Kothagiri Sightseeing

Leisure Places

Kodanad View Point is around 16 km away from Kotagiri in the Nilgiri District. From this point, the Rangasamy Peak, Rangasamy Pillar, Catherine Falls and Dolphin's Nose can be seen. It also provides a beautiful view of the Bhavanisagar Reservoir, Deccan Plateau and Thengumarahada Village.We can experience the natures legacy.

Longwood Shola is a dense wooded forest in Kotagiri. It is a tropical evergreen forest which is inhabited by the Indian bison and flying fox.

Elk Falls is located on the main route to Mettupalayam in the Nilgiri District. The waterfall is situated near the Uyilathi village and is around 7 km away from Kotagiri. A European House, constructed during the British rule, can be seen near the waterfall. The ideal season to visit the waterfall is during the monsoon, when the nearby Kookal Valley blooms with oranges.

Rangasamy Peak is located at a distance of 20 km from Kotagiri. It is one of the sacred hills and has a shrine dedicated to Lord Rangasamy. It is a biconical peak at a height of 1,785 m above sea level. The peak is a sacred place for the Irulas tribes. Some of the attractions located nearby are the Sholurmattam, Kadasholai, Karagodumattam and Kil Kotagiri. Rangasamy Pillar is Situated 4km from Kil-Kotagiri is another sacred pillar that is worshipped. It is an extraordinary isolated rocky pillar rising in solitary grandeur to a height of some 400 feet and has sheer narrow sides which are quite unclimbable.

Museums & Art Galleries

John Sullivan Memorial is a site recreated in remembrance of John Sullivan, a British civil servant responsible for establishing Ooty as a hill station in the Nilgiris Mountains. Situated at Kannerimukku village in Kotagiri, this memorial was originally the residence of John Sullivan and was known as 'Pethakal Bunglow'. A tribute to John Sullivan who introduced the European way of life and suggested that the British cultivate tea here, this memorial holds a treasure trove of material belonging to Sullivan and his family, the role of the British in the Nilgiris and the traditions of the local tribes. The memorial is also home to Nilgiris Documentation Centre (NDC) and Nilgiris Museum. Located at a distance of 2 km from Kotagiri, autos and taxis can be hired to reach John Sullivan Memorial. The memorial remains open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and entry fee is INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children. While visiting John Sullivan Memorial, one can also visit stone house, which now houses the Government Arts College, where John Sullivan lived later. The John Sullivan Memorial organises a two-day trek to retrace the Sullivan trail on June 15 and 16, to celebrate his birth anniversary.