The charming south Indian hill station – Ooty

Located in the enchanting Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu is the queen of hills in south India, Ooty. The official name of Ooty is Ootacamund but it is also known as Udhagai and Udagamandalam. This hill station is most famous for the tea estates and plantations located here but the beauty of Ooty is what attracts tourists from all parts of the world to return again and again. There are beautiful picturesque landscapes, lofty towering hills and miles of greenery spread all around with the tea plantations as well as dense lush green forests. Situated at an altitude of 2240 meters above the sea level, the weather of Ooty remains pleasant throughout the year.

the mile of greenery in Ooty

the mile of greenery in Ooty

Such is the charm of this small quaint hill station that many people of India plan their honeymoon to this place as well. The reason is that this charming hill station provides the privacy along with romanticism and beauty all in a package deal. The privacy part is absent in most hill stations in India due to the crowds that flock to hill stations. Ooty receives quite an amount of crowd of tourists too but it is lesser than the hills stations of the north. You have to experience the beauty of Ooty to believe it. It is not without any reason that Ooty was a favorite getaway destination for the British during the summer months in India.

Ooty is well connected via road and railway to all parts of India. You can also fly in through the Coimbatore airport, which is the nearest airport to Ooty. While in Ooty make sure you ride the toy train of Ooty that connects this lovely hill station to the town of Mettupalayam. For local sightseeing in Ooty you can hire a car and for accommodation you do not need to worry about a thing. Ooty is as safe as it can be and there are ample places to stay in Ooty. You can choose from the private budget hotels to the luxurious resorts located in the laps of the mountains. The views from most hotels are awesome due to the locations.

the location of a Ooty hotel

the location of a Ooty hotel

The best locations are however, taken up by the government tourist lodges and hence if you can get a place in one, you would never forget the experience. But for getting government tourist lodge accommodation, you have to book in advance. Even if you do not get it, there is no dearth of Ooty places to stay. 

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