Kotta tribal group inhabitants this area,because of which it got its name, another reason is because of the early morning mist( Kodamanje). Jayalalitha has got her summer stay house over here. In addition to Kodanadu viewpoint there are Catherine Waterfall and Rangaswamy peak which has attracted many tourist.
December to May us the best time to visit Kotagiri, during April the temperature will drop down to even 1 degree Celsius.
Natural and beautiful tourist center Kotagiri