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Best time to visit

Mar - Jun

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5-6 Days

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Rs. 4,999
  • Hills
  • Waterfalls
  • Nature

About Ooty Destinations

Ooty, a gorgeous hill station in Tamil Nadu, full of lush greenery and marvels of nature, is also referred to as Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund. Ooty is located in the Nilgiris Hills, almost a 100 kms away from Coimbatore and 130 kms from Mysore. Famed to be the “Queen of the Hill Stations”, Ooty Tamil Nadu is a haven for nature lovers, bird-watchers and those who are looking to relax while ensconced in the lap of nature. This Ooty guide aims to familiarize travelers with all aspects of the city, such as places to see and things to do here, as well as any travel tips that might make an Ooty city tour a more pleasurable experience. Learn all about Ooty and Ooty tourism, before visiting it.

This Ooty travel guide information includes details about all the major tourist attractions of Ooty, and what places absolutely must be covered in an itinerary. Some of the most beautiful places in Ooty are wonders of nature such as the Kalhatty Falls, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Lake and many other lakes and waterfalls. Other notable places of interest in Ooty include the Botanical Garden of Ooty, which is home to some of the world’s rarest and most exotic plant life, and the Rose Garden, which houses an infinite number of species of rose and other flowers. When talking about Ooty tourism, can the historical monuments be far behind? Stone House and St. Stephen’s Church are two of the most important historical landmarks of the city. Book an Ooty special package for visiting this beauty, and covering all its attractions.


The specialty of Ooty, in terms of food, can be said to be idlis, dosas and rasam among other typical South Indian dishes. However, when in Ooty, tasting some of the bakery items here, such as buns, cakes, varkis (local skillet cakes) and fruit and nut chocolates are also a must do. When talking about shopping for souvenirs at this hill station, this Ooty trip guide has got the travelers covered. The best things to buy from Ooty includes handmade shawls by the Toda community, who earlier used to occupy Ooty. One can also purchase dried spices, handicrafts, leather goods, wooden artifacts and junk jewelry. Another important thing to purchase from Ooty city is tea leaves, which are grown and processed right here in the hill station.

Travelers must make sure to gather all required information about Ooty through this Ooty destination guide, before arranging for a trip or purchasing a package, so as to be able to enjoy the trip to the fullest. Creating an informative Ooty trip plan can ensure that travelers can have the best time of their lives, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

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By Air

When visiting Ooty, and looking to spend less time on traveling, the best option is to go via flight. For those wondering how to reach Ooty by air, it would be prudent to know that the nearest airport to Ooty is in Coimbatore, located nearly 88 kms away from the city. However, the flight options is suitable only when one is coming from far-off destinations such as Delhi, Chandigarh or Kolkata. Otherwise the time spent on traversing the distance from Coimbatore to Ooty, especially with the serpentine roads here, makes sure that it is not worth the expense of taking a flight to get to Ooty.

By Train

For those wondering how to reach Ooty by train, the closest railway station is in Mettupalyam. For travelers looking to travel by train, reaching the nearest railway station at Ooty is the best bet. From Mettupalyam one can either take a cab or a bus to reach the Ooty city center. The rail journey to Ooty is an extremely picturesque one, with verdant hill and small waterfalls keeping one company. Although the journey time might be longer, there is no denying that this is one of the most popular modes of transportation, not just for the budget but also for the comfort.

By Road

If travelers thinking about how to reach Ooty by road, roadways buses, private buses and taxis are the best bet. Buses are available from nearby destinations such as Chennai and Bangalore, as well as from far-off destinations such as Mumbai. An Ooty tourist bus can be the best option for getting around in the city. For travelers looking to drive over to Ooty, the best option would be to take along an Ooty travel guide and get on the road. The roads here are well-maintained, and a delight to travel on.

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ATMs are easily available in Ooty, and most major shops accept debit and credit cards of all major banks.

There are several ways to pass time in Ooty, starting from visiting the beautiful natural attractions to the historic monuments, from shopping at the local markets to sampling local dishes.

Ooty is a beautiful little hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu, in India.

Although a fairly small destination, Ooty is rich in terms of natural wonders. There are a plethora of lakes, waterfalls and mountain peaks to explore, as well as a few historic monuments, museums, and theme parks. So make sure to have t least 5 to 6 days in hand to explore it fully.

Ooty is the right destination to stock up on dried spices and a huge variety of tea. One can also purchase hand-embroidered shawls, leather goods and wooden artifacts as souvenirs of the trip.

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