Kotagiri , Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu , India

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 Settled on one side of the Doddabetta range is the quiet and little delightful town of Kotagiri. Arranged in the Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, Kotagiri is one of the old and larhe hill stations in Nilgiris. Placed in an open terrace massif at the altitude of 6511 feet over the sea level, it has an atmosphere advantage over Ooty however is more supporting than Coonoor as it is secured by the Doddabetta ranges from the invasion of the monsoon. The spot is around 23 km from Coonoor, 33 km from Mettupalayam and 16 kilometers from Ooty.

Prior known as Kota-Keri / Kota-gherry actually implies the road or lines of the place of the Kotas, was, once used to be the summer resort of the British. The kotta settlement there was moved to Aggal village about two kms away after the legislature had obtained the area in 1911. There is a temple devoted to Kamataraya deity and the yearly celebration which falls on Arudra Darshan day is of incredible importance to all the Kotas. Quieter and still untouched by commercialization, Kotagiri offers its guests to some of nature's most awesome veiws like Kodanad veiw point, Longwood shola, Rangaswamy pillar and peak and Catherine falls. The spots additionally brags of green golf course. Dabbed around the territory with numerous tea gardens and some coffee estates, Kottagiri is additionally a focal point of tea industry like Coonoor. The hill station has the status of being the primary spot in the hills to which road was made from Sirumugai through Dena in the year 1819.

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