It was the last week of August month, and I was planning for a short trip nearby Bangalore, as covid cases are decreasing but still without taking much risk and following the proper protocol I decided to travel to Ooty.
The quaint and quiet hill station of Ooty in Tamil Nadu is one of the most popular hill stations in South India. Traditionally called Udhagamandalam or Ootacamund, Ooty is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district, with Doddabetta as the highest point. It is located 86 km from Coimbatore and 128 km from Mysore.
The town of Ooty is situated in the heart of the Nilgiris, making it a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Owing to its perfect geographical location on the hills, it has remained an all-time favourite retreat for travellers of all kinds, from the colonial days to the current times. The lush landscape with tea estates, valleys, and forested lands on one hand and the classic vibes of the good old days make this hill station the perfect place to escape.
My journey started from the Bangalore bus stand, as from Bangalore you can get a direct bus to Ooty, it's an overnight journey of 6-7 hours in a comfortable ac bus.
How to reach Ooty:-
There are many options available from flight to the bus to the train.
The nearest railway station is in Coimbatore, about 89 KM away. There are many trains to Coimbatore from other major towns and cities of South India
You can hire or rent a private car from all nearby cities such as Coimbatore, Mysore, Bangalore etc.
Ooty is served by Coimbatore domestic airport, about 88 KM away. You can fly to Coimbatore from any major city/town across India.
Best time to visit Ooty:-
You can visit Ooty anytime in a year as it will be lush tropical green. But October to April is the best time to visit this serene beautiful place.