Kotagiri Tourism, India 2020 ( Tours & Activities)

Kotagiri is popular as the most beautiful hill station in the Nilgiris. Surrounded by lush tea plantations, emerald-green meadows, and rugged nature trails, this is amongst the most-visited places in Tamil Nadu. The biggest draws of Kotagiri are its pleasant weather, the slow pace of life, and the stunning countryside that pull travellers who want to take a break from the chaotic city life.

One of the most popular
places to visit in Tamil Nadu, just a stone’s throw from Kotagiri, is Elk Falls. The beauty and attraction of the fall are enhanced manifolds by the surrounding lush forests and an old European house located nearby that lends an old-world charm to the place. For nature enthusiasts who want to lose themselves in the rustic wilderness of nature, Longwood Shola forests are a must-visit.

This 115-hectare tropical rainforest is the home to more than 80 species of exotic birds, animals, and trees. Minutes away is another attraction revered by the local Irulas tribe. The Rangasamy Hill has a shrine dedicated to Lord Rangasamy on its summit. The hill’s top offers stunning views of the nearby forests, hills, and valleys and is a great vantage point to see a beautiful sunset.

One of the best things to do in Kotagiri is exploring its raw natural beauty on foot. There are several great hiking trails here, the most popular being the Kotagiri-Kodanad trail. Kotagiri also lets you experience a gorgeous sunset at its various vantage points. One of the best locations to do is Dolphin’s Nose that also lets you enjoy views of the nearby ravines and waterfalls.

Another great experience here is to enjoy freshly brewed tea that comes straight from the nearby plantations. There are several bakeries near Johnston Circle that serve wonderful tea along with savouries and fresh cakes that are a must-try.

Recommendations for Kotagiri

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25 February 2020
Excellent
We, a group of 5, suddenly planned for Kotagiri trip to chill out from the early Summer like weather in Mysore. Thrillophilia offered us a very reasonable price for the trip. Everything was well communicated from their side right from the booking details to the proper destination details. In Kotagiri, the camp life was love. Food, which is always the backbone of a trip, was at it's best there. A total trekking distance of almost 8-9 Km was very well guided by the vendors. I'll always remember the early morning of the camp, when the temperature at 5 am was around 8°C,and the lush green tea garden was looking more than awesome. A lovely and memorable trip for all of us. Find below the pics taken out by us on this trip. Thanks a lot to Thrillophilia for making out this trip a successful one. They really deserve a perfect 5/5 review from all of us. Did I forget to mention about the Catherine Water Falls and the amazing Bonfire???
Excellent
Wonderful experience, camping, trekking, food ...everything worth it...friendly staff and very cooperative..recommended.
17 April 2019
Excellent
Great place to watch nature in fullest. The view from the top will amaze you. it was a memorable experience for the group. just the trek was tiring but it was worth it. there were small streams and waterfall allover and a perfect place to enjoy with my friends. also, a night stay was very refreshing away from the city. do this trek i am sure you will all love it like i did.
16 January 2019
Excellent
A must visit place if you want to stay at kotagiri. A fun camping experience where there's a stunning view and you can reach a lot of view points and waterfalls within a few minutes of the hike. The guide we had was a very friendly person and had a lot of information about the local Flora and fauna, tribes and geography. One thing that stood out was the cook, Mr. Kannan whose food was absolute yum. Name it and he would get it for u ! Though it was a camp we were provided with cosy blankets and pillows. Clean toilets and hot water facility are a big plus. Overall, a try worth it.
Excellent
The Kotagiri Trek by Thrillophilia had everything that I wanted from a trek. You can see the thrillophilia reviews about this trek and they were all true. As a solo traveller who thrives on budget tours and tries to enjoy different places as much as possible, this trek to Kotagiri was a major tick on my bucket list. From adventurous forest trails to walking alongside ice-cold river paths, it is safe to say that not just me, but everyone in the trekking group enjoyed this trek a lot. The support staff, guide and even the whole process (from the booking to the post-trek service) was an organised one, thanks Thrillophilia. The most enjoyable experience for me was sleeping in the cosy tents on the sleeping beds and gorging on the yummy food. With this trekking tour by Thrillophilia, they have surely gained a permanent customer who is going to keep coming back to them to go for more such exciting and adventurous tours.
29 January 2020
Superb
I was looking for an adventure place where I enjoy with my family so my colleague suggest me to visit Kotagiri trek which was very popular and this trek was awesome we do many activities there and saw mesmerizing waterfall and sunset point . This trek give me life time experience. HIGHLY RECOMMANDED
03 February 2020
Superb
This weekend was amazing I booked Kotagiri trek for my family to spend some time with them, this place is for all age group the view from the top is superb, we take many photograph especially at the time of sunset, the guide was knowledgeable , the food quality was good. MUST VISIT
09 March 2020
Excellent
I was very excited to do this Kotagiri trek so I book this trek in advance from Thrillophilia and we all friends enjoy very much by doing trekking and see beautiful things there nilgiri valley was my favorite. I wish to visit this place again. Must doing activity and try to go with bigger groups.
11 January 2020
Superb
I reached here with the group of 15 friends to do trekking and enjoy together, instructor was professional and polite, the food was yummy and we take many pictures for fb and instagram this was one of the best holiday.
06 March 2020
Excellent
This was the best trek I ever had in my life, extremely joyful with everything was so managed, especially the food, that was up to the mark and the guide showed us the hidden places too. Recommended.