Thursday, 1 August 2013

Ooty Honeymoon Packages

Ooty is sublimed with many attractions which are the heart and soul of this outstanding hill station which is located between the hills of Doddabetta, Snowdon, Elk hill and Club hill. This bewitching land of the tribal’s remained unnoticed till the time, when British arrived in India and developed it into a paradise for the tourists. Ooty is rich in all aspects which attract tourists like wonderful weather, unraveling mountain slopes with panoramic views, awesome lakes, unique sightseeing places and above all the enjoying monsoon season, which invites people of all ages to come and experience the magic of monsoon in Ooty.

Monsoon Ooty Packages
Ooty has a plethora of attractions for the tourists which are enveloped in its sightseeing, fascinating events, boat shows and above all introduction of its tribal life. The sprawling tea gardens on slopes of the mountains are fascinating tourists with their exotic views and bottle shaped Toda huts. The toda village provides a few details about the lifestyle of this diminishing tribal community. Shopping at this hill station has many beautiful options like buying exclusive varieties of tea, best quality silk, handicrafts, eucalyptus oil and tribal paintings of the Todas. Botanical gardens spread unanimously over a huge fifty four acres, which is the pride of this hill station attracts hordes of visitors from many corners of the world. These gardens preserve astonishing green lawns, a twenty million year old fossil tree, and a garden which puzzles even monkeys which are experts in climbing trees. There are many varieties of flowering trees, shrubs and climbers to be seen in these gardens. No doubt best time to visit Ooty is the summer  time but monsoon at this great destination is also exclusive. The black monsoon clouds literally landing on the hillocks and the drizzles of rain on their background look awesome. With the winding up of summer the seasonal rush is getting reduced and this is the time when you can book hotels and resorts of your own choice. Monsoon being off season the overall rates are dropping down to a record low.   

Ooty monsoon holiday packages are offering an explicit means of getting introduced to the beauty of the place, when it is refreshed with monsoon showers. The botanical gardens, tea gardens, lakes and hills seem to be rejuvenated by the moderate drenches. These lucrative monsoon packages offer an affordable tour with a stay at some of the best hotels of the region. Apart from leisure tourists these packages attract a large crowd of newly wed honeymoon couples, which enjoy a glamorous monsoon time in Ooty. Monsoon is the time to view the innumerable springs and waterfalls oozing out of the mountain slopes. Try out this vacation formula in coming monsoon and enjoy the fun of being present at Ooty during monsoon. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

How To Reach Ooty

Ooty is the most glamorous hill station among the three jewels of Tamil Nadu tourism namely Kotagiri, Ooty and Coonoor. These places tucked at great heights on the Nilgiri Mountains are must visit places, while going on a tour of South India. Nilgiri hills are located in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu state at the junction of Kerala and Karnataka states. Ooty is pride of Nilgiris located at a height of more than two thousand m, which is located at around eighty km to the north of Coimbatore. 
Ooty nearest airport
Ooty Nearest Airport-Coimbatore
Here are some clues about how to reach Ooty. This place adorned with natural beauty and a great tourist potential can be accessed from many places as it is located on meeting point of three states. It can be reached by air from Coimbatore airport, which is the nearest airport to this quaint city located on high altitudes. This airport is connected to major Indian cities as well as some of the international destinations like Sharjah, Colombo, and Singapore. Coimbatore to Ooty by road is hardly four hours journey. It can be approached by Nigiris Express from Chennai. Mettupalayam is the nearest railway station located at forty seven km from Ooty, which has regular train service from Chennai and Coimbatore. The most interesting part of the journey can be experienced by riding the mountain train, which runs between Ooty and Mettupalayam. This narrow gauge toy train is most popular among the visitors to Ooty. The thirty three km long journey passing through forest covered hills, plantations and the explicit tunnels offer picturesque views of the surroundings.

Ooty Nearest Railway Station
Ooty Nearest Railway Station Mettupalayam
Ooty is such an amazing destination that its beauty seems to be increasing as you travel from one point to the other. Every tourist spot at this destination has its own charm that is why while exploring Ooty the place where you are making a stay is important. Many resorts spread in the vicinity of the town offer different opportunities for the tourists to stay close in the bounty of nature. Select one which is located on a scenic location amidst sprawling beauty. Some of the resorts located on the slopes of the hills offer scenic views of the valley and plush amenities for the visitors.   

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.