Places To Visit In Coonoor

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Here are the top 17 tourist attractions to see in Coonoor:

1. Sim's Park

Must visit 3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

A wonderful treasure trove of some of the most exquisite plant species in the world, the Sim's Park is an important sightseeing destination, if in Coonoor.

2. Dolphin's Nose

Must visit 3.5 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Situated about 10 km from Coonoor, Dolphin's Nose is regarded as a must visit place if in Coonoor. It is known to provide the most amazing panoramic view of not only the Nilgiri Hills but also the Catherine Falls too.

3. Ketti Valley

8 km
from city center
3 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Located in the beautiful hills extending from Coonoor to Ooty in Tamil Nadu is the beautiful Ketti Valley. The best way to visit this beautiful valley, that is if you want to really feel its beauty is to take the toy train which is like a 20-25 minute ride.

4. Hidden Valley

3.3 /5

13 km
from city center
4 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

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.

5. Lamb's Rock

3.6 /5

3 km
from city center
5 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

The Lamb's Rock is just 8 km outside Coonoor while on the way to Dolphin's Nose. The place provides some fascinating views of the Coimbatore Plains and the Coonoor hills.

6. Shopping in Coonoor

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Coonoor is a great place for shopping some eating items such as Gourmet cheese, tea, spices, honey and home-made jams. There are also some shops selling embroidered linen too.

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7. The Taj Garden Retreat

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
7 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

The bar in the Taj Retreat is wonderful place to be during the evening to enjoy drinks and cocktails with friends while gorging delicious food. The place has a very nice ambience to it but as usual is pretty costly.

8. Highfield Tea Estate

3.6 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Highfield Tea Factory is a place that's drenched with the smell of fresh tea that's being brewed. 2km northeast of upper Coonoor is this Nilgiris of the western ghat. Coonoor is situated 19 km away from its sister hilltop Ooty.

9. Law's Falls

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
9 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

About 7 km outside the town of Coonoor, Law's Falls is an amazing destination for picnic and to be in the lap of nature. Situated on the Mettupalayam-Coonoor-Ooty route, the falls has height of over 180 ft surrounded by thick natural forests. A lovely place to be for naturalists and children.

10. Rallia Dam

3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Around 9 km from Coonoor on the Wellington road is Rallia Dam. It is a beautiful spot for trekking amidst the forest. The dam is an age-old that's providing water to the residents of Coonoor.

11. Droog Fort

3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
11 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Droog fort is a historical place located 15km from the foothills of the Nilgiris. As per the legend, a demon resided at the fort many years back hence it is otherwise called Bakasura Malai. 

12. Keystone Foundation

3.2 /5

11 km
from city center
12 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

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

13. St George's Church

3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
13 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

St George's church is an essential tourists attraction. Constructed in the year 1926, the church is a beautiful remnant of the gothic structure of the British era. It is an archetypal cantonment church with white inlay work and an intense ochre stucco. The church is constructed in the ancient Raj style of architecture, with a serene environment.

14. All Saints Church

3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Built 163 years ago, the All Saints Church is one of the oldest churches in Coonoor. This reformed protestant church was a part of the church of England. Established in 1854, the church adorned with beautiful interiors and is identified as an old Anglican church. 

15. Wellington Golf Course

3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
15 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Wellington's golf club is one of the oldest golf clubs in south India which has a history of a century in the Nilgiris. Nestled among the scenic tea gardens and slopes of the plains it has an excellent view of the fairways.

16. Nilgiri's Store

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
16 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

Situated just next door to Bedford Circle, this little shop sells the finest gourmet cheese one can find anywhere else in India. They have different varieties such as Gouda, Colby, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Haloumi etc. at affordable prices.

17. Ayurveda Yoga Meditation Resort

3 km
from city center
17 out of 17
places to visit in Coonoor

People looking for Ayurvedic healing usually head towards Ayurveda Yoga Meditation Resort, Coonoor located in the Nigril Mountains in South India. The center has a lovely location amidst rich green tea plantations and surrounded on all sides by Eucalyptus forests. 

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Coonoor?

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.

What are the top sightseeing places in Coonoor?

The top sightseeing places in Coonoor are Sim's Park, Dolphin's Nose, Ketti Valley, Hidden Valley, Lamb's Rock, Shopping in Coonoor.

How can I commute within Coonoor?

Commuting within Coonoor is easy as local transport is widely available. 

Local city buses serve as a good option if you want a transport option which lets you explore the entire city without great cost. The only downside is the frequent stops made by the buses along the way. The cost of transport in local buses ranges from INR 100-150 per day, depending on the destinations you visit and trips you take. Rickshaws also ply frequently and you can hire one to get around the town. You may need to do a little bargaining to get a fair deal with the rickshaw pullers and the price will depend upon the destination.

Cab rentals are a slightly higher cost but convenient option to explore the surroundings. Prices start from INR 800 for a one day trip in Non AC cars and go up to INR 2,000 for Maxi Cabs. If you want to rent a cab on per kilometre basis, the tariff starts from INR 15 per km for Non AC cars and goes up to INR 32 for 20 seater coaches. Driver allowances, ranging from INR 200-300 per day, parking charges, and toll fee are extra and payable by the tourist.

Coonoor is a peaceful place and idling around on a bicycle is a wonderful option to take in the beauty and serenity. Cycle rentals are available on an hourly as well as a daily basis and the rent starts from INR 20 per hour.

 
Bikes and Scooters are available in nearby Ooty which are a fast and economical option to travel around. The average rental starts from INR 500 per day.
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