|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||TN 43|
|Climate||VERY COOL (Köppen)|
It is situated on National Highway NH 67 between Mettupalayam(Coimbatore) and Coonoor on the Coonoor Ghat Road at an altitude of 800 to 830 metres above mean sea level. It is on the border between the Coimbatore District and The Nilgiris District. A toll used to be paid here for vehicles entering The Nilgiris District.
Burliar is best known as a rest stop on this Ghat Road. Most people are employed in the running of small shops and restaurants that cater to the needs of travelers. When the road has been closed (for example due to landslides), many of the villagers have left to seek other employment elsewhere. The horticulture department sales here are very popular with tourists, and many buy rare fruits at reasonable prices. It is the place where most buses stop for the convenience of passengers taking the picturesque journey to Ooty and Coonoor.
State Horticulture farm
This horticulture farm was started by K.B.Thomas in the year 1871, the then Collector of Coimbatore and Nilgiris. The total area of the farm is about 6.25 hectares. This station is situated on the Mettupalayam – Coonoor ghat road near the old toll bar. The main area is made up of 68 terraces and planted with spices crops like clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, and vanilla and fruits like mangosteen, jack, durain, litchi, longsal, carambola, grape fruits, rose apple and mango.
- "The Nilgiris: Coonoor Block - Panchayat Villages". Tnmaps.tn.nic.in. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
- "STATE HORTICULTURE FARM BURLIAR". Nilgiris.tn.gov.in. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
- D, Radhakrishnan (24 Nov 2009), "Landslips put traders of Burliar in a spot", The Hindu, India