The southern part of the state is covered by coastal plains border, while northern and the western parts abound in hilly regions.
The hill stations of the state, with their rejuvenating atmosphere and pleasant climate, offer all that you expect from a hill station.
The Nilgiri hills of the state are home of some most beautiful hill stations like Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri.
It’s a beautiful and serene hill station of the state, lies in the hills of Nilgiri. The name Coonoor is derived from the coon hill tribe of the region. It is basically a small tea estate town.
The town mainly characterized by tea bushes, grassy meadows, marigolds, profusion of sunflower and Rhododendrons. The two is divided into upper Coonoor and lower Coonoor. The major Coonoor attractions are Sim’s Park, The Pasteur Institute and Pomological Station.
Kotagiri:It is one of the three popular hill stations of Nilgiri Hills. The small hill resort located amid the lush tea estate.
The small estate used by the British as a summer resort on post independence era of India. The pleasant climate of Kotagiri attracts a great number of tourists every year.
Ooty:Ooty is one of the most popular hill stations of India and nested in the green hills of Nilgiri. It is consider as queen of hills in south India.
The hill town was established by British in the early 1800 and used as summer resort. The British also constructed the first railway line in the area and used the town as summer capital of the Chennai Presidency. Ooty is famous for its tea and coffee estates.
Velliangiri Hills:it is the lesser known hill station of Tamil Nadu, but famous within Tamil people for mountain shrines in Kongunadu, the Shiva temple (also known as rajathagiri, Dakshin Kailash and Bhoolok Kailash).
Yercaud Hills:the very less popular hill station of Tamil Nadu is best because of its untouched natural beauty and charm. Yercaud is nested on the Shevaroy hills of the Eastern Ghats. The hill station houses coffee plantations and orange groves. The hill region was also discovered by British in the early 19th century. Yercaud Lake, Lady's Seat, Killiyur Falls, The Grange, Bear's Cave, and The Servarayan Temple are major attractions of Yercaud Hills.
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