OOTY, TAMIL NADU
Lying deep in the Nilgiri Hills at an altitude of 2,268m, the famous hill station of Ooty was established during the days of the Raj, and remains a favourite destination for British travelers – even today. Also known as the ‘Blue Mountains’ this hugely expanded, and sadly now exploited, town sprawls across hills and abounds with relics from its colonial past – old Gothic-style buildings, churches, parade grounds, country cottages, tea gardens, golf courses and botanical gardens. It still provides a charming insight into Colonial British life in the summer, when they retreated here. However these days it tends to become over populated with many domestic tourists therefore, we recommend staying in Conoor and visiting from there.