Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam is the "Queen of hill stations" and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiris means "Blue Mountains". It is a land of picturesque picnic spots. Used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. One can notice a marvellous change in vegetation, as one goes from Kallar to Coonoor. The establishment of numerous tea estates made Ooty famous. Lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens greet the passengers on most routes. The annual Tea and Tourism Festival attracts crowds in huge numbers.
|Area||36 sq km|
|Altitude||2,240 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-Min.-10.0C,Max.-26.0 C Winter,Min.-4.0C,Max.-21.0C|
|Languages||Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam and English|
|Rainfall||121 cms average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||Round the year|
How to get there
1. Air :-The nearest airport is in Coimbatore, 100 km away.
Places to Visit
|Botanical Garden||Ooty Lake|
|Pykara Lake||Ooty Lake Children's Park|
|Kalhatti Water Falls||Avalanche|
|The Mukurthi Peak||Mukurthi National Park||Pykara|
|Coonoor||Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary||Kotagiri|
Aromatic oils , spices and there is the wide variety of handicrafts of Tamil Nadu. The ace craftsmen of Tamil Nadu are skilled in making fantastic Jewelry, painting, pottery, and stone crafts.
|Nalapad Residency||Hotel Lakeview||Blue Valley Resort|
|Nahar Nilgiris Hotel||Hotel Kings Cliff||Club Mahindra Danish Villa|
|Nahar Residency Hotel||Hotel Sinclairs||Hill Country Holiday Resort|
|Savoy Hotel||Sterling Days Inn Fern Hill|