Kolli Hills is a beautiful and scenic mountain range situated at a jaw-dropping height of 1300 meter (4265 feet) above sea level. It is also dubbed as one of the coolest places in South India. Situated along the Eastern Ghats, this lesser-known hill station is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurous trekkers. Also, the numerous myths attract many tourists and mystery enthusiasts to this place.
How to reach Kolli Hills from Chennai
The way to Kolli Hills is laid with 70 hairpin bends. Once you get through this, you can enjoy the scenic views of the hills through various trekking and hiking activities. You can also plan for a road trip to Kolli Hills from Chennai. The distance from Chennai is about 367 km. It might take 7 to 7.5 hours to reach the top of the hills.
As shown in below map the best route takes around 7 hours to reach Kolli hills from Chennai via road.
Chennai > Dhindivanam > Vilupuram > Kallakurichi > Aathur > Kolli Hills
The other route is via Ambur which takes additional 1 or 1.5 hours you can take the route of
Chennai > Kanchipuram > Vellore > Ambur > Yelagiri > Krishnagiri > Dharmaburi > Salem > Namakkal > Kolli Hills
Here Yelagiri itself a cool scenic place with hills and a must see location, so with this option you can first visit Yelagiri and then later Kolli Hills.
Other alternative ways of travel from Chennai is to opt for train or flight. You can take a train from Chennai to Salem and then take a taxi or choose a state-run bus to reach Kolli Hills. You can also take a flight from Chennai to Trichy and then travel to the hills by opting for a cab or bus.