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Away From All The Clamour, These 5 Hill Stations Near Ooty Will Give You Serious #TravelGoals

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Editors 2 May 2018

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There’s no denying that this popular hill station gets a little too cramped for comfort during the holiday season and so, here we’ve shortlisted some mesmerizing hill stations near Ooty which can be your perfect hideout to escape the chaos. Read on! 

1. Coonoor

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At an altitude of 6,000 feet above sea level, this beautiful hill station is known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Famous for its verdant environs and a variety of wildflowers and birds, its panoramic views of the lush green Nilgiri hills, with its ravines, valleys & waterfalls will leave you captivated. The major attraction of Coonoor is Sim's Park, Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s Nose, St. Catherine Falls and Law’s Falls.

Distance From Ooty | 18 Kms 

2. Pollachi

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Sandwiched between sanctuaries and waterfalls, Pollachi offers jungle safaris, trekking and picnicking opportunities. It has a very popular marketplace famous for jaggery & vegetables and yes, it’s considered to be South India's biggest cattle market. Some of the places to explore around are Topslip Tiger Forest, Arulmigu Subramanyar Thirukoil Temple, Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple, Valparai Trekking Point and the Solaiyar Dam, all of which offer glorious sights!

Distance From Ooty | 149 Kms

3. Wayanad

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Nestled in the Nilgiri biosphere, Wayanad is a spectacular place with hills, plantations and luxurious forests and boasts of a rich tribal culture. The place is bordered by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Bandipur National Park, Sulthan Bathery, Kalpetta, Lakkidi, and Chembra Peak are some of the main attractions here.

Distance From Ooty | 110 Kms

4. Mudumalai

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Declared by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites, it’s a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. Once a private hunting ground for the Kings of Mysore, Mudumalai shares its boundaries with Karnataka and Kerala and has a very rich wildlife population; the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is home to 49 tigers! Apart from the Mudumalai National Park, there are many other attractions like Moyar River, Chief Minister’s Watchtower, Ombretta Lake, Theppakadu Elephant park and lots more to explore.

Distance From Ooty | 42 Kms

5. Bellikkal

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A village to the south of the Sigur Plateau in Tamil Nadu, Bellikkal is located in the Nilgiris of the Western Ghats. Visit the Bellikkal Lake, Bison Valley and the glorious Kalhatti Falls here. You’ll keep coming back to this tiny and serene place because of its peaceful atmosphere and most scenic views.

Distance From Ooty | 135 Kms

Now that we’ve sorted out all your weekend escapade plans, pack your bags and go!

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