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Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Government Museum Ooty, Tamil Nadu - 112

On display are tribal objects, district’s ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu.

Guys, this place is known as the 'Queen of Hill Stations', Udhagamandalam better known as Ooty is the most popular hill station in the South. It is settled in the Western ghats at a height of 2240 mts., Udhagamandalam is the central office of the Nilgiris district where the two ghats meet. Nature has been generous with this region which is by far the most beautiful in the state.

Apart from coffee and tea plantations, trees like conifers, eucalyptus, pine and wattle dot the hillside in Udhagamandalam and its environs. Curiously enough, this slice of paradise remained unknown to the great southern dynasties and it took the British to discover it in the early 1800s. They were, however, not the first inhabitants of this land as a tribe called Todas had been living there long before the British came, claiming that the Nilgiris had been their home since time immemorial. But the credit for modernizing Udhagamandalam and making it accessible goes to the British who constructed the first railway line in the area and made it the summer capital of the Madras Presidency.

You can visit here from 10.00 am to 01.00 pm and 02.00 pm to 05.00 pm. This museum remains closed on Fridays, second Saturdays and Government Holidays. Here is no entry fees to visit this place.

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