Tam: கூடலூர் gūṭalūr

‘Valley Town’  Town/Taluk, Tamil Nadu

From Bad:  goḍalu, ‘dale between two hills’, ‘basin’, ‘valley’; and Bad/Tam: ūru village, town.

The location matches the derivation perfectly.

Gudalur is a tea plantation region sitting at the foot of the Nilgiris and bordering two other states, Kerala and Karantaka; and the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, en route from Mysore.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Tamil Nadu place names.


Places to visit sign (Gudalur)          ganuullu