Ooty
House in the mountains
Introduction
Ooty, the queen of hill stations and the capital of Nilgiris district, is one of the most popular destinations amongst travellers. Also known as Udhagamandalam and sometimes Ootacamund, it offers lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens to greet the travellers. The blue mountains are the major responsible factor for this town’s popularity. Ooty is a haven for the seeker of sports, adventure, trekking, riding to fishing for trout and playing golf. A summer of peace and uncluttered cool days is what the Nilgiris offer, with their resonant echoes of a rich and tangible Dravidian culture.... More
Things you gotta know
• Tipping is appreciated but optional. If you’re impressed by the services provided to you, then you can tip about 10 percent of the total amount charged.
• Avoid visiting secluded areas during late night.
• Don’t wear footwear in temples as it is not allowed in India.
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Things You Gotta Carry
Sunscreen
Cotton Clothes
Hat
Sunglasses
Medicines
Umbrella
How To Reach
Road trip from Bangalore to Ooty can be an inexpressibly amazing experience. Thanks to the mesmerizing landscape and pleasant breeze. If you wish to drive from Bangalore to Ooty there are two routes you can take via Mysore or via Chamarajanagar. Upon reaching Gundlupet, enter the road for Bandipur National Park and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and as you enter this lush green stretch, you might also come across elephants and other wildlife creatures. The route is : Bangalore - Mysore ( SH17) - Nanjangud - Gundlupet (SH-212) - Bandipur - Mudumalai -Gudalur -Ooty (SH-66/67).... More
Getting Around
Bus
Taxi
Bike Rental
Self Drive Rental Car

There are various options available for travelling around in Ooty. You can take a day tour of Ooty by bus. It is very easy to find taxis as soon as you set foot on this hill station. Right from the railway station to all the other places in the town, taxis are a very convenient mode if you are looking to travel for a faster and comfortable mode. Jeeps are also available extensively throughout the place. They can be hired for day trips to the surrounding area and are relatively cheap. Also, since most of the sites of tourist interest are located nearby, renting bicycles may be an exciting way to paddle around. Rickshaws are also a good option to roam around this beautiful hill station. They may be slow but if you have time in your hands, you may just as well enjoy the cool breeze and the local flavours of this lovely place. You can also take a bike on rent and explore around.... More