Perhaps the locals have not done enough to promote Ooty  (yes that's what they all call it) as a destination not only for travellers escaping the heat of the plains.

      How many know that the game of SNOOKER was created here over a century ago at the Ooty Club?

     Why don't they sponsor a world snooker cup with the logo; SNOOKER - BORN IN OOTY. I'm pretty sure that will bring in the hordes of snooker lovers. It will also bring in tons of money to upgrade the infrastructure of the town and contribute to the upkeep of the gardens.