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Vegetable Land Ooty Address: Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643001, India
People know Ooty – Queen of Hills, for gorgeous views of the mountains, scenic tea plantations on the slopes and pleasant weather.
The climate of Ooty is also favourable for exotic fruits and vegetables. And several so-called English vegetables are grown locally on the slopes. The farms of Badaga tribe and Toda tribe are scattered in the lands of Ketti valley. And you might get a glimpse of some of these on the way to Ooty while traveling from Coonoor.
The drive towards Avalanche Lake though offers one of the best stretches to witness local vegetable fields in Ooty. The fruits and vegetables cultivated through organic farming here are supplied to the local market as well as different cities in South India. Depending on the season you visit, you can see farms of mangosteen, passion fruit, peach, pear, rambutan, strawberry and various other fruits.
Vegetable land Ooty also comprises of vegetable farms growing cabbages, carrots, Brussels sprouts, French beans and lettuces among others. Take the Ooty vegetable farm tour and see for yourself how people grow those fresh vegetables and fruits.
Best time to visit Vegetable Land
Surrounded by the Nilgiris, Ooty has a lovely temperature throughout the year. And people cultivate some or the other vegetables as per the suitable season. As not all vegetables are grown round the year, your vegetable land tour experience will depend on the season you visit Ooty.
The best time to visit those serene tea slopes and the organic vegetable farms in Ooty is between October and April. The weather remains clear and the temperature is just about right for plenty of travelling and sightseeing.
Time taken to explore Vegetable Land
On an average day, it takes around 1-2 hours to visit those vegetable fields spread across the mountain slopes. Step down from your car, check those delicacies up close and capture the colours spread all over.
How to reach vegetable farms in Ooty?
Vegetable land Ooty is on the slopes along the road towards Avalanche Lake, 22 km away from Ooty. Following are the various ways to reach Ooty.
By Road – Lying on NH 67, the best way to reach Ooty is by road. Regular buses are available from Bangalore and nearby cities of Coimbatore or Mysore, and it takes only a few hours to reach there. Booking a private cab from top car rental companies in Ooty will be a better option if you want to stop at the fruit orchards and vegetable farms which you may come across along the way.
By Rail – Daily trains are available from Chennai and Coimbatore for Mettupalayam, situated 40 km away from Ooty. From Mettupalayam, you can reach Ooty by the heritage steam-powered locomotive. Run by the Nilgiri Railway Division, the 5 hours toy train journey gives you a memorable experience of travelling through the scenic valleys and numerous tunnels between Mettupalayam and Ooty.
By Air – The nearest airport that connects Ooty to other cities is at Coimbatore, 88 km away. It has daily flights from Bangalore, Hyderabad and other major cities of India. If you want to reach Ooty from other countries, you can get a flight that connects to Bangalore airport (300 km away from Ooty). You can then book a Coimbatore flight or hire a cab for a thrilling road trip to Ooty.
Once you reach Ooty, the best way to reach vegetable land and explore the farms is to hire a cab for the tour.
Ooty is a beautiful hill station and to explore it in the best possible manner we at Ooty Tourism, a division of Holidays DNA have curated Ooty tour packages that are affordable and easily customisable. For more details on the various packages please fill the Contact Us form. With Ooty tourism, you are sure to have a fun filled holiday experience, visiting the various popular sightseeing places of Ooty.