The Nilgiris (The ‘Blue Mountains’). Location. The Nilgiris are a range of low mountains (about 25 peaks are above 2000 m (6,600 ft) in height) located in South India, mainly in the State of Tamil Nadu. Landscape.
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The Nilgirisare a range of low mountains (about 25 peaks are above 2000 m (6,600 ft) in height) located in South India, mainly in the State of Tamil Nadu
The Nilgiris have a combination of wilderness, and tea and eucalyptus plantations
Doddabetta Peak, at 2,637 m, is the highest point in the Nilgiris. There is also a peak called Snowdon! It is 2,530 m, and was named by the British, when they ruled India, because it reminded them of home.
The hills here are famous for their tea! There are many plantations
The variety available here is black tea
It is described as being a ‘dark, intensely aromatic, fragrant and flavoured tea’
The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is an internationally important area of wildlife, and includes several national parks, the most famous of which is called Mudumalai. Look at some of the animals that live here. In total there are about 100 species of mammals, 350 species of birds, 80 species of reptiles, 40 species of fish, 30 species of amphibians, and 316 species of butterflies