Kotagiri, in Tamil Nadu, and a twin sister to Ooty, isn’t a place where you go just for a day or two. You need at least a week to explore the place and admire its beauty at its best. And while you are there, you can indulge in several activities which will make your stay there more pleasurable. Just remember that you are on vacation, keep your mind clear and have fun
The hills of Kotagiri are suitable for trekking and camping. Though a little painful for the stiff limbs which are used to sit on a chair and work, the overall experience is quite enjoyable and memorable. On your way up the hills, you will definitely come across pretty streams and beautiful waterfalls.
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A place as beautiful as Kotagiri is a favorite among photographers. There are sun rise and sun set points, forests, rolling hills, tea gardens, intimate waterfalls, and gardens. Kotagiri’s diverse offering in terms of the landscape is a photographer’s delight. A complete opposite of the destinations in the Himalayas, the hills in Kotagiri are mellow, scenic and very tranquil.
Drink tea – a lot of it
The freshly plucked tea leaves, grounded with precision and perfection, make the Nilgiri tea a name across the world. Even if you are not particularly a fan of this hot beverage, you will end up trying from its many varieties, from black tea, green, white, chocolate, masala. Trust me; you will fall in love You can see numerous tea stalls on the sides of roads, in all tourist places, even in the hills where you trek.
Watch sunrise/ sunset
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Sunrise in these beautiful hills is a sight. Waking up really early morning to catch the sun rise from behind the hills, and tea gardens is worth a view. People even trek up to hills just to catch the first rays of the sun from a vantage point. There’s something about watching sunrise or sunset among these beautiful hills which will leave you feeling content and happy.
You are on vacation. The best thing you can do is relax. And Kotagiri is perfect for it. In the centre of lush tea gardens, it is away from the commercialised Ooty, yet offers everything and more. Sit in the balcony, sip tea or beverage of your choice, catch up on your reading. And when in the mood for tasting some delicious cuisine of the region, or head to Wellington, a sleepy cantonment town with many cafes and bakeries. Clear up your mind and get rid of all tensions. Just live in the moment and enjoy the beauty.
These are five things you can go while you are away on vacation to this beautiful hill station of south. Whatever you do, don’t forget to create memories and enjoy your time.
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