Established by John Sullivan, Ooty – once the summer capital of Madras Presidency – is today one of the most popular hill stations in India and probably the best in South India. Dotted with Raj era bungalows, parks, gardens and lakes, Ooty’s major appeal lies in luscious countryside, Nilgiri Mountain Railways (Toy Train), tea plantations and vibrant summer festival making it one of the best summer holiday destinations in India.
Ooty is a favored weekend getaway from Bangalore, Chennai and Coimbatore. Visitors from entire South and even North India head to Ooty to escape the scorching summer season from April till September. Ooty is also popular with travelers from overseas who come here to relax and rejuvenate amidst the bucolic charm of this hill town.
The scenic beauty and plenty of things to do such as visit to Doddabetta Peak, Sim’s Peak, Dolphin’s Nose, pony rides, boating, toy train rides and promenade along the streets dotted with Raj era bungalows makes Ooty a popular family holiday destination as well as a favorite among the lovebirds and honeymooners.
The Heart of Nilgiris District, a town in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is one of the most beautiful hill station near Bangalore. This hill station is an idyllic place to discover beauty.
Distance from Bangalore:
Ooty is almost 280 kms from the city of Bangalore, which could be reached in a 6 hour time on an average, by road.
You can plan a small trek to Kotagiri or get enthralled in the tea museum, smelling and tasting variety of tea. Visit Avalanche Lake, Upper Bhavani Lake and Pykara Lake. Take a small trip to Masinagudi located a few kilometres from Ooty.
Indulge in a cycling experience and pedal your way to the beautiful hills with your beloved. You can also go for trekking, camping or boating.
Major attractions in Ooty include Botanical Garden, Stone House, Lake of Ooty, Saint Stephen’s Church, Nilgiri Mountain Railway Track, Pykara Waterfalls, Shooting Point, Tea Museum and much more. Simply stay in one of the luxurious resorts in Ooty or take a trip to Mukruthi Hills.