Ooty or Udagamandalam is the preferred outing for most of the southern tourists during summer. This small township of Nilgiri Mountain is situated under Nilgiri district of Indian state Tamil Nadu. Todas kept this place bounded for ages before the boundary is demolished by East India Company. Ooty is known as Queen of Hills also. This unique diverse land of the mountain is covered by tea and coffee plantation introduced during the British era.

Travel Tips

  • People can visit all through the year. Though the best season to visit is April to June and September to November.
  • Light woollen clothes are must during summer time.
  • Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories is a must during all the time.
  • Do not litter the place by depositing plastic and any garbage.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you.
  • Make a dig to the delicacies available in this place.
  • Don’t stroll alone in the forest area without a licensed guide.

When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Hot
  • 39° Max
  • 31° Min
  • 6.1 mm
  • Light cottons
Things to do

There is a heritage mountain railway named Nilgiri Mountain which can provide ample view of the hill and its surroundings. Boating, horse riding, cycling is available to keep the tourists busy during their stay also. Trekkers can take a journey up to the Dodabetta peak with the help of a guide to enjoy the view of the city from the top also. A visit to the Botanical garden can increase the knowledge about the plant families in an enriching way. There is a Golf course where golf lovers can give a try also.

Getting Around

Cycles and bikes are available on rent per hour basis for those who wants two wheelers as their option to getting around the region. There are hired cars to take the tourists at the most popular points also.

Places to Stay

How to Reach

  • Ooty does not have its own airport. Tourists can come via the nearest one which is present at Coimbatore at a distance of 88km. there are regular domestic flights available to reach this place via New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore. Bangalore airport is 295km by road.
  • Ooty does not have its own railhead. A small railway station is at Mettupalyam which is 40km away only. Trains of Indian railway are connecting this part with other major cities of India like Mumbai, New Delhi on regular basis.
  • All through southern Indian major cities are connected by motorable roads in a good way. People can by public buses or hired cars from several parts of the southern India easily. Overnight public coaches are available on daily basis from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai.

Surrounding Attractions

There are immense range of options to do and visit surrounding the township. Rose garden, Botanical garden, Nilgiri toy train, Ooty Lake, Stone house, Toda huts, st.stephen’s church, Deer park, tribal museum are present to keep the tourists busy during their stay at this place.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire: 102

Ambulance: 103

Bus: 0423 2443970

Railway station: 0423 2442246