Stone house Ooty also known as Kal Bangala by the tribals (Thodas) is the first bungalow built using stones/kal in Ooty. Stone House Ooty was built by John Sullivan in 1822. He acquired the land from the Todas at one rupee per acre.
The area he chose to build this building was lush green with ferns, orchids, lichens, and pine trees. The building has a sloping roof, which is painted Green. The architecture is simple and resembles a British cottage. I assume it might have a cozy fireplace in the living room.
The building now is the official residence of the principal of the Government Arts College, Ooty. You can see the building only from the outside.
Type of place: Stone Bungalow
Situated: Ooty, Tamil Nadu
Distance: Ooty is 120 Km (shorter route via Masinaguid) and 155 Km (longer route via Gudalur) from Mysore and, 146 Km from Calicut, 100 Km from Coimbatore, 295 Km from Bangalore, 240 Km from Kodaikanal.
Transport: Well connected by road