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Tamil Nadu Hill Stations

Courtalam

Courtalam lies on the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats and a pleasant town. The main attraction of Courtalam is the 300 feet waterfalls on the Chittar river. These falls are considered as a spa and bathing here is considered good for body and soul. There is an interesting temple nearby. Due to all these features, Courtalam has developed into a pleasant hill resort.

Kotagiri

Kotagiri is situated at an altitude of 2200 metres above sea level, and only 20 kms. from Ooty (Ootacamund). Kotagiri is the third largest, oldest and pleasant hill station in the Nilgiri Hills. Kotagiri is an island of green fields, surrounded by thick forests. Kotagiri is a hiker's paradise, with endless trails. This hill station also had strong presence of the British Raj. This small town is also becoming a commercial town with various banks and shopping facilities. There is a Kota temple in the middle of the town, even though the Kota tribes have moved out of the town. The various attractions in Kotagiri are Kodanaad View point, Elk falls, Rangaswamy 

Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu

Rock and Long Wood Shola. From the Kodanad View Point, one can have a view of Moyar and Bhavani river, Mysore Plateau, valleys, trenches and paddy fields. The Elk falls is the worth visiting place in Kotagiri due to the first European house, built in the Nilgiris and the Badaga settlement. This is a beautiful, quiet and idyllic place for anthropology. Kotagiri has one of the best climate in the world.

Coonoor
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Coonoor is situated at an altitude of about 2000 metres, about 26 kms. down the mountain railway line of Coimbatore. Coonoor is surrounded by tea plantations, pleasant walks and provides opportunities for hikers. The main attraction of Coonoor is Sim's Park. This park was established in 1874 and its beautiful flowerbeds are a botanist's delight. Some of the rare trees and herbs which are grown here are Pine, Magnolia, Phoenix, Turpentine, Camellia, Quercus and Araucaria. The other tourist attractions in Coonoor are Lamb's Rock, Dolphin nose. The Lamb's Rock is known so as the Captain Lamb was responsible for creating a path to this previously inaccessible ravine. The blue skies and mist 

hanging over the ghats over the Mettupalayam area are certainly a grand sight to watch. The Dolphin nose is a natural rock formation in the form of an uprising dolphin. The St. Catherine's Falls flowing very slowly across the canyon and the Badaga (Local tribe) huts that dot the edge of the serrated cliffs are very delightful place near the Dolphin's Nose. The other tourist attractions around Coonoor are the Law's Falls, Katteri Falls and Droog. The climate is pleasant throughout the year.

Yercaud

Yercaud is also the quiet hill resort in Tamil Nadu, situated at an altitude of 1515 meters above sea level. Yercaud is situated in the Servaroyan Hills of Salem district in Tamil Nadu. Yercaud is also referred as the poor man's Ooty. If Ooty is the queen of the hills, Yercaud is the princess! This hill station provides a panoramic and breathtaking views and is surrounded all over by the greenery. Most of the people in Yercaud are tribal. Yercaud is famous for coffee and pepper plantations. Yercaud was also influenced by the Britishers and was a popular summer retreat. The British legacy can be seen and felt in a number of places. The various tourist 

Yercaud, Tamil Nadu

attraction in Yercaud are Yercaud Lake, Anna Park, Lady's Seat, Killiyur Falls, Pagoda Point, Bear's Cave, Servarayan temple and Grange. The Pagoda Point is known so because of various pyramid-like structures. The Anjaneya temple is believed by the locals as very powerful. One can get a full view of Salem from here. The Yercaud lake is the beautiful lake, surrounded by trees. The Servarayan temple is situated right on the top of the hill. In this temple, the Lord Servarayan resides with his consort Kaveri. The people believe that this deity is the guardian angel for the 67 villages in and around Yercaud. This temple is inside a cave and one has to bend and go in. Yercaud has a mild and plesant climate, due to which this place can be visited throughout the year. October and November are the best month to visit this place.

Yelagiri Hills

Yelagiri Hills, Tamil Nadu

Yelagiri Hills is an idyllic place for a short holiday. Yelagiri Hills are also known as the queen of hill stations and the most pristine and unpolluted hill station in Tamil Nadu. Yelagiri Hills is a backward area with few glaring developments like cottages and farm houses, but this place has still maitained its 'remote' label. The government is also trying to promote Yelagiri as a tourist place. The view in and around the hills is captivating and last for the lifetime. The Jalagamparai water falls is a 5 km trek from Yelagiri downhill. It is a tough trek, but the view from the sides of the mountain, of the valley are rewarding. The two towns in Yelagiri hills are Athnavur and Nilavur. Athnavur is the best place to stay and the last place with traces of modernisation. In Nilavur, the place is full of agricultural land, vegetable and rose farms.

 

Information about Tamil Nadu
Introduction || History || Geography || Economy || People || Religion || Dances || Art & Culture || Cuisine || Festivals || Shopping || Wildlife Sanctuaries

Cities in Tamil Nadu
Chennai || Kanyakumari || Madurai || Mamallapuram || Ooty || Pondicherry

Distances from Cities in Tamil Nadu
Chennai || Coimbatore || Kanyakumari || Madurai || Ooty || Pondicherry || Rameshwaram || Thanjavur || Tiruchirappali

Festivals of Tamil Nadu
Tamil New Year || Chitra Pournami || Saral Festival || Silk Festival || Arumbavur Sculptor Fair || Dance Festival || Pongal || Thiruvaiyaru Music Festival || Natyanjali Festival || Karthigai Deepam

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary || Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary || Mukkurthi National Park || Kalakkadu Wildlife Sanctuary || Mundanthuri Wildlife Sanctuary || Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary || Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirre Wildlife Sanctuary || Guindy National Park || Vallunadu Black Buck Sanctuary || Vedanthangal and Karikili Bird Sanctuaries || Arignar Anna Zoological Park || Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park

 
 
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