Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam or Udhagai is a beautiful hill station and one of the best tourist spots in India. Located in the Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu, Ooty weather is extremely pleasant which ranges from 15°C to 20°C most of the time and dropping to 0°C during winter. With its landscape completely covered with tea estates and eucaplyptus trees, Ooty is a Green carpet on the Blue Mountains. The green landscape with smoky clouds creates a pleasant atmosphere, drawing huge number of trourists every day. During British colonial days Ooty was their summer and weekend getaway. There are plenty of attractions to visit in and Ooty like Botanical Garden, Ooty Lake, Pykara, Doddabetta, Rose Garden, Avalanche, Mudumalai etc.
Ooty features mild and pleasant climate throughout the year in contrast with the other parts of Tamilnadu. The climate is very pleasant during summer making it heavily crowded by tourists during April and May. During winter ooty is very cold, especially in the night. The average high temperature ranges from about 17°C to 20°C . The highest temperature ever recorded in Ooty was 25°C (77°F). The average low temperature ranges from 5°C to 12°C. The rainy season in Ooty is generally very cool and windy with high humidity.
Ooty is one of the most visited hill station in India. There are plenty of festivals to enjoy the nature in Ooty especially the flower show, fruits show and boat race. Many tourists plan their trips to Ooty exclusively to watch these festivals. Ooty will be over crowded during the flower show every year. Some seasonal festivals of Ooty:
The summer festival (Flower Show) in Ooty - During May
Fruit Show in Coonoor - During May
Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival - During April
Boat Races and Boat Pageantry in Ooty - During May
The Tea and Tourism festival - January
Thaipoosam in Elk Hill Murugan Temple - February
Ooty temperature is pleasant throughout the year. Ooty is more enjoyable in summer but is over crowded. During winter it is extremely cold in Ooty, but less crowded. The best months to visit Ooty are:
March to June (Summer) and
November to February (Winter)