Ooty is the best monsoon destination in India and it is the capital of Nilgiri District in Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is 80 km away from Coimbatore. It is is the most popular hill station in South India. It has been chosen as the bollywood film shooting destination various times. The city is the manufacturer of several medicines, eucalyptus oil, nilgiri tea and cardamom.
Ooty is derived from the word Ootacamund, some time it is also called Udhagai. City is located deep in the Nilgiri hill, it is also called “THE BLUE MOUNTAINS”. There are plenty of eucalyptus trees that cover this region with Kurinji flower. The beauty and green deep valleys of Ooty inspired the british to name it to “Queens Of Hill Station”. Nilgiri mountain railway was built in 1908.
The culture and tradition of Ooty is enriched by its own unique features that defines the traditional heritage and history of the place.
Tea & Tourism Festival
This festival is celebrated in the month of January, festival includes fair, it creates the joyous atmosphere which shows being a perfect example of Ooty.
It is held in every month of May in botanical garden. Main attraction of the festival is flower show. Adventurous sport like trekking, boat races, boat pageantry are played during the festival.
(November – January) goes down till 5 degrees Celsius.
(March – May) 15 – 20 degrees.
(June – September)
Best time to visit – Throughout the year.
Famous for Shopping
Wooden products, chocolates, pickles.
Rose garden, Ooty lake, stone house, botanical garden, toda huts, tribal museum, deer park.
Big bite chicken, glyngarth villa, Dhaba express etc.
The railway station for Ooty is Udhagamandalam railway station. The Nilgiri mountain railway is one of the oldest mountain railways in India. The Nilgiri mountain railway was declared by the UNESCO as a Word Heritage Site. It connects Ootacamund with the town of Mettupalayam.
Ooty is 535 Km away from chennai. Ooty is well connected with various cities by road.
The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport, at a distance of about 96 km.