Showing posts with label Ooty attraction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ooty attraction. Show all posts

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.

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.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Ooty Lake the pride of Nilgiris


Ooty Lake: 


It is an artificial lake escalated on a huge area at a central location is the magnificent creation of the British engineer John Sulivan in the year 1824. The original idea of constructing the lake was to use it for fishing. Presently it is the central attraction of this beautiful tourist destination. Boat house located at Lake End provides enduring boating experience, which is the major attraction for tourists. It provides pedal boats, row boats, and aqua bikes to have fun in crystal clear water of the lake. Getting a beautiful Ooty Lake view is the glamorous thing to be experienced while boating in the Lake.

Ooty Lake

Ooty Summer Attraction:

Summer attracts huge crowds of tourists to Ooty, in the Nilgiris. This destination offers many attractions in the form of entertaining festivals like annual Tea and Tourism festival held in the month of January. Summer festival held during month of May at the Botanical gardens is the prime means of attracting hoards of visitors to this place. This sixteen days long summer festival bonanza is a feast to the visitors of this hill station. The exclusive activities at this festival include flower shows, fruit shows, dog shows and cultural programs. There is a great rush at the gardens to view the exclusive varieties of flowers and fruits of the region. The most popular Ooty Lake is the venue of the boat races held every summer in the month of May. This boat races and boat show held for two days is the most alluring event for the tourists as well as the locals who flock in large numbers at the lake. Even tourists take part in large numbers in this enchanting event.

Ooty: Honeymoon Destinations

Ooty is always on the top of honeymoon destinations list. Romantic climate, glamorous views of the mountains and valleys at this destination make couples understand each other more closely. There are various option to stay in ooty but staying in cottages in Ooty would be better option for couple. There are lots of activities for them like catching the picturesque views of Dodabetta peak and Ketty valley. Enjoy a ride on the pony through the mountains and watch exotic flowers as well as bird species of the valley. Make the best of your Ooty vacations during various festivals specially organized for the tourists.