Kodanad Point, 16 km from Kotagiri, on the easternmost ridges of Nilgiri Hills offers excellent views of the green paddy fields, tea estates, Mysore Plateau and rivers. Elk Falls is another popular attraction. A colonial house nearby, mostly in ruins still catches one's attention and was the first British bungalow to be built in the Nilgiris. On your way to the falls, you can visit the tribal Badaga settlement. The double cascading Catherine Falls is another spectacular attraction.
Accessible by road, 16 km (10 miles) from Kotagiri or about 30 minutes by vehicle, it provides a splendid view of the great Mysore Plateau to one side and the picturesque 500 acre farming cooperative called Thengu Mara Haada, which seems like a green mosaic amidst the shrubland, lazily meandering this little village is the Bhavani River.