famous hill station is at the junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka,
three southern states of India. It was founded by the Britishers, in the early
part of the 19th century, to serve as summer headquarters for the government
of Madras. Before that time, the area was inhabited by Todas. These tribal people
still inhabit the area, but only around 3000 remain.
General Info. :
Max. 25°C, Min 10°C
Max. 21°C, Min 5°C
81,763 (1991 census)
April to June and September to November
Heavy woolen in winter.
Light Woolen in summer.
Languages spoken :
Tamil, Malayalam, Kannadam and English.
Getting there :
The nearest airport is Coimbatore (100km) which is connected to
Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Udhagamandalam on the narrow gauge railway is connected to Mettupalayam
which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai on board gauge.
Udhagamandalam is connected by good motorable road. It is 535 km
from Chennai (Via Salem, Mettupalayam ); 89 km from Coimbatore.
There are regular bus services connecting Udhagamandalam
to Coimbatore, Trichy, Bangalore, Madurai, Kanniyakumari, Mysore, Palghat, Calicut