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The beautiful hill station of Ooty is located in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Its stunning beauty and splendid green deep valleys made the British name it "Queen" of Hill Stations.

The most fascinating aspect of Ooty is that the hill town is surrounded by four magnificent hills belonging to the Nilgiri range.
The four beautiful ranges amidst which the hill resort of Ooty stands are Snowdon, Elk Hill, Doddabetta and Club Hill. This picturesque location of Ooty attracts many tourists to this place. It is situated at the point where the Eastern Ghats meet the Western Ghats.

The origin of the name Ootacamund is obscure, but "mund" is the Badaga word for a Toda village, and it is probably a corruption of the Badaga name for the central region of the Nilgiri Plateau. Another likely origin of the stem of the name ("Ootaca") comes from the local language Tamil where "Otta-Cal" literally means "Single Stone". This is perhaps a reference to a sacred stone revered by the local Toda people. Another reason is that the British could not pronounce it well so it became Ootacamund from Udhagamandalam it further changed into Ooty from Ootacamund.

Derby Green, a landmark & historic resort, is located on five and a half acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and is an exquisite combination of modern amenities & old world charm. The old colonial structure has been painstakingly refurbished and is located in the heart of Ooty town overlooking the race course. The resort has 91 Rooms, a multi cuisine restaurant- Ascot, Svastha spa and holiday activity centre.

ACCOMODATION
Falcon Tours and TravelsClub Mahindra Derby Green Resort has 91 Rooms. The elegantly appointed apartments include mini studios, studios and one bedroom equipped with speaker phones with STD/ISD direct dialing facility and 26 inch LCD television with cable connection.
Guests enjoy 24 hour in room dining; and can avail of a laundry and valet service, travel desk and Doctor on call.
FOOD & RESTAURANT
Ascot - the multi cuisine restaurant operates from 0730 hrs till 22:30 hrs. In the elegant colonial ambience, enjoy the expansive Fun Dining buffet that is packed with popular favorites and local delicacies. The A la Carte menu allows you to customize your meal according to your taste with a choice of Indian and Continental cuisine favorites.
ACTIVITIES
Indoor / Outdoor Activities Carom board, Chess, Chinese checkers, Ludo, Pictionary, Playing cards, Scrabble, Snake & ladder, Table tennis, Uno cards, Art & Craft & Nintendo Wii
Adventure Activities - Trekking
Marlimandu trek (6.30 am to 7.30 am) 6 kms. Trek
This tour covers Nagraj temple (Lord Shiva), Murugan temple and Vishweshwara temple.
Carn Hill trek (6.30 am to 10 am) 8 kms. Trek
Drive to Fernhill and then trek through the jungle. During trek view the shooting meadow, various viewpoints, tea estate, etc.
GETTING TO THE RESORT
By Road
Ooty is well connected by good roads. It is 535 km from Chennai (via Salem), 89 km from Coimbatore, 18 km from Coonoor , 155 km from Mysore, 187 km from Calicut, 290 km from Bangalore, 281 km from Kochi (via Coimbatore and Palakkad), 236 km from Kodaikanal (via Coimbatore and Palani)
There is a regular bus service from Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Kanyakumari, Thanjavur, Tirupati and Cochin. Buses ply regularly to Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Kotagiri, Coonoor and Doddabetta.
By Train
Ooty Railway Station is at Ooty (Udhagamandalam), one of the major tourist destinations served by the Southern Railways. It is connected to Coimbatore and Chennai. The narrow-gauge Toy Train ride to Ooty from Mettupalayam is the chief attraction of the place. Winding through forests, ravines, tunnels and bridges, the spectacular sights en route amply reward the 5 hr journey. Another access to Ooty is by train up to Mysore/Coimbatore and then by road to Ooty.
By Flight
The Coimbatore airport is the closest to the hills at 3-1/2 hours by road. There are flights into Coimbatore from Singapore, Sharjah, Colombo and most parts of India including Mumbai (Air Deccan, Indian Airlines, Jet and Go Air), Chennai ( Air Deccan, Paramount, Indian Airlines )and Jet) and Bangalore.
LOCATION
The Derby Green
29-49, Baikey Road
Ettinnes Road, Ooty (near Race Course)
Tamil Nadu
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