Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 1 Hr
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Droog fort is a historical place located 15km from the foothills of the Nilgiris. As per the legend, a demon resided at the fort many years back hence it is otherwise called Bakasura Malai. In the 18th century, Tipu Sultan used the fort as an outpost which is now a ruin with a wall remaining.
Nestled 1800 metres above sea level, this enchanting fort is over the western ghats. It attracts travellers from all over the country. Apart from the only wall over the ruins, the air is mixed with the scent of eucalyptus oil and coffee beans.
One can also capture the scenic beauty through the watchtower. This spot is an exceptional point for trekkers and adventure seekers. Neither does it leave behind the bird watchers. An exotic number of rare species of birds fly their way through the fort and also few Malabar squirrels and flying foxes.
It is necessary to be extremely careful about bison that frequently roam around the premises. The other nearby attractions are Nonsuch tea estate through which you can trek your way up the fort. Another such place is the Law falls, a cascading waterfall of Coonoor.