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The town that has been made famous by several Bollywood movies (and of course Mithun Chakraborty, who seems to own practically half of the town) Ooty or Ootacamund is one of the first names that come to your mind when you think of hill stations. Visit it and you’ll know that everything that’s said about Ooty is true: the good, the bad and the ugly. Yes it is commercialized. Yes it is crowded. But it is also as beautiful as you’ve imagined. With tea gardens stretching for miles and foggy roads making every turn more romantic than the previous one, it isn’t surprising that Ooty continues to be a hot favorite among honeymooners even after so many decades. Yes, a stay in Ooty can burn a small hole in your pocket but that needn’t always be the case. Here are five budget stays in Ooty that are just perfect for a pocket-friendly summer vacation. Still finding reasons to get away to Ooty? We didn’t think so! Read on! ALSO SEE Best summer vacation destination in south India for you and your family Also Read - Aditya Roy Kapur Begins Shooting For Sadak 2 With Mahesh Bhatt, Twins With 'Ringmaster' of Aashiqui 2

1. Green Apple Residence

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Situated in the main bazaar, Green Apple Residence is a stone’s throw from the main attractions in Ooty: Rose Garden, Botanical Garden and Boathouse. The rooms are well furnished and have open balcony.

Tariff: Standard room costs Rs 800.

Contact: +91 94436 04337

2. Reflections Guest House

Reflections Guest House offers spacious room for a comfortable stay. The guest house also arranges trekking and sightseeing tours on request.

Tariff: Standard room costs Rs 1,225.

Contact: 9787722232

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3. Mountside Cottages

On their website the folks at Mountside Cottages claim to be just 3.1 km from Ooty Lake, the main attraction in Ooty. The property has just five rooms and is a stone’s throw distance from Ooty bus station. Guests can enjoy the beautiful view of mountains from this homestay. The sun terrace is a perfect spot to relax and the rooms may be basic but are clean.

Tariff: Rs 1200

4. Maruthi Cottages

Maruthi cottage

Located in heart of Ooty, Maruthi Cottage provides affordable staying options with 24-hour room service. You can also book a double bedroom for as little as Rs 975. You can ask the hotel to arrange a trip to tourist places in Ooty.

Tariff: Rs 975

Contact: +91-9443071111

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5. Hotel Khems

With its lush green gardens Hotel Khems, located on Shoreham Palace Road, blends in with the beautiful surroundings. It is just 1 km away from the railway station. The hotel has 45 rooms that are well furnished and the hotel boasts of modern amenities.

Tariff: Rs 1200.

Contact: 0423-2444188

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