Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What You can do in OOTY?

You can enjoy the cool weather.
Travel in the Nilgiris Railway. A blue colour train with wooden coaches with stream engine and cream with wooden coaches, large windows and Aweseome journey.
Go for long walks in the chilled weather.
Visit country side and feel the real ooty weather, culture.
Dont forget to visit golf at the Gymkhana Golf course. (Only members are allowed).
Visit the Testates and Factories. There are plenty of Tea estates around the Ooty Rural & urban areas.
Visit the Mudumalai forest sanctuary. (It takes around 2 hours from Ooty)
Visit Defense Services Staff College.
Visit 6th mile and also the 9th mile (Movie shooting spots. Very calm & green area. Very peaceful area.
You can get form Fresh Carrot on the way.
The natural scenic beauty of Ooty or Udhagamandalam as it is called now is something that has to be seen to be believed. Situated on the Nilgiri mountain ranges as part of the Western Ghats, this hill station was developed by the British rules as their summer retreat. Ooty is called as the queen of hill stations and the place truly justifies the title. Nestled in a deep valley on the Tamilnadu side of the Western Ghats, Ooty is visited by millions of tourists every year. It is situated at a height of 1350 meters above sea level and borders the state of Kerala on the western side.

There are many wonderful tourist spots in and around Ooty and a single day is not enough to visit every one of them. There are many parks in Ooty; some famous ones are Government Botanical Garden, Centenary Rose Garden and children’s park. Talking about gardens, Ooty is the venue of the famous flower show every year in which thousands of beautiful and unique flowers are kept on display and for sale. This flower show is a truly spectacular show indeed. Right in the center of Ooty is a big lake on which you can enjoy a boat ride. Ooty is also very close to Doddabetta Peak, which is the highest point of the Western Ghats at around 2300 meters. A visit to Ooty cannot be fulfilled without a ride on the toy train. The train starts from Mettupalayam and winds its way around the Nilgiri Mountain towards Ooty and the sights on the way as it approaches Ooty will take your breath away.

Ooty is well connected by roads and the nearest regular railway station is Mettupalayam and the closest airport is Coimbatore. There is plenty of accommodation available, right from cheap budget hotels to luxurious five star hotels. The best time to visit Ooty is From March to July when the temperatures will hover between 15 degrees centigrade to 30 degrees centigrade. The winter months of September to January are very cold with temperatures sometimes nearing freezing point. One visit to Ooty is compulsory in any nature lover’s iternary.

Low temperatures thru India

Recorded another low temperature night.
19.4°C (6:39am)
Latest satellite image shows some activity over the South-east bay region.
And some GFS suggests, we might have some showers after 7-Jan-09 and before 20-Jan-09.
But at present we can enjoy this DRY and LOW temperatures for next 3 days.
All over india is experiencing a COLD wave.
Here are the recorded LOW temperatures.
New Delhi: 8.2°C
Mumbai: 12.8°C
Kolkata: 14.4°C
Ahmedabad: 13.0°C
Bangalore: 14.0°C
Bhopal: 12.4°C
Bhubaneswar: 16.0°C
Dehradun: 6.4°C
Goa: 18.4°C
Guwahati: 11.8°C
Hyderabad: 13.9°C
Lucknow: 8.5°C
Nagpur: 11.9°C
Patna: 9.4°C
Pune: 8.6°C
Srinagar: -1.8°C
Trivandrum: 19.8°C
Shimla: 5.7°C
Ranchi: 7.7°C