Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ooty


Ooty, is also known as "Udhagamandalam". It’s been rightly titled as the as "Queen of Hills". Ooty, the headquarters of The Nilgiris district is one of the famous hill stations in India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above mean sea level.

The word Nilgiris means "Blue Mountains". It is a land of picturesque picnic spots and had been a popular summer and weekend getaway for the British during the colonial days. There are plenty of interesting tourist spots like Botanical Gardens, Lakes, Boat houses, Water falls, Shooting spots, Wildlife Sanctuary, Tea estates and many more.

Ooty is a picturesque hill station that is pleasant all through the year, so there is no 'wrong time' to visit this place. Though many consider that the best time is from 'February to May' or else from 'September to November'.

General informationArea :- 36-sq-kms
Population :- 8,1763 (1991 Census)
Altitude :- 2,623 metres
Clothing:- Light woollen in summer and heavy woolen during winter
Languages Spoken :- Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and English
Best Season:- April to June and September to October
STD Code:- 0423

Temperature Range (deg C)
Summer- Max 25ºC, Min 10ºC
Winter- Max 21ºC, Min 5ºC - Rainfall 121 cms

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