Best Time To Visit Ooty

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What is the best time to visit Ooty?

Ooty is a haven for every nature buff and mountain lover allthroughout the year. However, Ooty is best visited during the summer months, starting from March till June. Shrouded in simplicity, Ooty is an ideal place to be if you are looking for a place to relax. In monsoons, the freshly washed surroundings give Ooty an ethereal charm, while the winter months between October and February are home to extraordinary festivals and give you an opportunity to set out for a plethora of outdoor activities. The annual Tea and Tourism Festival attracts crowds in huge numbers to visit the place and have a great time in this wonderful place.

Weather in Ooty


Upcoming Ooty Weather

Monthly Weather in Ooty

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 19 32
February 20 33
March 23 34
April 25 35
May 24 34
June 23 31
July 22 31
August 22 31
September 22 31
October 22 32
November 21 32
December 20 32

Ooty in Summer (March - June)

Ooty experiences an average temperature that ranges between 23 degree Celsius and 31 degree Celsius which is perfect for you to explore the sheer beauty of this place in full swing. All you need to do is hop on the toy train and take in the marvellous natural magnificence that Ooty has to offer to you. Some of the places that should be in your wishlist are the Ooty Lake, Thread Garden, Kalhatti Falls, Tiger Hill, Annamalai Temple, and Bison Valley.
Sunlight through treetops
Sunlight through treetops

With temperatures that stay below 15 degree Celsius, winters in Ooty are perfect to have a gala time. The chilly weather paired with a hot cup of tea will undoubtedly set the perfect mood for some adventure. Ooty is one of the ideal places to visit for those who love tea. The sprawling tea gardens contribute to the manufacture of the best quality tea, with a scent that will soothe your tired senses and bring you back to your rejuvenated self. Even though you can get to taste the exclusive tea of Ooty throughout the year, the best time to visit Ooty is between January and February, when the renowned Tea and Tourism Festival is held in this gorgeous hill station. The piping hot tea in the chilly weather will give you an experience that is unmatchable! Tea is an extremely significant beverage in Ooty, and the lush, endless slopes of tea gardens have been giving recognition to this magnificence place since time immemorial. So much so, that even the colonial officers were believed to be allured by the magical taste of this refreshing beverage. To celebrate the fame of this nectar of warmth and freshness, the Department of Tourism in Tamil Nadu hosts this unique festival for three days, each year. A vast range of tea leaves are displayed, and rows of tea stalls are put up for the ones who are interested in tasting the wide variety of warm, fragrant tea. In addition to this, these three days are packed with cultural shows and performances, which reverberate with the charm of the extraordinary heritage of the Nilgiris. From here, you can also pack any tea you like for your loved ones, and surprise them. Apart from this event, you can also trek to the Dolphin’s Nose, Doddabetta Peak, and Cairn Hill, or take a trip to the Ketti Valley View, Pykara Lake, Catherine Falls, and Ooty Rose Garden.
Ooty Tea Plantations
Ooty Tea Plantations

People who love rainfall and pouring thunders with amazing green grass beds laid over mountains can pack their bags and head straight to Ooty during the monsoon months, which lasts between June and September. Even though you are unlikely to experience the bright, warm sunshine, you will have a great time nevertheless. Try visiting Ooty Botanical Gardens, Emerald Lake, Droog Fort, Simi’s Park, and Wenlock Downs during this season, and you will undoubtedly have a fantastic time.
Ooty Lake after the rains
Ooty Lake after the rains

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Ooty Summer Festival

18th - 20th May

During the Ooty Summer Festival, apart from exploring the gorgeous surroundings, you also have activities like flower shows and fruit shows. The boat races attract people from all over the country.

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