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Ooty Tourism Overview

About Ooty

Ooty is a popular hill station in Tamil Nadu, situated in the Nilgiri Hills. The name is shortened from Ootacamund, the anglicised form of Udhagamandalam. The place is also referred to as Udhagai. The name has been derived from ‘othakal-mund’ which means ‘house in mountains’. Thought it was initially occupied by the Toda community, Ooty was established under the British regime as the summer headquaters for Madras. The economy of this hill station receives the maximum contribution from tourism and agriculture.

This city had been titled ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ by the British for its immense beauty and splendid views of the valleys and Nilgiri Mountains. Ooty has a very hospitable climate throughout the year. The average maximum is 25 degree Celsius. Honeymooning couples, nature enthusiasts and people who want a recluse from the city life flock this place round the calendar. The number of tourist attractions in and around is more than most hill stations of India.


How To Reach : By Air : - The nearest airport to Oorty is located at Coimbatore which is situated 88 km away. Coimbatore is connected with Cochin, Chennai and Bangalore. By Rail : - Ooty Railway Station is situated at a distance of 2 kms from City Center and is well linked with rest of the India. A toy train is also available which connects Ooty to Coonoor and Mettupalayam. By Road : - Ooty is connected with its neighboring cities through a number of significant highways.
Area :

49.371 km2

Population :

88,430 as recorded in 2011.

Languages :

The official languages are Badaga and Tamil.

Best Time to Visit :

October to June.

Calling Code :

0423

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