Tamil Nadu is a pretty well-known state in India that is known for its many hill stations. However, if you want to visit this beautiful part of the country either as a tourist or even more locally, here are 10 Hill Stations in Tamil Nadu. They cover one earthen dam near Vattakkan river and the other four hill stations around them. There are a total of 10 hill stations. The place where the rainbow colored car is parked is the main road to these hill stations, and you can drive to them in any kind of vehicle.
1. Javadi Hills
Located near Kancheepuram, the Javadi Hills is a hill stations in Tamil Nadu. There is a dam on one side of this place, and many people live around this place. The dam was built in 1885 and still stands strong today. The place is lush and green even during monsoons. The water from this dam can be diverted to two other dams in the cities of Chennai and Tiruppur, which makes it very useful for farmers.
Ooty is a hill stations in Tamil Nadu. It is situated in the Nilgiri Hills and has been in operation for more than 150 years. The name of this place’s origin comes from the term ‘Oodal Oota’ which means Red Hill. This place is noted for its very less pollution, lush greenery and pleasant weather throughout the year. This hill stations was made popular by the British who came to this place during the hot months of summer to escape the unbearable heat.
Coonoor is another hill station in Tamil Nadu that can be visited by anyone who wishes to see a hill stations that has many tea estates around it that are primarily English owned. This place is famous for its cool weather, pleasant climate and enjoyable nature. The name of this place comes from the English word ‘Coonoor’ which means ‘cool’. Coonoor is a great place to visit any time of the year. Udhagamandalam, popularly known as Ooty, is another hill station in Tamil Nadu that has the Nilgiri Mountains on all three sides.
Valparai is a hill station in Tamil Nadu that lies between the Nilgiri Hills and the Western Ghats. The name of this place comes from the English ‘Valpie’ which means ‘the land of valentines’ because the flowers here come in red, pink, lavender and white colors. This hill stations has many tea estates surrounding it and is primarily an English colony. This place was also made famous by the British who used to escape from the heat during summer months here.
5. Annamalai hills
Annamalai Hills is a hill station slightly close to Ooty, but still has its own charm about it like other hill stations in Tamil Nadu do. The name of this place comes from the Tamil word ‘Annamalai’ which means ‘the hill with a body’. The British are known to have used this hill station as a fuel spot for their hot air balloons. The entire area is filled with thick evergreen forests, mountains and tea estates. During this season the whole place is covered with fog. A good number of tourists to Tamil Nadu prefer to visit this place during June and July in order to have a look at the wild flowers blooming in the area.
Kodaikanal is another popular hill stations in Tamil Nadu that is more than 150 years old. Also called Kodai, this place is famous for its natural beauty, pleasant weather and pleasant atmosphere that it has to offer. This place has been called one of the most scenic places in India for a long time now and is liked by many tourists all over the world who visit here regularly.
Vattakkanal is a hill stations situated in the Nilgiris and nearby towns. This place is famous for its cool weather, pleasant atmosphere and beautiful landscape that it has to offer. The waters of this place can also be diverted to one of the dams located right outside the city of Chennai. The name of this place comes from the Tamil word ‘Vatta’ and ‘Kanal’ which means port in English.
Meghamalai is a hill stations in Tamil Nadu. This place is famous for its cool weather throughout the year and is located in the Western Ghats. The name of this place comes from the English ‘me’ which means ‘the sea’ and ‘hemalai’ which means ‘the land of the mermaids’. This place is also known as the “Garden of Tamil Nadu”. Located within the Western Ghats, this tourist spot is about 400 km from Chennai. The elevation of this place is 3,040 feet above sea level. It is surrounded by many hills and hence the temperature remains moderate throughout the year.
9. Koli Hills
Koli hills is a famous tourist spot in the state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the left bank of the Kaveri, this place is known for its pleasant climate and greenery. The name of this place comes from the Tamil word ‘Koliyar’ which means ‘black-eyed’. This hill stations covers two ranges Anaimalai (Western Ghats) and Palni Hills both of which are part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. There are many small hill stations in Tamil Nadu located around these two larger ranges.
Kotagiri is a hill station located in the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu. This place has been popular for more than 150 years now, and is known for its pleasant weather and pleasant atmosphere that it has to offer. The name of this place comes from the Tamil word ‘Kotagiri’ which means ‘the land of ice’. Located at an average elevation of 2,200 meters, this place belongs to the Western Ghats and is situated around 87 kilometers from Coimbatore. Kotagiri has a population of around 12,356 people and more than 50 percent of its population is Christian.
So these are all the hill stations in Tamil Nadu . If you are a tourist to this place, check out the list and choose a hill station that is best suited for your tastes and preferences. Have a great time visiting Tamil Nadu. Make sure you check out the architecture and designs of the buildings, watch the performances put on by the locals and let yourself be captivated by the natural beauty all around you.
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