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Hill Stations of Western Ghats of India

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Hill Stations of Western Ghats of India:
Western Ghats of India is a UNESCO World Heritage Site spread across most of the western coast of India, starting from Sahyadri mountain range of Maharashtra, Western ghats of Karnataka, Nilgiri mountain range of Tamil Nadu and the Western Ghats of Kerala. The western ghats have many popular and breathtaking hill stations. Here is the list with highlights of some of them.

Mandalpatti: Although less popular among the tourists but is certainly less explored and part of it is still untouched. Mandalpatti is located in Coorg district of Karnataka state, about 30km from Madikeri city. It falls under the Pushpagiri range of forests, so any trekking beyond the forest office needs permission from the forest officials. Only four wheel drive vehicles can make it to the summit, one can also hire jeeps from Somwarpet or Madikeri town. The Panoramic views of the Shola grasslands surrounded by the forest is a delight for your eyes and senses. Best time to visit…

Top 15 Attractions in & around Ooty

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Top 15 Attractions in & around Ooty:

15. Kamraj Sagar Dam or Sandynalla: This is the first attraction from Ooty on your way to Pykara. It is worth a short stopover, as it is on the highway. 14. St Stephens Church: St Stephens Church was built in 1831, is located very near to Charring cross. 13. Rose Garden: It is located in the heart of the Ooty city, best visited during evening hours. Sit back and enjoy the amazing slopes of the Ooty city. 12. Highfield Tea Factory: The tea estate and factory is located near Coonoor town. At the factory visitors are taken on a short guided tour where they get to witness the tea-making process, right from growing to brewing, before ending with tasting one of the flavors. Your desired flavor can be later purchased from their outlet.
11. Ooty Lake and Boat house: Ooty Lake is located at the heart of the Ooty town is one of the most popular tourist attraction of Ooty. Considering its accessibility it is more popular among tourists than Pykara Lake, althou…