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  • 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.

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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
    30 May 2023
    Bangalore.myself.Ooty package Good Service Thanks
  • 5/5
    17 Feb 2021
    I was so lucky to find Safarnaama holidays from google. I planned a honeymoon trip to Maldvies and it was really a nice experience and the concern showed by Mr. Pulkit Bhardwaj about everything like arrangements and flying from India till coming back is really appreciated. He is really very helpful and kind hearted person. I would really recommend and advice my friends to plan through Safarnaama holidays. It was such a nice service that after completing my Maldives trip, the very next day i planned for Ooty and Coorg trip from Safarnaama holidays. We had an issue with the hotel in Ooty but Mr. Pulkit Bhardwaj really helped us change the hotel as per our requirements within short span of time. Really happy with Mr. Pulkit Bhardwaj and Safarnaama holidays. Thanks, Rajilesh Panicker ...more
  • 3/5
    11 Jul 2019
    Harrak International provided us a nice and memorable 4 days trip to Ooty. I am really thankful to them for their well planned itinerary, a decent hotel at perfect location to stay and a comfortable vehicle with courteous driver. They took care of our trip from the starting of the journey and also provided time to time updates about the further plans. The hotel offered by them was one of the best hotels in Ooty at prime location of the city that too at a very affordable price. It presented us quite tasty food with multiple options of cuisines. The stay was very comfortable there. Overall, the trip was one of our best trips and we are looking forward to Harrak for our next journey. ...more
  • 5/5
    19 Nov 2018
    Availed the cab service during our trip to Bandipur, Ooty and Coorg. I am very satisfied with the service. Mr. Manoj was very helpful in making the itinerary as per our requirement. Awesome service. Thanks a lot. ...more
  • 5/5
    11 Dec 2017
    awesome service receive for Bangalore Coorg ooty package booked on 05 Dec 2017 and special thanks to mr Kiran for support. Refer in my circle... ...more
  • 2/5
    29 Nov 2013
    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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