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Droog Fort

13 km from Coonoor Centre, Coonoor, India
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Amaaaazing view !!!

Must visit place for nature lovers! its a long trek to the castle . there are small villages... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wanderlustqueen18
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Bangalore District, India
Wonderful trek

The trek to the fort through Droog village and tea plantation was the highlight of our visit rather... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2018
mojocheshire
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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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13 km from Coonoor Centre, Coonoor, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit place for nature lovers! its a long trek to the castle . there are small villages nearby. the locals are very generous and helpful. there is a tea factory there too.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

The trek to the fort through Droog village and tea plantation was the highlight of our visit rather than the fort or viewpoint. You would struggle to find the route to the fort without a local guide. We were fortunate to have Kingsley as our...More

2  Thank mojocheshire
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The hike is up through Nonsuch tree plantation. We got dropped off at the tea factory. The walk is up a wide lane, then a narrower lane and then up steps to get to the very top. Until you reach the steps, the walk is...More

1  Thank Cabra
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

From the days that I remember since childhood this place has always been in a depleted condition. Not many tourists visit this place as it is more for the adventurous kind. It requires a good amount of trekking and physical exertion to reach the top...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This is supposedly built by Tipu sultan and has underground tunnels to mysore palace for the kings to escape in case of emergency or war. There is no proper road. If you really want to see the fort you need to hike there . Its...More

Thank Balasubramanian S
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A fort exists in dilapidated condition considered to be of Kongu/Cheran Rulers later used as outpost by Mysore Hyder/Tippu of Srirangapatanam.Legend goes that this place was occupied by BHAGASSURA of Pandava days who was killed by BHEEMA.The place is meant for adventurous people need to...More

Thank NAMBIARckh
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were expertly guided by Julius Kingsley - cannot recommend him highly enough. We started off with a visit to a small primary school where we were given a warm welcome and pupils even danced for us. Then up through the tea plantations and a...More

2  Thank nicksymes
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

This place is around 9 km from Coonoor. The last 4 kilometers are a trek through tea plantations and steep climbs. Beautiful scenes, great views - but enjoyable only if you are fit. Also, the locals warned me about angry, wild bisons, but we did...More

1  Thank ShredniVashtar
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

A hard trek for those out of shape, but a sunday walk for the very fit. Reputed to be one of Tipu Sultan's many forts, this Droog is right opposite Lamb's Rock and has a lovely view of the hills and plains. Rumor is, there's...More

Thank shatrutv
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Reviewed 27 March 2015

A great trek through tea estates ends in a ruined and desolate fort supposedly built by Tipu. A different experience. I am not sure still if I really liked it in the end, but enjoyed the views and just getting there.

6  Thank TheTravElite
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Deepashree B
12 May 2018|
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Response from Cabra | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know. We got a taxi to the tea plantation and just did the walk ourselves. It was pretty straightforward. There were loads of ladies cutting tea in the fields who would appreciate some biscuits or sweets if... More
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Dhanya J
23 March 2017|
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Response from NAMBIARckh | Reviewed this property |
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Arun S
26 October 2015|
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Response from LAKSHMAN G |
you can easily reach the place by map itself and after a few distance , you will find a very narrow steps ,take that ,no permission is needed ,and coming to other question ,there is a possibility of presence of bisons ,go... More
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