Ooty is known as the queen of hills in South India. Known for its fascinating scenic beauty, excellent climate, tea plantations, fruit orchards, exotic ambience, placid lakes and lofty mountains, the hill resort attracts tourist from all over the world. The beautiful hill resort is cuddled in a natural arena formed by Snowdown hill, Elk hill, Doddabetta and Club hill. The best thing about Ooty is its fantastic climate, which makes it an ideal summer vacation site.

Ooty is located about 535 kilometers from Chennai, 89 kilometers from Coimbatore, 155 kilometers from Mysore and 2812 kilometers from Kochi. Situated at an altitude of 2623 meters, Ooty covers approximately 36 square kilometers. The total population of Ooty is about 81763.

Botanical garden: The place is home to some rare species of cactus, pteridophytes and succulents. The garden forms an excellent picnic spot.


Thread garden: The place has an amazing collection of flowers. The amazing fact about these flowers is that they are made of thread.

Arronmore Palace: Built by the king of Jothpore, this palace is grandeur personified.

Awnandale palace: it was built by the king of Jothpore.

Kalhatty water falls: the place is an ideal place for mountain trekking.

Ketti valley: The valley is the second largest in the world.

Climate and Clothing

The climate is best during the summers. Winters are quite cold. Cotton clothing and light woolens are required during the summers while heavy woolens are a must during the winters. The most favorable climate to visit Ooty is during the month of April, June, September, October and November.

Fast Facts

Area 36 Sq. Kms
Population 87,763
Altitude 2,240 meters.
Summer Max. 25°C, Min. 10°C
Winter Max. 21°C, Min. 5°C
Rainfall 121cms
Best Season April to June and September to November
Languages Badaga, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, and English
Clothing Heavy Woolen in winter/ Light Woolen in summer
Time 5.30 GMT
STD Code 0423
ISD Code +91
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