The name derives from the red hills of the area which were once present in the early stage. It is 27 km away from Ooty. Here, the lakes are abundant, the forests are magnificent and the air is pure and crisp. Eye-soothing greenery covers the mountains giving the place tranquility. The soothing atmosphere of the place is soul-enriching. The main attractions are Red Hills Lake, Parson's Valley Lake, Avalanche etc.