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Ooty Travel Guide

Ooty or Udhagamandalam is a well-known hill resort in the Nilgiri range. This hill resort is a perfect holiday destination for honeymooners, families and a group of friends. Ooty is surrounded with hill resorts, lush valleys and tea gardens.
Doddabatta Peak, Avalanche Lake, Pykara River, Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Ooty Boat House, The Tea factory and many more are famous sight-seeing places. There are different types of restaurants available in the city from Indian to Italian. You can try local snacks as well like spicy groundnuts. Do not forget to take a ride on the Toy Train that covers the journey of 45 km in 5 hours. October to February is a good time to visit and enjoy the festivals while April to June is good for relaxing. Mudumalai Forest Sanctuary is another attraction for nature lovers and children to educate. As for souvenirs, you can shop homemade chocolates, cheeses and spices.
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GETTING THERE

How to Reach Ooty

Being one of the frequented hill stations in India it has an easy access from other major cities in India. With flourishing Ooty tourism, the mighty hill station perched on the Nilgiri hues is mostly travelled by road. Ooty also encircles some of India’s tourist destinations and major cities. The distance from Coimbatore to Ooty is approximately 90kms where as from Chennai it approximately 550kms. One can even reach Ooty by road from Madurai, which is approximately 290 kms away. If you are in Hyderabad, it is going to take you half a day to reach Ooty. One needs to cover a distance of 850kms by road from Hyderabad. The approximate distance from Tirupati to Ooty is 540kms. Ooty encircles vast foliage dotted with wild lives and thus one can even drive to the Mukerti National Park and Lake, Madumali National Park and Bandipur National Park. The distance from Bangalore to Ooty is approximately 270kms whereas from Mysore to Ooty is only 120kms. If you are planning to drive to Ooty from Cochin, then you need to cover a distance of 270kms.


One who is willing to reach Ooty by train has to opt Mettupalayam, which is 47 km away from Ooty whereas Coimbatore and Chennai acts as the busiest railway stations that connects Ooty via Mettupalayam. Mettupalayam and Conoor are connected to Ooty with toy trains.


The Chennai International Aiprort, Cochin International Airport and the Bangalore International Airport are the closest airports from Ooty. Whereas international flights from New York to Bangalore and other international cities connects Ooty via Bangalore Aiport, which is the closest International Airport. Mysore Airport is the closest domestic airport that connects Ooty by air to rest of India. There are scheduled flights from Kolkata to Mysore and flights from Delhi to Mysore.


Thus how to reach Ooty is not a matter of fuss and still if you inquire then there are daily buses plying from Coimbatore, Cochin, Mysore, Bangalore and Chennai.


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What to know best place to stay and best hotel with awesome food?
Hotel hills palace is best for low budget. It has a wonderful rooms but budget is less
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is it requred to wear sweater from june 28 to July 2?i mean what i am asking is sweater is needed or not?
Keep with you . It can be used according to weather.I used sweater in June 1st week due to weather conditions.
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please tell me the car or jeep fares to see in Ooty sightseeing places for my total family members are 11?
for 11 people please book a traveller day tour outside charge Rs.375 per person and local tour Rs.300 per person.They cover all points...
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Looking for a budget hotel near Ooty Lake area. Please suggest.
Try for hotels which are located in connor road, it will be very near to oot lake
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any idea on how will be the weather on 22nd and 23rd June??based on which I will plan my trip.
Check forecast as always. Ooty normally has passing clouds with short spells of rain. On the way occasionally u could encounter mist. Avoid unless there is a major thunder storm. Roads to ooty is good. Suggest using gudallur route.
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