One of the
smallest and oldest hill stations placed in the lap of Nilgiri Hills which
eludes both peace and tranquillity is a hill town, which was first noticed by
the British as a peace home, is now gaining much more popular than ever before.
This is an absolute old piece of history that houses the British Raj and the
Kota tribe which has reduced to a much smaller amount now. It has pleasant
weather almost all round the year and is one of the places that havea beautiful
green environment and a clean and fresh air devoid of the air of the cities.
Once a large site for coffee plantation is now the largest site with almost
30,000 acres of land under tea plantation. It still has many of its parts under
mystery and waiting for it to unfold.
always been inhabited by the Kota tribe. Whereas there’s no such written
history, it’s believed that it has existed for many ages. Here the name
suggests that it’s the “mountain of Kotas”. The 2 government servants of Madras
on the search of outlaws were the ones to find out about this land around 1819.
Soon after these 2 servants informed their superiors about the condition in the
hill being similar to the climate in the European countries, they called it
Kotercherry. After this, it was found out that the collector of Coimbatore
bought himself a house on this hill which thereafter became a summer hotel for
the British officers. The Kota people still do exist, however, in small numbers
as they’ve become reluctant to mingle with the people living in the outside
world. They still stay as the tribal people who know much about the art of
pottery and terracotta baking in the Aggal hamlet, and they are small in number
as less as 1000 or so.
the Nilgiri Hills, Kotagiri is the beautiful hill station that we see today.
Discovered by the Britishers, this place has become one of the emerging tourist
hotspots. It is popular among both the trekkers and the naturalists alike. It
has now about 30,000 acres of land under tea plantation. Being an area with a
lot of mysteries and a clean and fresh air, it is sure a place for the bold and
the eager people to get together and run away from the daily hustle-bustle.
Restaurants in Kotagiri
Tamil Nadu, this hill station is famous for both its veg and non-veg dishes. If
you’re in this town, you should never miss out on the famous different
varieties of tea available. Also makes sure you check out the chocolate and
elaichi to ginger flavoured tea. There are many hotels and restaurants which
are located near Donington Road or Johnston Square.
No number of
days can actually justify the beauty of this place, but we do recommend to take
at least two days to look out for the beautiful adventure.
Day 1- Get
up early in the morning and go out to take a small stroll in the tea yards and
get some time to interact with the tea pickers. A small chat can definitely
help you get more information about how the plantations actually work. As soon
as the noon approaches you can go to the wildlife hotspot Longwood Shola to
spot some of the wild animals. In the evening get some shopping for yourself
while surfing through the local markets. You can also pick some of the stuff
Day 2- The
next day begins with a kick start adventurous outing to the Elk Falls and the
Catherine Falls. You can now end your trip to this beautiful adventure by paying a visit to the Rangasamy Peak and Pillars.