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
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
CCTV with Satellite Channel TV programmes
Attached bath with hot and cold water
Money Changing Licence
Conference and convention facility for 10 to 250 persons
Indoor Games Complex - Badminton, French Cricket, Table Tennis etc.
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.
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.