About Nilgiri

About Nilgiri

Tourist and historical landmarks
Located in the Blue Mountains of the Western Ghats, Ooty draws a large number of tourists every year. Lofty mountains, great lakes, dense forests, sprawling grasslands, miles of tea gardens and eucalyptus trees greet the visitors en route to Ooty. The hill station itself is a land of picturesque picnic spots. It used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the British during the colonial days, later it was made into a summer administrative town. It is situated at an altitude of 2,286 meters above sea level.

Government Rose Garden
The Government rose garden (formerly known as the Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, Centerary Rose Park and Nootrandu Roja Poonga) is the largest rose garden in India. It is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty town in Tamil Nadu, India at an altitude of 2200 meters. Today this garden has one of the largest collection of roses in the country with more than 20,000 varieties of roses of 2,800 cultivars. The collection include Hybrid Tea Roses, Miniature Roses, Polyanthas, Papagena, Floribunda, Ramblers, Yakimour and roses of unusual colours like black and green.

Ooty Botanical Gardens
The 22-acre (89,000 m2) Ooty Botanical Gardens was laid out in 1847 and is maintained by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The Botanical Garden is lush, green, and well-maintained. A flower show along with an exhibition of rare plant species is held every May. The Gardens have around a thousand species, both exotic and indigenous, of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants. The garden has a 20-million-year-old fossilized tree.

Ooty Lake
Ooty lake covers an area of 65 acres. The Boat house established alongside the lake, which offers boating facilities to tourists, is a major tourist attraction in Ooty. It was constructed in 1824 by John Sullivan, the first collector of Ooty. The lake was formed by damming the mountain streams flowing down Ooty valley. The lake is set among groves of Eucalyptus trees with a railway line line running along one bank. During summer season in May, boat races and boat pageantry are organised for two days at the lake.

Stone House
Stone House is the first bungalow constructed in Ooty. It was built by John Sullivan and was called as Kal Bangala by the tribals (Kal means stone in local tribal language). John Sullivan started building Stonehouse in 1822, acquiring land from the Todas at one rupee an acre. Today, it is the official residence for the principal of the Government Arts College, Ooty.

Ooty Mountain Railway
The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was built by the British in 1908, and was initially operated by the Madras Railway Company. The railway still relies on its fleet of steam locomotives. NMR comes under the jurisdiction of the newly formed Salem Division. In July 2005, UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the World Heritage Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the site then became known as "Mountain Railways of India." after it satisfied the necessary criteria, thus forcing abandonment of the modernisation plans. For the past several years diesel locomotives have taken over from steam on the section between Coonoor and Udhagamandalam. Local people and tourists have led a demand for steam locos to once again haul this section.

St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church is located on the road to Mysore in Ooty, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris district. The church dates back to the 19th century. Stephen Rumbold Lushington, the then Governor of Madras, who keenly felt the need for a cathedral exclusively for the British, in Ooty, laid the foundation for the church on 23 April 1829, to coincide with the birthday of King George IV. St. Stephen's Church was consecrated by John Matthias Turner, Bishop of Calcutta, on 5 November 1830. It was thrown open to public communion on Easter Sunday 3 April 1831. It came under the Church of South India in 1947.[32] The architect in charge was John James Underwood, Captain, Madras Regiment.

Wax World, Ooty
A wax museum that houses life-size look-alike wax statues of personalities of Indian history, culture and heritage housed in a 142-year-old bungalow.Located in the Ooty-Coonoor road.

Ooty Golf Course
Ooty Golf Course is located in Ooty town. The golf course is set at an altitude of 7600 feet. It is owned by the Gymkhana club in Ooty. The course extends over 193.56 acres and comprises 18 holes.

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Ooty Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden is the most famous tourist destination in Ooty. In 1847, Marquis of Tweedale laid the foundation of this garden, which is spread at an area of 22 hectares. This...

Theppakadu Elephant Camp

The Theppakadu Elephant Camp was officially established in 1972 although a similar predecessor existed nearby since 1910. This camp allows people to interact with elephants in...

Bryant Park

Bryant Park Towards the east of Kodaikanal lake a 500 metres (1,600 ft)away from the Kodaikanal bus stand, is a fantastically maintained botanical garden spread across 20.5 acres...

Mysore Palace

Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas Palace), known also as the Main Palace, is one among the major attractions of Mysore. Mysore Palace, situated in the heart of the city, mirrors the bygone...

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tea gardens

 tea gardens is on the way to Lambsrock you can enter this garden and take photos wearing the traditonal tea plucking costumes 

Ooty Tea Factory

Tea Factory is well-known for its tea plantation & museum. Tea factories are well equipped and produce tea of different qualities and focus on a large international market....

Government Museum - Ooty

The Government Museum, Mysore Road, Udhagamandalam, has items of tribal objects, districts ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu. It was...

Berijam Lake

Berijam is located at the end of Pillar Rocks Road (old SR-18), 21 km (13.0 mi) southwest of Kodaikanal Lake. map There were two roads from Berijam, the Kodaikanal–Munnar...

Brindavan Gardens

The Brindavan Gardens is a garden located in the state of Karnataka in India. It lies adjoining the Krishnarajasagara dam which is built across the river Kaveri. The work on laying...

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

The Mudumalai National Park was established on 60 square kilometers back in 1940. At that time it was the first wildlife sanctuary established in southern India. Today, the park...

MRC outer view

 The Madras Regiment is one of the oldest infantry regiment of the Indian Army, originating in the 1750s. The regiment took part in numerous...

pine forest

pine forest is situated near ooty town on thewau to pykara waterfafalls, the souring pine trees  fresh air and a small lake  and the picteresque  view of the ,mountians...

Ooty Lake / Boat House

Ooty Lake is an artificial lake, formed by John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty, in 1824. The artificial lake was formed by the mountain streams flowing down Ooty valley. This lake...

Silver Cascade Falls

Silver Cascade Falls is the first attraction that welcomes the tourists to Kodaikanal on the Madurai - Kodai road, situated on the main Ghat road. Silver Cascade Falls is 8 kms...

Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 245-acre (99 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos...

Jungle Safari

The Jungle Safari is a place that allows people to come and experience exotic animals living in their natural habitat. Both vehicle safaris and elephant safaris are available through...

kamaraja sagar dam

 kamaraja sagar dam is situated near the nilgiris hill on the way to the pykara lake it is a very beautiful and picteresque it is a picnic spot and shooting spot many fils...

Rose Garden Ooty

Rose Garden covers around 10 acres of land, near the Charring Cross at Vijayanagaram. This garden comprises terraces with pergolas, rose tunnels and bowers with rose creepers....

Kodaikanal lake

Kodaikanal lake is just 500 metres (1,600 ft) away from the Kodai bus stand. It is an non-natural, close to star-shaped widely spread across 45 ha (60 acres) lake developed in...

Regional Museum of Natural History Mysore

The Regional Museum of Natural History at Mysore, was inaugurated on 20 May 1995. It was undertaken by the government of India, ministry of environment and forests. The museum...

Doddabetta Peak

There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty,on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, South India. It is a popular tourist attraction...

Chamundi Hills

The Chamundeshwari Temple, atop Chamundi Hills, is the temple of the patron Goddess of Wodeyars, Chamundeshwari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. This temple can be dated back...

Pillar Rocks

Pillar Rocks, located at a distance of 8 km from the lake tower, is one of the famous tourist attractions. At this attraction, tourists can see three granite boulders that are...

Coonoor Lambs Rock

Lamb's Rock, one of the main tourist attractions in the area, is 8 km from Coonoor. The cliff top provides a bird-view of the hill station of Coonoor and plains of Coimbatore....

Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali

Tombs of Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali, his father is situated in Srirangapatnam, about 15 km from the Mysore City. Tipu Sultan built the tombs for his parents in 1784 AD but he was...

Lutheran Church

The beautiful Gothic structure, Lutheran Church was built in 1932. The adorned Church was adorned with stained glass window while detailed paintings and murals depict the life...

wax museum/world

 Located at a distance of just 3 km from the Ooty Railway Station, the Ooty Wax Museum is one of the top places to visit Conceptualized by an IT professional who goes by the...

Dolphin Nose Coonoor

Dolphin's Nose is a popular tourist attraction, which is named after a rock resembling to the appearance of Dolphin's nose. It is located at a distance of 12 km from centre of...

Mysore Railway Museum

The Railway Museum at Mysore, India is an outdoor exhibit of vintage locomotives. The Railway Museum was established in 1979 by Indian Railways, the second such museum after...

Coakers Walk

Coaker's Walk, discovered in 1872, has been named after Lt. Coaker. Located on the southern slopes of this beautiful hill station, Coaker's Walk is a paradise for nature lovers....

st: Stephens church

 The church dates back to the 19th century. Stephen Rumbold Lushington, the then Governor of Madras, who keenly felt the need for a church in Ooty exclusively for...

Sims Park Coonoor

Sim's Park is an unusual park-cum-botanical garden, which was laid more than a hundred years ago on the natural hill ranges. The garden features ethnic trees along with shrubs...

Valley View Coonoor

Valley View is a tourist spot in Ooty, India. It is located on the Ooty Coonoor road (NH 67) at a distance of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Ooty bus stand and constitutes ward number...

Wax Museum

A wax museum that houses life-size look-alike wax statues of personalities of Indian history, culture and heritage housed in a 142-year-old bungalow.Located in the Ooty-Coonoor...

ketti valley view

 ketti valley vieis the tourist on the way to coonoor you can have a wonderful vie of this valley and it is also called as indias swiss