Ooty: your guide to this magnificent mountain resort


Ooty: your guide to this magnificent mountain resort

06 June 2022, 10:38
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Ooty is the perfect scenic hill station to visit this summer. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Popularly known as the “Queen of Hill Stations“, Ooty is a stunning resort town located in Tamil Nadu that is sure to offer you some respite from the summer heat.

From nature walks, motor biking and trekking to fishing and camping, Ooty is not only a delight for adventure seekers but nature lovers as well.

Here’s everything you need to know about the hill station.

Coimbatore Airport is the nearest, approximately 85 kilometers from Ooty. You can take a bus or a taxi from the airport to reach your destination.

For those wishing to travel by train, Mettupalayam station is approximately 51 kilometers from Ooty.

You can also take a luxury or state-run bus from Bangalore, Chennai and Mysore to reach Ooty.

Avalanche Lake is one of the must-see tourist spots in Ooty. Popular for trout fishing, the lake was formed due to a massive landslide in the 1800s.

Don’t miss Doddabetta Peak, one of the highest peaks in the Nilgiris at 2,673 meters above sea level.

Kalhatty Waterfalls, Ooty Lake, Mudumalai National Park and Ooty Rose Garden are also must-visits.

In Ooty, you should not miss the fun mini train ride on the Nilgiri mountain toy train while enjoying the mesmerizing view of the forested landscape, green hills and stunning valleys.

You can also try exotic tea flavors at the Tea Museum and buy some for yourself.

Boating on Ooty Lake and a hike to Doddabetta Peak are also favorite activities.

Ooty can be visited all year round and has a different charm in all seasons.

However, the ideal time to visit Ooty is during the summer months as the weather remains pleasant and you can go sightseeing, enjoy nature walks and indulge in various adventure activities.

The average temperature does not exceed 20 degrees Celsius during the summer season.

There are many accommodation options in Ooty that will make your stay even more memorable.

You can find several hotels, resorts, homestays and villas that offer mesmerizing views of the Nilgiris.

If you want a nomadic experience, opt for rural camp type accommodation.

Central Ooty is the best area to stay in including Coonoor Road, Doddabetta Road and Charing Cross.

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