Tamil Nadu is one of those states where you feel like coming again, every time you think of India. The geographical, cultural and environmental diversities of the land have made it a preferred tourist destination. Ever wondered why the name of Ooty crops up every time someone talks of Indian hill stations? Such is the appeal and charm of the hill stations of Tamil Nadu that you invariably get drawn to a few names while finalizing your vacations.
The state of Tamil Nadu is situated on the southeastern part of the Indian peninsula. Traveling across the length and breadth of Tamil Nadu, you can easily feel the topography of the state. The Coastal plains border the state on the eastern side while the Northern and the Western parts abound in hilly regions. If you ever thought to stroll through the clouds then the hill stations of Tamil Nadu are the places to do the same. The hill stations like Ooty and Kodaikanal, with their pleasant climate and rejuvenating atmosphere, offer all that you wanted to do for a long time.
The Nilgiri hills, located at the point where the Eastern and Western Ghats merge, is home to some of the most beautiful hill stations of Tamilnadu including Udhagamandalam (Ooty), Coonoor and Kotagiri. If you are also into adventure and fun sports then these hill stations are a must visit for you. You can enjoy trekking, fishing, hang gliding and Golf at these hill stations.
Another enchanting hill station in Tamil Nadu is Kodaikanal. Located on the Palni hills Kodaikanal is known for its natural beauty and the hues of Kurinji plant, which gives purple flowers once in twelve years. The man-made Kodai Lake adds to the captivating charm of the hill station. There is much more natural beauty to explore and appreciate in Tamil Nadu. The serene environment and the magical charm of the hill stations of Tamil Nadu beckon you to explore the same.
Coonoor, a beautiful and serene hill station of Tamil Nadu, lies in the Nilgiri Hills. Coonoor derives its name from the Coon hill tribe of the region. Tea bushes, Grassy meadows, profusion of Sunflowers, Marigolds and Rhododendrons characterize Coonoor.
Kotagiri is one of the three popular hill stations, located in the Nilgiri Hills. It is just an hour's drive from Udhagamandalam, popularly known as Ooty. Kotagiri is a small hill resort located amid the lush tea estates.
Ooty is nestled in the strikingly green abode of misty blue hills of the Nilgiris. As a queen of hill stations in South India, perched at an altitude of 2240 m, Ooty or Udhagamandalam is the headquarters of the Nilgiri's district where the two ghats converge.
Velliangiri Hills count amongst the lesser-known hill stations of Tamilnadu. Of all the mountain shrines in Kongunadu, the Siva temple of Velliangiri in the western boundary is considered to be the most famous.
Though Yercaud is not as popular and famous as other hill stations of Tamil Nadu yet it is no less in natural beauty and charm. Yercaud is located on the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern Ghats.