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.