Droog Fort, Coonoor

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Timings : 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM 

Time Required : 1-2 Hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Also Refered As:

Bakasura Malai

Droog Fort, Ooty Overview

Droog Fort is located in the area surrounding Coonoor. A trekkers delight, one must undertake some by foot traveling to reach this destination. This old and worn out fort is located 6,000 ft above the plains.

Today, only a wall remains of this military outpost. Tradition says that this fort was used by Tippu Sultan as an outpost. With such an impressive location that allowed the fort to command extraordinary views in all proclivities,its is not a thing to ponder upon as to how this was chosen as an outpost.In order to get to this site, you must travel through the Nonsuch Tea Estate. Droog Fort is also referred to as Bakasura Malai. This name links it to the legend of a local demon, Bakasura.

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