There were the native tribes of Badagas, Kotas, Kurumbas and Todas in the Nilgiris and then a whole lot of British.
In the early 1800s, the British with their administrative set up in Madras, had heard about the charms of the cool ‘blue mountains’ or the Nilgiris. John Sullivan, the then collector of Coimbatore, received an order from the British East India Company, to evaluate the claims and investigate the region further. He, along with some sepoys, embarked on a week long excursion to finally reach Ooty, and praised it for its pleasant climate. ‘Invalid soldiers’ too were sent to re-confirm the claims. From then on, Ooty saw a stream of people in search for good health, cooler climes and leisure time.
British officials thereafter began buying land from the native tribes and set up colonial bungalows. Within a few years, several stately homes, churches, houses for ‘immigrants’ from the plains, roads, markets and civic buildings were set up. This is when the region was declared a military cantonment area and a popular hill station, today known as Ooty, was born.
This is a frame from a petite heritage colonial bungalow with 6 bedrooms in Ooty that translates as a charming home away from home. Go on here this summer with your family and smile when the children bond with their grandparents, play with their distant siblings or just do the cutest things in the gardens while you chatter away over endless cups of tea in the grand living areas.
Book the cottage here 👉https://myoki.in/tamil-nadu/ooty-6-bedroom-cottage or just Google ‘Ooty 6 Bedroom Cottage Myoki’ and you should see this. Link in bio as well.
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