Ooty, popularly known as 'The Queen of Hill Stations' is undoubtedly one of the most pleasant and charming places to visit in India. Adorned by the fascinating beauty of the Nilgiris, this hill station is also the home to some of the best resorts, homestays and other offbeat places to stay.
While planning a vacation in this misty hill station, you might get pleasantly carried away with the choices it has to offer. Let's have a look on some of the best places to stay in Ooty and select the most appealing as well as befitting option for your vacation.
Resorts to stay in Ooty:
1) Delightz Inn:
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One of the most beckoning accommodations in Ooty, Delightzz Inn Resort is signature to the hill station's old-world charms and delights. Located in Monte; around 2.5km from the city's Charring Cross, this retreat is ideal for family vacations, corporate outings and backpacking. Be it facilities like laundry, doctor on call, bonfire, horse riding or in-house restaurants serving mouth-tickling delicacies, Delightzz Inn Resirt has the best of the lot.
2) Destiny, The Farm Resort:
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Adorned by the opulent beauty of the Nilgiri Ranges, Destiny, The Farm Resort is known for its rustic charm and pleasant hospitality. Facilities and amenities in Destiny Farm Resort are solely meant to make the visitors feel at home during their stay. Whether travelling with family members, friends, colleagues or alone, the resort will always keep you entertained.
3) Green Nest Resort:
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Surrounded by lush green tea plantations in Kotagiri, Green Nest Resort is one of the most ideal places to stay in Ooty for all types of travellers. Standing at a height of 2,000 ft above the sea level, it is the getaway where you can enjoy all the four seasons in a single day. Scenic backdrops, cosy amenities, trendy facilities and warm hospitality make it one of the best places to stay in Ooty.
4) Kluney Manor:
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A summer destination of the British army officials and the Maharaja of Patna, the history of Kluney Manor dates back to the 18th century. Retaining the aura and essence of the past, this accommodation in Ooty is a wonderful getaway for family members, smaller groups and solo travellers as well. This quaint resort can be reached within a 15 minutes drive from the main city and is located around 100km from Coimbatore Airport.
5) Kurumba Village Resort:
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Located in a village with the same name, the Kurumba Village Resort is nestled amidst pepper, cloves and nutmeg plantations. The location of the retreat amidst stunning views and vistas, its warm and pleasant hospitality makes for a wonderful holiday experience. Besides offering the best of facilities and amenities, the resort also offers activities like trekking, golfing and several other fun-frolic games.
[Breathe in the fresh mountain air of Ooty]
6) Mystique Ville Resort:
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Mystique Ville delights its visitors with its warm hospitality, scenic beauty and Portuguese architecture. Standing at a towering height of 1,600 ft, this place can be easily accessed with a 30 minutes drive from the main city. Catering to all kinds of travellers, everyone is promised a fun-frolicking time at Mystique Ville.
7) Sinclairs Retreat:
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If you are planning for a peaceful serene vacation in Ooty, Sinclairs Retreat is the most suitable option for you! Located far away from the frenzy of city-life, this holiday retreat is known for offering stunning views of the Nilgiri Ranges. Visitors from different corners of the world can enjoy splendid moments with their family members, friends and colleagues in this resort. It is also the place, where you can sample delicious cuisines from across the globe.
8) Woodberry Residency:
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Lively atmosphere, modern and cosy amenities, heart warming hospitality and the stunning location of the Woodberry Resorts make it one of the wonderful places to stay in Ooty. Located at close proximity to some of the main attractions of the hill station, this retreat overlooks a scenic patch of botanical garden. It is an ideal getaway for families, couples, solo travellers and corporate groups.
9) Hill Country Hotels and Resorts:
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Nestled amidst picture-perfect gardens, plantations, eucalyptus groves and picturesque meadows, Hill Country Hotels and Resorts make an ideal getaway in Ooty. Standing graciously on one of the slopes of the Nilgiri Ranges, it offers spectacular views of the Ketti Valley. Be it a romantic affair, family holiday, corporate outing or solo backpacking, this accommodation in Ooty outshines most of the other resorts in the city.
10) MGM Hill Worth Resorts:
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One of the resorts that bring to life the Colonial charm of Ooty, MGM Hill Worth Resort blends with all the colours of nature. Surrounded by mists and clouds, the scenic eucalyptus and pine groves around the resort add to its immaculate appeal and beauty. Restaurants here are bedecked with antiques that belong to the British Raj and serve tantalizing foods from different corners of the world.
[The infinite scenes of the beautiful Nilgiris heighten at Kurumba Village Resort]
Homestays in Ooty:
11) Mango Tree Bungalow:
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Tucked away in a picturesque tea plantation, Mango Tree Bungalow is located around 39km from the main city. A home away from home, this is one of the places to stay in Ooty which is reminiscent of the colonial era and is owned by the Director of the Devashola Tea Estates. Whether you are yearning for a serene holiday with family members, friends, alone or with your better half, you can always make it to this homestay and enjoy a salubrious holiday.
12) Neemrana’s Wallwood Garden, Conoor:
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The warm hospitality and homely ambience of Neemrana's Wallwood Garden cannot be missed when in Ooty. Located within a close proximity to Sim's Park and the Pykara, Kotagiri and Bandipur wildlife sanctuaries, it offers a quaint holiday experience filled with fun and excitement. During the stay in this holiday home, guests can also explore and discover the undulated beauty and appeal of Ooty with a walking tour around neighbouring gardens.
13) Tranquilitea Homestay and Bungalow:
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One of the many tranquil places to stay in Ooty, the Tranquilitea Homestay and Bungalow lives up to its name and is ideal for almost all the classes of visitors. With cottages and bungalows that are aesthetically built to fulfil all yearnings of a blissful holiday, it offers a wide range of activities like tea tasting tours and plantation walks. It is also one of the very few homestays in Ooty that serves 'Badagas', one of the local cuisines.
14) Maruthi Cottage:
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A short walk away from some of the major tourist attractions in Ooty, and you will reach the Maruthi Cottage! A quaint homestay located in the heart of the city, it is bestowed with an alluring charm and scenic beauty. Apart from playing host to all types of travellers, you can always find ample of reasons that will make your holiday at Maruthi Cottage memorable and a fun-filled affair.
15) Rustling River:
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Located in the Kilinjada settlement; mid way between Ooty and Coonoor, Rustling River Homestay makes for an ideal getaway for both domestic and international travellers. Nestled amidst sprawling plantation areas, this scenic accommodation in Ooty offers a serene and tranquil ambience that is perfect to soothe the mind. Exotic varieties of birds, Indian Gaurs and Leopards are the most commonly spotted species in this vicinity.
[Destiny Farm Resort is where you can experience the charm and feel of a farm stay]
16) Bison Valley Row Homestay:
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Reminiscent of the British era, Bison Valley is one of the most eco-friendly homestays in Ooty. Cosseted by the beauty of the stunning hills and mountains, this retreat is also adorned by the warm hospitality and customer friendly ambience of the place. Irrespective of the visitor's origin and nationality, the homestay always offers a bucolic experience to its guests.
17) King’s Cliff:
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King's Cliff, with all its traditional settings, colonial charm and enchanting views of the Nilgiri Ranges, has become one of the most known places to stay in Ooty. Surrounded by lush and verdant greenery, you will be definitely enchanted with melodious notes of the chirping birds around! Besides being a homestay befitting families, couples and backpackers, it is a must visit retreat for nature lovers.
18) Tiger Hill Cottage:
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Adorned and embraced with the heavenly beauty of the Nilgiri Hills, this picturesque homestay in surrounded with a pictorial tea estate and stands at a height of 1,839m above the sea level. Ideal for both domestic as well as international guests, the homestay arranges for delightful visits to tea production facilities, which is a must to experience in Ooty.
19) The Wilds at Northernhay:
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Once a coffee storehouse, The Wilds at Northernhay stands graciously in the fringes of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary. While the mesmeric beauty of the Nilgiri Ranges adds to its appeal, the scenic plantations add a unique charm to this homestay. Visit this holiday abode with family members, friends and colleagues, and you will surely be amazed by its delightful offerings and the essence of wilderness.
20) Willow Hill:
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One of the highest rated hotels in Ooty, Willow Hill is also a much sought after homestay. Narrating the different tales of the Alpine Chalets, this quaint retreat is adorned with wooden panelled walls and is located at a close proximity to some of the major tourist spots in the city. A treasure trove for nature lovers, it is also perfect for romantic, family and backpacking holidays.
[ Explore the fascinating beauty of the Nilgiris at The Wilds at Northernhay Homestay]
Other Offbeat Stays:
21) Cassiopeia and Belle Vue:
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Located in one of the oldest hill stations around the Blue Mountains, the Cassiopeia and Belle Vue is both rustic and contemporary in nature of its appearance. While the mud tilled villas scream the charm of a country house, its cosy amenities fulfil the quotient of both luxury and comfort. The balconies in Cassiopeia offer stunning views of the lush tea plantations and are a great place to unwind and relax.
22) Acres Wild, Cheese Making Farmstay:
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Among all the farm stays or hotels in Ooty, the Acres Wild, Cheese Making Farm is one of the best places to spend quality time in or have a fun-frolicking holiday. Spreading over a 22 acre farm-land, this holiday retreat is known for the art of cheese and soap making. Guests from different corners of the globe can visit this farm and learn the tips and techniques involved in these practices. It is also in this retreat, where you can indulge in bread and jam making, fishing, bird watching tours and other such practices.
23) Glyngarth Villa:
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An ode to the bygone era, Glyngarth Villa is a pleasant holiday destination for families, nature lovers, backpackers and corporate groups. One of the best heritage hotels in Ooty, it has successfully preserved the nostalgic charm of Ooty and boasts of its rich heritage and history. Antique furniture, polished wooden floors, lush open meadows and the chirpy playful birds add more to the allure of this heritage home.
24) Taj Savoy Hotel:
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Exquisite and luxurious living up to the reputation of belonging in the 'Taj' group, Savoy Hotel in Ooty traces its history back to the 18th century. Set on a fascinating hill, its magnificence is credited to the well maintained gardens, scenic meadows and delicious cuisines from different corners of the world. Though luxurious in every aspect, this heritage hotel still echoes the rustic charm of a bygone era.
[Surrounded by the panorama of the magnificent Nilgiris, King’s Cliff has stood the test of time ]
25) Sierra Vale:
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Tucked away from the chaotic city-life, Sierra Vale in Ooty can be reached within a 15 minutes drive from the central bus stop. Though it is one of the newly opened hotels in the city, with its facilities, warm hospitality and plethora of delicious foods, it has become a popular holiday destination. Ideal for romantic holidays, it is also visited by families with kids, nature lovers, backpackers and corporate groups.