The most attractive and exquisite destination in the state of Tamil Nadu, Nilgiris is a heaven on earth and is resplendent with natural beauty and breathtaking sceneries. It is blessed with rich flora and fauna and is also the district headquarters of the Nilgiris district which is often specified as the Nilgiri Hills. It is a part of the Western Ghats mountain chain stretching up the southwestern edge of the Deccan Plateau.
Nilgiris is incomplete without a mention of its naturally blessed ambience and serene vegetation. These are a range of mountains with at least 24 peaks above 2000 m in the western section of the state at the junction of Karnataka and Kerala states in Southern region. Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a must experience attraction of the Nilgiris. Over 2700 species of flowering plants, 160 species of ferns, numerous types of flowerless plants, algae, fungi, mosses and land lichens are found in the land of the Nilgiris.
Do not miss to visit this paradise of Tamil Nadu!!
Best Time to Visit Nilgiri
The best season to visit Nilgiris is the winter season. At around 20°C, the temperature is just apt for sightseeing and the place looks heavenly. This is the time when the tourists flock the place in large numbers.
How to Reach Nilgiri?
By Air : The nearest International Airport is Coimbatore International Airport, roughly three hour drive from Nilgiris. Coimbatore Airport is well connected to the places in India and abroad such as Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Pune, Sharjah, Bangkok, Singapore and Ahmedabad.
By Rail : The nearest Railway Station is Ooty Railway Station from Nilgiris. Ooty Railway Station is connected to all the major cities of Tamil Nadu. It is situated on the major New Delhi-Chennai railway line and is linked with the cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Ooty, Coimbatore, Kochi, Mysore, Lucknow, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Puri, and Ahmedabad.
By Road : Nilgiris is 9 Kms from Ooty, 58 Kms from Mettupalayam, 90 Kms from Coimbatore, 120 Kms from Mysore, 266 Kms from Bangalore, 280 Kms from Kochi and 481 Kms from Trivandrum and is connected through Tamil Nadu State Road Transport Corporation (TNSRTC) and some private travel services.