Wenlock Downs, Ooty

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Wenlock Downs is a very famous picnic spot near the town of Ooty and the place is mainly popular for shooting films because of its beautiful location. The gently rolling hills, the green stretch of land, the wide open spaces and the endlessly sprawling greens are enough to fill your heart with joy. Wenlock Downs covers an enthralling area of about 20,000 acres. The entire place is lined with majestically standing eucalyptus trees.

During pre-independence era, the place was very popular among the Europeans who would regularly visit the grounds for the purpose of hunting. This was where the popular Udhagamandalam Hunt would take place. Once hunting was banned in independent India, the place became a famous picnic spot among the local population. In today’s times, no tourist coming to this side of the country can leave without visiting the place. In fact, the place now harbors the Gymkhana Club including the club’s golf course as well as the Government Sheep Farm.

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