Ooty – A Heritage Hill Station
Ooty (7500 feet) is one of the premier hill stations of India. Its known for its colonial heritage feel, heritage train, tea plantations around it, a wonderful weather all through the year (especially in summer) and a lot of boarding schools.
Like any hill station in India, Ooty is touristy, has a lake and has plenty of viewpoints around it. There is a Golf course, a botanical garden and plenty of buildings that reminds one of the colonial heritage.
Heritage train arriving from Mettupalayam is also an attraction for heritage travelers. The area around is renowned for its tea estate (Coonoor, Kotagiri), bird watching in reserve forests (e.g. Mudumalai) and some excellent heritage homestays (in Coonoor area).
Ooty is also known for its heritage hotels and enjoys excellent weather all round the year (Except Winter when it gets really cold).
Ooty has been a popular hill station for generations and been visited as a part of popular Bangalore – Mysore – Ooty itinerary. Ooty is now well connected with Rainforests of Wayanad (North Kerala), Coffee Planations of Coorg (Karnataka) and Wildlife reserves of Bandipur and Nagarhole and a popular destination for any South India Itinerary.
Recommended stay Duration – 2-3 nights Seasonality – October To May