You can reach Ooty from Mangalore by road in about using a cab upon driving using a cab.
Nestled in the beautiful Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is a popular hill station in Tamil Nadu. Ooty was developed into a full-fledged tourist place during the British rule and it was regarded as the summer capital of Madras presidency. Ooty is renowned for its lush green hills, tall pine trees, mystic valleys and buildings depicting Colonial style architecture. Ooty is full of tourists throughout the year as its weather is mostly pleasant during all months. There are many tourist attractions in Ooty. From sprawling tea estates to blooming gardens, lush green forests to lovely bungalows, Ooty has a lot to offer to tourists. Ooty Lake is the most prominent tourist place in Ooty. It is a sparkling artificial lake which was built by John Sullivan. Also make sure to visit Doddabetta Peak which is the highest point in Ooty. The views from top of Doddabetta Peak are mesmerizing. Other important attractions are Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Pykara Lake and Rose Garden. Popular festivals in Ooty include the Summer Flower Festival and Tea and Tourism Festival. Explore Ooty bazaars to get best quality home-made chocolates, aromatic oils, tea and spices. The Coimbatore airport is the closest to Ooty at 3 and a half hours by road. The Mysore airport is approximately 4 hours away from Ooty, it is not a major airport and only few flights land here. You can avail Savaari taxi service for pick up and transfer to Ooty from any of the airports. The table below highlights the popular places to visit in Ooty. List of Places to Visit in Ooty About The Place Visiting Days Distance from the City Botanical Garden Situated near Coimbatore, it have various sections covering the area of more than 20 hectares. It is one the most popular places to visit in Ooty. All Days 20 km Doddabetta Peak It is the highest mountain in Nilgiri Hills. It is a beautiful trekking spot. All Days 31 km Avalanche Lake Amazing Trek location surrounded by landscape. Visitor to this place can enjoy camping beside the lake All Days 41 km Pykara River One of the most popular tourist attractions in Ooty. Famous for wildlife All Days 42 km Mudumalai National Park This is a famous Tiger reserve. Home for several wildlife and bird species All Days 50 km Rose Gardens The place has largest collection of roses with number of varieties. It lies in the slopes of Elk Hills. All Days 2.1 km . Book cabs in Ooty