Tamil Nadu is one of the largest states in India. The state is famous for its abundance of natural resources and the breathtaking scenic locations which lie in the Nilgiri Hills, which is actually the confluence of the Eastern and Western Ghats. Let’s take a look at some of the most visited destinations in the hills of Tamil Nadu.

The state of Tamil Nadu consists of some of the most scenic locations to explore. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Kodaikanal

Also known as the ‘Princess of the Hill stations’, Kodaikanal’s name actually means ‘the Gift of the Forest’. This hill station is located at an average height of more than 2000 meters above ocean level. The spot is surrounded by a thick forest cover and is situated at the highest point of the Palani Hills. The hill station’s history dates back to 1845, when it was founded as a shelter from the warmth and the sicknesses of the tropical weather. Today, the hill station is a noteworthy vacation spot and with the tourism industry driving most of its economy.

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is well known for its grand excellence and has various tourist attractions which attracts a huge number of tourists each year. Kodaikanal is famous for its beautiful lakes, parks and various waterfalls along with its rich cover of greenery and array of pine and deodar trees. The spot is a home to numerous natural wonders and marvels which are must to explore, for example, like the blossoming of the rare flower of Kurinji which happens once in 12 years and is said to engulf the whole valley in a blue hue. With vast greenery and several fantastic places to explore, you can take Kodaikanal tour packages to explore this hill station.

Ooty

An important town in the district of Nilgiri, Ooty (also known as Ootacamund) is one of the most visited tourist destination in the state of Tamil Nadu. This enchanting hill station lies right at the heart if the Nilgiris Mountains with an average altitude of more than 2,000 meters sea level. The spot is portrayed by the blue smoky fog which originates from the thick eucalyptus forests and is also famous for the rare Kurunji flower which blooms after every 12 years. Tourism drives the economy of Ooty, like other famous hill stations in the state. Ooty was once the summer capital of the Madras Presidency under the British rule and the numerous Victorian styled government bungalows gives it a portrayal like a neighbourhood in Switzerland. In spite of being situated in the tropical weather region of India, Ooty enjoys a refreshing and cool climate throughout the year, with temperatures diving a few notches in the evenings.

Ooty

The best time to visit Ooty is from the months of December to February. With different lakes, mountains, terrace farming and astonishing view of the valleys to explore, Ooty is one fantastic place to spend your holidays.

These breathtaking hill stations in the state of Tamil Nadu is guaranteed to make you fall in love with them. If you’ve been to the hills in the north, do take some time out to explore these enchanting ones.

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