Ooty- Queen of the Nilgiris

Nestled in the heart of Nilgiris, this colonial era hill station is shrouded in misty spirals and cottony clouds. Blue mountains, rambling meadows, gushing waterfalls, miles of immaculate tea gardens and a miniature train chugging along the hills- Ooty is simply a fairy-tale destination. Grab a window seat on the toy train, stay in a colonial tea bungalow, walk the tea trails and curl cup with a warm cuppa!

Major Attractions of Ooty

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

This century-old toy train huff & puffs through loops & contours, tunnels, curves, bridges and picturesque panorama; covering a stretch of 46kms in five mesmerizing hours.

Botanical Gardens

Established during the colonial era, this horticulture park is divided into various sections with numerous manicured lawns, artificial ponds and over 650 flora species.

St. Stephen’s Church

This gothic-styled Church is believed to be built using wooden beams hauled on elephant backs from Tipu Sultan’s Palace in Bangalore. Its stained-glass windows, depicting the crucifixion tableau, are a masterpiece.

Ooty Lake

A perfect spot to enjoy some leisure time, this mesmerizing lake beckons you to its gorgeous panorama as you go boating on its shimmering waters.


The highest point in the region, Doddabetta stands at the height of 8650ft. The observatory at the top of the peak offers awe-inspiring valley views.

Dodabetta Tea factory

Perched high amidst lush tea slopes, the factory, often called the Tea Museum, displays the origin and evolution of tea in the Nilgiris. Be sure to buy freshly processed tea from its souvenir shop.

Other Attractions of Ooty

  • Stone House- The first colonial bungalow in Ooty now converted to an Art College
  • Government Museum
  • Elk Murugan temple
  • Rose Garden
  • Kamraj Sagar Lake
  • Pykara Waterfall
  • St. Thomas’ Church

Fairs & Festivals of Ooty

  • The Summer Festival- Flower shows, boat races and cultural programs
  • Tea and Tourism Festival
  • Thaipoosam in Elk Hill Murugan Temple- Temple Festival
  • Mariamman Temple Festival

Shopping in Ooty

Organically grown fresh strawberries & avocadoes, locally grown cinnamon and fragrant tea in various flavors are the super-specialty of Ooty.

Food in Ooty

The ambient climate of Ooty makes it a year-round destination. However, tourist season runs from April to June in summers and from September to December in winters.

Best Time to Visit Ooty

Ooty is a year-round destination. The peak summer season is from March to June while the winter season lasts from September to February. However, the white winters in Ooty in the months of December and January are an amazing experience.

How to Reach Ooty

By Air- The closest airport in Coimbatore, around 88kms from Ooty, connects Ooty with most of the cities in India.
By Rail- The nearest railhead Mettupalyam, 40kms from Ooty, connects Ooty with major cities in the region. You may also board the Nilgiri Mountain Railway or the toy train to Ooty from this station.
By Road- A well- maintained network of roads & highways take you to Ooty. Drive up the scenic, meandering roads for a perfect road trip to Ooty.
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