Monday, May 5, 2014

Ooty, Queen of Hill Stations

Udhagamandalam better known, as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the Southern India. This picturesque place located in the Western ghats at a height of 2240m is Queen of Hill Stations.



The weather is quite pleasant and it ranges from 15 to 20°C around the year, while in the winter it can reach as low as of 0°C. The landscape is marked by rolling hills covered with dense vegetation, smaller hills and plateaus covered with tea gardens, and eucalyptus trees.



There are many interesting sites in Ooty. Among those some of the places that I have seen are:

48 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The rolling hills remind me of my state Pennsylvania, in the USA! :)

Lorrie said...

Interesting views of India. We live on a beautiful earth.

eileeninmd said...

The gardens looks lovely, what a pretty place to visit. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

nice green looking tea garden.

Pradeepa said...

I love this place though I feel it is slowly loosing its charm.

Muza-chan said...

Interesting....

Shaivi said...

The lovely Ooty!

Gillena Cox said...

great photos; thanks for sharing

much love...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post.

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, interesting place to visit, Rajesh! Your captures are great as always! Hope you have a good week!!

carol l mckenna said...

Always fascinating to read about your country and wonderful photos for OWT ~ namaste,

artmusedog and carol, (A Creative Harbor)

Corinne Vail said...

I keep reading and seeing awesome photos of Ooty...now I just gotta go! Love your shots!

Carver said...

Beautiful landscapes and I love the small gardens.

Fun60 said...

Must be a great place to visit to get away from the heat of the Summer.

D.Nambiar said...

Adam's Fountain is the one in Charing Cross? That's what the fountain's called? :)

Al said...

That looks like a beautiful place. It's elevation is almost the same as our house!

Photo Cache said...

this place with all these sightseeing worthy spots seem to be a prime travel destination.

Andrea said...

Hi, Ooty is the only place i've been to in India, for a conference. Yes it is a nice and touristy place. I still remember when i went with a participant whom i just met very early the following morning to visit the rose garden. Until now we are still very good blogging friends! By the way, what are those round things inside those round pits? Are they plants, and what for?

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos from Ooty. Thanks for sharing.

ladyfi said...

Such lovely scenery!

Birgitta said...

Nice and interesting photos!

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful photos, thank you for so beautifully convey its rich culture!

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

cool view :)

Leslie: said...

looks beautiful. I like the sound of those temps.

Leslie
abcw team

photowannabe said...

What a beautiful and lush part of the Country. Thanks for sharing.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful photos and collage on Ooty! Once we were suppose to stay at the stone house, while one of our distance relative was the principle of the govt. arts collage of Ooty.

George said...

The hill station is in a beautiful setting. It looks as if there are many fascinating places to visit there.

Roger Owen Green said...

If it doesn't get below freezing, I'm in favor!

Alexa T said...

These hills - are similar to the forest hills from carpathian area... and you have such beautiful mosaic photo instants !! Thanks for sharing and all the best!

G. S. said...

Enjoyed your great photos - thanks for sharing them.

Susan Moore said...

It looks beautiful! Plenty to see around Ooty.

Wandering Wren said...

I am pleased to say we stayed in Ooty on my last trip to India - so thanks so much for the trip down memory lane, great photos. We found a lovely village at the back of the Botanical Gardens and bought some wonderful handicrafts, the tea plantation was interesting too.
Wren

AmitAag said...

Lovely pics!

K V V S MURTHY said...

Ooty ...so charming place.

Rhonda Albom said...

Really interesting photos. I have never been to India.
Visiting a bit late from Travel photos Monday.

Pheno Menon said...

Been there enough times.Its become too commercial I think....

PhenoMenon, ABC Wednesday Team
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Randi said...

Such a beautiful landscape! Love the rolling hills!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful place to visit.

Ileana said...

Interesting views of your country!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Ooty is so charming. Thank you for taking us along with you.

Arija said...

Why do you have so many Eucalyptus trees? Were the hills denuded of vegetation?

kissed by an angel said...

Interesting and beautiful pictures of your country :)
It's such a gift to see so many corners of earth through the Internet...I really enjoy it :)

Ekta Khetan said...

Very Beautiful. I visited OOty in my childhood and would love to go there again.

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Yogi Saraswat said...

It looks beautiful! Plenty to see around Ooty.

Balaka Basu said...

lovely pics

yearful-of-sundays.com said...

Nice pics. I enjoyed the lake in Ooty, when I visited, and of course the Mountain Railway (a UNESCO Heritage site) has a wonderful old-world charm. :)

Najm Nisa said...

Its sad that I have been wanting to visit this place like since ages but could never take out the time ! Its on my wishlist :( And I just love the beauty this place dissuades!

Abhijit Ray said...

i recently visited Ooty. Thank you for refreshing my memory.