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Tours - Ooty Weekend Tour

 

Day 01: Bangalore – Ooty

Morning meet with our representative and drive to Ooty, via Srirangapatnam, Mysore, Bandipur National Park, Mudumalai National Park. 
Ooty – well famous as the "Queen of hill stations" is the capital of Nilgiris district. Ooty is one of the most popular tourist resorts and picturesque picnic spots in India and situated at an altitude of 2240 mt. Earlier it was used to be popular summer and weekend getaway for the Britishers during the colonial days. An added attraction for the tourists to Ooty is the mountain train journey on a ratchet and pinion track which commences from Kallar, near Mettupalayam and wends its way through many hair-raising curves and fearful tunnels and chugs along beside deep ravines full of verdant vegetation, gurgling streams and tea gardens.
Upon reaching at Ooty check into the hotel. Enjoy the remaining day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Ooty

Morning post breakfast we will go on half day sightseeing tour around Ooty visiting its Botanical Garden- The Government Botanical Garden, Udhagamandalm was established in 1848. The Gardens have around a thousand species, both exotic and indigenous, of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants. In the centre of the Gardens lie a fossilized tree trunk estimated to be 20 million years old.
Also visit Ooty Lake – it is an artificial lake constructed by John Sullivan, in 1824. The water flowing down mountain streams in the Ooty valley was dammed to form the lake. The lake is surrounded by groves of Eucalyptus trees with a railway line running along one shore. During the summer season in May, boat races and boat pageantry are organised for two days.

Doddabetta peak - It is the second highest mountain in the Nilgiri Hills, at 2637 metres (8650 feet), after Anamudi. There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is a popular tourist attraction with road access to the summit.

Hindustan photo films factory - The HPF is not a usual fascinating tourist spot in Ooty but in fact is an industrial unit situated at a distance of about 5 km from the popular Ooty Railway Station. The Hindustan Photo Films covers an area of 300 acres and is known for manufacturing a number of film products.

Later return to the hotel for Lunch. Rest of the day at leisure and participate in the activities offered by the accommodation. Overnight stay at hotel.

Optional : Also if you are interested in travelling in hill train, then you can extend a night stay here to enjoy the toy train experience in Ooty. You may board the Ootty - Coonoor passenger train which leaving on fixed schedule.

From Ooty you can board daily train leaving at 9:15 am, 12:15 pm, 02:00 pm & 06:00 pm and while returning back from Coonoor you can board the train leaving daily at 07:45 am, 10:40 am, 12:35 am and 4:30 am.

Day 03: Ooty – Mysore - Bangalore

After breakfast leave for Bangalore, en-route visit Mysore Palace. Further continue drive to Bangalore.

End of the services.

The city of Bangalore has quite an interesting history attached to it. Right from its name to its becoming the IT Capital of India, each stage in the history of Bangalore is worth mentioning. Read on to know more about the history of Bengalooru, India.

Naming of Bangalore
There are numerous versions related to the naming of the city as 'Bangalore'. As per the information available in the Gazetteer of India, the term 'Bangalore' is an anglicized version of "Bengalooru," a Kannad term. The word Bengalooru was in turn derived from the phrase 'bende kaalu ooru', meaning 'the town of boiled beans'. There is story behind naming the city as the 'town of boiled beans'. 

It is said that King Ballala of the Hoysala dynasty once got lost in the jungle and was very tired and hungry. In the jungle, he came across a poor and old woman, who offered him some boiled beans. As an expression of his gratitude towards the woman, the King named the place as 'bende kaalu ooru'. However, there are other historical evidences that reveal that the name 'Bengalooru' was recorded much before the reign of King Ballala. 

The Time of Kempe Gowda
Kempe Gowda, known as the founder of Bangalore, played a very important in the shaping of the city. A feudal lord himself, he used to serve under the Vijayanagara Kings. A hunting enthusiast, Kempe Gowda once saw his dog being chased by a hare. Amused as well as impressed up this incident, he started calling Bangalore as 'Gandu bhoomi' (heroic place). He, with the help of King Achutaraya, built a mud fort in Bangalore and inside it founded the towns of Balepet, Cottonpet, and Chickpet. Later, his son got the four watchtowers erected on the boundaries of the city, visible even today. 

Reign of the Sultans, Marathas and British
In the year 1638, the Vijayanagara Empire fell to the Sultan of Bijapur, Mohammed Adil Shah. For the next sixty years, the city was under the rule of the Sultans. Thereafter, Mughals took over the city. However, their rule did not last too long and in 1687, they sold the kingdom to King Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar of Mysore. He got another fort built in Bangalore, to the south of the one built by Kempe Gowda. Hyder Ali received Bangalore in the form of jagir in 1759, from Krishna Raja Wodeyar II. He converted the city into an army town. 

In the year 1799, when Tipu Sultan died, the British returned the kingdom back to Krishna Raja Wodeyar III. However, the British again took over the kingdom in 1831, citing misrule by Krishna raja Wodeyar III as the reason. It was under the British rule that Bangalore started developing into a modern city, with all the contemporary facilities like railways, telegraphs, post and telegraph, etc. The city was again given back to the Wodeyars in 1881. However, since the British Commissioners were based in Bangalore, its development into a contemporary city continued unabated. 

Post-Independence
After India gained independence in the year 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Karnataka. From then onwards, the city has witnessed large-scale development and has grown in leaps and bounds. 

IT Capital of India
The introduction of information technology in Bangalore, somewhere around the year 2000, led to the development of the city as the IT Capital of India. Today, it has become the hub of IT professionals in India. There are numerous other names given to Bangalore, like 'India's Silicon Valley', 'The Fashion Capital of India', 'The Pub City of India', etc. 

Re-naming as Bengalooru....

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