Ooty- Quick Guide to the Queen of Hill Stations
Ooty- Quick Guide to the Queen of Hill Stations

Ooty- Quick Guide to the Queen of Hill Stations

Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam is the Queen of hill stations. It is the capital of the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu and one of the most popular tourist resorts in India. Nilgiris means the Blue Mountains. It is a land of picturesque picnic spots which used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. With cool temperatures all through the year, it’s inviting set amidst verdant green hills has rightfully earned Ooty the moniker, ‘Queen of the Hills’. Quaint bungalows and heritage buildings reflect Ooty’s colonial past and make it an ever-growing and popular holiday destination in southern India.

Orchha- The Hidden Rustic Charm of India
Orchha- The Hidden Rustic Charm of India

Orchha- The Hidden Rustic Charm of India

Orchha is a charming village on the banks of river Betwa, a prominent river system in the Bundelkhand region. Bundelkhand is the region that lies in the central most part of India, occupying the southern region of UP and the northern region of MP. Roughly 400 km from Delhi, the village served as the capital of Bundelkhand between the 16th and 18th centuries. The rulers were a clan of Rajputs friendly with the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Though distinctly Rajput in style, their architecture was also heavily influenced by the Mughals.