|Nilgiri Hills Elevation||2,637 m (8,652 ft)|
|Nilgiri Hills Translation||Blue Mountains (Sanskrit)|
|Nilgiri Hills Location|
|Nilgiri Hills Location||Tamil Nadu, South India|
|Nilgiri Hills Range||Western Ghats|
|Nilgiri Hills Geology|
|Nilgiri Hills Type||Fault|
|Nilgiri Hills Age of Rock||Cenozoic, 100 to 80 mya|
|Nilgiri Hills Climbing|
|Nilgiri Hills Easiest Route||NH 67 (Satellite view)
or Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Nilgiri Hills are a series of mountains with 24 peaks in the westernmost division of Tamil Nadu at the connection of Kerala and Karnataka states in Southern India.
The Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu lies surrounded by the Nilgiri Mountains.
The history of Nilgiri dates back to 11th and 12th century. It was a division of the kingdoms ruled by the sovereigns of South India viz. the Cholas, the Cheras, the Rashtrakutas, the Pandiyas, the Pallavas, the Ganges, the Hoysalas and Kadambas. The well-known king of Hoysalas Vishnuvardhana (A.D. 1111-1141) had subjugated Nilgiris and curved Nila Mountains into a city.
Coimbatore is the closest airport from Ooty. It has daily flights to and from Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum and Cochin.
Ooty is a narrow test railway associated to Mettupalayam (47-km), which is linked to Chennai and Coimbatore. The train connects Ooty with Coonoor and Mettupalayam.
There are common bus services to and from Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai, Bangalore, Kanyakumari, Palghat, Mysore, Tirupati Calicut, and other significant destinations in South India. It is also connected with big cities of Karnataka and Kerala.
Kotagiri and Coonoor are also well linked by road with major cities and towns of the state. For local transport, taxis and auto rickshaws are available.
Lodging is available at hotels, lodges and guesthouses in Nilgiri. It has a number of budget and luxury hotels and other guesthouses and resorts.
Both Western and Indian food and comfortable accommodation are available.
Ooty Lake is the most famous destination in the area. It is very popular among tourists. You can take pleasure in boating or stay in a boat house. The place throughout the summer season sees striking boat races which are organized for 2 days at the lake. Besides, there is a children's park with a toy train.
Doddabetta is a beautiful tourist point in Nillgiri Hills at a height of 2,623 meters. It provides an unusual view of Nilgiri peaks. Doddabetta is a famous spot in the city.
Botanical gardens are popular tourist destinations. These gardens are maintained by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Branch of Horticulture. Beautiful lily ponds adorn the garden. A big attraction is the Monkey- puzzle Tree.
Other beautiful Tourist Attractions in Nilgiri Hills are as follows:
· Law's Fall
· The Pykara Dam
· Mukkurthi Peak
· Sprawling tea plantations
|No.||Local Name||Height||English Name||Location|
|1||Anginda peak||2,383 metres (7,818 ft)||11°12′26″N 76°27′51″E|
|2||Chinna Doddabetta||2,392 metres (7,848 ft)|
|3||C||2,448 metres (8,031 ft)||Club Hill|
|4||Coonoor Betta||2,101 metres (6,893 ft)||Teneriffe|
|5||Derbetta||2,531 metres (8,304 ft)||Bear Hill|
|6||Devashola||2,261 metres (7,418 ft)|
|7||Dimhatti Hill||1,788 metres (5,866 ft)||11°26′N 76°01′E|
|8||Doddabetta Peak||2,637 metres (8,652 ft)||
|9||D||Dolphin's Nose||11°22′N 76°54′E|
|10||E||2,466 metres (8,091 ft)||Elk Hill||11°23′55″N 76°42′39″E|
|11||Glulur hill||1,148 metres (3,766 ft)||11°28′N 76°45′E|
|12||Gulkal Malai||2,467.7 metres (8,096 ft)||11°14′47″N 76°28′1″E|
|13||Hadiabetta Hill||1,155 metres (3,789 ft)|
|14||Hecuba||2,375 metres (7,792 ft)|
|15||Hullikal Durg||0,562 metres (1,844 ft)||Tiger Rock Fort||11°19′N 76°53′E|
|16||I||Ibex Hill||11°27′N 76°35′E|
|17||Kattadadu||2,418 metres (7,933 ft)|
|18||Kolaribetta||2,625 metres (8,612 ft)|
|19||Kolibetta||2,494 metres (8,182 ft)|
|20||Konabetta||2,066 metres (6,778 ft)||Sigur Peak.||11°30′N 76°46′E|
|21||Koodal Betta||2,183 metres (7,162 ft)||Echoing rock||11°28′N 76°50′E|
|22||Kudikkadu||2,590 metres (8,497 ft)||Avalanche Hill|
|23||Kulakombai||1,707 metres (5,600 ft)|
|24||Kulkudi||2,439 metres (8,002 ft)|
|25||Kundah Betta||1,998 metres (6,555 ft)||11°07′N 76°43′E|
|26||Kundah Mugi||2,344 metres (7,690 ft)||11°24′N 76°51′E|
|27||Muttunadu Betta||2,323 metres (7,621 ft)|
|28||Mukurthi Peak||2,554 metres (8,379 ft)||11°23′29″N 76°31′38″E|
|29||Maruppanmudi hill||1,528 metres (5,013 ft)||11°31′N 76°27′E|
|30||Nadugani Peak||2,320 metres (7,612 ft)||11°13′48″N 76°27′37″E|
|31||N||1,438 metres (4,718 ft)||Needle Rock|
|32||Nilgiri Peak||2,474 metres (8,117 ft)||11°24′0″N 76°30′4″E|
|33||Pichalbetta||2,544 metres (8,346 ft)|
|34||R||2,248 metres (7,375 ft)||Rallia Hill||11°25′N 76°53′E|
|35||S||2,530 metres (8,301 ft)||Snowdon||11°25′27″N 76°43′45″E|
|36||Tamrabetta||2,120 metres (6,955 ft)||Coppery Hill|
|37||Vellangiri||2,120 metres (6,955 ft)||Silvery Hill|
|Nilgiri Hils Resort / Hotel Name||Rent / Night|
|The Monarch Safari Park ( 3 Star Equivalent Hotel )||
$38 - $150 (Rs. 1900 - 7500)