Ooty Tourism & Travel Guide

This renowned hill station once housed the Madras Presidency during the British Rule and possesses many remnants in the form of regal looking bungalows, such as the Stone House, The Ootacamund Club, Government House and Fernhill Palace. This along with the tall pine trees in the green areas almost makes you believe you are in old English country. Ooty is also home to some of the most breathtaking lakes in the country, such as the Avalanche Lake, Emerald Lake and the popular Ooty Lake. For some adventure, one can hop on the Nilgiri Toy Train and enjoy a ride through the blue mountains, winding through dense forests, dark tunnels and valleys from Ooty to Coonoor. Ooty is heaven for nature lovers and a trek through the Mukurthi National Park will be etched on your mind for years to come, offering a stunning panorama of carpet like green hills, home to the tallest peak of the Nilgiri Range, several wildflowers and beauties such as the Nilgiri Tahr, Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant, Leopard, Bonnet Macaque, Mouse Deer, Otter, Small Indian Civet and many more. If you still want more, you can take a mesmerising walk through the charming 19th century Government Botanical Gardens. Ooty's beauty can be explored more adventurously with everything from horse riding to hand gliding and mountain biking, all arranged by various resorts. Avid readers will be overwhelmed to visit the 19th century Nilgiri Library, sheltering around 25,000 books and hosting many events to promote reading habits among all age groups. Chocoholics should place King Star on the top of their itineraries for purchasing a plethora of delicious homemade chocolates. More delicious food from vegetarian, cafe to non-vegetarian cuisines can be enjoyed at popular places such as Quality Restaurant, Earl's Secret and Willy's Coffee Pub, which also has a commendable library for one to delve into while enjoying their drink. Witness Ooty come alive in the month of May, with its vibrant boat races and flower shows, hosted across the town.
Best time to visit Ooty is from March to June and from September to November

Sample the lifestyle of the rich and the famous while sipping on some tea and savouring South Indian delicacies at some of the most luxurious hotels in Ooty. Here are Tripoto's top picks

If you're looking to witness the magic of Ooty without burning a hole in your pocket, Tripoto's list of the best mid-range hotels will come in handy while booking your next stay.


If you believe Ooty is an expensive place for a vacation, Tripoto's list of the best budget hotels will definitely change your mind.

Homestays are the perfect way to gain insight into the local culture of a place. It is lodging with a personal touch that makes your holiday all the more special. Feel at home in Ooty with our top homestay picks.

Known as the queen of hill stations, the small hamlet of Ooty, nestled in the Nilgiri hills, is a mesmerising place. There is nowhere in the country quite like it. Here is Tripoto's hand-picked list of places you absolutely cannot miss in Ooty.

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Doddabetta Peak
Doddabetta, Near Botanical Gardens, Ooty
This is the highest peak in the Nilgiri region and is about 10 kilometres from the city of Udhagamandalam or Ooty. The m...
Botanical Gardens
Vannarapettai, Ooty 643002
Home to more than 650 species of plants and herbs, this is a prime attraction in the Queen of Hill Stations which is Oot...
Pykara Lake
37 kms from Ooty, Ooty
Located in the main hill station of the Nilgiris which is Ooty, this is a lean and large lake. People come here for site...
Ooty Lake
North Lake Road, Ooty
This is the prime attraction of Ooty and is an artificial lake which was constructed by John Sullivan in the year 1824. ...
Rose Garden
The Nilgiris, Ooty
Originally named as the Government Rose Garden or the Jayalalitha Rose Garden after the name of the Chief Minister of Ta...
Dodabetta Tea Museum and Factory
Dodabetta Road, Ooty
When we are talking about the best hill station of the nilgiri range we are always talking about Ooty or the Udhagamanda...

Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
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Best time to visit - January,September,October,November,December
About 100kms west of Mysore, the hilly hamlet of Kodagu (formerly known as Coorg) is located in the evergreen highlands ...
Eravikulam National Park
Best time to visit - April,May,June,September,October,November
This national park is the breathtaking home of a plethora of precious flora and fauna, and lies along the Western Ghats....
Best time to visit - January,February,March,July,August,September,October,November
Once the seat of the Maharajas of Mysore for six centuries, Mysore is now the third most populous state of Karnataka. Bu...
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Best time to visit - January,February,March,September,October,November,December
A major city and commercial hub in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore offers not much in terms of touristic attractions unless you'r...

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