Kotagiri Tourism, India: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2021
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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.

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25 February 2020
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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???
The cottages were amazing with wonderful surroundings….we have a comfortable stay..the staff was also very good and professional...and the breakfast was very delicious...It was truly a memorable experience staying in the surrounding of Nilgiri Hills.
Located in the beautiful Kairbetta region in Kotagiri, these cottage are a great place to stay. They have all the basic facilities at such great price. A must book!
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Wonderful experience, camping, trekking, food ...everything worth it...friendly staff and very cooperative..recommended.
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.