18 BEST Places to Visit in Ooty for 2 Days 2023

Udagamandalam or Ootacamund or Ooty is a municipality town located at Nilgiris District of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, especially This Place is well-known in the Deccan States of India, it is the best destination for newly married couples in south India.

It is a house for 88,430 people (According to 2011 Senses) and the RTO vehicle registration number is TN-43, also this place is located 2,240 m above sea level.

STD and ZIP code are given respectively, 91423 and 643 001. Tamil is the official language used in Ooty and Kannada is also used by several persons.

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Ooty is known for its Hill station of Nilgiris Hills in Tamil Nadu and it is estimated that it attracts 3.4 Million visitors annually.

A famous spot for cinematography and photography in South India which is 128 KM away from Heritage Capital of Karnataka, Mysore and around 86 KM far from Coimbatore and Bangalore is 274 KM from away Ooty.

Ooty Distance From

Mysore125.7 KM
Coimbatore85.3 KM
Kodaikanal252.1 KM
Bangalore273.9 KM
Chennai558.4 KM


Which is the Best Time to Visit Ooty?

Ooty’s wheater is not like any other places in India, it is slightly cooler which is recorded in Nov Month is 6.7° C,

So it is too cold to Rome around the town of Ooty and there is no hill station without snow covering in the winter season between July to September.

If you have already booked rooms in this season you are gone, you can’t even come out of room in the winter season

Then which is the best time to visit Ooty? now I’ve already told you not to visit Ooty in the Winter season then the remaining months between October to June is the best time or season to visit Ooty

The average temperature recorded in this time gap is 14° C. You have to make sure to avoid rainy days in Ooty.

Ooty Nearest Airport?

Ooty is a town in Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu that doesn’t have any Domestic or International airport to reach from other places,

but you can take flights to the nearest Airport to Ooty and the domestic airport of Coimbatore (CJB) which is around 85 KM from Ooty is the nearest airport

Kempe Gowda International Airports (BLR) Bengaluru is the nearest international airport 290 KM to Ooty in Karnataka.

Ooty Lake

Ooty Lake is an artificial lake built by the British Collector of Coimbatore John Sullivan in 1824,

which occupies 65 acres of land in Ooty, and this lake 2220 KM high the sea level. Ooty is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees along with the railway lines at the shore of the Ooty lake,

These all combine to create beautiful sights across the Ooty lake, which is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Ooty.

Boating in Ooty Lake

Boating is the main attraction in Ooty Lake, other feature of Ooty Lake includes Paddle boats, Rowboats, and Motorboats which is started by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC).

the pricing for various boating in Ooty lake is as follows.

Ooty Lake Boating entry fee

  • ₹10 per person entry fee
  • ₹30 per still camera
  • ₹125 per camcorder
  • ₹160 per 2 seater pedal boat for 30 minutes boating
  • ₹180 per 2 seaters rowboat for 30 minutes boating
  • ₹200 per 4 seater pedal boats for 30 minutes boating
  • ₹450 per 8 seater motorboat for 20 minutes boating
  • ₹560 per person for foreigner

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Ooty Toy Train

Ooty Toy Train is a 1000 mm meter-gauge railway network operated by the Southern Railway Division of India.

This Meter gauge railway is powered by a Steam locomotive based on rack technology which was built by the British in 1908. Also,

The Ooty railway was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This railway network is extended up to 52 Km from Mettupalayam to Ooty and the follow-up station in between Mettupalayam to Ooty are Kallar, Adderly, Hillgrove, Runneymede, Kateri Road, Coonoor, Wellington, Aravankadu, Ketti, Lovedale, Fernhill, and Udhagamandalam (Ooty).

Ooty Toy Train Timings

Ooty To Coonoor

Train No.Departure(Ooty)Arrival(Coonoor)

Coonoor To Ooty

Train NoDeparture(Coonoor)Arrival(Ooty)

Ooty Toy Train Ticket Price

  • First Class Tickets – ₹92
  • Second Class – ₹25
  • Unreserved – ₹15 (Limited Tickets)

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  • First Class Tickets – ₹205
  • Second Class – ₹30

Hotels In Ooty Lake view

If you are checking for the best hotels in Ooty which provide high-class hospitality then you can continue reading, I make sure that to find the best possible hotels with value money Pricing.

Top 5 best hotels in Ooty Lake View

  1. Sterling Ooty Elk Hill:

    Address: No. 25, Ramakrishna Mutt Road, R.K Puram, Elk Hill, Ooty
    Price: ₹5,999/-
    Rating: 4.3
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    hotels in ootyAddress: Hotel Darshan, Near Ooty Lake, Wood Cock Road, Ooty, Tamilnadu
    Price: ₹3,999/-
    Rating: 4.0
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  3. Fortune Resort Sullivan Court:

    hotels in ootyAddress: 123, Selbourne Road, Ooty, Tamil Nadu
    Price: ₹4,999/-
    Rating: 4.3
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  4. Accord Highland:

    hotels in ootyAddress: 4/278, Kotagiri Road Doddabetta Junction The Nilgiris
    Price: ₹6,299/-
    Rating: 4.4
    Learn More 

  5. Hotel Meadows Residency:

    hotels in mysoreAddress: Charing Cross, Coonoor Rd. Ooty
    Price: ₹3,199/-
    Rating: 4.3
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Ooty Weather and Temperature

Ooty Weather

Image Source: Wikipedia 

Nilgiris Hills is a heavenly sight that we can find at the edges of the Western Ghats of south India. Ooty comes under subtropical Highland area which is casually low in temperature and high in humidity and the highest temperature recorded in Ooty was 25° C, which is mostly the lowest temp. in Hot cities like Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

In the case of average high temperature, 17–20 °C (63–68 °F) and the average low temperature is around 5–12 °C (41–54 °F). The measured number of rainy days in Ooty annually is 75 days and the average daily Sunshine hour is recorded was 6 hours.

18 BEST Places to Visit in Ooty for 2 Days 2019

As you know Ooty is not one single place to visit at once, but Ooty is a municipal town which has several places to visit in Ooty and some of the important landmarks, tourist attractions, and Ooty places to visit are as follows:

  1. Botanical Gardens

    Ooty Botanical Garden:
    Address: Nilgiris, Vannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India Distance: 2.8 KM
    Contact: 0423 244 2545 

    The Government Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Ooty, which is the first place to visit in Ooty.

    Visitors would not leave Ooty without having a visit to the Botanical Garden of Ooty which is hygiene and well maintained throughout the years by the Horticulture Department of Tamil Nadu.

    According to the official report, The Government Botanical Garden is spread over 55 acres of land in Ooty

    Ooty Botanical Garden Entry Fee

    Still Camera₹50
    Video Camera₹100

    Ooty Botanical Garden Timings

    Sunday To Saturday07:00 AM – 06:30 PM
  2. Kalhatty Waterfalls

    Kalhatty Waterfalls
    Address: Sigur Ghat Road, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India
    Distance from Ooty: 13 KM
    Recommended Timings: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee: FREE
    Contact: 0423 2538 3333 

    The Second Important Place to Visit in Ooty is Kalhatty Waterfalls, which are beautiful sightseeing places in Ooty 13 KM away from City Center.

    the waterfalls are reached after a two-mile trek from the Kalahatty village. It is fabled that this Village was the home for Saint Agastya 4000 years ago, which is also famous for Battery.

  3. Kamraj Sagar Dam

    Kamraj Sagar Dam
    Address: Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Hwy, Scholar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643005, India
    Distance from Ooty: 15 KM
    Recommended Timings: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee: FREE

    Another beautiful place to visit in Ooty which is 8.7 KM away from it. Sandynallah Reservoir is the other name of Kamaraj Sagar Dam which is Must-See place in Ooty. A great place for a picnic and your family can enjoy the bird Feeding near the Dam.

  4. Needle View Hillpoint/Needle Rock Viewpoint

    Needle View Hillpoint
    Address: Gudalur, Ooty Main Road, National Highway 67, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643212, India
    Distance from Ooty: 40.5 KM
    Contact: 7598487515
    Recommended Timings: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee: FREE

    If you want to touch the clouds then Needle View Hillpoint is the best place to visit in Ooty Tamil Nadu.

    Usually, most of the tourists are unaware of this Hillpoint and you couldn’t hear about it, but trust me it the most satisfying place to visit at once also this hill point is called Soochimalai.

  5. Ooty Rose Garden

    Rose Garden
    Address: Bombay Kist, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India
    Distance from Ooty: 2.8 KM
    Contact: 0423 244 4070
    Recommended Timings: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee:
    ₹20 per person
    ₹30 for Still Camera
    ₹75 for Video Camera

    The World Federation of Rose Societies has recognized this rose garden and presented “The Garden of Excellence Award” for South Asia, All this credit goes to the management is an Elite club of 35 rose gardens.

  6. Ooty Toy Train

    All the Information about Nilgiris Mountain Railway is mentioned above
    and it is one of the best experiences have in Ooty and you can enjoy beautiful sights along the journey of Toy train in Ooty

  7. Pykara Waterfalls and lake

    Pykara Waterfalls

    Address: Pykara, Sholur, Tamil Nadu, 643224, India
    Distance from Ooty: 22.8 KM
    Recommended Timings: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Boating Fee: ₹175 per person

    Pyakara River takes birth at Mukurthi peak which later flows through Curves and in between two mountains creating a waterfall point, The waterfall is the most amazing sightseeing place in Ooty

  8. Ooty Stone House

    Ooty Stone House
    Address: Stone House Area, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643002, India
    Distance from Ooty: 3.1 KM
    Recommended Timings: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Stone House of Ooty is one of the most important historical monuments of Tamil Nadu and it is a museum in Ooty, which was the first building to be built in Ooty Modernisation.

  9. Toda Huts Ooty

    Toda Huts Ooty
    Address: Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643002, India
    Distance from Ooty: 5.3 KM
    Recommended Timings: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    The 9th place to visit in Ooty is Toda Huts Temple. There are very few chances of finding more than ten huts in a single Toda community. The Todas live in small closely-knit communities, one community mainly formed by people who are related to each other.

  10. Wax World Ooty

    Wax World Ooty
    Address: Opposite to Lake-Boat House, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, 643002, India
    Distance from Ooty: 3.3 KM
    Contact: 9790 343 296
    Recommended Timings: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Entrance Fee: 
    ₹20 per person
    ₹30 for Still Camera

    Wax World Museum is the must-see place in Ooty which contain wax statues of Great freedom Fighters and social figures like Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mother Teresa and our former President, Dr.A.P.J.Adbul Kalam.

  11. Ooty Lake BoatHouse

    Lake BoatHouse
    Address: Ooty Lake, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India
    Distance from Ooty: 2.8 KM
    Contact:  0423 2443 977
    Recommended Timings: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
    Other Information is Mentioned above

  12. Doddabetta Peak

    Doddabetta Peak
    Address: Ooty Kotagiri Road, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, 643002, India
    Distance from Ooty: 9 KM
    Contact:  0423 2538 3333
    Recommended Timings: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee:

    Above 5 Yrs: ₹6 per person
    Below 5 Yrs: ₹0 per person
    Still / Digital Camera: 10
    Video Camera: ₹50

    Nestled amidst the Blue Mountains the quintessential town of Ooty allures visitors in abundance to witness its postcard picture-perfect beauty. Nilgiris are more popular in the Blue Mountains as it is believed to be cloaked with the blue haze of the rare Kurinji blue flowers that bloom once in 12 years.

  13. St Stephen’s Church

    St Stephen’s Church
    Address: Club Road, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India
    Distance from Ooty: 1.3 KM
    Contact: 0423 2442 121
    Recommended Timings: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Entrance Fee: N/A

    St Stephen’s Church Ooty is an old church that was built by the British in the 19th century and it is an architectural marvel in Ooty.

  14. Deer Park

    Deer Park
    Address: Near Ooty Lake, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643004, India
    Distance from Ooty: 2 KM
    Contact: 0990 0192 242
    Recommended Timings: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Entrance Fee: N/A

    Deer Park is the most beautiful park to visit in Ooty and The park hosts a variety of flora and fauna and despite the name; deer is not the only animal you find here. You find a variety of different species of deer like the Sambhar and the Chitral. The park also houseshares and rabbits and a wide variety of birds.

  15. Mudumalai National Park

    Mudumalai National Park
    Address: NH 67, Gudalur NH 67, Gudalur, Devarshola, Tamil Nadu, 643223, India
    Distance from Ooty: 47 KM
    Contact: 0423 2444 098
    Recommended Timings: 7:00 am – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee:  15 per person Entry fee
    25 for Still Camera
    150 for Video Camera
    135 per person For Jeep safari 

    One of the first forest ranges to be declared as a National Park is located in the Nilgiri district on the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The park is located in the Ooty-Mysore route and can be entered from both Ooty and Mysore. The National park was recently declared a Tiger Reserve with a population of about 50 tigers.

  16. Avalanche Lake

    Avalanche Lake
    Address: Ooty, The Nilgiris, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India
    Distance from Ooty: 28 KM
    Contact: N/A
    Recommended Timings: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee: N/A

    Avalanche Lake Ooty makes the perfect setting for a family, adventure package. If you are wondering how the lake landed with such a name, it is a misnomer because it was formed by a huge landslide and not an avalanche

  17. Ooty Shooting Point

    Ooty Shooting Point
    Address: Nagapattinam – Coimbatore – Gundlupet Hwy, Tamil Nadu 643005
    Distance from Ooty: 7.8 KM
    Contact: N/A
    Recommended Timings: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee: N/A

    Movie buffs will easily identify this lush-green meadow surrounded by thick forests and mesmeric Nilgiris, as it has been seen in many of the Bollywood blockbusters. Locally known as ‘Shooting Medu’,

  18. Thunder World

    Thunder World
    Address: N Lake Rd, Mani Vihar, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001
    Distance from Ooty: 1.2 KM
    Contact: 0423 245 2233
    Recommended Timings: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Entrance Fee:

    New park in Ooty, its Dinosaur this time, with different animated Dinosaurs, which look like same as original dinosaurs in the park. Sure it could be more entertaining for Ooty tourists in this season.

Special Ooty Carrot

Nilgiris Mountain and other nearby mountains regions in western ghats are famous for growing carrot crops, over 3000 farmers grow carrots in this region and while Ooty belongs to Nilgiris it is obvious that growing organic carrots are most commonly seen in Ooty.

It said that in the markets of Ooty there sells merchants fresh carrots plucked on the same day which also creates a high demand for fresh carrots of Ooty

Below Video showing the production of Fresh carrots of Ooty

Ooty nearest railway station

The nearest Railway station available to Ooty is the Mettupalayam Railway Station which 52 KM away from Ooty.

If you like to travel more by train and you want to travel from Bangalore to Ooty then you have to book a train from Bangalore to Mettupalayam, later you can catch the Nilgiris Mountains Railway from Mettupalayam to Ooty or Coonoor and also it same in the case of Chennai,

You have to book a train from Chennai to Mettupalayam followed by Toy Train Of Nilgiris mountains. If you want another option you can choose to Coimbatore Railway station,

But you have to reach Mettupalayam before Ooty So this is a bit longer route where it has not linked with Nilgiris Mountain railways.

By closing this I wish to once tell that Mettupalayam Railway Station is the nearest Railway station to Ooty

Ooty is in which state?

“Ooty is a municipality town in the Nilgiris District and belongs to the Indian State of Tamil Nadu

If you got confused about why I am adding this type of silly question in this article, Don’t Be Varied I have included this question because of According Google search Data still there is people are don’t aware of which state does Ooty Belong to.

So to make then clear I have included this Question.

Ooty from Bangalore

Ooty is a queen of Hill station and the mountainous region of the Western Ghats of India. Usually,

Ooty has to be famous in Tamil Nadu because it is located in Tamil Nadu, But it attracts more people from Karnataka especially Mysore, Mandya, and Bangalore.

Most of the middle-class newly married couples used to have a trip to Ooty. If you belong to the same category then follow the rest of the article to properly plan a trip to Ooty from Bangalore.

Bangalore to Ooty

Bangalore To Ooty By Train

As I said earlier Ooty doesn’t have any broad gauge railway Connectivity instead, it has meter gauge toy train facilities till Mettupalayam.

Mettupalayam is a developed town in the sense of Railway network which has broad gauge railway connectivity, also this town is linked with meter-gauge railway line of Nilgiris,

So you have to think of reaching Mettupalayam rather than Ooty but again it is not the spot of interest, in fact, Coimbatore Junction is the major railway junction that connects various cities in south India.

You can reserve tickets directly to Ooty but you need to catch 2 more trains to reach there follow the instruction below.

Bangalore to Coimbatore Train Timings

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Coimbatore to Mettupalayam Train Timings

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*All Passengers Train from Coimbatore to Mettupalayam will not run on Sunday

Ooty from Bangalore by Bus

Bangalore to Ooty Busses are very common, there is at least a Buss each hour, and passengers can travel from Bangalore to Ooty in the unreserved bus.

The total journey is 270 KM from Bangalore to Ooty, and the ticket price in the KSRTC bus is around ₹700 also you can get deals and offers on KSRTC official website.

Bangalore to Ooty Bus Timings

Sl No.Bus NameTimings
1Ooty Bengaluru Airavat Mysuru17.45
2Ooty Bengaluru Airavat Club Class Mysuru07.15
3Ooty Bengaluru Airavat Club Class Mysuru10.00
4Ooty Bengaluru Airavat Club Class Mysuru11.18
5Ooty Bengaluru Airavat Club Class Mysuru15.30
6Ooty Bengaluru Express Mysuru11.30
7Ooty Bengaluru Mutti-Axle Mysuru22.23
8Ooty Bengaluru Mutti-Axle Mysuru22.31
9Coonor Bengaluru Non A/C Sleeper Ooty, Mysuru18.00

Mysore To Ooty Bus Timings

10Ooty Channarayapatna Express Mysuru08.45
11Ooty Gundlupet Express Mysuru13.30
12Ooty Gundlupet Express Mysuru17.00
13Ooty H.D.Kote Express Mysuru13.45
14Ooty Kollegala Express Gudalur, Gundlupet, Chamarajanagara14.00
15Ooty Madikeri Express Mysuru07.00
16Ooty Mandya Express Mysuru15.00
17Ooty Mangaluru Rajahamsa Mysuru16.30
18Ooty Mysuru Express Gudalur08.24
19Ooty Mysuru Express Gudalur13.00
20Ooty Mysuru Express Gudalur16.00
21Ooty Mysuru Rajahamsa Gudalur14.00
22Ooty Ramanathapura Express Mysuru07.30
23Ooty Shivamogga Express Gudalur, Gundlupet, Mysuru Channarayapattana, Aarasikere06.30
24Ooty Shivamogga Express Gudalur13.30

Source: KSRTC

Cinema Theatre in Ooty

If you got a crazy idea of watching Movie in Cinemas at Ooty and you don’t know the nearby cinema theatre in Ooty then don’t worry I here to help you guys, just keep reading.

  1. The Assembly Rooms

    Address: Garden Road, Pudumund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001
    Phone: 0423 244 2250
    Ratings: 4.2

  2. Ganapathy Theatre

    Address: Ganapathy Theatre Rd, Upper Bazaar, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001
    Phone: 0423 244 2868
    Ratings: 3.6

  3. 7D Cinemas

    Address: Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643006
    Phone: N/A
    Ratings: 3.2

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I'm Roopa, a sub-editor at MysoreMedia for 3 years. Living in Mysore for 30 years has fueled my passion for its heritage and culture. With 18 years of content creation under my belt, I blend love and experience into captivating narratives. I'm all about sharing Mysore's essence, previously as a freelance travel content writer, and now by weaving its soul into engaging stories.


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