Showing posts with label attractions in Ooty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label attractions in Ooty. Show all posts

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Wishes on 66th Republic day of India from United-21 Paradise Ooty

India has made great strides since its Independence from the British rule on 15th Of August, 1947. However, it genuinely got its recognition as a republic after 3 years of consistent initiatives to bring the world’s biggest written constitution in power. This historic event took place on 26th January, 1950. Ever since then we have never turned back. Today, India is amongst the most rapidly developing nations prepared to transform into a superpower by the year 2020. 


Indians are globally known for their hospitality around the world. The Hospitality Industry has flourished after the liberalization, privatization and globalization. Our country has presented significant employment options throughout the world. The travel and tourism category is considered one of the key drivers towards the growth of our Nation. We are glad to be residents of this marvelous land and powerful market and hopefully to be one of the leading players in this industry. We are convinced that nobody is perfect. But, we continuously strive towards excellence by being exceptionally dedicated to offer high quality services. This is one of the reasons why are able to always meet the requirements of our customers.   

United-21 Paradise Ooty Resort wishes you a cheerful Republic day.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Enjoy vast expanses of natural beauty in Ooty

Ooty, also called Udhagamandalam, is a well-known hill station in the South Indian state, Tamil Nadu. It is located at a distance of about 80 kilometres to the north of Coimbatore. This region was under the British rule towards the end of eighteenth century. Home to the amazing Nilgiri Mountain Railway, there are many fascinating places to be explored in and around the hill station. Owing to such beautiful spots, Ooty is known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations'.


Climatic conditions in Ooty show a stark contrast, when compared to most of the other regions of southern India. During the months of January and February, the weather gets quite chilly, but this hill station enjoys an immensely pleasant climate at other times. This is the reason why it is one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations of India. Besides honeymooners, it is also visited by leisure tourists and adventure seekers.

Travellers visiting Ooty would need comfortable accommodations during their time spent in the hill station. Popular resorts in Ooty provide rooms and suites that are not only well-furnished, but are equipped with the latest facilities. Amenities like taxi services for sightseeing trips and airport transfers go a long way in making the stays of tourists truly pleasant and memorable.

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. .

Saturday, 30 November 2013

How to reach Ooty from Mumbai?

Mumbai previously called Bombay was merely a conglomerate of seven islands bordered by Arabian Sea. This island city was transformed into one of the important and popular cities as well as the financial capital of the country. Mumbai preserves its own charm and fascinates tourists coming from other Indian cities. Mumbai the magical destination in India is having its own charm. Its importance was doubled due to the major international airport supposed to be  gateway to India, as well as its deep sea ports which are facilitating inward and outward movement of sea cargo.  

Mumbai

Ooty popularly known as Udhagamandalam is a beautiful tourist place and capital of the Nilgiris district in Tamilnadu state. This alluring hill station nestled in the scenic Nilgiri hills is the pride of the region. Its salubrious climate attracts tourists throughout the year from other Indian states as well as many foreign countries. This beautiful town with abundance of Eucalyptus trees and rare Kurunji flowers, which blooms once in twelve years offer a somewhat bluish touch to the mountain slopes. Ooty is well known for its many tribes and tribal villages, which is one of the major attractions for the tourists. The town is well connected with rest of India by rail and road network. It is located at a distance of around one thousand one hundred seventy km from Mumbai in Maharashtra state. While traveling from Mumbai, Ooty can be reached from one of the three nearby railway stations Kozhicode, Coimbatore and Mysore. But the most popular routes tourists prefer while traveling by train or by road is Mumbai – Mysore – Ooty. 

Udhagamandalam

Ooty is blessed with undulating mountain ranges, sprawling grasslands, exclusive tea gardens  in and around the town but the most deserving among them are unforgettable Ooty Lake, Botanical gardens, Dodabetta peak, Dolphins nose, Kotagiri and Mukurthi National Park. Other fascinating attractions are Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kodanadu’s View point, Kalhatty waterfalls and Sim’s park. Ooty accommodations are available in many unique types like cottages, lodges and hotels. One of the comfortable as well as Luxury accommodation type is the resorts located on huge pieces of land tucked at strategic locations. These resorts double the fun of staying at this identical hill station in South India.  
Ooty Lake View

Friday, 13 September 2013

Tea Estates At Glenmorgan

Glenmorgan the hidden beauty of Ooty

Glenmorgan one of the astounding attractions of Ooty is known for its tea estates sprawling across huge areas of the slopes. It is located at a distance of around twenty five km from Ooty. One of the oldest and famous tea estates in this region is Glenmorgan tea estate. The estate is  neighbored by Pykara power house. 
Ooty attraction

Tea Estate at Glenmorgan Ooty

Whenever people think of visiting Ooty they generally think about some specific spots like Botanical gardens, Lake Coonoor or Mudumulai. But apart from these attractions there are a few places which will make your visit to Ooty a memorable experience.  Ooty has many attractions, among which major attraction is the ropeway, which starts from the powerhouse in Singara and continues till Glenmorgan covering a distance of three kilometer. The Glenmorgan ropeway used both ways offers incredible views of the surrounding of tea estates and is used by both locals as well as tourists for moving to and fro from Glenmorgan. This spot surrounded by tea estates which is ideal for picnickers and offers scenic views of  Mudumalai National Park, Moyar valley and power house in Singara. Many guest houses are located at Singara and Glenmorgan. Beauty of Glenmorgan tea estate is the big lake, which serves as fore bay for the power house. The Pykara power plant measuring 38.75 m is supposed to be highest power plant in Asia. It takes nearly one hour while riding ropeway to reach the power plant from Glenmorgan. This countryside of Ooty is beautified with large areas of tea and eucalyptus plantations. The tea estates at Glenmorgan are famous for producing a special variety of tea called Chunmee tea which means eyebrow. The leaf of this tea resembles an eyebrow and hence it achieved this name. 
attraction in Ooty
Ooty Tea Estate
Ooty’s tourist potential is enveloped in its immense beauty and fascinating places to visit spread near the city and across mountains, like Ooty Lake, Botanical gardens, Rose garden, Pykara lake and Boathouse, Kalhatty water falls,  Mukkurthi Peak,  Doddabetta Peak and last but not the least Glenmorgan. These attractions of Ooty include entertainment and adventure for the leisure as well as adventure tourists. Budget hotel in Ooty is one of the most affordable means of staying at this alluring destination. 

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.