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.