Nilgiris District

Nilgiris District

Queen of Hill Stations

Nilgiris Hills belong to the Western Ghats. It is located at the three junctions of Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka. This is known as oldest mountain ranges older than the Himalayas. Nilgiris Hills are famous for Tea Cultivation, first biosphere of India.

Nilgiris History
In Ancient Days, Nilgiris Hill Areas were occupied by Todas and Kotas. In 1602, Europeans have discovered this beautiful hill stations. After that European collector John Sullivan informed the British government about this beautiful hill stations and its climate. He has built his first home in this area.
European started for migrating to this place during summer on those days. Even they shifted their government administrations to this hill stations during summer season. Kothagiri and Gudalur are the two popular tourist places located near Nilgiris.

Nilgiris Details

  • Total Area :  2, 452.50 sq.kms.
  • Total Population :  7, 62,141
  • Rainfall    :     687.5 mm
  • Climate Condition   :   Max 25*c and Min 12*c (summer) and Max 21*c and Min 2*c (winter)
  • STD Code    :   0423
  • Pin Code    :    643 ***
  • Railway Station : Nilgiris Mountain Railway (Mettupalayam to Udhagamandalam)
  • Bus Stand :  Coonoor, Kotagiri and Udhagamandalam Main Bus Stands
  • Airport : Nearest Airport Coimbatore – 105 kms from Ooty.

Places of Interest
Famous Tourist and Important Places, you can find around Nilgiris are

  • Botanical Garden
  • Children’s Park
  • Glenmorgen
  • Government Museum
  • Horse Racing
  • St. Stephen’s Church
  • Golf Links
  • Lake – Boat House
  • Stone House

Ooty

  • Dodda Betta
  • Kalhatty Falls
  • Mukkurthi National Park
  • Parsons Valley Reservoir
  • Pykara
  • Tiger Hill
  • Tea Plantations
  • Pine Forest
  • Avalanche Lake
  • Wenlock Downs
  • Western Catchment

Coonoor

  • Droog
  • Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint
  • Law Falls
  • Katery Falls
  • Lamb’s Rock
  • Pagasuran Hill
  • Sim’s Park
  • Upper Bhavani Lake

Kothagiri
One of the three popular hill stations has been located in Nilgiris.

  • Elk Falls
  • St. Catherine Falls
  • Kodanadu View Point
  • Bikkapathi Reserve
  • Kil-Kothagiri
  • Tea Factories
  • Rangaswamy Peak
  • Rangaswamy Pillar
  • Longwood Forest
  • The Nehru Park
  • Thengumarahada

Gudalur
Gudalur is located on the way from Mysore to Ooty. Gateway to three states – Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

  • Mudumalai Wildlife
  • Cherambadi
  • Frog Hill View
  • Needle Rock
  • Pandalur
  • Numbalakottai Vimalagiri
  • Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
  • Nelliyalam
  • Hanging Bridges
  • Devala
  • Kunnalady
  • Vimalagiri
  • Genepool Garden
  • Cherangode Swami Malai
  • Singara and Moyar
  • Nellakotta
  • Cherangode
  • Kariyasholai
  • Tree Houses
  • Wax Museum
  • Toda Hut
  • Ooty Mountain Rail