Nilgiris Tourism, India: Places, Best Time & Travel Guides 2023

Nilgiris or the ‘Blue Mountains’ have always caught the fancy of travellers who love the raw undulated beauty of nature. The blue-tinted mountain ranges, a part of the Western Ghats ranges, are famous for their exotic flora, waterfalls, wildlife, streams, and beautiful nature trails. The mist-covered valleys and miles of forests lend the Nilgiris an out of the world charm unlike any place in the country making it one of the places to visit in Tamil Nadu.

One of the most popular attractions here is the Doddabetta Peak, which is the highest peak in the region. Visit the Telescope House at the summit of the peak to see the massive surrounding Shola forests and catch a stunning hillside sunset. Don’t miss to visit Catherine Falls, the second-highest waterfall in the Nilgiris. Surrounded by lush tea plantations and forests, this fall is amongst the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.

Another great place to visit is Sim’s Park that’s popular for its unusual plants, ornamental trees, rockeries, and flowerbeds. Located in the Silent Valley National Park, Emerald Lake is one of the prettiest lakes in the region. Views of its shimmering blue-green waters surrounded by thick forests are one of the most stunning sights in the Nilgiris.

One of the best things to do in the Nilgiris is to enjoy a heritage train ride. Hop on the iconic toy train with a steam engine as it takes you on an unforgettable journey through 16 tunnels, forests, forested hilly slopes, and over 250 bridges. Another great experience is to enjoy a tea plantation trail that will take you through some of the oldest plantations in the region. The intoxicating fragrance of tea, the lush trails, and the opportunity to sample some of the best teas in the world is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Recommendations for Nilgiris

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22 May 2015
It was the best vacation of this year. Taking a south Indian hill stations tour was something that I wanted to do. The climate here was good, the bonfires were fun, and it was just a perfect vacation.
22 May 2015
This escape from the corporate grind was badly needed! Amazing experience! I filled up my lungs with enough oxygen to last me a lifetime! :D
21 May 2015
Amritambu Nambeesan Homestay In Nilgiris With Bonfire
Out of the world: Yes, staying in a typical home-like scenario near the nature is a beautiful way to spend a weekend. I really enjoyed this totally and so were my friends. There weren’t much to do except roam around in the nature and sightsee through, but it was all worth it.
11 April 2015
It was a just about an average stay. There were mosquitoes all along. The only relief was the bonfire which was all fun and interesting to do.
02 April 2015
Some of the best things happen when you least expect it. This is so true with this trip. I never expected to have a lots of fun as I thought it is gonna be just a laid back trip, but I was clearly wrong. The trip was just perfect. It was relaxing, leisure one. However, it was also perfectly fun to do.
06 January 2016
It was a nice and satisfactory trip after a really long time. I haven’t had a satisfactory trip in a long time and taking this was the good thing that happened to me in the recent past. It was relaxing, laid back, and good in a way. I am so happy that I chose this tour pack.
24 October 2015
Aaaah! The cackle of the bonfire, the warmth of the logs and the laughter of the night is still echoing in my ears. Unforgettable experience.
10 October 2015
It was the best thing that I have ever done. Hands down this is better than having a luxurious hotel stay. Firstly, it feels so much like being in home. Secondly, this is way cheaper in terms of money. Also, the bonfire at the night is all the more fun with all the co tourists gathering around. This is just perfect for people who would like to have a lot of relaxation and refreshment in their getaway. Also, the nature and surroundings near Nilgiris are so beautiful that it would make anyone fall in love with it. It’s just perfect.
09 October 2015
Very Good
If you happen to go here perfectly in the time of the year when the weather is perfect then you can see a lot of interesting and beautiful things in and around Nilgiris. As of the stay, it was brilliant, comfortable, and very much perfect. The food wasn’t that laudable, and also we were stuck with just this food option as the hotels were quite far, but nevertheless this was one of the best tours I ever had had.
17 September 2015
Very Good
This is definitely a worth try. Although, it seems a little costly for the place we stayed in, the bonfire compensates for it. We had a good time at the Nilgiris and I am glad about the hospitality of the team. Also, the food was decently good and was served in an authentic manner.

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