February 15, 2018

The City was formed as a ‘House of invalids’

After the fall of Tipu Sultan in 1799, the Nilgiris was under the British, mainly for military reasons. The colonial power did not want the Nilgiri […]
February 15, 2018

Summer capital of Madras Presidency

The summer capital of the Madras Presidency of the East India Company of the British. The Madras Presidency included the present day Tamil Nadu, Northern Kerala […]
February 15, 2018

The birthplace of Snooker

The game of Snooker was invented over a century ago at the Ootacamund Club. A notice in the billiards room explains that Colonel Sir Neville Francis […]
February 15, 2018

The Ooty Lake is a manmade structure

The Ooty Lake was created between 1823 and 1825 by the then Collector of Coimbatore Mr John Sullivan as a source for irrigation and fishing. It […]
February 15, 2018

The Steepest Railways in Asia

At a gradient of 1 in 12.28  The brain behind the Nilgiri Mountain Railways

between Conoor and Mettupalayam, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is the steepest in Asia and was […]
February 15, 2018

Home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Nilgiri Railways is a 

‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’. It was declared in July 2005 as an extension of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. It covers a distance […]
February 15, 2018

The Slowest Train in India

The Nilgiri Mountain Railway also has the record of being the slowest train in India averaging 10 kmph. That means you can literally walk out from […]
February 15, 2018

Highest Mountain Peak in Tamil Nadu

DodaBetta Peak, located 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road, is the highest Peak in Tamil Nadu and probably the fourth highest in South India […]
February 15, 2018

Birth place of Michael Colin Cowdrey

Thanks to the British rule and the Britishers love for this place and cricket, the legendary English batsman Michael Colin Cowdrey, was born in Ooty on […]