Top hill tourist places in Tamilnadu

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Published Date: July 5, 2021

Tourist attractions in the southern state of Tamilnadu pull in a large number of crowd from other states of India and abroad. Most tourist spots in Tamilnadu are known for their natural beauty, lush green vegetation and plenty of flora and fauna and a conducive climatic condition all throughout.  So let’s quickly check some of the best hill tourist places in Tamilnadu before you make an informed decision to travel

Why Tamilnadu as a top hill station tourist place?

Ooty: Also known as the Nilgiris, Ooty is inarguably the ‘Queen of hill stations’. It is located at an altitude of 7440 ft above sea level. One of South India’s most favourite summer hill stations and weekend escape destinations, Ooty’s specialities include the world-famous Ooty Toy Train, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that starts from the town of Mettupalayam in Coimbatore.

Kodaikanal: One of the most mesmerizing hill stations in the state, also called the Princess of Hill Station. Located in the district of Dindigul, at a height of 7000ft, it is still unpolluted and comparatively crowd-free during off seasons. Visit Bryant Park, Silver Cascade, Coaker’s Walk, Kodai Lake, Pillar Rocks, among others.

Yelagiri: Nestled in-between Vaniyambadi and Jolarpettai in the district of Vellore, Yellagiri is made of 14 hamlets that lies at an altitude of 3500 ft. Though not as crowd-packed as Ooty or Kodaikanal, Yelagiri offers a number of high-adrenaline pumping activities like trekking, paragliding, boating, etc. Tourist attractions at Yelagiri include Nature Park, Velavan Temple and Jalagamparai Waterfalls.

Other popular hill tourist destinations in Tamilnadu

While Ooty and Kodaikanal are popular hills tourist places in Tamilnadu the world over, there are lesser known hill-stations such as Yelagiri, Topslip, Valparai, Ketti Valley and Kotagiri that are roping in a decent number of tourists every year during peak seasons, especially during the Summers. While a Tamilnadu temple tour or a trip from Kerala to Tamilnadu will seem exciting, Tamilnadu sightseeing is incomplete when you miss out on travelling to these hill stations.