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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Rohit

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  • Rohit
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
  •  87 readers

"The Southern Hill Station" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Ooty is a place .. Which is very much hyped about .. People who have visited the Himalayas;u might find this hill station a bit underwhelming .. Obviously because there are no snow capped peaks to welcome you.
However what it lacks in white is made up in green ... The lush green tea fields of nearby coonor the lake the world heritage toy train and a very carefully maintained botanical garden all more than make up for it.
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Richa kapre

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  • Richa kapre
  • 2 Reviews
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"Winter destination" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
This is a great destination for people who love cold weathers especially this time of the year( Christmas) perfect balance of sunny and cold, be aware that it's an excessively crowded place as well. Although I was excited about the train in the nilgiris, it was by far the most disappointing ride. The parks were all wonderfully maintained and the highlight of Ooty. Dodabetta peak has one of the most breathtaking views, but too commercialised.
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Nilesh surve

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  • Nilesh surve
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Pleasant stay and cool temperature"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Temperature was very good around 5-6 c during evening time. Road was superb and we visited Ooty lake, botanical garden, doddabeta peak and it was awesome experience. Those who want to relax from daily hectic routine and also want to feel the nature as well as wants freash air then one can visit Ooty for sure ..
You will definitely love this place.
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Divya r

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  • Divya r
  • 2 Reviews
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"Great destination"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Great destination. Lots of places for sightseeing as well. But the weather becomes way too cold during the winter time! We saw places like Dolphin's Nose, Lambs Rock and Dodabetta peak. You should visit Doddabetta at around 5:30 pm or 6 pm. We also went to Sims park and Rose Garden. The nature is beautiful to see in this area.
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Sangram Ghatge

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  • Sangram Ghatge
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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  • 79 Reviews
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"Nice weather"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Visited in December 2016 .. Stayed in hotel Darshan opposite to Ooty lake .. Visited botanical garden, rose garden, dodabetta peak, tea garden, wax museum .. Took auto on rent for one day.
Next day visited coonor by nilgiris mountain railway's .. Must visit.
Went off season so crowd was less .. Enjoyed a lot
All fog everywhere.
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Ranjith yadav

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  • Ranjith yadav
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  2175 readers

"A must visit place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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"IT is really wonderful tour"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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"Ooty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Ooty"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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
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"Beautiful Garden"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months 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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