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Nilgiri Hills

''Nilgiri Hill, also known as the Blue Mountains in India, is one of the most ravishingly beautiful hilly terrains in India and supposedly one of the best in the world too. High above the sea level, situated at the junction of the two ghat ranges of the Sahayadri Hills, Nilgiri district provides a fascinating view.
The most attractive and exquisite destination in the state of Tamil Nadu, Nilgiris is a heaven on earth and is resplendent with natural beauty and breathtaking sceneries. ''

Nilgiris derives its charm from its natural setting. The steep hills and fantastically narrow valleys with numerous rivers and rivulets running in all directions with a few fine waterfalls here and there provide beautiful scenery.

Nilgiris are much cooler than the surrounding areas which make it a popular tourist spot, especially during the hot summer months. Nilgiris attracts a large number of tourists every year because of its magnificent hills, fantastic valleys and brilliant waterfalls. Moreover, there are lots of tea estates that add more to the beauty of the area.


Nilgiri Hills are never really out of season. You can choose from various hill stations according to season. While the best season to visit Ooty is June to February, April to June is the best season to visit Coonoor.


Mukurthi Peak - Mukurthi Peak, Pichalbetta and Nilgiri Peak are the important “high points” of the area. The 3 hills of the Wayanad district are illustrious and extremely serene.

Doddabetta Peak - It is located at a distance of 14 Kms from Nilgiris and is one of the highest peaks of South India. Tourists can also absorb the picturesque beauty of plains of Coimbatore and Mysore and beautiful valleys of the nearby area. The peak also offers amusing activities such as trekking.

Tiger Hill - At just 12 Kms far, Tiger Hill is located in the east of Ooty and is a must see attraction. It is often referred as nature observer’s paradise.

Ooty - Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is the headquarters of the Nilgiri district and one of the most popular hill stations in the region. Popularly known as the queen of the hill stations, Ooty is known for its amazing natural beauty...Read More

Coonoor - Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, surrounded by tea plantations. It stands at an altitude of 1839 metres. It is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather is pleasantly cool through the year....Read More

Kotagiri - Kotagiri is a pristine little town, situated about 16 km from Ooty. Situated at an altitude of 1,950 mts, it was developed as a summer retreat for the British during the colonial days.

Doddabetta Peak - Located at an altitude of 2,623 m, it is the highest point in the Nilgiri Hills. The site, situated 10 km from Ooty, offers breathtaking views of the hills and the surrounding areas.


The pleasant weather all year long is also the major reason why tourist head to the hills in the summers.


Air: Coimbatore, 105-km from Ooty, is the nearest airport. It has daily flights to and from Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Trivandrum.

Rail: Ooty is on the narrow gauge railway connected to Mettupalayam (47-km), which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai. The famous toy train connects Ooty with Mettupalayam and Coonoor.

Road: Nilgiri is well connected to all the major towns and cities of South India.

Fast Facts about Nilgiris

State:  Tamil Nadu

District: Nilgiris

Famous for/as:  Scenic, Hill station

Languages: Tamil, English

Best Season: Winters; October to March

Weather: Tropical type; Hot in summers, moderately cool in winters

Altitude:  2789 m

Pincode: 643001

STD code: 0423

Distance Charts to Nilgiris

Road Map
Bangalore to Nilgiris
260 KM
Coimbatore to Nilgiris
90 KM
Ooty to Nilgiris
8 KM
Mysore to Nilgiris
119 KM
Kochi to Nilgiris
280 KM


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