Ooty Tourism
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Ooty Tourism

Ooty Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • Altitude: 2240 m
  • Pincode: 643001
  • District: Nilgiris
  • Language: Tamil
  • STD code: 0423
  • Weather: Summer 12 to 29°C, Winter 5 to 24°C

History of Ooty

Lovingly called the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’, Ooty in Tamil Nadu is a hill station tucked away in the Nilgiris. In earlier times, Ooty was occupied by the tribe of Todas who later handed it over to Mr John Sullivan, the tenth Governor of Coimbatore to build up the city. 

During the British Raj, Ooty was developed and used by them as the summer resort and was considered as the summer capital of the Madras Presidency.

People and Culture of Ooty

Ooty is a popular tourist destination of India because of its lush green hills, lofty mountains, tall pines, sprawling valleys and English country lanes. Because of its pleasant climate, Ooty is brimming with tourists all year round. Ooty displays a composite culture with a leading South Indian population. Christians, Buddhists and Hindus are prevalent in this hill station. Summer Flower Festival and Tea and Tourism Festival are among the popular festivals of Ooty.

Things to Do in Ooty

There are a lot of places to visit in Ooty. From expansive tea estates, to blossoming green forests to appealing bungalows, this hill station is packed with Ooty tourist places. Botanical Garden is one of the popular Ooty attractions. The garden features rare species of trees, flowers, plants and bushes. It is also famous for its Summer Festival, flower show and exhibition.

In the list of places to see in Ooty, Ooty Lake is a must visit. It is an artificial lake which was made by John Sullivan. Doddabetta Peak is one of Ooty sightseeing that is the highest point in Ooty. The view from this point is mesmerizing and one can even indulge in trekking to this point. For those who want a fun day and are looking for things to do in Ooty, can take an entire Ooty tour by Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Rose Garden and Pykara Lake are other two sightseeing in Ooty.

Food and Shopping  in Ooty

Apart from Ooty places to visit, there are other things without which a trip to Ooty is incomplete. There is a long list of cafes, restaurants, bakeries, upscale and pocket friendly eateries in Ooty. Ooty’s famous buns, cakes and chocolates should not be missed.

One must not leave Ooty without buying some homemade chocolates, tea, aromatic oils and spices. There are various shops in the main market of Ooty which sell these items.

Accommodation in Ooty

For those who are wondering how to reach Ooty can choose to travel to this beautiful hill station by bus, by train or by taxi. You do not have to worry about accommodation either. From home stays to resorts to guest houses to hotels, Ooty is packed with many options. There are hotels in Ooty according to your budget and preference. One can even choose to stay in hotels that are in close proximity to all major tourists places. One must book a hotel well in advance to avoid the last minute rush. Plan a leisurely trip to Ooty early this season with your friends or family and take a break in the lap of nature from your monotonous hectic routine.



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Ranjith yadav

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  • Ranjith yadav
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  337 readers

"A must visit place" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
The plus point of Ooty is the climate.. The atmosphere is so cool.. Truly enjoyable by all ages.. The homestays are really good & worth the money you spend.. Make sure you stay away from the city to enjoy the Ooty nature.. A very nice place to visit..
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Geetha ananthula

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  • Geetha ananthula
  • 2 Reviews
  •  360 readers

"IT is really wonderful tour" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Mont and mist hotel is excellent service I enjoyed a lot. It is very comfortable and peace full. Food is too delicious and tasty. Amazing nature and beauty full location.
Hotel manger and service people are very friendly. Doddabetta hill is fantastic hill view. I liked very much.
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Jayesh

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  • Jayesh
  • Lives in Thana Bhawan
  • 3 Reviews
  •  620 readers

"Ooty" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Ooty is a great place on our earth
, having mind blowing attractive sceneries & a lot of amazing views of natural wonders, it is so cold place and having romantic surroundings. Rose garden, botanical garden, SIMs park are awesome, wax museum, thunder park, pine trees there are so many spot to see, we have enjoyed a lot.
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Jish Mith

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  • Jish Mith
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  • 9 Reviews
  •  2313 readers

"Ooty" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
One of the must see place in India. Best place for honeymooners. Got a pleasant weather throughout the year, so you can visit anytime no matter what season it is. I personally liked this place like anything the reason because it has all the natural beauty. Well deserved a name of queens of hills. Easy to access, bus, train, and you can also go by flight until Coimbatore then hire a taxi or public transport as per your own convenient. In simple words, it will be worth spending your time & good value for your money.
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Gul Khan

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  • Gul Khan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1238 readers

"Beautiful Garden" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Beautiful, Well Mentioned, Clean and Hughe Garden in Ooty, Various Varieties of Flowers and Trees. Can be visited any time throughout the year, Kids enjoyed Bushes cut in Shapes of different Animals. Indian Map shown having Flowers of Different Colours as Different States, Knowledgeable for Children
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Sunil Jacob

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  • Sunil Jacob
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 16 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  7519 readers

"Out of the noise"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Most cool place in south. Botanical garden, rose garden, wax house, boating.

All these are best places to see and tea factory... These are the best places you should see. Try carrots of these place, too red and sweet...

Ooty chocolates are also good and homemade. You don't have to take auto or a car to travel. To enjoy the place you should walk and see.

There are some flowers which you will not find at any other places and make sure you get into Toy Train which is a heritage of India now. There are only 3 trains in whole India and among those, one is in Ooty.
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Satya panda

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  • Satya panda
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nature's beauty"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It's the best place for couples. Everyone can enjoy the beauty of nature and the water falls, rose garden, boating. At night it was 9 degrees, so do not forget to come with hot clothes. Overall it's a very good experience.
One of the best thing is tamilnadu govt buses fare is very cheap. It's was only Rs 28 from mettyapalam to Ooty. Thanks to the govt and there is direct bus from Ooty bus stand to Bangalore, for only Rs 250.
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Naga srinivasa rao Chatla

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  • Naga srinivasa rao Chatla
  • Lives in Coimbatore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1723 readers

"Awesome place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Great place and the oldest spot in south India for honeymoon.
I have visited this place more than 5 times
Lovely climate
Lot of places to visit
Heart of niligiris
Lot of tourist attractions
In and around otty
It has places and hotels of all costs
90 kms from Coimbatore
It has a very old botanical garden and rose garden which has wife Range of trees and flowers
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Aravinth Kanagaraj

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  • Aravinth Kanagaraj
  • Lives in Nagercoil
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2218 readers

"Excellent hotel with low prize"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Excellent hotel with safe and pleasant stay. Very good room service and provided cab for tour visit in very low package, I enjoyed very well in this stay with blue hills international,
I will book again and again in this same hotel for my next trip and I will recommend to my friend also.
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Jayant sagar

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  • Jayant sagar
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2657 readers

"Must Visit Place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is very excellent place who love to be in nature. Ooty gardens are well maintained and you will find all types of flowers and rose. In my opinion people must visit Botanical Garden, Rose Garden to look and feel the different types of flowers and rose and the view. Tea Garden and Conoor are very excellent sight-seen places. 2-3 three days are not enough to visit all the places as long as you have stamina.
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