The kaleidoscopic hill resort of Kotagiri is ideally situated at an altitude of 1950 m. Kotagiri literally means the lines of the house of the Kotas. Kotagiri is quietly tucked away in the Nilgiris and used to be the summer resort of the British. Till date the beauty of hill resort of Kotagiri attracts tourists and the sun scorched souls from far and wide. Kotagiri experiences pleasant and comfortable weather all through the year. Thus you may plan your trip to Kotagiri any time of the year. The hill resort of Kotagiri is located in the famous Nilgiri Hills. Kotagiri is just 16 km away from Ooty.
In Kotagiri there are the landmark Catherine Falls. The double cascade waterfalls are a major tourist attraction in Kotagiri owing to the beauty of the natural environs. Then there are the Elk falls that offer panoramic views of the spectacular surroundings of Echoing Valley of Kookal.
Do visit the golf course where the gorgeous greens spread across the Earth to present an incomparable view.
At a distance of 16 km from Kotagiri is the sacred Rangaswamy Pillar. The excursion to the eastern slopes of the Nilgiris is popular with the tourists to Kotagiri. The Rangaswamy Peak is another vintage point to check out the wondrous vistas of the Nilgiris. The Kodanad is other point from where breathtakingly beautiful sights of the eastern slopes may be enjoyed.