Nilgiri Hills (Nilgiri means "Blue Mountains")are the part of larger mountain ranges of Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu. The hills are located at the border of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. There are several peaks in Niligir Hills, with 2623 m high Doddabetta Peak being the highest and least 24 other peaks that are more than 2000 m high.
High above the sea level,which is situated at the junction of the two ghat ranges of the Sahayadri Hills, Nilgiri district provides a fantastic view. Kerala on the west, the Mysore State on the north, and Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu on the east.Headquarters of Nilgiris district is Udhagamandalam.The hills are covered with eucalyptus, pine trees and tea and coffee plantations
Coffee and Tea are primarily grown in the region besides potatoes, beet roots, carrots, spices and fruits. Picturesque Niligiri Hills have several delights for visitors like deep valleys, cascading waterfalls, serpentine rivulets and lush green forests.
Niligiri Hills are a trekker's paradise and a variety of exotic flora & fauna are found here. Ooty Hill Station is the most popular hill station of Nilgiri Hills. The region is connected directly by trains with Coimbatore and Chennai, and a heritage Toy Train connects it with Mettupalayam and Coonoor.
some of the remotest and virgin areas of the sanctuary. Nilgiri Hills is one of the best South India hill Stations.
Best Time to Visit :Nilgiri Hills are never really out of season. You can choose from various hill stations according to season. While the best season to visit Ooty is June to February, April to June is the best season to visit Coonoor.