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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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Pictures of Wild Life in Ooty. Bandipur Elephants, Bison, Wild Dogs, Deer

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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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Planning to settle down in Ooty, Start to build your own community, Know your Neighbours, Most of the people here are already got some properties or planning to get settled here in Ooty, So come on in and Mingle or Create your own Community and Groups of simiar interests. Network and you will be amazed by how many great people you will meet. We would be happy to be a part of the community and he a resource to everyone and help each other. Yes I said help each other. We All require each others help to make this place a better place.

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New Plots for Sale in Ooty, Ketti, Coonoor. Real Estate, Ooty, Ketti, The Nilgiris. Plots for sale. cheap Property  in Aruvankadu, Ooty

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It is a good deal during these downturn to buy a great deal of property in Ooty- Coonoor Main Road with Hill View. 5 Kms from Coonoor. 12 Kms from Ooty. Aruvanakadu, The Nilgiris. Ooty, because, Its cheap, affordable and within a few years you can see the value go up. A lot of people are buying property in Ooty for their Investment purposes

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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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