Sunday, March 9, 2008


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.

1 comment:

Kee family said...


So if we come to visit you and fly into Bangalore, how far is it to Ooty? We still need to figure out exactly where Ooty is located. Have you learned where some of the staff vacation? It would be fun to plan a vacation during your holidays to visit some area or country that would be relaxing for you... Dad