Light and Life Academy is perched on a mountaintop about 7000 ft. above sea level near Ooty,Tamil Nadu, India, with a spectacular view of the Ketti valley, arguably the second largest inhabited valley in the world. It's a calm, peaceful 60,000 sq ft theater in the lap of Mother Nature with up to three seasons visiting it every day. Custom-designed by one of India's most celebrated architects, Mr. Jaisim (recipient of NDTV award for Lifetime Achievement in Architecture), any part of the campus is a window to the continuously unfolding drama of the sights and sounds of nature.
The quality of light is perfect for students of photography. Besides, as there are few distractions, the learning curve is steep and the students stay focused on photography. When you step out of campus, the locals and officials are not just supportive but welcoming of cameras and photography, unlike most other place. It is truly the most conducive environment to create a picture.
Nilgiris is India's first biosphere reserve. It has been declared as one of the 34 'hotspots' of the world because of its unique bio-diversity. Rolling grasslands, dense sholas, waterfalls, streams, lakes, vast expanse of tea plantations, interspersed with vegetable gardens, spectacular viewpoints, an amazing variety of flora and fauna, fabulous trekking trails, innumerable heritage sites, unique villages, spell binding sunrises and sunsets, magical light, pollution free atmosphere, mist, clouds, fog, star studded skies and serenity. Nilgiris presents a truly breathtaking kaleidoscope of visual treats and soul stirring experiences.View Nilgiris gallery >