Thursday, 25 December 2014

Ooty would be the best place for you to celebrate Christmas

Ooty is a famous hill station located in Nilgiris district of the South Indian state, Tamil Nadu. It has been a favourite of many honeymooners and leisure tourists for many years, as it possesses vast expanses of fascinating natural beauty and serene environments. These are the characteristics that would make for an ideal vacation, far from the hustle-bustle of cities. People visit this hill station from distant places during their summer vacations or on certain festive occasions.

Celebrate Christmas in Ooty

Christmas is one of those festivals when most of the educational institutions are closed for a week. Working individuals also plan a short vacation during Christmas. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the local Christian community, while members from the other communities also participate actively in the festivities. Tourists can witness some fabulous decorations involving brightly-lit Christmas trees, and electric lanterns at several places in this hill station.

You can enjoy a memorable Christmas season by planning a vacation in Ooty with your family. A stay at United-21 Paradise, Ooty would not only give you the chance to celebrate a grand Christmas, but would also make it convenient for the entire family to visit most popular places of the hill station. Modern amenities provided in this resort would make your stay truly comfortable. We wish you a ‘Merry Christmas’.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Ooty is one of the most romantic places in India

Located in the Nilgiris district of the South Indian state, Tamil Nadu, Ooty is a well-known hill station visited by many leisure tourists and honeymooners every year. It has an altitude of 2,240 metres, and offers some of the most picturesque natural surroundings for its visitors. During the colonial era, it served as a popular summer resort and weekend getaway for the British officers. 

Honymoon Packages in Ooty

Summers arrive in Ooty during the month of March and stay till May, but the temperatures never rise beyond the level of 25-Degree Celsius. Ooty experiences winters from the month of October to February, with January as its coldest month. The mild showers during this season makes the atmosphere highly pleasant and romantic. Monsoons begin in the month of May and last till September. Climate in Ooty around this time of the year is cool and windy, resulting in a drop in daytime temperatures. Generally, the weather of this hill station remains pleasant throughout the year.

Tourists visiting Ooty would have many things to indulge in during their vacation. A comfortable stay in any of the resorts in Ooty would make it truly convenient for them to enjoy the beautiful views of this hill station, and to visit its famous tourist attractions.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Mudumalai National Park: A Safe Abode for Wildlife

Mudumalai National Park is a peaceful abode for wide range of fauna such as elephants, bison, deer, wild boar, porcupine, deer, barking deer etc. You can also find reptiles such as cobra, python and flying lizards. Some commonly found bird species in this sanctuary are bulbuls, fowls, whistling thrush, mynahs etc. On your trip to this sanctuary, you should not miss out visiting Mayar waterfalls & Thepakkad Elephant. You should get the necessary permission from the forest department before going on a jeep or elephant safari. If you are lucky, then you might get a sneak-peak of elephant or various other wild animals. It is advisable to visit in the sanctuary with a guide.


Ooty is connected to different cities and states through train and bus services. It is interesting to note that this city has its own train service. The toy train in the Nilgiri region draws a lot of attention. In addition to visiting this wildlife sanctuary, you can also go on a trekking trip. Ooty is widely popular for its trekking routes, so you should definitely consider this activity apart from other Ooty attractions. Apart from this, there are various other adventure activities that you can perform in order to seek thrill.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Ooty: Visit the Queen of Hill Stations

Situated deep within Nilagiri hills (which literally means Blue Mountains) Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South India. Ooty is popularly referred as Queen of Hill Stations. If you intend to reach this destination, then following are modes for reaching this hill station.

Ooty, Queen of Hill Stations


How to reach Ooty?

By Train
Tourists planning to travel Ooty by train can get off at the Udhagamandalam Railway Station located in the city. This station connects Ooty with the nearby town of Mettupalayam which is further connected to a number of other cities in and around the state namely Chennai, Mysore, Conoor, Kozhikode and Coimbatore. There are toy trains that run from the cities of and Mettupalayam, which help tourists reach Ooty.

By Air
Tourists planning to fly into Ooty will have to get off at the nearest airport which happens to be Coimbatore International Airport. This airport is located at a distance of approximately 105 km from the city.

By Bus
Tourists have an option to reach the city of Ooty by bus from almost all the prominent cities in Southern India. Tourists can also avail bus services both to and fro this city, which are regularly run by the State Government & private organizations as well. Tourists can travel to this tourist destination via bus thanks to numerous regular bus services running between Ooty and numerous other cities including Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, and Mysore.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Sanctuary Avalanche: An Eco-friendly & Picturesque Destination in Ooty


Revered as ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’, Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations in southern India. Nature has been extremely generous on this region, so you can find green meadows and hills spread everywhere you see. On your trip to Ooty, you shouldn’t miss out visiting Sanctuary Avalanche, which is among tourists visiting this hill station.

Sanctuary Avalanche, situated in the widely famous Nilgiris Hills, is a wildlife sanctuary. It was primarily constructed with an intention for protecting wildlife in Southern India. Here, you can find several species on the verge of extinction. The best aspect of this sanctuary is that all the species are taken care with extreme care. They are offered eco-friendly environment, which helps them breed with ease. This sanctuary is one of the key attractions in Ooty.

Sanctuary Avalanche Lake, Ooty
Situated at approximately 67 kilometres distance from the national park, this sanctuary is home for a plethora of wild animals. Killing wildlife is strictly forbidden in this area, so if you’re a passionate shooter, then you should either avoid shooting here or give it a miss. This sanctuary is named after an immensely popular that took place in the year 1823. It is a natural paradise for water bodies, Shola trees and orchids. Trekking enthusiasts can have fun on various trekking trails around this area. The most popular trek is along Bhawani River. You can even trek up to adjoining hills of Aravali.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Options for tourists to get around in Ooty


Ooty is among the most romantic destinations of India, visited by many of the honeymooners and leisure tourists to spend some quality time away from bustling crowds. While enjoying a memorable vacation in this hill station, travellers would like to get to all the popular tourist attractions. The most exciting way to savour the beautiful natural surroundings of the region is by boarding a miniature train of Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

Ooty


Buses plying from Mysore and parts of Tamil Nadu to Ooty can also be an excellent mode of transport for getting around in the hill station. Tourists can also choose to take the local buses that leave for Kotagiri and Coonoor every 30 minutes. Hiring a private taxi would give travellers the chance to get to their desired locations in this region at reasonable rates. Some of the popular resorts in Ooty give their guests the convenience of travelling to all the popular places of Ooty with their taxi services.


This particular amenity is useful not only for the sightseeing tours, but can also be utilized for airport transfers by the tourists. Many of these resorts also arrange pick-ups and drops for their guests, which makes the railway station or bus stop transfers hassle-free.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Get close to divinity at St. Stephen's Church in Ooty

A hill station preferred by many honeymooners and leisure tourists, Ooty is located in the Nilgiris district of the Indian state, Tamil Nadu. It is home to many popular tourist spots; but there are some attractions nearby that draws many visitors every year. Among them is St. Stephen's Church, which travellers can visit on the way to Mysore city. This church is one of the oldest in Nilgiris district, and was established in the early nineteenth century. 



Stephen Rumbold Lushington, Governor of Madras during the nineteenth century, had felt the need to have a church in Ooty for British people residing in the hill station and its surrounding regions. Foundation of this church was thus laid on 23rd of April, 1829, coinciding with King George IV's birthday. It was consecrated by the Bishop of Calcutta, John Matthias Turner, in the year 1830. On the 3rd April, 1831, it was opened to public communion. Timber used in the construction of St. Stephen's Church was taken from the palace of Tipu Sultan. Architect of the church was John James Underwood, who was a Captain in the Madras Regiment. St. Stephen's Church features scenes from the life of Jesus Christ on its wall and stained glass windows. Even after so many years, this structure still shows no signs of wear and tear; and continues to mesmerize numerous faithfuls and tourists visiting it. Travellers enjoying a stay in Ooty during their vacation can make a trip to this church during its daily visiting hours. On every Sunday, it holds a service from 8:00 in the morning till 11:00 am.

A visit to this wonderful place of worship is an unforgettable experience for many. Tourists can also have the opportunity to tour some of the most exciting places close to St. Stephen's Church during their holiday spent in Ooty.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Visit Lord Murugan In 108 Steps

There are several fascinating places in Ooty that tourists like to visit during their vacation spent in this amazing hill station. Located in the Nilgiri Hills of the Indian state, Tamil Nadu, it attracts plenty of tourists every year owing to its beautiful natural surroundings and pleasant climatic conditions. Of the many things to do in Ooty for travellers, a visit to Murugan Temple in Elk Hill is highly recommended. People who have visited the temple at Batu Caves in Malaysia would find this site quite similar to it. A 40-feet tall statue of Lord Murugan stands outside this temple, which can be seen by devotees and tourists ascending its 108 steps.
Lord Murugan Temple, Ooty
Administration of this temple rests with the authorities of Marriamman Temple and the Hindu Religious Endowment Board. Considered as one of the best Ooty attractions for tourists, this Murugan temple also gives its visitors an opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of Elk Hill. The overall atmosphere of this place calms the senses of visitors, while the events held in the temple is a visual delight for many. Of all the festivals celebrated in it, Thaipusam enjoys great popularity among locals as well as tourists. Grand festivities can be witnessed on this occasion, including a procession which is taken from Sri Mahamariamman Temple to the temple of Lord Murugan in early hours of the morning.

Vehicles available from the ATC bus stand offers the required convenience for tourists and devotees in reaching this site. Some of the resorts in Ooty also provide transport services to their guests, which would be of great help for them in visiting the Lord Murugan Temple on Elk Hill and other popular attractions. Ascending the 108 steps of the temple would be one of the unique experiences that visitors would have come across in their life.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Avalanche Lake: One Of The Popular Ooty Attractions

Ooty has become one of the most famous hill stations in India over the years, and is visited by plenty of leisure tourists and honeymooners every year. It is located in the Nilgiri district of the Indian state, Tamil Nadu. While there is no dearth of interesting places to visit in Ooty for tourists, they would certainly find Avalanche Lake to be truly amazing and worth visiting. It is about 28 kilometres away from the hill station and derives its name from a massive land slide that took place in this region during the early nineteenth century.
 
Avalanche Lake, Ooty
Avalanche Lake, Ooty
This lake has a beautiful landscape with places that have magnolias, rhododendrons and orchids blooming in the surroundings. It is one of the important Ooty tourist attractions on the list of places that visitors should never miss. People touring the Avalanche Lake can walk through the winding paths, enjoying beautiful views on their way. They can also indulge in some exciting activities like fishing and rafting. Many of the tourists like to camp near the lake by pitching their tents and spreading out their campsite accessories. Hilly areas of the Upper Bhavani are the ideal places for trekking enthusiasts to have a wonderful time.

Both international and domestic tourists travelling by air can get to Ooty easily from the Coimbatore International Airport. Tourists who prefer to travel by train for reaching Ooty would have greater convenience in getting to the hill station from Udhagamandalam Railway Station. Excellent connectivity by road helps travellers in reaching the hotel or resort where they have booked a stay. Tourists who are concerned about limited finances can book their accommodation in a budget resort in Ooty for greater savings during the trip. While these resorts provide a stay at lower prices, they do not compromise on the standard of facilities available in their rooms and the quality of services. .

Friday, 2 May 2014

Summer Holiday Guide


Summer is in its initial phase and one of the more interesting topic which can be discussed at this juncture can be something related to Summer holidays. The school and college exams are over making the students as well as their parents eager to plan outings and vacations at some of the summer resorts in India or even a international destination. Providing a few guidelines about summer or in other words summer holiday Guide will be a more interesting topic for the families and groups of travellers who are in a mood to spend a few days at a place where they can beat the heat of the summer. 
 
Summer holiday destinations in India are ready to welcome the tourists and are getting brimmed up with tourists who are looking for a escape from the scorching heat of the plains and trying to find a refuge at the hill stations and other places where they can enjoy summer holidays. People from cities and towns make early reservations at one of their desired destination, and making bookings at some popular hotels in that region. India has many places to visit during summer and a few of them are less popular but exclusive to visit during summer. Chail in Uttarakhand is one of the splendid resorts located near but above Shimla on a higher altitude. Apart from the salubrious weather there are many attractions to visit like the chail palace, highest cricket ground on the earth and many ancient temples preserving historic importance. 
Summer holiday destinations
 Your summer tour to Ooty is another marvel to be experienced in the wilderness of medicinal trees. This summer destination has its own charm which can be experienced during your tour of this south Indian hill station tucked on great heights of the mountains. The blue mountains of Ooty turn out to be more romantic in summers. Ooty looks like a newlywed bride during summers and invites honeymoon couples and youngsters for a romantic stay in the wilderness. The rustic accommodations at Ooty are evenly spread in the city centre and those which are located near the sightseeing locations offer unique surroundings of the woods. Another attraction of Ooty is the botanical garden and summer festivals which are organized by the management of the gardens. You have many other attractions to visit like the sprawling tea estates and hill slopes becoming lush green by the eucalyptus plantations.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival

Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival is celebrated in the month of April. The mother Goddess, Mariamman is considered to be a form of Kaali, and is also referred to as Mahamaayi or Seethala Gowri.
Mariamman Temple Festival April-May
Temple Timing : Morning 6 AM till 11 AM
Evening 4 PM till 7 PM

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Happy Ugadi 2014


Happy Ugadi 2014 from United-21 Paradise Ooty

Welcome the New Year with complete anticipation, hope and eagerness. Look forward to a bountiful year of prosperity, satisfaction and peace. Have a very happy Ugadi!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Holi Festival

Holi Greetings From United-21 Paradise, Ooty

Popularly known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations', Ooty is visited by many leisure tourists and honeymooning couples owing to its vast expanses of beautiful natural surroundings. It used to be a summer getaway for the British people during colonial era, as it is located at an altitude of 2,240 metres. It has a pleasant climate throughout the year, making it one of the most sought-after tourist destination in India. There are several tourist spots in Ooty and its surroundings, which can be explored by its visitors.


Most of the festivals celebrated in other parts of the country is also celebrated in Ooty. The Holi festival in Ooty is a special occasion for the locals, as it brings together the stars 'Uthiram' and 'Pournami'. Celebrated as 'Vasanthosavam', Holi is the day of festivities in most of the temples with the perfect mix of dance and music. On this special occasion, United-21 Paradise resort wishes everyone a very happy Holi.