Tourism in Ooty

The glory of the blue-hued Nilgiri Mountains in Tamil Nadu enhance the charm of the little town, Ooty. Charming bungalows, bustling town center streets, and chaotic streets strike as unique tourist attractions in Ooty.

People seek Ooty for pleasant family vacation, romantic honeymoon time or even a relaxing weekend. Bask in picturesque scenery while riding the Nilgiri Toy train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Doddabetta tea factory welcomes with the aroma of freshly brewed tea.

Beautiful trails to trek, amazing boating experiences as well as panoramic views make your holiday worthwhile. Ooty also specializes in delicious chocolate which make for delightful shopping.

Information About Tourist Attractions In Ooty

  • Visit Rose Garden– A tremendous number of visitors come hooked for exploring the gardens specialized for growing roses. It is said that there are 17256 rose plants and 1919 varieties of roses that attracts tourists frequently.
  • Ooty Tea Factory– Located 4 km from city center, perched at an altitude of 1839 m, quench your thirst for knowledge of tea.
  • Visit Doddapetta park– Basically known as big mountain, the peak is specialized for panoramic views of Eastern and the Western Ghats. The enamoring Nilgiri mountain ranges provides sight of beautiful views of sunset and nature. Telescopes are provided by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation to watch the distant hills of Chamundi hills.
  • Visit Botanical Garden– Spread over 22 hectares, the garden is known as the home of flowers and also more than 650 species of trees. Also, get the chance to pay a visit to Todas who are original tribes of Ooty.
  • Mudumalai Bird Sanctuary– Located just 2 km from the city, the national park is a well-known for tiger reserve sanctuary. One can spend wonderful moments at Mayar waterfalls. It is haven to wildlife, like deer, spotted deer, peacock, grey jungle fowl, and other migratory water birds.
  • Ooty Lake– The star attraction of Ooty, the lake is spread over an area of 65 acres. Skirted by Eucalyptus trees, the lake is fed by streams flowing down the hills. It is best regarded for beautiful snapshots and amazing scenarios. It is also specialized in hiring boats, paddle boats, and other motor boats from the house. It is advised to visit Ooty Lake on weekends.

Best time to Visit Ooty

A wonderful hill destination, Ooty remains largely pleasant for most of the part of the year. However, different seasons have different charms in Ooty. A year wise break up of different seasons in Ooty can be given as below.


The summer season in Ooty is from March to June. The weather can be attributed as pleasant during this time although days can be hot sometimes. The season plays host for a number of tourist activities and attractions. There are a number of fruit shows, flower shows as well as other allures and interests for the visitors. The range of temperature varies between 15-20 Degree Celsius. Enjoy Summer festival & many cultural programs.


The monsoons in Ooty begin in July and continues till September. The rainfall is usually high and can render sightseeing and other tourist activities difficult, although, the town gets beautifully transferred into an abode of freshness and greenery. The temperature falls sharply and cool breezes brings in an element of pleasantness in the weather.


The month of October brings in the onset of winter season and the season lasts till February. This is one of the best times to enjoy the real charm of Ooty with cool temperatures and delightful weather. This is also the principle honeymoon season in the town as many couples could be seen enjoying the beautiful ambience. However, it can also get really cold with mercury falling lower than 5 degrees during night. January and February are the coldest months of the season. More information on the best time to visit Ooty.

How to Reach Ooty

By Air

The nearest airport to reach Ooty is Coimbatore which is located at a distance of 100 kilometers. The domestic airport is well connected to many important cities like Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The nearest international terminal to reach Ooty is Bangalore Airport, at a distance of 295 kilometers. Bangalore is connected to many important international cities as well locations within the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, etc. Regular taxis, cabs and buses are available from the airport to carry the travelers to their destination in Ooty.

By Rail

The nearest railway connection to Ooty is Mettupalayam railway station, located 40 kilometers away. The station connects to important destinations like Mysore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Bangalore etc. One can also board the heritage train, The Nilgiri Mountain train from here. Taxis and cabs are available from the station to take you to the uphill journey to Ooty.

By Road

The exotic hill station connects well linked to many important South Indian cities. There are regular and efficient bus service (both government and private) from Madurai, Bangalore (Bengaluru), Mysore, Kanyakumari, Chennai as well as many other cities in Kerala. Self-driving to Ooty is also an incredible option as it takes you through the mesmerizing reserve forest area, full of most fascinating sights.