Ooty, shorten from Ootacamund (an anglicized name for Udhagamandalam), is a prominent hill station in the territory of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The name Udhagamandalam is gotten from the TODA word “Othakal-mund” which signifies “House in Mountains”. Udaka Mandala likewise signifies “Water Abode” in Sanskrit. The Hill Station which is situated at 7,347 feet above ocean level in the Nilgiri mountain range. It used as the summer headquarters of the Madras Presidency. Situated in a hilly range which is called the Nilgiris (“Blue Mountains”), it draws large numbers of the travellers here annually. The climate is very wonderful at a mean of 15-20°C around the year, dropping to lows of 0°C in winter. The landscape is aloof by bumpy hills with thick vegetation, tinier hills and highland covered with tea gardens, and eucalyptus trees.
Numerous segments of the hills are sustained as natural reserved forest and the distinguished permit will be expected to camp in non-spots. Ooty, isn’t simply the harbour, as much as it is the centre point of fascination. Ooty is one of the favourite places of tourist in Tamil Nadu and also a great destination for both honeymooners and family.
Attractions: Lake & Boat Club, Botanical Gardens, Doddabetta Peak, Pykara Falls, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Wenlock Downs, Kamaraj Sagar / Sandynalla Reservoir & Pine Forest, Pykara Dam & Reservoir, Emerald Lake, Rose Garden, etc…
Best Time to visit: March to June & September to October
Peak Season: April to June
How to Reach
- By Air: Coimbatore Airport is the closest to the airport to Ooty 97 km away from Ooty.
- By Rail: Mettupalayam (52 km) is the nearest railway station.
- By Road: Ooty is well connected with all the major cities of Tamil Nadu via road. Public Transport and buses are also preferable by many tourist which is also available for ooy as well and it’s also comfortable and cheaper then private cabs or taxis.