Nilgiri Hills

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Nilgiri Hills: Cardamom Hills

Nilgiri Hills,

India: see GhatsGhats
[Hindi,=steps], two mountain ranges of S India, paralleling the coasts of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal and forming two sides of the Deccan plateau. Anai Mudi (8,841 ft/2,695 m) is the highest peak in the two ranges, which are joined by the Nilgiri Hills in the
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nilgiri Hills


a mountain massif in India on the southern Hindustan Peninsula, at the junction of the Western and Eastern Ghats. There are elevations to 2,633 m (Mount Dodabetta). The Nilgiri Hills, which are composed of gneisses, porphyries, and crystalline schists, have a plateau-like peak and steep slopes cut by gorges. Tall-grass meadows with patches of evergreen tropical forests and elfin woodlands are common. There are eucalyptus groves and tea and coffee plantations. Mountain resorts, such as Dotacamund and Coonoor, are situated on the massif.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
We were isolated on the top of the Nilgiri hills, remote at any time and culturally cut off, and new poets or writers came our way usually by accident, by the finding of a new periodical, the occasional arrival of a literary review.
The earlier records of mosquito fauna from Nilgiri hills from 1933 to 1992 of various workers are compiled along with addition of our present records (NCDC unpublished data).
The next chapter on "Early Seventeenth-Century Christian Mission to the Toda of the Nilgiri Hills" (1969/93) does not contain any new data, and yet is of great importance because it puts together with great care a lot of data scattered elsewhere.
A quaint town nestled in the Nilgiri hills this is an idyllic place and is also where Mansoor Khan, the director of films like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar and Qayamat se Qayamat Tak has set up his place called Acres Wild.
Horticulture stalls displayed a large collection of produce, implements and resources of the Nilgiri hills.
Comprehensive Bibliography for the Nilgiri Hills of Southern India, 1603-1996.
London, November 25 (ANI): The Indian government has rejected a site under Nilgiri hills at Singara in the state of Tamil Nadu for the construction of a neutrino laboratory, due to environmental issues.
The company specializes in small-estate offerings, mostly from Darjeeling (including Soureni Estate) where family roots run deep, as well as from Assam, Dooars, and the Nilgiri Hills. While most American tea importers boast about products from marquee estates--Castleton, Puttabong, Makaibari, Goomtee, etc.--Jaya has adopted a riskier strategy: carrying several choice selections from famous gardens, but using these brand names to lure customers to top-quality but lesser-known offerings.
"Linguistics and Botany in the Nilgiris." In Blue Mountains Revisited: Cultural Studies on the Nilgiri Hills (ed.
Palada (Tamil Nadu), Sep 3 (ANI): A museum in Tamil Nadu's Palada district provides an insight into the life of tribal communities living in Nilgiri Hills as it displays traditional tribal weapons, utensils, musical instruments, jewellery and costumes.