Udagamandalam or famously known as Ooty is positioned at an altitude of about 7000 ft above the sea level, located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Udagamandalam is its Tamil version of the original name. Available recorded history reveals as early as in the year 1812, the first Englishmen visited the area were Mr. Keys, an assistant revenue surveyor and his assistant Mr. McMahon, basically sent up the Nilgris by the Collector of Coimbatore. But the significance of the area as a beautiful botanical paradise was first brought in to the public eye in the year 1819, by Mr. John Sullivan, the Collector of Coimbatore district.
The first house known as the stone house, built here is considered a great contribution of Mr. Sullivan to the development of the area besides all other great developmental work including the main route that connects Ooty to the main urban area and high value experiments on horticultural and agricultural crops and on animal husbandry to facilitate the future settlers in the area and this all great contribution was done from his own expenses. For decades now the Ooty has turned into one of the India’s most admired tourist attractions, it woos visitors from all over the India in particular and tourists from around the world in general.
The months of summer supposed the best time to visit destination, while visitors even arrive in winters as well. Tourists intending to visit this destination can take flights to Chennai, after arriving in Chennai there are various transportation means available to take you to Ooty. The beauty unfurls throughout the expedition, is spectacular, breathtaking and unbelievable. One can observe an amazing change in shrubbery while going from Keller to Coonoor. As it is tropical at Keller and at the next stopover at Burliar, as one ensues from Mettupalayam it is sub-tropical and near Coonoor, it is humid with pines, blue gum and cypress trees.
This change in vegetation is certainly striking that offers an opportunity to witness the superb interaction among the climate and shrubbery. An additional marvelous attraction for the visitors to Ooty is the mountain train voyage on a ratchet and pinned down track which originates from Keller, close to Mettupalayam and wends its way all the way through various horrendous arches, frightened channels and guzzles along, alongside deep gorges with bursting lush foliage, gurgling tributaries and tea gardens. Ooty features more than one can even imagine, besides the natural splendor there are a number of Ooty tourist attractions including Government Museum, Botanical Gardens, the famous Ooty Lake, Hindustan Photo Films, the towering summit Doddabetta Peak, Lamb’s Rock, Rose Garden, Kodanadu’s View Point, St. Stevens Church Ooty, Kamraj Sagar Dam and Kalhatty waterfalls
Updated : 20-09-2011 06:39:26
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