Ooty hill station in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu is popular summer destination in India. The town is well connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Coimbatore.
The nearest airport is Coimbatore and Coimbatore to Ooty distance is 84 km by road. By road is perhaps most economical way to reach Ooty from all the major cities like Chennai and Bangalore.
By Air Till Coimbatore
By Trains Till Mettupalayam
By Road From Nilgiri Ghat Roads
Coimbatore is 38 km by road from Mettupalayam, The Nilgiri Mountain Railway connects Mettupalayam with Ooty.
Coimbatore to Ooty – 84 km
Ooty From Wayanad– 100 km
Ooty From Mysore – 158 km
Ooty to Kodaikanal – 253 km
Ooty From Bengaluru – 306 km
Tourism is the main industry in Ooty along with Nilgiri tea. Popular tourist places in Ooty includes Doddabetta mountain peak,Nilgiri ghat roads,Ooty lake and rose garden.
Kotagiri is a small Panchayat town at an elevation of around 1,793 m. Kotagiri Town Panchayat is knonw for Nilgiri tea gardens and one of the three popular hill stations in the Nilgiri.
Coonoor in the Nilgiris district is second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty and known for Nilgiri tea as well as ideal base for trekking into the Nilgiris.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway starts from Mettupalayam railway station near to Coimbatore Junction. The toy train Starts from Mettupalayam at 7:00 AM and reaches Udhagamandalam at noon, covers distance of 26 km through curves, tunnels and bridges.
Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is a fascinating ecosystem in the Western Ghats and Nilgiri Hills ranges. The reserve includes 4 national parks and 2 wildlife sanctuaries, home to black panther,white tiger,Nilgiri langur, endangered species of lion tailed macaque and nilgiri tahr.