6)

11.1

(51.8)

11.3

(52.2)

10.8

(52.0)

10.6

(51.0)

9.0

(48.4)

7.0

(44.8)

This is tentative. The actual temperature may vary a little bit. This list will provide an idea for woollen

What is the best time to visit Ooty?

You can visit there at any time of the year. If you want to visit some other places in this southern part of India, then October to March will be ideal.

To be more precise, try to visit in December and January. This time you can make a gala enjoyment. Although, these months are predominantly cold.

October, November, February and March are also very good. Because you will get moderate weather there.

How is Ooty in Summer (March-June)?

Generally, the temperature remains between 220C to 300C. Therefore, it is a perfect summer retreat. Tourists can enjoy the beauty.


However, summer is not too hot and humid in Ooty like other parts of South India. In fact, it is very hard to travel and relish in maximum parts of South India at that time.

How is Ooty in Monsoon (July to September)?

If you have no problem with rain, then you may visit here in the monsoon. Monsoon has its own beauty. Rain washes clean town and lush green meadows with new leaves is awesome. You may miss the bright sunshine. Even it may affect your visit and enjoyment in other places.

How is Ooty in Winter (October to February)?

Generally, October and November temperature, as well as February, is moderately cold. The maximum temperature remains around 150C. But in December and January, it is predominantly cold here and the temperature remains even lower.

However, the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department arranges the tea and tourism festival for three days every year during January or February. You can see, taste and buy a vast range of tea leaves along with gaining knowledge. Besides, you can enthral with the local cultural shows and performances. As a result, you can experience some heritage of the Nilgiris.

What are the Tourist’s attractions in Ooty?

Or

What are the places to visit in Ooty?

Below are some the major tourist’s attractions of here. There are several alluring lakes, waterfalls, gardens along with the shooting spots.

Nilgiri mountain railway, Ooty:

Nilgiri mountain railway, Ooty

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One of the best ways to enjoy this beautiful locale is riding Nilgiri mountain railway. This 1000 mm long meter-gauge railway (since 1899) is another memorable experience that you must not miss. This ‘toy’ train travels a distance of 46 km in 5 hours from Udhagamandalam railway station to Mettupalayam.

It passes through dark snaking tunnels, bridges, sharp bends, rolling hills, plunging ravines, lush green meadows, thick woods and amazing locales.

At first, the entire route is scenic. Further, the journey is absorbing as well as memorable. Besides, it is under the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005. Furthermore, it is the steepest track in Asia.

How many Lakes are there in Ooty?

The lakes are an integral part of tourist’s attractions of this region with the fortifying greenery and the biodiversity in the background of the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Hills. Boating, fishing as well as picnic are the major attractions.

However, there are over 12 lakes.

What are the 7 famous lakes in Ooty?

7 famous lakes are Ooty Lake, Pykara Lake, Kamraj Sagar Lake, Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake, Upper Bhavani Lake and Bellikkal lake.

What are the 5 most beautiful lakes in Ooty?

5 most beautiful lakes are Ooty Lake, Pykara Lake, Kamraj Sagar Lake, Emerald Lake, Avalanche lake.

Ooty lake:

Open: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm daily

Entry fee:

  • Indians: Rs. 13 per person.
  • Foreigners: Rs. 560 per person
  • Still camera: Rs 30
  • Video camera: Rs 150
  • Pedal Boat, 2 seaters, Rs 240, 30 minutes.
  • Pedal Boat, 4 seaters, Rs 260, 30 minutes.
  • Row Boat, 4 seaters, Rs 250, 30 minutes.
  • Row Boat, 6 seaters, Rs 290, 30 minutes.
  • Motor Boat, 8 seaters, Rs 560, 20 minutes.
  • 10 seaters, Motor Boat, Rs 680, 20 minutes.
  • Motor Boat, 15 seaters, Rs 990, 20 minutes.

This lake is only 1.4 km from Ooty bus stand and it takes 3 minutes by car to reach there. It is another best places to visit in Ooty. Situated amidst picturesque natural beauties, this 65 acres’ artificial lake is fenced by eucalyptus woods. Generally, people come here to enjoy boating. The boathouse of Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC), adjoining the lake, offers pedal, row as well as motorboats riding.

Further, there is a pony ride, cycling and mini train available. Furthermore, there is a well-maintained garden along with an amusement park. Added to this, there are 7D cinema, horror house, mirror house, Columbus, dashing car and breakdance for the children.

Also, try to visit the thread garden (Opposite to Boat House) and gain some knowledge regarding several flower species.

Moreover, this is a good place for photographers.

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Kamraj Sagar Lake:

Open: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

It is only 9.7 km away from the town bus stand and takes 19 minutes on the way to Pykara lake. This lake is another prime attraction of this town. The serene blue waters are fenced by dense pine forest. Birds like peacocks, kingfishers, herons, storks, sunbirds, cranes and etc. add to the tourist’s delight.

Moreover, there is Kamraj Sagar Dam which is spread over 400 acres. It is 6 km long.

Pykara lake, Ooty:

Open: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

This lake is only 23.2 km from the local bus stand and it takes 42 minutes by car to reach there. Besides, it is 13.5 km from Kamraj Sagar and requires 25 minutes only to reach. This placid lake of backwaters of Pykara Dam is another fascinating place to visit Ooty. Apart from this, the Pykara dam on Pykara river offers awe-some scenic beauty.

The water from the Mukurthi peak while traversing the hilly slopes and arcs creates two spellbound waterfalls.

Boating is a major attraction and it is a memorable experience.

Emerald Lake, Ooty:

Open: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm

This lake is only 19.4 km from the local bus stand and it takes 43 minutes by car to reach there. Located in the deep forests of the Silent Valley National Park, it is another prime attraction of here. The sparkling blue waters and fascinating Nilgiri slopes encircled by verdant meadows and forests are eye-captivating.

Moreover, you can enjoy the entrancing charming beauty of the sunrise as well as the sunset from here. The emerald colour reflection in the river water is enthralling.


It is also a bird watcher’s paradise with a lot of aerial and marine birds. Added to this, tourists can enjoy boating, fishing as well as mountain biking and trekking.

Avalanche Lake, Ooty:

Open: 8.00 am to 6.00pm.

It is another famous lake in Ooty just 5.4 km (only 13 minutes) away from Emerald lake. However, it is 22.4 km from the town bus stand and will take 46 minutes to reach there. Surrounded by undulating terrain looks like a mesmerizing colourful canvass with the blooming rhododendrons, magnolias and orchids.

Besides, tourists can enjoy rafting, trekking and fishing.

Upper Bhavani Lake, Ooty:

Open: 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Enthusiasts may visit less known but very beautiful upper Bhavani Lake from the Avalanche lake. This picture-perfect lake is 17 km (46 minutes) away from Avalanche lake. But you need the forest department’s permission.

Enroute you can visit Thalai Bhavani (Bhavani Amman Temple), Cauliflower Sholas (Stunted perennial tropical forests) and Lakkidi, the backwaters of Upper Bhavani Reservoir.

Bluewater, sholas, colouring flowers, lush green rolling carpets of tea gardens along with the grasslands make this place a lascivious. The major tourist’s attractions are sunrise, sunset, fishing, photography, bird watching.

Bellikkal Lake:

Open Sunrise to Sunset

Bellikkal Lake Ooty

source google image

It is 15.5 km away from the town bus stand and requires around 35 minutes to reach. This place has to offer a lot for nature lovers, adventurists, bird watchers, honeymooners as well as wildlife enthusiasts. This is a pristine hamlet of Bellikkal in the Nilgiri hills. Dense forest, cardamom plantations and the Western Ghat Hills in the backdrop along with several avian and wild lives add to the thrill of this place.

Moreover, mountain biking, trekking, ayurvedic massage are also the attractions of this place.

Ooty botanical garden:

Open: 8.30 am to 6.30 pm

Fee: INR 30 per person.

It is 2.8 km away from the town bus stand and it takes 7 minutes. It is another oft-visited place here. There is a fern house, fountain terrace, nurseries, Italian garden, a new garden, lower garden and conservatory. This 22 hectors garden houses over 650 species of trees as well as flowers. Moreover, you can see both the indigenous and exotic plants, various ferns, shrubs, bonsai, orchids, herbals. It is a very well maintained attractive garden.

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Ooty deer park:

Only 1.4 km (4 minutes) away from the town bus stand, this park offers a good view of different deer. Nearby are Ooty Lake (2.6km), botanical garden (4.2km), stone house (3.9km), Fernhills Palace (1.7 km), Adam’s fountain (3.5 km), Golf course (4.7 km), Murugan Temple (3.6 km).

Bison valley, Ooty:

Around 10 km from Bellikkal, it is a good place wherefrom you can view bison. Wild lives like deer, bear, elephant and even tiger may be spotted in this lush green splendid valley and cardamom forests.

This valley also offers various birds like bulbuls, drongos, shrikes, woodpeckers, shrikes and etc. for the bird-watchers.

Adventurists can enjoy trekking and motorbiking.

Ketti Valley, Ooty:

This mesmerizing valley will come on your way to Coonoor. Due to its surreal landscape, it is among the prime attractions of this region.

Stone house, Ooty:

Open: 9.00 am to 5.00pm

Entry fee: Nil.

It is 2.9 km (9 minutes) away from the town bus stand. In fact, it is the first bungalow (since 1822) of this area. It is an extraordinary example of stonework since that ancient time as well as an architectural delight. You also can relish the beautiful scenery around.

Nearby places are government museum [350 meters], rose garden [1.6 km], government botanical garden [1.2 km].

Fernhills Palace, Ooty:

This erstwhile summer residency (since 1844) of the Maharajas of Mysuru is only 2km (5 minutes) away from the town bus stand. It is a classic example of architecture in a scenic, well-maintained as well as placid locale.

Adam’s fountain:

Also, watch this gorgeous fountain at the Charring Cross junction. It is another important tourist landmark since 1886 as a memorial of the then governor of Ooty.

Elk Hill Murugan Temple:

2.6 km (8 minutes) away from the town bus stand, it is situated at the top of Elk Hill. Actually, it is an esteemed Hindu temple of Lord Muruga. Apart from the superb architecture of the temple, the stunning 40 feet tall statue of Lord Muruga is the highlight. Add to this is the eye-captivating scenic beauty of bounteous nature.

Annamalai temple:

Open: 5.00 am to 12 pm and 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

It is not so popular place. But the architecture, as well as the local sceneries, are splendid and mind-blowing. It is another temple of Lord Murugan.

Mariamman temple:

Also, see this temple near the main market in Ooty. It is dedicated to the local deity of this region. Mariamman is the Hindu Goddess of rain.

Ooty golf course:

ooty golf course

source google image

3.8 km and 9 minutes away from the town bus stand at an altitude of 7200 feet, it is another oft-visited place. Length of this 18 holes’ golf course is 6235 yards. It extends over 193.56 acres of sprawling green land. There are varieties of lovely trees like rhododendron, fir, oak and aromatic eucalyptus.

St. Stephen’s Church, Ooty:

It is only 1.9 km (6 minutes) away from the main bus stand. Tourists come here to see the architectural beauty. Besides, it has immense religious importance. Both the painted glass windows and the paintings of the Last Supper are eye-catching.

Kandal Cross Shrine:

Open:

10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Monday to Saturday).

9.00 am to 12 noon on Sunday.

3 km (8 minutes) from the town bus stand, it is actually a beautiful church, locally famous as the Jerusalem of the East.

Thread garden, Ooty:

Open: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Fee: INR 30 for adults; For kids (5-15) INR 15; steel camera INR 50; INR 100 for the video camera.

Just 1.4 km (3 minutes) away from the town bus stand, this is another major tourist’s attraction and oft-visited place. It exhibits a wonderful and excellent collection of in numerous artificial flowers as well as plants of various sizes, hues and colours.

Doddabetta peak, Ooty:

Perched at an elevation of 2623 meters (8605 feet), it is the highest peak in the Nilgiri Hills adjoining the Western and Eastern Ghats. It is another prime attraction of here which is only 9.2 km (23 minutes) away from the town bus stand.


From the top, you can see the scenic beauty of the entire city. You will get an awe-inspiring panoramic view of Eastern and the Western Ghats along with nature and sunset. From the summit, you can enjoy the astounding beauty of the entire surroundings. Even Mysuru is visible from here.

There are two telescopes in the telescope house to enjoy the appealing scenic ambience of the valley. Moreover, it is a trekker’s paradise along with the photographers.

Places to visit nearby are government botanical garden (8.8km), Ooty lake (10.4), rose garden (8.5km), St. Stephen Church (7.8km).

Tiger Hill, Ooty:

Only 4.5 km (14 minutes) from the town bus stand this fascinating vantage point is neat the Doddabetta peak. It offers amazing natural vistas of mighty hills, flower-clad grasslands and green valleys along with the twisting river. On the summit, there is a legendary eerie cave.

Added to this, the sunrise and sunset is compared with the mesmerizing sunrise of world-famous Tiger Hill in Darjeeling, West Bengal.

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Ooty Rose garden:

ooty rose garden

source google image

Open: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm.

Fee: INR 20 per person.

kalhaOnly 2.1km (6minute) away from the town bus stand, this is another gala attraction of this place. This 4 hectares’ park with 20000 plus rose plants along with around 2000 varieties will enthral the visitors. Generally, rose is a visual delight. It is also a fascinating place for photographers.

Thunder world

Kalhatty waterfalls, Ooty:

Around 13 km from the town bus stand, it is another major tourist’s attraction. You need to trek 2 km from Kalhatty village to experience the mind-blowing scenic beauty of this falls.

Pykara waterfalls, Ooty:

Around 2 km from Pykara lake, this beautiful falls will mesmerize you. The Pykara river on its way from Mukurthi peak forms this stunning and gurgling falls.

Katary waterfalls:

Around 13 km, this alluring waterfall will come midway between Ooty and Coonoor. Most importantly, it is India’s first hydroelectric power project.

Wenlock Downs, Ooty:

Around 15 km (30minutes) from town bus stand this 80 acres’ abundant greenery of mesmerizing landscapes is a pristine shooting spot. Moreover, it is 10.4 km [22 minutes] from Pykara waterfalls and 5.1 km [10 minutes] from Kamaraj Sagar Dam.

In fact, it is a widespread fortifying verdant grassland with a picturesque mountain in its backgrounds. A to and fro strolling amid the tranquil and soothing nature will give you a lot of positive energy as well as motivation.

Pine tree forests, Ooty:

Open: 8.00 am to 6.00pm.

Fee: INR 5 per person, INR 30 for still camera.

8.8 km (17 minutes) away from the town bus stand, it is a popular shooting spot. Horse riding, camping along with photography are the popular activities in this enthralling picturesque ambience.

Cairn Hill:

3 km (7 minutes) away from town bus stand, it is actually an eco-tourism as well as a reserve forest. This beautiful area is also a bird watcher’s paradise.

Needle Rock View Point, Ooty/ Needle view hillpoint:

At first, it is 20.8 km [38 minutes] from Pykara waterfalls. 41.5 km (1 hour and 18 minutes) away from the town bus stand, you can see a scintillating 3600 vistas of the surrounding villages, meadows, grasslands and hills. The enticing scenic magnificence will spell-bound you. You can surely enhance your power of the law of attractions.

Mudumalai National Park:

Open: 6.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Safari: 7.00 am to 10.00 am and 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Fees:

Entry, INR 30 per person. Camera, INR 53. Camcorder, INR 315.

Around 42 km (1 hour 24 minutes) away from town bus stand on Ooty-Mysuru road, it is another attractive place. Apart from rich flora and fauna, it is also a famous tiger reserve with 50 tigers. Moreover, you can see numerous endangered wild lives.

You can even stay and enjoy night time safari, camping and excursion. Enthusiasts can also enjoy the Mayar Waterfalls here.

Nearby places:

  • Needle Rock View Point [13.1 km; 28 minutes]
  • Pykara Lake [34 km]
  • Wenlock Downs (9th mile)
  • 6th mile
  • Tea estate viewpoint
  • Pine trees forest

Ooty tea factory and Museum:

5.4 km (16 minutes) away from the bus stand and nestled at a height of 1839 meters, this is a wonderful place to taste various types of teas. Moreover, you will get the chance to gain a lot of knowledge regarding tea.

Government Museum:

Open: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.


It is another worthy place to visit around 3 km (9 minutes) from the town bus stand. It houses a wide range of collections on local paintings, sculptures, history, culture, handicrafts, tribes and tribal objects and etc.

Trekking in Ooty:

This place is also famous for various trekking activities. There are a lot of popular trekking trails like Glenmorgan trek, Doddabetta peak, Kotagiri-Elk falls, Tribal trekking. Parsons dam and etc.

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Furthermore, the following place belongs to Garhwal Himalayas:

Mussoorie.]

Enthusiasts may visit some other places like:

  • Mukhurthi National Park
  • Tribal Research centre
  • Parsons Valley Reservoir
  • Toda huts
  • Halashana waterfalls
  • Elk falls
  • Laws fall

What are the places to visit in Coonoor?

As a matter of fact, Coonoor is coming up as an emerging hill station. Nestled at a height of 1930 meters, it is the second-highest offbeat hill station in Nilgiri Hills. Due to incredible backdrops, manicured hills, stunning gorges, lush greenery this pristine hamlet is attracting tourists. It is only 19.5 km away from the city bus stand and it takes 40 minutes to reach.

The followings are the main attractions here.

Catherine Waterfalls:

Enthusiasts can also view this double cascade, second-longest waterfalls in the entire Nilgiri mountains. It is around 40 km from Ooty. The scenic beauty is alluring.

Dolphin nose viewpoint:

It is 21.7 km from Ooty bus stand at a height of 1500 meters. This is another oft-visited place. The scenic beauty of this place is awesome. The canyons, unobstructed undulating hills, rolling tea gardens, Catherine waterfalls, ravines along with lush grasslands and picturesque villages all contribute to its charm and scenic wonder. Even, the journey path is also fascinating.

Lamb’s rock:

Around 25 km (1 hour) from Ooty bus stand, this vantage point provides excellent and beautiful sceneries of nature. Even, Coimbatore is visible from here.

Droog Fort:

Enthusiasts may visit this almost ruined, historic fort at a height of 1800 meters (around 5900 feet). It is located in scenic ambience.

Simi’s park:

This is also a well maintained, appealing botanical garden.

Moreover, you can enjoy some scenic tea gardens.

Kotagiri:

Around 29 km from the town bus stand, it is another wonderful, scenic, serene and placid hamlet at a height of 1985 meters (6512 feet). The carpet-like lush green tea gardens in the rolling hills is a delight for the eyes. Hiking is also a popular adventure here.

Places to visit in Ooty in 2 days?

You can visit the following places in two days. The places are Ooty lake, Pykara lake and falls, Wenlock downs, Kamraj Sagar Lake, 6th mile, pine tree forest, Botanical garden, Rose garden, Stone house, Thread garden, Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, Doddabetta peak, Tea factory and Museum.

However, your first target must be the Nilgiri Mountain toy train. Try this ride when you are coming or you are leaving. This is due to shortage of time.

How can I spend three days in Ooty?

Read, places to visit in 2 days above. Also, read 10 must-visit places. Further, visit the places in Coonoor.

What are the 10 must-visit places in Ooty?

Ooty lake and boat club, Botanical gardens, Rose garden, Pykara falls, Pykara lake (dam and reservoir), Dodabetta peak, Mudumalai wildlife sanctuary, Wenlock downs, Kamraj Sagar and Pine forest, Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

Are 2 days enough for Ooty?

Generally, tourists spend here two or three full days. It is obvious that you can see and enjoy more in three days than two days.

However, two days are enough. You have to start early and travel as long as possible.

How to reach Ooty?

At first, this picturesque hill station is nicely accessible by air, rail and road all over the country. Therefore, you need not worry.

How to reach Ooty by air?

The nearest airport is at Coimbatore (85 km approximately). Air India, Spice jet, Indigo operate regular flights from Kozhikode, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and etc.

International tourists may come to Bangalore at first.

From both places, you can go by road. You will get buses and cars.

How can I go to Ooty by train?

Mettupalayam is the nearest railway station for here. You will get several trains from Coimbatore, Mysore, Banglore and Chennai. From here, you can take either bus or hire a car. But the best way from Mettupalayam is to avail the Nilgiri mountain toy train.

How to reach Ooty by bus?

This amazing hill station is very nicely connected by roads with all the nearby cities and towns. You will get buses from Chennai, Bangalore and Mysore.

Which is the nearest airport for Ooty?

The nearest airport is Coimbatore, 85 km, 2 hours and 45 minutes. Read the above.

How can I reach Ooty from Coimbatore?

Hire a car or bus to reach from Coimbatore?

What is the fastest way to get from Coimbatore Airport (CJB) to Ooty?

The fastest way is to hire a car or a taxi cost around INR 2500-3000

Is Ola or Uber available in Ooty?

No, Ola or Uber services are not there in Ooty. But you will get a taxi.

Tips for visiting Ooty:

You will take the following precautions.

  • First, try to drink purified bottled water.
  • Secondly, carry enough woollen clothes in December and January. Because these two months are very cold. Apart from these two months, you may sometimes require a little protection against cold at night
  • Thirdly, in case of regular medications, you must carry the necessary medicines and take them regularly. Moreover, carry some anticipated medicines that may require at any time. For example, medicines of headache, fever, vomit, etc.
  • Always carry voters card or aadhar card of all family members along with a few Xerox copies. Because you may require them at hotels. Even on the train or at the airport, you may require them.
  • Next, you will keep sufficient cash. Cash withdrawal from ATMs is not always available. Payment apps may help you at various points.
  • Further, try to book hotels and cars in advance to minimize cash transactions.
  • You can easily rely on Tamilnadu tourism for any type of assistant either online or offline. However, you will get offices of the tourisms in all the metropolitan cities along with their branches with other cities and towns.
  • Also know the local rules from the local people (car driver, hotels, signboards and etc) for car parking, smoking, spitting, throwing away the reminders, etc. and strictly follow them. Otherwise, you will have to face legal hazards and penalties.

Precautions for the tour:

  • Before the journey, you will plan for how to maintain the beauty of your face during the tour and make necessary arrangements accordingly.
  • However, remember that flawless skin is very hard to develop. Therefore, we will always try so that it does not deteriorate during the touring time. Keeping it in mind, we will follow some skincare routine, particularly at night.
  • Moreover, follow how to wash your face for clearer and healthier skin as much as possible.
  • If anyone has the problem of acne, then be careful so that the problem does not aggravate
  • Further, your sunscreen cream must be SPF50.
  • Try to use rosewater in journey time to keep face moisturized.
  • Added to this, any tour may cause a problem for hair, particularly for those who have a problem of hair loss.
  • Finally, you need to be careful about your sleep. Any disturbance may create a problem for enjoyment the next day.
[Therefore, learn my following topics regarding sleep. They will help you not only during the tour but also throughout your life.

Also learn the disturbances and their remedies

Furthermore, for the tour, you need a lot of money. For this, your savings is very important along with your income. The following topics will help us to save and enjoy life. Savings is another very important subject in everyone’s life.

Hotels in Ooty?




There are a lot of hotels of various ranges to cater to the interest of various people. Some of them are stated below.

Oyo hotels in Ooty:

  • Capital O 8855 Orchid Inn
  • Capital O 13231 Hotel Sapphire Garden View
  • 65039 Dio Beaumont Hotels and Resorts
  • 7665 Homestay Fable Stay
  • 10950 Hotel Hills Palace
  • 43514 Hill Travellers
  • 61717 Bul Bul Home Stay
  • 71761 Ms Residency
  • 43973 Tophill Lodge
  • 70051 Kathy’s Inn
  • 69158 Snow Castle
  • 41711 Rahamath Cottage
  • 35818 Twin Falls Residency

Hotels in Udhagamandalam Ooty:

  • Sinclairs Retreat Ooty
  • Sterling Ooty Elk Hill
  • Oyo 9080 Hillwood Cottages
  • Maneck Residency
  • Sri Balaji
  • Garden Manor
  • Hotel Blue Bird
  • Hotel Shiv Shanti Grand
  • Blue Hill International
  • Rosepark Residency
  • Savoy Hotel
  • Sherlock Ooty

Homestay in Ooty:

  • Pine View Stay
  • Lymond House
  • The Red House
  • The Abode Villas and Homestay
  • Reflections
  • Snowdrops Ooty
  • Mountside Cottages
  • Sun Valley Homestay
  • Outback Homestay
  • Apple Homestay
  • Kaveri Riverside Homestay
  • Stuwart Valley Homestay

Hotels in Coonoor:

  • MGM Hill Worth Resort
  • Gateway Hotel
  • Kumar’s Mountain View Cottage
  • Bellavista Stay
  • Kurumba Village Resort
  • Hotel Blue Hills
  • Yellow Tulip Vista
  • Hotel Rich

Resort in Ooty:

  • Secret Valley Jungle Resort
  • Berry Hills Resort
  • Sabol Holidays
  • Tulips Elkhill Resorts
  • Sterling Ooty Fern Hill
  • Green Nest Resort
  • Glyngarth Resorts
  • Alpas Camps And Resorts

What is the best place to stay in Ooty?

Any place in Ooty is very good for accommodation or stay. There are innumerous hotels, resorts and homestays of various categories and prices. In fact, you may choose hotels in central Ooty, around Railway station, on Coonoor road, or Doddabetta road. However, Doddabetta road may be the best option due to its scenic beauty.

Final words:

I think the above information will help you a great deal.

If you tour anywhere with your love and relationship, then it will help to fortify the relationship. Moreover, a tour with children is a part of the parent’s role for child development.

The ambience along with sublime landscape in the verdant greenery will feel your mind as well as your soul with ample happiness.

Above all, it will improve your self-esteem in your family for choosing such a wonderful dreamland, Shimla.

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