Category Archives: Ooty History

Stay in British Bungalows in Ooty

Before the independence of India, Ooty is occupied by british. British prefer Ooty for the weather and nature surrounding. They built cottages, mansions and villas during their stay. After the the independence they sold their properties to the locals and these properties are one of the highlights of Ooty. This beautiful cottages and mansions of british era now become holiday cottages. People coming to Ooty love to stay in this heritage cottages.

Country Tavern Ooty

Luxury British Cottage Ooty

Here at ootycottages, we help visitors to find this kind of vintage bungalows. To name a few Kings Cliff, Country Tavern, Kluney Manor, Bouganvilla and Sherlock are some of them. Also some group of cottages and luxury mansions become luxury hotels. Some big companies undertook those big palace and mansions to convert them into cosy star hotels. you can find some of the them in this Luxury hotels page.

Please give us a call or email us so that we can help you find british bungalows for your next stay in Ooty.

Nilgiri History Museum ( John Sullivan Memorial )

It is located in Kannerimukku Village, Kotagiri. Now the Nilgiri Documentation Centre (NDC) is functioning in the building and running the museum. This museum has the largest collection of information about Nilgiris. The museum is open for visitors. The museum open daily at 10am and closes by 5pm. A small admission fee of rupees 10 collected for entry.

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Founder of Ooty

John Sullivan is the founder of the Ooty. He was born in the year 1788 and served as a Collector of coimbatore in 1817. He founded the mountain town Ooty in the year 1819. He built his first stonehouse in Ooty on 1822. He also created the Ooty lake in year 1823. This popular man is died in the year 1855 in England.