Spread across a sprawling ground of 120 acres, the organic plantation cultivates tea, coffee, black pepper and other spices.
The Wild Planet luxury resort, which is spread across hundreds of acres of land, is situated near the Bandipur and Mudumalai national parks on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border
Travellers heading to Ooty can take a detour to Mukurthi, which is located nearby.
The langurs had come under threat when they were increasingly poached for their flesh to make aphrodisiacs and medicines.
The jumbos are here on a 48-day annual vacation – a part of the year where these animals are kept away from long and arduous temple walks.
The return trip to Kerala touching Mulli in the evening hours presents amazing views of the distant hills. Windmills give an eerie feeling to travellers.
87 seats in two bogies can be booked in advance through the Indian Railways' website.
In many ways, Kotagiri is a Tamil version of Idukki’s hilly Munnar.
Owing to its cooler weather and calmness, many travellers now prefer Kotagiri to Ooty.