Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year Celebration in Ooty

Massive New Year celebrations are observed in Ooty, which welcome New Year with its huge tourist resources and a record number of visitors, arriving here for a memorable vacation in the comfort of the Nilgiris. These blue hills which are silent and serene throughout the year come alive with hustle and bustle of the visitors coming here for a vacation to celebrate New Year on the backdrop of the hills.

Ooty celebrates festivals throughout the year like Makar Pongal, Sivratri, Holi, Ugadi, Buddha Purnima as well as events like Ooty flower festival, tea and tourism festival. Apart from all these New Year celebrations in Ooty are seen to be getting massive support among the locals as well as the visitors coming from distant places. These celebrations unlike the religious festivals mostly are vibrant with lots of partying and merrymaking enjoyed at different places in Ooty.

Some of the visitors enjoy New Year by going on excursions to near by places like Kotagiri and Coonnor, which offer scenic beauty at the backdrop of huge mountains. Other places include Mukkurthi peak and national park, which invites the nature lovers, trekkers and wild life enthusiasts for enjoying a unique experience of the region. Other places of excursions are Nilgiris peaks, Kalhatty waterfalls and Dolphins nose.

Among the places to visit there are many ancient churches lying in and around this magic destination like church of St. Stephens located on the road between Mysore and Ooty in the Nigiris district. These churches celebrate New Year in the most traditional way and are beautifully illuminated on Christmas Eve. The cheering weather of Ooty invites tourists and people from surrounding region to get the most out of New Year celebrations. Hotels and resorts in the city are obviously the best places to join rampant partying amidst bounty of nature.

Hotels of Ooty located at some of the strategic locations offering scenic views of the surrounding prepare hard for the parties to be arranged on Christmas Eve. Party monsters can get a partying on top of the world experience at these hotels and resorts. There is fun for everyone and every age with lots of choice and variety in food and beverages. This is the best time of the year to avail great offers and discounts in Ooty hotels. Celebrations at United-21 paradise in Ooty are attracting large number of tourists to its resort which is beautifully located on the hill slopes.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Celebration in Ooty

Ooty has shown an unprecedented growth in tourism since last few years irrespective of its promotional activities. This might be due to the mouth publicity of the visitors, who are here in the past for an exclusive vacation. Salubrious climate of this destination located in the lap of nature is the major factor attracting tourists to this beautiful spot in the Nilgiri Mountains. Christmas celebrations in Ooty are wonderful and worth witnessing

Brimmed up with tourists through out the year this destination becomes a heaven during Christmas time. If you are visiting Ooty in December then you will discover fun of the place during this festival time.  Matching popularity of this town as the most secular place in the Nilgiris a week long series of Christmas celebration takes place here marked by carol services and processions of Santa Claus passing through cities major areas. People of different faiths are seen joining this festival enthusiastically and Christian community attending late night masses in spite of severe cold of this season

Major important buildings especially the churches and hotels are brilliantly illuminated and markets are seen to be well prepared for the oncoming feast of birth of Christ followed by approaching New Year celebrations. Along with these Christmas venues other places of interest like Botanical garden, Ooty Lake and Dodabetta peak seem to be more crowded compared to other time of the year. Book your rooms earlier in one of the popular Ooty hotels for a comfortable stay and vibrant parties to enjoy.

As the Christmas and New Year are approaching faster wave of preparations for the feast is passing through the city and its outskirts. Most impressed of all the places are the hotels, resorts and amusement parks. They are preparing fast for the incredible New Year celebrations in order to attract record number of tourists in that particular year. Holiday Inn is doing it by hosting cake mixing ceremony, which receives good response from the crowds. This event makes clear the importance of traditional cake making in the celebrations. Other hotels like United-21 are hosting incredible parties during the Christmas weak and a grand party to welcome the approaching New Year.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

How to reach Ooty from Mumbai?

Mumbai previously called Bombay was merely a conglomerate of seven islands bordered by Arabian Sea. This island city was transformed into one of the important and popular cities as well as the financial capital of the country. Mumbai preserves its own charm and fascinates tourists coming from other Indian cities. Mumbai the magical destination in India is having its own charm. Its importance was doubled due to the major international airport supposed to be  gateway to India, as well as its deep sea ports which are facilitating inward and outward movement of sea cargo.  

Mumbai

Ooty popularly known as Udhagamandalam is a beautiful tourist place and capital of the Nilgiris district in Tamilnadu state. This alluring hill station nestled in the scenic Nilgiri hills is the pride of the region. Its salubrious climate attracts tourists throughout the year from other Indian states as well as many foreign countries. This beautiful town with abundance of Eucalyptus trees and rare Kurunji flowers, which blooms once in twelve years offer a somewhat bluish touch to the mountain slopes. Ooty is well known for its many tribes and tribal villages, which is one of the major attractions for the tourists. The town is well connected with rest of India by rail and road network. It is located at a distance of around one thousand one hundred seventy km from Mumbai in Maharashtra state. While traveling from Mumbai, Ooty can be reached from one of the three nearby railway stations Kozhicode, Coimbatore and Mysore. But the most popular routes tourists prefer while traveling by train or by road is Mumbai – Mysore – Ooty. 

Udhagamandalam

Ooty is blessed with undulating mountain ranges, sprawling grasslands, exclusive tea gardens  in and around the town but the most deserving among them are unforgettable Ooty Lake, Botanical gardens, Dodabetta peak, Dolphins nose, Kotagiri and Mukurthi National Park. Other fascinating attractions are Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kodanadu’s View point, Kalhatty waterfalls and Sim’s park. Ooty accommodations are available in many unique types like cottages, lodges and hotels. One of the comfortable as well as Luxury accommodation type is the resorts located on huge pieces of land tucked at strategic locations. These resorts double the fun of staying at this identical hill station in South India.  
Ooty Lake View

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Diwali-Celebrations-2013

United-21 Paradise Ooty Wishes You A Very Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali 2013
Happy Diwali 2013
A festival full of sweet childhood memories, sky full of fireworks, mouth full of sweets, house full of diyas and heart full of joy.
Wishing you all a very happy Diwali!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Tea Estates At Glenmorgan

Glenmorgan the hidden beauty of Ooty

Glenmorgan one of the astounding attractions of Ooty is known for its tea estates sprawling across huge areas of the slopes. It is located at a distance of around twenty five km from Ooty. One of the oldest and famous tea estates in this region is Glenmorgan tea estate. The estate is  neighbored by Pykara power house. 
Ooty attraction

Tea Estate at Glenmorgan Ooty

Whenever people think of visiting Ooty they generally think about some specific spots like Botanical gardens, Lake Coonoor or Mudumulai. But apart from these attractions there are a few places which will make your visit to Ooty a memorable experience.  Ooty has many attractions, among which major attraction is the ropeway, which starts from the powerhouse in Singara and continues till Glenmorgan covering a distance of three kilometer. The Glenmorgan ropeway used both ways offers incredible views of the surrounding of tea estates and is used by both locals as well as tourists for moving to and fro from Glenmorgan. This spot surrounded by tea estates which is ideal for picnickers and offers scenic views of  Mudumalai National Park, Moyar valley and power house in Singara. Many guest houses are located at Singara and Glenmorgan. Beauty of Glenmorgan tea estate is the big lake, which serves as fore bay for the power house. The Pykara power plant measuring 38.75 m is supposed to be highest power plant in Asia. It takes nearly one hour while riding ropeway to reach the power plant from Glenmorgan. This countryside of Ooty is beautified with large areas of tea and eucalyptus plantations. The tea estates at Glenmorgan are famous for producing a special variety of tea called Chunmee tea which means eyebrow. The leaf of this tea resembles an eyebrow and hence it achieved this name. 
attraction in Ooty
Ooty Tea Estate
Ooty’s tourist potential is enveloped in its immense beauty and fascinating places to visit spread near the city and across mountains, like Ooty Lake, Botanical gardens, Rose garden, Pykara lake and Boathouse, Kalhatty water falls,  Mukkurthi Peak,  Doddabetta Peak and last but not the least Glenmorgan. These attractions of Ooty include entertainment and adventure for the leisure as well as adventure tourists. Budget hotel in Ooty is one of the most affordable means of staying at this alluring destination. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Doddabetta peak

Doddabetta peak Nilgiri Tamil Nadu

Situated at 2623 meters above sea level, at the junction of the Eastern and Western Ghats and surrounded by dense sholas, Doddabetta is the highest peak in South India. Another major attraction here is the telescope house which can broaden your sight even beyond the whole of the district.

Ooty Doddabetta Peak view
Ooty Doddabetta Peak View

How to reach Doddabetta Peak 

Doddabetta is around 10KMs from Ooty and is on the Ooty Kotagiri route. To reach Doddabetta is by way of booking a bus or car and reaching the foot of the Daddabetta peak and from there trek up and enjoy your Ooty vacation.
Doddabetta Peak Ooty
Doddabetta Peak Telescope House

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Ooty Honeymoon Packages

Ooty is sublimed with many attractions which are the heart and soul of this outstanding hill station which is located between the hills of Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk hill and Club hill. This bewitching land of the tribal’s remained unnoticed till the time, when British arrived in India and developed it into a paradise for the tourists. Ooty is rich in all aspects which attract tourists like wonderful weather, unraveling mountain slopes with panoramic views, awesome lakes, unique sightseeing places and above all the enjoying monsoon season, which invites people of all ages to come and experience the magic of monsoon in Ooty.

Monsoon Ooty Packages
Ooty has a plethora of attractions for the tourists which are enveloped in its sightseeing, fascinating events, boat shows and above all introduction of its tribal life. The sprawling tea gardens on slopes of the mountains are fascinating tourists with their exotic views and bottle shaped Toda huts. The toda village provides a few details about the lifestyle of this diminishing tribal community. Shopping at this hill station has many beautiful options like buying exclusive varieties of tea, best quality silk, handicrafts, eucalyptus oil and tribal paintings of the Todas. Botanical gardens spread unanimously over a huge fifty four acres, which is the pride of this hill station attracts hordes of visitors from many corners of the world. These gardens preserve astonishing green lawns, a twenty million year old fossil tree, and a garden which puzzles even monkeys which are experts in climbing trees. There are many varieties of flowering trees, shrubs and climbers to be seen in these gardens. No doubt best time to visit Ooty is the summer  time but monsoon at this great destination is also exclusive. The black monsoon clouds literally landing on the hillocks and the drizzles of rain on their background look awesome. With the winding up of summer the seasonal rush is getting reduced and this is the time when you can book hotels and resorts of your own choice. Monsoon being off season the overall rates are dropping down to a record low.   

Ooty monsoon holiday packages are offering an explicit means of getting introduced to the beauty of the place, when it is refreshed with monsoon showers. The botanical gardens, tea gardens, lakes and hills seem to be rejuvenated by the moderate drenches. These lucrative monsoon packages offer an affordable tour with a stay at some of the best hotels of the region. Apart from leisure tourists these packages attract a large crowd of newly wed honeymoon couples, which enjoy a glamorous monsoon time in Ooty. Monsoon is the time to view the innumerable springs and waterfalls oozing out of the mountain slopes. Try out this vacation formula in coming monsoon and enjoy the fun of being present at Ooty during monsoon. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

How To Reach Ooty

Ooty is the most glamorous hill station among the three jewels of Tamil Nadu tourism namely Kotagiri, Ooty and Coonoor. These places tucked at great heights on the Nilgiri Mountains are must visit places, while going on a tour of South India. Nilgiri hills are located in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu state at the junction of Kerala and Karnataka states. Ooty is pride of Nilgiris located at a height of more than two thousand m, which is located at around eighty km to the north of Coimbatore. 
Ooty nearest airport
Ooty Nearest Airport-Coimbatore
Here are some clues about how to reach Ooty. This place adorned with natural beauty and a great tourist potential can be accessed from many places as it is located on meeting point of three states. It can be reached by air from Coimbatore airport, which is the nearest airport to this quaint city located on high altitudes. This airport is connected to major Indian cities as well as some of the international destinations like Sharjah, Colombo, and Singapore. Coimbatore to Ooty by road is hardly four hours journey. It can be approached by Nigiris Express from Chennai. Mettupalayam is the nearest railway station located at forty seven km from Ooty, which has regular train service from Chennai and Coimbatore. The most interesting part of the journey can be experienced by riding the mountain train, which runs between Ooty and Mettupalayam. This narrow gauge toy train is most popular among the visitors to Ooty. The thirty three km long journey passing through forest covered hills, plantations and the explicit tunnels offer picturesque views of the surroundings.

Ooty Nearest Railway Station
Ooty Nearest Railway Station Mettupalayam
Ooty is such an amazing destination that its beauty seems to be increasing as you travel from one point to the other. Every tourist spot at this destination has its own charm that is why while exploring Ooty the place where you are making a stay is important. Many resorts spread in the vicinity of the town offer different opportunities for the tourists to stay close in the bounty of nature. Select one which is located on a scenic location amidst sprawling beauty. Some of the resorts located on the slopes of the hills offer scenic views of the valley and plush amenities for the visitors.   

Monday, 24 June 2013

About Ooty

Ooty is the ultimate hill resort in Tamil Nadu, which was discovered by a British collector during survey of the region. This collector by name John Sulivan truly judged the great potential concealed in this region, which was beautifully surrounded by four hills of the Nilgiri range. Sulivan developed this nature’s bounty into an awesome summer resort. Prior to the development of this place into a resort, it was popularly called “Udhagamandalam” by the locals. After the Britishers converted this place into a tourist heaven for the sake of convenience and easy pronunciation they renamed it as Ooty.
Ooty also know as Udhagamandalam
Udhagamandalam-Ooty  railway station

A brief history of Ooty

In the prehistoric times Vishnu Vardhana the king of Hoysalas ruled over Nilgiris from 1104 to 1141 AD. During this period the region was popular as Nila and afterwards Nilgiris, due to the blue mist which normally covers these hill ranges. The original inhabitants of the Nilgiris were the tribal’s called Todas, Badaga and Paniva. Among these tribal’s Todas were the most astounding people of this region engaged in cattle grazing, traditional jewellery making and producing colorful embroidered shawls. Todas were highest ranking among other local tribes like kuruba, kota and Badaga. Regarding population also they dominated other tribes and have preserved their explicit culture till date. They used to live in small traditional barrel shaped houses, which used to sprawl along the beautiful slopes of the hills. Tourists visiting this destination can view the Toda huts representing the original dwellings of the ancient tribal’s. About Ooty it is said that before the start of tourist boom it was only a sleepy summer hill retreat engaged in cattle grazing and farming. Gradually this destination captured reputation of a well known tourist destination in the state earning huge revenue through tourism. One of the major Ooty attractions is the incredible handmade articles made by the todas, which represent an age old culture of the Nilgiris.
United-21 Paradise, Ooty
United-21 Paradise, Ooty, Tamil-Nadu India
When you are visiting a hill resort in Ooty you have to enjoy the beauty of the hills by making your stay amidst the summits of the majestic hills which surround the hill station. It will unable you to get some exclusive panoramic views of the mountains and valleys which are the heart and soul of the destination called Ooty.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Take Advantage of Ooty Monsoon Offers

Ooty is the crown of Indian tourism, which is located in the heights of the Nilgiris offering a soothing climate throughout the year. Tourists are pouring to this destination during summers to escape from heat of the plains as well as to enjoy charm and beauty of the surroundings. Ooty is not merely a hill station of South, but it is more than that in the sense it has additional features to explore like the exotic fairs and festivals arranged by local administration. Even though summer is no doubt the best time to visit Ooty, still its Monsoon also conceals treasures of happy moments for the visitors.
Ooty Honeymoon Packages
Best time to visit Ooty
Unlike other tourist spots, Ooty is best to visit even during Monsoon season, because monsoon of Ooty is moderate and it can be equally enjoyed if you are visiting the place in this season. Nature is at its best in this hilly region with the peaks and valleys becoming dark green and enticing as if they are cleaned with the drizzles of rain. During monsoon season starting from May end and lasting till September Nilgiri hills are covered with new plantations offering panoramic views. Every tourist destination offers an off season bonanza of reduced prizes and Ooty is not an exception to it. Many attractive monsoon holiday packages are offered by renowned tour operators. Some of the travel agents having their own hotels and resorts at Ooty offer much affordable Ooty monsoon packages, since they are benefited by the backup of their own hotels, where arrangements of exclusive stay can be managed by them. So if you are inspired by the magic of Ooty Monsoon, then check various available tour packages and select one that is more reasonable and at the same time offers a interesting stay at this charming hill station popularly referred to as “Queen of the hills”.

If you are planning an Ooty visit during monsoon, then be assured for a comfortable stay in one of Ooty’s outstanding budget hotels. Since summer rush starts diminishing during this period you can have choice regarding where to stay at this destination. Select your  Ooty accommodation in such a way that you can enjoy maximum sightseeing in Ooty.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Tiger Hill Ooty Tourist Spot

Ooty which is popular as Garden city of the hills has many other attractions to be explored that are concealed in its surrounding region. One such popular attraction of this spectacular hill station is Tiger hill in Ooty. Tucked beautifully at a distance of around sixteen km from the city center, Tiger hill is located at lower summit of the most popular Dodabetta Peak. An ancient cave near this hill has been mentioned in religious books. Tiger hill is a beautiful  picnic place to relax for a day forgetting every day stresses and strains.
Tiger Hill Ooty
Tiger Hill Ooty

Ooty Tiger hill serves as the best Ooty tourist spot for many types of visitors including adventure lovers who can explore the best opportunity of trekking in the surrounding region. An excursion to the hill offers stunning views of valley and plethora of beautiful landscapes, lush green forests and distant beauty of the Nilgiri ranges. The huge water reservoir on the top of the hillock supplying water to the nearby places looks like a cap on a broad head. Locals and tourists enjoy excursion to this spot, while youngsters love this hill for a day’s hangout. This is the strategic point from where amazing views of the most popular Dodabetta Peak are available. Before arrival of the monsoon if you arrive at this destination then you might be able to catch the glimpse of clouds loaded with mist travelling over the valley, which resembles a heavenly scene portrayed on a canvas. Tigher hill surrounded by small ravines and dense forests exhibit a panorama of rich plant and animal life where some of the distinct species of wildlife can be spotted. It is a local belief that saints and other pious people from the surrounding region stayed in this area for meditation and achieving peace of mind.

Tourist’s attractions of Ooty like gardens, lakes and peaks are more popular amongst tourists and visitors of Ooty. Apart from the places to visit most vibrant attractions of Ooty are the summer festivals which include mesmerizing events like flower show, fruit show and spices show. Entertainment activities to get refreshed like balloon show, tour of heritage buildings, Eco-trekking, car rally and marathon race add to the glamour of Ooty. Some of the less popular but enchanting places like Tiger hill are like a diamond in the crown of Ooty tourism. Ooty has lot to offer come and explore the treasures of tourist attractions of this destination with your family and friends. A resort in Ooty by the name United-21 paradise is the right place to stay with your family and friends. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Shopping In Ooty

Ooty is looked upon as a serene place resting on the lap of nature. It is totally true but the other innumerable pleasures of this incredible hill station should not be overlooked. Visitors to this unique destination can discover its various tourist potentials like the colorful festivals, adventure activities and last but not the least a splendid shopping experience.

Once you reach the blue mountains of Ooty adorned with eucalyptus trees you will feel refreshed by inhaling the scented fresh air of the mountains in your lungs. Visiting the enchanting sightseeing attractions in and around Ooty will take at least a day or two when you will start visualizing the shopping opportunities concealed in the city limits. One of the unique places to start your shopping spree will be none other than Tibetan market, where a great stock of Tibetan goods is available. These markets are the best places to get some of the antiques and artifacts of Tibetan art and craft. The major shopping areas of the city are Cooperative super market, Upper and lower bazaar roads, Toda showroom, Poompuhar, Kairali Emporia and Municipal Market. These are the shopping hubs where you can pick some of the best Ooty specialties as per your choice from a stock of huge varieties.



Certain items which represent identity of this destination range from Toda jewelry, leather items to the fresh tea which is pride of Nilgiris. Other items worth buying are Eucalyptus oil, natural honey, Home made chocolates, Green tea and woolen clothing, The nicely flavored aromatic Green tea leaves will keep you fresh for the day. Tea and even coffee from this region is of remarkable quality. They are the best buys to take along and offer as gifts to your friends or relatives. Homemade chocolates of Ooty are in much demand by the tourists since many years. If you are interested to buy some yummy chocolates then head towards King Star, the pioneers who introduced the concept of homemade chocolates in Ooty. There are lots of mouth watering options in the chocolates to select from like fruit and nut, fig and honey, roasted almonds and rum chocolates. Even sugar free varieties are also available here. Toda is the oldest tribal community of Ooty still existing in some parts of the city. They offer some explicit samples of tribal art and craft in the form of Toda Jewelry. This sober but elegant craft from is available in many markets of the city but the best place to buy them is “Big Shop” located on the commercial road.

In order to enjoy a stupendous shopping experience and an unforgettable vacation in Ooty, make your stay in our cottages of Hotel United-21 paradise in Ooty. At United-21 you will be mesmerized with the picturesque view of the cottages, enveloped in the sanctity of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Experience the top of the world experience while staying in one of our Ooty budget cottages offering privacy for families as well as couples.


Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Ooty Summer Festivals


Ooty is looked upon as the most popular hill station of south providing tranquility, which is ideal for relaxation in its serene surroundings. This view is absolutely true but this destination offers lot more to its visitors in the form of its exciting fairs and festivals, which are evenly distributed throughout length of the year. The most invigorating among these festivals are the ones which are popular as summer festivals of Ooty.

During summer month’s tourists arriving at this destination are welcomed with a mix of events including flower and fruit shows, cultural events and fashion parades arranged in order to entertain tourists arriving to this hill station. During summer festival boat races, boat pageantry, and flowers shows add a touch of festivity to the celebrations. There is also a Tea and Tourism Festival of Ooty in January. Some of the Ooty summer festivals adding to the charm of the place provide a favorable time to visit this ever blooming hill destination. Thaipoosam is celebrated at Elk Hill Murugan temple in the month of February. This hill is a scenic location in Ooty, where devotees offer milk to lord Murugan. 

Summer Festival in Ooty

Mariamman temple festival

Mariamman temple festival is observed in the month of April. Devotees from surrounding districts come to this temple to offer prayers during this most auspicious day of the year.  At Coonoor Chithral festival is celebrated in the month of April, when Mariamman Temple is decorated and prayers are offered to the deity for the welfare of her followers. During this festival mother goddess Mariamman graces as swayambumurthy. The iconic tree, from which the Goddess played the hanging plank Oonjal, still exists in the place. Festive spirit is totally boosted by the incredible boat races held in the month of May at scenic venue of Ooty Lake. Boat race and boat pageantry held in Ooty are in accordance to the boat race tradition of South India and offers splendid entertainment to tourists arriving during month of May. Viewing flowers of enchanting colors and shapes fascinates everyone. An opportunity to witness great collection of flowers can be availed at the flower show held for two days in the month of May. Considering this features of Ooty summer, you can plan your next vacation accordingly.

Ooty has sufficient places to stay but you can double the fun of your Ooty visit by staying at our Panoramic Group’s Hotel United-21 Paradise in Ooty. At Ooty Resort United-21 we will shape your vacation into an incredible experience. We will make you familiar with every aspect and beauty of this splendid destination in Tamilnadu. You will be introduced to the excitement and thrill of living in luxurious cottages which are beautifully, located on the slopes of the Ooty hills.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Wax World And Tribal Museum in Ooty - Ooty Attractions


Ooty is really a gift of nature with long history revolving around its tribal life. When the British officers invented this region, it was mostly dominated by tribes like the Todas, Kotas, Kurumbas, Irulas and Kattunayakan’s. The various tribes of the region are still dispersed in the jungles of Ooty. It is impossible to visit these places in order to get introduced to different tribes of the region. Instead by visiting the Government Museum in Ooty you will know more about these tribes and their cultures. 
Wax Museum Ooty
Wax Museum Ooty

This museum is located inside campus of Tribal Research Centre in Muthorai Palada, on the Ooty Mysore road. The museum just ten km from the town offers great opportunity of peeping into the life of the various tribes staying in and around the region. It displays various aspects related to life, culture and the objects used by these tribal’s. Among the different tribal groups Todas are native tribe of hills of Ooty. With passing time the number of these tribesmen has dwindled to around one thousand. The museum is doing every effort to achieve more and more objects related to the tribal life. Objects displayed at the Museum also include traditional art and crafts work prepared by the tribal’s. It also includes different sculptures and items actually used by the Todas, along with photographs and rare artifacts of the tribes of this region. Tourists will also get an opportunity to view the types of houses belonging to Kota, Toda, Kurumba, Kanikaran and Paniya tribes. Wax world museum is another popular place in Ooty located at just two km from the city centre. This is the place where kids are getting thrilled by viewing incredible wax statues. It is advisable to start your tour of Ooty with visit of wax Museum. There are around twenty life size wax replicas of popular Indian personalities from Indian history.  

Ooty Triable Museum
Tribal Museum

While visiting these Museums and other attractions of the incredible hill resort of Tamilnadu, you must be anxious to get one of the best places to live in Ooty during your vacations. We invite you to stay in our United-21 Paradise Hill Resort in Ooty for a cool and enjoying stay amidst the natural bounties of Ooty. The beautiful location of our cottages will keep you cheered up throughout your stay.  


Monday, 25 March 2013

Wenlock Downs Beautiful Grassland

Whenever you are planning to visit Ooty the most popular hill station of South India, you should plan at least a week to spend in this mystique land. Ooty has enormous places to visit spread across the surrounding hillocks and beautiful valleys. One such popular point of excursion is Wenlock Downs, a picturesque patch of undulating gentle hills, beautiful grassland, and verdant meadows covering miles of untouched incomparable beauty. The splendid beauty of this place attracts many Indian movie makers, who often come and shoot amidst the explicit landscapes at sixth mile and 9th mile which is nothing but the distance of these spots from Ooty.


Wenlock Downs Ooty


Joining the trek to this destination will mesmerize you with panoramic views of surrounding region of the Nilgiris with Wenlock Downs features like unending lush green grassy meadows and dense forests. There is also an opportunity to view beauty of the wild flowers Ooty like clustered summer Gentian, Dandelions, wild tea and balsam. The serenity of this majestic spot spread across a huge twenty thousand acres of land, envelopes many wonderful experiences for the Ooty tourists. Sometimes the area gets suddenly covered by dark clouds and the visitors can experience trickles of romantic light showers. The real pleasure of the place can be better enjoyed by strolling across the grasslands, where you might view a herd of cattle grazing on the slopes. The rising eucalyptus trees supposed to be the beauty of the Nilgiris which line these slopes make the already beautiful Dawns more attractive. 


Share your plans of Ooty vacations with us and we at Hotel United-21 Paradise in Ooty can guide you to enjoy your vacation at this hill station in a most splendid way. Ooty has huge tourist potential hidden in its surrounding regions. We will guide you to explore this serene natural beauty in the most desirable manner. We have every arrangement for your comfortable stay in our Ooty cottages tucked beautifully on the mountain slopes.  

Monday, 18 March 2013

Pine Forest Ooty


If you are coming to Ooty from Bangalore, Mangalore or Chennai as soon as you enter the borders of this sumptuous hill station, you will surely feel the difference in the air of this most popular hill station. This most favorite destination of honeymoon couples is pleasant throughout the summer, but attracts more visitors during summer who are trying to get relief from the heat of the planes. Considering the weather of Ooty October to June is supposed to be the most alluring period to visit.

Pine Forest Ooty

In India Pine forests are normally confined to the regions of Bhutan, Nepal, Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Surprisingly Ooty is the only South Indian hill station blessed with Pine forests stretched up to Thalakunda region. Pine forest adds to the beauty of the panoramic valleys and incredible landscapes are the most Ooty attraction. Among the many splendid activities and pleasures an excursion form Ooty to Thalakunda is the most invigorating way to get immersed in the beauty of Ooty. The hill slopes look awesome as if the pine trees are arranged by someone in a particular order. These tall Pine trees with lush green leaves standing close to each other make up a dense forest. Alluring views of the Pine forest in Ooty have attracted many film makers to shoot some romantic scenes for their movies. The best way to enjoy the charm of the forest is to stroll between the tall trees and experience cool breeze and scent of the Pines.  

Ooty’s attractions are not limited it will take days for you to see inner beauty of this mesmerizing place, with innumerable means of enjoyment and incredible activities one can enjoy. Visit this land of Pines, waterfalls, hillocks covered with green carpets, spice and tea plantations and above all cheering climate of the Nilgiris, inviting you to come and stay amidst this wonderland. When arrived in Ooty, we will take responsibility to make your stay a lifetime experience at our hill side cottages, in United-21 Paradise Ooty.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ooty Pykara Lake and Falls

The grand attractions of Ooty are the well landscaped lakes, waterfalls jumping from the hillocks, ancient temples and monuments. This lake city enveloped in the Nilgiris has many beautiful lakes like Porthimund Lake, Emerald Lake, Upper Bhavani, Avalanche and Pykara Lake.

Among these major lakes Pykara Lake and Falls is the most popular tourist spot. Pykara River which is considered as the most sacred river by the local tribal’s originates at Mukurthi peak and adapts a hilly track to finally jump into the plains where a dam is constructed. The course of the river is rolling through a number of diversions encouraging many small streams or outlets. Finally the last two falls jumping from a height of around fifty five and sixty one meters are called Pykara Falls.

Pykara Falls

A forest house near the falls looks awesome. Pykara’s promising attraction is the boat house at the dam enveloped with tranquil surroundings, where tourists enjoy an exclusive boating experience. The surroundings of Pykara are adorned with the settlements of the locals called Todas and Sholas, wide spread grasslands and a wildlife reserve. The Toda huts are a beauty made out of eco friendly material.  This land was originally inhibited by the Todas and other local tribes. The present area of old Ooty was originally occupied by the Todas. The dam is located near the Ooty-Gudalur main road. Other places to visit in Ooty near Pykara, are the Mudumalai National Park and Doddabetta peak which is the highest peak of South India.

While coming from Ooty you will have to pass the Pykara village and proceed further three km from the main road towards Mysore to reach the falls. These falls can be best visited between August and January when they are brimmed up and the panoramic views at the backdrop are superb. Ooty has a plethora of tourist attractions and to explore the best out of these alluring attractions, plan your Ooty vacations and book your stay at our beautiful cottages of United-21 paradise Ooty. Stay in our cottages located on the picturesque slopes of Ooty hills will offer you romantic views of the surroundings.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Ooty Frog Hill View Point


Ooty is the sumptuous summer destination and the most popular hill station of the Nilgiris in Tamilnadu. The picturesque landscape of Ooty with hills covered by a green carpet and the ever spreading tea gardens are much admired by the local as well as international tourists. Among many distinctive places to visit, Frog Hill View Point is the most popular spot near Gudalur. It can be conveniently visited while coming down from Gudalur to Ooty which is at a distance of just twelve km.

Ooty Frog Hill View Point

Nilgiri mountain ranges envelop many tourist places of the state of Tamilnadu. The mountains and hillocks of these ranges are scenic and offer panoramic views. Frog hill is one of the marvelous hillocks near Ooty. When viewed from a distance it appears like a frog, hence it is popularly known as frog hill. The summit of frog hill offers some incredible views of surrounding region and the tea estates as well as tiny villages spread in its vicinity. Other nearby attractions are Santhanamalai Murugan Temple, which is beautifully surrounded by huge mountains displaying splendid water falls and streams dripping through the dense forests. The temple is located in such a serene place, that you will feel like standing in a paradise offering beautiful views of the marvelous spice plantations. They are spread across the valleys providing mixed aroma of the spices. Further you can proceed to Numbalakottah, an awesome place where you can visit an ancient shrine of Betterayasamy built in a Kerala style of architecture.

Visit Ooty for an awesome vacation with your family, or as a Honeymoon couple or an adventure lover accepting the challenge of this destination. It welcomes visitors of all ages and tourists with different budgets. Ooty the most favored hill station of the Nilgiris has the best means of accommodations, some of which are typical of this hill station. Our Hotel United-21 paradise Ooty, is one of the best Budget hotels in ooty catering to needs of various types of tourists who arrive here to enjoy a beautiful vacation and to explore the bounty of nature in Ooty. The beautiful location of the Ooty Cottages on the hill slopes lures the tourists.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Rose Garden Attraction of Ooty Tourism

Covering a vast area of about 10 acres, the Rose Garden in Ooty is a visual delight for many tourists visiting the region. Many people become fascinated just by looking at the Ooty Rose Garden pictures on the internet. There are more than 20,000 different varieties of roses in this garden maintained by the horticulture department of Tamil Nadu state. People visiting this site would be amazed on witnessing some unusual colours of roses such as green and black. The greatest honour was bestowed upon this garden by World Federation of Rose Societies when it recognized it as the 'Garden of Excellence' in 2006.

Rose Garden in Ooty

This rose garden was established at Vijayanagarm in the town of Ooty, in order to commemorate the centenary of Government Botanical Gardens’ flower show. The Rose Garden Ooty offers for its tourists, has its own unique place in the region’s tourism. It is situated at an altitude of 2200 metres and its tropical mountain climate offers an ideal environment for the growth of roses. Longer flowering season in this garden is a result of lesser variation in temperatures and uniform distribution of rainfall. An observation platform has also been provided for helping tourists observe the entire rose garden with greater ease.

Ooty Flower Show

 Many tourists arrive in Ooty every year for spending some quality time away from their busy schedules and enjoying endless views of lush green landscapes. Places covered under Ooty tourism are among the most fabulous ones that travellers would have ever visited. But, while enjoying a great vacation in this region, a comfortable accommodation always becomes a priority for them. A wonderful hill resort located in Nilgiri Hills called United-21 Paradise, offers excellent cottages for tourists that are well-equipped with modern facilities. Guests can choose between three different types of cottages in Ooty that are priced according to the amount of space and facilities offered in them. United-21 Paradise also has a multi-cuisine restaurant which serves a variety of dishes ranging from North Indian, South Indian, Continental and Chinese. Tourists staying in this hill resort can also have greater convenience in visiting most of the attractions in Ooty.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Ooty Needle Rock View Point


Every year, many tourists who visit Ooty and its surroundings, never forget to visit a popular attraction known as Needle Rock Viewpoint in Gudalur town of Nilgiris district. This marvellous tourist attraction derives its name from a cone-shaped rock which is one of the main features of this area. It is a good place to visit in Ooty for tourists, offering them breathtaking views of grasslands and valley of the Nilgiris. The beautiful landscapes that tourists travelling to Ooty view from this spot make them forget all the worries of a hectic life. Another memorable view that visitors can truly enjoy is the sunset which is clearly visible from this spot.

Needle Rock Viewpoint in Gudalur


This particular place is also known as the Needle Hill View Point. It is one of the most preferred Ooty view point of tourists and is located very close to many other attractions of the region. As Ooty can be visited at any point of time during the year, people who wish to experience the magic of Needle Rock Viewpoint can visit this spot during any season of their choice. But, October to June may be the ideal period to embark on a trip to this region as this Ooty view point would give them some exciting moments of their lives. Though there are many other Ooty attractions in the region that are worth visiting, many travellers of Ooty view this place as something which is truly enchanting. Nature enthusiasts would love to be in such surroundings that transport them to an entirely different world.

United-21 Paradise Ooty Resort

When travelling to Ooty, many tourists are always in search for a comfortable accommodation. United-21 Paradise is a very special hill resort which is located close to Needle Rock Viewpoint and offers spacious cottages in Ooty for a memorable stay. These cottages are available in three different varieties and tourists can choose one that suits their budgets. Before choosing a place to visit in Ooty from all the enchanting attractions in the region, tourists must also consider the location of their hotel or resort. This is why many travellers of Ooty view this resort as the best choice for a holiday in this enchanting region.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Ooty Stone House


For many years, tourists visiting Ooty have marvelled at an amazing structure called Stone House. It is an important monument as it has led to the development of tourism in this region over a period of time. Shortly after it was built, it became a popular European summer resort. Now, it serves as the official residence of the Principal of Government Arts College. Architecture of Ooty Stone House inspired many colonial buildings that were built in the region following its construction. A great deal of modernization was brought about in the region after these construction activities.

Ooty Stone House
Ooty Stone House

This building came into existence due to efforts of John Sullivan, Collector of Coimbatore district during British India in early nineteenth century and his associates. After discovering several Ooty places and attractions, he decided to go ahead with a project aimed at its modernization. The foundation was laid through construction of this building, and Ooty was made accessible by clearing forests, constructing roads and laying a railway track. When Mr. Sullivan was convinced that the region was a good place to stay and had all the qualities that would make it a future tourist destination, he constructed the first mansion which is currently known as Ooty Stone House among visitors. In recent times, many hotels and resorts have come up in this region that offer comfortable accommodations for tourists at attractive rates. Many of the old buildings that had come up during British rule have now been converted into homestays.

There are several tourists who are always in search for excellent accommodations to enjoy their holidays in Ooty. Cottages that United-21 Paradise, Ooty offers for tourists have an architecture which is quite similar to the heritage homes in the region.  But, they are fully equipped with modern facilities that make for a comfortable stay. Surroundings are complete with beautiful landscapes, giving a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy marvellous views.  Another great advantage of these accommodations is that guests get to have excellent food in its multi-cuisine restaurant. There are many attractions that are located close to this wonderful resort, which would offer great convenience for guests to visit them.