(7500 Ft Above Sea Level)

(Also known as Udhagamandalam )

Tamil Nadu | India
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Ooty is categorised as Hill Station

Doddabetta Peak View Point (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
St Stephens Church (Photo Courtesy: Challiyan)
Papagena Rose at the Garden (Photo Courtesy: Challiyan)
Kalhatty Waterfalls (Photo Courtesy: Hitesh Shah)
Tea Factory (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Tea Factory (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Wenlock Downs
Wax Museum
Boating at Ooty Lake
Ooty Botanical Gardens
View from Doddabetta Point

Reasons to Visit
  • Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India.
  • Ooty is known for its colonial heritage feel, heritage train, tea plantations around it
  • Ooty enjoys a wonderful weather all through the year (especially in summer) and is home to quite a few renowned boarding schools.
  • Ooty is an all-season destination to be visited for its good weather.
  • Ooty (Hill station unlike others in India is a well-managed one and is without traffic Jams (Traffic is well regulated).
  • Ooty sightseeing options are touristy. Smaller Hillside hamlets around Ooty such as Emerald, Kotagiri and Coonoor are good for a drive and offer stays that are offbeat and nature centric.
  • Heritage Rail is somewhat of a fascination with overseas guests and draws a lot of tourists from around the world to ooty.
  • Train starts from Metupalaiyam at 46 km from Ooty (Towards Coimbatore) and takes 5 hours to reach Ooty Station
  • Ooty has a spreadout character and there are a number of heritage type stays that offer charming accommodation.
  • Nature centric Destinations in Tamil Nadu offering Bird watching"Ooty is a renowned heritage hill station (90 kms from Coimbatore). Ooty has a number areas around which can be explored by guests on their own such as Kalhatty falls, Botanical garden, Wood house area, Gorishola, Tamizhagam, Pykara falls etc"
  • Popular Hill Stations of India"Ooty is a Colonial era Hill station in Nilgiris area of Tamilnadu (6000+ ft asl) popular with Indian holiday travellers. Ooty offers view points, waterfalls, flower gardens, Tea gardens and many more attractions for guests to explore."
  • Colonial Heritage Hill Stations of India"Ooty served as the summer capital of the Madras Presidency and other small kingdoms, much visited by British during the colonial days. Ooty of today is one of the best managed hill stations in India. Heritage hotels such as Taj Savoy, Fernhill Palace and heritage hotels give a glimpse of the colonial past. Plantations of Coonoor around Ooty which British developed remain pristine and therefore remain an attraction. Nilgiri Heritage train British started in 1908 is now a UNESCO heritage site and "
  • Destinations in Tamil Nadu for the Holiday Traveller"Ooty (7000+ ft asl - 260 kms from Kodaikanal / 90 kms from Coimbatore) is a colonial Hill station in South India and a prime holiday destination. Set around a lake, Ooty offers good weather, view points, waterfalls, Heritage train, tea plantations and boating and has been popular with honeymooners and summer travellers looking for salubrious climate. "
  • Heritage Hill Stations to visit for Heritage Train Experience"British built a train from Mettupalayam to Ooty in early 1900s. The train is now a UNESCO heritage site and passes through some of the most beautiful tea plantation areas (Coonoor) offering stunning views. Total journey time is about 5 hours (Starting 7 AM). "
  • Destinations for the Holiday Traveller to Karnataka, North Kerala and Nilgiris"Ooty (7000+ ft asl - 50 kms from Bandipur) is a popular hill station and a prime holiday destination with a Colonial era character. There are many view points, sightseeing, lake (boating) and touristy experiences at Ooty making it a popular holiday destination."
Access Information

Ooty has 17 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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20 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Ooty

Getaway (1-3 nights)3
Short Break (4-6 nights)11
Holiday (7 or more)6

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List of Holidays for Ooty


  • Ooty Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Ooty with Bandipur Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Ooty with Masinagudi Getaway (3 Nights)

Short Break

  • Kodai - Ooty with Masinagudi (5 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Bandipur (6 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Nagarhole (6 Nights)
  • Ooty - Coonoor Break (4 Nights)
  • Ooty - Coorg with Mysore (5 Nights)
  • Ooty - Kodai Break (5 Nights)
  • Ooty - Mysore Break (4 Nights)
  • Ooty - Mysore with Masinagudi (5 Nights)
  • Ooty - Wayanad Break (4 Nights)
  • Ooty - Wayanad with Mysore (6 Nights)
  • Wayanad - Ooty Break with Bandipur (6 Nights)


  • Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty with Kodai (8 Nights)
  • Best of Karnataka with Ooty and Pollachi (10 Nights)
  • Coorg - Ooty Break with Bandipur (7 Nights)
  • Extended Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty (7 Nights)
  • Mysore - Ooty with Bandipur and Halebid Belur (7 Nights)
  • Ooty - Coorg with Nagarhole (7 Nights)

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Ooty has 13 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Coimbatore Airport and OotyRs. 3889

Car On Disposal

ServicesRates Starting From
2 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Ooty TripRs. 8422
3 days Car on Disposal from ex-Madurai to Ooty TripRs. 10189

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Coimbatore to Ooty and Coonoor day visit and backRs. 4107
Excursion to Pykara Falls and Kalhatty same dayRs. 1778
Ooty - Day Sight SeeingRs. 1112

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup from Ooty and drop to KodaikanalRs. 4445
Transfer between Ooty and Kabini (Nagarhole)Rs. 6667
Transfer between Ooty and Wayanad (Kalpetta)Rs. 5000
Transfers between Ooty and BandipurRs. 1778
Transfers between Ooty and MasinagudiRs. 1667

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Coimbatore Railway Station and OotyRs. 5556
Pickup/Drop between Mysore Railway Station and OotyRs. 4945

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6 Travel Ideas listed for Ooty. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Heritage Train Experience - Ooty
  • Ooty – A Heritage Hill Station

Stay Ideas

  • Destiny Farmstay experience
  • Fernhill Palace – Heritage Experience
  • Red Hill Nature Resort experience
  • Taj Savoy Heritage Hotel Ooty – A charming Luxury Escape

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Botanical Garden is spread over 22-acres and is in existance since mid 1800s. A flower show is held every May. The Gardens have around a thousand species of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants.
    The Tribal Museum is home to rare artifacts and photographs of tribal groups of Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It also displays houses belonging to local tribes.
    Heritage Museum
    A grassland area near Sandynalla reservoir compared with Yorkshire Dales and is popular film shooting area.
    View Point
    Raj Bhavan Ooty is the Summer residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Gardens here consists of ornamental gardens in an area of about 9 acres, a rich lawn on 3 acres, four rosaries, two lily ponds, a sunken garden, two green houses, a vegetable garden and a nursery.
    Heritage Site, Gardens
    Flower Garden, Colonial Heritage
    A wax museum on ooty Coonoor road, that houses life-size wax statues of Indian personalities.
    Wax Museum
    The Government rose garden is the largest rose garden in India with more than 20,000 varieties of roses
    Rose Garden
    Ooty lake is spread over 60 acres offers boating to tourists and is a major tourist.
    Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake
    St. Stephens Church on Mysore road is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris area dated back to the 19th century
    Roman Catholic Church
    Dodabetta Tea Factory is well-known for its tea plantation & tea museum. The Museum takes guests through about orgin of tea and different cultivation and processing menthods.
    Activity, Museum
    Heritage Museum, Tea Estate Visit
    A view point surrounded by dense shola forests from where one can have a panoramic view of the area.
    View Point
    Valley Views
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Kalahatty waterfalls is a popular tourist spot off Mysore road enroute to Kalahatty
    Natural Wonders
    The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over 50 meters height that are popularly known as Pykara falls and are a major tourist attraction. Enroute one also stops over at Shooting point, a point where many movies were shot in past.
    Lake or Riverside, Natural Wonders
    High Altitude Lake, Waterfall
    Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall (250 ft height) located near Kotagiri and It is also a major tourist attraction.
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a heritage train service running from Metupallayam to Ooty via Coonoor. The train covers a distance of 41.8 kms travelling through 208 curves, 16 tunnels, and 250 bridges.
    Activity, Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Heritage Train Journies, Heritage Train

Destinations within reach from Ooty

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  • Bandipur ( 50 Km )

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
AvalancheA forested area overlooking a lake, situated near Coonoor, just off the Coimbatore - Ooty highwayGetaway/Experiential1
EmeraldA forested area overlooking a lake, situated at 22 kms from ooty. The hotel is home to experiential stays.Getaway/Experiential1
Around Town centreHotels and Resorts located within 3 kms radius of the town centre and from where all sightseeing points are accessible.Holiday/Getaway5
Charing CrossThe town centre of Ooty where shops, restaurants catering to tourists are located. Transit/Business/Holiday-
FernhillAn area at 2 kms from the Lake where Fernhill Palace, a heritage hotel is situated.Holiday/Getaway2
Golf CourseA green area on Ooty - Mysore road at 5 kms from Charing Cross where Golf course is located.Holiday/Getaway3
Kalhatty FallsA forested area at 14 kms from Ooty, off Ooty Mysore road known for Kalhatty Waterfalls.Getaway-
Kotagiri RoadAn area situated on outskirts of Ooty on the road that leads to Dodabetta view point and KotagiriHoliday/Getaway1
LovedaleAn area situated on outskirts of Ooty towards Coimbatore, known for many a boarding schools hereHoliday/Getaway1
Strawberry HillA hilltop at 2 kms from Charing Cross offering excellent views of the Ooty town and areas beyond.Holiday/Getaway2
West Lake RoadA green area at 5 kms from Charing Cross overlooking the lake.Holiday/Getaway-
Woodrock LakeA lakefront forested area at 14 kms from Ooty, off Ooty Gudlur road.Getaway-
Nearest Airport in Ooty
  • Peelamedu Airport ( CJB ) , Coimbatore-86 Kms
Railway Stations in Ooty
  • Udagamandalam ( UAM ), Ooty
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