Kotagiri is a scenic hill station in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. People flock there during the summer for trekking, camping, relaxing and sightseeing. It’s pleasant temperature makes it a great weekend getaway for people in the south – Bangalore, Coimbatore, and even Mysore. While Kotagiri is an amazing , Kotagiri is nestled between many other tourist destinations. So while there, you may want to visit them:
A hill station like Kotagiri, Ooty is the most popular hill station in the south. It is famous for its hills, valleys, gardens, lakes and waterfalls. It is situated about 20 kilometers away from Kotagiri and is perfect for a visit for a day or so. The rose gardens of Ooty are popular all over the world, also currently, a number of alternative musical festivals are organised there, for which people from across India flock to the hill station.
Kambalakkad Wayanad is 90 kilometers away from Kotagiri. In Kerala, it is popular for its hills, caves, virgin forests, lakes and versatile flora and fauna. There are several national parks in this region, and animal lovers and naturalists often visit Wayanad. There are options to trek, visit coffee plantations and a chance to see Kerala, at its best, without any tourist and distractions of the crowd.
Every tea lover in India knows of Coonoor. It produces one of the most famous and delicious variety of Nilgiri tea, and is loved all over India and even across the globe. Coonoor is at an elevation of 1,850 meters and has a cool and windy climate. If you want to sit back and relax with a cup of tea, then this is your place to be in. It is located at an hour ride from Kotagiri.
Mysore, with its rich history, amalgamation of culture, stunning gardens and grand palaces, is a favourite with travellers from across India. Visit it to see the Mysore Palace, which is a blend of Hindu, Islam, Gothic and Rajput architecture. Another attraction is the Mysore Zoo, sprawled across 250 acres, it houses animals from across the world, and the city’s spectacular gardens and botanical park. Though the climate of Mysore stays a little humid, you can go there for a day or two to explore the southern culture of India. Mysore is three hours drive away from Kotagiri.
Hope this list of beautiful places in the south convinces you to take a trip there and divulge in a different set of traditions and environment. Take a break from your hectic life and do pay these places a visit to explore the side India you have never seen.