Showing posts with label Tea estates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tea estates. Show all posts

Sunday, July 20, 2008

What can do in Ooty

Travel in the toy train enjoying the heavenly beauty splashed abundantly all over the place. If u were lucky enough u could spot deers, wild buffaloes, rabbits and rare bird species…

Go for long walks in the chilled weather with your loved ones, hand in hand. Enjoy the fresh carrots being sold on the road sides. Sip some hot Tea.

Visit the country side and get to know the rich tradition and culture of the tribes like Todas and Kothas. You could also get to know another community by name Badagas.

Visit the Tea estates in and around Ooty. Get to know how tea leaves are plucked. Visit a tea factory to understand how the tea leaves are processed to produce tea dust that we use in our kitchen

Visit the Mudumalai forest sanctuary. (It takes around 2 hours from Ooty)

Visit Defense Services Staff College.

Visit 6th mile and also the 9th mile - Movie shooting spots. Lush green with small stream running at its boundary. Very calm n peaceful area.

Don’t forget to visit golf at the Gymkhana Golf course. (Only members are allowed).

You can get form Fresh Carrot on the way.


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