Once upon a time...
A Nilgiri ForeverProject
"Once upon a time" there was a place called the Nilgiris, a place so beautiful, a place that had a soul, a place that welcomed people from far and wide.
Then change happened like everywhere else, the sholas and grasslands became estates making way for beautiful tea gardens where the aromas would waft through the crisp air lifting your spirits, a plantation paradise, the Nilgiris welcomed you!
Then change happened...people loved the place so much, that they wanted a piece of it...the land became real estate, the two leaves and a bud, became five leaves and a stalk, the locals migrated to the big cities and the villages wore a deserted look. People came from all over and bought up land and built houses like they would do in concrete city, they bought old colonial british bungalows and made them modern, you had the who's who come and make coonoor their second home. All was well. But, there was a problem - the soul of the place was dying!
In 2020...the world shut down, the people came back, the occupations were revived, land was used, people became aware. There was a revival of the soul. People understood the place. But, this time change is happening consciously, it is tending towards being the Nilgiris that was "Once upon a time".
Here at the Nilgiri project we are trying to take you back to what was in what will be and hoping to offer you what the Nilgiris was, with a difference though, a society for sustainable transformation. Once upon a time!
Live in the Nilgiris - Make a Home with Us
Are you looking for a home in the Mountains?
Here's your chance to experience the hand crafted mountain Home, especially curated for a Nilgiri experience. Something that's exclusive but, at the same time affordable, bringing together an eclectic mix of people to create a harmonious community.
Presenting Aviky's Olive tree "Once upon a time"
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Priced between between 1.5 to 2 Cr for a home OR block a site for 75 lacs and above.
Aviky's Olive Tree
Hidden within the Nilgiri Bio-Reserve, Aviky's Olive Tree, a Nilgiri Forever Project is designed to give you the warmth and feeling of “Once upon a time”
The Landscape - Thoughtfully designed keeping in mind the natural gradients and the views, each plot is carved out to occupy not more than 25% of built up area, leaving enough space to do your own thing, be it gardening, growing your own vegetables or having a mini forest. The homes are positioned to harmonise the space, where the collective benefit exceeds an individual leverage.
Neighbourhood - With the defence services staff college being a stone throw away, the Nilgiris has attracted the retired officers to make it their home, we have a few such clusters around and a bunch of individual bungalows well designed and in harmony with the place. Additionally there are the friendly Indigenous hamlets too which adds to the charm of the location.
Facilities Around - There are large public grounds and a horse riding facility, along with organic farms for fresh supply of vegetables and dairy. Beautiful trekking paths and viewpoints abound the property too. A proposed sports, recreational and utility services facility is in the works within the development.
Landscape and Building Architecture
Distances from Key Locations:
In the 1 KM Vicinity:
Retired Armed Forces Enclave
Indigenous People's Hamlets - Hubbathalai / Pororai / Kethorai
Organic Vegetable Farms
In the 3 KMS Vicinity:
Ooty - Coonoor Highway Junction / Madras Regimental Center - Boy's Company:
Aruvankadu Railway Station
In the 6 KMS Vicinity:
Coonoor Railway Station
Ketti Railway Station
Ooty - Coonoor - Coimbatore Highway Junction / Culinarium / Needle Industries / Yellenahalli / Ketti
Ooty - Coonoor - Coimbatore Highway Junction / Kattery
Wellington Gymkhana Club
St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Coonoor
Brindavan Public School
Distance to Others
Ooty Golf Course: 15 Kms
The Hebron School, Ooty: 15 Kms
Lawrence School, Lovedale: 13 Kms
The Laidlaw Memorial and Junior College, Ketti: 9 Kms
Distance to Major Cities
Bangalore 280 Kms
Coimbatore Airport: 75 Kms
Chennai: 540 Kms
An interesting video from the folks at Melody Miles, which captures the essence of the place quite well and, gives you an idea of what to expect! Do watch the video!
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