Ooty or Udhagamandalam is the hill station in the Western Ghats mountains, in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is known as the 'Queen of the Hill Stations' and is very popular among tourists due to its picturesque landscapes, beautiful tea plantations, and natural waterfalls and lakes. It is one of the favourite spots for honeymoon couples to have an amazing and memorable experience.
Botanical Garden is located at Vannarepettai which is divided into three horticultural sections with an approximately covered area of 55 acres, this garden will give you a glimpse of a unique and beautiful garden, a wide variety of flowers trees, and ferns are spotted here decorated with lush green lawns and artificial lakes. More than 600 species of plants and flowers are contained here and it takes around 3 hours to take a tour of this garden. This place looks like heaven for nature lovers, it is a very picturesque spot and also very popular for sightseeing, nature walks, plant and flower exhibitions as well. It is open every day from 07:00 am to 06:30 pm.
Deer Park is one of the very popular tourist spots among local and foreign travellers as well. It is always is on the list of a wildlife enthusiast, different species of deer found within its boundaries such as Sambhal Deer and Chital Deer and also home to a wide variety of other wild animals such as rabbits, hares, and birds. This location is also surrounded by several hotels and resorts near the park which is always an additional point to those who are intended to stay long. Travellers can visit this park any day between 10 am to 5 pm.
Needle View Hill Point is also popularly called Oosi Malai, is located in Gudalur. This place will give you the perfect beautiful picture of nature. This place is for those who just want to spend time with nature and also an ideal location for those who are looking to have some good memories with their loved ones. The cool breeze and the view of the setting sun will make your experience more worthwhile and memorable. This ideal picnic spot will be more promising to deliver an epic panoramic view to you.
Ooty Lake is located at the Nilgiris, it is an artificial lake that was constructed just for fishing purposes and it is blessed with amazing landscapes and scenic views. It gives you a wonderful location with a calm and fresh environment, a perfect spot to spend some time with your loved ones and activities like cycling and boating are available for tourists to enjoy and it has been a very popular location due to its celebration of famous summer festival in which the boat races and other games are enjoyed by many tourists. There are some street shops as well. It is one of the must-visit locations in Ooty.
Wax World Museum is located at Kotagiri Road, which is resided approximately 2 kilometres away from the main town. It is the location that is dedicated to some of the great Indian personalities and it exhibits wax statues of popular Indians such as Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, APJ Abdul Kalam, and Mother Teresa. There is also an indoor museum for visitors and this museum took its inspiration from the popular Madame Tussauds Museum of London. This museum is open for tourists from 09:00 am to 08:00 pm. This can be an interesting location to visit history lovers and other tourists can also visit this museum to see the art. This museum is surrounded by several fine-dining restaurants as well.
Thunder World is located at North Lake Road, Kathadimattam in Ooty, which is also known as Dinosaur Park and it is one of the most popular places in Ooty to engage in some fun activities and also famous for its Haunted house, Jurassic Jungle, Vortex Ride. This park is full of dinosaur models with the effect of lights and sound, this location gives you the perfect combination of horror and technology with the historical theme to give you an exciting experience. Its Camera Museum, 5D Theatre and Rain Forest are must-do activities and this park features an inside snow room and a food court as well. Tourists can visit here any day from 09:30 am to 06:30 pm after purchasing the ticket value of Rs.10 to enter the park.
Bison Valley is located at Bellikkal and it is one of the most thrilling sports in Ooty due to the roaming of Indian Bison throughout this area and the wide variety of wildlife inhabits this valley as well. Tourists can take a walk around this valley or can engage in trekking and mountain biking experiences. Very popular location among adventure seekers and also a very good location for nature enthusiasts and photographers as well.
- Coimbatore Airport is the nearest airport, which is approximately 85 kilometres away from Ooty and well connected to other major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Kozhikode and numbers of airline carriers such as Air India, IndiGo and Spice Jet operate regular flights to Coimbatore Airport. Once you reach the airport taxis and cabs services are available for tourists to reach their destination.
- Mettupalyam Railway Station is the nearest railhead which is approximately 40 kilometres away from the Ooty hill station and very well versed connected to other major cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore and Bangalore and several trains travel to Mettupalyam Railway station regularly and from their cabs and bus services are available to reach Ooty. Apart from it, another good option is to travel Ooty by boarding the heritage Nilgiri mountain toy train, which will pass you through the dense forests, uphill, down the valleys via dark tunnels. However, this journey is very time consuming but also considered as once in a lifetime experience.
- Tourists can also reach Ooty via road due to the well maintained and smooth state and national highways and vastly connected to other cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Mysore. Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation make the regular visit to Ooty and if you are heading from Bangalore NH 209 and NH 275 is the direct route to Ooty. Several private buses are also available with the options of luxury and non-luxury facilities which travellers can take as per their budget and convenience. Many Tourists do like to visit Ooty via their vehicle as well.
The Winter season in Ooty stays from October to February and Ooty temperature ranges between 5 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius Ooty's weather remains quite chilly and crisp but days are pleasant and comfortable due to warm sun rays. In this season you will get Ooty at its best in the terms of freshness and beauty and places like Botanical Garden, Tea Plantations and Wildlife Sanctuaries are great options to visit. In this season number of honeymoon couples visit here and the weather here will give you the romantic vibes and an opportunity to have some memorable moments with your loved ones. It is known as an ideal season to visit Ooty so travellers might find some difficulty getting some good deals hence; it is suggested to have pre-booking on accommodations and travel to avoid the rush.
Summer Season in Ooty can be marked as March to May and Ooty temperature in this season fluctuated between15 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. However, Ooty’s weather is slightly hot but bearable and the nights are quite nippy here in this season. But in this season as well numbers of travellers make their visit every year and the locations like Ooty Lake, Rose Garden, Ketti Valley, Pine Forests, Mukurthi National Park and Toda Huts are the favourites among travellers in this season. Tourists can engage in activities like sightseeing, picnic, boat riding and stroll and also can witness the Summer Festival, which occurs in May and hosts flower shows, boat races and other cultural programmes as well. Advance booking on accommodations and travel would be better.
Monsoon Season in Ooty stays from June to September and in this season Ooty Temperature ranges between 12 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Ooty's Weather can be heavy with the cool winds, in this season Ooty looks greener and fresher. Lakes and Forests look more beautiful and it is also a season to enjoy the Ooty for nature lovers. It is not an ideal season to visit hence; tourists will be able to find some good deals on accommodations.
Savoy IHCL SeleQtions is resided in Sylks Road and gives you the services of restaurant, bar, spa, gym, concierge, parking, multilingual staff and currency exchange along with the other basic amenities as well and take care of safety and hygiene measures as well. Woodpecker's Nest is located at Church Hill Lane and decent option at a reasonable cost. It gives you the services of parking, free Wi-Fi, laundry service, sanitisers and power backup and other amenities as well. It is approximately 1.2 kilometres away from Udagamandalam Railway Station and very popular among tourists as well. The Green Valley Resorts is situated at Mysore-Ooty Road. It gives you the convenient services of restaurant, 24-hour café, kids’ club, multilingual staff, ATM, photo session, airport transfers, childcare service and some other amenities as well and do provide the services of installed sanitisers, masks and gloves as well, it is one of the finest options to stay. The Lilly is located at Pudumund and provides you with the services of parking, tours and treks, indoor games, free Wi-Fi, Balcony and other amenities as well.