Ooty,Coonoor and Kotagiri lies in the upper plateau of Nilgiri and Gudalur lies in lower plateau. it is the headquarter of the Taluk and lies about 51kms,West of Udhagamandalam below the Ghats at an elevation of 1,180mts,above M.S.S on the way to Mysore.the name of the place means junction village. Most of the Gudalur area is green carpeted.
NEEDLE ROCK POINT
It is 8kms, on Gudalur-Ooty road,this view point gives you a 360 degree view. Thesunset from here on clear days is guaranteed to take your breath away. A panoramic view of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary and Gudalur town far below, is a visual treat from this view point.
FROG HILL VIEW POINT
It is about 12kms on Gudalur-Ooty road.from here and can see Frog shape of a Hill view.
SANTHANAMALAI MURUGAN TEMPLE
The temple where you can realise the wonders of Nature,is 19kms,from Gudalur.It is Surrounded by Valleys,Streams and water falls whichsound is very soothimg and mesmeric effect. One can enjoy by seeing Cardamom,Clove,Pepper,Tea and Coffee plantations on the way to the Temple.
It is 20kms from Gudalur. A few ruins of historical Ummatur Dynasty can see here.
8 kms from Gudalur.A shrine of Betterayasamy (lord of the hunts) with sub-shrine built in Kerala style is present . Wynad scenes are visible from here.
It is about 15kms from Gudalur. A dilapidated fort is here.
35 kms from Gudalur. It is extreme Western corner which has plantations and MICA mines. Sulthan Bathery is very near.