Charming Places to Visit Near Coonoor

Charming Places to Visit Near Coonoor

Here is the list of 15 Charming Places to Visit Near Coonoor

1. Hidden Valley, Coonoor

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Hidden Valley is all about exploring the unexplored places of Coonoor. This inaccessible place is an unusual location that gives its visitors a scenic picturesque. Hence making it a thrilling place to visit. Nestled on verdant greenery on the outskirts of Coonoor, this place is an excellent getaway for adventure enthusiasts. Mountaineering, rock climbing, and trekking are the other attractions of Hidden Valley.

2. Keystone Foundation, Coonoor

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Situated in Kotagiri, Keystone is the place to be if you want to buy some deliciously made honey and spices as well as local handicrafts and garments.

3. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

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Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind.

Best Time: Throughout the year

4. Vythiri, Kerala - An old world charm of cottages

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Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembara peak Soochipara Falls

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises of 18 villages. Vythiri is an ideal tourist destination with little cottages and resorts ornamenting its pleasant surroundings.

Best Time: October to Apr

5. Bandipur National Park, Karnataka - Tiger Reserve in the Nilgiris

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Known For : Gopalaswamy Hills Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Situated in the state of Karnataka, Bandipur National Park was once the hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Mysore. It was later established as a reserve in 1974 under project tiger and these deciduous forests rich in wildlife have become a popular tourist attraction since then. It is 80 km from Mysore enroute Ooty which is a popular tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. Due to a lot of wildlife casualties due to speeding vehicles, a ban on traffic between 9 PM to 6 AM has been established to ensure the safety of the animal population.

Best Time: October to May

6. Kozhikode, Kerala - A colonial city of trade and tourism

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Known For : Backwaters in Kozhikode Kozhippara Falls Thusharagiri Waterfall

Formerly known as Calicut, Kozhikode is located in Kerala. It was the Capital of Malabar during the Zamorin rule 500 years ago and is famous for its centuries-old trade in cotton and spices with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians and Chinese. Vasco da Gama had set his foot on the remote beach of Kappad in Kozhikode in 1498 and 'Discovered India' and established spice trade routes with the west.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 16,000

7. Nilambur, Kerala - Land of Teak Plantations

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Known For : The Elembalai Hill Adyanpara Waterfalls Teak Museum

Enriched with raw nature, a unique blend of culture, exquisite art forms and shadows of colonial rule, Nilambur is located in Malappuram District of Kerala. Nestled at the bank of Chaliyar River in proximity to Nilgiri Range, this small town is popularly known as 'Land of Teak Plantations'. Blessed with vibrant shades of natural beauty, the region is clustered with exotic wildlife and showcases vivid illustrations of past through several royal residencies.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

8. Palakkad, Kerala - The Gateway of Kerala

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Known For : Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Silent Valley National Park Palakkad Fort

The quaint town of Palakkad in Kerala boasts of picturesque landscape, tranquil scenery and clear backwaters. Palakkad gets its name from pala trees which once dominated the area. Also known as Palghat, Pallakad is located near a wide low pass in the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Palakkad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy Fields and is famous as the chief granary of Kerala.

Best Time: July to March

9. Thrissur, Kerala - A Keralan Festival

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Known For : Athirapally Falls Charpa Falls Vadakummnathan temple

Officially known as the cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is famous for fostering classical Keralan performing arts, religious sites and the renowned  Thrissur Pooram festival, Onam festival and Vadakkumnathan Temple. Thrissur is the short form of Thiru-Shiva-Per-Ur which literally means “a city with three temples of Lord Shiva”. Thrissur later became anglicised to Trichur.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 9,541

10. Mudumalai National Park, Tamil Nadu - An exotic side of India's Fauna

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Known For : Madumalai National Park The Jungle Safari Theppakadu Elephant Camp

Mudumalai National Park is a part of the Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, located at a distance of 150 kilometres from Coimbatore, in the Nilgiri District of Tamilnadu. It connects the Western Ghats to the Eastern Ghats and owes its popularity to the fact that it’s home to many vulnerable and endangered animal and bird species. The neighbouring states of Kerala and Karnataka both have their borders adjacent to the park.

Best Time: December to June

11. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - Manchester of the South India

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Known For : Vydehi Falls Kovai Kondattam Marudhamalai Hill Temple

One of the largest cities of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is a major hub for industry, textiles, and manufacturing, and is also the gateway to several other tourist destinations in South India. However, there is a lot more to Coimbatore than just that. From ancient temples to classy new buildings, from breathtaking mountains to jaw-dropping waterfalls, from a mouth-watering cuisine to pleasant weather all year round, Coimbatore has everything you could possibly need to make for a perfect holiday experience.

Best Time: September to March

12. Malappuram, Kerala - The Land on the Hilltop

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Known For : Bharathapuzha River Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary Keraladeshpuram Temple

Enclosed by the Nilgiris in the east and the Arabian Sea on the west, Malappuram is a prominent district in Kerala which is commonly known as "the land on the hilltop." With ancient monuments, natural spectacles, and the meandering rivers, Malappuram is a blend of history and heritage. Home to the Zamorins of Kozhikode and legendary poets, writers and artists; the culture and traditions of this region are unmatched. It is an important religious centre for Hindus and Muslims as well.

Best Time: July to March

13. BR Hills, Karnataka - Of picturesque and exotic flora and fauna

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Known For : BRT Wildlife Sanctuary Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Activities

The Biligiriranga hills, or the BR Hill as they are better known, are a bit of heaven between the Western and the Eastern Ghats, with a wonderful floral diversity and a vast variety of fauna as well. Its rich natural beauty is home to a number of exotic animals and birds, and one can spend the most enjoyable times here spotting these. The places which you must visit while here are the Dodda Sampide Mara which means big Champak tree and is a spiritual site which holds a thousand year old tree, Biligiri Rangaswamy temple, a coffee estate and BRT wildlife sanctuary.

Best Time: April to October

14. Kalpetta, Kerala

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Known For : Karapuzha Dam Kanthanpara Waterfalls Shopping in Kalpetta

Kalpetta is a quaint town with a backdrop of majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque beauty. Housed in the Wayanad District of Kerala, at a height of 780 m above the sea level, Kalpetta is a perfect place for nature lovers as well as honeymooners. Encompassed with a mild fragrance of coffee and rustic lanes, the town is blessed with beautiful nature with scenic landscapes.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

15. Salem

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Known For : Oothumalai Hill Government Museum Paravasa Ulagam

Salem may be the fifth largest city in Tamil Nadu in terms of its area but is largest when it comes to breathtaking natural beauty and tranquil holy shrines. There are several famous Hindu temples – Kottai Mariamman Temple, Sugavaneshwarar Temple, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), to name a few. The city also houses several noteworthy mosques and churches. Located in the Salem district, the city is also surrounded by metropolises at a very short distance – Bangalore, in Karnataka is only 186 km away while Coimbatore, another major city in Tamil Nadu is located 160 km away.

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