- TAMIL NADU -
MOUNTAINS OF KONGU NADU
Explore the rich, fertile farmlands of Western Tamil Nadu with their regal traditions and take the adventurous mountain trails of the Western Ghats
Chennai - Palani Hills (2) - Pollachi (2) - Valparai (2) -Coimbatore (1) - Nilgiris (3) - Chennai
Start your trip from Chennai and fly to Madurai. Travel westwards to where the river-fed fertile flatlands gives rise to the mighty Western Ghats which include tea and coffee plantations, hill stations and wilderness areas teeming with endemic bird and animal life.
Explore quintessential Tamil villages that are part of the four large Zamins, a system that goes back several hundreds of years, when local noblemen ruled large tracts of farmland, forest and villages. It is a wonderful way to experience rural Tamil Nadu both through farm and village, as well as its more regal history. Then drive up into the mountains and see first hand how tea is grown. Trek inside pine forest and over lush green meadows as you discover the ancient tribal communities of the Kongu Nadu and their animist practices. And with so much food from its fertile soil, it’s no wonder that this is a true home for Tamil vegetarian food – also know as Kongu cuisine.
Explore the rich, fertile farmlands of Western Tamil Nadu with their regal traditions and take the adventurous mountain trails of the Western Ghats to stumble upon coffee and tea plantations and beautiful bird and animal life.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
September - May
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