Kotagiri - Introduction
Situated at an altitude of 1950 m., the spectacular hill resort of Kotagiri has been enticing holidaymakers to its breathtaking scenic beauty. A seemingly large number of attractions appeal to those who make a beeline to this hill resort to escape from the heat and dust of city life. As is the case with most of the hill resorts in India, Kotagiri serves as the summer resort of the British. Literally meaning the lines of the house of the Kotas, this beautiful hill resort quietly nestles in the Nilgiri Hills.
16 km away from Ooty, the hill resort of Kotagiri in the state of Tamil Nadu is located in the famous Nilgiri Hills. Kotagiri is just
Kotagiri - Places to visit
The hill resort of Kotagiri brims with several points of tourist attraction.
A major tourist highlight of Kotagiri is the Catherine Falls. The Elk falls offer breathtaking views of the spectacular surroundings of Echoing Valley of Kookal.
Don't miss to pay a visit to the golf course, which offers an unrivaled view of the greenery across the horizon.
The tea plantations of the hill resort also deserve a visit.
Kotagiri - nearby attractions
Among the places, which make for excursion options from Kotagiri is the holy Rangaswamy Pillar which is located at a distance of 16 km from the hill resort. The excursion to the eastern slopes of the Nilgiri hills is also undertaken by the visitors on a large scale. You can have breathtaking views of the Nilgiris from the vantage point of the Rangaswamy Peak. You can also enjoy the wonderful sights of the eastern slopes of the Niligiris from another important vantage point of the Kodanad.
You can also shop handicrafts at the Woman's Cooperative of Kotagiri near Ramachand Square for gift items and souvenirs from Kotagiri.
If you proceed further, you will move to the other renowned hill resorts of Ooty and Coonor.
Kotagiri - Best Time to Visit
As Kotagiri experiences mild temperature all round the year, the best time to visit the hill resort is any time of the year
Kotagiri - How to reach here
The nearest airport to Kotagiri is at Coimbatore, which caters to the air transport to the people.
Road & Rail:
The hill resort of Kotagiri is well connected to the other major places in Tamil Nadu by road. Regular buses services connect the hill resort to Ooty, Mettupalayam and Coonoor.
Kotagiri - Accommodation
Accommodation is easily available in Kotagiri. There are several tourist lodges, guesthouses, hotels, resorts and eating restaurants that cater to the needs of the various tourists to Kotagiri.