Ooty (short for Ootacamund) is the town we are moving to in July. It is known as "the Queen of the Hill Stations". After the British rule, it was renamed Udhagamandalam. Unfortunately, we have no idea how to pronounce this name, so we will continue to call it 'Ooty' until we can ask on of our Tamil friends how to say it. The elevation of Ooty is 7,440 ft - similar to that of Estes Park, CO. The climate, however, is very temperate. In the summer, the average high temperature is 78 degrees. In the winter, it can get down to freezing during the night. The population of Ooty is around 90,000.