Category Archives: Ooty

Accident at Ooty Road

On our way down from Ooty, we saw this badly burnt vehicle.  We heard the blaring sirens  of ambulance and fire trucks from a distance, but upon reaching the place where the accident happened – after two hours of being … Continue reading

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Going to Experience the Wild – Without a Plan

“Why would you want to spend an entire night on a tree, with the possibility of a leopard or two climbing in unexpectedly?” Masood had asked, without looking up from his computer screen, immediately after my suggestion to book a … Continue reading

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A Few More Photographs Before Heading Into the Forest

Picture #1: This was taken while we were walking in one of the parks in Ooty … Picture #2: Walking up towards the highest peak.  We took the bus all the way up, then walked for 20 minutes or so … Continue reading

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The Man-Made Lake of Ooty

In 1824, John Sullivan – collector of Coimbatore, but more importantly, the founder of Ooty – constructed an artificial lake right in the middle of the valley.  Extending an area of more than 60 acres, it was created by damming … Continue reading

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Wax World

Housed at a 130-year old bungalow in Ooty, the Wax World displays 20 life-size, look-alike wax statues of famous people such as Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Theresa.  The museum concept was initiated by Shreeji Bhaskaran, a businessman and an engineer … Continue reading

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Stop and Smell the Roses

The first park that we visited in Ooty was the one closest to our hotel:  the Centenary Rose Park.  We walked for about fifteen minutes to the base of the hill (on which the rose garden is located).  Once there, … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Ooty

Ooty is a delightful respite from all the hot places that we found ourselves in:  Dubai, Hyderabad and Chennai.  Isn’t it such a cute name?  Ooty.  I have deep respect for the person who came up with this name because, … Continue reading

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