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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Aditya  Baddula

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  • Aditya Baddula
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  870 readers

"Amazing Ooty" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Its really a breath taking place and the scenaries are amazing. Travelled by mountain train and enjoyed everybit of it. Although the climate is harsh when reached dhodabetta peak, remaining places are really awesome. Love to visit once more if possible. HolidayIQ helped a lot by providing a good travel agent and a nice hotel to stay in.
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Niki noddy

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  • Niki noddy
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2865 readers

"Romantic"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Chilled weather that makes eu got warm vit yo gal ;-) places are pretty nice but food is just OK so choose to restaurant wisely. Get yo sweaters packed up if not ul suffer ah lot as I suffered in that cold weather :-D it is ah awesome place to chill vit yo girlfriend. Too many places are also there to visit but no needone to visit aaalll the places.
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Sanchi rana

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  • Sanchi rana
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  3554 readers

"Location and views are breathtaking"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Ooty is known for its splendid beauty and lush green mountains. I would suggest to carry some warm clothes. There is mild shower in the month of June and mostly weather is cloudy.
One must visit Botanical Garden, Pykara Lakein Ooty and Sims park in Coonor.
It is also famous for its toy train which plies between Mettuplayam and Ooty. We took train from Coonor to Ooty (1 hour 15 mins)and had an amazing experience. If you wish to travel in FC make sure you book tickets online atleast a week in advance.
For people travelling from north good food can be a challenge to find. But do try Amma's kitchen for delicious mouth watering food and ginger tea. :)
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Arvind singh

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  • Arvind singh
  • 4 Reviews
  •  3908 readers

"Good Experience"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Great escape from heat during April - June. Must Visits are - Rose garden, botanical garden, lake, tea gardens in Coonoor. Carry warm clothes. We stayed in Youth hostel Camping Facility, one can avoid that when with family. Avoid hotels near city centre if you want to enjoy the real weather of Ooty. Main road and near city center is too polluted.
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Johnson babu

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  • Johnson babu
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3983 readers

"My views"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Ooty is really a best place to get a hide out from this burning sun during the month of may you can get a perfect relaxation and enjoy peacefully and have a wonderful time. Only thing is try not to stay in any place just search for right hotels through reviews.
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Chandan s k

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  • Chandan s k
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6554 readers

"Nice property vet neatly maintained with awesome food and service"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We had been to this property it was very neatly maintained food was extremely good and hospitality is awesome I feel must visit place I look forward to visit again last but the least I should say Mr. Lionel is taken care of us each and every thing it was a great experience overall
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Kavitha vikram

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  • Kavitha vikram
  • 4 Reviews
  •  6807 readers

"Summer vacation - Ooty"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
We stayed at NAHAR RESIDENCY, main Bazaar, ootacamund, ooty-1. We stayed for five days it was an awesome place we went, the place were we stayed was a perfect place for everything. The place we visited were awesome. This was my first trip after marriage. We went with our kids they were happy.
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Revanth

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  • Revanth
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  7742 readers

"Very bad experience"

  • 2.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
April/May is not the best time to visit Ooty because of the fact that large no of people are willing to visit Ooty for summer vacation. And there is no proper arrangements and facilities for such a huge crowd. The traffic was too heavy and the vehicles stuck in the traffic for hours.
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  • 4 votes

Raghava gupta

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  • Raghava gupta
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  7248 readers

"Ooty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Govt circuit bus at 100rs pass for day, no tickets.
And private travels at 250 rs per day
Sight seeing Ooty lake entry 12/-, and boating starts at 150/- near by thread garden20/-, wax museum
And botanical garden entry 30/-, rose garden entry 30/-
Doddabetta now a days private vehicles heavy vehicles not allowing and that to telescopic view not possible due to snow fall
Private travels for that 250 they won't show Ooty take you to Coonoor waste your time.
Full traffic hair pin bend curved roads,
There Sims park, lambs rock, dolphins nose
On the way one telescopic view, tea garden eucalyptus oil factory, chocolate factory
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Reetesh

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  • Reetesh
  • 2 Reviews
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"Ooty"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Nice drive from Bangalore. Best part is driving through the hairpin turns.
Seems very commercialised and crowded. Expected more quite and decent environment but I think I chose wrong dates.
Anyways it's a good break from busy life in Bangalore.
Will try weekdays next time
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