Ooty vs Kodaikanal vs Munnar
Ooty and Kodaikanal and Munnar are all the names of very popular hill resorts in South India. They show some differences between them in terms of accommodation, places to see and climate.
Ooty is the short name for Ootacamund and is situated in the Nilgiris district of the Indian state of Tamilnadu. Kodaikanal is situated in the Dindigul district of the state of Tamilnadu whereas Munnar is located on the Western Ghats in the Idukki district in Kerala.
Ooty is known for the popular growth of the blackened Nilgiri tea leaves in estates across the town. Kodaikanal is known for its waterfalls and hence is a very popular tourist destination. It is believed that there are at least 50 hotels in the town catering to the needs of budgets of different classes of people.
On the other hand Munnar is a hill resort famous for its spots of tourist importance. These tourist spots in Munnar include Eravikulam National Park, Anamudi Peak, Mattupetty, Pallivasal, Chinnakanal, Anayirangal and Tea Museum.
Ooty is home to several spots of tourist interest such as the botanical garden, Fern hills Palace, Ooty Lake and Toda Hut to mention a few. Ooty is known for its golf courses too. Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls and Green Valley View are some of the places of tourist interest in Kodaikanal.
Summers are moderate and winters are very cold in Ooty and Kodaikanal. Temperatures range between 10 degrees Celsius and 0 degree Celsius in winter in the hill station of Munnar.
Ooty is known for adventure sports too. You can reach Ooty by land, rail and by air too. The nearest airport of Ooty is located in Coimbatore. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is one of the oldest mountain railways in India. The nearest railway stations are Palani and Kodai Road of Kodaikanal. The major and the nearest railway station of Munnar is the Ernakulam railway station.
Munnar is specially known for its flora and fauna. On the other hand Ooty and Kodaikanal are known for their picturesque surroundings and estates all around.