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Ooty Travel
Ooty, is also known as "Udhagamandalam". It’s been rightly titled as the as Queen of Hills. Ooty, the headquarters of The Nilgiris district is one of the famous hill stations in India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above mean sea level. The word Nilgiris means Blue Mountains. It is a land of picturesque picnic spots and had been a popular summer and weekend getaway for the British during the colonial days.
Ooty Train
Ooty Train called as "Toy Train" with blue & cream colour with steam engine is very familiar in tourist people. The ‘Nilgiris toy train' connect Ooty to mettupalayam, at the foot of the Nilgiris. It was in 1854 that the first plans were drawn to build a mountain railway from mettupalayam to Ooty. This railway is widely regarded as a marvel of engineering.
Ooty Tea
Have you Tasted The Nilgiris "Fresh Tea"?. The Blue Mountains or the Nilgiris are mountain ranges situated in South India. Nilgiri tea is grown at elevations ranging from 1000 meters to above 2500 meters. Nilgiri teas are relatively mild with a mellow, light and clean liquor and grow all year round unlike the seasonal Assam and Darjeeling teas.
Hotels in Ooty
Ooty known as the Queen of hills is one of the most spectacular places to visit if you envisage a trip to India. Set in the Nilgiri hills in the southwestern part of India, it caters to the leisure and accommodation needs of tourists across the spectrum, thus giving this quaint little town an edge over other popular tourist destinations in the country. Since Ooty attracts heavy crowds of holiday makers particularly during peak months, it is advisable to book rooms well in advance and avail (or grab) the best prices, discounts and complimentary credits that are on offer.
How to Reach Ooty
The Coimbatore airport is the closest to the Ooty. It takes 3.1/2 hours by road to reach Ooty. There are flights into Coimbatore from Singapore, Sharjah, Colombo and most parts of India including Mumbai (Air Deccan, Indian Airlines,Jet and Go Air), Chennai ( Air Deccan, Paramount, Indian Airlines and Jet Airways) and Bangalore.