The Longwood Forest which is located within Kotagiri town is an immaculate tropical evergreen forest. It serves as a sheltered refuge for anyone seeking peace and quiet and is also home to the flying fox (a large arboreal squirrel) that is a delightful scene for the zoologists. Longwood is an ideal place for trekking and for bird watchers. Also a resident family of about 20 bison can be seen in the evenings just outside the forest on Milidhane road, grazing.
It is 18 kms away from Kotagiri at an altitude of about 6500 ft. on the easternmost ridges of the Blue Mountains and hence the name meaning Terminus Country. From this point, the enchanting valley dips down to embrace the historic Gajalahatti pass glancing at the green carpeted paddy fields of Thengumarahaada and watched over from its Erie by the habitat of River Moyar, River Bhavani and the Mysore Plateau.
It is 8 km from Kotagiri located on the Mettupalyam road branching off at Aravenu. This double-cascaded falls is the second highest in the district (250 ft) and it waters from the upper stream of the kallar river crossed by the invisible Mettupalyam-Ooty road beyond the mountains in the south-west. The glittering Dolphin’s Nose of Coonoor is also seen across the mighty gap in the hills-one of the three great systems of faults in the geological formation of the Blue Mountains.
Black Thunder is a water theme park located at the foot of Nilgiris near Mettupalayam at a distance of 30km from Kotagiri. It features India’s largest waterfalls along with other water sports, dry rides and games.
Ralliah dam is located 12km away from Kotagiri towards Ooty road. Most of the tourists are not aware of this place. It’s hidden in the forest and from parking area you need to trek 1 km to reach that dam since there is no proper road for vehicles. The dam and surrounded area will provide you an astonishing view. You can spot out Bison or Malabar squirrels in this place.
It is 7 km from Kotagiri and situate above Uyilathi village. The road passes through serenely laid out Badaga habitations. ‘Enroute’ at the Kannerimukku village is found the first European house in the Nilgiris built by collector Sullivan in the year 1819. This house is preserved as the john Sullivan memorial. Though the water is full only in the wet months, the site is always worth a visit. It commands towards the north, a spectacular view of the Echoing Valley of Kookal and a vista of exquisite surroundings.
Rangaswamy Pillar or the peak is considered very sacred by a particular tribal community named Irulas of Kotagiri and is at a distance of about 20kms from Kotagiri. The Rangaswamy rock which is about 400 meters high is literally a nightmare for the rock climbers. This is a very adventurous place which should never be missed in Kotagiri. This peak is visible from Kodanad View Point.
For adventures, take the hiking route in the hill immediately above the resort, at over 2100m. It would be an hours trek up the mountain.KNOW MORE
Experience the liberating sensation of Nature as you glide through the well laid path amidst the tea estates, taking in the beauty of the Nilgiris.KNOW MORE
Fun in the sun heats up while practicing your serve on our play grounds, on the lawn for a game of volleyball.KNOW MORE
Enjoy cycling against the cool breeze in a flat levelled scenic track which runs along the sports ground.KNOW MORE
A day at the Green Nest resort in the Nilgiris won’t be complete without a bonfire and barbeque.KNOW MORE
For wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers and early risers, starting off with a bird sighting walk at 6:30 am on the vast grounds of the resort.KNOW MORE
This spot located just adjacent to the resort offers a very beautiful view of the Tea estatesKNOW MORE
Dress up yourself and strike a pose in the photo booth. The backdrop surely is going to be priceless.KNOW MORE
A visit to the nearby Tea Factory helps you to see the entire tea making process with all the detailing that goes into it.KNOW MORE
Botanical Garden is one of the best tourist attraction places which attract the tourist from all over the world and was established 167 years ago.KNOW MORE
Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a treasured element and fabled charm of Nilgiris since 1899.KNOW MORE