Nilgiris District

Population: 735071 (2011)

State: Tamil Nadu

Language: Tamil, Badaga, Toda

Headquarters: Ooty


Area: 2549 square kilometers

Density of population: 288 people per square kilometer

Literacy Rate: 85.65% - Male: 92.15%, Female: 79.44%

Male Female Ratio: 1000:1041


Boundaries of Nilgiris District


North: Mysore District, Karanataka, Wayanad District, Kerala

South: Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu

East: Erode District, Tamil Nadu, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka

West: Malappuram District, Kerala, Palakkad District, Kerala


Nilgiris District Average Rainfall: 3520.8 mm

Nilgiris District Average Temperature in Summer: 17 deg C

Nilgiris District Average Temperature in Winter: 10 deg C





Major Lakes: Ooty Lake, Pykara Lake, Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake, Parsons Valley Lake

Taluks: Ooty, Kundah, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Gudalur, Pandalur

Assembly Constituencies: Coonoor, Gudalur, Ootacamund

Hills: Western Ghats, Highest point is Doddabetta with a height of 2623 m.

Major Hill Stations: Udhagamandalam, Coonoor, Kothagiri


Nilgiris District Nearby Attractions


1. Government Botanical Garden

2. Rose Garden

3. Ooty Lake – Boat House

4. Children’s Park

5. Ketti Valley View

6. Dodda Betta

7. Pykara

8. Glenmorgan


Nilgiris District Facts: This is the second least populous district in Tamil Nadu after Perambalur. There are 8 hydel power house including Pykara Power House, Moyar Power House, Kundah Power House, Kateri Hydro-electric system. Nagapattinam-Gudalur National Highway passes through this district.


Major Agricultural Products: Potato, cabbage, carrot, tea, coffee, spices, fruits, ragi, paddy, samai


Major Industry: Tourism  


What is Nilgiris District Famous For: Nilgiri Mountain Railway - the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nilgiri Oil, Homemade Chocolates, Vegetables, Flower Show, Tea, Varki


Famous People From Nilgiris District: Actress Rekha, Scientist Timothy A. Gonsalves, Politician Master Mathan, Badaga Leader H. B. Ari Gowder, Businessman V.I. Munuswamy Pillai, Siddha physician Iyothee Thass


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Last Updated : Friday Jun 15 , 2012