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Cool Off at the Summer Destinations in Tamil Nadu

By: Akshatha Vinayak

It is never easy to choose places for summer vacations. We've to search for places which are cool and keep us away from the strong heat waves of the season. Often it so happens that we select hill stations for our holidays. Of course, hill stations are worth a visit as the weather will be a comfortable one. Here are some popular summer destinations for your travel in Tamil Nadu this season.

Choose any of these places to visit and have a wonderful vacation time in Tamil Nadu in summer!

Mudumalai National Park

Mudumalai National Park

What's better than a jungle stay during the hot months? Maybe even animals will be having their summer vacation and most often they happen to be near the water sources in the national parks. So, you might find more animals at certain spots. Try Mudumalai National Park this summer!

Photo Courtesy: Vinoth Chandar

Ooty

Ooty

Who doesn't like the scenic Ooty? Ofcourse, it is one of the famous summer destinations to visit in Tamil Nadu. The rolling hills and the surrounding plush greenery makes your time a cool one!

Photo Courtesy: Darshan Simha

Yercaud

Yercaud

Yercaud is a natural treasure and one of the best places to visit during the hotter months. The thick green vegetation covering the hill station will keep the climate pleasant. So head to Yercaud and feel rejuvenated.

Photo Courtesy: Riju.K

Gudalur

Gudalur

Did you know that Gudalur is known as the gateway to three main states: Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka! This serene town is in the Nilgiris district and is at a distance of 50km to Ooty. The picturesque valley has a number of attractions that're ideal for your summer trips. Gudalur is also very near to Mudumalai (5km).


Photo Courtesy: Prof. Mohamed Shareef

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is one of the best hill stations in Tamil Nadu. This year round destination is worth a visit during summer. The breezy atmosphere in the hill station will make your tour more enjoyable.

Photo Courtesy: Ramkumar

Yelagiri

Yelagiri

A relaxing ambiance will allure you to Yelagiri. It is a small hill station located at a distance of 165km from Bengaluru. The beautiful park around the lake and the greenery makes it a nice vacation spot.

Photo Courtesy: McKay Savage

Coonoor

Coonoor

The tea plantations are always a visual treat and Coonoor is known for the production of tea. The slopy hills and the green plantations around Coonoor keeps it windy and cool. It is surely one of the top summer destinations which you should visit in Tamil Nadu!

Photo Courtesy: Deepak Bhatia

Kotagiri

Kotagiri

Kotagiri is another hill town in Nilgiri district. It is an offbeat destination and usually a less crowded one. Try Kotagiri if you want some quiet time!

Photo Courtesy: Ramana

Nilgiri Mountain Railways

Nilgiri Mountain Railways

One of the best ideas for your summer vacation is to try a ride in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway! The Nilgiri Toy Train travels through some scenic hills and the views are just amazing. Beginning from Mettupalayam the train passes via Coonoor, Wellington, Lovedale and finally reaches Ooty. Isn't this train ride a best travel plan?

Photo Courtesy: Stephan Niewolik

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