Top Tourist Places To Visit in Ooty

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Ooty

  • Ooty
  • Tamil Nadu
  • India
  • 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


  • 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.

Ooty Overview

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.

Climate & Geography

Ooty is a hill station located in the Nilgiri Mountains. It is situated at an elevation of 2,240 m, located 80 km north of Coimbatore. The climate of this place is subtropical highland which keeps it pleasant throughout the year. Summers are very moderate while winters are somewhat cold. Monsoon showers range from moderate to heavy and enhance the beauty of this town immensely. This is because many new plantations grow at this time.


Ooty is very well-connected with the rest of the country and internationally also.

Air: Coimbatore Airport is the nearest one; around 3-4 hours’ drive away. There are direct flights from many major cities of India, Singapore and Colombo.

Rail: A night train runs from Chennai to the Nilgiri Mountains, named The Nilgiri Express that connects to Ooty.

Roadways: Ooty is situated on National Highway NH 67 that links it to other cities in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Regular bus services are available from many cities to travel to Ooty.

Local Transport: This hill station can be covered through taxis, tourist cabs, auto rickshaws and town buses. All these modes are readily available.

Shopping & Entertainment

The popular products from this region are tea, eucalyptus oil, chocolates, honey, spices and gourmet cheese. Tourists should be careful when buying and be certain about the authenticity of the products. Horse riding and playing golf at the club are some of the ways to entertain oneself apart from revelling in the beauty.

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Latest Ooty Tour Reviews

  • 5/5
    29 Mar 2024
    good property and good staff. thanks madhav vacation for such experience.
  • 5/5
    01 Feb 2024
    We have booked a sightseeing trip for 15th January by Amuthan Travels Ooty. It was a wonderful trip with them. It was a day pack and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. They took us to various places like Doddapetta, the Botanical Garden Rose Garden, and Karnata Park. The driver Balasubramani was very kind and friendly. He patiently showed us all the places. And he managed the time calmly and he didn't urge us. We are so happy with the trip and we recommend everyone to book their day with Amuthan Travel Ooty and enjoy your day hassle-free. ...more
  • 5/5
    02 Jan 2024
    It was pleasure to have such a genuine Membership Product of Madhav Vacation, the hotel which was booked at Ooty has provided me all the facility which was in line with the Offer voucher issued by you. Thanks for all the arrangements. ...more
  • 5/5
    Bangalore.myself.Ooty package Good Service Thanks
  • 5/5
    had a nice flawless travel for 10 days using bmc holidays. The BMC holidays Manager Mr Manjunath is good and polite person his itinerary for tour package is good. Driver Mr Anand was good and nice, showed some different place nearer to itinerary places.5 star Hotel given to us Mr Manjunath. ...more
  • 2/5
    Honeymoon Trip : Ooty (20 Aug 2013) I'd like to thank Shub Tour and Travel Consultancy for arranging a wonderful trip to Ooty. As it was my honeymoon, it had to be the best holiday and it was. The hotel location, the cab, the visiting places, everything was just great. Had loads of fun and lovely memories. Shubhttc team was very helpful throughout the tour. ...more

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Ooty Trip?
    3-4 days are sufficient to explore the main attractions and enjoy the serene beauty of Ooty.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Ooty?
    The nearest major airport is Coimbatore International Airport, and the nearest train station is Mettupalayam Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Ooty?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Ooty are by road or by the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (toy train) from Mettupalayam.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Ooty?
    The Summer Festival in May is a special event in Ooty, featuring flower shows, boat races, and cultural performances.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Ooty?
    The top tourist attractions in Ooty are Ooty Lake, Botanical Gardens, Doddabetta Peak, Tea Museum, and Pykara Lake.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Ooty?
    Some must-try local dishes in Ooty include homemade chocolates, biryani, and various South Indian delicacies. Popular restaurants include Hotel Nahar and Shinkow's Chinese Restaurant.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Ooty?
    Ooty offers a range of accommodations including luxury resorts, budget hotels, homestays, and cottages.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Ooty?
    Yes, there are public buses and shared taxis available for transportation within and around Ooty.
  • What are the transportation options available in Ooty?
    Local buses, taxis, and auto-rickshaws are the common transportation options available in Ooty.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Ooty?
    Tamil and English are the primary languages spoken in Ooty.
  • What is the best time to visit Ooty?
    The best time to visit Ooty is from October to June, avoiding the monsoon season.
  • What activities can be done in Ooty?
    Some popular activities in Ooty include boating on Ooty Lake, trekking in the Nilgiri Hills, visiting tea plantations, and exploring the nearby national parks.
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