Showing posts with label Botanical Gardens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Botanical Gardens. Show all posts

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Botanical Garden Ooty

Botanical Garden is one of the best tourist attraction places which attract the tourist from all over the world. This garden was laid out in 1847 by the Marquis of Tweedale and is spread over 22 hectares ascending the slopes on the hill at an elevation of 2,400 meters above Main Sea Level.

An explicit collection of flowering tress, beautiful shrubs, and rare colored lilies are seen.
Flourishing green well maintained lawns, rare trees species a 20 million year old fossil tree, a monkey’s puzzle tree – monkeys can’t climb this tree, an Italian - style garden bordering, a immense variety of flowering bushes, flowers, and plants , fern house with a vast range ferns and orchids, a clear pool are some of the highlights of this garden. . Not surprisingly, it’s a favorite destination for students who specialize in plant science.

The Garden is maintained by the Horticulture Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu and has a very wide variety of plants that include different types of roses, imported shrubs, rare flowering plants etc. The east hill of this garden also houses the tribes of Nilgiris, called Todas. Their tradition and culture is a matter of significance if you were interested in human civilization.

The "Summer Festivals" is held each year during the month of May in the Botanical Garden. A flower show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is held every year in the third weekend of May at this garden. If you were lucky enough you may run into your favorite movie hero or heroine. Botanical gardens have provided their best ambience support for many song sequences and still continue to…

Sunday, July 20, 2008


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