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AreaTamil Nadu, India
Language Tamil, English, Malayalam, Kannada
WeatherSummer 15°C to 25°C, Winter 10°C to 20°C
Plan before:1 days
Prices starting: 2010/night
Best Time: March, April, May
Ideal Duration1 - 3 Days
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Ooty Overview
215 customer reviews | 5 answered questions

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Ranked 1 out of 11 Places to visit in Tamil Nadu
Ranked 1 in Romantic tours
Best time to visit for Solo - January, May, December
Best time to visit for Couple - March, April, May
Best time to visit for Family and Friends - March, April, May

Ideal duration for holidays in Ooty is 1 - 3 Days, Best for Weekend trips
Popular amongst travelers from bengaluru, chennai, hyderabad, ooty, mumbai
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About Ooty
Currency: Rupees - INR
Pincode: 643204

Nestled beautifully in the Nilgiri Hills, Ooty short for Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam is located in Tamil Nadu at a height of 2240 m above sea level. It is one of South India's most popular hill stations and is also known as the "Queen of Hill Stations". Mother Nature has bestowed Ooty with lush green forests, scenic landscape, pristine lakes and beautiful tourist attractions. Conifers, pine and eucalyptus trees grow abundantly in this region and make the environment fresh, clean and pleasant. Ooty is a destination that can be visited throughout the year. Summers are quite pleasant, winters are cool, and monsoons are beautiful.

Ooty was an untouched area inhabited by Todas, an aborginal tribe who inhabited the place since ancient times. It was discovered by the British in the early 1800s, who made it the summer capital of the Chennai Presidency. Various popular tourist spots in Ooty are the Rose Garden, Botanical Garden which has some rich flora of the region, Ooty lake, tea garden and coffee plantations, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Pykara fall, mini garden etc. However, in order to truly experience the beauty of this place, you can take the little Blue Mountain train to Ooty from Mettupalayam. There, you can indulge in a routine of picnics, pony rides and fishing. You can even pay visit to the lively Botanical Gardens, Ooty Club with its British Raj-era ambience, Elk Hill, Club Hill etc. In order to witness the rolling grasslands and the unique conical huts of the Toda tribe, a visit to Pykara is a must. Ooty also has the Nilgiri's oldest Church, the St. Stephen's church which reflects the city's long association with the British. You can also explore Government Museum to witness tribal artifacts of the region and other historical relics.

Globetrotters from all around the world throng Ooty to be a part of it's festivities. Festivals are a very ingrained part of the lifestyle of Ooty. The Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival which is held in the month of April every year is an example of a specific Ooty festival. Similarly, Bokkapuram annual festival held in February, Coonoor Mariamman Temple Car Festival held between April & May are festivals that represents the cultural richness of the region. Food-lovers will love the delicacies that Ooty offers such as South Indian delicacies, Chinese cuisines, Chettinad chicken pepper local preparation, crunchy nuts, fruit chocolates etc. Shopping in Ooty can be done in Charring cross which is located in the middle of the Ooty town. Here, you can find a lot of super markets and shops for purchasing home made chocolates and nilgiri tea. Most of the places in Ooty are within 1 km from this place, like botanical garden, rose garden, St Stephens church and taxis are easily available.

A visit to these places will guarantee wholesome contentment & will get you exposed to widespread tea gardens, coffee plantations, forests and mountains that characterize Ooty. This eco-friendly land with lush greenery, radiant flowers, deep forest, lakes and waterfalls offer a fantastic sight and make your stay laudable.

Fast Facts


Summer 25 - 10 C
Winter 21 - 0 C

Best Season

April to June and September to October

Getting to Ooty


The nearest airport is at Coimbatore 105 km.


Udhagamandalam is connected by toy train services with Mettupalayam 46km, which in turn is connected through Chennai and Coimbatore 98 km to major cities in India.


Good motorable roads connect Udhagamandalam with
Mumbai 1,320 km
Bengaluru 290 km
Calicut 178 km
Coimbatore 89 km
Coonoor 19 km
Kotagiri 29 km
Mudumalai 64 km
Chennai 535 km
Mysore 160 km
Thiruvananthapuram498 km
Tiruchirapally302 km

Air Distance from places (in Kms)
Ooty Reviews (215)
Bablu Vanjare
from Bengaluru, india
1 ★
Instead of hotel he book home stay ROOM bullshit
Siva kumar
from HYDERABAD, India
2 ★
Ooty is a nice place to see. Went with pacage "ourindia trip". Booked for Deluxe room and provided normal room. they didn't refunded. Same for travel. They book cab. They provided the list of places to visit in the travel. But cab driver, said, only local site seeing.They cheated me. Please don't go with this.
from Mumbai, india
3 ★
No photography is allowed here.
from chennai, india
5 ★
My overall experience in Ooty was Excellent. There is no entrance fee.
from chennai, india
5 ★
Trip was really good
Sri rekha
from coimbatore, india
4 ★
My overall experience in Ooty was Very Good.
from Bangalore, India
3 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
from Coimbatore, India
5 ★
One word just awesome
from Hyderabad, India
4 ★
Places in Ooty are good we can enjoy the nature nd weather.
from Salem, India
5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in Ooty was Excellent
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Traveler Questions & Answers
Q : What is famous in Ooty?
A :
Located in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is the most beautiful hill station of Southern India, its beautiful Nilgiri hills is itself famous for its dazzling beauty, there is tea and coffee plantations, various gardens, Ooty lake, waterfall, wildlife sanctuary. Its deep forest, serene lakes add more value to the beauty of Ooty.
By Pankaj on 25th Apr, 2018
Q : How to reach from Banglore to Ooty as early as possible?
A :
From Banglore to Ooty it is approx 278km so you can take bus, cab or train suiting your time and pocket.
By Imran on 23rd Apr, 2018
Q : How to book toy train for Ooty?
A :
The toy train of Ooty makes you experience Nilgiri Hills, you can book it online on IRCTC portal or can get it from the railway station as well.
By soumya on 20th Apr, 2018
Q : Hi, me and my friends are planning to go to Ooty, wanted to know can we do camping there?
A :
Yes, you can do camping near Avalanche lake, Emerald Lake, there are several camping packages also available for youngsters, you can check it online as well. Have a nice trip!!
By Arpit on 16th Apr, 2018
Q : Me and my wife are planning to go to Ooty for Honeymoon. Is it worth going?
A :
Congratulations for your wedding!! Yes, sir Ooty is one of the best honeymoon destination in India, so without thinking much just pack your bags and enjoy the serenity of Ooty.
By Daya on 13th Apr, 2018

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