Discover Ooty

When Education
Thrives Amidst
Nature's Splendour

Good Shepherd International School is located in Ooty or Ootacamund, a timeless treasure trove of beauty with plenty of surprises awaiting you at every turn. Cocooned in the picturesque Nilgiri Mountains, located at the tri-junction of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, at an altitude of over 7,300 feet above sea level, Ooty is one of the top-rated tourist destinations in India. Ooty woos visitors throughout the year with its spectacular sightseeing spots, diverse vegetation, winding country lanes, vast tea gardens, magnificent churches and charming colonial architecture.

This enchanting hill station is a favorite among food connoisseurs and tea lovers. Due to its pleasant weather and natural beauty, Ooty is also home to some of the c...


Getting to Ooty

Ooty is easily accessible by various means of transport. Traveling by road to Ooty is quite an experience in itself; In fact, all the routes to Ooty abound in scenic charm. Here’s how one can reach Ooty by air, rail and road.

Travel Routes

The nearest airport to Ooty is Coimbatore International Airport, situated approximately 85 km away. It offers extensive connectivity to major Indian cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and Cochin. Additionally, it provides international flights to locations like Singapore and Sharjah. For international travelers, Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport is the nearest option, offering connections from major world cities to Ooty via Bangalore Airport.
The closest railhead serving Ooty is Mettupalayam, located 40 km away. Trains from Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore, and Bangalore connect to Mettupalayam. For a unique experience, you can also board the Nilgiri mountain toy train, which takes you through picturesque landscapes. If you prefer a faster option, you can take a taxi from the railway junction.
Ooty is accessible by several government and luxury buses from cities like Bangalore, Mysore, and Chennai. Overnight buses are available for a comfortable journey. Alternatively, you can choose to travel by cab/taxi or your own car, as Ooty is well-connected by state and national highways like NH 209 and NH 275. The journey by bus from Bangalore to Ooty takes approximately 7 to 8 hours.
Yes, Coimbatore International Airport offers international flights from Air India, Air Arabia, Scoot Airlines, and Sri Lankan Airlines. These flights connect Coimbatore to major domestic points in India and destinations in the Middle East, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Al Ain, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Colombo.
From Coimbatore International Airport, the best way to reach Ooty is by taking a cab. This mode of transport allows you to experience the breathtaking sights of the hill station.


The travel arrangements of all the students for winter and summer vacations are managed by Thomson Tours & Travels, a sister concern of the Good Shepherd International School, Ooty, and a leading travel and tour operator in Ooty. The agency has been providing end-to-end travel services for parents and students of the school, and to the general public for more than two decades now.
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A foodie’s paradise

One of the specialities of Ooty is the fresh local produce. Ooty’s mild and pleasant weather is conducive for the cultivation of tea, fruits and honey, spices, aromatic oil and cheese-making. So, while in Ooty, one may stock up on fresh, organic products and an array of lip-smacking handmade chocolates in different flavors.
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For the tea lovers

Ooty visitors/residents take home tea packets as souvenirs for themselves or as gifts for family and friends. Ooty offers a wide variety of tea: dust and leaf, green, black and white varieties and flavours such as masala, jasmine, cardamom and even chocolate.
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For those who want
the best in education

Ooty is home to some of the country’s best and most reputed boarding schools – most of them built during colonial rule. The world-class infrastructure, exposure to a multicultural environment and high standards of education offered by these schools promise a world of opportunities for children, helping them to realize their career aspirations.

in Ooty

  • Boat ride through the tranquil waters of the Ooty
  • Lake Fishing in the expansive Avalanche Lake
  • A tour of the Ooty Botanical Garden
  • Exciting trek to the Doddabetta Peak, the highest peak in the region
  • Toy Train of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway covers a distance of 26kms, around 208 curves, 16 tunnels and across 250 bridges
  • Appreciate the architectural splendor of the St. Stephen’s church
  • Visit the villages of the indigenous Todas in Glenmorgan, Huligal and Raliyal dam
  • Ooty Tea factory and learn about the history of tea in India, the tea processing method by CTC (Cut, Twist & Curl), and more
  • Visit Stone House, the residence of John Sullivan