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When in Ooty, go for a trek: Here's a guide

By | Edited by Tapatrisha Das, Delhi
Jan 19, 2023 06:58 PM IST

Ooty is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging treks in India. The Nilgiris district is surrounded by the Western Ghats, a mountain range that is home to some of the most spectacular trekking trails in the country.

Ooty, the hill station in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district, is a traveller's paradise. If you love traveling, and you swear by mountains and the misty mornings that only hill stations can offer, Ooty is the place that should be in your must-visit list. From lush green hills to winding roads to the breathtaking views, Ooty has a lot to offer.

When in Ooty, go for a trek: Here's a guide(Shutterstock)
When in Ooty, go for a trek: Here's a guide(Shutterstock)

Ooty is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging treks in India. The Nilgiris district is surrounded by the Western Ghats, a mountain range that is home to some of the most spectacular trekking trails in the country.

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The best time to go trekking in Ooty is from October to March. During these months, the weather is pleasant and the days are sunny. The temperature ranges from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day and 10 to 15 degrees Celsius at night.

The most popular trekking trails in Ooty are the Doddabetta Trail, the Mysore Trail, and the Nilgiri Trail. The Doddabetta Trail is a moderate trek that starts from the foothills of Doddabetta peak and takes you through the dense forests of the Nilgiris. The Mysore Trail is a more challenging trek that takes you through the lush green hills of the Mysore region. The Nilgiri Trail is a difficult trek that takes you through the rugged terrain of the Nilgiris.

When trekking in Ooty, it is important to be prepared. Make sure to carry the necessary supplies such as food, water, and warm clothing. It is also important to have a map of the area and to know the routes and distances. It is also advisable to carry a first aid kit and a torch.

The most important thing to remember while trekking in Ooty is to stay safe. Make sure to follow the safety guidelines given by experienced trekkers and guides. Always inform someone about your trekking plans and make sure to check the weather before starting the trek.

Trekking in Ooty is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. The breathtaking views, the lush green hills, and the challenging trails make it an unforgettable experience. So, if you are looking for an adventure, then head out to Ooty and explore the beautiful trails.

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