This unique garden full of colorful flowers made from
threads is perhaps one of the most amazing sites one could
come across. The plants and flowers are entirely woven by
hand without any help from machines, even needles have not
been used in creating these wonders.
It is located on the
Mysore Road exhibiting varioustribal objects, representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu and the
ecological details of the Nilgiri district.
It lies on the Dodabetta Ridge, near the famous Botanical
Garden. The majestic building was built in 1877, by the
Duke of Buckingham and is now used only for official
entertaining, while the grounds are open to visitors.
This exquisite relic of the colonial past was
built in the 1820’s. the architecture and lush lawns are quite impressive. The
club still sticks on to the rules and regulations set during the British era.
Catholic church is believed to enshrine a relic of the ‘True cross’ on which
Jesus Chirst was crucified. It is said to have been brought to India by anApostle’s
delegate. Special Novena Prayers and Holy Masses are held here on every Friday
and an annual feast is organized on May 3rd.
This largest Rose Garden of India is perched on the lower
slopes of Elk Hill at Vijayanagaram Farms. It was designed to commemorate the
centenary flower festival covering an area of 6 hectares with over 5 terraces.
The intial collection of 17526 rose plants from 1919 varieties include – floribundas,
hybrid teas, polyanthas, miniatures and creepers. It is planned to increase the
varieties to 5000 by introducing new strains from different centres in and abroad.
Recently, it has become the first rose garden in the country
to be recognized as a ‘Garden of Excellence’,by the World Federation of Rose Societies.
This first bungalow of Ooty was built by John
Sullivan and was called as ‘Kal Bangla’ by the tribals (kal means stone in
Tamil). Today, it is the official residence for the principal of the Govt. Art College.
Dodabetta Peak is the highest peak in the
Nilgiris. It is famous
tourist attraction in Ooty . Many of the national and
international tourist visit this place every