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About Ooty

Hill Scene of Ooty Ooty is known as the queen of hills in South India. Known for its fascinating scenic beauty, excellent climate, tea plantations, fruit orchards, exotic ambience, placid lakes and lofty mountains, the hill resort attracts tourist from all over the world. The beautiful hill resort is cuddled in a natural arena formed by Snowdown hill, Elk hill, Doddabetta and Club hill. The best thing about Ooty is its fantastic climate, which makes it an ideal summer vacation site. has all the information you need about Ooty tourism.

Ooty is located about 535 kilometers from Chennai, 89 kilometers from Coimbatore, 155 kilometers from Mysore and 2812 kilometers from Kochi. Situated at an altitude of 2623 meters, Ooty covers approximately 36 square kilometers. The total population of Ooty is about 81763.

Fast Facts

Area 36 Sq. Kms
Population 87,763
Altitude 2,240 meters.
Summer Max. 25C, Min. 10C
WinterMax. 21C, Min. 5C
Best SeasonApril to June and September to November
LanguagesBadaga, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, and English
ClothingHeavy Woolen in winter/ Light Woolen in summer
Time5.30 GMT
STD Code0423
ISD Code+91

Tourist attractions in Ooty:

Botanical garden: The place is home to some rare species of cactus, pteridophytes and succulents. The garden forms an excellent picnic spot.

Thread garden: The place has an amazing collection of flowers. The amazing fact about these flowers is that they are made of thread.

Arronmore Palace: Built by the king of Jothpore, this palace is grandeur personified.

Awnandale palace: it was built by the king of Jothpore.

Kalhatty water falls: the place is an ideal place for mountain trekking.

Ketti valley: The valley is the second largest in the world.

Climate and Clothing

The climate is best during the summers. Winters are quite cold. Cotton clothing and light woolens are required during the summers while heavy woolens are a must during the winters. The most favorable climate to visit Ooty is during the month of April, June, September, October and November.

Some advise for the tourists:

  • Always book your tours from an authorized travel agency.
  • Keep photo copies of your records like identity proof and passport. Do not give your original documents to anyone.
  • It is better to book your travel guide from a recognized agent.
  • Try and travel in a group if you are traveling to the place for the first time.
  • Respect the customs of the natives.
  • Dirtying the environment is a strict no-no. offers you information about Ooty and other tourist sites in India.