Visit Ooty - Best of Ooty
Udhagamandalam aka Ootacamund and more popularly known as Ooty is called the Queen of Hill stations! And not for nothing! A look at Ooty tourist information and Ooty photos will assure you that the ‘Queen’ title is justified! Sprawling tea plantations, expansive gardens, nature reserves and cascading waterfalls form the crux of Ooty. Nature has been very generous with the town.
Situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a town in and district capital of the Nilgiris District. It is located in the western ghats at an elevation of around 2240 m. Ooty was originally used as a summer get away from Madras by the British during the colonial rule. Now, it is one of the most famous hill stations in India. Planning an Ooty trip? Allow us to be your Ooty travel guide!
Ooty Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Ooty tips for your visit
- Time Zone: UTC+05:30
- Currency: Indian National Rupee (INR)
- Electricity: Power in India is 230 Volts, 50 Hz. Internet 3G compatibility (4G recently introduced)> many hotels also have free WiFi services.
- Languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Urdu and English
- Security: Numbers for emergency Ambulance - 108, Fire- 101, Police 100
- Tipping: Tipping is appreciated but optional. If you’re impressed by the services provided to you, then you can tip about 10 percent of the total amount charged.
- Avoid visiting secluded areas during late night.
- Dress modestly.
- Don’t wear footwear in temples as it is not allowed in India.
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Travel to Ooty- Know before you go to Ooty
Facts and Stats for Ooty*
Pollution Statistics in Ooty
Know the pollution level of Ooty before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
Noise and Light Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.67 (High)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.33 (Very Low)
Ooty: Crime and Safety
How safe is Ooty for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ooty.
Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
Car Stealing 25 (Low)
Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
Attacks 25 (Low)
Drug offense 25 (Low)
Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
Living in Ooty - Quality of Life
Safety Index 75 (High)
Pollution Index 35.06 (Low)
Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Ooty
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ooty
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
International Movie per seat 2.35 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 27.39 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.13 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.84 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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