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Ooty Tour Packages

It is a popular belief that Traveling is the best form of recreational activity but it is not always true. Let me explain, travelling to a popular destination during the tourist season can really take away a lot from the experience leaving more of rush and hustle behind and wasn’t these were the main things you try to escape from when you travel. So, this is how travel is not always the best recreational activity. Now, it might sound crazy but I hope atleast some of you would have pointed out that lack of precision in my claim as it was not totally correct. A more precise version of my statement would tat Travelling to some of the popular destinations is not always the best way to escape from hustle and rush. So, the problem has been discussed but nothing about the solution have been discussed yet. Is there any Solution to this problem? A simple and short answer is Yes. And somehow the answer is hidden inside the problem statement itself. The problem is that travelling to a popular destination can be a hustle in season, So, why not travel to an offbeat place where you will find less tourist and more peace and calm. Moreover, the experience is more or less similar or might be even better than a popular destination.

For those of you who are scratching their heads and thinking what actually are offbeat places, then let me tell you an offbeat place is the one which receives very less tourists or a less popular travel destination. Well, luckily today we are going to discuss about one such offbeat location which is extremely beautiful and goes by the name of Ooty. It is a beautiful hill station located in southern part of India and although it is quite famous but you will not find as many tourist as you will find in places like Manali, Shimla or Goa. We will be going to discuss about ooty tour packages, ooty tourism, it’s cuisines and food culture with additional relevant information like the best time to visit ooty and the best places to visit in ooty. So without any further ado let us get started.

Know about Ooty

Situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty stands approximately 7300 feet above sea level. Being a part of Niligiris mountain range, the landscape of the place is covered with thick vegetation, small rolling hills, plateaus, tea gardens and eucalyptus trees.

The climate of this town serves a major role in attracting tourists. With subtropical highland climate, ooty usually has mild conditions throughout the year. During Summers, the temperature remains in the range of 15oC-20oC which is the perfect temperature not too hot and not too cold. And I am quite sure that you will also experience similar weather during any part of summer because the highest temperature that has been recorded here is 25oC. Even during the winters, it gets only upto 5oC-12oC. The monsoons are cold, windy and humid. If you just want to chill in a perfect weather not doing anything but just admiring the beauty of nature, then you should definitely checkout more about ooty holiday packages.

How to Reach here?

Reaching Ooty is possible via all 3 modes of transport i.e. Train, Road and Plane. Detailed connectivity information is given below separately under each category:

By plane

Around 3.5 hours’ road drive away, Coimbatore Airport is the closest to Ooty. The list of flights that fly into Coimbatore airport is long and include places like Sharjah, Singapore, Colombo and several cities of India.
Another airport is the Mysore Airport which is 4 hours’ drive away from Ooty. But, in our opinion, you will get better connectivity with the former option.

By Road- Bus

Plenty of Bus services are available from Coimbatore that drives towards ooty and are a great alternate to Trains. Buses are a nice way to travel as you get best of both the train and the car. “new bus station” in Coimbatore has great bus service and route taken by most of the buses to Ooty is via Mettupalayam and reaches ooty in around 3.5 hours.

By Road- Car

The common road taken to reach Ooty is the Coimbatore-Mettupalayam-Coonoor-Ooty road because it is well maintained. There other road routes also available and no matter which route you choose, the journey will be equally equipped with the scenic views as you will go through vast and beautiful Tea and coffee plantations. All the roads are tolled with minimal toll prices. If you are from South India itself, then a road trip is one of the key ingredient of ooty holiday package.

By Train

The Nilgiri mountain Rail Network is laid out and is well connected to neighboring railway stations. For example, The Nilgiri express travels on the route between Chennai to Mettupakayam, The Nilgiri Mountain railway is a small steam engine train starts from Mettupalayam and has been running since late 1800s. The route of this steam engine is filled with picturesque views that are definite to leave you awestruck and the pace of travel will let you take all of the beauty of the views.

Connectivity and basic facilities

Out of three places in Niligiris where 3G internet connectivity is available, ooty is one of the name. BSNL, Airtel and Idea are the vendors that are providing the 3G connectivity in this place. Moreover, Ooty is the only place in Nilgiris where landline facility is available. In the 50km range, there is no other place with landline connectivity.

Network connectivity is one thing and another thing which is equally important is the availability of ATMs and you will not be disappointed here too. There a lot of cash withdrawal machines throughout the town. One quick tip, get your cash withdrawal done early in the day as many ATMs at prime location runs out of cash by the afternoon on weekend.

Other basic facilities like clean drinking water and electricity are not a cause of any problem for tourists.

How to get around the city?

After you have arrived at this beautiful destination, then getting around is not a problem as cabs, autos and taxis are available easily. Even some ooty tour packages include conducted sightseeing through private town bus operators. Even the local bus network is well maintained.

Beware of the traps that the auto and cab drivers will throw at you and will try to persuade you to visit a remotely located high priced restaurant. In order to get away with these traps, be ready to play your bargain game right and no matter what do not go for the recommendations these drivers will give you.

Best places to visit in Ooty

Ooty is full of great peaceful and calm places to visit and it would take more than a full article to write about each of them and therefore we’re only going to mention the names of some of those beautiful places that you definitely include in your ooty tour package.

● Avalanche Biosphere Reserve
● Doddabetta Tea Park
● Ooty Rose Garden
● Sims Park
● Ooty Lake
● Wax World
● The Tea Factory
● Pykara
● Dolphin’s Nose
● Pine Forest
● 9th mile shooting point
● Echo Rock
● Markets for buying Souvenirs

As we mentioned above, Nilgiris and Ooty are well equipped with large tea and coffee plantations and therefore the souvenirs that most people take away from here are related to this business in one way or the another. Other popular items include eucalyptus oil, spices, chocolates and gourmet cheese. Below we have mentioned the name of few shops where you can find some authentic products:

● Green Shop: Famous for bee wax, bee honey, handicrafts, gourmet cheeses like haloumi, cheddar, Monterey jack.
● Taj Bakers: For traditionally made biscuits from ooty.
● C-Store: Popular for homemade chocolates, herbal oils, tea and honey.

One safety tip, if you are on a budget trip with one of the cheapest ooty tour package, then you will definitely go for local markets and local stores for souvenirs. In this, beware of the product’s authenticity.

Ooty Cuisines

Majorly, the Ooty cuisine consists of south Indian dishes and therefore you will come across a lot of great south Indian restaurant during your trip. One can even found Chinese, western and North Indian cuisine. Below we have mentioned the name of some restaurants that you should checkout in order to add some great memories to your best tour package for ooty.

● Hotel Shri Velmurugan
● Modern Stores
● Side walk Café

On the drinks side of your meal, a variety of tea and coffees can be enjoyed at the below mentioned places:

● Modern Stores
● Hotel Darsahan

Where to Stay?
There is a plenty of options available for stay in ooty and probably your ooty tour package will include stay at a nice place. Below we have mentioned the names of some nice places to stay:

● Hotel Mayura Sudarshan
● Reflections Guest House
● Sunshine Inn
● Hotel Savoy
● Hotel Maneck

Conclusion

As we have mentioned before, Ooty is a perfect destination for you if all want to enjoy is the perfect weather and beautiful views. A 3-4-day trip equipped with great food and sightseeing will easily make up for the best tour package for ooty. No matter if you are a lonely backpacker or a family traveler, we are quite sure that either way your trip to Ooty will leave you with some great cherishable memories.

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  • Hills of South India - 5N6D

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Coorg (2) Ooty (2) Mysore (1)
    Hills of South India - 5N6D
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Coorg (2) Ooty (2) Mysore (1)
    Rs.20,000

    (EMI From Rs.1,228)

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    Gear up for a fantastic holiday with Yatra’s ‘Hills of South India 5N/6D’ package, which takes you through three beautiful places in the southern part of India- Coorg, Ooty and Coonoor. The first leg of your trip begins at the famous Buddhist Monastery and the Golden Temple in Bylakuppe- one of the largest Tibetan Settlements in South India and a place we visit en route Coorg. The next halt is Coorg where you visit its popular and most loved attractions like the Madikeri Fort, Abbey Falls, etc. Next, visit the gorgeous town of Ooty and enjoy an entire day of sightseeing here. The final leg of this trip takes you through the winding roads of Coonoor. Visit the Dolphin’s Nose, Lamb’s Rock and Sim’s Park here before you say goodbye to the hills of South India. Want more? The package also has a bonus destination, Mysore where you spend a day at leisure exploring the place extensively. This package is everything you need for a great holiday. So come aboard and enjoy Yatra’s seamless travel services. What a lovely way to spend your honeymoon! Coorg is the quiet paradise of Karnataka, hidden in the depths of lovely forests. Ooty is a popular hill station that offers excellent views of the surrounding valleys and a chance to boat on Ooty Lake.

    inclusions

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    • Optional

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    • Sightseeing

    • Rs.600
  • Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty & Kodaikanal

    Customizable Tour | 4 Nights

    Mysore (1) Ooty (2) Kodaikanal (1)
    Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty & Kodaikanal
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 4
    SELLER: GetMeCab
    Mysore (1) Ooty (2) Kodaikanal (1)
    Rs.13,500
    Embark on this trip that gives you the opportunity to explore the three jewels of South India - Mysore, Ooty and Kodaikanal. Mysore, the cultural capital of Karnataka offers a perfect blend of history, culture and traditions. In Mysore, you must savour authentic Mysore sweets, such as the Mysore Pak. Surrounded by pine and eucalyptus trees, serene lakes, and interesting landmarks Ooty offers a sight to behold. With its dense forests, cascading waterfalls, lush green hills and the famous Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal has won the hearts of tourists from all over the country. This 5-day trip is perfect for those who are looking to spend a memorable holiday in nature's abode.

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    • Rs.202
  • Ooty - Natural Splendours 3-Day Getaway

    Customizable Tour | 2 Nights

    Ooty (2)
    Ooty - Natural Splendours 3-Day Getaway
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 2
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Ooty (2)
    Rs.8,499

    (EMI From Rs.522)

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    The Queen of Hill Stations - Ooty is well known for its peaceful green surroundings, colonial-style buildings, viewpoints and botanical gardens. Visit this charming town with Yatra’s Ooty - Natural Splendours: 3-Day Getaway to make your trip a memorable one. Our diligent tour managers have carefully planned the itinerary backed by excellent services so you enjoy the best of Ooty. A tour to Doddabetta Peak gives you spectacular views of the valley below. Immerse yourself in nature at Sim’s Park and Government Botanical Gardens. An excursion to Ooty Lake and Dolphin’s Nose will leave you mesmerized.

    inclusions

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    • Rs.254
  • Lovely Coorg, Ooty & Mysore

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Coorg (2) Ooty (2) Mysore (1)
    Lovely Coorg, Ooty & Mysore
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: Southern Circuit
    Coorg (2) Ooty (2) Mysore (1)
    Rs.16,750
    Rs.15,750
    Whether you are travelling with friends or family, or you are on a honeymoon, a trip to Ooty Mysore and Coorg is a perfect choice. Mysore is a peaceful city with some amazing places of interest and a host of eateries for you to satiate your gastronomic desires. The hill station of Ooty and Coonoor are famed for their cool and pleasant climate, accompanied by picturesque views of green spaces and misty mountains. This 6-day Romantic Coorg Ooty Mysore package is perfectly planned for honeymooners who wish to get away from the chaotic city life and revel in a cosy, romantic ambiance.

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    • Rs.236
  • Memorable Karnataka & Kerala

    Customizable Tour | 7 Nights

    Bangalore (1) Mysore (1) Ooty (2) Munnar (2) Thekkady (1)
    Memorable Karnataka & Kerala
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 7
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Bangalore (1) Mysore (1) Ooty (2) Munnar (2) Thekkady (1)
    Rs.23,799

    (EMI From Rs.1,462)

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    Tour three states in one holiday package! From sightseeing in Bangalore and Mysore in Karnataka, head to Ooty in Tamil Nadu for a relaxing vacation in the Nilgiris. Drive up to the highest peak in the region for a refreshing view of the valley or go boating in the Ooty Lake. Munnar's tea gardens will transport you to a paradise-like getaway, the kind that will make you not want to leave. Finish up with leisure time in the densely forested town of Thekkady.

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    • Rs.713
  • Appealing Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty & Coonoor Tour

    Customizable Tour | 4 Nights

    Bengaluru (1) Mysore (1) Ooty (2)
    Appealing Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty & Coonoor Tour
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 4
    SELLER: SVS Tours And Travels
    Bengaluru (1) Mysore (1) Ooty (2)
    Rs.15,000
    Rs.13,500
    Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan environment of Bangalore, rich culture of Mysore and tranquillity of Ooty. This five-day tour includes a visit to various interesting places in Bangalore and Botanical Garden as well as Ooty Lake in Ooty. Enjoy the beautiful view of the lush green forests from Doddabetta Peak and also visit Coonoor, which is known to be a spectacular spot. Also enjoy spending time in the beautiful Brindavan Gardens and enjoy walking in the colourful corridors of Mysore Palace.

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    • Rs.405
  • Ooty and Kodaikanal Grandeur

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Ooty (2) Kodaikanal (3)
    Ooty and Kodaikanal Grandeur
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Ooty (2) Kodaikanal (3)
    Rs.16,549

    (EMI From Rs.1,016)

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    Spend your honeymoon in the misty hills of Ooty and Kodaikanal. On a clear day, enjoy a marvellous view from Doddabetta Peak in Ooty. Go on a quiet walk along the hillside at Coaker's Walk in Kodaikanal. Both Ooty and Kodaikanal have picturesque lakes to delight tourists.

    inclusions

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    • Optional

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    • Rs.496
  • Alluring Mysore, Coorg & Ooty

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Mysore (1) Coorg (2) Ooty (2)
    Alluring Mysore, Coorg & Ooty
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: South Tourism
    Mysore (1) Coorg (2) Ooty (2)
    Rs.19,400
    Get enchanted by the scenic beauty of Mysore, Coorg and Ooty, with this seven-day trip. Take a break from the grind of daily life and bathe in aura of lush green surroundings, tranquil lakes, variety of flora and fauna and the pleasant climate. The interesting sights of Mysore include Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery, Mysore Palace, Chamundi Hill Temple and Brindavan Gardens. Enjoy a candle light dinner with your partner at one of the scenic spots and relish a glass of fine wine with the meal.

    inclusions

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    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    • Rs.291
  • Picturesque Munnar & Ooty - Deluxe

    Customizable Tour | 5 Nights

    Ooty (3) Munnar (2)
    Picturesque Munnar & Ooty - Deluxe
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 5
    SELLER: Yatra.com
    Ooty (3) Munnar (2)
    Rs.24,716

    (EMI From Rs.1,518)

    Pay & Hold @ Rs. 1,000 Only

    Visit the misty hill stations of Ooty and Munnar this holiday season. While Ooty's Doddabetta Peak is an excellent point to view the surrounding valleys, Munnar abounds in emerald-green tea gardens. Enjoy the sheer serenity of these hill towns.

    inclusions

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    • Optional

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    • Rs.741
  • Romantic Ooty, Mysore & Bangalore

    Customizable Tour | 4 Nights

    Bengaluru (1) Mysore (1) Ooty (2)
    Romantic Ooty, Mysore & Bangalore
    Customisable itineraries where you may choose transport, stay & sightseeing as per your taste & comfort.
    Customizable Tour 4
    SELLER: Southern Circuit
    Bengaluru (1) Mysore (1) Ooty (2)
    Rs.16,750
    Rs.15,750
    Experience the best of Mysore and Bangalore, along with a visit to the popular hill stations of Ooty and Coonoor. Whether you wish to enjoy a weekend getaway with friends and family or have a romantic honeymoon, these places make perfect holiday destinations. Get a glimpse of the historic times as you visit the famous Mysore Palace, Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace and Jaganmohan Palace. Immerse in the beauty of nature as you get to some of the best viewpoints of Ooty and Coonoor, such as Dolphin's Nose, Lamb's Rock and Doddabetta Peak. Also have a spiritual experience on a visit to the famous ISKCON Temple and Bull Temple in Bangalore, before you indulge in some exciting shopping at Commercial Street.

    inclusions

    • Meals

    • Accommodation

    • Sightseeing

    • Rs.236

Ooty Guide

  • How To Reach Ooty

    How To Reach Ooty

    Surface - You get get to Ooty via the Coimbatore-Mettupalayam-Coonoor-Ooty road (i.e. the Tamil Nadu route). This is a very well maintained route. It takes about 3 and a half hours to reach Ooty from Coimbatore. Another adventurous route can be the Mysore-Bandipur-Ooty route. This takes about 5 hours but the journey is worthwhile. You drive through Bandipur national reserve and then the winding uphill climbs with 36 hairpin bends. This entry to Bandipur closes by 5.30 pm as its a wildlife reserve. There aren't many restaurants on the way and its advised to carry along some water and food. Ooty is well connected by bus service from Bangalore, Mysore and Coimbatore.

    Train - One of the best ways to get to Ooty is by train. Ooty being a hill station has the narrow gauge rail line and you will need to first reach Mettupalayam(or Metupalaiyam) from Chennai in the Nilgiri Express (Train No. 2671) at night and then change into the Nilgiri Mountain Railway which leaves Mettupalayam at 7.10 am. This train is pushed by a small steam powered locomotive imported in the 1800s with the Swiss Engine Trains. Ensure you book your tickets in advance to avoid last minute rush and unavailability.

    Alternatively, you can take trains from Chennai to Coimbatore and continue by road to Ooty.

    Air - Coimbatore ( kilometers) is the nearest airport.

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  • Shopping in Ooty

    Shopping in Ooty

    Donât forget to pick some farm fresh carrot on the way to Ooty. Once you are in the city, try the sinful homemade chocolates of Ooty and pick up a wide variety of tea - plain, masala, chocolate, ginger etc from the tea plantation and processing units. Ooty is also known for its aromatic and therapeutic oils and organic spices. You can also pick some Toda tribal jewellery from 'Pumpoohar' or 'The Big Shop'(-2444136) across Commercial Road.

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  • Restaurants in Ooty

    Restaurants in Ooty

    Itâs a must to visit the King Star Confectionery (-2445785) on Hospital Road, when in Ooty. This place is famous as one of the oldest stores of Ooty and flocked by people for its home made chocolates and fudge. There are many south Indian and north Indian eateries as you walk down the Commercial Road. Also try the Nilgiri tea at Irani's. Hotel Blue Hills offers delicious spreads. You can also try Modern Store and Hot Breads for some finger licking food. For Chinese, Wangs and Shinkows are the place. All these places are located on Commercial Road.

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