Tourism in Kotagiri
The kaleidoscopic hill resort of Kotagiri is ideally situated at an altitude of 1950 m. Kotagiri literally means the lines of the house of the Kotas. Kotagiri is quietly tucked away in the Nilgiris and used to be the summer resort of the British. Till date the beauty of hill resort of Kotagiri attracts tourists and the sun scorched souls from far and wide.
Best Time To Visit
Kotagiri experiences pleasant and comfortable weather all through the year. Thus you may plan your trip to Kotagiri any time of the year.
The hill resort of Kotagiri is located in the famous Nilgiri Hills. Kotagiri is just 16 km away from Ooty.
The hill resort of Kotagiri has several tourist attractions.
In Kotagiri there are the landmark Catherine Falls. The double cascade waterfalls are a major tourist attraction in Kotagiri owing to the beauty of the natural environs. Then there are the Elk falls that offer panoramic views of the spectacular surroundings of Echoing Valley of Kookal.
Do visit the golf course where the gorgeous greens spread across the Earth to present an incomparable view. The tea plantations and the tea estates are the other places worth visiting in Kotagiri.
At a distance of 16 km from Kotagiri is the sacred Rangaswamy Pillar. The excursion to the eastern slopes of the Nilgiris is popular with the tourists to Kotagiri. The Rangaswamy Peak is another vintage point to check out the wondrous vistas of the Nilgiris. The Kodanad is other point from where breathtakingly beautiful sights of the eastern slopes may be enjoyed.
You may check out the local handicrafts at the Woman’s Cooperative of Kotagiri near Ramachand Square for gift items and souvenirs from Kotagiri.
Further ahead from Kotagiri you may move to the other renowned hill resorts of Ooty and Coonor. There are several tea plantations and estates that wrap Kotagiri.
How To Reach
By Air – The airport at Coimbatore is the nearest to Kotagiri at a distance of over hundred km.
By Road & Rail – Kotagiri is well linked with the other important places in Tamil Nadu through road transport. There are regular buses to Ooty, Mettupalayam and Coonoor.