Ensconced high on a rising hill, the Savoy Hotel sprawls over six acres of landscaped gardens, offering colonial style cottages that were built between 1834-1865. Colorful flowerbeds merge to form a multi-coloured quilt around the cottages, adding to their gentle refinement and old English Charm. A quiet retreat, the Savoy Hotel offers a little pocket of paradise. Verdant hills draped by mist, weather that calls for a sweater, dewy tea plantations and a mouthwatering sampling of chocolate and cheese. It is no wonder that Udhagamandalam, better known as Ooty, is called the Queen of Indian hill-stations.