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First Time Ooty FAQ

First Time Coming to Ooty

Here is our guide to first time visitors.

When is the best time to visit Ooty ?
April and May are best months since there are lot of events held in Ooty for tourists to participate in those months.

What are places to visit in Ooty ?
Ooty is a best place for sightseeing and has so much to offer for visitors. The major things to see in Ooty are..
1. Botanical Garden
2. Ooty Lake
3. Doddabetta
4. Rose Garden
5. Pykara Lake
6. Avalanche
8. Mudumalai
9. Nineth Mile
10. Wax Museum

As a tourist, where i can get more information about Ooty ?
Tourist Information Centre,
Hotelier's Association,
Charing Cross, Ooty-643 001.
Tel: (0423) 2443837

The Tourist Officer,
Tourist office, Govt., of Tamil Nadu,
Wenlock Road, Ooty - 643 001.
Tel: (0423) 2443977,

What will be the weather like in Ooty during Summer and Winter
During the summer the weather will be 15'C to 25'C
During the winter the weather will be 5'C to 15'c

Where i can go for Boating in Ooty?
Boating in available in Ooty Lake and Pykara Lake

Where can i take wildlife safari in Ooty ?
wildlife jungle safari is possible in Mudumalai (60kms away from Ooty town centre)

What are popular activities in Ooty ?
Hiking, Trekking, Boating, Fishing and Safari

Is doddabetta highest peak in Ooty safe to go ?
Yes it is safe. But need to careful near the rocks. Those are skiddy and slippery

Where i can see film shootings in Ooty ?
Places like Nineth Mile and Sixth mile are best places to see film shootings.

Is the Ooty Mountain train safe and where i can get tickets ?
Ooty Mountian train is very safe and you get tickets from Ooty railway station or mettupalayam railway station.

Is there a elephant camp near Ooty?
yes there is a elephant camp in bokkapuram, which is near mudumalai.

Where can i go for trekking in Ooty?
Trekking routes are available in Tourist Information Centre and you need forest officer permission to go for trekking.

Nearest airports to Ooty ?
Coimbatore and Mysore

Languages spoken in Ooty ?
Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Badaga and english in some areas

Is there any museum or art gallery in Ooty?
yes there is a small wax museum and art gallery called "lalith kala academy' is in Ooty.

How far is Coonoor and Kotagiri is from Ooty?
Coonoor is 20kms and kotagiri is 30kms away from Ooty.

Which is the town centre area of Ooty?
Charing Cross is the town centre of Ooty.

Where can i go for shopping in Ooty?
Charing Coss and near by shopping areas are best for shopping in Ooty.