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OOTY

Ootacamund or Ooty is situated in Nilgiri Mountains near Tri Junction of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Ooty is the only hill station in India which attracts visitors during all seasons. It has built up a fame as the `all-seasons -hill resort' and the `queen of hill stations'. It is one of the most popular hill resorts in southern India at an elevation of 7216 ft. above sea-level, her moods change with every season, but each of her moods is hospitable to the visitor. Nestling among the hills at a point where the Eastern Ghats meets the Western Ghats, the district headquarter town of Udhagamandalam sprawls along a beautiful plateau. The Eastern Ghats are mighty and attractive while the Western ghats have wooded loveliness. Nature unfolds itself in and around Ooty in a myriad of profiles, each one with a distinctive grandeur and individuality.

This natural charm, several attractions compel the tourist to stay on for extended periods with comfort. The first British came to Ooty in 1812. He was followed by a few hundred European missionaries, educationist and civil servants. Finally, the hill stations attracted many Europeans so much so that it became the summer capital of the then vast Madras presidency, or the present Tamil nadu State, which consisted of 75% of what we call South India today. Soon, Indian princes or Maharajas (who were the ruler of various areas and territories throughout India and industrialists built their palaces and mansions.

The first inhabitants of this land were a tribe called Todas who had been living here long before the British came in the early nineteenth century. But the credit for modernising Udhagamandalam and making it accessible goes to the British who constructed the first railway line in the area and made it the summer capital of the Madras Presidency. Todas antedated all explorers to the Nilgiris by a great margin of time. Mr. John Sullivan discovered Ooty in 1820. He built a permanent house at Nilgiri Hill and this was the beginning. Soon several other British officers built their summer houses. Horses, pony bullock cart and tonga were transportation modes at that time.

Ooty's main industry is oil extraction particularly from the eucalyptus trees introduced during the 19th century, and also from lemon grass, geranium, clove and camphor.

Even today the atmosphere of the Raj lingers in places like the Club where snooker was invented by a subaltern named Neville Chamberlain. The Nilgiri Library with its rare and valuable collection of books on Udhagamandalam and St. Stephen's Church which was Udhagamandalam's first church are reminiscent of the Raj. The cemetery near the church has the oldest British tombstones and includes graves of John Sullivan's wife and daughter, among other prominent personalities.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Altitude: 2240 metres
Temperature (°C): Summer: Max 25, Min 10 Winter: Max 21, Min 0
Best Season: April to June and September to October
STD Code: 0423

PLACES OF INTEREST

Botanical Gardens (2 kms)
Tiger Hill (16 kms)
Dodabetta Peak (10 kms)
Valley View Lake (1 km)
Wilson Fish Farm, St. Stephen Church, Marlimund Lake (5 kms)
Wenlock Downs (2 kms)
Avalanche (15 kms)
Elk Hill, Kalhatti Falls (14 kms)
Snowdon, Glen Morgen (25 kms)

EXCURSIONS

Wellingtion (16 kms)
Kotagiri (29 kms)
Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (64 kms)
Coonoor (19 kms)
Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary (78 kms)

HOW TO GET THERE?

Air: The nearest airport Coimbatore (89 kms) is connected by Indian Airlines' flights with Bombay, Calicut, Chennai and Madurai.

Rail: Ooty is connected by narrow guage train services with Mettupalayam which in turn connected through Chennai & Coimbatore to major cities in India.

Road: Good motorable roads connect Ooty to Bombay- 1320 kms, Bangalore- 290 kms, Calicut- 178 kms, Coimbatore- 89 kms, Coonoor- 19 kms, Kotagiri- 29 kms, Madumalai- 64 kms, Chennai- 535 kms, Mysore- 160 kms, Trivandrum- 498 kms, Tiruchirapally- 302 kms.


HOTEL IN OOTY

Hotel Lake View Ooty

The hotel LakeView is located 100 Kms from Coimbatore airport (Tamilnadu - INDIA) and 1.5 Kms from Ooty Railway Station and Bus stand. The Lakeview complex sits pretty on an 8 acre stretch of land, on the sensuous terraced slopes of a hill but does not have view of the lake from any of the rooms.

Each unit in the Lakeview complex is a self-contained luxury cottage (123 nos), with full-fledged amenities and facilities offering maximum privacy.

It also provides with the Conference facilities for business travelers having 200 seating capacity and Supper Club - serving you a choice of Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine.

Facilities Includes :

The Supper Club - serving you a choice of Continental, Chinese and Indian cuisine
Derby Spirit" - where you can indulge yourself with tall drinks of rare blends mixed by a gifted bartender.
Travel counter to arrange sight-seeing tours and your other travel requirements.
Shops carrying books, periodicals, tourists requisites, souvenirs etc.
Safe deposit lockers for safe custody of your valuables.
Express laundry service, Separate children's play ground.
Horse riding, boating, badminton and other indoor/outdoor recreational facilities.
Conference facilities.
Doctor-on-call

Other Facilities Includes :

123 well furnished, independent cottages, spread in 8 acres of land
Round the clock hot/cold water supply
Laundry Service from 9:am to 10:am
Room Service from 6:30am to 10:00pm
Travel counter for all your travel requirement
Conference hall :200 seating capacity
Gift shop
Horse Riding

 

 

Nahar Nilgiris Ooty

Nahar Nilgiris is Centrally Located set in the heart of Ooty town (Tamilnadu, India) opp Charing Cross and is located at 1 Km from main Bus Stop, 1 Km from Railway Station and at a stone's throw from Botanical Garden.

Accommodation :Hotel Nilgiris Ooty 88 Luxurious rooms, running hot and cold water, satellite television, In-house laundry, doctor on call, travel counter, Business and Shopping Centers, Safe Deposit Lockers

Facilities Hotel Nahar Nilgiris Ooty: Conference Hall, Banquet Hall, Restaurants.

 

 


 
 

Taj Savoy Ooty

Ensconced high on a rising hill, the Savoy Hotel sprawls over six acres of landscaped gardens, offering colonial style cottages that were built between 1829-1865. Colorful flowerbeds merge to form a multi-coloured quilt around the cottages, adding to their gentle refinement and old English Charm. A quiet retreat, the Savoy Hotel offers a little pocket of paradise.

Nestled in the blue Nilgiri mountains, with breathtaking views, the red-roofed cottages are scattered across gardens of foxgloves and dahlias. Only 10 minutes from the city centre.

ACCOMMODATION

40 rooms including 6 suites.

Standard Rooms: All rooms elegantly appointed, have a fireplace, direct dial telephone facility, channel music, colour television with satellite programmes. 24-hour room service. Laundry service.

Garden-Facing Rooms: Spacious rooms, with fireplaces, overlooking lush green lawns.

BUSINESS FACILITIES

24 - hour copier / facsimile facilities. Secretarial service from 9 am to 6 PM.

RESTAURANTS & BARS
Dining Room :
Rosewood paneling, rare antique plates and service, reminiscent of a bygone era, combine to create an atmosphere of warmth and intimacy. Serves Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine.
Canterbury Bar : Sets the mood high with its old English ambiance.
The Coffee Lounge : An airy, sunlit room perfect for relaxing and reading.

RECREATION & OTHER FACILITIES
Travel desk, car rental, safe deposit lockers and currency exchange. Tennis court, billiards table, table tennis and other indoor games.

MEETING ROOMS & BANQUET FACILITIES
A conference hall with a capacity ranging from 25 to 150 persons auditorium style or 50 to 200 persons for cocktails / receptions. Lawns for outdoor functions.

 

 
 

Hotel Sinclair Ooty

Hotel Sinclairs is located at Ootacamund (also known as Ooty) (Tamilnadu, India) has 88 beautifully appointed rooms and suites and is Ooty's only centrally heated hotel.

Ooty is one of India's most popular hill resorts, located at 2240 metres above sea level in the Niligiri Hills of southern India. Established as a `hill-station' during the British rule, it retains much of its quaint colonial charm, while offering panoramic views, delightful nature walks, as well as numerous modern attractions and facilities.

Ooty abounds with major tourist attractions: rolling meadows; stone walled churches with stained glass windows; acres and acres of tea plantations and an artificial lake-all these a must on every tourist's itinerary.

Ooty offers a breathtaking view of the blue Niligiri hills, the botanical gardens with large banyan trees and an incredible variety of ornamental and exotic plants. And, of course, the village of the Todas, where one can strike a bargain to get chunky silver jewellery.

Facilities : Hotel Sinclair Ooty

Heating arrangement

CCTV with Satellite Channel TV programmes

Attached bath with hot and cold water

Money Changing Licence

Viewing gallery

Conference and convention facility for 10 to 250 persons

Garden

Bar

Health Club

Indoor Games Complex - Badminton, French Cricket, Table Tennis etc.

Car Rental

Doctor by appointment

Laundry and Dry cleaning

Safe Deposit Vault

Dining : Hotel Sinclair Ooty

Pine n'Petals - A multicuisine restaurant offering the finest delicacies
High Point Bar - A cozy bar overlooking the valley.

Banquet & Conference Facilities
Excellent facilities, ideal for business conferences, seminars, workshops, parties.
Regal Room
250 people

Windsor Room
40 people

Summit Room
20 people

Audio Visual equipment i.e. OHP, Slide Projector, TV, VCR - Flip charts, black boards available. Video recording of the conference can be arranged on request.

 

 

 
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