"A Hill Station in the Nilgiri Mountains" Udagamandalam by y2ketan2007

Udagamandalam Travel Guide: 154 reviews and 562 photos

Also known as Ooty

A popular but crowded hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India.It was a retreat for the British during summertime in the days of the Raj.It is too touristy and crowded during the holiday season.The best time for a visit is during the winter months of November ,December and January when hardly any tourists arrive.
The Botanical garden is a must see while here.Also don't forget to buy some local tea and medicinal oils before leaving the town.

Nilgiri Express at Ooty Station

A heritage train that is more like a toy train.Kids and adults can enjoy a scenic ride in the mountains.First class is how you should travel to beat the crowds.Many local people also use the train to get to nearby towns.

The lawns at Taj Savoy

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Situated in the awesome Nilgiri Hills
  • Cons:Gets crowded in summer
  • Intro Updated Dec 2, 2007
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  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    What a cute train :)

  • Janani's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Oh yes, that is a pretty little train. What a nice way to travel!

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    We made our first visit to India back in October. It's a huge country and we only scratched the surface, I'd love to return and visit further south. BTW, we love botanical gardens - those look smashing.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2008 at 9:11 AM

    St. Stephen's Cathedral is striking in its design and we'd definitely feel compelled to take a train ride through the hills...thanks for a glimpse of this part of India

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2007 at 6:20 PM

    Hi, would be nice to see the Nigiri Hills by the sounds of it.

  • i-s-a's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2007 at 7:48 PM

    thanks for inviting me to your world. tamil nadu is another must visit for me in india.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2007 at 8:44 AM

    I would definitely like to ride on that train. It reminds of the train ride I did from Shimla down.

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2007 at 12:31 PM

    Sounds like an excellent rail trip :))

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2007 at 11:46 PM

    The train trip liiks like a very special thing to do!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2007 at 12:29 PM

    Looks like an attractive place. Hope you add some pictures when you go there next.

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