Kodanad View Point, Kotagiri
Kodanad View Point, otherwise known as Terminus Country, is located some 25 kilometres from Kotagiri. You may go to several places in a hill station for several reasons: maybe to enjoy the calm and serenity of the mountains, or to engage in a close encounter with a rare breed of animal.
Rangasamy Pillar & Peak
Rangaswamy Pillar and Peak is a structure which is situated at a height of 1794 metres above sea level. It is located around 20km from Kotagiri and is one of the tourist attractions that the hill station is known for. Rangaswamy Peak is a place of much importance for those living in the Nilgiris.
Snowdon Peak, Kotagiri
Snowdon Peak is famous for the breathtaking view of Mysore. This is the only spot in the Nilgiris from where you get such a wonderful sight of the city of Mysore. It is located on the Kotagiri Main road and is at a lofty height of 2677 metres above the sea level.
Elk Falls, Kotagiri
Elk falls is located 7 kilometres away from Kotagir. So do not go to this spot hoping to see a herd of elk grazing in the vicinity, you will be left sorely disappointed. What you can see there will leave you mesmerised though. A beautiful western style residence from the days of the British Raj welcomes all who come to the Elk Falls.
John Sullivan Memorial, Kotagiri
John Sullivan Memorial is located at Kannerimukku, 2 kilometres from the centre of the Kotagiri town. John Sullivan was an English Civil Servant, the first to settle in Ooty, and the reason why the Nilgiris are the way they are today. The memorial is open from 10 am to 5 pm on all days of the year and charges an entrance fee of Rs.10 for adults and Rs.5 for children.
St Catherine Waterfalls, Kotagiri
St Catherine Falls was named after the wife of M.D.Cockburn, the man responsible for initiating the cultivation of coffee in Kotagiri. Both Mr. and Mrs. Cockburn were among the first settlers in Kotagiri. It is a double cascaded waterfall that drops from an elevation of 250 ft. It is en route to Kotagiri from Mettupalayam at a place called Aravenu. To see the waterfall in its entirety, you have to go to the Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint.