Kotagiri
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About Kotagiri

Kotagiri is a splendid hill stations is located in the lush green hills of Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu with an elevation of 1793 meters. This splendid hill station is located around 28km east of Ooty. Kotagiri is a simple, small village and is hushed and unscathed. This old hill station is well known for verdant atmosphere, tea plantations and moreover, it offers superb trekking possibilities.Kotagiri is plenteous with natural attractiveness and the tourist prefers the elegant viewpoints that permit. It is a perfect holiday sill station to opt for. Kotagiri has a mild temperature all through the year. It can be visited at any time of the year.Erstwhile known as 'Kota-Keri,' the name of this hill station translates as - street or lines of the house of the Kotas.Kotagiri is primarily inhabited by Kota tribes who are strongly following their age old customs and earn their living as artisans, involved in activities such as baking, terracotta and pottery.


How to Reach

By Air

Coimbatore (63 kms), Mysore (155 kms), Calicut (200 kms)

 

By Rail

Coonoor(23 kms), Ooty(30 kms), Mettupalayam(31 kms)

 

By Road

State run and private buses and taxis are available from Mettupalayam, Coonoor and Ooty to reach Kotagiri. It is well connected to many cities in Tamil Nadu by road.

Best Time to Visit

Though a hill station, it never snows. It is never in the list of Very Cold cities. So the answer is, you can visit Kodagiri any time of the year. But, weather changes frequently on hills and you should be prepared for cold weather in mornings & nights.

Monsoon Times

Though landslides, slippery roads can be expected, a travel advisory is difficult and tricky. YET, monsoon in hills is an extremely pleasurable experience. Incessant rains, cloudbursts, waterfalls out of nowhere are something to be seen and believed.

 Lightning punctures our atmosphere bringing fresh air and this cannot be experienced in plains.

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Longwood Shola
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Also popular as Dodda Shola by local communities in Kotagiri, Longwood Shola has prominent water resources in Kotagiri. The place is also popular especially sin

Bikkapathi Reserve
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Bikkapathi Reserve is situated around 10 kms from Kotagiri, and falls under the Forest Range Officer of Kattabettu in Kotagiri.This reserve is a perfect place t

Rangaswamy Pillar and Rock
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It is considered very sacred by tribal community of Irulas of Kotagiri. The Rangaswamy Rock has an elevation of 400 meters high, and poses great challenge to t



EVENTS/FESTIVALS



Arudra Darshan Day
It is the annual festival dedicated to goddess Kamataraya, and holds great reverence in heart of Kotas.

Thaipoosam Festival
The festival is celebrated in month of February with richness and fervor in the nearby temple known as Elk Hill Murugan.

SHOPPING AREA

There are various shops located within and around Kotagiri, popular for typical South Indian artifacts made by the Kota tribes. Kotagiri is where you will experience different varieties of tea, handmade antiques, Indian handlooms, and shawls. Tourists love shopping for Irish and Belgian table sets and shadow-worked bed sheets.

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