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Longwood Shola

Outskirts of Kotagiri, Kotagiri, India
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Utter waste of time.

It is more appropriate to refer it as woods rather than forest. There ain't any wild animals seen... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Sharath V
via mobile
"trek to this forest is really attractive"

Way to Kodanadu View Point is this beautiful forest and after taking permission, we walked through... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
JojijosephTDPA
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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Outskirts of Kotagiri, Kotagiri, India
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

It is more appropriate to refer it as woods rather than forest. There ain't any wild animals seen, u get lost several times before reaching the gate to this area. Better head to Catherine waterfalls after confirming that there is enough water at the falls...More

10  Thank Sharath V
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Way to Kodanadu View Point is this beautiful forest and after taking permission, we walked through the narrow trail into the forest. We were expecting to see some animals but unfortunately we could see some birds only. But the forest which is not spoiled was...More

Thank JojijosephTDPA
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

If you love getting lost inside a forest then this is the place to go. Set in the middle of the town, this shola forest is main source of water to the town.Its located in kairbetta. A dense forest with lots of birds.Good place for...More

1  Thank sagitarprem
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

kotagiri is about 25 kms from ooty ,but less crowded and less commercialized. longwoods shola is one of the smallest forest in Nilgiris ..can be reached by clubhouse road walk to the forest office under the canopy .places teems with birds and mammals

Thank ashoknpulliyerengi
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

An absolutely beautiful forest walk. It seems fairly untouched by tourists. Not advisable to go after dark or early morning. Hardly anyone around, so go in groups.

Thank Angela D
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is very close to Kotagiri on the way to Kodanadu viewpoint. Permission has to be sought from the forest department and a fee of Rs. 100 per person. A guide accompanies you through the 1.5 km walk through the shola. It was a very...More

4  Thank Srividya
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

This place is en route to Kodanad View point and surprisingly there is no sign mentioned anywhere to locate the same. Only local folks are aware of the same and in case u r driving on your own, u would be lost searching the same....More

Thank safin299
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

I was excited to walk in the small path in the forest but we did not go deep in to the forest because my family members were scared to enter without proper guidance.

Thank sathya n
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

At 1630 on 15th Nov we zeroed on Dodda aka Longwood Shola of 116 hectares , an immaculate tropical evergreen forest of stunted vegetation found only in the southern part of the Western Ghats , in the immediate vicinity of Kotagiri . More than fifteen...More

Thank Dilip S
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

This is by far the most disappointing trek I have ever been to. The forest officials are not interested and you hardly see any animals (you have a better chance of spotting by the side of the road). Getting here is a pain as no...More

3  Thank TheTravElite
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