Rangaswamy Peak trek

24 enthusiastic trekkers started the trail from Kil Kotagiri to Rangaswamy peak on a crisp morning on the 4th of May. The trail started off through some verdant evergreen forests that were slowly replaced by tea gardens and later elephant grasses and ferns that were interspersed by Nelli (Indian gooseberry) trees. A greater part of the trail was through stone paved paths that were laid out for easy access to the peak for the thousands of pilgrims that visit every year.  Rangaswamy peak is one of the most sacred peaks in the Nilgiris. Legend has it that Lord Rangaswamy who lived in Karamadai left his home after getting into an altercation with his wife and came to live alone on this peak. A temple dedicated to Lord Ranga is located here. The peak offers a 360-degree panoramic view of some of the most beautiful landscapes in the region.

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