It is also noteworthy that Udhagamandalam, the Head quarters of the Nilgiris was the seat of the then Madras Govt. during summer season from 8th July 1870. This view was taken by the Govt. taking into consideration of the salubrious climate of the hills.
The Entire Nilgiris District has been divided into 2 revenue divisions, having Head quarters at Coonoor and Gudalur. Coonoor Revenue division has jurisdiction over Coonoor, Ooty, Kothagiri and Kundah taluks while, Gudalur Division has jurisdiction over Gudalur and Pandalur taluks.
The Collector is pivot of Administration at the District level, who is assisted by the PA (G) and other staff at the Collectorate, while the RDOs at Divisional level. The Collector receives the Co-operation of the various district level Officers of the State level departments.