Ooty Tour : Best time to visit Ooty , India - TripSmooth

Ooty as it is extensively called is a town in the state of Tamil Nadu in the southern part of India. It is also called Ootacamund, or Udagamandalam, and it is popularly known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. It is a hill station in the Nilgris district and is also the headquarters of the region. It is famous for its green vegetation and tea plantations. Like Ooty, Mussoorie is also known as "Queen of Hill Station".

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How To Reach :

This hilly town is one without difficulty to access, it is easily accessible by air, train, and by road. The nearest airport to Ooty is the Coimbatore airport, it connects the town to the rest of the country, the most recommended route for extensive air transport from a foreign nation to this hill station is via a flight to the international airport at Bangalore – Kempegowda International Airport. Shuttles and buses are available for transport within the city. For travel by train, Mettupalayam is the nearest railway station to the region, it is well connected to nearby cities such as Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore, Mettupalyam, etc. Afterwards, you can take a cab or bus to Ooty. For a most scenic train trip, the Nilgiri mountain toy train takes you moving through the forests, down the valleys and up the hill – a thrilling experience. However, the most preferred means of reaching Ooty is via road transport, most tourists prefer this means because of the scenic and picturesque journey it promises. Roads are connected from the surrounding cities of Chennai, Mysore, and Bangalore to the hill station. Click Here To Book Cheap Flight Ticket


Where To Stay :

Some of the best resorts and hotels in Ooty are:

  • Leopard Rock Wilderness Resort: This resort is approximately close to the Ooty lake and the Ooty bus station. It features a garden, free wifi, a shared lounge, a restaurant, a terrace for a great view of the fringing mountains. Cycling is the most popular activity in this resort.

  • Vinnca West Downs Heritage Resort: This resort is situated some kilometers away from the Ooty Lake, and close to the Ooty bus station. It features a garden, a restaurant, 24-hour room service and front desk service, free wifi, free onsite parking, etc. Some of the activities in the resort include fishing, cycling and golfing.

  • KSTDC Hotel Mayura Sudarshan Ooty: Close to the Ooty lake about 1.6 kilometers away, and the Ooty bus station, this amazing hotel features a restaurant, free wifi, free onsite parking, around the clock front desk and hospitable room service.

  • Hotel City Palace: This hotel is about 600 m away from the Ooty lake, a few minutes’ walks from the Ooty bus station. It is also close to the Karnataka Horticulture Garden. The hotel features free wifi, free onsite parking facility, 24-hour front desk and room service, a restaurant, airport shuttle, etc.

  • FabHotel Khems: This offers a 3-star hotel experience. The hotel features a restaurant, free wifi, a free private parking facility available in the hotel, non-smoking rooms, family rooms, etc.

  • Beverly Villa: Beverly villa features a garden, free wifi, a terrace that gives you a good view of the city, free onsite parking. It also orchestrates tours for guests.


Best Time To Visit :

Ooty’s climate is temperate, it features a mild temperature throughout the year, even in summer, the weather is not extremely humid and the heat is bearable unlike the other cities in the southern part of India. The peak period of tourist visits to the city is between April to June, which features cool and warm weather, just before the monsoon period which occurs between late June to September. The major event in Ooty includes the Tea and Tourism Festival which comes up between January and February.

Places To Visit :

Ooty is a land of beautiful landscapes, some of the places appealing to most tourist that visit the city of Ooty are:

  • Ooty Lake: Ooty Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city of Ooty, a refreshing place perfect for relaxations. It lies about 2 kilometers away from the city, in the Nilgris district. It is surrounded by a green landscape, towering Eucalyptus trees and hills. It features fun activities like boat racing, boat rides, it even has a mini-train for kids to tour the lake.

  • Ooty botanical gardens: in the slopes of Doddabetta peak lies this garden, spread over approximately 22 hectares of land. It is an all-green landscape, lush in a rare and stunning variety of flowers and orchids. It also features the Toda mund hill.

  • The Nilgiri Mountain Railway: the toy train as it is popularly called, features the funniest journey to Ooty, catch a spectacular view of nature in this train that takes you through mountain caves, up hills, and down valleys.

  • Kalhatti Falls: located in Bellikkal, the falls gives you an elevated view of the entire valley. It is called the ‘Bird Watcher’s Paradise’, serene and beautiful landscape that is ideal for a weekend getaway with family and friends.


 About Visa : 

The government of India provides an e-Tourist visa which is valid for 30 days, you can apply for the visa four days before arrival in India, the visa is available to over 113 countries.

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