A former summer resort of the British Raj it is known for its functioning steam railway line and picturesque surrounds. ‘The Queen of Hill Stations’, once you get out of the hectic town centre it truly does have a superlative feel. Our pick of the best places to stay in Ooty all make the most of those stunning vistas and boast some charming colonial décor.
Once you make your way out of town to the quiet, comforts of the hill station – and we highly recommend you stay here – this is where all the best properties are. With its winding roads and neat hedgerows you would be forgiven for thinking you were in the English countryside.
Here's our pick of the best things to do whilst you're here:
Our pick of the best places to stay in Ooty are ideal for exploring the town, whatever your budget.
Still not sure which to book? From family stays to romantic hideaways browse through our list of the best places to stay in Ooty to start to plan your trip. Alternatively you can extend your search and check out all our recommendations in Tamil Nadu. Or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice.
Ooty (Upper Thalayatimund)
Sherlock Hotel in the southern hill station of Ooty lives up to its name. Victorian fireplaces and wooden furnishings. It boasts two dining rooms, a reading room, a games area as well as the great outdoors. The location lends itself to an activity filled holiday for the family, or a mini break.
Set amid six acres of lush grounds Taj Savoy offers colonial cottage style accommodation including a range of rooms and suites with an old school charm vibe. There's loads of on site activities plus an Ayurvedic spa, art, cooking and yoga classes. A hill top paradise for total country escape.