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Getting to know the real Ooty – Things you won’t get off the internet! – by Afshan. Our Dear friend Afshan was kind enough to share her thoughts about Ooty. Thank you Afshan 🙂

I don’t think I have ever come across a single place with so many names! Most popularly known as Ooty, this quiet South Indian hill station is also known as Ootacamund, Ottakalmandu, Whotakaymund, Udhagai and Udhagamandalam, its official name (for NOW). Ooty is the capital of the Nilgiris, or the Blue Mountains, and has been christened as the Queen of Hill Stations for its outstanding beauty. Founded in 1819 by John Sullivan, the then collector of Coimbatore, Ooty is a blend of British colonial architecture and a natural beauty unique to Southern India.

What is so British colonial about it?

The Government House (Raj Bhavan), The Ooty Club, Adam’s Fountain and several other structures are so quintessentially British colonial in their architecture that one half expects women in corset gowns and bonnets to be walking around them! The Stone House, John Sullivan’s residence, still stands too and has been converted into the Government Arts College of Ooty. There are also several churches and summer palaces that lend Ooty a man made grandeur of brick and stone. Additionally, the terraced Botanical gardens, rose gardens and even the railway coaches take the visitor to another space in time with their age old charm.

Here is a post about how to find Cheap Hotels in Ooty

What about Ooty natural beauty?

Ooty is filled to the brim with natural scenic beauty. John Sullivan was so captivated by it, that, in a letter to his friend, he said that Ooty is to Southern India what Switzerland is to Europe, a beauty that has to be seen to be believed. Ooty is peppered with lakes, waterfalls, tea and coffee plantations and several mountain peaks that give breathtaking panoramic views of the landscape. Some such places to visit are: the Government Botanical Garden, Centenary Rose Park, Doddabetta Point, Honey and Bee Museum, Avalanche Valley, Ooty Lake, Pykara River and waterfalls, Kalhatty Falls and so on. Being a popular destination amongst Indian hill stations, information about these spots is easily available on the internet.

What your average net guide won’t tell you about Ooty!

You can get all the information on where to go and how to get there on the net so far as Ooty is concerned. But it is the little nuances that set one tourist spot apart from the other and, unfortunately, this kind of know how seldom makes it to the net. So here is some insider information on what you should look out for when visiting the Queen of Hill Stations.

Chocolates! Yes, one of Ooty’s domestic industries is home-made chocolates and I can tell you, they are DELICIOUS! These come in varieties – plain, dark, with nuts, rice crispies, dry fruits and so on. Large chunks of these are packed in transparent plastic bags which usually don’t have any labeling but can be purchased at most shops, hotels and restaurants in Ooty.

Shawls and other Woolens! The local tribes of Ooty make lovely hand woven shawls and other knitted garments which can be purchased at ridiculously low prices. These woolens are naturally dyed and so have very specific tribal colours and designs, setting them apart from what is available anywhere else in the world.

English Fruits and Vegetables! The British influence doesn’t end at architecture in Ooty. One is amazed at the quality and variety of English fruits and vegetables that are grown in Ooty. Try out the strawberries, avocados, red radish, broccoli, lettuce and artichokes. Needless to say, most of the restaurants and hotels serve food made from home grown organic produce so it’s not just the air that is healthy in Ooty!

The People! Ooty has one of the friendliest and approachable local populace one can come across. Walking through the winding roads with cottages on either side, don’t be surprised (or alarmed) if a smiling local invites you in for some coffee or tea. If you need help with getting about, just ask. Even if the person does not understand your language, they will take you to someone who does and will be able to guide you. Another fact, Ooty has one of the lowest crime rates in India, so tourists need not fear being cheated or harmed in anyway.

The Tribes! Although Ooty was founded nearly 200 years ago, that too by the British, it still retains most of its ethnic tribes. These are the Todas, Badagas, Irulas, Kothars and Kurumbas. You can tell these tribes apart from settlers by the way they dress in natural dyed woolen clothes and have facial features that are not quite like everyone else. I would suggest that you get a local guide and visit the small ‘munds’ or villages located around Ooty. The members of these tribes are extremely friendly and this would give you a great opportunity to see their culture and traditions up close and personal!

Visit Ooty in the month of May. The weather is great all year round but this is the month when Ooty is at its festive best. You will be able to attend the famous Flower show, Rose Show and Dog show. Also, try out the horse riding options available at the clubs as well as through private operators in the town. Going through misty tea and coffee plantations on horseback is a must have experience!

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Ooty – Most Visited Hill Station in South India

By Aakash Shah

Introduction

Ooty which is a part of Tamil Nadu, South India is by far one of the most sought after and beautiful hill stations of the south. It is no wonder why it is popularly also called as the ‘queen of hill stations’. Known to very few, Ooty was originally called Udhagamadalam and sometimes even Ootacamund. Ooty is only a short form for Ootacamund. Ooty is located at a height of about 8000 feet above sea level and is a part of the famous Nilgiri mountain ranges in south India. Just like many other hill stations in India, Ooty was also founded by the British in the beginning of the 19th century. The place had served as a summer retreat for the British in the old days. The weather is mostly pleasant all year round however it could drop to as low as aero degree Celsius in the winters. The place attracts tourists all year round and has always been a favourite hot spot to many. The beautiful landscapes, tea gardens, little huts and cottages surrounding the mountainous regions and the ever rising mist among the greens make Ooty a little paradise of the south.

It was the establishment of the tea gardens and estates that popularized Ooty as a famous holiday destination. The dense forests and huge acres and hectares of beautiful evergreen tea gardens adorn the lengths and breadths of Ooty. It is very unfortunate to know that apart from the natural beauty of the place, the hill towns today suffer from overcrowding, pollution, water shortage, bad roads and erosion. However, the places surrounding the town are still untouched. The virgin land has much to explore with its protected forests, stunning landscapes and picture perfect views from the majestic hills above.

Getting there

Ooty is accessible to tourists by plane, rail and road. Whatever the means of travel may be, once you get there the fresh smell of the breeze and the cool air will freshen your senses as if the distance you travelled was barely anything at all.

By Air: The closest airport to Ooty is at Coimbatore which is approximately a 3 hour drive. There are frequent flights to Coimbatore from almost every part of the country. Air India, Jet Airways, Go air, Paramount and Air Deccan are a few airlines that can be named. You also have the option to fly to Bangalore and drive down to Ooty which is approximately a 6 hour drive. The road trip from any of these places is quite scenic as the roads that take you to Ooty are mostly through dense forests and good roads.

By Train: Train Number 2671, the Nilgiri Express leaves to Mettupalayam which is a little town on the foothills of the Nilgiris from Chennai. Since this is only a night journey, most of the scenic adventures are lost. However, a good nap before you reach there is always a good idea. From Mettupalayam one can either choose to drive to Ooty are take another diesel powered mini train which is over 200 years old and takes a longer time to reach its destination. During peak season cab drivers and other transport vendors charge tourists an exorbitant price to take them to Ooty. You also have the option to go to Coimbatore by rail and then drive down to Ooty which is again a 3 hour drive.

By Road: Though Ooty is located in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is very close to the Karnataka and Kerala border. From Bangalore Ooty is only about 280 kilometres away and the roads are very well maintained. The Bangalore-Mysore highway that was recently built is an excellent road and gets you to Mysore pretty fast. From Mysore one can travel through Bandipur which is protected forest before reaching Ooty. The winding roads and the scenic landscapes make this an excellent experience. If you are lucky you may spot some of the animals that live around this region like the spotted dear, elephants, tigers and monkeys. There are many Dhabas and restaurants on the way, so you can always stop on the way to grab a quick bite or relax. You also have the option to travel by bus or hire a cab or a mini bus that have frequent shuttles to Ooty and back. Travel by road is most preferred as the roads are good, the drive beautiful and the expense affordable.

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Land/Plots for Sale in Ooty, The Nilgiris. Available from 25 cents onwards, starting from Rs40,000 to Rs80,000 per cent in Kotagiri Road, Coonoor. Call now!!!!

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Email: contact@realestateooty.com

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Aruvankadu, Ooty Land for Sale. Ooty to Coonoor Main Road with Hill View

Aruvankadu Property Details: Call Now for Details

  • 5 kms from Coonoor
  • 12 Kms from Ooty
  • Ooty – Coonoor, Coimbatore High Way Side
  • Cordite Factory, SHopping centers Walkable Distance
  • Post Office, Aruvankadu Bus stop walkable distance
  • Police Station Walkable distance
  • Other Hospitals : within 5 – 12 kms range
  • Aruvankadu Railway Station : 4 Kms
  • Proposed NH Road
  • Est: 8 Acres Total with Hill View
  • 7 Meters Road
  • Water Electricity  Facility
  • All paper work clear and ready.
  • Mimimum 15 Cents to be taken
  • Rate for Aruvankadu Property: Call Now for Details

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Ketti Plots Selling Fast. Hurry to Book your Plots in Ketti, Aruvankadu. Call + 91 9731388721

Updates: Plot # 14 Exchanged.

Plot # 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13 SOLD OUT

Sketch of Ketti Property

Property for Sale in Ketti, Aruvankadu, The Nilgiris

Property for Sale in Ketti, Aruvankadu, The Nilgiris

ketti-property1. Ooty, Ketti Real Estate, Cost of Plot in Ketti, The Nilgiris

ketti-property1. Ooty, Ketti Real Estate, Cost of Plot in Ketti, The Nilgiris

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Available 40 cents of land on the Ooty – Coonoor Road with a road margin and awsome view. Just 5 kms from Ooty. Email now to get your quote.

Email : contact@realestateooty.com

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HURRY !!!!!

Updates: We also have another 13 Cents in Ketti on Sale for Rs 85,000.00

Due to High volume and unavailbilty of land in Ketti. This is a good deal, This property was saved for a couple of client who dint get a chance to buy. Now we are selling the Land in Ketti for the Old Price. Please note this is non negotiable.

Easy Access to Railway Station, Bus Station in Ketti
25 cents. You have to take the entire 25 cents

Rs. 85,000 per cent Non Negotiable.

Reason for this Price:

The registration for property in Ooty is going up , so this is an Ideal time to buy a land and register it

The new location plots in Ketti will go up in the next available plot

This price is the old price which was listed before

All Paper work is ready for serious buyers, we can email it or mail it to you.

It might be available only for a week or two.

This is a right time and location to invest right now

Location : Near CSI College of Engineering.Ketti, Ooty, The Nigiris. India ( 1 km Ketti Highway Road)
Right place to build individual Bungalows, Cottages and Houses, known for the coolest
weather around Ooty, The Nilgiris

Property Type: Plot

Availablility:
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Current Real Estate Market in Ooty , Coonoor. The Nilgiris

So what is the current Real estate market in Ooty, Coonoor, Ketti, Kotagiri?

Siince a lot of business owners, Celebrities, Politicians, NRI’s love the coolest Place in India, OOTY. Even thou Ooty is a great place to cool down and have a good trip for the entire family, Now a days people love to settle down in ooty. The reasons are endless. Weather, The Culture, The Traditions, The People, The Convents, Schools, Agriculture, Fresh Fruits and Fresh Vegetables, Pollution free. Green.

And why they want to settle in ooty? and Where can I get a good land in ooty?

Well the prices of land, Properties in ooty is way cheaper than getting a land in plains or in a bigger cities. Note that the Crime Rate in Ooty is very low. The people around ooty are friendly. But what about in the next few years? Well the rates for Land will go up and it will be hard to find a land to built houses. And not to mention that the Government is very strict about cutting tress, Which is great because we all WANT OOTY to be green always. Thats the Beauty of Ooty and we want to maintain that beauty.

Let’s see some key points to settle in Ooty

  • To plan a great education for your children
  • To be healthy by living in a green city without pollution
  • Every Day will seem like a Vacation
  • Just walk down the city, you will free refreshed
  • The Weather is so nice that all throughout the year you feel great
  • Want to cultivate some rare fruits and vegetables? The elevation of the land serves this purpose
  • Live in a less Crime rate city. Always better to live in a secured neighborhood
  • And most of all you will know your neighbours and since it is small town and city, possibilities are more to know everyone and socialize

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The Nilgiris District Administration

The Nilgiris District comprises six Taluk viz., Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Kundah, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Gudalur and Pandalur. These taluks are divided in to four Panchayat Unions viz., Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Coonoor, Kotagiri and Gudalur besides two Municipalities, Wellington Cantonment and Aruvankadu Township. The District consists of 56 Revenue Villages and 15 Revenue Firkas. There are two revenue divisional in this district viz., Coonoor and Gudalur. There are 35 Village Panchayat and 13 Town Panchayat in this district.

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Municipal & Panchayat Information for Real Estate purpose in The Nilgiris

Land can be bough under Municipal Limit or Panchayat Limit in Ooty, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Ketti The Nilgiris

If it is under Municipal limit in Nilgiris

Zonal Classifications:

  1. Agriculture Zone: In case of construction of House in an Agricultural Zonal Land. Minimum purchase of 2.5 acres lands is required.
  2. Multi Use Zone: (MUZ): Construction is limited to maximum 7 meters height which includes ground plus one floor
  3. Primary Residential Zone( PR): Minimum land requirement is 2.5 cents and maximum built up area can be 2400 square feet
  4. Primary Vegetative Zone (PVZ): Approval will be given for minimum 6 cents of land
  5. Wooden Zone( WZ): Only 30 % of land can be used for construction
  6. Economical Weak Zone:

Panchayat Limit

Construction can be done ground plus one floor and approvals from the village panchayat take approximately 10 – 15 days

Disclaimer: The zonal information provided is just for information purpose. Please verify the accuracy with the concerned government

Now, Lets get some Ooty Real Estate News:

Real Estate in Ooty The Nilgiris: is a great place and it is getting little crowded now a days and it is expensive. There are still Bungalows, Houses, Cottages you can find but the Cost is way up. One of the best solution to buy a house in Ooty os to buy a land in and around ooty area, around 10 kms away from the city you can find great land with excellent views. Buy a Land and Built your own House, It is cheaper to Buy and Built a house rather than buying a Built house. And you can customize it according to your taste, with your own garden etc. Within Municipal limit approximately Land goes somewhere from 1 Lakh 50 thousand to 4 lakhs per cent.

Real Estate in Ketti, The Nilgiris: Ketti is one of the best place in The Nilgiris to buy a Land. Surrounded with Beautiful Mountains, Great International Schools, Ketti, Engineering Colleges, Ketti, Needle Industries and good facilities like Railway Stations, Bus Station and Excellent View of the surrounded mountains. Land in Ketti, The Nilgiris goes somewhere around Rs. 95,000 per cents and above approximately. Now Ketti is one of the Hottest place to Invest. Soon there will be a scarcity of Land in Ketti, So if you find any Land for a Good Price, in and around Ketti, Please Go ahead and Buy it right away, even if you decide to sell it, the value will be higher down the line.

Real Estate in Coonoor The Nilgiris: Even thou Coonoor is reasonable compared to Ooty. But the problem again here is finding a land or House or a cottage is very hard now a days. In and around coonoor, you might find some land and it will be wise to invest in and around coonoor. Places like Aruvankadu, Wellington, Ketti, Kotagiri would be nice. The prices also are reasonable around these areas. Prices for land in these areas go somewhere around approximately Rs 1,00,000 and above approximately . Again this will change soon, So if you are planning to buy some land, this time will be the best bet for you to invest and then built a house later or sell it for a profitable price.

Real Estate in  Wellington, Coonoor, The NIlgiris: Wellington is also home to Bridavan Public School, an eminent residential school. Around Wellington, near by the MRC, Madras Regiment Center, you can find nice land and the view is beautiful and most of the Clean, Access to everything and Secured. The buildings are beautifully built with Officers Quarters etc and the road are well done with excellent Neighborhood. Schools are great and a great place to live for the entire family. Good Educational institutes for Kids are around this area with Bus Facilities to the School.  Pretty Soon this area also will be filled and it will be hard to find a place here , so Call us to find a Place near Wellington. +91 9842203478

Real Estate in Kotagiri The Nilgiris: There are enough land in Kotagiri. Big shots buy land in these areas. Cultivation is ideal in these locations. Cost of land is going up here too. So Land either on Coonoor- Kotagiri in between these locations, would be a smart thing to think about. Or further down by Kotagiri – Mettupalyam road can be an ideal places to think about.

feel free to comment here about your thoughts and share your ideas, This place is like a forum for you to interact and get ideas from people who are in and around ooty and for any one.

Contact us to see if there is a Land/Property in Ooty, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Ketti that suits you. We will find a property for you and suggest the right location and best place based on our previous experience in Real Estate Market in Ooty, The Nilgiris: Once we know your needs we do research and find the place that suits your needs.

Our initial consultation will guide us in finding the Right property in The Nilgiris that best suits your needs and lifestyle.

One of our primary objective is your complete satisfaction and Long term Relationship. We are available throughout all phases of negotiation, and to assure a smooth and quickly concluded transaction.

Email us or call us at: +91 9842203478 , You will be Glad that you Called us before investing in Ooty, The Nilgiris

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Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty
Location
: Lovedale, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
Map : Lovedale Ooty    View Larger Map
Students: 700 approximately

 

 Established : September 6, 1858 
Website: www.thelawrenceschool.org

Latitude, Longitude: 11.378271;76.700835

The Lawrence School, Lovedale (near Ootacamund ), Tamil Nadu, is named after Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence. Lawrence had mooted the idea about the establishment of a chain of schools with a view to provide education to the children of the deceased and serving soldiers and officers of the British army. Lawrence was himself killed in the Indian rebellion of 1857, also called India’s First War of Independence. His dream took shape and four such schools, initially known as Lawrence Asylum, were established in different parts of India: the first two during his lifetime in the year 1847 at Sanawar, the second at Mount Abu in 1856; the third at Ootacamund in 1858 and the fourth in Ghora Gali, Murree in 1860, (Murree was then a part of undivided India, but became part of Pakistan after partition).

 

Motto:

The motto of the school is “NEVER GIVE IN” as visible in the school emblem. The motto embodies the spirit of the Lawrencian – to pursue a task to its fullest , giving one’s best at all times. The motto is believed to instil in the pupils the spirit of excellence and the tenacity to overcome obstacles and blocks to achieve one’s goals.

 

The Campus:

The Lawrence School, Lovedale, has a sprawling campus of 750 acres (3 km²). Lovedale, six kilometres (3.7 miles) from Ootacamund, is located at a height of 7200 feet over sea level, slightly lower than the Dodabetta peak (altitude: 8000 feet), the highest peak of the mountain ranges of the Niligiris. The school campus is divided into prep school, junior school and senior school based on the classes.

 

Prep school – Class 4 to Class 6

 

Junior School – Class 7 & Class 8

 

Senior School – Class 9 to Class 12

 

The classrooms and dormitories of the different schools are housed in the respective buildings. All the girls are housed in the girl’s school and are required to go to the respective schools for classes. Though the campus is huge, the built up area is only 45 acres (0.2 KM²). The school is run by a Board Of Governors appointed by the Governmnet Ministry Of Human Resources department. The Current board is chaired by a former senior civil servant and has eminent members from different sectors. The school in recent times has made rapid strides in academics with results in the board exams improving from year to year. Recently the school celebrated 150th year of its founding with hundreds of alumni from all over the world participating including an alumni who left school in the late 1930 with Dr. APJ Kalam taking the salute at the grand parade.

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Ooty

Ooty sometimes abbreviated to Udhagai Tamil: is a city, a municipality and the district capital of the Nilgiris district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Ootacamund is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. The origin of the name Ootacamund is obscure, but “mund” is the Badaga word for a Toda village, and it is probably a corruption of the Badaga name for the central region of the Nilgiri Plateau. Another likely origin of the stem of the name (“Ootaca”) comes from the local language Tamil where “Otta-Cal” literally means “Single Stone”. This is perhaps a reference to a sacred stone revered by the local Toda people. Udhagamandalam is a more recent official Tamil name for the town. Ooty stands at an approximate height of 7,440 feet (2,268 metres) above sea level.

Real Estate in Ooty/Coonoor/Kotagiri/Ketti, The Nilgiris

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