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If you are thinking of going away on a vacation to a place that is somewhere amidst the spectacular Nigiris, this tiny hill station of Coonoor is everyone’s dream come true. You will surely be enchanted by the wonderful sights that are everyone’s dream come true. Sharing proximity to Ooty, this one has some inviting tea estates in it that will delight you beyond measure, how else can you enjoy a holiday more than sipping the Nilgiri tea and enjoying the beautiful views of Coonoor that will make for themselves a special place in your heart while you visit these best hill stations near Coonoor. The most amazing places that you must visit while being on a trip to Coonoor are High Field’s tea factory, Law’s falls.Lamb’s rock, Catherine Falls, Hidden Valley, Sim’s Park, Droog Fort, Kattary Waterfalls, Pony Needles, Acres Fields

8 Best Hill Stations Near Coonoor

Well, to visit Coonoor and not visit the nearby hill stations is a trip gone waste, we have mentioned some great hill stations that you can visit on a trip to Coonoor. We have also mentioned some details that you would need here in order to plan your trip.

1. Munnar – 224 Km From Coonoor
2. Coorg – 256 Km From Coonoor
3. Ooty – 20 Km From Coonoor
4. Devikulam – 235 Km From Coonoor
5. Horsley Hills – 492 Km From Coonoor
6. Yercaud – 225 Km From Coonoor
7. Ponmudi – 542.5 Km From Coonoor
8. Kodaikanal – 234Km From Coonoor

1. Munnar


Munnar is no doubt the most stunning hill station of the South, this place has it all that you would ever need for a dream vacation. This one is surrounded by greenery, has some of the most stunning lakes, some incredible cascading waterfalls, and the aroma that will make you nostalgic. This place will win you over by its exquisite flora and fauna. You will enjoy the spice tours here with your beloved ones, it is going to be an experience that you will want to cherish forever.

Places to Stay:

  • Chandy’s Windy Woods
  • The Panoramic Getaway
  • Forest Glade
  • Devonshire Greens
  • The Fog Resort & Spa

Things To Do:

  • Plantation Resort – Tree House Stay
  • Kolukkumalai – Tea Estate Tours
  • Echo Point – Camping And Trekking
  • Suryanelli – Mountain Biking

Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
How to Reach:

You can reach Munnar easily by:
Via Air:
This one has the nearest airports: Kochi that is 130 kms away and Madurai that is 142 kms away.
Via Rail:
This one has nearest railway stations that is at Kochi and at Kottayam.
Ideal Time to Visit: The best time to visit Munnar is from September to May.
Distance from Coonoor: 224 km

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2. Coorg


Coorg is another hill station that is between the hills and valleys of the gorgeous Western ghats, this hill station is a wonderful weekend getaway as well. You will find so many streams that will be seen peeking through the steep hills as well as the tea covered valleys that are always inviting the travelers, the trekkers as well as the rock climbers who are always in awe of this magical land.

Places to Stay:

  • Kannika International Lodge
  • Hotel Madikeri Heritage
  • Castle International
  • Sri Venkateshwara Residency
  • Hotel Mayura Valley View

Things To Do:

  • Abbey Fall: Enjoy Views Of The Magnificient Waterfall
  • Sightseeing: Explore Talacauvery
  • Sunset Point: Experience The Raja’s Seat

Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
How to Reach:
Via Air:
You can easily reach Coorg via air, the closest airport is at Bangalore and is 260 Km away.
By Rail:
Coorg can also be reached Via Rail:, it has Mysore as the closest railway station which is 120 Km away.
Ideal Time to Visit: The best time to visit Coorg is from October to April.
Distance from Coonoor: 256 km

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3. Ooty

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Well, when we think of a hill station to take your family along then it is Ooty. A place that is one of its kind with the mountains, greenery, forests, grasslands, tea gardens that can make anybody stop in their tracks and admire its beauty. One can have a wonderful time exploring this gorgeous hill station and especially the toy train here is a must ride for everyone who plans to visit Ooty. Also, you cannot miss out on the enchanting coffee aroma that fills the air of Ooty, don’t forget to pack your bags with truckloads of coffee to take along for your family.

Places to Stay:

  • Meadows Residency
  • Astoria Residency
  • Paradise Perfect
  • Treebo TrendLight House
  • Savoy IHCL Selections

Things To Do:

  • Nilgiri Mountain Toy Train
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Dolphin’s Nose
  • Toda Huts

Ideal Duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
How to Reach:
Via Air:
Ooty can be reached via air as it has Coimbatore as the closest airport that is at a distance of 105 km.
Via Rail:
Ooty also has Mettupalayam as the closest railway station that is 47 km away.
Ideal Time to Visit:
Ooty has wonderful climate all through the year so you can plan your visit anytime.
Distance from Coonoor: 20 km.

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4. Devikulam


Devikulam is about 16 Kms away from Munnar, this is a wonderful hill station which is in South India. This one reflects nature in the most glorious manner possible. As per the legends, Goddess Sita had bathed once in this Lake, thus, this lake is believed to be holy and has healing powers. The tea plantations and waterfalls in Devikulam are also considered sacred, other than that, the waterfalls add more beauty to this place and creates a picturesque landscape that will make you fall in love with it a lot more. You will be floored looking at the scenic vistas here.

Ideal Duration: 1 Day
How to Reach:
Via Air:
The closest airport is Cochin and is about 149 kms away.
Via Train:
The Kottayam Station is about 132 kms away.
Ideal Time to Visit: You can plan to visit Devikulam during September to May.
Distance from Coonoor: 235 km

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5. Horsley Hills


Horsley Hills is a beautiful town that is at the height of 1265 mtrs, this one is famous between the newlyweds as well as the families. You will be won over by the various plant species, other than that, the air here is clean and fresh, you will feel like stepping into your own fairytale while being here. You can enjoy various experiences here such as hiking, zorbing, rappelling, trekking, etc being here.

How to Reach:
Via Air:
Horsley Hills have the nearest airport as Tirupati that is 160 Km away. Also, there is Bangalore airport that is 165 km away.
Via Rail:
Horsley Hills has Madanapalle railway station 43 km away.
Ideal Time to Visit: You can visit Horsley hills between September to May.
Distance from Coonoor: 492 km.

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6. Yercaud


Yercaud is another hill station att the elevation of 1500 mtrs. This one will win you over by its salubrious climate, the gorgeous green slopes. The literal meaning of Yercaud is ‘Lake forest’, this one is no less than a paradise of the South. You will be won over by the coffee plantations as well as the orange groves, this one is also blessed with the peaceful environment. The best part of this hill station is its availability. So, you will find a lot of students here.

Places to Stay:

  • Guru Residency
  • Grand Signature Hotel and Spa
  • Saffron Villa Yercaud 
  • Oyla Cottages Yercaud 
  • MM Resorts

Things To Do:

  • Yercaud: Explore The Hill Station
  • Sweet Rascal Cafe: Spend Quality Time
  • Pipe Dream Adventure Game: Participate
  • ATV Ride: Treat The Adventurer

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
How to Reach:
Via Air:
The closest airport to Yercaud is Trichy that is 163-km away.
Via Rail:
The closest railway station to Yercaud is Salem Junction which is 36 Km away.
Ideal Time to Visit: Yercaud is the most pleasant to visit during September to May.
Distance from Coonoor: 225 km

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7. Ponmudi


Ponmudi is 61 Kms away from Trivandrum and is at a height of 100 mtrs above the sea level, this one is a salubrious hill station. You will be won over by the peaceful surroundings of Ponmudi. Also, be ready to be won over by the peaceful nature and the gorgeous vistas. Also, this one is famous for the glittering green waters that has winding dreams as well as the mist covered valleys that surround you. Also, make sure to not miss out on a jungle safari to Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. Make sure to also drop by at the historical museums in the vicinity.

Places to Stay:

  • Darpana Homestay
  • Gowry Art Residency
  • Hotel Rohini International
  • Amritham Holidays
  • Karthika Residency

Ideal Duration: 1 Day
How to Reach:
Ponmudi is at a distance of 65 kms northeast from Trivandrum.
Ideal Time to Visit: Ponmudi has pleasant climate throughout the year.
Distance from Coonoor: 542.5 km

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8. Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal is in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu, this one is really famous that also makes it really populated hill station in Southern part of India. You wil be won over by the grasslands, meadows, valleys, waterfalls, forests & lakes that makes this place worth falling in love with. You can also enjoy the boating experience in the Kodai lake as well as you will enjoy trekking to the various viewpoints and fall in love with the beautiful views.

Places to Stay:

  • Sterling Kodai Valley
  • Sterling Kodai Lake
  • JC Residency
  • Hotel Grand Palace
  • The Fern Creek

Things To Do:

  • Night Safari: Have An Adventure Of A Lifetime
  • Coaker’s Walk: Take A Stroll
  • Pine Forest: Wander In The Wilderness
  • Berijam Lake: Go Birdwatching

Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
How to Reach:
Via Air:
The closest airport to Kodaikanal is Madurai that is 120 km away.
Via Rail:
The closest railway station to Kodaikanal is Kodai Road Railway Station that is 80-km away as well as the Palani Railway Station that is 64-km away.
Ideal Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from April to June & September to October.
Distance from Coonoor: 234 km

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These are the best hill stations near Coonoor one must visit to enjoy a surreal vacation amidst the beauty of nature. Alongside that these places are known for their epic landscapes and many other reasons like the pleasant weather and many other things, So, now when you plan a vacation in Tamil Nadu make sure to plan a quick getaway to one of these hill stations.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hill Stations Near Coonoor

Suggest some great hill stations to visit in South India.

You can visit various hill stations in South India such as Munnar, Ooty, Idukki etc that are some amazing hill stations to visit in South India.

What are the famous hill stations in South India that have airports nearby?

Well, no hill station of Southern India has a airport in it but Munnar has Cochin airport nearby and Coonoor has Coimbatore International Airport nearby.

What is the ideal time to visit Munnar?

Munnar can be visited anytime from September to May.

What are the adventure sports that one can try in Horsey hills?

There are various adventure sports that can be tried in Horsey hills such as hiking, zorbing, rappelling, trekking, etc.

What are some good hotels in Munnar?

There are various great hotels in Munnar such as Ragamaya Resort and Spa, Parakkat Nature resort, The lost hostel, Broad Bean Resort and Spa etc.

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