Top Tourist Attractions in Nilgiris
The Nilgiris district is one of the 38 districts in Tamil Nadu, India’s southernmost state. The term Nilgiri refers to a mountain range that runs across the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. The Nilgiri Hills are part of the Western Ghats, a broader mountain range. Nilgiris is notable for eucalyptus oil and tea, as well as bauxite production. Some visitors come to learn about the cultures of the many tribes who live here, or to see the tea and vegetable farms.
Best Places to Visit in Nilgiris
- Tribal Museum
- Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
- Sims Park – Coonoor
- Pykara – Ooty
- Avalanche – Ooty
- Glenmorgan – Ooty
- Lamb’s rock – Coonoor
- Dolphin’s Nose – Coonoor
- Raj Bhavan – Ooty
- Doddabetta – Ooty
Best Time to Visit in Nilgiris
How to Reach Nilgiris
Coimbatore (105km) is the nearest international airport, which is well linked to all major cities.
The narrow gauge Toy Train connects Ooty and Mettupalayam. The train passes through many tunnels, across waterfalls, along the edge of cliffs, and through tea farms, among other sights. The vintage steam engine pushes the coaches from behind on the way up, and on the way down, the engine reverses and pulls the coaches. This beautiful railway journey is a must-see.
Ooty is connected to a number of cities by road. It is 535 kilometres to Chennai through Mettupalayam Salem, 89 km to Coimbatore, 187 km to Calicut via Gudaur, 160 km to Mysore via Gudalur, 290 km to Bangalore, 281 km to Cochin via Coimbatore Palakkad, 302 km to Trichy, and 265 km to Kodaikanal via Coimbatore Palani.
Bus Public Road Transport Service:
Buses run frequently between Ooty and Coimbatore, Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Kanniyakumari, Calicut, Mysore, and Bangalore.
Local Tranport Local Transport:
There are tourist taxis, city buses, and auto rickshaws available.
Authored By – Animesh Sharma