Dolphin's Nose, Ooty

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Located about 12 km away from Coonoor is the Dolphin's Nose about 1,500 meters above sea level. The tip of the peak of this enormous rock resembles a dolphin's nose and this is one of the most visited tourist spots in The Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu. It is set amidst the rolling hills of the Nilgiris Hills (or the Blue Mountains). The gigantic rock formation is entirely unprecedented. There are enormous canyons found on both the sides of the destination and there is a clear view of the Catherine Falls, another popular tourist destination with its ongoing current several thousand meters below, which is located at a short distance from the Dolphin's Nose.

The best part about the spot is the tea plantations and the hairpin turns on the way. This striking spot also allows a panoramic view of the hills that are covered with tea plantations. Thus, the view of the Catherine Waterfalls, Nilgiris Hills, and the unobstructed view of the quaint villages, the ravines on both the sides and the scenery makes the Dolphin's Nose one of the best viewpoints in Coonoor. People tend to watch the sunrise and the sunset from this location. It is located near Tiger Hills, Lamb’s Rock, Catherine Falls, and Kotagiri - some other major tourist places in Coonoor. 

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Best Time to Visit

Although being an evergreen destination, the ideal time to visit is between the months of September to June.

During the months of October to February, the overall temperature of the place is pleasant and apt for sightseeing. The winter season in Coonoor begins from November to February. Temperatures can go below 5-degree Celsius as well. The nights of January and February are the coldest.

From the months of March to June, it is the summer season. The weather gets pleasant and one can venture out for sightseeing. The average temperature doesn't go beyond 23-degree Celsius.

The months of July to September are the monsoon season. The area receives heavy rainfall and it might disrupt the sightseeing activities however, the rain ignites a scenic beauty in the place which might be enticing for some.

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