Situated at an elevation of 1793 m above sea level in the Nilgiri district of Tamilnadu is the beautiful hill station of Kotagiri which is famous for its educational institutions and tea plantations. This picturesque hill station surrounded by green tea estates offer a number of trekking options for the adventurous tourists. Unlike the crowded hill station of Ooty, Kotagiri is calm and have all the qualities of Ooty.
The main trekking destinations include, Doddabetta Peak, Catherine Falls, Elk Falls and the Rangasamy Pillar. Kodanad View Point is yet another major site in Kotagiri that offers a spectacular view of the sloping blue mountains of the Nilgiris. Trekking through the Kodanad-Kotagiri trail leads to the splendid view of the lush green tea estates and the magnificent Moyar River.
Proximity to the world famous hill station, Ooty is also a major reason for many to visit Kotagiri. Kotagiri is visited by tourists for various other reasons like education, business and industry and pleasure. Kotagiri Hotels thus range from luxury hotels to budget ones.
Celestial Resorts, Green Nest Resort, Hotel Hope Park, Annamar Cottages, Hotel Belair, Hotel Blue Star, Majestic Lodge, Hotel Misty Heights, Nilgiri Resorts, Hotel Ramesh Vihar, Hotel Sunshine, Trilan Cottages and Lazy hills – Kotagiri are the main Kotagiri Hotels that provide good services and amenities to their guests.
The main star rated Kotagiri Hotels include, Nahar’s Stone House Retreat, The Gateway Hotel Church Road, MGM Hill Worth Resorts, Orchid Inn, Hotel Sarkar Palace, Vinayaga Inn, Doddabetta Resort, Ooty Gate Hotel, Hotel Preethi Classic Towers and Hotel sunshine Inn.
Since Kotagiri is very near to Ooty which is rather a crowded hill station, tourists not able to procure a decent stay in Ooty opt to stay in Kotagiri Hotels that provide world class services and facilities. Kotagiri Hotels cater to all the needs of their guests whose purpose of visit varies.
There is a good amount of competition between Kotagiri hotels in giving their guests the best of their services and facilities and also there is a considerable increase in the number of up-coming Kotagiri Hotels. Prior-booking, though not considered to be crucial is but advisable during peak seasons especially during peak seasons in Ooty.
Coimbatore International Airport is the nearest airport to Kotagiri which is at about 65 km away from Kotagiri. The airport connects Kotagiri with cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Cochin. The nearest rail head is in Coonoor. Kotagiri is well-connected with all the major cities of Tamilnadu via road. There are regular bus services available from Ooty, Mettupalayam and Coonoor to Kotagiri. One of the Nilgiri Ghat Roads connects Ooty, Mettupalayam and Kotagiri. Coonoor is 23 km away from Kotagiri and is connected by a road that branches off to Ooty.