Kotagiri, a picturesque hill station in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris, is known for its numerous tea estates and trekking trails. This hill station has many sightseeing destinations that take you through trekking trails that go through rivers and meadows. Kotagiri lies on the border of Coonoor and Nilgiris. Some of the nearby cities include Udhagamandalam, Coonoor, Gudalur and Sathyamangalam.
Places to Stay
Travellers visiting Kotagiri prefer booking accommodation in Ooty which is 30 km away from this town. A few of the hotels here are Surya Hotel Inn (Tariff – Rs.438), Kings Residency (Tariff – Rs.545), Hotel Comfort Inn (Tariff – Rs.487) and Hotel Royal Mist (Tariff – Rs.623).
The languages spoken in Kotagiri are Tamil, Badaga and Kannada.
The most celebrated festivals in Kotagiri are Pongal in January, Tamil New Year in April, Summer Festival in May-July, Vinayaka Chaturthi in August-September and Diwali during October-November.
Places of Interest
There are many tourist attractions in and around Kotagiri. Some of these places are Ooty (30 km), Ralliah Dam (16 km), Longwood Shola Reserve Forest (3 km), Catherine Water Falls (6 km), Banagudi (5 km), Dolphins Nose (25 km) and Sim's Park (17 km) away.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is located in Coimbatore, which is 72 km away from Kotagiri.
There is no railway station in Kotagiri. Wellington Railway Station is the nearest railway station, being 22 km away from this town.
Kotagiri is well connected through a wide network of state-run and private buses from neighbouring towns and states. TNSTC runs buses daily connecting Kotagiri to other major cities and states. You don’t have to stand in serpentine queues anymore as you can easily book bus ticket online.