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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 around, where to stay?

Key Locations to Note:

  • #ultramalaivasi Expo: Scheduled on March 30th, 2024 (Saturday) at TTDC Unit -1 near Charing Cross.
  • Start Point: TTDC Boat House (approximately 3 km from Charing Cross).
  • Finish Point: Tea Park (approximately 5 km from Charing Cross).

Race Day Logistics:

  • Early morning shuttle buses (a few of them) will depart from TTDC Unit 1 to the start point.  Only on a first-come, first-serve basis, and all these buses will follow a strict schedule and will not wait.
  • After the race, shuttle buses transport runners from the finish point to Charing Cross.
  • Parking is available at the TTDC Boat House (start point). From Charing Cross, you can walk or hire a rickshaw. Additionally, buses to OOTY Bus Stand (1 km from the Boat House) pass through Charring Cross.
  • Accommodation Recommendations:

Where can you stay?

  • You can stay near Charing Cross or the Start Point for convenience.
  • Currently, we have one partner hotel. More options for reservations will be shared soon.
  • We strongly suggest using platforms like booking.com, Airbnb, or MakeMyTrip (or anything similar, good for good hotel reviews) to secure accommodation as soon as possible.

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 concerning the partner hotels

  • The OOTYULTRA 2024 is expected to attract the most significant number of participants. We are constantly arranging to help you with your accommodation requirements in Ooty.  

  • 31-Mar is part of a long weekend, and 1-Apr is the official start of the Summer Season in Ooty. OOTY is among the most popular hill stations and tourist destinations for many travelers. 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.   We may add a few more hotels to this list.

  • TTDC has two properties in Ooty, 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 on 1 January.  OOTYULTRA runners can call the numbers published below the properties to make a soft reservation to block your rooms.

  • KaysFIT Academy & OOTYULTRA organizing team will not deal with your hotel reservation. We will not be responsible for any services TTDC provides; for concerns and disputes, you must deal directly with the TTDC hotels.

Tamil Nadu Tourism Department & TTDC

The Department of Tourism manages tourism in Tamil Nadu.  The Commissioner of Tourism formulates policies and implements programs 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

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 hours 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 11:00 am on Saturday, 30-Mar-2024
  • Checkout time: OOTYULTRA runners are allowed to avail of a 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 a two-day stay

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

Hotel Tamil Nadu – OOTY 1

TTDC Youth Hostel – OOTY 2

  • Visit their website
  • Address: Botanical Garden Road Road, Ooty – 643 001
  • Unit II – View Google Location
  • (தமிழ் நாடு டூரிஸம் டெவலப்மெண்ட் கார்ப்பரேஷன் யூனிட் 2)
  • Reception: 9176995851 (6 am to 10 pm)
  • Ganesh: 9626531835 (9 am to 6 pm)

OOTY Tour Packages

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

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.

Gem Park (Category : Luxury)

Overlooking the beautiful Nilgiris Mountain, the hotel stands tall with all elegance and style. A contemporary structure with a traditional feel, Gem Park Ooty has kept itself well with the spirit of the beautiful and picturesque city. It is located in the heart of the town, a minute away from key tourist attractions and a central shopping area. With its convenient location and good service, the hotel has attracted the favour of all business and leisure travellers who throng the city throughout the year. The hotel welcomes you to a stunning, beautifully done-up lobby with impressive Indian art on the wall. The spotlessly attired staff, ever ready to do the most to make you comfortable, makes the stay an experience for a lifetime.

Special Rates for OOTYULTRA runners

Deluxe Room

  • CP Special Rates Per room per night
  • Best Available Rates
    Single /Double : 6000.00 +12% Gst

The above rates are per room per night & non-commissionable, Exclusive of GST

Our Bank Details

Account Name: Gem Park Ooty |Account Number: 30157103469
IFSC: SBIN0000891 | Bank : State Bank of India, Ooty
GST : 33AAACG2497G1ZQ | PAN : AAACG2497G

The above rates are inclusive of

  • Welcome Drink on Arrival
  • Accommodation for a night in deluxe room
  • Breakfast
  • Usage of Gymnasium & Recreation Zone
  • Wi-Fi

Google Maps location

Hotel Address: Hotel Gem Park, Sheddon Rd, Pudumund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001

For reservations call: Mr Vinod, +919894042182

Santhosh Residency (Category : Budget)

Located in the lively Ooty Town, DeSanthosh Residency enjoys a central location that provides easy access to the OOTY Bus stand, Railway station, shopping centres, food outlets, and entertainment spots. With such a prime location, the hotel is conveniently accessible to all parts of Ooty Town, ensuring that guests can easily explore and enjoy all that this beautiful town has to offer.

Travel2ooty is a registered Ooty tour operator dedicated to being your trusted travel partner for your upcoming trip to Ooty. We’ll take care of all your travel needs, including arranging for pickup and drop-off, planning and organizing your sightseeing activities, and anything else you might need to make your trip memorable. Let us take the hassle out of your travel arrangements and provide you with a comfortable, enjoyable, and stress-free vacation in Ooty.

Special requirements for your Ooty trip.

  • 24 Hours Hot Water
  • Credit Cards acceptable
  • Travel Desk & Car Rental
  • Doctor on Call
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • 100% Generator Back Up
  • Room Heater ( On Request)
  • LCD Television
  • Lift
  • Free Wi-Fi

Special Rates For OOTYULTRA Runners

Room TypeTariff (Rs.)
Single Room 1200
Semi Deluxe 1500 1500
Deluxe 1800 1800
Suite Room 2500 2500
Three Bed Room 2800 2800
Four Bed 3500 3500
Six Bed 6500 6500
GST 12% additional

Taxi & Transportation

Pickup & dropToyota Etios or similar (Rs)

Tavera or similar (Rs)

8 seater

Swaraaj Mazda or similar

21 seater

Mettupaliyam (railway station ) to Ooty : Rs. 1800 180025004500
Coimbatore (railway station ) to Ooty : Rs. 3500 350050008000
Coimbatore (Airport ) to Ooty : Rs. 3000300045007000

To make a booking at the hotel, please contact us at 9442075000.

For any questions or concerns, you can reach out to Dinesh at 8667641076 or Dinesh at 7867992624.

Please note that all bookings are subject to confirmation upon receipt of the advance payment.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please note the following cancellation policy: cancellations made within 48 hours of check-in will receive a 75% refund, while cancellations made within 24 hours will receive a 50% refund.

Our check-in time is 1:00 PM, and we offer a special check-out time of 3:00 PM.

All OOTYULTRA runners staying at the hotel will be dropped at the start point on 2-Apr-2023.  The bus will tentatively leave at 5.15 am.

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