Ooty Summer festival - 2017
||May 6 and 7
||Government Rose Garden, Ooty
||May 13 and 14
||Botanical Garden, Ooty
||Sim’s Park, Coonoor
||May 27 and 28
Dog show Event Time: 5th to 9th May 2017 at Ooty
About Ooty Cottages & Resorts (Future Cottage)
Future Ooty Cottages & Resorts are Group of Registered
cozy holiday homes located at Udhagamandalam (Ooty),
a hill station in Southern India. Cottage is located in between
1/2 km to 3 km sfrom ooty railway station & ooty bus stand
and 2 km from Ooty lake.
About Ooty (Ooty History)
Ooty short for Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam is perhaps one of South India's most popular hill stations, situated in the Nilgiri Hills at an altitude of 2,240 mts. Spread out along a high plateau, Ooty is set among the Nilgiris or Blue Mountains, covered with green forests and valleys, tea plantations, streams and mountains. The term Nilgiri came about because of the blue haze which the hills seem to be enveloped in, and Ooty is one of the best places to experience this sight.
Apart from the thriving tourism industry the hill town also thrives on the oil extraction industry, primarily from its eucalyptus trees, and others like lemon grass, geranium, clove and camphor. The district on the whole, gets its main income from the tea industry, and an important annual Tea and Tourism festival is held at Ooty every year. One of the most charming ways to get to Ooty is by the mountain railway that chugs its way up the hill-side and lets you take in all the surrounding beauty.
The name Oootacamund may have originated from the Toda word othakal-mund which means house in the mountains. Historically, the Nilgiri Hills were ruled by the Chera Empire between the 11th -12th century, followed by the Ganga and Hoysala dynasties. In the 18th century it came under the rule of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore, before he finally surrendered it to the British.
The first European to visit the Nilgiri hills was Reverend Jacome Forico in 1603, who wrote about the place and its people for all to read. However, it was only in 1822 that the Collector of Coimbatore, John Sullivan went to Ooty and built a house that he named Stone House, now referred to by the locals as Kal Bangla. The area soon began to expand rapidly, as more and more Englishmen decided to occupy it and started to buy neighbouring lands from the villages.
Ooty soon became a favourite summer retreat for the British, and was named the summer capital for the Madras Presidency. Part of this legacy is the Mountain Railway that was set up in the late 1800s with an imported Swiss steam locomotive.
Today Ooty is one of the most-visited hill-stations of the Nilgiris (unfortunately putting a lot of pressure on its natural resources). It can be easily reached by road from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, making it such a popular getaway.
Summer 25°C - 10°C
Winter 21°C - 0°C
Heavy woollen in winter( November to January )
Light woollen in summer( April to June )
April 1st - June15th
Sep 16th - Nov 14th
Dec 15th - Jan 14th
Jan 15th - March 31st
June 15th - Sep 15th
Nov 15th - Dec 14th