Experience the ‘vales and hills’ described in poetry by Wordsworth and other famous poets at Cairn Hill, when you stay at any of the Club Mahindra resorts in Ooty. Located 5 kilometres away from Ooty, Cairn Hill gets its name from a ‘cairn’ or circle of sacred stones. Trekking at Cairn Hill is an enjoyable experience as this is a fairly undisturbed part of Ooty, off the beaten path, where you can enjoy some peace and quiet, save for footsteps of a few other trekkers and the grunt of a bison or two.
Cairn Hill is a man-made forest reserve that stretches over 167 hectares and has one of the oldest Cyprus plantations in the Nilgiris dating back to 1868. Wildlife seen and heard here are Gaurs, Sambar Deer, Leopards, Nilgiri Langurs, Barking Deer and Porcupine. This site is also home to a diverse array of birds. Cairn Hill Trekking is a highly recommended experience for anyone seeking to ‘find’ themselves, as the isolation and solitude makes for some much-needed introspection and pondering.
Did you know, Cairn Hill Trekking was loved by the Britishers, whose penchant for pondering and long walks, is well-known. The natural landscape of this place, with a trekking trail that runs around a small hillock in the centre and a gentle gradient, makes it a great spot for novices and experienced trekkers alike. Cairn Hill also has a watch tower - initially constructed to keep watch for forest fires - that allows for a sweeping view of neighbouring Parson’s Valley and Avalanche. There is also a Machan for bird watching and a Canopy Walk for the kids to traverse. Trekking here is sure to elicit memories of being in the great outdoors and is sure to turn you into a poet, regardless of whether you have a way with words.
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