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  • Author: Max Tillberg
  • Date Posted: Aug 23, 2015
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  • Address: Ootacamund, India

Ootacamund, sometimes abbreviated Udhagai and better known as Ooty, is a town, a municipality, and the district capital of the Nilgiris district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Originally occupied by the Todas, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century. Today, the town’s economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with manufacture of medicines and photographic film. The town is connected to the rest of India by road and rail, and its historic sites and natural beauty attract tourists. As of 2011, the town had a population of 88,430. The local area is known for tea cultivation and is economically grown in Ooty, Coonoor, Kotagiri and across Nilgiris district. The elevation is about 1800 meter above the sea level. Soil conditions, elevation and climatic conditions gives flavors to the tea grown here.

Tea estates

NameRegistratedCompanyArea Planted [Ha]Grant Area [Ha]Revenue DistrictSub DivisionPlantation District
Chamraj Tea Estate1962United Nilgiri Tea Estates Co. Ltd814.221478.22NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Devala Tea Estate1962Shri O.M. Lingappa10.1310.13NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Devashola Tea Estate1973Nilgiri Agro Agencies Pvt. Ltd.143.52171.18NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Doddabelta Tea Estate1962Doddabelta Tea Plantations32.3532.35NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Doddabetta Upper Tea Estate1962Upper Doddabetta Tea Estate32.3532.35NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Dunsandletea Estate1962The Bombay Burmah Trading Corpn. Ltd164250.78NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Emerald Valley Tea Estate1962Alan Firm.80.1880.18NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Encenada Tea Estate1962B. Nandhi Gouder14.8314.83NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Gaikandi Tea Estate1962Smt. J. Rukkiammal16.5116.51NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Gandhikandy Tea Estate1962Sri S.K. Donraj16.5116.51NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Garswood Tea Estate1962New Garswood Estate63.1463.14NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Glenmorgan Tea Estaste1962Glenmorgan Tea Estates Co.179.21282.77NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Green Forest Tea Estate1962Shri O.M. Lingappa10.4110.41NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Halkad Tea Estate1962Shri Y.L. Lingappa9.029.02NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Hill Top Tea Estate1962Sri O. M. Lingappa10.4810.48NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Ithalaar Tea Estate1962K.N. Bellie & Bros.12.2512.25NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Kodaneri Tea Estate1962Sri Chunchiah16.1916.19NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Kolipatty Tea Estate1962Kolipatty Estate32.7332.73NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Liddellsdale Tea Estate1962The Karumbalam Indust. Co. Op Fy. Ltd441.42819.15NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Manjoor Tea Estate1962Shri B.K. Linga Gouder24.2824.28NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Nanjundeswara Tea Estate1962Nanjundeswara Estate8.511.94NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Onikandy Tea Estate1962Shri K.M. Kulla Gouder11.0411.04NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Prospect Tea Estate1962Mahavir Plantations Ltd.384.43614.64NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Red Hill Tea Estate1962Red Hill Estate54.7588.34NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Rock Hill Tea Estate1962Shri A.S. Manir9.519.51NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Rohinee Tea Estate1962Shri S.M.Mahammed Gani & Co99NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Selada Tea Estate1962Shri M.K. Bheema Gouder18.6418.64NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Thaniakandy Tea Estate1962Shri K.B. Raman11.9411.94NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Thawaikuli Tea Estate1962Shri Y.L. Lingappa8.368.36NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Thiashola Tea Estate1962Thiashola Plantations Private Limited188.13270.03NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri
Wakefield Tea Estate1962Wakefield Tea Estate.36.9636.96NilgirisOotacamundNilgiri

Source: Wikipedia

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