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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Weather And Best Time To Visit Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
In the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, defying the regular temperatures and heat, standing tall and green is Ooty. Nestled in the district of Nilgiri Hills, Ooty is formally known as Udhagamandalam and serves as a preferred backdrop for picture perfect moments. All natural, Ooty is where you can seek solace and solitude during your holidays.
Honestly, there is no one best time of the year to visit because Ooty is blessed with good weather all year round. Ooty will have something beautiful in store for you no matter which season you visit. The summers here are colorful and pleasant, winters are chilly and monsoon is blissful. However, read on for more details and to decide when is the best time to visit Ooty for you.
Winters (October to February)
The temperature in October is around 15 degrees and is perfect for anyone looking for a tranquil getaway from concrete city jungles. The temperature steadily falls to 12 degrees by November as winter progresses. And from December to January, it is cold and the mercury dips as low as 10 to 5 degrees.
Spring (February to March)
The vibrant spring unfolds during these months with pleasant and breezy weather welcoming hoards of tourists to the hill station. The temperature is anywhere about 15 to 22 degrees at this time and Ooty is at its colourful best. Even though Ooty will not disappoint travelers anytime during the year, the spring is particularly promising.
Summers (April to May)
While the rest of the country combats an ever-increasing temperature during the summer, Ooty remains cool. The average temperature at this time of the year is from 22 to 27 degrees. The moderate heat is intercepted by rains washing away whatever little dust and discomfort the wind might have blown to the valley with it. Ooty serves as a great weekend getaway during this season.
Monsoon (June to September)
During Monsoons, the temperature in Ooty is at a minimum of 17 degrees. Nestled in the Nilgiri mountains, a part of the Western Ghats, this region receives heavy rainfall. This might be the best time for sightseeing but isn't an ideal season for trekkers. Though one could always head to Ooty to enjoy a few mushy moments during these misty months.