Ooty Travel Tips

Ootyhomestays.com providing detailed travel tips of Ooty,Tamil Nadu. Informations includes Best Time to Visit,Location,Altitude,Area,Main Towns,Climate,Annual Rainfall,Main Crops,Clothing,Language,What To Shop for etc.

Cellular/Mobile service:-

Providers like Vodafone, BSNL, Airtel, Idea ( 3G), Reliance have coverage in Ooty.

Best Time to Vist:-

March to June: These months constitute the summer season in Ooty. The weather during this time period is generally pleasant as you can venture out for day sightseeing and other tourist activities. The average temperature during summers does not rise beyond 20 degree Celsius.
October to February: During the month of October, the chilly wind enters the town but the overall day temperature is cool and good for sightseeing. November to February constitute the winter season in Ooty. Sometimes, the temperature can go below 5 degree Celsius also. Note that the nights in January and February are the coldest.

Things to Carry:-

Nothing special. However between Nov and Feb. it is advisable to carry warm clothes.

Location :
Udhagamandalam and abbreviated as Udhagai and Ooty is a town and municipality in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore and is the capital of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. The town is connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Its natural environment attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination. As of 2011, the town had a population of 88,430.

ALTITUDE :
Altitude: 2240m/7374ft
Latitude: 11.40641 North
Longitude: 76.69324 East

MAIN TOWNS :
Coonoor, Kotagiri, and Gudalur.

CLIMATE :

The summers in Ooty are the temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing and other pursuits. The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till May. Temperature ranges between 12 °C – 30 °C during these months.

ANNUAL RAINFALL:
259.4 mm of rain.

MAIN CROPS
Potato, carrot, cabbage and cauliflower and the fruits being peaches, plums, pears and strawberries. Tea, spices.
 

CLOTHING :
Light summer clothes for most of the year. However between Nov. and Feb. it is advisable to carry warm clothes.

LANGUAGE :
Tamil is the official language of Udagamandalam. Languages native to the Nilgiris like Badaga, Paniya and Kurumba are also spoken by the tribes. Due to its proximity to the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Kerala and being a tourist destination, English, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu are also spoken and understood to an extent.

STD CODE :
+91 (0)423

WHAT TO SHOP FOR :
Tea, eucalyptus oil, chocolates, spices and gourmet cheese, vegetables, fruits.

 


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