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.