Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year Celebration in Ooty

Massive New Year celebrations are observed in Ooty, which welcome New Year with its huge tourist resources and a record number of visitors, arriving here for a memorable vacation in the comfort of the Nilgiris. These blue hills which are silent and serene throughout the year come alive with hustle and bustle of the visitors coming here for a vacation to celebrate New Year on the backdrop of the hills.

Ooty celebrates festivals throughout the year like Makar Pongal, Sivratri, Holi, Ugadi, Buddha Purnima as well as events like Ooty flower festival, tea and tourism festival. Apart from all these New Year celebrations in Ooty are seen to be getting massive support among the locals as well as the visitors coming from distant places. These celebrations unlike the religious festivals mostly are vibrant with lots of partying and merrymaking enjoyed at different places in Ooty.

Some of the visitors enjoy New Year by going on excursions to near by places like Kotagiri and Coonnor, which offer scenic beauty at the backdrop of huge mountains. Other places include Mukkurthi peak and national park, which invites the nature lovers, trekkers and wild life enthusiasts for enjoying a unique experience of the region. Other places of excursions are Nilgiris peaks, Kalhatty waterfalls and Dolphins nose.

Among the places to visit there are many ancient churches lying in and around this magic destination like church of St. Stephens located on the road between Mysore and Ooty in the Nigiris district. These churches celebrate New Year in the most traditional way and are beautifully illuminated on Christmas Eve. The cheering weather of Ooty invites tourists and people from surrounding region to get the most out of New Year celebrations. Hotels and resorts in the city are obviously the best places to join rampant partying amidst bounty of nature.

Hotels of Ooty located at some of the strategic locations offering scenic views of the surrounding prepare hard for the parties to be arranged on Christmas Eve. Party monsters can get a partying on top of the world experience at these hotels and resorts. There is fun for everyone and every age with lots of choice and variety in food and beverages. This is the best time of the year to avail great offers and discounts in Ooty hotels. Celebrations at United-21 paradise in Ooty are attracting large number of tourists to its resort which is beautifully located on the hill slopes.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Celebration in Ooty

Ooty has shown an unprecedented growth in tourism since last few years irrespective of its promotional activities. This might be due to the mouth publicity of the visitors, who are here in the past for an exclusive vacation. Salubrious climate of this destination located in the lap of nature is the major factor attracting tourists to this beautiful spot in the Nilgiri Mountains. Christmas celebrations in Ooty are wonderful and worth witnessing

Brimmed up with tourists through out the year this destination becomes a heaven during Christmas time. If you are visiting Ooty in December then you will discover fun of the place during this festival time.  Matching popularity of this town as the most secular place in the Nilgiris a week long series of Christmas celebration takes place here marked by carol services and processions of Santa Claus passing through cities major areas. People of different faiths are seen joining this festival enthusiastically and Christian community attending late night masses in spite of severe cold of this season

Major important buildings especially the churches and hotels are brilliantly illuminated and markets are seen to be well prepared for the oncoming feast of birth of Christ followed by approaching New Year celebrations. Along with these Christmas venues other places of interest like Botanical garden, Ooty Lake and Dodabetta peak seem to be more crowded compared to other time of the year. Book your rooms earlier in one of the popular Ooty hotels for a comfortable stay and vibrant parties to enjoy.

As the Christmas and New Year are approaching faster wave of preparations for the feast is passing through the city and its outskirts. Most impressed of all the places are the hotels, resorts and amusement parks. They are preparing fast for the incredible New Year celebrations in order to attract record number of tourists in that particular year. Holiday Inn is doing it by hosting cake mixing ceremony, which receives good response from the crowds. This event makes clear the importance of traditional cake making in the celebrations. Other hotels like United-21 are hosting incredible parties during the Christmas weak and a grand party to welcome the approaching New Year.

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.  


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. 


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