(Last Updated on : 07/03/2015)
Hill Stations of Tamil Nadu
covers many hilly spots, which are located in and around Tamil Nadu. Some of the tourist attraction sites in Tamil Nadu are Coonoor, Javadhu Hills, Kodaikanal, Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai, Kotagiri, Meghamalai, Sirumalai, Udhagamandalam
or Ooty, Yercaud, Virudhunagar, Manjolai, Nalumukku, Kurangani Hills and Kolukkumalai.
Coonoor is a Taluk and a municipality in the Nilgiris district
in Tamil Nadu. It is known for its production of Nilgiri Tea. Coonoor is located at an altitude of 1,850 meters above sea level. Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty. It is an ideal base for a number of trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiri Hills. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport, which is about 56 kilometres from Coonoor town.
Javadhu Hills are an extension of the Eastern Ghats Mountain Range
, which spread across parts of Tiruvannamalai district in the northern part of the Tamil Nadu in south eastern part of India. Javadhu Hills is about 50 miles wide and 20 miles long. They are bisected into eastern and western sections by the Cheyyar River and Agaram River, tributaries of the Palar River
. They consist of bluish grey granites, with peaks averaging 3,600-3,800 feet. The hills are sparsely populated; the majority of the inhabitants are Malayali tribes people, though other castes are also present. There are many tourist places near Javadhu Hills.
is a city in the hills of the Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu. Its name in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest". Kodaikanal is referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations" and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. Kodaikanal was established in the year 1845 in colonial times as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the hospitality industry serving tourism.
features in several works of classical Tamil literature such as Silappathigaram, Manimekalai, Purananuru and Ainkurnuru. The region was ruled by Valvil Ori around 200 BC, who is praised as one of the seven great philanthropists of ancient Tamil Nadu. His valour and marksmanship are sung by several poets, and his exploits are a popular part of folklore. Kolli hills are a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu in Namakkal district
. The mountains are about 1300 meters in height and cover an area of approximately 280 square kilometres. Kolli Hills has 70 hair pin bends to reach the top of the hills. Kolli Hills are part of the Eastern Ghats, which is a mountain range that runs mostly parallel to the east coast of South India. The mountains are relatively untouched by commercial tourism and still retain their natural beauty.
is a panchayat town in Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu. Kotagiri is situated at an elevation of around 1793mteres above sea level. Kotagiri is one of the three popular hill stations located in the Nilgiris. This picturesque hill station is bounded by verdant green tea estates and offers a number of trekking options.
Meghamalai popularly called High Wavy Mountains is a cool and misty mountain range situated in the Western Ghats Mountain Range
in Theni district
of Tamil Nadu, near Kumaly Idukki District
. It is a place of natural beauty dotted with cardamom plantations and tea estates. Meghamalai is situated at an elevation of 1,500 m above sea level and it is rich in flora and fauna.
Sirumalai is a region of 60,000 acres of land. It is situated 25 km from Dindigul and 40 km from Madurai
, Tamil Nadu. There are many high hills in the area. Hillock International School is located in Sirumalai. Sirumalai is a dense forest region with a moderate climate throughout the year. The altitude of the hill is 1600 metres above sea level, and it contains diversified flora and fauna and a variety of animals. The Hill has totally 18 hair-pin bends and on the 18th bend one can able to find a church and a view point from where one can watch the beauty of Dindigul
city and also the "Dindigul Rock Fort". The hill contains a small waterfall as well. The famous Sirumalai banana is slowly disappearing due to a number of diseases associated with it, which no one has been able to solve.
Ooty is a town, a municipality, and the district capital of the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. It is located 80 km north of Coimbatore. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills
Topslip is located at 800 feet above sea level on the Anamalai mountain range. It is popularly known as Anamalai Hills. It is a small place in Anaimalai Tiger Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary that lies in the Coimbatore District
of Tamil Nadu at the southern part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. It is located 3,500 feet above sea level on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats, at a distance of 100 km from Coimbatore and 65 km from Pollachi. There are 40 hairpin bends on the way up to Valparai from Azhiyar.
Yelagiri is a hill station in Vellore district
of Tamil Nadu. It is situated off the Vaniyambadi-Tirupattur road. Yelagiri is located at an altitude of 1,410.6 metres above the main sea level and spread across 30 square kilometers, the Yelagiri village Yelagiri is surrounded by orchards, rose-gardens, and green valleys. Yelagiri or Elagiri is a small hill station located in between the towns of Vaniyambadi and Jolarpettai (Tamil Nadu). The hill station dates back to the British colonial days.
is a hill station in Salem District
of Tamil Nadu. It is located in the Shevaroys range of hills in the Eastern Ghats. Yercaud hill area is called the Shevaroy Hills. It is situated at an altitude of 1515 metres (4970 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple, at 5,326 feet (1,623 m). It is so named owing to the abundance of trees categorised as a forest near the lake, the name signifying Lake Forest. As a popular tourist destination, Yercaud is also called as Jewel of the South.
Sathuragiri Hills or Chathuragiri otherwise known as "Sundara Mahalingam" is situated 10 km from Watrap (Wathirairuppu) near Srivilliputhur. The name Sathuragiri came from Chathur (4) Veda (Vedas) Giri (Hill), where all the four Vedas met and formed the hill.