Published: March 15, 2018
Ooty, in the Nilgiris range, is regarded as the "Queen of Hills". The word Nilgiri is derived from two Sanskrit words ‘Nilam’ means blue, and ‘Giri’ means hill. The literal meaning of the Nilgiris is ‘The Blue Hills.’ Ooty, with an attitude of 7600 feet, is also called Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam. Ooty is one of the prominent hill stations of South India, and it is popularly called as the Switzerland of South India (read more)
Ooty is a beautiful mountain town that can be visited all year-round. The ideal time to visit is between April to June (season) and September to November (also called the second season).
The weather during the summer period is generally pleasant as you can venture out for day sightseeing and other tourist activities. Approximately 65% of the geographical area of the Nilgiri district lies at an altitude of 1800-2500 meters above mean sea level.
We have identified and partnered with Preethi Group of hotels for those seeking an affordable stay and Savoy-IHCL SeleQtions for those seeking some luxury during your travel to OOTY. Both the hotel groups provide OOTYULTRA runners with special packages to choose from.
Hotel Preethi Classic Towers will be our official hospitality partner to provide you with a range of affordable & comfortable stay options
Preethi group of hotels provides the following benefits to the OOTYULTRA runners.
How to contact the hotel?
Call the hotel to make sure you have a comfortable stay at OOTY. Write to email@example.com with the subject "OOTYULTRA Reservation" or call the numbers published below.
Provide booking reference as OOTYULTRA or COACHKAY
The exclusive package is only given to OOTYULTRA registered participants & their immediate friends/family members.
It is a large structure spread on an enormous verdant land. The beautiful property unfurls a magical world full of comfort, convenience, solace, and ease. The hotel and the rooms are designed for patrons who settle for nothing but the best. The rooms are festooned with stylish interiors, refined furniture, and present a picture-perfect stay. Preeti Classic Tower
The hotel offers an unparalleled relaxing atmosphere and located just 15 minutes from the main bus stand and railway station. Ooty's main attractions like the Botanical Garden and the Rose Garden are within 10-20 mins of walking distance. Preeti Palace
SeleQtions is a named collection of hotels from The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). IHCL’s portfolio of hotel brands also includes the iconic luxury hotel brand “Taj,” the upscale hotel brand “Vivanta,” and the lean-luxe brand “Ginger.” SeleQtions hotels are marquee hotels that pay homage to a legacy, a location, or a theme.
Details of the package that can be activated for Runners.
The rate for the above package on single occupancy would be INR 32500 + taxes (18%). We will be happy to customize the package for runners if family/friends get added in the same room.
The above dates are weekends and peak-most times in the year, which fills very fast.
How to contact the hotel?
Call the hotel to make sure you have a comfortable stay at OOTY. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "OOTYULTRA Reservation" or call the number published below.
77 Sylks Road Ooty - 643001, Tamilnadu, India Tajhotels.com
Click the image below to view the Indian Railways web portal
Look for buses in the Tamil Nade State Transport Corporation operated buses TNSC here The Karnataka (www.ksrtc.in) & Kerala State Government operates many buses too.
Private operators There are many private operators provide bus services to Ooty. Use travel websites to locate them. You may want to consider booking a semi-sleeper or a sleeper coach buses upon your return journey to get some good rest for your tired legs/body.
By Car/any other self-driven or driver driven vehicles
Coimbatore --> Mettupalayam --> Coonoor --> Ooty (many government operated buses are available) ~3 hr
Coimbatore --> Mettupalayam --> Kotagiri --> Ooty (longer, unless you want to enjoy the scenic ride)
Bangaluru --> Mysore --> Gundlupet --> Bandipur --> Masinagudi --> Ooty (Please note you will not be allowed to return back to Mysore side through Masinagudi due to the dangerous nature of this route. The police will not allow your vehicle to enter the road leading to Masinagudi, and you will be directed to go towards Gudalur, right at the Thalaikunda Junction (6km from Ooty). Add another 1 hr 30 mins to your travel time.
Bangaluru --> Mysore --> Gundlupet --> Bandipur--> Gudalur --> Ooty (longer) (direct buses are available)
WARNING: if you are new to mountain driving, exercise extreme safety precautions, wear your seat belt, and maintain traffic discipline.
Always use lower gears and use the engine braking to drive downhills
If you require assistance with any taxi service in Coimbatore - call Vishwam Iyer (Mobile numbers: +919047917184, +919003842713)
Give reference as OOTYULTRA Participant