THE OOTACAMUND CLUB

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Today, the Club has 632 members with a membership base form all the major cities in India, 7 is fondly referred to as the “Snooty Ooty Club” as also “The Morgue” – thanks to its many hunting trophies. Heritage & tradition are firmly entrenched within its walls, & have been zealously guarded & upheld by generations of members.

Club Hall
 
 
 

The Club, at this time, hade 360 members, membership being open to “All members of H. M. & the Hon’ble Company’s Civil , Military & Service, & gentlemen of the mercantile or other professions, moving in the ordinary circle of Indian society.”  

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Suite Room
  

 

The large Ballroom is adorned with well preserved hunting trophies – obviously donated by members - & include tiger, leopard, bear skins, bison, sambur deer heads. To the right of the Mixed Bar is a second bar dedicated to the memory of Col. Jago who, as a Captain in the Army, introduced jackal hunting in Ooty in 1872.

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Dining Hall
 
 
 

The building functioned as a hotel from 1833 to 1834, when it was rented for a short period by Lord William Bentick, Governor General of Fort William at this time & later the first Governor General of India. It reverted to a hotel till December 1835, when it was rented to the Governor Sir Frederick Adam till September 1836. It reverted to a hotel till end   now a Lt. Col, & eight others – originators of the Ootacamund club.

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Today, the Club has 632 members with a membership base form all the major cities in India, 7 is fondly referred to as the “Snooty Ooty Club” as also “The Morgue” – thanks to its many hunting trophies. Heritage & tradition are firmly entrenched within its walls, & have been zealously guarded & upheld by generations of members.

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