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Address: 13 km from Coonoor Centre, Coonoor, India

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Drooge mountain fort

This is supposedly built by Tipu sultan and has underground tunnels to mysore palace for the kings to escape in case of emergency or war. There is no proper road. If you really... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2017
Balasubramanian S
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is supposedly built by Tipu sultan and has underground tunnels to mysore palace for the kings to escape in case of emergency or war. There is no proper road. If you really want to see the fort you need to hike there . Its not well maintained and you have to walk through shrubs and weeds and trees uphill.... More 

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Thank Balasubramanian S
Coonoor, India
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

A fort exists in dilapidated condition considered to be of Kongu/Cheran Rulers later used as outpost by Mysore Hyder/Tippu of Srirangapatanam.Legend goes that this place was occupied by BHAGASSURA of Pandava days who was killed by BHEEMA.The place is meant for adventurous people need to travel by four wheeler for last lap.Very sceinic place ith a wonderful view......worth a visit... More 

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Thank NAMBIARckh
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

We were expertly guided by Julius Kingsley - cannot recommend him highly enough. We started off with a visit to a small primary school where we were given a warm welcome and pupils even danced for us. Then up through the tea plantations and a chance to both see and photograph some of the tea pickers as well as take... More 

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2 Thank nicksymes
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

This place is around 9 km from Coonoor. The last 4 kilometers are a trek through tea plantations and steep climbs. Beautiful scenes, great views - but enjoyable only if you are fit. Also, the locals warned me about angry, wild bisons, but we did not encounter any. The fort itself has some history going back to Tipu Sultan. But... More 

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1 Thank ShredniVashtar
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2015

A hard trek for those out of shape, but a sunday walk for the very fit. Reputed to be one of Tipu Sultan's many forts, this Droog is right opposite Lamb's Rock and has a lovely view of the hills and plains. Rumor is, there's a secret tunnel from this fort to Srirangapattinam. Not sure how much of this is... More 

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Reviewed March 26, 2015

A great trek through tea estates ends in a ruined and desolate fort supposedly built by Tipu. A different experience. I am not sure still if I really liked it in the end, but enjoyed the views and just getting there.

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6 Thank TheTravElite
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed February 4, 2015

This was an outright disappointment with absolutely nothing to cherish. The hike to the fort is beautiful, amidst a sprawling tea estate but other than that there isn;t much to see or do here. Locals (the incharge of a derelict bungalow and an old fruit seller) regale about its history as an outpost built by Tipu Sultan although there is... More 

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8 Thank RavenGuardia
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were not able to visit it as the place is closed down for tourists and everyone in general because of bisons in the area. They get angry and might attack people because of which tourism is prohibited there. Confirm with your hotel once, if it is safe. Would appreciate it if anyone visited the place after Aug'14 and posted... More 

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8 Thank yojana78482
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Kingsley also took us for a days walk. We started on the local bus up to a tea plantation and then walked further up to the Droog Hill and view point. Fabulous views down into the valley and across the plateau below. We had a really clear day which allowed a great view. We headed back down through the Sri... More 

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5 Thank sue M
Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

A big thank s to Mr Julius Kingsley who guided me to Droog. The view is amazing and the watch tower built by the Local Panchayat is an added advantage for the travellers. Those who are trekking to Droog can have their lunch on the watch tower. there is also tribal houses on the way back from the Droog village... More 

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