Showing posts with label Ooty Hill Resort. Show all posts
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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.

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.

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.  

Monday, 10 December 2012

Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve


Ooty is a popular hill station in South India, which is visited by many tourists owing to its pleasant climate and enchanting natural beauty. There are several places to visit in Ooty and most of them are strongly recommended for visitors. One such spot is Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve in Nilgiri Hills. Located between Western and Eastern Ghats, it was established in the year 1940 and declared a Tiger Reserve in 2007. This wild life sanctuary consists of tropical forests inhabited by different species of wild animals. Excellent climatic conditions prevailing in this region offers an ideal environment for the survival of these animals.

Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary 

Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary has a huge population of Tigers due to abundance of prey in the region. Authorities have done a commendable job of conserving every wild animal in this reserve. As a result, many rare species can be spotted by the tourists, roaming around freely in their habitat. Indian Elephants, Monkeys, Leopards, Jackals and Hyenas are some of the animals that are found in this region. A rich wildlife that constitutes carnivores and herbivores can be witnessed by tourists visiting this reserve. Though Mudumalai is known for its large population of animals, it can also be considered as a bird sanctuary that has significant number of birds. Black Eagle, Golden Woodpecker, Mottled Wood Owl and many other birds can be spotted in this sanctuary that provides them a favorable environment to survive and thrive.
Ooty-Tiger Reserve

Visiting Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary can be made easy with the help of an accommodation in any of the nearest hotels or resorts. Most of the wildlife sanctuaries in India have good-quality resorts located around them, which helps tourists to have a pleasant stay while enjoying their holidays in these regions. As many visitors are always in search of accommodations that are best suited for their budgets, United-21 Paradise Ooty Hill Resort provides comfortable rooms at affordable prices. While it offers such reductions in prices, basic facilities offered for its guests are not compromised. This budget hotels in Ooty would also provide great savings for tourists which can then be used for many other purposes.