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Ooty

Ooty is known as the queen of hills in South India. Known for its fascinating scenic beauty, excellent climate, tea plantations, fruit orchards, exotic ambience, placid lakes and lofty mountains, the hill resort attracts tourist from all over the world. The beautiful hill resort is cuddled in a natural arena formed by Snowdown hill, Elk hill, Doddabetta and Club hill. The best thing about Ooty is its fantastic climate, which makes it an ideal summer vacation site.

Ooty is located about 535 kilometers from Chennai, 89 kilometers from Coimbatore, 155 kilometers from Mysore and 2812 kilometers from Kochi. Situated at an altitude of 2623 meters, Ooty covers approximately 36 square kilometers. The total population of Ooty is about 81763.

Botanical garden: The place is home to some rare species of cactus, pteridophytes and succulents. The garden forms an excellent picnic spot.


Thread garden: The place has an amazing collection of flowers. The amazing fact about these flowers is that they are made of thread.

Arronmore Palace: Built by the king of Jothpore, this palace is grandeur personified.

Awnandale palace: it was built by the king of Jothpore.

Kalhatty water falls: the place is an ideal place for mountain trekking.

Ketti valley: The valley is the second largest in the world.

Climate and Clothing

The climate is best during the summers. Winters are quite cold. Cotton clothing and light woolens are required during the summers while heavy woolens are a must during the winters. The most favorable climate to visit Ooty is during the month of April, June, September, October and November.

Fast Facts

Area 36 Sq. Kms
Population 87,763
Altitude 2,240 meters.
Summer Max. 25°C, Min. 10°C
Winter Max. 21°C, Min. 5°C
Rainfall 121cms
Best Season April to June and September to November
Languages Badaga, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi, and English
Clothing Heavy Woolen in winter/ Light Woolen in summer
Time 5.30 GMT
STD Code 0423
ISD Code +91
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Kodaikanal

History of Kodikanal

Early The first historical past associated with Kodaikanal goes back in order to 14th century AD whenever residents associated with Palani rolling hills travelled in order to Kodai to flee the actual attack associated with Tipu Sultan as well as dominance from the plains. Lieutenant B. S. Keep, a good inspector, is the very first actually Western to visit Kodaikanal back in 1821 expecting to to build up the hygienic as well as sanitized location about Madurai to save the actual missionaries doing work in the southern part of Tamil Nadu through the sizzling heat as well as intermittent crisis illnesses. The area had been very easily obtainable through Madurai also it loved a fantastic environment and finally acquired reputation one of the settlers.

In 1834, the actual Madurai Collector constructed a little pavillon in Devadanapatti. Like a weed section of the 19th century, church buildings along with other colonial time constructions began approaching around Kodaikanal. The actual Union Church built-in 1895, La Providence, Church for Anglicans in 1860, and several bungalows had been most notable. The actual river in Kodaikanal was created within 1863 through Friend Vere Hendry Levinge, who had been the actual Collector associated with Madurai in that period. This individual later on outdated as well as satisfied within Kodaikanal. This individual additionally introduced the very first town towards the river as well as started the sailing golf club right here.

In 1875 Kodaikanal noticed the very first steam engine. The railway line through Chennai had been prolonged in order to Tirunelveli (598 km) along with a train station had been constructed in Ammainayakkanur. This particular train station had been consequently has been renowned because Kodai Street as well as offered a number of visitors visiting Kodaikanal. The actual Kodaikanal primary city is all about 80 km through street through Kodai Road Station.

Within the earlier section of the 20 century, a few Indian upper class people visited this particular location, purchased house, as well as additional colours towards the location. Today, Kodaikanal is a wonderful hill station often visited by people from all over the country and the world.

Location

Kodaikanal is simply situated within the the southern part of reputation from the top Palani Hillsides, within the Western Ghats, 120km from Madurai in 2133 m over ocean degree. Name actually indicates ‘gift from the forest’ in Tamil.

FAST FACTS

Area 21.83 sq km
Population 27,423
Altitude 2343 m above sea level
STD Code 04542
Languages Tamil, English