The weekend gone by witnessed unprecedented rush at over eight prominent waterfalls in Tamil Nadu bringing back the smile on the faces of traders and hoteliers. After the monsoon and the gradual receding of the nippy weather, visitors are heading for the waterfalls and boating yards across the state.
With vibrant western ghats and ecological hotspots, Tamil Nadu accounts for 47 waterfalls located in 12 districts spread across the state. “The period from February attracts huge crowds and the activity is sustained till the onset of summer.
Last year, many who had turned up at the Courtallam falls during peak summer were disappointed when the thundering cataract became a trickle,” an official said.
Kolli Hills is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu in India. The mountains are about 1000 to 1300 m in height and cover an area of approximately 280 km². The Kolli Hills has 72 hair pen bends to reach the top of the hills. The Kolli Hills are part of the Eastern Ghats, which is a mountain range that runs mostly parallel to the east coast of South India. The mountains are relatively untouched by commercial tourism and still retain their natural beauty.
Kolli hills enjoys a salubrious climate throughout the year. This fertile pocket in Namakkal district is where exotic tropical fruits and medicinal plants grow in plenty. The land is still relatively untouched by time, with 16 quaint little tribal villages that once constituted the hill kingdom of Ori. Much of the charm of this hill country still remains. For if you can’t stand the milling crowds of Ooty and Kodai, this surely is one place where you can head to for a quiet holiday.
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