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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

My soul jumped with glee- Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta

As promised in the previous post, this is a small know-it-all for visiting Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta, literally translated it would mean Snow Krishna Hill. It is a small temple-hill located in the Chamarajanagar Distict of Karnataka. 1,083 more words

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