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India: see UdagamandalamUdagamandalam
, formerly Ootacamund
, town (1991 pop. 81,763), Tamil Nadu state, SW India, in the Nilgiri Hills. At an altitude of c.7,000 ft (2,130 m), the town is the most famous hot-weather resort in S India and has a significant tourism industry.
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Also known as Udagamandalam and previously Ootacamund, today, the picturesque hill station in India is popularly known as the 'Queen of the Hills', as it sits nestled among the scenic Nilgiri Mountains.
One example is from the Ootacamund garden, established in 1848, which became the base for "plant portraits" drawn by amateurs, the best known of these collections being the Bourne Album.
When animal lovers in Britain forced an end to the traditional foxhunt, the impulse reached India's southern hill station of Ootacamund also.
On returning to NPL he received his PhD for his work on photographic resolving power and subsequently became Director of the laboratories at Hindustan Photo Films, Ootacamund (1961-71) and Senior Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (HSc), Bangalore (1971-73).
Imagine yourself close to the blue skies and surrounded by blue mountains in the queen of hill stations, Ootacamund. This heritage residence has hosted a constellation of luminaries.
Abrar Mohsin took this photo at a tea plantation in Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu, India.
Ooty - or Ootacamund to give it its full name - is still a really popular holiday destination in India.
On 24 July 1943, Alun Lewis went on leave to Coonoor, a picturesque south Indian Nilgiri hill-town between Mettupalayam and Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, situated at an altitude of 1839 metres.
Pricol Travel will also add 8 new uber luxury properties under the Tamara brand in the form of boutique hotels, wilderness lodges, luxury villas etc in different locations in South India, like Rameshwaram, Tanjore and Ootacamund. Focus will be on places of historical interest, hill stations, forest corridors, beaches all which would make for ideal family getaways.