Ooty was earlier called OOtacamund and it is situated in the Nilgiri hills. Nilgiri hills are also called The Blue Mountains. The name Nilgiri either comes from the blue haze due to the eucalyptus trees that are there in the area or the Kurunji flower. This flower blooms every twelve years and gives the Nilgiri Hills a bluish tinge. Ooty was the summer capital of the British who were stationed at the Madras Presidency.
Every year a number of tourists flock to Ooty. Ooty is a green heaven with high mountains, lakes, thick forests and large stretches of grasslands. It is also famous for its beautiful tea gardens.
Ooty is loacted in the Nilgiri hills at a height of 2240 metres. This place has lush green tea and coffee estates. Summers are pleasant with a maximum temperature of 25 degree celsius and minimum of 10 degree celsius and winters are cold with a high temperature of 21 degree celsius and a low temperature of 5 degree celsius.
Places to view in Ooty are:
Government botanical garden: This garden is spread over 22 acres of land and has some of the finest collection of plants.
This garden is divided into six sections: Rose garden, this has some of the rarest collections of roses.
Lake park: this park is located on the banks of the Ooty lake.
Ooty lake: This is the pride of the Nilgiri Hills.It extends over an area of 65 acres and this artificial lake was formed by the collector of Coimbatore.
Deer Park:The deer park covers an area of twenty-two acres and has some of the finest collection of animals.
The kalhatty falls near Ooty are worth a visit.This is located about thriteen kilometers from Ooty.The height of this waterfall is one-hundred feet. Ooty is one of the most beautiful hill stations located in South India and is worth visiting once.
Club Mahindra Holiday ReviewsReplyDelete
Once I reached Derby green, the Club Mahindra hospitality was at work. Right from the watchman to the reception staff, each one was polite, courteous and answered all my queries.While the checkin formalities were being completed, I was served with Nilgiri tea.The room was good, it was neat and spacious. The décor was nice and I had a good night’s rest in the room. I had read some good club Mahindra reviews, so my expectations were very high from Ooty and this place matched my expectations
The bathroom was nice and spacious with all the modern amenities. Using the modern bathroom was a real pleasure. The food was delicious. They served a nice combination of Indian and western meals. The impeccable Club Mahindra hospitality is especially noticeable in the restaurants. The recreation staff arranges group activities and bonfire at night. I preferred travelling to different parts of Ooty rather than participating in the activities arranged by the staff. The bonfire is fun.
The travel desk at Club Mahindra arranges sightseeing tours, though you can also check the local cabs, which are cheaper but also not as comfortable as the tour arranged by Club Mahindra. Though expensive, Derby Green is a great choice for a holiday.