Ooty is another recommended site for industrial tour, The Nilgiris offers lots of sights for industrial visit in and around Ooty, Ketti, Sandynalla etc. the main industrial setups include, Hndustan Photo filims, Needle industries (india) private limited, Rallies india ltd, Niligiris district co-operative milk producers union ltd, Hindustan unilever ltd, Tansi watch assembling unit etc. apart from these there are around 8 hydroelectric power projects worth visiting namely kateri hydro – electric system, pykara hydro – electric system, moyar hydro – electric scheme, kundah hydro – electric scheme, emarald and avalanche dams. Niligiris is also home to various small scale industries like Chocolate, Cheese, sericulture, Eucalyptus Oil extraction etc. Tea factories and estates are other industrial attractions in and around Nilgiris for industrial visit. You can also visit various research institutes in Nilgiris Like Pasture institute in Coonoor.
Udhagamandalam or Ooty, located at an altitude of 2,240 m, has a unique flavour among Indian towns. Its history, coupled with the pleasant temperate mountain climate and beautiful scenic grandeur against the backdrop of Nilgiri Hills, gives it a colonial charm, typical of a British era hill town which, in fact, it once was.
Udhagamandalam was founded in 1819 by John Sullivan, the then Governor of Coimbatore, who promoted the place’s charms.
Udhagamandalam‘s temperatures hover between 9°C to 19°C, offering a cool retreat from the heat of the plains below.
It is for this and the beautiful greenery that the town of Udhagamandalam is rightly known as the Queen of Hills.
Sights to See
This artificial lake was created John Sullivan, the first District Collector of Udhagamandalam, in 1824. Boating is a popular recreation; it begins around 8 am and ends at 6 pm every day. Paddle, oar or motorised boats are available; you can even hire a boatman who’ll take you around. A mini-garden and a toy train ride are other attractions near by.
Spread over 55 acres, the Garden is home to several rare species of trees such as the cork tree (the only of its kind in India), the paper bark tree and monkey puzzle tree. Also found here are the remnants of a fossilised tree – estimated to be some 20 million years old! The Garden is best known for its Annual Flower Show, which is usually held in May. Best time to visit: April, May, September.
The Rose Garden was setup in 1995 to commemorate the 100th Flower Show of the Botanical Garden. It has the largest collection of roses in the country with over 2,500 varieties.
The Museum is located on the Mysore Road and items on display include tribal objects, ecological details of the district and a miscellany of the sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu.Doddabetta Peak
This is the highest peak in the Nilgiris at 2,623 m above sea level and is located about 10 km from Udhagamandalam. It lies near the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats. There are two powerful telescopes installed her so that people can enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding areas.Wenlock Downs
A vast expanse of undulating landscape as far as the eyes can see! The Gymkhana Club, the Government Sheep Farm and the Hindustan Photo Films Factory are all located here. If you enjoy walking, you’ll love to walk down these quiet, winding roads.Snowden Peak
This is located on the Kothagiri Road and provides a picturesque view of Mysore Plateau.Glenmorgan (17 km): The novelty of this place is its electrically operated winch which carries the staff of the Electricity Board from the Glenmorgan viewing point to the powerhouse at Singara. Prior permission of the Electricity Board authorities should be obtained to visit the viewing point.
Ketty Valley: This view point is located 7 kms from Udhagamandalam on the Ooty Coonoor Road. There is a panoramic view of about 14 villages belonging to the Badagas from here. The Ketty Valley is one of the largest valleys in the world and extends from the plains of Coimbatore to the Mysore Plateau.
Pykara Lake and Falls (21 km): Pykara Lake is situated close to Pykara Dam, an impressive engineering feat. Pykara Falls are a favourite of picnickers who throng the place on holidays and weekends. The falls are located close to the Pykara Dam.
For More Information Write to us At
- Hindustan Photo Films
- Dodabetta Tea factory
- Pallivasal Hydro Electric Project
- Niligiris District Co-operative Milk Producers Union ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Mukkurthi National Park (40 km): For lovers of wildlife, it is a must see destination. The Nilgiri tahr, the black buck, the rare Nilgiri marten, the Nilgiri laughing thrush, the great indian pied hornbill and the Nilgiri pippet are just some of the exotic animals and birds which can be found here.
Good trout, carp and mixed water fishing is possible in various streams and lakes in the Nilgiris. Fishing licences, for a fee, are issued by the Assistant Director of Fisheries, Fish Dale, Udhagamandalam.
How would you like to travel?
- Mumbai(1,320 km),
- Bengaluru(290 km),
- Calicut(178 km),
- Coimbatore(89 km),
- Coonoor(19 km),
- Kotagiri(29 km),
- Mudumalai64 km),
- Chennai535 km),
- Mysore(160 km),
- Thiruvananthapuram(498 km),
- Tiruchirapally(302 km)
Udhagamandalam Bus Stand Tel: 0423 2443970