(Last Updated on : 13/06/2017)
Hill Stations of Tamil Nadu
have an amalgamation of the scenic beauty of nature (Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve
and Nilgiri Hills
) and the ancient South Indian culture
, Javadhu Hills
, Kolli Hills
or Kolli Malai, Kotagiri
, Meghamalai, Sirumalai, Ooty
, Virudhunagar, Manjolai, Nalumukku, Kurangani
are the examples of popular hill stations
which are easily accessible from all the cities of Tamil Nadu
and the cities of Andhra Pradesh
Coonoor, Nilgiris District
Coonoor 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 km from Coonoor town.
Javadu Hills, Vellore District and Tiruvannamalai District
Javadhu Hills are an expansion 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.
Kodaikanal, Dindigul District
Kodaikanal is referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations", and this place has long history from ancient era
Kolli Hills, Namakkal District
Kolli Hills is featured in several works of classical Tamil literature
such as Silappathigaram
and Ainkurnuru. This hill is popular for the spice
, pineapple and black pepper
Kotagiri, Nilgiris District
Kotagiri offers the trekking option as adventure tourism
in the lap of Nilgiris Mountain Range
. Catherine Falls
, Moyar River, Elk waterfalls
and Doddabetta Peak
are the popular hotspots.
Meghamalai, Theni District
Meghamalai is popularly known as High Wavy Mountains. This place is dotted with greater cardamom
and tea plantation.
Sirumalai, Dindigul District
Sirumalai is the abode of rich flora and fauna
and it is well connected with Madurai.
Ooty, Nilgiris District
Ooty is a popular hill destination with many visiting places
. Ooty is filled with gardens
, eco parks
which fell under Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
Topslip, Coimbatore District
Topslip is popular for the presence of Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary
Valparai, Coimbatore district
allures the tourist with the Anaimalai Hills
range of the Western Ghats
, where many wildlife sanctuaries
Yelagiri, Vellore district
Yelagiri is surrounded by the rose
garden, nature parks and waterfalls. Punganoor Lake Park, Jalagamparai Waterfalls and Swami Malai Hills are the popular tourism attractions here.
Yercaud, Salem District
Yercaud (Jewel of the South) has Yercaud lake
which serves as a eco tourism spot. Coffee, Jackfruit, star apple, fig, water apple, oranges, guava, black pepper and cardamom are cultivated here.
Sathuragiri Hills, Watrap, Madurai District
Sathuragiri Hills are not very far from the main city Madurai and serves as a weekend destination. This place has a religious significance, as this was abode of 18 Siddhas who were the followers of Mahadeva.