Coonoor Tourism

One of the most beautiful and serene hill stations you will come across in the country, Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the wonderful Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats. It is situated at an altitude of 1930 meters and just 19 km from Ooty.

Coonoor is a delightful location to have a panoramic view of the Nilgiri Hills and the Catherine Falls. Coonoor is a dream come true for writers and poets due to its rich greenery, the manicured hills, the Colonial culture and amazing sceneries, which will leave you relaxed and inspired. While in Coonoor you can completely lose yourself to nature and its eternal beauty.

Top Things To Do In Coonoor

Hotels in Coonoor

Coonoor is wonderful place for accommodation with many options available for different budget sizes. The town is known for its beautiful home stays, which offer a unique experience.

Top Hotels in Coonoor

The Gateway Hotel Coonoor

INR 5,750 - 15,500

What's Great?

Beautiful natural vistas. Many trek routes into the Nilgiris. Easily accessible via the Coimbatore airport.

What's not so Great?

Some areas are not very well equipped to handle tourism. It can get crowded during the peak season in summer and winter. Heavy monsoons may lead to traffic congestion.

For Whom

Coonoor is the ideal spot for a family vacation in the mountains to escape the summer heat. For those looking to be more adventurous, there are some trek routes that start from Coonoor and go to various parts of the Nilgiris. Many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks are located nearby. It is less crowded than Ooty, the other popular hill station in the Nilgiris.

One Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Coonoor by road or rail and take the afternoon to soak in the beautiful vistas of the hill station. After lunch, proceed to Sim's Park, one of the unique botanical gardens in India. Today, it has over 1,000 species of plants and flowers as well as carefully crafted landscapes. Japanese style architecture dots the garden and if you go in May, you can visit the annual fruit and vegetable exhibition that receives thousands of visitors each year.

Day 2: Leave early in the morning and proceed to Dolphin Nose, a viewing point that offers one of the most beautiful views of the Nilgiris. Proceed to Lamb's rock from where you can see the expansive tea and coffee estates on the backdrop of the foggy Nilgiris. After Lunch, you can visit one of the many waterfalls around the town.

Day 3: Visit the Rallia Dam, located 10 kilometres away from the city centre. For the trekkers, this is an exciting place because there are many routes that branch out from here. For the wildlife enthusiasts and photographers, the breathtaking vistas and birds, butterflies and flowers will be an experience of a lifetime and for those who want to sit back and relax, you can lounge on one of the rocks at the water's edge and enjoy the beautiful view of the backwaters, the mountains and forests around you.

Tea Gardens of Coonoor

Coonoor, the second highest hill station in the Nilgiris is home to some of the largest and most mesmerising tea gardens in India. You have probably heard of the tea garden tours in Ooty, but Coonoor has equally fascinating tours if not more. Additionally, they are less crowded since Coonoor is still a relatively unexplored destination.

Tea plantations take up a significant part of the town's land and provide employment to a large number of people. The terrace plantations that run for acres together is a sight not to be missed. There are also many treks that pass through tea gardens and lead to various waterfalls and viewing points in this area.

The Green Valley

Located in the heart of the Nilgiris, Coonoor is also known as the green valley because of the large forested areas that are green throughout the year. This region also receives a lot of rainfall that helps to maintain the abundant plant and animal life of this region. Sim's park is one of the most famous tourist destinations in this city and is a botanical garden built in Japanese style. Today, it has more than 1,000 species of flowering and non-flowering plants. In May each year, at the peak of the tourist season there is a fruit and vegetable show that is a major attraction.

Coonoor offers great authentic South Indian cuisine such as vadai, dosai and sambar. There are few restaurants that offer other styles of cuisines such as Mughlai and Continental. Alcohol is available in the town but one has to search hard for a nice bar.

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Reviews for Coonoor

Awesome place mannn but accommodation s bit difficult.. NALS trekking is excellent..


- Finding accommodation in the peak season can be a difficult task in Coonoor, so make sure to book your room in advance.
- Don??_t buy tea from just any tea seller, visit the TTDC shops or the one??_s you feel are authentic to buy tea.


Hi tell me about side seeing about connor how to reach I am from vijayawada


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Questions about Coonoor

By Kaveesh Nair

Can travelers on a tight budget visit Coonoor?

You can get decent hotels from Rs.1000 room night. Travelers can survive on low budget I guess.

9 months ago 0 Comments

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