Ooty also known as Ootacamund is a popular tourism destination in Tamil Nadu India. Ooty is a popular hill resort ideal for honeymoon travel. The ideal weather conditions throughout the year make Ooty a great tourism destination. Ooty is considered one of the best honeymoon travel destinations in India. The city is also referred as the Queen of hill station.
Tourism is a major source of income for Ooty. During the summer thousands of tourists from North India travel to Ooty. Located at the height of 7500 feet above the sea level, Ooty is surrounded by the splendid Nilris mountain range also known as Blue Mountain. Ooty is the main tourism destination in the Nilgris mountain range.
Ooty is ideal family vacation destination. There is plenty of activities in the city to entertain the entire family. However Ooty is preferred by the romantic couples and newlywed for honeymoon travel.
When To Go
Due to the height of 7500 feet the weather in Ooty remains good throughout the year. Due to ideal weather condition Ooty is a popular summer tourism destination in India. The best to travel Ooty is from April to September. Weather conditions in winter could be little extreme for some tourists as temperature could drop to zero.
Place to Visit
Ooty Botanical Gardens - The famous Botanical Gardens of Ooty covers 22 hectares of area and showcase 650 species of plants and trees. Tourists in love with nature should visit Botanical Gardens of Ooty. May is the best time to visit Botanical Gardens due to the summer festival that showcases several varieties of flowers.
Doddabetta Peak - The Doddabetta peak is the highest point in the entire district. It is 10km away from Ooty. Tourists interested in photography should visit the Doddabetta peak as it presents some breathtaking views of the entire valley.
Ooty Rose Gardens - An ideal place for romantic couples, Ooty Rose gardens presents varieties of flowers. However rose blooms only for 3 months in a year.
Lake View - This is a very beautiful artificial lake with great scenes of Nilgris mountain range in the background. The Lake View is ideal place for family vacation. Try boating for some time with you family. Kids will definitely love this place.
Wax World - Wax World is a small museum that displays some wax items. Its good place to visit if although don't expect anything of the caliber of international wax museums.
Kalhatty Waterfalls - The Kalhatty waterfalls is 13km away from Ooty on the route to Mysore. The waterfall can be seen only during September to November. The place is also famous for mountain trekking.
Tea Factory - Ooty is famous for its tea gardens. Tea tourism is very popular in Ooty. There are several tea factories in Ooty where you can see the tea making procedure. These factories also give some sample tea for tasting.
Thread Garden - Thread Garden is a amazing place to visit in Ooty. The Thread Garden is famous for the collection of flowers made out of threads. The beautiful flowers are made from hands and it took 12 years to create the Thread Garden.
Pykara - The Pykara river in Ooty is famous for Bout Houses maintained by the Tamil Nadu tourism. Boating in the Pykara river is a amazing experience.
Hotel in Ooty
There are several hotel in Ooty including budget hotels as well luxury hotels. Several Ooty hotels offer great view from the rooms ideal for romantic couples. The best Ooty hotel include Savoy Hotel, Lakeview Hotel, Sinclairs Hotel Ooty. For complete list of hotels in Ooty and Ooty hotel tariff please visit our book hotel in Ooty page.
How to Reach
By Air - The nearest International airport to Ooty is at Coimbatore. There are flights to Coimbatore airport from Singapore, Colombo and several Indian cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata etc. The distance between Coimbatore and Ooty is 98 Km or 61 miles. You can take bus or hire taxi to reach Ooty from Coimbatore. Alternatively there is a airport in Mysore, another popular tourism destination. The distance between Ooty and Mysore is 155 km or 96 miles.
By Train - Because Ooty is a hill resort, there are few train services by Indian Railways. Most trains to Ooty are night trains. The Nilagiri Express leaves from Chennai, Tamil Nadu at night at reaches Mettupalayam early in the morning. The distance from Mettupalayam to Ooty is covered by a Mountain train, although tourists prefer to hire a taxi to save time.
By bus - There are plenty of buses to Ooty from several parts of India. You can take bus from Coimbatore to reach Ooty. Alternatively there are busses from Kozhikode as well. Several tourists prefer to cover the distance between Mettupalayam and Ooty by bus that takes around 3 and half hours.