Best Time to Visit Ooty
Best Season to Visit Ooty
October to May is Best Season to Visit Ooty
The beautiful hill station of Ooty has pleasant weather throughout the year and can be visited any time. However, post monsoon and winter is the best season to witness the real beauty of Nilgirs. This is the time when the waterfalls & lakes are pleasant and enhance the beauty of Ooty. Also, it is the perfect time to enjoy the sightseeing, adventure activities like hiking and trekking in Ooty. Though summer is also a good season to visit Ooty, it is usually crowded with large number of tourist inflow. Summer is a good season if you would like to explore the wildlife of Mudumalai & Bandipur but heavy crowd can spoil the experience.
Peak Season in Ooty
October & December to January & May to June is Peak Season in Ooty
October (Dasara season), New year time and summer (May-Jun) are the busiest seasons in Ooty. Most of the tourists planning a visit to Mysore Dasara festival usually mix Ooty or Coorg in their itinerary and the region attracts large number of tourists during this time. New Year holiday season also attracts considerable number of tourists and hotels are usually quite expensive during this season. Summer season is the busiest holiday season in Ooty with high number of visitors heading to the region to spend summer holidays. Hotels are also usually expensive during summer season and advance booking at least a month ahead is suggested.
Minimum Temperature in Ooty
Maximum Temperature in Ooty
Present Temperature in Ooty
Winter Season :
Winter is the most pleasant season in Ooty. The temperature can go as low as 10°C in winters. Monsoon rains bring a fresh breath to the forests of Ooty and the lakes and waterfalls are at their fullest form during this season. Winter lasts from the months of October to February, January being the coldest month. The days can be cool while the nights are cold and woollens are a must when visiting Ooty in winter. Little showers of rain during the winter makes the weather very romantic. During this time, the Department of Tourism in Tamil Nadu hosts The Tea and Tourism Festival for three days. Dasara & New Year holiday seasons attract a considerable number of tourists and hotels are usually expensive during this season.
Summer Season :
The summer months in Ooty are from March to September. Summer temperature in Ooty is usually around 28°C and experiences pleasant weather. This is the prime tourist season in Ooty and a large number of tourists from different parts of South India head to this beautiful destination to escape the scorching heat of the plains and to spend some quality time with their family and friends. This is also the time to witness the annual Ooty Summer Festival where one can partake in activities like flower shows, fruit shows, and boat races. Hotels are also usually expensive during summer and advance booking at least a month ahead is suggested to plan a hassle-free summer vacation in Ooty. If you do not mind the crowd, summer is also a good season to visit Ooty.
Monsoon Season :
Ooty receives an average rainfall of about 121cm during the monsoons. The monsoon starts early in the month of June and lasts till September. Heavy rainfall is the characteristic of the season which can block the roads. However, the surroundings are at its greenest and the hills are busted with colorful flowers during monsoon. This is a lean season and ideal for those tourists looking for bargains and who want to spend some time away from the tourist crowd. But this time is not favorable for trekking.
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