The Nilgiri Hills are a range of mountains that are located in Nilgiri District in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India. They form the juncture of the Western and the Eastern Ghats and extend across the bordering states of Karnataka and Kerala. Nilgiri Hills are one of the oldest mountain ranges in India. The Nilgiri Hills are easier to traverse than the colossal Himalayas and are popular among trekkers as well as tourists. The pleasant weather and the peaceful atmosphere offer a great experience for both professional trekkers and novices. The beautiful climatic conditions leave you rejuvenated even after traversing the entire mountain range.
Trekking In Nilgiri : The gentle slopes of the Nilgiri Hills are ideal for trekking, hiking and bicycling. The three major towns of Nilgiri that is- Ooty, Kotagiri and Coonoor are ideal places for trekking enthusiasts. These towns offer low gentle slopes, where the dense Shola trees are growing in abundance. There are numerous tea estates carving the path for trekking, intermingled with orange grooves and numerous coffee plantations. The ancient tribes of Todas, Kurumbhas and Irulas still reside here in the Nilgiri Hills. The Nilgiri Hills are intermingled with small villages and the crystalline blue lakes. There are numerous elegant cottages dotting the Nilgiri where tourists are offered tasty snacks like crumpets, scones and coffee, which is picked fresh from the coffee plantations. The best way to see the hills is by wandering through the forests of Rhododendrons that are in full bloom and give off a scent of fresh pinewood and enchanting mist. Through the Nilgiri trek, you can also visit the wild-life sanctuaries in Mudumalai and Mukurthi and gaze at the rippling streams and the green marshes.
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