Thursday, 28 February 2013

Rose Garden Attraction of Ooty Tourism

Covering a vast area of about 10 acres, the Rose Garden in Ooty is a visual delight for many tourists visiting the region. Many people become fascinated just by looking at the Ooty Rose Garden pictures on the internet. There are more than 20,000 different varieties of roses in this garden maintained by the horticulture department of Tamil Nadu state. People visiting this site would be amazed on witnessing some unusual colours of roses such as green and black. The greatest honour was bestowed upon this garden by World Federation of Rose Societies when it recognized it as the 'Garden of Excellence' in 2006.

Rose Garden in Ooty

This rose garden was established at Vijayanagarm in the town of Ooty, in order to commemorate the centenary of Government Botanical Gardens’ flower show. The Rose Garden Ooty offers for its tourists, has its own unique place in the region’s tourism. It is situated at an altitude of 2200 metres and its tropical mountain climate offers an ideal environment for the growth of roses. Longer flowering season in this garden is a result of lesser variation in temperatures and uniform distribution of rainfall. An observation platform has also been provided for helping tourists observe the entire rose garden with greater ease.

Ooty Flower Show

 Many tourists arrive in Ooty every year for spending some quality time away from their busy schedules and enjoying endless views of lush green landscapes. Places covered under Ooty tourism are among the most fabulous ones that travellers would have ever visited. But, while enjoying a great vacation in this region, a comfortable accommodation always becomes a priority for them. A wonderful hill resort located in Nilgiri Hills called United-21 Paradise, offers excellent cottages for tourists that are well-equipped with modern facilities. Guests can choose between three different types of cottages in Ooty that are priced according to the amount of space and facilities offered in them. United-21 Paradise also has a multi-cuisine restaurant which serves a variety of dishes ranging from North Indian, South Indian, Continental and Chinese. Tourists staying in this hill resort can also have greater convenience in visiting most of the attractions in 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.