The Blue Mountains - Nilgiris

Tripoto
3rd Jan 2017
Photo of The Blue Mountains - Nilgiris by Mohamed Rizwan

Situated in the Western Ghats, Nilgiri Hills are aptly called as the 'Blue Mountains' for the bluish hue in their fine natural setting.

The place boasts some scenic landscapes, steep hills, rivers and lakes that provide a captivating scenery.

The Hill stations here with their natural beauty and the cheerful climate is sure to relaxe one's nerves.

OOTY

Resting in the foothills of Nilgiris, Ooty is a well known hillstation among Indians.

Its lush green Meadows, tall pine trees and the pleasant weather serve as a great weekend getaway for South Indians.

even though Ooty is mostly crowded with tourists, yet the place is free from pollution and always greets you with its charming greenery.

Ooty Lake

stretching across 2.5 Km, the Ooty Lake is one of the prominent tourist landmark. here you can take a boat ride along its majestic lengths and is also a common picnic spot.

Doddabetta Peak

This is one of the highest peaks of South India situated almost 10kms away from the town.

this peak is a great deal for trekking and adventure enthusiasts.

Here you can take a look into depths of the beautiful landscape from the Telescope House at the top of this Peak.

Telescope House

Pykara River

Around 21 kilometres from the main town of Ooty lies the goodly Pykara River which is the largest river in this region. this river flows over a series of waterfalls and is surrounded by lush green meadows which adds to its beauty.

The Pykara falls, Dam and the Boat House are some perquisite for the tourists.

Avalanche Lake

Located around 28Kms from Ooty, this lake has become an important tourist destination in recent years and rightly so, with the serenity and the tranquility the landscape around it holds.

COONOOR

at an altitude of about 2000ft, and almost 20km from Ooty, Coonoor is a quaint, peaceful town in the Eastern part of the Nilgiri Hills which is studded with Tea gardens.

Tea Gardens

Coonoor comprises of many tourist attractions under its sites and offers exciting walking and trekking trails

Dolphin Nose

The big rock at Dolphin Nose resembles a dolphin's nose and so the name.

The viewpoint is around 1000fts above sea level.

watching the rising and setting sun from this viewpoint has been a common thing among the visitors.

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Built by the british in the early 19th century, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a railway that works on its fleet of steam locomotive which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. winding through the scenic blue mountain terrain, the joyride offers great view of the valleys as the train ascends and the ride sure takes you to a bygone era.

Nilgiri Railway

Law's Falls

About 5Km from Coonoor on the route to Mettupalayam lies the delightful Law's Falls, which is the lone Waterfall in Coonoor.This is also a popular tourist attraction.

Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Mohamed Rizwan
Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Mohamed Rizwan
Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Mohamed Rizwan
Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Mohamed Rizwan
Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Mohamed Rizwan
Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Mohamed Rizwan
Photo of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, India by Mohamed Rizwan
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