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Red Hills

Red Hills

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Location info:India>Tamil Nadu>Ooty

Distances:From Bangalore around 300 KM,Ooty 25 KM
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Trek Length: 10-12 km.

Route Info:

NH212 for Mysore-Gundalpet-Bandipur, Kalahati Ghat Road through Masinagudi-Ooty, Avalanche Road from Ooty through Ithlar till Emerald, Right towards Red Hills at Emerald

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Moderate to difficult.


Red Hills located 28 km from Ooty and about 310 kms from Bangalore is great place to explore unexplored parts of Nilgiris. Red hill area has few amazing lakes called Emerald/Avalanche/Parson's Valley and Porthimund including 3 other lakes.

It is here that the forests are magnificent and vast, the foliage is dense and the air, crisp and pure. Lush, eye-soothing greenery covers whole area right into the horizon. Best of all, Red Hills offers a permanent guarantee of natural beauty since no further development is possible under the law in the ecologically fragile area of the sensitive Upper Bhavani Sanctuary nearby.

Surrounded by seven lakes and the majestic Nilgiris (or the blue mountains), it's a sight for sore eyes. Add to it, miles and miles of verdant tea estates. Typical mountain flowers all around in such different hues.

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