Ooty is one of the most striking hill stations in India and its natural beauty is its most luring tourist attraction studded with misty mountains and verdant green Valleys that personifies paradise on earth.
Ooty is filled with a number of tourist attractions and to name a few are sites like the Hindustan Photo Films, an important Industrial unit in Ooty that spans over a massive area of 300 acres; The Government Museum which was established in 1989 and holds a collection tribal artifacts and objects; The famous Botanical Gardens, known as one of the most visited tourist spot in Ooty that spans over an area of 50 acres nestled over the slopes of the stunning Doddabetta peak; The Ooty Lake, known as the center of attraction in Ooty where tourists and locals enjoy boating to a large extent; The St. Stephens Church, known as the oldest Church in the Nilgiri hills situated near John Sullivan’s Bungalow, the founder of Ooty; The majestic Doddabetta range known as the highest peak in the Nilgiris that converge at the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats, a must visit.
Ooty is the most popular hill station amongst the three districts elevated at 7,349 ft above sea level within the blue Nilgiris mountain range and travelling by rail to Ooty is an exceptional experience offering an expanse of magnificent beauty of the hillside panorama. The Ooty railway station is situated just 2 kms away and the other railway station at Mettupalayam just 46 kms away. Ooty rail is connected through a narrow gauge line that conveniently links Ooty with Coonoor and Mettupalayam.
Ooty is well connected by road with the nearest road to major cities like Mumbai situated 1,320 kms away, Chennai situated 535 kms away, Trivandrum situated 498 kms away, Tiruchirappalli situated 302 kms away, Bangaluru situated 290 kms away, Calicut situated 178 kms away, Mysore situated 160 kms away, Coimbatore situated 89 kms away that also homes the nearest airport to Ooty, Mudumalai situated 64 kms, Kotagiri situated 29 kms away and Coonoor being the closest just 19 kms away.
Local transport facilities of Ooty are available in the form of taxis, auto rickshaws, and local public buses. Guided Tours are also available for first time visitors during the peak tourism season who happily assist you to tour in and around Ooty with the added advantage of offering unique information about the town and its surroundings.