Ooty Package FAQs
A. Popularly known as the Queen of Hills, Ooty or Udhagamandalam is the most admired hill station in South India. A number of Ooty travel packages are available for tourists to choose from. This picturesque hill station is easily accessible by various means of transport
Coimbatore Airport is approximately 85 kilometres away and is the nearest airport that connects Ooty to the rest of the country via an extensive network of flights from networks like Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet. For international connectivity, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru is 310 kilometres away from Ooty but is the closest to this hill station. These airports are well connected with buses and taxis for tourists to travel to Ooty.
Approximately 40 kilometres away from Ooty, Mettupalayam is the nearest railway station and various trains are available from cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore and Bengaluru. Buses and cabs are available outside the railway station for Ooty. The Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train which takes you through thick forests and dark tunnels also starts from Mettupalayam and goes all the way to Ooty.
The best way to travel to Ooty is by road. You can drive through the Reserve Forest Area and stunning scenery. Once in a while elephants can also be spotted in this belt. The road trip from Bengaluru to Ooty via Mysore takes around 7-8 hours and is a road trip worth cherishing. Bus services are also available from Kempegowda Bus Terminal, Bangalore and ISBT, Mysore Road, Bengaluru with a number of semi deluxe and deluxe buses for Ooty.
Q. What is the weather of Ooty like?
A. Ooty is a year round destination. The seasonal variations in its temperature are not extreme and each season brings out the best of this popular hill station. The weather in summers is pleasant and cool in winters. During summers (April to June) the maximum temperature goes up till 25 degree Celsius. There are occasional showers during this time to keep the temperature in control. It is considered to be the peak season, having a surge in hotel prices.
The monsoons (July to September) are ideal for tourists who look for discounts on Ooty tour packages. It is least crowded at this time and the surroundings are sparkling lush green.
In winters (October to February) the minimum temperature recorded is 5 degree Celsius with the days being cool but the nights are chilly and carrying a lot of woolens is a must.
Q. Which language do the locals speak in Ooty?
A. Tamil is the official language spoken by the locals in Ooty. Due to its close proximity to the neighbouring states of Kerala and Karnataka and Ooty being a tourist destination, Malayalam Kannada and English are understood by the locals to quite an extent
Q. Are there any cafes in Ooty to hangout in the evening?
A. There are a lot of cafes in Ooty where one can relax and spend quality time with a hot cup of coffee in their hand and Ooty’s cool wind blowing on their face while cherishing the picturesque surroundings.
Earl’s Secret: A glass restaurant / cafe in the King’s Cliff Hotel, Earl’s Secret has an old world’s charm to it. One can sit outside in their lawn overlooking the hilltop and spend the evening in peace. Their white brownie with hot chocolate is a must have.
Nahar Nilgiris: Located in Upper Bazaar, the quaint ambience, super scrumptious food and cozy interiors can make any evening delightful. Their firewood pizzas and pastas and delectable shakes cannot be missed.
Le Cafe: It’s an open air European style cafe situated in the heart of the city. This cafe serves the best cappuccino and astoundingly delicious burgers. They serve till mid night.
Ooty Coffee House: It easily distinguishes itself from other places due to its simplicity. The space is huge and the food is very authentic South Indian and does not fail to entice the taste buds. The cold coffee shake gets the maximum praises in the beverages here.
Q. Are there some cottage style places or home stays available in Ooty?
A. A lot of Ooty holiday packages cover budget friendly cottages and home stays. Some of them are:
Deccan Park: This is the perfect place for those who wish to run away from the hustle bustle of city life. It provides a complete experiential stay with accessibility to Pykara Lake, Rose Garden and St. Stephen’s Church.
Dovedale Cottages: It is a perfect blend of elegance and style and is located in the heart of the town. The rooms have a gorgeous view of the mountains and serene surroundings and is the best place to stay in your leisure holiday.
Kluney Manor: It is located near Mount Pleasant, the cottages at this Victorian Suite Hotel would make anybody feel at home. It offers beautiful panoramic views of the Eastern and Western Ghats and is located in close proximity to the Botanical Garden and the Boat House. They also provide in- house therapeutic spa treatments for their guests.
Sherlock Little Earth: The splendid architecture and the old world brick chimneys rising out of every room give a glimpse of the old London city. This place is most suited for people who love the old world vibes and is situated on the Tiger Hill Road, Ooty.
Red Hill Nature Resort: The cottages in this resort offer spellbinding views of the Avalanche mountains and lakes and provide home like comfort with five star facilities.