Know About splendid and eventful tour of Famous Hill Station Udhagamandalam (Ooty) Tamil Nadu – South India Hill Station

Ooty or Udhagamandalam is among the most scenic hills stations, popular Honeymoon destination and one among the very frequently visited cities of the country. The place is often refereed as the Queen of Hills.
It is 1117 A.D. which reflect that Todas were there at Nilgiri hills, during the British rule on the country John Sullivan, the then Governor of Coimbatore has taken some part of land from them; he encouraged natives for plantation of tea, chinchona, and teak trees. Gradually and slowly the place turned into a township to which we know as Ooty. In the year 1799 land under the rule of Tipu Sultan came in passion of East India Company. Nilgiri Mountain Railway, the train journey route to Ooty was constructed in the year 1908.
Ooty is famous for Lofty Mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and gurgling streams. Miles and miles stretched tea gardens are the green carpet of this Nilgiri mountain range city, where nature blossoms with fine and varied display of flora and fauna.
Many Hindi movies have captured the scenic beauty of the Ooty on the picture strips. Besides being the one of the best summer resort of country, Ooty offers trekking and rock climbing for the mountain lovers. Botanical garden and Lake are not to miss tourist spots of the city.

Vital Tourist Information : Ooty

Location :
Fascinating gorgeous hill station & popular summer holiday destination Ooty is situated in the Nilgiri mountain ranges in the Tamil Nadu state.

Mountain Range : Nilgiri Hills of Western Ghat

Altitude : 2286 Meters

Near By City : Ooty

State : Tamil Nadu [India]

Region : South India

Famous as / For :
Popular Honeymoon Destination
Most visited Hill Station in South India

Weather & Climate :
Ooty experience pleasant and cool all throughout the year.

Temperature :
At the peak summers mercury raise to touch about 25°C and drops down to 5°C in the winters. Average temperature range here is Summer 12 to 29°C, Winter 5 to 24°C

Tourist Season :
April to June is the peak of tourist season if you are intended to remain away from the crowd November to March is ideal time.

Spoken Languages :
Tamil - English - Hindi

Souvenir / Shopping :
Ooty is famous for antique Toda jewellery and lovely Toda shawls and most of tourists purchase these along with variety of teas & Nilgiri Honey as the souvenir of their trip.

Fair & Festivals :
Pongal New Year Day, celebrated in the month of January and annually held flower and dog show in the month of May are the fair & festivals of Ooty, which are of the tourist interest.

Travel Tips :
Your January trip will create chance of Celebrating Pongal for you, where as May trip will allow you to be witness for annually held flower and dog show.

Must Visit Places :
Botanical Garden - Children amusement park - Doddabetta peak - Dog Show - Government Museum - Flower Show - Ooty Lake - Rose Garden - Royal summer palaces - Stone House - : St. Stephens Church

How To Reach Ooty Tamil Nadu [India]

Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Mountain train Journey of about 4 hours duration to Ooty from Mettupalayam is one of most fascinating, thrilling and adventurous experience of the life. Coimbatore [90 km] is the nearest rail station on the main line.

Road Travel / Bus Route :
Ooty is best accessible on the bus route. Buses are operational between Udhagamandlam and Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Thanjavur, Tirupathi , Cochin etc. at regular interval.

Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
For accessing Ooty by air travel Coimbatore is the nearest airport.