If you are bored with the snow-caped hill stations of northern India and want to explore some offbeat hill stations in India than you must visit Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of our country is blessed with some beautiful summer resorts which are less explored. Adorn with lofty hills, verdant valleys, gushing waterfalls and tranquil lakes, these summer resorts of Tamil Nadu are best known for a calm and solitary vacation.
Most of the hill resorts of the state are nestled in the misty hills of Nilgiri and have vast stretches of coffee plantations and orange grooves. Some of the most sought after hill stations of the state that are encompasses within the territory of Tamil Nadu are
Ooty: Famous as “the Queen of hill stations”, Ooty is one of the most beautiful hill resort of Tamil Nadu. Perched at an altitude of 2240m in Nilgiri hills, Ooty is one of the most favored destination among both vacationers and Indian filmmakers. Till date scenic beauty of this place has been captured in several Bollywood flicks like Hum, Chalbaaz, and latest movie like Joker. Ooty is dotted with numerous Doddabeta peak, Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty Rose Gardens, Wax world(wax museum), Sims parks, Hidden Valley, Echo rock etc.
Kotagiri: Located just an hour drive from Ooty, Kotagiri is another beautiful hill station of the state. Similar to Ooty, this hill station is also lies in the misty hills of Nilgiri. Vast tea gardens are scattered in every nook and corner of the town. Apart from tea estates, Kotagiri is also adorned with some natural and artificial treasures like Elk Falls, Rangaswamy Pillar and Rock, Kodanaad View point and Long Wood Shola, Kodaikanal mesmerizes thousands of visitors every year.
Coonor: Another most visited hill resort of Tamil Nadu is Coonor. Located at a height of 1800m in the lap of Nilgiri hills, Cooner popular as a paradise for trekkers in south India. Grassy meadows, vast tea gardens, abundance of sun flowers, marigold and rhododendrons plants has enhanced the beauty of this place. Some of the most important tourist spots of this little hill station are Sim’s park, The Pasteur Institute and Pomological Station etc.