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Piquant glance at the blue mountains of Nilgiri Hills


During this time of the year after the extra torrential rains comes to an end its worth making a visit into the Queen of Hill Stations at Nilgiris.Spanning over a height of nearly 8500 ft above sea level and covered by around 2500 species of flowering plants,the blue mountains of the Nilgiris offers a sensational view to geographical lovers across the globe. 157 more words


Coddled in Coonoor

Wow. This place is amazing.

I arrived in Coonoor late this morning after more adventures on a “sleeper” bus. We took off from Bangalore last night, stopped who-knows-where for a sleep break, and then changed from the sleeper bus to a minibus at 0600. 236 more words

Chugging Along Aboard The World Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway

The mellow morning sun playing hide and seek with the snow-white gossamer clouds made the balmy weather only more pleasant…As I walked down the road towards the little town station I marvelled at the wild flowers swaying eagerly from the hill-side along the road to paint it  in their individual hues; purples, blues, yellows and oranges peeping out of varied shades of greens…. 974 more words


Landscape & Ecology in the Nilgiri Hills: A Spatial Exploration

The Nilgiri Hills are an important range in the Western Ghats range. The broader Nilgiris area, located at the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, contains a variety of contrasting ecosystems and have the largest elevated plateau area in the Western Ghats. 1,271 more words

Western Ghats

Linking the Hotspot: From Silent Valley to Sinharaja

The Western Ghats and Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot encompasses a swathe of area running down the western coast of India across the Palk Straits to Sri Lanka and its southernmost point at Dondra Head. 2,264 more words

Western Ghats