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Ootacamund Ooty Map 1911 - Public domain map


Ootacamund Ooty Map 1911 - Public domain map



Identifier: handbooktravelle00john
Title: A handbook for travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon .
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: John Murray (Firm)
Subjects: India -- Guidebooks Burma -- Guidebooks Sri Lanka -- Guidebooks
Publisher: London : J. Murray Calcutta : Thacker, Spink, & Co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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camunditself and its Lake and St StephensChurch Hill, 7429 ft. Beyond, tothe N. of the Lake, are still higherhills, as Snowdon, 8299 ft., andClub Hill, 8030 ft. The finest view,however, is to the E. Here isOrange Valley, where oranges growwild. To the N. is the Moyar valley,ignobly termed the Mysore Ditch,but really profound and gloomy withforests and the shadows of overhang-ing hills. To the E. are seen dimlythe Gajalhatti Pass and N. Coim-batore, mountains covered with denseforests abounding with game. The Lawrence Asylum, 5 m. fromthe Post office at Ootacamund, isa handsome structure, with a towerover 70 ft. high, situated in a lovelyvalley. The dining-room is largeenough to accommodate 300 boys. Init are good portraits of Sir Hope andLady Grant. The boys learn amongother things telegraphy, and competefor appointments in the GovernmentTelegraph Department; others aretaught trades, and some are enlistedin regiments stationed in India. Thereturn to Ootacamund may be made ^ OOTACAMUNO
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o LoDdoD •lotui MnrrnT, Albcnj-u-I- Scraet ROUTE 33. OOTACAMUND 413 by another road, past a fine piece ofwater, and through tea-plantations. In some of the compounds orgrounds at Ooty are beautiful shrubs.Heliotrope has been known to growto 10 ft. in height, and 30 ft. incircumference, and a verbena to 20 extent. N.W. of the Lake are the Downswith the Golf Links. The Downs,which consist of grassy slopes anddales, with woods and streams inter-spersed (skolas) are the scene of thewell-known hunting attractions ofOotacamund. Their presence andthe absence of Alpine foliage, giveOotacamund a very different appear-ance from the Northern Hill Stationsof India. The Miirlnirti Peak (or Taigannam)is 16 m. due W. of Ootacamund,among the grand mountains of theKundas, where the scenery is magnifi-cent. 8 m. can be driven; theremaining 8 m. must be done onhorseback. Refreshments must betaken. This peak is 8402 ft. high,while Avalanche Hill is 8502 ft., andKunda Peak 8353 ft. It is aspot hel

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