Cradled in the beautiful Nilgiri Hills, Ooty, fondly called as ‘Queen of hill stations’, is one of the most scenic hill stations in India and among the popular summer getaways in South India. Situated at an altitude of 7,440 feet, the charm of this colonial hill town lies in its laid-back luxurious grace, rolling Nilgiri hills, vast tea gardens, serene waterfalls, scenic lakes, splendid green deep valleys, and the misty landscapes. The former summer getaway of the British is the perfect place for people who want to rejuvenate in nature’s lap and honeymooners as well. If you are planning to explore this pristine hill station and make your holiday memorable, then you must be looking for a comfortable place to stay. Surrounded by expansive tea plantations, the Ooty resorts offer you the chance to connect with nature while still enjoying the luxurious amenities and modern facilities. Here is the list of best resorts in Ooty where one can enjoy the misty weather and picturesque vistas of the lovely hill station.
Nestled within the Nilgiri Hills, Sinclairs Retreat Ooty sits at an altitude of 8,000 feet and is the highest located resort in South India. Far away from the crowd, the resort offers magnificent views of the surrounding blue Nilgiri hills, low lying valleys, and picturesque plains. Sinclairs Resort, one of the most luxurious Ooty resorts, the resort has 88 guest rooms as well as posh suites and luxurious villas that are furnished with all modern amenities. An ideal vacation home for honeymooners and peace-seekers, the resort also offers an excellent gym with a sauna, tennis and badminton courts, three restaurants, including a Spanish themed bar and eatery, and six event spaces. Also, the resort houses an Ayurvedic spa that offers various aromatic massages, ayurvedic therapies, and spa treatments. The Sinclairs Resort in Ooty is an ideal summer getaway for honeymooners and those in search of tranquil surroundings as part of Ooty Tour Packages.
Wild Planet Resort
Hectic life in the bustling cities makes you realize the need to be close to nature. The easiest option for a city dweller for the rejuvenation is to pick a resort amidst greenery. Nestled in the Nilgiri Mountain range, the Wild Planet Jungle Resort at Devala is an ideal destination for the purpose. Set in 100 acres of tea plantations, this is an eco-friendly premium plantation resort that is hidden inside the secluded dense Nilgiris rainforests. The resort has 36 luxury cottages of four categories and all are well furnished with all modern amenities. For recreation, the resort also offers activities such as open jeep safari in Nilgiri Rainforest, angling, zip-line, monkey crawling, kayaking, archery, and mud ride for the guests. A trained safety squad supervises all the activities. If you are lucky you can even sight elephant herds wandering along with the grasslands on the hills.
Perched at the top of a mountain in the Nilgiris, overlooking Masinagudi, Glyngarth Resort is a 4-star resort in Ooty with glorious views of the surrounding hills. The resort is known for its warm hospitality and luxurious services and is a perfect getaway, to unwind and de-stress in the lap of nature. Glyngarth Resorts is home to 21 bedrooms that are equipped with all comforts. The property also features an infinity swimming pool, an in-house bakery, and a multi-cuisine restaurant. The resort also offers a ton of activities to indulge in for a delightful experience such as Plantation Trail, Morning Treks, Archery, Cycling, Baking Session, and more!
Sterling Ooty Elk Hill
Our list of the best resorts in Ooty is incomplete without Elk Hill Resort. Sterling Ooty Elk Hill Resort is one of the best properties that is nestled in the Queen of the Hills in South India. This 4-star resort, surrounded by the Nilgiri hills, is the best choice for honeymooners as it has all the facilities that can make one’s honeymoon memorable. And, the resort is also a perfect choice for those who want to look at the clouds and feel the warmth of nature amid peaceful surroundings. The property is aesthetically designed with neutral colors that soothe your eyes along with modern decor. The resort gives you a chance to immerse in luxuries and pamper yourself with a revitalizing spa session on the property itself. Sterling Ooty – Elk Hill Resort also has an observatory with a day and night telescope where one can spend the nights figuring out the constellations. The resort also has its own organic vegetable garden. The property is located close to St. Stephen’s Church, Botanical Garden, and Rose Garden, among the top places to visit in Ooty.
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