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Udhagamandalam Travel Guide

Udhagamandalam (Ooty) Travel Guide


This 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. :
Area : 36 Sq.kms.
Altitude : 2,240 mts
Temperature :
Summer : Max. 25°C, Min 10°C
Winter : Max. 21°C, Min 5°C
Rainfall : 121 cms
Population : 81,763 (1991 census)
Season : April to June and September to November
Clothing :
Heavy woolen in winter.
Light Woolen in summer.
Languages spoken : Tamil, Malayalam, Kannadam and English.

Getting there :
Air: The nearest airport is Coimbatore (100km) which is connected to Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Rail: Udhagamandalam on the narrow gauge railway is connected to Mettupalayam which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai on board gauge.

Road: Udhagamandalam is connected by good motorable road. It is 535 km from Chennai (Via Salem, Mettupalayam ); 89 km from Coimbatore.

Bus Service: There are regular bus services connecting Udhagamandalam to Coimbatore, Trichy, Bangalore, Madurai, Kanniyakumari, Mysore, Palghat, Calicut and Tirupathi.




 
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