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Beautiful Nilgiris

June 17, 2006

I dont know how many of them know about nilgiris or blue mountain., And also called as "The Queen of Hills" are range of mountains and a district in the south-indian states of Tamilnadu and Kerala. This is one of the interesting tourists places.

The principal town of the area is Udhagamandalam, although the old British name of Ootacamund, shortened to Ooty, is often used. In the town there are many building which look very "British" style, in particular Collectrate office and the churches. The highest point is the mountain of Dodda Betta, with a height of 2,637m. The altitude of the Nilgiris results in a much cooler wetter climate than the surrounding plains, and so the area is popular as a retreat from the summer heat. The rolling hills of the Downs look very similar to the Downs in Southern England, and were used for similar activities such as hunting.
Tea is grown at elevations of 1,000 to above 2,500 metres. The area also produces eucalyptus oil and temperate zone vegetables. Parts of many Indian movies are filmed in the Nilgiris.

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