Location : Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
Also Known as : Udhagamandalam
Ooty is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Ooty is popularly known as Queen of Hills. The landscape is marked by rolling hills and plateaus covered with tea gardens, eucalyptus trees and dense vegetation. There are the many picturesque sites in Ooty. Major sites are Ooty Botanical Gardens, Stone House, Toda Huts, Ooty Lake & Boat House and The Fernhills Palace , Dobabetta peak, Cross shrine, Mini garden and Rose garden, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. There are more amusement places in Ooty. The 22 Acre Botanical Garden was laid out in 1847 and is presently maintained by the government of Tamil Nadu. Ooty draws an increasing number of tourists every year.
Location : Kodaikanal , Tamil Nadu
Also Known as : Princess of Hill stations
Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill stations in India. Kodaikanal is referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations". Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Kodaikanal has several clubs and civil society organizations operating for social, charitable and environmental goals. Kodaikanal has several scenic natural attractions which are Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory Coaker's Walk, Green Valley View, (formerly called Suicide Point), Pillar Rocks, Silver Cascade, Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple, Dolphin Nose etc.
Location : Tamil Nadu
Also Known as : Shervaroy Hills
Yercaud is quiet little hill station in the Servarayan range of hills in the Eastern ghats. Yercaud is known for coffee plantations and orange groves. The highest point in Yercaud is the Servarayan temple. Some of the original forests continue to exist in the Yercaud hills and contain several endemic species of plants and fauna. Major tourist spots are lake, Lady's Seat, Gent's Seat, Pyramid point and Servaroyan Temple. Summer Festival is held during the middle of May when the annual festival of Lord Servarayan, the deity of the Shevroy Hills, takes place. It has a 7-day exhibition of flower shows, dog shows, boating races and a village fair.
Location : Coimbatore district , Tamil Nadu
Also Known as : Cherrapunji of South India
Valparai is a rain forest located 3,500 feet above sea level on the Anamalai Hill Range of the Western Ghats. Valparai is popularly known as Cherrapunji of South India. In Valparai, there are several tea estates, coffee estates, dams and water falls. The tea plantations are surrounded by evergreen forest. The region is also a rich elephant tract and is known to have many leopards. Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary is a major tourist attraction near valaparai.