Kotagiri Industrial Visit

Kotagiri going students can visit the nearby places for their industrial tour, The Nilgiris offers lots of sights for industrial visit in and around Ooty, Ketti, Sandynalla etc. the main industrial setups include, Hndustan Photo filims, Needle industries (india) private limited, Rallies india ltd, Niligiris district co-operative milk producers union ltd, Hindustan unilever ltd, Tansi  watch  assembling  unit etc. apart from these there are around 8 hydroelectric power projects worth visiting namely kateri hydro – electric system, pykara  hydro – electric  system, moyar  hydro – electric  scheme, kundah  hydro – electric  scheme, emarald  and  avalanche  dams. Niligiris is also home to various small scale industries like Chocolate, Cheese, sericulture, Eucalyptus Oil extraction etc. Tea factories and estates are other industrial attractions in and around Nilgiris for industrial visit. You can also visit various research institutes in Nilgiris Like Pasture institute in Coonoor.

Set amidst the serenity of the Nilgiri Hills, Kotagiri is a small hill resort surrounded by lush tea estates. Kotagiri, situated 1,983 m above sea level, has a climatic advantage over Udhagamandalam or Ooty, as it is shielded by the Doddabetta ranges from the onslaught of the monsoons. Retaining the essence of hill magic and charm, the resort offers year-round clement weather and sylvan charm.
It is the third largest and the oldest hill station in the Nilgiris. Like all hill stations in India, this also has had strong presence of the British Raj. It has a Kota temple in the middle of the town, even though the Kota tribes have long moved out.

Sights to See

Rangaswamy Peak/Pillar (19 km): The conical peak showcases an exhilarating view of the wild yet harmonious country around.

Kodanad View Point ( 16 km),

Elk Falls (8 km) ,




  • Tansi watch assembly units (Coonoor)
  • Needle Industries Pvt Ltd (Coonoor

And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries

Tea Plantations (can be visited with prior permission from the Secretary, United Planters Association of South India, Glen View, Coonoor).

Bikkapathi Peak (10 km): This forest reserve is under the jurisdiction of the forest range officer of Kattabettu at Kothagiri.

St. Catherine Falls (8 km),

How would you like to travel?

The nearest airport is Coimbatore (70 km)
The nearest railheads are Coonoor (21 km), Ooty (29 km) and Mettupalayam (33 km). Direct buses are available from these railway stations
Kotagiri is connected by road to:
  • Coonoor (21 km)
  • Ooty (29 km)
  • Mettupalayam (33 km)
  • Coimbatore (70 km)

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