Ooty is a popular tourist destination in the southern part of India. Soothing climate which calms your nerves, tall and towering mountains, lush green tea gardens, picturesque landscape, and dense forests provides the perfect ambiance for the visiting tourist. Ooty has several tourist attractions. The number of tourists who travel to Ooty is increasing every year. It also borders three states of India. People from Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala can visit Ooty easily. It is 155 Km away from Mysore (Karnataka) and 187 km away from Kozhikode (Kerala)
It is accessible by Air, Train and Road. Nearest cities are Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Kozhikode.Peelamedu Airport, Coimbatore is the nearest Airport to Ooty. It is 105 Km away from Ooty. Pe.
Kozhikode Airport is another Airport which is nearby to Ooty. Ooty has another Airport at Bangalore which is around 250 Km away from Ooty. Bangalore Airport is also one of the most favored airports for international tourists who visit Bangalore and drive from there to Ooty.
Nearest Broad-gauge railway station is at Mettupalayam which is 45 Km away. Mettupalayam is well connected with Chennai and Coimbatore. From Mettupalayam Ooty has a Mountain railway which takes nearly 4 hours to reach Ooty. Mountain railways here are declared as a heritage site by UNESCO.
Ooty is well connected by Road from almost all cities in India. It has direct road transport from Bangalore, Kozhikode, Chennai, Coimbatore and other cities.
Some of the places you can visit around Ooty are:
- Government Botanical Gardens
- Doddebetta peak
- Rose Gardens
- Wax Museum
- Boating at Pykara
- hidden valley
- Sims park
- Dolphin’s nose
- Pine forests
When you visit Ooty, you just cannot ignore NMR, Nilgiri Mountain Railway. NMR is one of the oldest mountain railways in India and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005. This connects Ooty with Mettupalayam town. Another important feature of Ooty is the flower Kurinchi which blossoms once in twelve years.