Saturday, August 18, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Ooty also known as Udhagamandalam is the "Queen of hill stations" and the capital of Nilgiris district. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiris means "Blue Mountains". It is a land of picturesque picnic spots. Used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. An added attraction for the tourists to Udagamandalam is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.
One can notice a marvellous change in vegetation, as one goes from Kallar to Coonoor. The establishment of numerous tea estates made Ooty famous. Lofty mountains, dense forest, sprawling grasslands and miles and miles of tea gardens greet the passengers on most routes. The annual Tea and Tourism Festival attracts crowds in huge numbers.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
There are few things more beautiful than a sunset so we have pictured them here. It is one of the things I miss most about our home. We have a beautiful garden, we have the protection of great beeches and hemlocks that stand like Druid of eld but they obscure the sunsets. But then, one cannot have everything and I love my garden