Gudalur (SC)

Gudalur is a state assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.

Total Voters:

Male: 87,933
Female: 90,209
Total: 1,78,142


Legislative Assembly Election Results

Assembly Duration Winner Party Votes
Fourteenth 2011- Thiravidamani.M DMK 66871
Thirteenth 2006-2011 Ramachandhiran,K DMK 74147
Twelfth 2001-06 A. Miller ADMK 78809
Eleventh 1996-01 Mubarak, B.M. DMK 73565
Tenth 1991-96 Raju K.R. ADK 54766
Ninth 1989-91 Kareem, M.K. INC 38147
Eighth 1984-89 K.Hutchi Gowder ADK 52470
Seventh 1980-84 Hutchi, K. DMK 36780
Sixth 1977-80 K. Hutchi DMK 15323
Fifth 1971-77 K. H. Bomman SWA 18519

History of The Nilgiris District

Ooty Botanical Garden

The Nilgiris District is in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Nilgiri (English: Blue Mountains) is also the name given to a range of mountains spread across the division between the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. The Nilgiri Hills are part of a larger mountain chain known as the Western Ghats. Their highest point is the mountain of Doddabetta, height 2,633 m. The small district is mainly contained within this mountain range, with its headquarters at Ooty (Ootacamund or Udhagamandalam). It ranked first in a comprehensive Economic Environment index ranking districts in Tamil Nadu (not including Chennai) prepared by the Institute for Financial Management and Research in August 2009. As of 2011, the Nilgiris district had a population of 735,394 with a sex-ratio of 1,042 females for every 1,000 males.

Rolling grasslands, dense sholas, waterfalls, streams, lakes, vast expanse of tea plantations, interspersed with vegetable gardens, spectacular view points, an amazing variety of flora and fauna, fabulous trekking trails, innumerable heritage sites, spell binding sunrises and sunsets, magical light, pollution free atmosphere, mist, clouds, fog, star studded skies, serenity etc.

There is a belief that the people living in the plains at the foot of the hills, should have given the name, the Nilgiris, in view of the violet blossoms of ‘kurinji’ flower enveloping the hill ranges periodically. The earliest reference to the political history of the Nilgiris, according to W.Francis relates to the Ganga Dynasty of Mysore.


The Nilgiris District Map

The Nilgiris Area:

Area Sq. Km: 2,565

The Nilgiris Population:

Male: 3,60,143
Female: 3,75,251
Total: 735,394

Literacy Rates

Male: 91.72 %
Female: 78.98 %
Total: 85.20 %