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History of ooty

Ooty was initially occupied by the Toda tribe and other hill tribes of the Nilgiris, such as Kota, Badaga and Kurumba. The existence of the Todas was first recorded in 1117 CE, by Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana and his general Punisa. The region was ruled by various dynasties like Satavahanas, Kadambas, Rashtrakutas, Cheras, Gangas, Cholas, Hoysalas, the Vijayanagara empire and the Rajas of Ummattur. In the eighteenth century, the region was captured by Tipu Sultan, before the lands were ceded to the British East India Company, according to the treaty of Srirangapatnam in 1799. Under the British empire, Ooty was the summer capital of the Madras Presidency. Today, the nearby town of Wellington is home to the Madras Regiment of the Indian Army.

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  • Theme of Ooty [Romantic, Hill Station, Adventure]
  • You'll love Ooty for [Botanical Garden, Ooty chocolates]
  • Watchout for [Crowded markets, Unexpected rains]
  • Best Time To Visit
    March - June
  • Altitude 7,350 ft. above sea level

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Holiday Packages In ooty

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    Memorable Karnataka & Kerala
    7 Nights, 8 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.23,799
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • ooty
    Appealing Bangalore, Mysore, Ooty & Coonoor Tour
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • ooty
    Ooty and Kodaikanal Grandeur
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.16,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In ooty

  • ooty
    Hill Station Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • ooty
    Affordable Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,000
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • ooty
    Honeymoon Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.11,250
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    manali
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.4,995
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    goa
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.5,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    kashmir
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,125
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in ooty

  • Tiger Hill Villa
    Tiger Hill Villa
    Ooty
    One night from
    Rs.1,500
  • Nightshade Inn Residency
    Nightshade Inn Residency
    Ooty
    One night from
    Rs.1,500
  • PalveSugasavam
    PalveSugasavam
    Ooty
    One night from
    Rs.3,500
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Popular Flights To ooty

    • MAAChennai
      CJBCoimbatore
    • Air India
      AI-429
    • 13:20 14:30
      Non Stop
    • 01h 10m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,328
    • COKCochin
      CJBCoimbatore
    • Indigo
      6E-269
    • 08:00 15:15
      1 Stop
    • 07h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.2,951
    • PNQPune
      CJBCoimbatore
    • Indigo
      6E-681
    • 02:00 08:00
      1 Stop
    • 06h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,659
    • NAGNagpur
      CJBCoimbatore
    • Indigo
      6E-909
    • 06:50 13:55
      1 Stop
    • 07h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.3,931
    • HYDHyderabad
      CJBCoimbatore
    • Indigo
      6E-6008
    • 16:55 18:05
      Non Stop
    • 01h 10m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,100
    • RPRRaipur
      CJBCoimbatore
    • Indigo
      6E-605
    • 12:50 18:25
      1 Stop
    • 05h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,103
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ooty Travel Talk Sharing travel experiences - one story at a time

Best Place For Shopping In Ooty - Its Main Bazaar

Best Place For Shopping In Ooty - Its Main Bazaar

Shopping in Ooty Main Bazaar is therapy for shoppers! Find everything from tea, spices, handmade chocolates to toda shawls & more.

10 Apr 2019  | 3-minute read
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Explore These Places For A Cosy Winter Trip To Ooty

Explore These Places For A Cosy Winter Trip To Ooty

If you are planning a trip to Ooty in the winters, here are a few places you just can’t afford to miss.

28 Sep 2018  | 2-minute read
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Ooty’s Avalanche Lake, A Perfect Getaway For Nature-Lover

Ooty’s Avalanche Lake, A Perfect Getaway For Nature-Lover

The pristine vista of the Avalanche Lake and the intoxicating aura of its surroundings attracts tourists from across the world.

25 Sep 2018  | 3-minute read
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