Top 5 Places to Visit in Kotagiri

Located at an elevation of 5,882 ft., Kotagiri stands as an enchanting escape in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. With its lush green scenery, mist-covered mountains, and beautiful tea estates, the quaint hill station offers a tranquil retreat from the bustling city life. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, adventure seeker or just looking for a peaceful getaway, this place has something for everyone. Through this blog let's embark on a virtual journey to explore the top 5 places in Kotagiri.

Catherine Falls

Nestled amidst the dense forest and tea estates of Kotagiri, the double cascade Catherine Falls is a sight to behold. Descending from a height of about 250 ft., it offers you a mesmerising view that will leave you spellbound. In the list of Kotagiri places to see, Catherine Falls serves as one of the major attractions.

A close view of the waterfall with stone around.
a image of a road leading to a dense forest

Longwood Shola

For all wildlife enthusiasts, take a trip to Longwood Shola, a pristine forest reserve. It is home to a variety of flora and fauna. If luck favours, you might catch a glimpse of some of the rarest birds of the Western Ghats like Nilgiri laughingthrush, babblers, flycatchers, woodpeckers and warblers. The forest reserve also harbours several endangered species like the Nilgiri tahr and different types of antelopes. 

Elk Falls

Once you are out sightseeing in Kotagiri, do not miss out on the Elk Falls, a hidden gem tucked away in the forest range. Making your way up to the falls involves a scenic trek through the lush green forest that offers exotic glimpses of the greenery and critters. Upon reaching the top you will surely be enchanted by the crystal clear water flowing down the rocks.

a wide angle shot of  a waterfall
an early morning shot of sunrise from the view point.

Kodanad View Point

If you want to experience the panoramic view of the Nilgiris, head to Konanad View Point. From this view point, you can witness the lush green valleys, tea estates, and distant mountains covered in mist. When making a list of Kotagiri places to visit with family, the Kodanad view point must be included.

Rangaswamy Peaks and Pillars 


This spot in Kotagiri is a paradise for adventure lovers and trekkers. In the dense forest of Shola, Rangaswamy Peak and Pillars offer you a breathtaking view of the landscapes. Locals here consider the pillars sacred as it is home to the deity Rangaswamy and also host the annual harvest festival. Visiting this place lets you experience solace in nature’s embrace.

a view of a hill

Kotagiri presents you with an array of attractions that will surely captivate your heart. After an exhilarating day, unwind at Ibex Stays and Trails,Kotagiri our premium mountain resort. Choose from private villas or luxurious rooms for an unparalleled vacation experience. Our dedicated team ensures excellence, promising an unforgettable stay.