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Top 14 attractions to explore in Nilgiris

The Name ‘Nilgiris’ means Blue hills (Neelam – Blue and Giri – Hill or Mountain). The view of the violet blossoms of ‘kurinji’ flower enveloping the hill ranges periodically. Hence the name Nilgiri arose.

Attractions in Nilgiris

Avalanche LakeAvalanche Lake, Tamil Nadu

Famous tourist spot in Ooty among nature enthusiasts and photographers. The lake is set amidst a captivating landscape that is filled with lovely flowers. The waterfalls that fall down the nearby mountains further add to the beauty of the place.

Catherine Water FallsNilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643201, India

It is far away from the urban areas and is situated inside a dense forest . trekking area, beautiful falls. The falls are nestled amidst the lush greens of the Nilgiris and are a pristine location to witness the beauty of nature.

Doddabetta PeakDoddabetta Peak, Tamil Nadu 643002

Highest mountain in the Nilgiris and a reserve forest.

Dolphin Nose View PointDolphins nose Rd, Alwarpet, Burliyar, Tamil Nadu 643103, India

This is a huge rock that resembles the nose of a Dolphin. A popular viewpoint in nilgiris.

Government Botanical GardenVannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

A must-visit tourist destination in Ooty with a huge collection of rare Botanicals.

Government Rose GardenHorticulture House, Elk Hill Rd, Bombay Castel, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001, India

This is situated on the slopes of ELK hill. A paradise of different varieties of roses.

Kalhatti FallsSholur, Tamil Nadu 643206, India

Also called as Bird watcher falls situated around 400 feet high in the Sigur plateau.

Kodanad View PointKotagiri - Kodanadu Rd, Kodanad, Tamil Nadu 643217, India

Kodanad View Point is such a famed peak and an acclaimed tourist spot that takes one to the enchanting scenery of dark and light-hued landscape of Nilgiri

The Mudumalai Sanctuary is an important wildlife habitat due to its strategic position as a Wildlife corridor between several other protected areas making an essential part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Pykara LakePykara Lake, Tamil Nadu

The Pykara is the largest river in the Nilgiris district and is revered by the Todas, an Adivasi community, who consider it to be sacred

Rangaswamy PeakAracode, Tamil Nadu 643216, India

This is a famous tourist spot in Kotagiri. A very steep peak and not climbed yet. Trekking area, viewpoint.

Sim's Park, CoonoorWalker's Hill Road, Attadi, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 643101, India

This is an unusual park-cum-botanical garden that was developed around the natural contours of the land more than a hundred years ago by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray in the year of 1874

Tamilnadu Tourism Ooty Boat HouseNo. 2, North Lake Road, Udagamandalam, Kathadimattam, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643001, India
The Tea Factory & The Tea MuseumDodabetta Road, Mel Koddapmund, Thalayathimund, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643002, India

A museum which takes u to the evolution of tea and about the verities of the tea leaves.

Map of attractions in Nilgiris