What is the best time to visit Coonoor?

Ranked the second largest hill station in India, Coonoor is a paradise of a tourist destination and can be visited any time of the year. However, an ideal time to explore the hill station is between October to March (the winter season) when the climate stays mostly mildly cold and pleasant except for the peak season when the lowest temperature it can touch is around 8°C. This time of the year also draws nature lovers and adventure buffs. Monsoons are also considered an excellent time to visit Coonoor, i.e. between July and September. The region does not receive heavy rainfall, but the consistent light showers may cause hindrance if one is not a monsoon lover.

Nonetheless, the lush greenery, the beautiful tea plantations, the enchanting skies and a hint of morning mist makes the place appear magical. Summers occur between March and June and offer a pleasant getaway from the scorching heat. The picturesque surroundings and lush greenery is quite a treat to the eyes when most regions in the country are experiencing a hot and dry climate.

Weather in Coonoor

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Monthly Weather in Coonoor

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 15 32
February 17 33
March 19 35
April 21 36
May 21 34
June 20 32
July 19 31
August 19 32
September 19 31
October 19 32
November 18 32
December 16 32

Coonoor in Winter (November - February)

Though the temperature in Coonoor is more or less constant throughout the year, the months of November to February see the mercury dropping when the maximum temperature hovers around 17°C, while the lowest stays around 8°C. Out of these, December and January are the coldest months in Coonoor. The forests are a treat to the eyes during this time as the monsoons have just ended and transformed the terrain into a dense green paradise. The atmosphere remains cold but perfect for exploring and enjoying the town and its attractions. One may choose to visit Tea Estate, the markets, the religious and rejuvenating centres. The Wellington Golf Course can be a pleasant experience too in this season. Coonoor is also famous for several trekking expeditions that usually start from the town. These expeditions also attract quite a decent number of visitors every year. If visiting in January, one may want to attend the famous Tea and Tourism Festival to try and purchase the best tea in the region.
Tea Plantations in Coonoor
Tea Plantations in Coonoor
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Coonoor in Monsoon (June - October )

Monsoons in Coonoor officially begin in July and last till September. But the town receives intermittent rainfall almost all through the year. This season, however, is perfect for those who wish to escape the torrential downpours in other regions. Here, the rains come in small spells transforming the hill station into an enchanting place. The temperature hovers around 22°C, and the most rainfall is received in September and October. Rain gear is required, without a doubt, but tourists can make the most of their trip even in this season. The skies almost always remain cloudy and the weather foggy, giving it a mystical atmosphere. Shopping might not be as enjoyable as it is in the other seasons, but the other attractions like the Law’s Falls, Dolphin’s Nose, Tea Estate, Ralia Dam etc. are worth a visit.
St Catherine Falls
St Catherine Falls
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Coonoor in Summer (March - May)

Summers in Coonoor are mild and pleasant, making it the favourite season for tourists to travel and explore. In spite of being the summer season when the hill station experiences the highest temperature of the year (ranging between 20°C and 25°C), the forests and rivers are still vibrant, and the breeze is ever present. Summer lasts from March to May and also brings light pre-monsoon showers. It often gets cloudy during late May-June before the onset of monsoons, so the humidity is a bit high, but it doesn’t interfere in sightseeing. Coonoor, therefore, is a favourite destination for summer vacations when the entire country is bearing the scorching heat. May, especially, draws visitors to attend the Fruit and Vegetable Festival which is held in the month of May at Sim’s Park every year. Other attractions including Wellington Golf Course, Ketti/ Hidden Valley, Churches, Forts and the Lush Tea Estates can be explored to the fullest during the season.

Singara Tea Estate Coonoor
Singara Tea Estate Coonoor
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