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Ooty Tourism, Tamil Nadu

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Tourism in Ooty

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About Ooty Hill Station, Tamil Nadu

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 as the ‘Queen of hill stations’, Ooty, Tamil Nadu is a heaven for nature lovers. And, if someone is looking for a sojourn to get ensconced in the lap of nature, then Ooty tourism is the best travel package to opt for. This Ooty guide aims to familiarize travelers with all aspects of the city, such as places to see and things to do along with travel tips that might make an Ooty city tour a more pleasurable experience.

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.

Major attractions of Ooty:

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 you may visit with Ooty tourism 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.


Famous in Ooty:

In terms of food, Ooty is famous for 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.

Honeymoon in Ooty:

Plan a honeymoon excursion with Ooty tourism packages, and let the romantic weather and enticing landscapes create a spectacular backdrop for a perfect celebration of togetherness. Enjoy a sojourn while indulging in each other, savouring delectable cuisines, and making beautiful memories to be cherished for life.

Adventure in Ooty:

Besides sightseeing, shopping and delicious cuisines, Ooty tourism also satiates the adventurer in each traveller. Replete with natural bumps in the hilly region, here is a chance to feel some adrenaline rush while partaking in mountain biking. One may also choose to go for trekking and hang gliding. Or, enjoy some joyful moments with their loved ones in Black Thunder Theme Park.

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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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    • Trip to Ooty

      Took a trip to ooty and Mysore through Fox pro.Had a great experience, Gagan from Fox pro was really helpful.. He will be always there when needed. Overall a wonderful trip Took a trip to ooty and Mysore through Fox pro.Had a great experience, Gagan from Fox pro was really helpful.. He will be always there when needed. Overall a wonderful trip
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      HARVINDER Singh

      Bengaluru, 2 days ago

    • Trip to Ooty

      Rooms were not clean. Coorg hotel was no where near the market. Cockroaches in the room. We have to wait for more than 3 hours to check in Mysore hotel. Mysore hotel's manager was too arrogant. Service was very slow. We have been told there will no Oyo rooms from the package. But have got Oyo rooms in coorg and mysore. Need to travel for more 4-5 kms to reach to coorg hotel's breakfast restaurant. There was only 1 option given for breakfast in Coorg. I have been told I will get so many options in the breakfast. Nothing I got. Mysore hotel didn't give us breakfast. I ate it outside and Lee vacations paid me for that. Ooty hotel was good but the service was damn slow. We literally have to wait for half an hour to get water bottle. Breakfast was very limited. Only idli and bread. Cab driver was good. He knows each and every thing about the place.
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      Sunilgupta Sg

      Bangalore, 6 days ago

    • Trip to Ooty

      Travel Agent just looked at the budget i have provided, but he didn't cared whether the basic amenities are available or not at the hotels provided. When enquired the same with them, then the response really surprised me. He was stating how can I expect the basic amenities when my budget is just 30K for 4 days :( and intern told me that it was very challenging for him to accomodate. Overall trip went fine, but we faced issues at the hotel at Ooty.
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      Krishna Kishore

      Hyderabad, 6 days ago

    • Trip to Ooty

      Overall stay was great. Enjoyed a lot. All three hotels were good. I would like to suggest one thing, as tourist doesn't know much about the place , you should guide then accordingly. As which places to visit, how many days required per city. Because there were so much travelling that almost one whole day of my respective city tour went in travelling. So tourist can cover less but atleast can enjoy current place. Else it was a memorable trip. Thank you. Journey was beautiful than the destination. I really enjoyed bful road trip to Ooty .
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      Richa Pahuja

      New delhi, 7 days ago

    • Trip to Ooty

      The overall arrangement by Lee Vacations was exceptional excepting the Hotel at Ooty. Initially Bhagravi effort to convince me to book a trip with Lee was unforgeatable. She left no stone unturned to ensure the booking. Than the driver Jitenderji tried his best to ensure the trip ends smoothly & becomes a memorable one for us. Ramya & Murrugun also tried their best ensure we get the best hospitality as pissible. I thank the whe Lee team for their sincere and honest effort to keep us happy, God bless them. The Rameswaram trip particularly to Dhanuskodi & Kalam Memorial was amazing
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      Himansu Dubey

      Odisha 768201, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Karnataka

      My yrip for first two days in coorg was amazing, but ejen we reached ooty and saw the hotel it was one of the worst, what seen on photos and what it is actually it is completely different and when we tried contacting lee vacation, they told us they will see what they can do and after that they stopped recieving our phone calls as we have paid the complete amount just before we reached ooty, further we had to see other hotels on our own as well as bear the expense of it on our own
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      Munazza Khan

      Navi mumbai, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Ooty

      very good experience with travel triangle and agent (chill memories)coordinate well Mysuru & Ooty
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      Ashutosh Upadhyay

      Prayagraj, 9 days ago

    • Trip to Karnataka

      I am highly disappointed with your hotel bookings for my ooty trip. My first hotel at mysore "viceroy comfort" was pathetic as it was not even close to a 3 star hotel, as promised to me by your agent. The room was not hygenic, the blanket was torn, AC remote was not working, no clean glasses and jug and even TV screen was not proper. My experience for next hotel "Castle international" was even more pathetic as non-AC rooms were booked for us, which was a fault from your end purely. I had already mentioned to your agent in the starting that I wanted AC rooms only Still he booked me a non AC room and later when I called him, he clearly told me that he cannot do anything now.Due to this I had to adjust in such humid temperature . I trusted you with my trip planning and you have spoiled my whole vacation.You had such a good name in your line but I don’t think you are eligible for any praises. This was my first experience with you and its really horrible. In continuation to trailing mail I would like to point out few more things 1. As stated earlier after about my concern for non AC room in Mysore, I had confirmed about my booking of AC room in ooty,for which your executive clearly told me that Ooty rooms are AC rooms only but once again I got a non AC room. 2. No where in my itinerary, it was mentioned that I had to purchase separate tickets for toy-train to Coonoor from Ooty, At the end, I was forced to drop down whole Coonoor plan. 3. Lastly, everywhere the driver also acts as a guide, but our driver was not only in a hurry to complete his day and leave us back at the hotel but never took any interest in guiding us through the tour. I wanted the tour to be memorable in good ways but it turned out to be otherwise. I am highly disappointed by your services and the false commitments by your executives given to attract business. Now, i am worried for my next trip.
      RS

      Rahul Saxena

      Delhi, 11 days ago

    • Trip to Karnataka

      Journey was very good. Driver was very gentle even hotels location was mindblowing specially in Ooty. Looking forward for more trips with travel traingle. Thank You.
      AH

      Anandpremi Hardknow

      Bengaluru, 11 days ago

    • Trip to Ooty

      The trip was good but the itenary was not at all followed by the driver there was a huge communication gap and we missed soo many spots from the intenary as we were really interested in the toy train and driver had no idea about it he was taking us to all the small spots and not the ones as planned also there was no hot water in the hotel even after complaining for soo many times no one helped. Best time was spent at the tea factory where we got to know about how tea and chocolate is made and all of us shopped together and enjoyed the boat ride afterwards at ooty lake and 7d cinema it was amazing.
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      Saif Ali

      Erode, 16 days ago

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    FAQ's of Ooty

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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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