Run the 6th edition of OOTYULTRA 2023; registration is open now, early bird discount till 31-Dec-2022 Tamil Nadu Tourism and TTDC are the Tourism Parnters to OOTYULTRA

6th Edition

OOTYULTRA | 2 APR, 2023 | SUN

BECOME #ULTRAMALAIVASI

TRAVEL

OOTY is simply an exciting travel destination

Ooty is considered the “Queen of Hills” in the Nilgiris range. 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 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 Nilgiris district lies at an altitude of 1800-2500 meters above mean sea level.

Tamil Nadu Tourism TTDC OOTYULTRA

OOTYULTRA expo, race day locations : how to move?

  1. Tamil Nadu Tourism & TTDC are partners to OOTYULTRA.  A limited number of accommodation options are available for you and your groups.  Call the numbers at the bottom of this page to book your hotels. 
  2. The venue for the OOTYULTRA #ultramalaivasi expo is TTDC Tamil Nadu Hotel, located in Charring Cross.
  3. If you are staying at the TTDC hotels, special buses will take you to the Boat House, also the OOTYUTLRA start point on race day.  You can drive your vehicle and park at the Boat House.  You can buy the bus tickets at the Expo.
  4. TTDC Ooty Boat House is the OOTYULTRA start point
  5. All category runners will finish the race at the Tea Park
  6. Tea Park is approx 9 km from the start point and approx. 6 km from Charring Cross
  7. Special buses (we will share the schedule in March) will drop you back at Charring Cross.

Tamil Nadu Tourism & TTDC Hotels

The Department of Tourism manages tourism in Tamil Nadu.  The Commissionerate of Tourism formulates policies and implements programmes for the development of the tourism sector in the state.

Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation(TTDC) is a Public Sector Undertaking under the Department of Tourism, Tamil Nadu. TTDC operates hotels, tours, and boat houses and conducts various fairs and events.  Tamil Nadu Tourism coordinates with government departments/agencies and private companies to develop tourism in the state.

General rules about the partner hotels

  • The OOTYULTRA 2023 is expected to attract the largest number of participants. We are constantly making arrangements to help you with your accommodation requirements in Ooty.  
  • 1-Apr is the official start of the Summer Season in Ooty, as it is one of the most popular hill stations and tourist destinations for many travellers. Finding hotel accommodation to your choice could be harder from March onwards.
  • Tamil Nadu Tourism and Tamil Nadu Tourism Development (TTDC) are official Tourism Partners for OOTYULTRA.  
  • TTDC has two properties in Ooty, and both properties are exclusively made available for the OOTYULTRA runners, their families and friends.  These properties are well maintained and are situated in the prime location of Ooty town.
  • The official booking in the TTDC hotels will start from 1-Jan-2023.  OOTYULTRA runners can call the numbers published below the properties to make a soft reservation to block your rooms.
  • KaysFIT Academy & OOTYULTRA organising team will not deal with your hotel reservation. We will not be responsible for any services provided by TTDC, and for concerns and disputes, you will have to deal with the TTDC hotels directly.

The rules published below are only for information purposes.  Talk to the Hotel staff for any updates.

  • The rates are subject to change without notice.
  • Call the hotel directly regarding cancellation or any changes to your reservation.
  • Only one preponement/postponement is permitted before 48 hours, subject to accommodation availability.  After availing of one postponement or preponement, no further preponement or postponement/cancellation is allowed.
  • Cancellation Rules (Season period)
    • Within 24 hrs from the date of reservation – no refund
    • Between 24 hrs to 48 hrs – 50% refund
    • Before 48 hrs. 75% refund
    • No cancellation for Dormitory Booking
    • Reservation charges exclude tax
  • Check-in time is 11:00 am on Saturday 1-Apr-2023
  • Checkout time: OOTYULTRA runners are allowed to avail late checkout facility depending on the distance you participate
    • 15k runners – 1.00 pm
    • 30k runners – 3.00 pm
    • 60k & 90k runners – request you to plan for two-day stay

One more day rental will be charged if you check out after the time mentioned above.

TTDC regularly offers tour packages to places like Coonoor and surrounding areas, Pykara and Mudumalai.  You can request more information when you are booking. Talk to the receptionist to learn more.

Hotel Tamil Nadu - OOTY 1 (scroll down to see the second option)

Available rooms & tariff

Room Type

Tariff/night*

Cottage (double-doubled + 1 single bed)

4100

Delux Double Room

3000

Double Room

2700

* 12% GST extra, includes complimentary breakfast | additional member @ Rs. 600/- per night 

Phone Numbers:

Reception: +918148875747 (6 am to 10 pm)

Girija : +919843390969  (9 am to 6 pm)

Visit their websiteAddress: Charing Cross Road, Ooty – 643 001 | Hotel Tamil Nadu View Google Location

(ஹோட்டல் தமிழ்நாடு, TTDC)

Hotel Tamil Nadu - OOTY 2

Available rooms & tariff

Room Type

Tariff / night*

8 bedded room

Rs. 3899

4 bedded room

Rs. 2700

Double Room

Rs. 2100

* 12% GST extra, includes complimentary breakfast | additional member @ Rs. 600/- per night

Phone Numbers

Reception: +919176995851 (6 am to 10 pm)

Ganesh: +919626531835 (9 am to 6 pm)

Visit their websiteAddress: Botanical Garden Road Road, Ooty – 643 001 | Unit II – View Google Location

(தமிழ் நாடு டூரிஸம் டெவலப்மெண்ட் கார்ப்பரேஷன் யூனிட் 2)

Taxi Service

Numbers will be shared.

Travel by Train

  • The nearest station is Mettupalayam. You can travel to Ooty by the Government-operated bus service with a travel time of 2 hrs (approx)
  • Another large station is Coimbatore, which takes 3 hours to reach Ooty.
  • If you are not in a rush, you can enjoy the toy train ride from Mettupalayam to Ooty, which takes around 4-5 hrs travel time. The route is the most scenic and one of the oldest. Blue Mountains railways were constructed by the British in the 19th Century.

Travel by Road

Government operated buses

Look for buses in the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation-operated buses TNSC here.

The Karnataka Government (www.ksrtc.in) & Kerala State Government operate many buses too.

Private buses

There are many private operators providing bus services to Ooty. Use travel websites to locate them. You may consider booking a semi-sleeper or a sleeper coach bus upon your return journey to get some rest for your tired legs/body.

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 (WARNING: If you are driving a vehicle registered outside of the Nilgiris District, you will not be allowed to travel to Masinagudi from Ooty through the ghat section. Alternatively, go to Gudalur to get to Mysuru with an additional 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.

Travel by Air

in partnership with Tamil Nadu Tourism