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The Gateway to the Niligris

The picturesque hill station of Ooty, short for Ootacamund and now officially Udhagamandalam, lies amidst four mountain peaks - Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk Hill, and Club Hill. Ooty's claim to fame dates back to 1819, when the place caught the fancy of the then British Collector of Coimbatore, John Sullivan. 

With evergreen tea estates, silvery streams, rich flora & fauna, and dense forests, Ooty has everything it takes to make for a charming hill station. From quaint colonial bungalows and old churches to the huts of the Todas, one of the original inhabitants of Ooty, Ooty's culture is an amalgamation of many influences. From aromatic oils to handcrafted chocolates, from walking tours to mountain biking, Ooty has it all.

Our Resort(s) at OOTY

Important Information

State: Tamil Nadu

Destination Type: Hill Station

Destinations Nearby: Coimbatore 85 km, Bangalore 280 km, Kochi 300 km

Nearest Sterling Resort: Sterling Ooty - Elk Hill, Sterling Ooty- Fern Hill, Sterling Anaikatti

Languages: Tamil and English

Nearest Railway Station: Mettupalayam Railway Station

Nearest Airport: Coimbatore 

Summer: March to May. Temperature ranges between 12°C and 30°C.

Monsoon: June to September. Rainfall is heavy In this season the hills are  lush green and serene. 

Winter: November to February. Temperature ranges between 5°C and 23°C.

  • Make sure to buy homemade chocolates, essential oils and Ooty carrots.
  • Don't miss the charming Nilgiri toy train ride, the only rack railway in india & a UNESCO Heritage site


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