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Country India
StateTamil Nadu
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Aravenu is a village in Kotagiri Taluk of The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India.[1] The population is largely Badaga[1] and it is thought to be an original Badaga Hatti.[citation needed] It is the headquarters of the Jackanarai panchayat.[1]

It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) from Kothagiri on the Ooty to Mettupalayam State Highway 15.[1] This is one of the Nilgiri Ghat Roads. A further road links Aravenu directly with Coonoor via Bandishola.

Catherine Falls is located approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) from Aravenu.[2]

The area is rich in wildlife.[citation needed] Indian bison can be spotted grazing in the wooded areas. Other animals that thrive here include leopards, spotted deer and wild boar.


  1. ^ a b c d Paul Hockings, Christiane Pilot-Raichoor (1992). A Badaga-English Dictionary. p. 575. ISBN 311012677X.
  2. ^ Dharmalingam Venugopal (2006). The Nilgiris: a guide to the blue Mountains of South India. p. 117.

Coordinates: 11°24′N 76°52′E / 11.400°N 76.867°E / 11.400; 76.867