Before it attained the name “OOTY”, the region was given several other names such as Wotokymund and Ootacamund, which was later shortened to as Ooty. Ooty is a beautiful place surrounded by mountains situated in the Nilgiri Hills, which means the Blue Mountains named after the flower Kurinji, those blossoms once in every twelve years.

How to reach OOTY?

The Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport to Ooty, which is 88Km away. There are flights available from the major cities to the Coimbatore International Airport.
The nearest Railway Station to Ooty is the Mettupalayam Railway Station, which is 40Km away from Ooty.
There are Tamil Nadu Road transports as well as the private buses available for bus routes to Ooty. Otherwise car is a major option to reach out to the place.

From Bangalore to OOTY
The distance between Ooty and Bangalore is 270Km with
There are direct buses between Bangalore and Ooty, which would take around 7 hours to reach.
There are no direct trains available between Bangalore and Ooty. There is a train available from Bangalore to Mysore and one is supposed to take a bus from Mysore to Ooty.

From Mumbai to OOTY
The distance between Mumbai and Ooty is 1195Km which would take a journey of almost 21 hours to reach Ooty.
Available flights can be taken from Mumbai to Coimbatore Airport, and must take a taxi from the airport to Ooty or a bus.
It is always advisable to consider taking a flight or train to Bangalore from Mumbai and then take a bus from Bangalore.

From Hyderabad to OOTY
The distance between Hyderabad to Ooty is 850Km, which would take almost 15 hours to reach Ooty via road.
There are direct flights from Hyderabad to Coimbatore.

Things to do in OOTY

Any individual who visits this place must make sure that they do not miss the opportunity to visit the large tea and coffee plantations. The limitless slopes are covered with the tea plants.

The Nilgiri Library was built in the year 1867, which houses over more than 30,000 books in which many are on the Nilgiri and its people and the rare British Journals that are said to be from the 19th

The people here do cultivate many vegetables such as the carrot, strawberries, cabbage etc. it is well known for the horticulture practiced here.

What are the best places to visit in OOTY?

Ooty is known for its naturalistic ambience. The Ooty botanical garden provides a garden with various species of plants and trees. The gardens are structured into different parts such as Newer Garden, the Italian Garden etc.

This wonderful place is like a heaven located in the heart of the hill station. The weather in this place gives it a perfect location for the cultivation of the most beautiful roses.

The Doddabetta Peak referred to as the highest point in the Nilgiri Range. There is a Telescope situated in this peak.

The forest safari can be availed in the morning crossing the roads with the dangerous animals around the sides into the deeper sides of the forest.

How safe is OOTY as a solo women traveller?

There are various places available for a proper stay in Ooty with the safest shelter and the services for any travellers from around the globe. But one should always be aware of the consequences of handling the valuable stuffs and the places to avoid.

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