The Internet is making every remote corner of the world so accessible these days, that No Place has remained 'off -beat' anymore... said me before I actually stumbled upon Kotagiri.
Yes, you guessed it right. I'm about to shed a whole lot of light on a place that's been hiding in the shadows of the Nilgiri Mountain Range behind it's more famous and heard-of counterparts. This place is called Kotagiri.
Kotagiri is a tiny hill station cum Village Town which is located in Tamil Nadu at a distance of 35 kms from the oh-so overly crowded Ooty. With Coonoor (another hill station close-by) gaining in popularity for those who are trying to avoid the Ooty crowds, the only empty "unpopular" destination that I could find in those areas was Kotagiri. And that's exactly what we were looking for... But frankly, we got much more than we had bargained for!
And that is why, I'm so scared to write this article considering how I could be one of the villains behind the possible loss of serenity of this place but I never really have been very good at keeping secrets, and I mean, it's got to come out sooner or later. So why wait?!
Here they are, the details of our trip -
No. of pax - 2
Duration - 2 nights 3 days
Budget - INR 14000 or USD 200
City of Departure - Bangalore, Karnataka
Drop Destination - Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu
Mode of Transport - Car : Honda City
Driving Distance - 353 kms or roughly 7.5 hours
Season - Winters, Peak Season, Day - 25 0 Night - 8 0