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Ooty Tourism - A Small Guide

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Selected Ooty as your next travel destination? Well, here is a small guide to make your trip memorable to the cold and beautiful place. Before I begin, let me tell you something very interesting about Ooty. Located in the Nilgiri District, at an average altitude of 2623 m, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The city sprawls over an area of 36 sq km and encompasses some of amazing tourist attractions. The average temperature during summers varies between 25°C to 10°C, during winters it ranges between 21°C to 5°C and receives an average rainfall of 121cms. The city was discovered in 1800 by the British, and languages such as English, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam are spoken here. Now read ahead to know ways how you could explore Ooty at its best.


How to reach?


This is one of the major and prime concern of tourists visit Ooty from other states of India or different parts of the world. Here are the different ways available to reach Ooty:

  • By Air: Coimbatore Airport (100 km) is the nearest airport from Ooty. Coimbatore Airport is accessible by various domestic and international flights.
  • By Train: Mettupalayam (45 km) is the nearest railway station that connects Ooty with other major cities of India. There are regular trains available from Chennai and Coimbatore. The very popular toy train also connects Coonoor and Mettupalayam with Ooty.
  • By Road: The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is praised for its excellent road network that connects to all the major cities. From Mysore, cabs and buses are easily available. Bus service is also available from Bangalore, Madurai and Chennai.


What to visit?

There are numbers places to visit in Ooty and make the trip memorable. The natural setting of the place endows it with serenity and beauty. The beautiful vistas of the location mesmerize the visitors at first sight. To begin the excursion of the city, you may visit the Annamalaiyar Temple. Located at a distance of 20 km from Ooty and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Apart from this, you may also visit attractions such as Echo Rocks, Shooting Point, Hidden Valley, Thread Garden, Pine Forest, Wax World, Tea Factories, etc. The Doddabetta Peak is also one of the must visiting destination in Ooty.


What to eat?

In Ooty you can easily savor the delectable south Indian food. There are numerous eateries available in the city where the guests could enjoy scrumptious food. There also are restaurants that serve Continental, Chinese and North Indian Cuisines
You will get to enjoy the local cuisine which is the South Indian food. The eateries in this hill station can also offer you North Indian and Chines cuisines. There are a couple of restaurants to choose from and you would certainly enjoy visiting them for your meals.


Where to sleep?

After exploring the city for the entire day, you will get tired. All that you would require would be a hotel with appropriate services and facilities. There are numerous hotels in Ooty, ranging from five star hotels to the budget hotels and guesthouses. The rooms are well-appointed and equipped with modern facilities and exceptional services. Most of the hotels are also praised for availability of the in-house dining facility.


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