Nature-laid white carpet too good to resist in The Nilgiris

The Nilgiris is presently wearing the typical winter countenance but with an unusually prolonged and dense frost spread.

Published: 12th January 2019 02:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2019 05:14 AM   |  A+A-

With mercury’s slump continuing in the Queen of Hills, those on a constitutional get a white carpet of frost to tread on at Thalaikundha near Ooty | A raja chidambaram

Express News Service

COONOOR: The Nilgiris is presently wearing the typical winter countenance but with an unusually prolonged and dense frost spread. “This is the first occasion in my lifetime I am seeing so dense frost and that too, almost every early morning since the New Year began,” nature photographer Vishnu Muralidharan, a native of The Nilgiris told Express on Friday.

“Although I had photographed frost in previous years, this is the best capture I have ever had,” he said sharing his photos taken at the Golf course in Wellington near Coonoor and Thalai Kundah on the outskirts of Ooty.

“Everything is white – as snow – with the frost covering the entire grass meadows and any vegetation in the area, especially the low-lying valleys.  I captured the scene from 5.30 am,” Vishnu said.

That’s what makes ‘Frost Tourism’ relevant now. “It is bliss to watch the dense spread of frost early morning.  

When the sun rays pierce the frost by 10 am, the frost and the dews evaporate and the grass meadows, plants and herbs gain their original colour.  

This magic of nature can be experienced only now.  So, we have been urging tourists to stay overnight and visit the frost-spread valleys early morning to take photos which would be unique and memorable lifelong,” N Chandra Shekar, Secretary, Nilgiri Hotel and Restaurant Association, said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp