WELCOMHERITAGE FERNHILLS ROYAL PALACE
- Nilgiris, Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu - 643004, India
- +91 8045771900, +91 90806 81756
WelcomHeritage Fernhills Royal Palace spread over 50 acres of state with sprawling Greenwood, was the residence of quondam king of Mysore. Built in 1844, the palace resembles a Swiss chalet, and is superbly finished with Burmese teak and features a magnificent ballroom with a high vaulted ornamental Papier-mâché ceiling. The lobby of the palace has beautiful artifacts and handmade paintings of all the yesteryear rulers. Interestingly, all the rooms of the palace are addressed as suites due to its opulence and grandeur. Standing against the beautiful Nilgiri Hills, enveloped with the tea gardens and cardamom plantation, the palace was once stamping ground for the British elites. To escape the scorching summers of South India, high rank Britishers undertook Fernhills as their retreat. This quaint scenery of Ooty was widely enjoyed by the Indian and British nonpareils. It also once served as the earliest club hotels during the times of British Raj. Although India is free from the shackles of colonialism, Ooty has still preserved its ethereal beauty with a whisper of charming English influence. The majestic “Queen of Hills” is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India. With the wide expanse of hills and serenity, tourists visit Ooty for either a family vacation, romantic getaway or simply a weekend of relaxation, there’s something for everyone. Submitting to the mesmerising beauty of the Nilgiri Mountains whilst sipping freshly brewed tea or exploring the bustling town or simply riding the the Nilgiri Toy train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ooty will win you over. Even after two-centuries of its existence WelcomHeritage Fernhills Royal still entices its guests with beauty, heritage, history, and glamour.
Check-in : 2:00 p.m
Check-out : 12:00 p.m
The multi-cuisine restaurant that specialise in Anglo-Indian cuisine. A cuisine that’s delectable and came into existence during British India Raj. During that era regional cuisines of Indian were infused with British culinary preferences and preparations, hence creating a beautiful melange of flavours.
Offers an ideal venue for hosting gala dinners, events, meetings, or social functions for up to 250 guests in theatre, 170 in class room and 150 in U-shape arrangements. Popularly used as Ball room by the royals, the hall has Papier-mâché ceiling and two galleries, one of them was used only by the ladies. A separate section was created for the musicians too
The lavish 30,000 sq. feet widespread manicured lawn was once used for the high tea by the Britishers is now aptly used for large celebration, holding upto 2000 people. Surrounded with serene verdure, some trees are as old as 200 years. The salubrious lawn set against the colonial palace can be well decked for ‘A Hilly Affair’ Wedding. Many Bollywood movies were shot in the palace and particulary in this lawn.
Can accommodate 35 guests in theatre, 30 in class room and 25 in U-shape arrangements. The board room was previously part of the dining area and now has all latest A/V equipments for organizing a successful meeting.
Distance from Coimbatore airport - 100 km
Distance from Coimbatore railway station - 90 km
Distance from Metupalayam railway station - 47 km
Distance from Bangalore - 265 km/6 hours