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Best Trekking Tours in Ooty

When it comes to an exotic vacation in southern India, Trekking in Ooty is one of the most favourite options for tourists. An Arcadian beauty nestled in the Nilgiri mountain range, Ooty is aptly called the “Queen of the hills”.

The undulating terrains and a number of trails make Ooty a popular trekking hotspot among tourists. The clement atmosphere of the place is conducive to trekking and other outdoor activities. The town has sprawling tea gardens and majestic mountains capped with icy blue hues that offer stunning backdrops to the treks. Ooty, also called Udhagamandalam, is a base for numerous long and short adventurous treks into the surrounding hills. 

Ooty treks differ in distance, difficulty level, altitude and location. But the rugged terrains and vast greenery are a remarkable feature of most treks in Ooty. A trek to the Doddabetta Peak, at the height of 8606 feet, is awash with breath-taking views of the valley and trails highlighted by eucalyptus.

To enjoy a perfect blend of wildlife-gazing and trekking, you can visit the Mukurthi National Park and trek your way up to the Mukurthi peak. As you traverse through the Parson’s valley, you’ll have a sip of Ooty’s magnificence and lady-like charm that it splatters all over the place. Ooty has something to offer to the trekker of every kind- be it a novice adventure-freak or an experienced trekker looking for challenging feats.

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    Factual InformationSurrounded by the western ghats, this valley view campsite is one of its kind. With a majestic view of the mountains, you will also get to indulge in some fun activities in the lap of nature. You are in a safe and secure zone with 24/7 security in the ...

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    About the Kotagiri Trek:Grab a mind-blowing opportunity to partake in an exciting trekking trip at the earliest and find the beauty of Kotagiri Hill station amazing. A two-day happy trip is now on!!! Kotagiri hill station is situated in Nilgiri district at a height of ab...

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    Away from the hustle bustle of the crowd, the camping and trekking experience in Ooty provide you a view of breathtaking blue mountains of the Nilgiris and the scenic valleys. So let’s go and relish this memorable experience.About the activityLocated in the Nilgiri Hills...

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    Factual InformationLocated in the serene hilltops of Ooty, this campsite offers you a tranquil experience to discover yourself and get lost in the lush green valley in the Queen of Hill Stations. You will experience a different type of a holiday away from the same concre...

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    Factual InformationThis 4 acre property is one of the best places to camp in Ooty. Surrounded by tea gardens on majestic mountains. The verdant environment and serene ambience promises to give you an impeccable experience.ActivitiesHike to the mountains, walk with nature...

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    About the Activity:Delight in this trekking expedition that enables you to witness the stunning beauty of Nilgiri's. This is a trip that provides you with the scenic views of the tea estates and surrounding hills.Start your trip from the mentioned pick up points, Indira ...

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    About the activity:It is time for an astonishing experience while you are in this slice of paradise! Arrive and travel around 16kms from Ooty to Kokkal Kota which is a tribal village. Your trek will head-start from this tiny hamlet which is set amidst tea estates. Con...

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    About the ActivityEnjoy a jungle trip in Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu.Stay in a jungle dorm and indulge your senses among the beauty of nature.Explore and take photographs in the jungle and make beautiful memories. Go on a safari by jeep as you explore the jungle ...

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    About the Activity:Get a chance to experience the fun and adventure while you head out on this amazing trekking expedition in the jungles of Ooty.Start your tour after getting picked up from Bangalore Tin Factory at 10:00 PM, Indiranagar at 10:30 PM, Koramangala at 10:45...

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    About the Destination:Ooty, also known as ‘Udhagamandalam’ is one of the most gorgeous and tranquil hill stations in the entire of South India. Famed as ‘Queen of Hills’, it was discovered in the late 1800 and is located at around 2,240m. Jotted with lush and evergreen p...

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    About the activity: Get ready for an astonishing experience! Arrive during day time for this fun-filled Parsons Trek. Your 8km trekking excursion head starts from Sholur Junction which lies 11km ahead of Ooty. From here, get ready to walk through luxuriant thickets...

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    About the activity with details: Arrive with your family and friends for this fun-filled Rangaswamy pillar trek in Ooty! Prep up for a delightful trekking experience and begin your 6 hours long excursion by travelling from Kotagiri to Kil Kotagiri which is a 31km drive f...

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    About the ActivityEnjoy a jungle trip in Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu.This trip is budget friendly for students.Stay in a jungle lodge and indulge your senses among the beauty of nature. Go on a jungle safari by jeep as you explore the jungle and the flora and fau...

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    About the Activity:A bungalow overlooking an enchanting waterfall would be a rare image that any nature lover seeks to capture and here is a chance to satiate your hunger for a stay amidst greenery and silence.This British style bungalow in Ooty promises you the best sta...

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Mighara Hulangamuwa

15 October 2019

It was a truly amazing experience for me and my friend. We reached the place before the check in time but still without a hesitation the staff managed to accommodate us in our tent leaving us enough ti...

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Mighara Hulangamuwa

09 October 2019

Truly an amazing experience. Beautiful campsite, friendly and helpful staff, calming surrounding. A must try for all kinds of thrill seekers, adventure hunters, friends, family or anyone simply looking...

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Priya Khan

28 November 2015

This was such a fun trek. Firstly, it was all easy peasy and not much of a challenging or tiring ones. Plus, it was a day trek that was neither too short nor too long. If you are planning to have a tre

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Sanchit Singh

22 September 2019

"it was a nice stay.. location was gud.. and their staff was friendly and supportive.."

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Sreemath

16 August 2017

I traveled to Ooty with the group last month. The journey itself was thrilling as we found many elephants, deer, wild bison. Staying at a homestay in a small village in the Nilgiris was an experience i...

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Chandru Babu

27 October 2019

We had an excellent stay at Aventura fern hill with thrillophilia. The hosts were really kind and generous. The guy with spectacles over there is very kind and humble. He is the best host I have ever s...

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Menka Butt

05 August 2019

The location is best in Ooty, the place was breathtaking We are delighted to have to able to come to this camping. We have done the hiking and visit the tea plantation It is a fantastic place with the ...

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Hiranmaya Khan

01 April 2016

Our journey from Ooty to Kokkal Kota showed us a lot of greenery and we were in love with the place. We loved the Glenmorgan trek as we got to see the clouds at our feet and the climate was very pleasa

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Purushottam Malik

05 August 2019

We are delighted to have to able to come to this resort. This place feels like home. It is a fantastic place with fantastic view. The service, food, place, ambience, everything is at its best

What You Should Know More About Trekking in Ooty

  • Q. Is it safe to do trekking in Ooty?

    Ooty is completely safe for tourists. The trekking places in Ooty are bustling with tourists all the time and the crime rates in the area are very low. With proper guidance, the trails pose no threat to hikers and trekkers. The local people are friendly and ready to help in case of any emergency.

  • Q. Are guides available to assist trekkers?

    The availability of guides depends on the package you’ve chosen for your vacation. However, for long and arduous excursions, guides are readily available. There are guides hailing from local tribal communities who have a sound knowledge of the routes. For the first-time trekkers, a professional guide is recommended so that you can fully enjoy your trekking in Ooty without fussing about directions.

  • Q. Do I need training for trekking?

    Most of the treks in Ooty are of easy to moderate difficulty level. No specific training is needed to prepare for trekking in Ooty. It would help if you are physically fit with good cardiovascular endurance. A little warm-up and light exercise before starting the trek are enough to put your body in the right condition for the trek.

  • Q. Where is Ooty? How can I reach Ooty?

    Ooty is located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Being a popular tourist destination, it is easily accessible by air, train or bus transport.

    1. By Air: Ooty is 88 km away from Coimbatore airport which is connected to major cities of India. You can reach Ooty by bus or cab from the airport.
    2. By Train: Mettupalayam railway station, at a distance of 40 km from Ooty, is the nearest railway station. There are regular trains from Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, and Mysore to Mettupalyam.
    3. By Bus: One can find both government and private buses from Chennai, Mysore, and Bangalore to Ooty. The journey is comfortable and includes overnight travel in most cases.

  • Q. Is Ooty better than Coorg for trekking?

    Both places have their own charms. Ooty being a town in Nilgiri district is more commercialized as compared to Coorg which is a district in Karnataka. Ooty offers gurgling waterfalls, lakes, blue hues of Nilgiri, tea estates and colonial architecture.
    On the other hand, Coorg provides peace and serenity to its visitors in its coffee plantations, lush green valleys and dense thickets. However, Ooty has been more popular among tourists for a summer vacation due to a number of activities to undertake and tourist-friendly culture.

  • Q. Do we need to book a group tour for trekking? Can a solo person do it as well?

     While travelling solo, you need not book a trek in advance unless you require a guide. You only have to arrange your accommodation and pay minimal site entry fees to enjoy Ooty treks. However, you need to book a tour in advance in case of group trekking for which various packages are available. A group tour is preferred as it is safer, hassle-free and offers ample opportunities to bond with other adventure-lovers like you.

  • Q. Is there a chance of facing wild animals in Ooty?

    You may encounter rare species of animals like barking deer, Indian bison, Nilgiri Langur, macaque and elephants on Ooty treks. However, there is seldom any trouble faced by tourists because of wild animals. In fact these netizens of Ooty forests will enhance your experience and make your trip memorable.

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Ooty?

    The best time to enjoy your vacation in Ooty is from April to June and September to February. During April-June, the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities. September-February are the winter months in Ooty and cool breezes envelope the atmosphere providing a thrilling experience to hikers and trekkers.

  • Q. Is it safe to trek in Ooty during monsoon?

    Treks in Ooty indeed become slightly more difficult during monsoon season due to slippery trails and marshy patches of land. Outdoor activities are also limited during monsoon and there is also a threat of insects and leeches emerging out during the rainy season.
    However, with the right equipment, clothing and precautions, monsoon will not be a hindrance to your trekking experience. In addition to that, the beauty of the landscapes is multiplied during rains with sparkling leaves highlighting the forests, cool breezes and the heavenly smell of rain-fed soil. Ooty treks in monsoon will leave you in a trance that is worth all the risks.

  • Q. Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Ooty?

    Yes, it is safe to travel alone in Ooty as it is a popular tourist spot and the crime rate against women is also very low in and around Ooty. However, some necessary precautions should always be taken on the trip like sharing location with friends and family, taking cabs from trusted companies and avoiding any late-night solo trip.

  • Q. What are the best treks in Ooty?

    Ooty is replete with lush green tea gardens, roaring waterfalls, blue hills and scenic landscapes. All of this, combined with fresh mountain air, sets a perfect destination for trekking in Ooty. Some of the famous trekking places in Ooty are:

    1. Kotagiri Trek: An unexplored beauty in the lap of Nilgiris, Kotagiri boasts of enticing tea gardens, cascading falls and a wide variety of flora. The landscapes are vivid, and the tea gardens are a perfect spot for camping and star-gazing at night.
    The Catherine waterfall, just 8 km from Kotagiri, is a sight to behold. Spine-tingling views of the Nilgiris, cascading waters of St. Catherine, and the Dolphin's nose can be enjoyed from Kodanad viewpoint near Kotagiri.

    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
    Location: It is located approximately 30 km south-east of Ooty and 47 k from Coimbatore airport.

    2. Sengottaraayar Malai: At an altitude of 1800 m, Sengottaraayar peak overlooks the blue hues of Nilgiri. It offers splendid views of Palakad silent valley and Mukurthi National park.The 12 km long trail passes through the small peaceful town of Wellington and takes you to the aromatic tea estates and coffee gardens of Coonoor. Passing the Shola forests, one would witness a rich diversity of flora and fauna and may even spot some rare species like a barking deer or Indian Bison.

    Difficulty level: Easy (Ideal for first-time trekkers)
    Location: It is located on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in Coonoor at a distance of 35.5 km from Ooty.

    3. Glenmorgan Trek: Glenmorgan is one of the less explored treks in Ooty. It is famous for the Glenmorgan dam nestled deep into the old tea estates of Glenmorgan village. The trekking trail takes you to the Pykara powerhouse which serves you an unparalleled sight of Mudumalai National Park of Mysore and the Moyar valley. A beautiful lake in the vicinity makes the place a perfect picnic spot.

    Difficulty level: moderate
    Location: It is located at a distance of 35 km north-west of Ooty.

    4. Rangaswamy Pillar Trek: The Rangaswamy peak, at the height of 1788 m, offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the blue mountains, gurgling Bhawani Sagar Dam and quaint tribal settlements along the bank. The 400ft Rangaswamy pillar is a marvelous sight with an emerald river that flows through its boundary. The trek uphill is marked by stone steps giving way to narrow trails. The sprawling tea estates around the trails will glut your travel-hungry soul.

    Difficulty level: Easy
    Location: It is located at a distance of 31 km from Ooty on Kil Kotagiri road.

    5. Parsons Trek: The trek starts from Sholur Junction and passes through copses of eucalyptus till one reaches the Parsons dam. It is the onset of the Parsons valley, and the trek further takes you past the Toda tribal villages. From there you can trek uphill the Thirthor Bett to enjoy splendid vistas of the valley. While you descend, enjoy the lush meadows and gorgeous landscapes.

    Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
    Location: It is located in Pykara region at a distance of 18 km from Ooty.

    6. Ebbanad Trek: It is a 6-hour trek that starts from the rustic village of Bikkapathymund set upon a mountain ridge. The trek passes dense acacia forests and patches of lush green meadows. Further down the ridge, you will reach the Toda conical temple amidst thick forests. The trek also offers the mesmerizing sight of the Mayor river along Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border. It is one of the most adventurous and thrilling treks in Ooty.

    Difficulty: Moderate
    Location: Ebbanad is located 18 km north of Ooty.

  • Q. What kind of climate is there in Ooty?

    Located at a high altitude, Ooty enjoys a year-round temperate climate. The summers are pleasant and refreshing with temperature ranging from 10 -25 degrees. Winters in Ooty are chilly with temperature ranging from 5- 21-degree centigrade. Winter nights can be very cold.

  • Q. How far is Ooty from Bangalore?

    Ooty is approximately 266 km away from Bangalore, and it takes a 6-hour drive to reach Ooty from Bangalore.

  • Q. What are the things to carry for trekking?

    Below is a list of essential items you need to carry for treks in Ooty:

    1. A spacious backpack
    2. Trekking shoes
    3. Warm clothes like sweatshirts/ jackets
    4. Basic medication
    5. Torch or flashlight
    6. Sunglasses and Binoculars
    7. Caps or hats
    8. Water bottle
    9. Packed Food
    10. Camera(optional)
    11. Tissues or napkins
    12. Umbrella

    Note: Avoid carrying plastic bags or bottles

  • Q. What should I wear while trekking in Ooty?

     You should wear warm clothes as the atmosphere in Ooty is chilly throughout the year. A light jacket and sturdy shoes are recommended for a trekking trip. You can also carry a raincoat in handy.

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