With terraced lawns and over 20,000 rose bushes of more than 2000 varieties – best between May and July – the Rose Garden is a lovely...
Established in 1848, these pretty gardens are a living gallery of the natural flora of the Nilgiris. Look out for a fossilised tree...
Café Coffee Day
Reliably fine coffee, tea and cakes. There's another branch on Church Hill Rd.
Very good South Indian food in a clean setting behind the Nahar Nilgiris Hotel, along with juices, milkshakes, snacks and OK pizza.
Doddabetta Lookout information
This is it: the highest point (2633m) of the Nilgiris and one of the best viewpoints around, assuming it's a clear day (go early for better chances of mist-free views). It’s about 7km from the town centre. Kotagiri buses will drop you at the Doddabetta junction, then you have a steep-ish 3km walk or a quick jeep ride. Taxis do the round trip from Charing Cross for ₹500.