Lovedale is a small town near Ooty in Tamilnadu state. This place is popularly known as Queen of hill stations. Throughout the year tourist’s rush will be more in this hill station. This is the perfect place for newly married couple. Lovedale acts as a recreation during the summer season. Britishers founded this place in 1812. Gothic Church, Bungalows, old World Cottages here remember us the Britishers as almost all are built in Britishers style. Trekking is the major attraction of this place. Popular trekking trails are Doddabetta and Devashola.
What to see in Lovedale:
Lawrence School: In the memory of Sir Henry Lawrence this was built. In India there are 3 Lawrence schools. Those are located at Sanawar (first Lawrence School), Mount Abu and Lovedale. These institutions are dates back to 150 years. Sir Henry Lawrence was having a dream to provide education to Children of deceased officers, Soldiers of British Indian Army. His dream was fulfilled by establishing these schools.
Church of Ascension: This church is famous for stained glass alter panel which depicted ascension of Jesus to Heaven. It is located inside the Lawrence School Campus. This was constructed in Gothic architectural style.
What to see around Lovedale:
Ooty: It is located 6kms away from Lovedale. This is considered as best honey moon place. It is one of the popular hill stations in India. During the bitishers reign it was acted as summer recreation. Major attractions of this place are Udhagai, Udagamandalam, and Ootacamund.
Coonoor: It is located 17kms away from Lovedale. After Ooty this is the second largest hill station in Nilgiri Hills. Tea cultivates in this place is world famous. Major attractions of this place are Hidden Valley, Sim’s Park, Tiger Hill cemetery, Wellington Golf Course. This is the perfect place for the bird watchers. Hiking and trekking are the other attractions of this place.
Catherine Falls: These are located 16kms away from Lovedale. Waterfalls fall from 250feet. These waterfalls look so beautiful if visitors see this place from Dolphins Nose.
Wellington: It is located 15kms away from Lovedable. Defence staff Services College is located here. It is a cantonment area.
Bandipur National Park: It is located 54kms away from Lovedale. This place is famous for Flora and Fauna.
Madumalai National Park: It is located 58kms away from Lovedale. Major attractions of this park are Leopard, Jungle Cat, Indian Leopard, and Bengal Tiger.
Getting to Lovedale: Way to reach this place is through roadway and railways. It is situated 5kms away from Ooty. Ooty is well connected with other cities such as Kochi, Madurai, Bangalore, Mysore etc… Nearest airport is located at Coimbatore which is 95kms away from Lovedale.
Best time to visit Lovedale: Throughout the year Lovedale is visits by the tourists. During the summer season rush will be more. Best time to visit this place is between February to October.
Where to stay in Lovedale: There are no accommodation facilities in Lovedale. In general people stay in Ooty and visit this place. In Ooty plenty of hotels are available to stay. For the students dormitories are also available. 2 kms away from Lovedale few private guest houses are available to stay.
Where to eat in Lovedale: Very limited options to eat in Lovedale. Street stalls provide dosas and few snacks. Most popular of this place is filter coffee. After having coffee one cannot forget its taste.