The hills have often been the sight of visual cultures. The tourism led to more and more popularity of the visual culture at these places. A large number of visual historic evidences, the culture complements and colours at different hill stations add to the visual cultures of the place. When the tourists come to Indian hills from different places they expect visual cultures to be depicted in these places. Flocking of thousands of flowers of different colours, size and the shapes is a sight which tourists can never forget (Crossette, 1998). This happens quite often both in the Hills of Himalayas and Ooty. In addition to this, the considerable performance by the people also adds to the visual cultures of the place. Hill stations have always been popular because of its visual cultures. After the independence, hill stations and its cultures has continued to grow by the local governments. According to Robinson (1972), a vigorous growth has been observed in the movements throughout the nations. The visitors to the hill stations of Ooty and Shimla have increased in 1970s. The growth of tourism further increased after the year 1991. Due to the change in the liberalization policies the tourism can further support the visual culture. According to an estimate, around 35 million tourists visited hill stations in India in 1987 which was increased to 420 million by 2006.
The reason behind the attraction of the hill stations is the visual gaze which the tourist has in his mind. It is due to the visual culture which includes the web descriptions which increases the anxiety of the people. The visual culture in the present times has got a boon because of the tourism. Though there has been a difference in the same in the past and the present times. While the viewers and the tourist in the present times, admire the beauty of the places, enjoys the same, spends time and leaves the place (Crouch, 2002). They are more interested in visual beauties rather than the buildings which were constructed. In the colonial times, the people used to gaze more and more on the beautiful monuments. In fact they came to the places as tourists but stayed back because of the visual culture of the place.