NILGIRI: The City of Blue Mountains

Nilgiri Mountains

Positioned at the ghat of the Sahyadri hills, Nilgiri is an eye-catching hill station in Indian state Tamil Nadu. There are 24 peaks in Nilgiri Mountains with an average height of above 6600 ft. Doddabetta is the highest peak with 8652 ft height. The Nilgiri hills are parts of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve and itself also part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. The headquarters of Nilgiri district is Udhagamandalam.  The Nilgiri mountain connectivity train is known by toy train. It is famous for its colorful festival and culture. It is also participating in during this festival boat race, flowers, and fruits.

The popular hill station in Nilgiri is Coonoor, Ooty, and Kotagiri. Ooty is the most famous tourist spot. Ooty Lake is the popular tourist spot in Ooty. A Tourist enjoys boating in this lake in the evening and morning with different shapes and size boat are available. Flower show in Ooty and fruit show in Coonoor are the important cultured event in Nilgiri.

How to reach the Nilgiri?

  1. Coimbatore Domestic Airport
  2. Metthupalaym Railway Station

Nilgiri Mountains

What are popular places to see the Nilgiri?

  1. Mukurthi National Park
  2. The Eppakadu Elephant Camp
  3. Kamraj Sagar Lake
  4. Sri Mariamman Temple
  5. Kalhathi Falls
  6. Tiger Hill
  7. Nilagiri Jagannath Temple

What are the famous hotels to stay in Nilgiri?

  1. Lo Flora Amberley Resort
  2. Sinclairs Retreat Ooty
  3. Woodbury Residency
  4. Delight Inn
  5. Green Nest Resort
  6. Jungle Hut
  7. Sherlock Hotel
  8. King’s Cliff
  9. Bougan Villa


Why is called Nilgiri the city of Blue Mountains?

Nilgiri means in Blue Hills. Almost all mountains in Nilgiri are appearing attracting blue color from a distance. This is due to rays light scattering effect phenomena. This is the reason for Nilgiri as also known as the blue mountain city. Nilgiri hills beauty its very charm for the natural setting. The hills areas are absorbed fantastically narrow valley with numerous rivers and fine waterfalls here. There are some beautiful tea gardens to see in the south are the Nilgiri. The beauty of this area is also amazing due to lots of tea estates. The city is also cheerful climate and natural beauty of hill station is attracting the nature lovers. Nilgiri Mountain is cooler than surrounding area in summer months this is the reason it a popular tourist spot.

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