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About Ooty Ooty is a popular hill station located in Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, officially known as Udhagamandalam The landscape is marked by rolling hills covered with dense vegetation, smaller hills and plateaus covered with tea gardens, and eucalyptus trees Many portions of the hills are preserved as natural reserve forests, and special permits will be needed to camp in non-camp sites Ooty is not the destination in itself, as much as it is the focal point of attraction.
Location The Coimbatore airport is the closest to the hills at 3½ hours by road Ooty can be reached by toy train (The Nilgiri Mountain Railway) from Mettupalayam Distance from Ooty to various cities: Coonoor (17 km) Coorg (225 km) Kodaikanal (236 km) Munnar (282 km) Bangalore (297 km)
Weather & Best time to visit Ooty Temperature: Summer – Max: 25°C, Min: 10°C; Winter – Max: 21°C, Min: 5°C The best season to visit Ooty is from February to May and September to November, although it can be visited any time of the year
What to See/Do in Ooty Botanical Gardens Doddabetta peak Ooty Rose gardens Wax World - (Wax Museum) Sims Park (Coonoor) The Tea Factory Boating at Pykara Falls at Pykara Historical Dam with Power station at Pykara Hidden Valley Echo Rock
How To Reach By Air Coimbatore is the nearest airport By Train Mettupalayam, ~47 km away from Ooty, is the nearest major railway station Toy trains from Mettupalayam to Ooty By Road From Mysore, Bangalore, Madurai, and Kanyakumari
Distance From Relevant Cities Coimbatore 100 Kms Bangalore 273 Kms Chennai 550 Kms All distances are approximate
Doddabetta peak Image courtesy: Pratheept2000, Wikipedia
Pykara Falls Image courtesy: Pratheept2000, Wikipedia
Emerald Lake Image courtesy: L.vivian.richard, Wikipedia