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Nilgiris District : Tamil Nadu

About District


Nilgiris is one of the oldest mountain ranges, located at the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. The Name 'Nilgiris' means Blue hills (Neelam - Blue and giri - Hill or Mountain) the first mention of this name has been found in the Silappadikaram. Nilgiris is a part of the Western Ghats. Ooty the "Queen of Hill Stations", Coonoor and Kotagiri are the three hill stations of this district. Nilgiris is India's first biosphere. It has been declared as one of the 14 'hotspots' of the world because of its unique bio-diversity. It is situated at an elevation of 900 to 2636 meters above MSL. Its latitudinal and longitudinal dimensions being 130 KM (Latitude : 10 - 38 WP 11-49N) by 185 KM (Longitude : 76.0 E to 77.15 E). Nilgiris is bounded on North by Karnataka State on the West by Coimbatore District, Erode District, South by Coimbatore District and Kerala State and as the East by Kerala State. In Nilgiris District the topography is rolling and steep. About 60% of the cultivable land falls under the slopes ranging from 16 to 35%. Nilgiris presents a truly breathtaking kaleidoscope of visual treats and soul stirring experiences.

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