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Ooty Travel Guide

As its lofty mountains and sprawling tea gardens greet tourists arriving here, one look around and you know instantly why the beautiful hill station has been named the "Queen of the hills.

Ooty At a Glance
  • Population:93,921
  • Area :N.A
  • Geo Location:South
  • Average Climate:5°C - 25°C
  • Best time to visit:October - June
  • STD Code:0423


One of India's most famous hill stations and a popular honeymoon destination of Tamil Nadu, Ooty or Udhagamandalam, is one of the most sought after destinations to visit during a trip to Tamil Nadu in India. Loved equally by honeymooners as well as young college students on excursions, the natural beauty of this beautiful hill station makes a tour to Ooty a must-have in your tour itinerary to Tamil Nadu.

A tour to Ooty will throw up a good number of attractions for every tourist. Some of the major attractions to visit during an Ooty tour include:

  • Botanical Gardens: One of the most attractive features of Ooty, the Botanical Gardens are a must-visit while on a tour to Ooty.
  • Ooty Lake: If you have a love for boating or fishing then the Ooty Lake is just the perfect place for you.
  • Dodabetta Peak: Standing at an altitude of 2,623 meters, this is the highest peak in the district as well as the most important tourist attraction of Ooty.
  • Lamb's Rock: A perfect spot for lovers of photography, this point is located about 9 km away from the main city of Ooty.
  • Kodanadu's View Point: Located about 16 km from Kotagiri, Kodanadu's View Point presents one of the most spectacular views of Ooty.

How To Reach

  • By Air: The airport nearest to Ooty is at Coimbatore that is at a distance of just 88 km from Ooty. Coimbatore is linked to Bangalore, Cochin and Chennai.
  • By Rail: Located just about 2 kms from the city center, the Ooty Railway Station is well connected to the rest of India. Besides, a toy train connects Ooty to Mettupalayam and Coonoor.
  • By Road: A number of important highways connect Ooty with several of her neighboring cities.