Best Time to Visit Ooty

Planning your next family vacation? But confused about where to go? Visit Ooty or the Queen of the Nilgiris to enjoy one of the most fascinating hill stations in South India. The best time to visit Ooty with family is between the months of April to June and September to November.














 Ooty is home to enchanting hills, magnificent valleys, tea and coffee plantation and beautiful lakes. It's a place where the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats meet to become one, giving you a unique view of exotic species of flora and fauna. The beautiful Ooty weather all around the year makes the hill station a perfect destination for a family vacation.

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Best Season to Visit Ooty 

Depending on things you want to do in Ooty, you can choose the best season to visit Ooty from among the following seasons:

Ooty in Summer

Beat the heat of summer with the pleasant weather of Ooty from March to June; this is the best time to visit Ooty. Go sightseeing at Avalanche Lake, Botanical Garden, and Ooty Lake. The temperature of this place ranges between 20°C-25°C throughout the summer season. Choose a clear night and go star-gazing. Summers are the best time to visit Ooty for camping and star-gazing.

Ooty in Monsoon

If you love rains then Monsoon is the best time to visit Ooty. This paradise receives heavy rainfall from July to September. After the rain, the sky looks totally different, as if bathed in a new light. Nature lovers can embrace the beauty of Dodabetta, Glenmorgan, and Pykara Lake. You can enjoy some peace and calm in these amazing locations.

Ooty in Winters

The winter months last from October to February and any month in that period is the best month to visit Ooty for the chilly weather. The overall temperature of the day is cool and perfect for sightseeing. Enjoy a ride in the toy train or visit Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary on a bright sunny day.

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At night, the temperature can go below 5°C. Don't forget to carry warm clothes with you. Though this may not be the best climate to visit Ooty, in the evening, you can make plans to go out early in the evening and doing some less intense activities. You could take your family out for shopping and hot snacks.

If you’re planning a vacation here and you do consider this as the best time to travel Ooty, you probably will be looking for good Ooty resorts. Put your worries to rest now with the Club Mahindra resort in Ooty. Spread over five and a half acres of meadows, it is located at a distance of 165 kilometres from Mysore and just 95 kilometres from Coimbatore.

Take a quick dip in the resort's swimming pool or simply book a relaxing massage for you and your partner. Enjoy delicious local dishes of Tamil Nadu and try cuisines from all over the world in the in-house restaurant of the resort. Whichever season do you consider as the best time to visit Ooty, Club Mahindra resorts are there to make you make your holiday more memorable.

The resort is rated highly by past guests and Club Mahindra members in the Club Mahindra reviews. Going through them will help you decide better. Ooty or several other destinations in the country, a Club Mahindra Membership will ensure you have a memorable family vacation. Get yours today.

About Club Mahindra Resorts in Ooty

Club Mahindra has two premium resorts in Ooty – the Club Mahindra Danish Villa and the Club Mahindra Derby Green. Both resorts are rated among the best in all of Ooty, and you will be delighted with your experience when you book your holiday with them. Whether you visit at the right time to visit Ooty or during the off-season, there are numerous activities and experiences that the Club Mahindra Ooty resorts offers families.

Both these Club Mahindra properties do ample justice to their serene settings in dreamy Ooty, whether it is the best time to visit Ooty or not. Club Mahindra Danish Villa is located inside a lush forest, located about 165 km from Mysore. Imagine waking up to the sights and sounds of birds, having your first cup of tea or coffee in the balcony overlooking the forest, and being cradled in the lap of nature at all times. The property itself is a large one, and there are many things to explore and do. Likewise with Club Mahindra Derby Green.

Both resorts offer luxurious rooms, verdant views, close proximity to all the major tourist points, excellent service, and delicious food in their restaurants. You can work up an appetite for breakfast by taking a dip in the pool, or go for a pampering session at the famous spa located on the property. Children also love these resorts, because they get a chance to play in the designated areas and also participate in workshops and fun activities especially curated for them. If you are looking to enjoy all of this and more but without having to worry about the crowds and large gatherings, the best time to visit Ooty would be during the off-season.

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That is not to say, however, that Ooty is nothing but quietness and peace. You can go trekking, camping, biking and even rock climbing in this beautiful hill station. Club Mahindra Resorts in Ooty can help you find the right range of experiences both on and off the property.

The best time to visit Ooty differs from person to person. While someone will prefer visiting during summer, someone else will like to take a trip to Ooty during winter.

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Where should I stay in Ooty?

There are several homestays, budget hotels, and 5-star hotels and resorts in Ooty. However, we recommend staying at the Club Mahindra Ooty Resorts – Derby Green and Danish Villa. With excellent rooms, restaurants serving delicious meals, superb service and various on-site amenities, there is no better way to spend your vacation in Ooty than to book yourself into these resorts.

Q: Which month is best for Ooty?

Though Ooty has good climate all year round, the best time to visit Ooty is in the summer months between March and June. The day time temperatures creep up and the air is less misty as compared to the winter and monsoon seasons. Also, the roads are easier and safer to drive on during this time.

Q: Is there snowfall in Ooty?

Till date, there has never been an instance of snowfall in Ooty. During some winters, the temperatures may drop dramatically and even go to sub-zero levels. However, this only results in a heavy mist in the valley and frost on the ground.

Q: What should I not miss in Ooty?

If you stay at the Club Mahindra Resorts in Ooty, you will find that most of the major tourist spots are located close by, and are just a short drive away. Pick the best time to visit Ooty and don’t miss out on: Deer Park, Botanical Gardens, Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake, Doddabetta Peak, Kamrajsagar Dam, Kalhatty Waterfalls, Mukurthi National Park, Needle Rock View Point, Tribal Research Centre, Pykara Waterfalls, Ooty Stone House, and Mudumalai National Park, among others.

Q: Is Ooty safe?

Ooty is reasonably safe even for solo travellers and/or women. However, you should be careful not to climb the hills and trekking trails after 6 pm because there is no lighting and you are likely to lose your way. Also, the roads are too narrow and slushy in the monsoon season, so driving on them is a little risky. 

Indulge in several activities and experiences on your next stay at our Ooty resort, Yercaud or any of the other Club Mahindra resorts in Tamil Nadu. With several things to do at our resorts in Ooty, and nearby places to visit in Ooty, Yercaud, and other destinations in Tamil Nadu, a magical family holiday is assured.

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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