Ooty travel guide

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You're Going to Love Ooty

With a population of 98’238, Ooty is a must-see destination in Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 2 days in order to fully appreciate everything Ooty has to offer.

When to visit Ooty

Ooty in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ooty in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Ooty in April, when the average temperature is 62.6 °F, and the highest can go up to 73.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 42.8 °F, with an average temperature of 55.4 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 7.4″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Ooty, with an average rainfall of 0.4″.

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How to Get to Ooty


Although Ooty doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Kozhikode (CCJ), which is located 86 km from Ooty. The shortest flight to Ooty from the United States departs from San Francisco and takes around 43h 45m.


Another option to get to Ooty is to pick up a car rental from Bengaluru, which is about 199 km from Ooty. You’ll find branches of SS Travels and Hertz, among others, in Bengaluru.

Airports near Ooty

Airlines serving Ooty

United Airlines
Good (2,986 reviews)
Good (2,408 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,537 reviews)
Good (364 reviews)
Air France
Good (447 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,610 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,330 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (1,719 reviews)
Excellent (1,114 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (402 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (356 reviews)
Good (360 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (168 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (64 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (127 reviews)
Air India
Okay (1,228 reviews)
Asiana Airlines
Excellent (99 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (58 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (199 reviews)
Oman Air
Good (6 reviews)
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Where to stay in Ooty

Average rates range from around $38 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $153 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ooty

Most booked hotels in Ooty

Hotel Lakeview
Good (7.3, 356 reviews)
Fabhotel Khems Ooty
Okay (5.4, 22 reviews)
Tulips Elkhill Resorts
Okay (4.7, 41 reviews)
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Renting a car in Ooty

Expect to pay $4.85 per gallon in Ooty (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $58.14 and $77.53.