Udagamandalam or Ooty, Tamil Nadu
General Information about Ooty
Population of Ooty – 93921(As per 2001 Census)
Altitude of Ooty – 2240Mts from Sea Level
Climate of Ooty – During Summary, Max is 25 degree Celsius and Min is 10 degree Celsius. During Winter, Max is 21 degree Celsius and Min is 5 degree Celsius
Annual Rainfall in Ooty – 121cms
Best time or Season time to visit Ooty – April to June and September to Novermber
STD code of Ooty – 0423
Pin Code of Ooty – 643 00x
Vehicle Registration number of Ooty – TN 43
Literacy Rate of Ooty – 80%
Male Literacy Rate of Ooty – 84%
Female Literacy Rate of Ooty – 75%
Ooty is the district headquarters of Nilagiri district.
Tourist Places in Ooty
Ooty is main tourist spot in India. Ooty attracts tourist from all over India al well as from the world.
The natural beauty of Ooty and surrounding region is awesome and memorable. Ooty has some other important attractions other natural beauty also.
Below I have listed few among them.
Botanical Garden was established in the year of 1847 by the Marquis of Tweedale. Botanical Garden is spread over 55 acres. Horticulture Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu maintains the Botanical garden. Flower Show is held in May month of every year in this Garden along with rare plant species.
Ooty lake is located just behind the Main Bus stand and near to Railway Station. The length of Ooty lake is 2Km and Width varies from place to place. Boat House is located in this lake. Boat House is functioning from 8AM to 6PM.
Mini Garden and Rose Garden in Ooty
Mini Garden is located on the way to Boathouse. Children's amusement Park and Snack Bar available in Mini Garden. Mini Garden is maintained by Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited
Rose Garden is spread over 10 acres of land. Rose garden is located less than one km from Charring Cross. Huge Collection Roses are available in Rose Garden.
The Oustanding attraction in Ooty is Doddabetta peak. Doddabetta is the highest peak in the hills of Nilgiris.It is located 10KM from Ooty. You can view the beauty of Nilgiris hill from Doddabetta.
Some other places worth to visit in Ooty
Hindustan Photo Film
Cosmic Ray Laboratory
Tribal Research Center
Mudumalai Wildlife Sancturies.
Contact below Address for more Information of Planning your trip to Ooty
Udhagamandalam Tourist Information Centres
Tourist Office, Government of Tamil Nadu,
Ooty – 1.
How to Reach Ooty
Reach Ooty by Air
The Nearest Airport is Coimbatore Airport which is 100KM away from Ooty. Direct flights are available to Coimbatore from Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi. Train and Bus Services are available to Ooty from Coimbatore.
Reach Ooty by Train
Nearest Railway Station is Mettupalayam station which is 46KM away from Ooty. Only limited numbers of Train services are available to Mettupalayam.
Major Railway Junction near to Ooty is Coimbatore Junction which is 100KM away from Ooty. Coimbatore is well connected with all other major cities of India.
Ooty to Mettupalayam is connected by Mountain Train. The journey time is 4 hrs. The Nilgiri Toy train connects Mettupalaym to Ooty. The construction of this railway track is big challenge since Ooty is located 2600m height from sea level. In 1954, the plan was draft to build Mountain Train. It was successful after 45 years i.e.) in the year of 1899.
The Train Journey from Mettuplalayam to Ooty is really a wonderful experience.
Reach Ooty by Road
Ooty is well connected by Road with rest of India. Ooty is located 100KM from Coimbatore, 535KM from Chennai, 155KM from Mysore and 290KM from Bangalore.
Regular Bus services are available from Coimbatore, Chennai, Mysore, and Bangalore.
Resorts in Ooty
The following few resorts are available in and around Ooty
Julia Resort Pvt Ltd
This resort is located in main area of the Ooty.
Address of Julia Resort in Ooty
Shoram Palace Road,
Ooty - 643 001.
Contact Number of Julia Resort - 0423 - 2443161, 2444689
Brindavan Spiritual Resort
This resort is located in Masinagudi of Nilgiris district.
Address of Brindavan Spiritual Resort
Masinagudi - 643223.
Contact Number of Brindavan Spiritual Resort – 9443208476
Glenworth Estate Ltd
Glenworth Estate is located in Coonoor.
Address of Glenworth Estate Ltd
Glenworth Estate Ltd,
Contact Number of Glenworth Estate Ltd - 9444993176
Emergency Numbers in Ooty
Police Control Room - (0423)-2442200
Police Out Post – (0423) - 2444065
Police Station – (0423) - 2443941
Police Station(Rural) - (0423) - 2443973
Police Station 2 - (0423) - 2443942
Police Wireless Station - (0423) - 2443972
Fire Service Station - (0423) – 2442999
Contact Numbers of Hospitals in Ooty
Contact Number of Government Hospital – (0423) - 2442212
Contact Number of H.F.M. Sait Memorial Hospital – (0423) - 2442240
Contact Number of S.M.Nursing Home – (0423) - 2442258
Contact Number of Vijaya Nursing Home – (0423) - 2442500
Contact Number of Parvathi Nursing Home – (0423) - 2442168
Contact Number of Sanhita Nursing Home – (0423) - 2443761
Contact Number of Nirmala Nursing Home – (0423) - 2442215