Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ooty, short for Ootacamund (Queen of Hill) : Tourism, Introduction, How To reach, Location, Major Attractions, List of Hotels in Ooty.



Introduction
Ooty, short for Ootacamund (an anglicized name for Udhagamandalam), is a popular hill resort in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India.It is the the capital of Nilgiri district, is popularly known as the "Queen of hill stations' among the tourist circuits. It is situated at a distance of 105 km away from Coimbatore. The height of the hills in the Nilgiri range varies between 2280 and 2290 metres, the highest peak being Doddabetta at a height of 2623 metres.

How To Reach

By Air : The Coimbatore airport is the closest to the hills at 3-1/2 hours by road. There are flights into Coimbatore from Singapore, Sharjah, Colombo and most parts of India including Mumbai (Air Deccan, Indian Airlines,Jet and Go Air), Chennai ( Air Deccan, Paramount, Indian Airlines and Jet) and Bangalore. The Mysore airport is about 5 odd hours away from Ooty by road (but Mysore airport is currently closed and only expected to open for light aircraft), and lies to the North of Ooty. The road trip is quite scenic from either airport.


By train : The Nilagiri Express (Train No. 2671) leaves from Chennai at night, and reaches Mettupalayam (which Indian Rail spells Metupalaiyam), a small town at the foothills of the Nilgiris early the next morning. The train The Nilgiri Mountain Railway leaves

By Road :
Distance from Ooty to various cities:
  • Coonoor (17 km)
  • Coorg (225 km)
  • Kodaikanal (236 km)
  • Munnar (282 km)
  • Bangalore (297 km)
  • Calicut (187 km)

Major Attraction :

  1. Ooty Botanical Gardens
  2. Doddabetta peak
  3. Ooty Rose gardens
  4. Wax World - (Wax Museum)
  5. Sims Park (Coonoor)
  6. The Tea Factory
  7. Boating at Pykara
  8. Falls at Pykara
  9. Historical Dam with Power station at Pykara
  10. Hidden Valley
  11. Echo Rock


Hotels in Ooty

  • Savoy Hotel, Ooty
  • Holiday Inn, Ooty
  • Regency Villas Palace, Ooty
  • Fortune Resort Sullivan Court, Ooty
  • Nahar Residency, Ooty
  • Sunshine Inn (Vascoda Hotels & Resorts), Ooty
  • Hotel Sinclairs, Ooty
  • Kluney Manor, Ooty
  • Ooty Elkhill, Ooty
  • Hotel Sapphire Grand, Ooty
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1 comment:

Sabol said...

lovely shoot of nature. and didn’t know abt this place at all, had been to Ooty once from Kochi but since was stranger and alone- didn’t come to know abt it else wud hv definitely touched this part of nature too! http://www.sabolholidays.com

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