Ooty, which is also known as Udhagamandalam is situated in the Nilgiri district of Tamilnadu state. This is the biggest town of this district. Ooty is famous as hill town and Nilgiri hills are the biggest stop for people who come here. Tamilnadu’s Coimbatore is just one and half hours away from here. This small town got recognized mainly at the time of east India Company rule. Economy of this town is dependent on the tourism and agriculture. This town has near about 1 lakh population, which is growing up at rapid rate.
Climate of Ooty: this hill town is located in the southern part of India but its climate is different from this part of country. Throughout the year, you can enjoy pleasant climate in the hill town. You will get amazed to know that highest temperature recorded here is 25 degree Celsius. On the other side lowest temperature of all time is -2 degree Celsius. This is a unique climate of its own type.
This hill town is popularly known for the agriculture of tea and coffee. This still is still highly dependent on the agriculture and tourism as its local market is one of the India’s largest market. With influx of tourism in city, many hotels and resorts have come in this city.
How to Reach Ooty?
Road: this hill town is connected with all cities in the southern part of India. Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Kochi and all other major cities are directly connected. All districts of Tamil Nadu are also directly connected with this hill town.
Train: if you have planned to come to Ooty then you should de-board at the Udhagamandalam station, which is the nearest station here. Nilgiri mountain railway is one of the oldest in country and well known because of its scenic beauty. This has been also recognized as the world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Air: when it comes to air connectivity then this area is little weak because this town has no airport though helicopter services are easily available. If you are planning to come through air then Coimbatore and Bangalore are options for you. Government is providing helicopter services through pawan hans.
You will get surprised to know that Ooty is well known for the boarding schools. From the time of east India Company, many boarding schools have come and got wide acceptability here. People from many parts of the India as well as abroad come here to enjoy quality education.
Let us now consider some of the landmarks, which people often opt to see here:
Some other tourist’s attractions at Ooty are as below:
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