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Tamil Nadu |India

State rank: 4 out of 36 In Tamil Nadu

Weather: 14° C

Ideal duration: 3-4 days

Best time: Throughout the year (Read More)

Nearest Airport: Coimbatore & Bangalore

"Ooty - Queen of the Nilgiris"

Ooty Tourism

Ooty is the majestic queen of the Hills. The towering mountains with lush green cover dotted by tea estates and vegetable fields are a sight to behold. As you drive up the winding roads, past the thrilling u-turns, the experience called “Ooty” begins. Or, you could have an entirely new experience and travel up the mountain in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. As the train chugs up the hill, you get a breathtaking view of the scenic vista. As the train travels through the tunnels and passes through forests of eucalyptus trees, you get to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.. 

Ooty has been the top summer vacation destination from the time of the British Raj. Yes, the English found the climate and landscape of the Nilgiri Mountain similar to their home land that they even made Ooty as their summer capital. After independence, Ooty began to develop as a major tourist destination, more so for those who were looking to escape the summer heat and still enjoy a holiday within their budget. From that day, till now, this hill station has been a major vacation spot for people from all over the country.

Ooty is so popular that film makers from Bollywood to Kolliwood come here to shoot the romantic song sequences or exciting fight sequences. Did you know that there is even a place just outskirts of Ooty town that is called “Shooting spot” just because so many movies were shot in this region? Remember the famous song “Superstar yaaru keeta” where superstar Rajinkanth and Gowthami dance to a peppy tune with colour bombs blasting in the background? Do you remember the song where Kamalahasan and Sridevi played with a cute little puppy? Come to Ooty and visit those stunning locales captured in the movies.

What makes Ooty an Amazing Vacation Destination?
Whether you’re travelling with your friends or your family, visiting Ooty for your honeymoon, on a school trip – there’s something for everyone in this hill station. If you are looking to relax and rejuvenate, take a walk in the paths that meander through the woods. Sit back and listen to the sounds of the birds as your stress slowly drains away.
Want to have fun activities and adventure during your vacation? Go on a night safari in the thick Shola forests. You could get to spot to elusive tiger or stand back as the majestic gaur saunters past. There is so much to see and do on a vacation in Ooty. Right at the heart of the town is the Botanical Gardens where you can spend hours meandering through flower beds that hold flowers in every possible hue and shade. You could go boating in the beautiful Ooty lake that’s just close by or may be travel a little further to Pykara to enjoy a boat ride with you and your special someone.
Indulge in your craving for chocolate with homemade chocolates. Dark chocolate, white chocolate, fudge – you’ll find all kinds of chocolates here.

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Ooty is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Resting peacefully in the Nilgiri Hills, aptly named "Blue Mountains" due to the bluish hue that adorns the region, particularly during dawn and dusk. Positioned at an elevation of approximately 2,240 meters (7,350 feet) above sea level, Ooty stands as one of the most prominent hill stations in the country,more about where is ooty

The name “Ooty” is synonymous with vacation, great weather and beautiful landscapes. It is no wonder that this quaint hill station is one of the top holiday destinations of South India. Whether you want to beat the heat or escape your stressful life for a few days of rest and relaxation, Ooty is your best choice. As you travel up the mountains, the chill air fragrant with the smell of eucalyptus fills your senses. Your eyes get to feast on the undulating lush green landscape punctuated by fields of vegetables and tea estates. The beautiful panorama stretched out in front of you will make you forget your stresses and indulge you to enjoy your holiday.

Ooty lies in the majestic Nilgiri Mountains that are a part of the Western Ghats. This mountain range has 24 peaks that are 6000 feet high. The erstwhile summer headquarters of the Madras Presidency during the British Raj, Udhagamandalam also known as Ootacamund or Ooty also has a rich historical heritage.

Ooty has summer, winter and monsoon seasons. Summer is the best time to visit as the climate is pleasant with a few rain showers. During the monsoon season, it may rain for days together. The winters are cold with temperatures dipping to single digits.

There is no dearth of activities to do in Ooty. Apart from visiting the popular sightseeing spots, you can go for boating and travel on the heritage mountain train. Trekking, jungle safari, night camping and hiking are other popular activities here. You can roam eaily in Ooty , Rent a cab, you can also Rent a Bike in Ooty, but not Motor cycles

As Ooty is a famous tourist place, the restaurants generally cater to all kinds of cuisines. However, most hotels serve the local cuisine of the state. Street food is also popular in certain parts of the town. Restaurants in Ooty serve South Indian, North Indian, Chinese, Italian and Tibetan cuisines..

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The best way to make the most of your vacation in Ooty is to sign up for a tour package. The packages offer accommodation, sightseeing, and food. So, you don’t have to worry about anything and allow the experts to do the hard work. While there are numerous tour operators, preferably choose local tour operators to get the best value for your money and time.
Day 1: Reach Coimbatore early in the morning and get a bus or taxi to Ooty. There check into your hotel and gear up for the day. Head out straight to Avalanche lake, a natural reservoir surrounded by hills and a thin forest line, is a fun destination for trekking, camping and kayaking. It has amazing scenic beauty and natural touch. Head back to Doddabetta Peak, which presents most of the Ooty below with a marvellous sunset, which must be enjoyed with a cup of tea with your family and friends.
Day 2: Take a 2 hour govt. safari by the forest department to get to the amazing Upper Bhavani Lake, which is 20 km away from Ooty. Return to the city to visit the botanical garden, which is full of various species of plants and trees and a must visit for the nature lover and a photographer. Later visit the Wax World Museum and Dodabetta Tea Museum. Spend the evening at St. Stephen's church and the Ooty city market to know more of the culture.
Day 3: Visit the nearby Elk hill by a hired vehicle and enjoy the morning at the divine temple here. By noon be back in the city and reach the station. Cross check the Toy Train timings to Mettupalayam. If time is left, visit the nearby Murugan temple which is just at the walking distance from the station. Otherwise enjoy the 2 pm Toy Train to Mettupalayam. On the way, you would come across the most beautiful falls and bridges ever.

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Ooty Reviews

2 weeks agoo by Geetha Priya

It was a really good gesture with Nishanth the driver who made this trip memorable. (Read More)Covered all the places and patient enough to handle elders and kids.

10 months ago by Rajesh akula

I was extremely satisfied with Travel2ooty. Personally I thank Mr.Nishanth (cab driver ) has proven to be courteous and helpful from the very beginning. (Read More) His driving was professional and friendly. Also very punctual in pick up and dropping. I highly recommend Travel2ooty for your trip.

6 days ago by sg sekaran484

Hi Travel 2 Ooty, My sister came for Honeymoon trip 3day 2night. They enjoyed their trip very well. The hotel you have arranged for them was superb👌. (Read More)Driver & guide Mr. Nishanth, drives very safely. He gave good suggestions for them to visit places and also restaurants too.He followed their itinerary and changes they wanted to make along the trip. He mingled with them like our family member. Thanks to Nishanth bro👌👌👍. Thanks to Travel 2 Ooty. Strongly recommended. (Read More)travelling in June. Carry some light woollens. The Rose Garden, Botanical Gardens and Doddabetta peak are few of the famous attractions here. It would be a good idea to hire a tourist cab or a bus so that you can cover all the sightseeing spots easily. Apart from the wonderful experience this place has to offer, the homemade chocolates sold here are one of the best things that you can take away from the city.

5 weeks ago by sangeetha B

wow! awesome wonderful journey with travel to ooty and also tnk full to driver Nishanth....tnk u lotsss

2 weeks ago by prabhu karthik

Sooprb... Awesome tourist guide murali bro... Safety and secured.... Simply nice trip.

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How to Reach Ooty

The Coimbatore airport is the closest airport to the hills at 3-1/2 hours by road. There are flights into Coimbatore from Singapore, Sharjah, Colombo and most parts of India including Mumbai, Chennai and B... (Read More)