My Life in Ooty

By Vansh Tiwari

I pursued a Photography and Film-making Diploma from Light & Life Academy, Lovedale, Ooty. Therefore, I lived in Ooty for 10 months.

Why I stayed in Ooty?

Since I don't know much cooking, thus, I stayed dependant on parcel food and sometimes eating from outside. Parcel and street food is very reasonable in Ooty.


Best way to commute?

Traveling in local buses are very reasonable. For example, from Coimbatore to Ooty the bus ticket is Rs. 100 for approx. 90kms. 

Places to visit nearby

Ooty, being a hill station has mesmerising places to visit like Botanical garden, Doddabetta Peak, toy train ride to Connoor etc.


People are fun-loving! I remember visiting repeatedly a tea shop, developing a bond with the seller, and also shooting a documentary on him.


The weather is unpredictable, though it remains cloudy most of the time. When it rains, it rains extremely heavily!  When it's sunshine, it's scorching sun.

Furthermore, you can read my detailed experience on my blog.