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Ooty Travel Guide

A big hit among tourists seeking tranquility and natural beauty, Ooty is a beautiful town located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is widely known as Ootacamund and is the.....

A big hit among tourists seeking tranquility and natural beauty, Ooty is a beautiful town located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is widely known as Ootacamund and is the Queen of hill stations. It is the capital of Nilgiris district and is one of the most famous tourist spots in India. Anybody who has traveled in South India and follows Indian movies, knows the secret of Ooty tourism. Ooty Travel Guide brings forth you a lot of information about sightseeing in Ooty, hotels in Ooty, restaurants in Ooty, climate of Ooty and the colonial atmosphere of Ooty.

Ooty Travel Guide is full of references to the mesmerizing scenery and serene spots. Some of the renowned places to visit in Ooty that are situated in and around the town are Raj Bhawan, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Government Museum, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake etc. Ooty is also famous as The Blue Mountains as it is situated in the Nilgiri Hills. It was originally a tribal land which was occupied by the Todas alongside with other tribes through trade.

Ooty is a land of picturesque picnic spots having blooming vegetation and astonishing tea gardens and fine pine and eucalyptus trees which keep pleasing to the eye the beauty of the place. Ooty tour packages like the Annual Tea and Tourism Festival create an occasion for the crowd to gather in huge numbers to have a great time in this wonderful place.

Ooty also encircles some eminent tourist destinations of India. Ooty Travel Guide alos talks about nearby destinations from Ooty like the Bandipur National Park, Coonoor, Mysore, Coimbatore and Palakkad.

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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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Is heavy rains in Ooty available?Is it safe to go now?


Naresh Kumar

it's raining

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please suggest me the cheapest taxi from coimbatore to ooty?


Ravi Bhushan

Hi Vinit, There is.. government connectivity from coimbatore to ooty. I will advice to travel with them. because most of local taxi try to fool first timer. Now a day off season also. may you can get cheap taxi.

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is there rain in ooty?


Mukesh Gupta

Though it is rainy season but it did not rain for 3 days during our visit last week.

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Pls suggest a Good location for hotel?



Look for hill top hotels and view towards tea estates. If u r going for economical u will get but u have to search

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Which is the best and cheap hotel in ooty?



I prefer golden springs. Bcoz u will be getting it around 1800 for 3 people. This is good and comfortable. Service is good too. Only problem is with food. If u want to order u can in hotel. But if u want eat out u should go for a km. But I prefer this

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please suggest me the best and cheapest sight seeing package for 2 days?


Muthu kumar

Dear guest thanks for contacting kumaran cottage ooty . 2days will be more than enough for ooty .1st day ooty and coonoor 2nd day pykara and mudhumalai .

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how will be the ooty weather in October 2018?


Rakesh Gupta

please suggest me the cheapest taxi from coimbatore to ooty?


Athul SR

i would suggest you to take a Zoomcar, a self driving car as it would be cheaper than taxi and you can drive enjoying the scenic beauty and weather

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how is the weather in ooty now? I have planned to come 16th August and which is best hotel near to railway station?


dilip h

It is pleasant ,railways station is in coonoor,not in ooty

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Is the trip... for mysore and ooty from 17th night to 21st morning worth?



It completely depends on weather conditions.

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