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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 Ne
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Taranadmund trail

  On the 22nd of December about ten participants started the trail from Taranadmund, a characteristic Toda settlement that can be accessed via the Ooty-Gudalur road. Tarannadmund is a vast wetland-grassland complex high in biodiversity. The trail began through dense wattle planta
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Mullur-Mandarai trail

This nature trail through the eastern slopes of the Nilgiris covered a total distance of 15km through varying landscapes. A group of about ten participants started the walk from Mullur through some tea gardens, which were gradually replaced by evergreen forests past the Glenburn estat
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Rangaswamy Pillar Trek

The trek to Rangasamy pillar on the 21st proved to be quite exhilarating. Twelve, members and non-members took part in the trek to the pillar which lasted about four hours.The beginning of the trail was a bit challenging because of the steep slope but was soon made easy by the gentle
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Gombu Falls trek

A trek through the forests surrounding Gombu Falls proved challenging, but refreshing with the onset of summer. The Falls, around 21 metres in height, is at an altitude of 17oom above sea level has one of its origins in Longwood Shola. After a briefing by Senthil Prasad, an NNHS EC me
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Cairn Hill trail

Situated 2200m above sea level, the entrance road is flanked by dense cypress trees. A hotspot for birds such as the Nilgiri Laughingthrush, Nilgiri Blue Robin, White-bellied Shortwing, Black-and-Rufous, Rusty-tailed and Nilgiri Flycatchers, Cairn Hill is situated about 3km on the roa
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Sigur Plateau trail

The Sigur Plateau is at the centre of the Nilgiri Hills and Eastern Ghats and is a crucial area of wildlife habitats as it links the two regions. Around 700m above sea level, the dry-deciduous forest that covers the plateau provided a different variety of flora and fauna to be appreci
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Longwood Shola and Kodanad Genepool trail

Our trail began with an introduction to Longwood Shola through the recently launched Nature Interpretation Centre and by our resource person for the day, T Samraj, an Executive Member of the NNHS. After spending some time at the Centre better understanding the Shola patch we were soon
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Heritage Walk

A heritage walk was organized in Coonoor on 5 February 2011, with Rev. P.K. Mulley being the resource person. There were 45 participants mostly school students from St. Hilda’s, Ooty, Stanes School, Coonoor and members of NNHS. The walk was through the Attadi Road up to Tenefrie
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