The Droog

THE DROOG

15 Kms from Coonoor. The  Droog Peak stands at an elevation of 1918 meters and directly overlooks the plains. . The Droog is approachable only by a 3-km trek path covered with tea plantations. Locals call it as Pakasuran Malai, linking it to the mythical demon Bakasura. In Kannada language it is known as the‘Hulika Durg’ named after the neighbouring village Hulikal or Tiger stone where a Badaga killed a man-eater. The Diaplated Droog Fort [just a wall remains there at present] was once a Military out-post of Tippu Sultan. One has to go up to Nonsuch Estate and then trek down 3Kms to reach the destination.

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