Bikkapathi Reserve and Longwood Shola , Kotgiri, Nilgiris , Tamil Nadu, India

Bikkapathi Reserve : Arranged past Kookalthorai around 10 kms from Kotagiri is the Bikkapathi Reserve. A perfect spot for trekking from either Kookalthorai or Masakal towns found adjacent. This extremely energizing forest store is under the purview of the Forest Range Officer of Kattabettu at Kotagiri. furthermore one need to take former authorization for a trek. 

Longwood Shola : Initially known as Dodda Shola with a territory of 116 ha, it is the main significant pocket of regular shola forest left in the quick region of Kotagiri in the Nilgiris. A real water hotspot for more than 15 towns in the downtown Aravenu zone, the Longwood Shola assumes a significant part in Kotagiri's microclimate. Shola forests are a sort of hindered evergreen vegetation discovered just in the southern segment of the Western Ghats mountains. The zone is likewise acclaimed among bird watchers. Around 80 assortments of birds and twofold the amount of greenery notwithstanding Indian goliath squirrel, hat macaque, woofing deer, Nilgiri Marten, Indian buffalo and so on might be seen here. There is exceptionally pleasant trekking way which experiences this peaceful shola.

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