Ooty Hill Station – Hotels and Places to visit in ooty

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If you are searching the best plans for your upcoming Ooty trip then you are at right place. In this post by “THE PERFECT PLANNERS” you will get to know all about ooty hill station – attractions in ooty india, rates of hotels in ooty, ooty sightseeing, which are the places around ooty to visit, etc.

Hotels in Ooty with Rates


Fairstay Ooty

3-star Hotel
Free Breakfast
Rs. 1800

Hotel Blue Hills International

3-star Hotel
Free Breakfast
Rs. 1500

Hotel Atithi Bhavan

2-star Hotel
Free Breakfast & Wi-Fi
Rs. 1030

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Hill Cottages in Ooty


The Hillside Cottage

2-star Hotel
Rs. 1900

Berry Hills Resort

3-star Hotel
Rs. 2250

Fortune Retreats

3-star Hotel
Rs. 2600

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Places to visit in Ooty Hill Station

1. Ooty Lake
Ooty hill station lake
Ooty lake is located at nilgiri district of ooty and it is spread at an area of 65 acres. It is basically an artificial lake built in 1824. The main feature about this lake is that a railway track runs along one shore of this lake and it is surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus tree. Another interesting feature about this lake is that during the summer season in the month of May, boat races are organized for 2 days.
The main attraction of this lake is boating for tourists. The boat house of ooty lake provides you with many varieties of boats such as – Paddle Boats, Motor Boats and row boats. It also prospers you with an amusement park, a mini train and a beautiful garden. This place is an perfect picninc location which prospers with you a beautiful environment and lots of fun experiences.
There are some other activities for children such as 7D horror movie and Mirror House.
For Indians – Rs. 10
For Foreigners – Rs. 560
Still Photo – Rs. 30
Videography – Rs. 125

2 seater pedal boat – 30 mins. – Rs. 160
4 seater pedal boat – 30 mins. – Rs. 200
2 seater row boat – 30 mins. – Rs. 180
8 seater motor boat – 20 mins. – Rs. 450

Ooty lake is open for visitors every day in week. The ooty lake is open form 10:00 a.m. to 06:30 p.m.
2. Rose Garden
ooty rose garden timings
Ooty rose garden is also know as The Government Rose Garden, is situated in Vijayanagram, in ooty. The best transport option is to book a cab. This garden is one of the largest rose gardens in India, spread across 10 acres. At the same time, it is one of the largest collection of roses, consisting 20,000 varieties of roses. The variety of roses include Miniature roses, Hybrid Tea roses, Yakimour, Papagena and many unusual colored roses such as green and black.
This place is well known for its beautiful flower show specially of roses. This garden is maintained by The Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department.
The best part of ooty is that it has a tropical mountain climate which suits such garden. The climate of ooty enhances the beauty of its rose garden. Even in the winter many tourists visit the rose garden when it is not flowering season.

Rose Garden Entry Fee
Children – Rs. 15 / child
Adults – Rs. 30 / person
Still Camera – Rs. 50
Video Camera – Rs. 100

Rose Garden Timings
08:30 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.
It is open for visitors all days in week with the same timings.
3. Dodabetta Peak
Ooty hill station to dodabetta peak
Dodabetta peak is the highest peak of Nilgiri mountains at an altitude of 2,637 m (8,650 ft.). It is located at a distance of 9 km from ooty on Ooty – kotagiri road. Again. cab is the best option to visit such a beautiful place. It is also the fourth highest peak of South India, so yes, it is definitely a must visit place for tourists. The peak prospers visitors with a wonderful scenic beauty all through the season.

Dodabetta Peak Entry Fee
Children (below 5yrs.) – Rs. 0
Above 5 yrs. and adults – Rs. 6
Still Camera – Rs. 10
Video Camera – Rs. 50

Dodabetta peak entry timings
07:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.
This place is open for visitors all days in a week with same timings.
4. Pykara Waterfall
Pykara is a name of village where Pykara waterfalls, pykara lake and pykara dam is situated. It is located at distance of 19 km from Ooty hill station. The Pykara river flows with a series of waterfalls. Among them, the last two are of 55 metres and 61 metres, which are known as pykara waterfalls.
A boat house in pykara is an added attraction for the tourist, where tourist can enjoy boating activities. This boat house also consists of a restaurant, which is maintained by Tamil Nadu Tourism and Development.

Pykara Waterfalls Boating Fee
Rs. 150 per person

Pykara Waterfall Timings
08:30 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. (Everyday in week)
5. Conoor Lambs Rock
Coonoor lamb’s rock is situated in Coonnor, Tamil Nadu, on the slopes of nilgiri hills. It is a located at a distance of 26 km from ooty. You get a many transport options to visit conoor from ooty such as TNSTC bus, Volvo bus, and may private cabs. It’s hard to get buses between ooty and coonoor online, so it is better to catch a Govt. bus or a private bus once you reach Ooty. Private bus and Govt, bus runs every hour from ooty to coonoor and from coonoor to ooty. Another convenient is booking a private cab which will cost around Rs. 1000 – 1300.

Lamb’s Rock Entry Fee
Rs. 10 per person
Still Camera : Rs. 20
Video Camera : Rs. 50

Lamb’s Rock Timings
08:30 a.m. – 06:30 p.m.
Coonoor Lamb’s rock is open for visitors all days in week with same timings.

6. Dolphin Nose
Ooty hill station to Dolphin nose
Situated at a distance of 25 km from ooty hill station(via Coimbatore Ooty Gudelpet Highway), Dolphin Nose Viewpoint is a tourist spot
in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. It is located at a height of 1,550 m above sea level. This location is named Dolphin’s nose because the tip of the location looks like a dolphin’s nose.
The best transport option is to visit by cab. Another option is to catch a private or Govt. bus from ooty bus stop.

Dolphin Nose Entry Fee
Rs. 10 per person
Still camera : Rs. 20
Video Camera : Rs. 50

Dolphin Nose Timings
08:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. (everyday in week)

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How to reach ooty from Bangalore

Bangalore to Ooty by Bus

Distnace : 277 Km

Travel Duration : 07 hrs 48 mins

Ticket Fare : Rs. 700 – 900

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Bangalore to Ooty by Cab Fare

Hatchback : Rs. 3,500 – 3,800 (including taxes)

Sedan : Rs. 3,500 – 3,800 (including taxes)

SUV : Rs. 5000+ (including taxes)

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How to Reach Ooty Hill Station from Chennai

Chennai to Ooty by Bus

Distance : 537 km

Travel Duration : 12 hrs – 13 hrs

Ticket Fare : Rs. 800 – 1200

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Chennai to Ooty by Cab Fare

Hatchback : Rs. 7000 – 7500

Sedan : Rs. 7200 – 7500

SUV : Rs. 11,000+

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How to reach Ooty by Train

The nearest train station from ooty is the train station of Coimbatore.

Distance : 88.3 km

Travel Duration : 3 hrs (via NH 181)

How to Reach Ooty by Flight

3 major airports near ooty are the airports of Chennai, Bengaluru and Coimbatore. The nearest and convenient airport from ooty is the airport of coimbatore.

Nearest Airport : Coimbatore International Airport

Ooty is located at a distance of 88 km from Coimbatore airport. You can book a cab from Coimbatore airport to reach your hotel at ooty which will take around 3 hrs.

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