Information About Ooty Tourism
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Ooty Travel Guide
Ooty is a gorgeous hill station in Tamil Nadu, and is considered a haven for nature lovers from all the country. Ensconced in the lap of nature, this town is surrounded on all sides by the towering Nilgiris, evergreen fir trees and of course, lakes small and large. The local language of Ooty is Tamil, although it being a popular tourism destination, English and Hindi are also widely spoken. The best time to visit Ooty is during the summer season, from March to June, when the weather here is pleasant and cool as compared to the rest of South India as well as most of the country.
Read on to find out all the Ooty hill station information that one might require before visiting it, including all about Ooty weather, street food, festivals, shopping and much more. Know all facts about Ooty before booking a package.
Weather of Ooty: The weather in Ooty remains pleasant almost all through the year. The summers here are cool and pleasant, with the temperature remaining within 20°C to 30°C. Even in winters, the temperature remains pleasant, falling no further than 15°C. The monsoons are also pleasant, although the incessant rains do make it a little harder to enjoy sightseeing, but for nature lovers, this is a good time to visit.
Food of Ooty: For travelers wondering what sort of food to eat in Ooty, the choice is endless. From local delicacies to world cuisine, Ooty offers travelers an unlimited choice. This Ooty food guide is the perfect way to know what to eat, and what to avoid. For vegetarians, the choices of Ooty food are endless, from dosas and idlis to vegetarian pizzas and salads. For non-vegetarians, dishes such as biryani and seafood platters are the perfect indulgence. The main food of Ooty can be said to be rice-based dishes, and one is sure to find such dishes for breakfast, lunch, dinner as well as for snacks. Whatever your preferences, good food in Ooty is not hard to come by. The best hotels in Ooty for food can be found near the city center, as well as close to the major attractions of the place.
Festivals of Ooty: Some of the most important festivals of Ooty include the Thaipoosam in Elk Hill Murugan Temple that is celebrated in February, the Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival held in the month of April, the Coonoor Mariamman Temple Festival between April and May, and several others. Some of the other festivals celebrated in Ooty here include flower shows and fruit festivals, where the rich harvest of Ooty is showcased. Imagine open air grounds crammed full with ripe fruits and riotously colored flowers!
Shopping in Ooty: Shopping in Ooty is a great idea since it is a haven for hand-made items such as warm shawls, sweaters, and souvenirs to remember the trip by. The local markets of Ooty are great for stocking up on dried spices and different varieties of tea leaves. When gathering information about Ooty, travelers must make sure to find out all they can about the markets near their accommodation for a more comprehensive shopping experience.
Travelers are advised to keep a few things in mind, before going on an Ooty trip. Traveling with an Ooty tourist map with distance written on it is a good idea, so that there are no travel mishaps.
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Raghavan's 2 days trip to OotyNice hospitality provided. Overall nice experience.
Madhu's 4 days trip to OotyReally planned well and economic. Thanks to my economy travels
Rahul's 5 days trip to OotyMysore -Ooty Trip:- Nothing Much Say Regarding this trip...............Its Good or Ok OK Type trip...After past relation we was expected that this Ooty trip is also a good memory and happiness.....Lets some point:- 1)Overall Trip Was good..... 2)Cab:-Blr to Mysr--Driver not even understand English/hindi(Talking only local Language) and we are unable to said that we are very much hungry and need to stop for a luch...every time I said please stop in a decent place where we can et ..his only reply" yes sir...yes sir..5 mins only" ... 3)Mysore to Ooty Cab:-Awesome experience... Cordial/Supportive/funny/perfect tout guider for tourist.. 4)Ooty Cab:-Good human being but have some attitude problem in some cases...but it shouldn't be any more with a guest. 5)OOty to mysr and mysr to BLr Cab-Good experience 6)MOST IMPORTANT POINT FOR AGENCY:- First of all our agency coordinator its nice talking/polite but what happened during this trip I don't know really...how could he do such type of disgusting/worst/rudeness full behavior with a guest...such a shameless behavior....As a guest i except that did not know your policy or whom should I talk during my sight seen... Ek bat Haina... "Ant Bhala to Sab Bhala"----but bande ne wo hi nehi kiya.. Thanks for your help by the way :) :) :)
Hrishikesh's 4 days trip to OotyHotel Silver oak at Ooty was awesome, But at Mysore it was okay . Driver Manju was good but he made stories and was not refusing to take us to Dodabetta the highest peak point of Ooty ,he took us till tea factory n told this is only Dodabetta , but forced him to go to Dodabetta so he agreed but was disappointed for remaining trip Dodabetta peak point at Ooty even if telescope view is not available the weather is awesome.
Yogesh's 5 days trip to OotySpecial thanks to Suchetha Madam for an excellent arrangement of the entire trip. Hotels were excellent.... Driver Mr. Santhosh was awesome and overall trip was very nice. Appreciate the behaviour of Driver Mr. Santhosh D. who was too good.
Anirban's 3 days trip to Ootydriver was very arogant and did bad driving. rash driving. hotels we're good but not very great.
Hdoshi's 3 days trip to OotyExcellent trip and most importantly the service was well taken care of. Recommended
Vinay's 4 days trip to OotyHotels are very good... liked them very much. Apart from that, we got new driver every day who don't know what is the plan and need to explain them every time. Planning is not proper. Thanks to sameera who was helpful when required. But the person who is managing the things at ooty, he is not at all good. He don't pick up phone when in need. He just ignore. He itself saying their drivers are idiots. Had problems with the driver. They will come very late which ruins all the plans of the day.
Varadharaj's 4 days trip to OotyAwesome Hotel... Amazing view.. Felt like we are staying in the clouds. Away from the hustle n bustle of commercial Ooty, i recommend this Hotel to everyone. If u lobe nature and want peace of mind, this is the place. The Cab driver - Shanmugam was very decent n courteous. He made sure we are comfortable n didnt rush us. I wish i could say the same for our Travel Agent - Victory World.. I used to get calls from them frequently before the booking.. but once the booking n payment was done, i was the one who was calling them up for details. No initiative from them. I was promised Toy train tickets which i did not get due to their negligence. Overall the trip was amazing but it would have been even better if our Travel Agent's services was better.
Nshah's 4 days trip to OotyIt was very best trip It was most memorable trip to us All arrangement was superb
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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.
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.
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.
ATMs are easily available in Ooty, and most major shops accept debit and credit cards of all major banks.
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