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Places To Visit In Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

A hill station of red-tile rooftops and tea-scented plantations

Tourism in Coonoor

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Tourist Places In Coonoor

A detailed tour guide with information about Coonoor sightseeing and Coonoor places to visit: Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu, Coonoor is a famous hill station that lies only a short drive from Ooty. When it comes to popular destinations in Tamil Nadu, Coonoor is second to only Ooty, that too in size. With a mean elevation of about 1839 metres, this hill station in the Nilgiri Mountains is renowned for idyllic picnic spots, beautiful waterfalls, and stunning viewpoints. But above all, Coonoor tourism is characterised by expansive tracts of tea gardens and factories.

In fact, the entire road from Coonoor to Ooty features lusciously green velvets of tea plantations, with every shade of green possible. Coonoor, the town itself, is more or less has only a few points of interest. However, a short drive from Coonoor to Ooty or any other direction allows plenty of attractions worth visiting.

One of the main attractions in Coonoor, Sim’s Park lies near the Coonoor Railway Station. The park is located in a deep ravine and is divided into eight sections as per different flower species. Extending over an area of 12 hectares, this natural garden features colourful flower beds, manicured lawns, and plants from all over the world. Tree species such as Rudraksha, Cinnamomum, Araucaria, Magnolia, Pine, and Turpentine are found in the garden. Moreover, there is also a rose garden with many species of roses and other flowers. A glasshouse in Sim’s Park houses some ornamental plants and flowers.

One of the major Coonoor sightseeing places, Lamb’s Rock lies on the way to another popular viewpoint known as Dolphin’s Nose. Lamb’s Rock is usually a quieter attraction than other viewpoints in Coonoor, but just as rewarding as Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint, which lies about 10 km from the town centre. These vantage points provide a panoramic view of the forested Nilgiri Mountains and the Catherine Waterfalls. On a clear day, one can see as far as Coimbatore from Dolphin’s Nose in Coonoor. Kotagiri is another hidden gem worth exploring near Coonoor.

An ideal spot for honeymooners and one of the popular tourist attractions in Coonoor, the 250-feet-high Catherine Falls is a sight to behold. This double-cascaded waterfall captivates visitors with its scenic setting amidst the forested hills. Another ideal picnic spot, Laws Falls lies just off the Coonoor-Mettupalayam Road. Both of these waterfalls are favourite places for nature lovers. A trek to the Katary Waterfalls is an ideal option for those looking to escape tourist hubbub of Coonoor and spend moments of solitude in the Nilgiri Mountains. This two-hour trek also allows opportunities for bird watching in Tamil Nadu. Tourists in Coonoor can also take a toy train ride from Ooty to Coonoor on Nigiri Mountain Railways, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Droog Fort, Lady Canning’s Seat, Hidden Valley, and High Field Tea Estate are major places to visit in Coonoor. While taking a tour of attractions in Coonoor, it’s always helpful to carry a Coonoor tourist map showing all major points of interest in the region.

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Dolphin's Nose in Coonoor

Dolphin's Nose Coonoor is one of the favourite places in Coonoor for families and honeymooners. Set amidst the rolling hills of the Nilgiris Hills or Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu, Dolphin’s Nose View Point in Coonoor is a popular natural attraction for tourists. With an altitude of 1,550 metres, this stunning viewpoint in C...

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Kotagiri

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Located in the Nilgiri Hills at an elevation of 1,793 metres, Kotagiri has its own distinct appeal among Coonoor tourist places. Kotagiri is located about an hour’s drive from Ooty and Coonoor – two of the most popular hill stations in Tamil Nadu.

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Catherine Falls in Coonoor

Catherine Falls, also referred to as St. Catherine Water Falls in Tamil Nadu, is a major attraction in Coonoor, for locals as well as for tourists. The River Kallar of Tamil Nadu descends as the Geddhehaada Halla stream, and forms the Catherine Falls. Catherine water falls is a double-cascaded waterfall, wherein there are t...

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Lamb's Rock in Coonoor

One of the most popular attractions of Coonoor, Lamb’s Rock offers some most amazing sights of the surrounding peaks and valleys. And if one squints just right it is also possible to check out some waterfalls from the very summit of Lamb’s Rock. Families and friends love to spend time here and enjoy a picnic, or spend time ...

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Sim's Park in Coonoor

Founded in 1874, Sim's Park extends over upper Coonoor with winding footpaths, lovely gazebos, and a dense Shola forest nearby. Named after J.D. Sim, a former Secretary to Government, Sim’s Park in Coonoor features a wonderful collection of trees and plants species, both native and from as far as Central America.

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    Berjinder's 6 days trip to Coonoor

    Everything was great but rooms in sterling hotel was bit small and lil tidy..
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    New delhi

    Bharatkatyal's 5 days trip to Coonoor

    All was good except my stay in Mist n Mount at Ooty. Although the location was very beautiful but staff was unavailable right from the beginning, specifically in early morning and night nobody was there. Infact when I told them that we have a flight tomorrow and will leave hotel early morning they t
    old me to vacate room on my own as the staff will come after 730. However they provided one Bread packet and 4 butter small in the night for breakfast. But if any problem exist nobody was there to attend. Also no hot water there in early morning both the days. However we manage it. Rest stay was very good. Also Driver was not cooperative enough. I mean to say that the driver should do according to customer but he was not going on as per itenary provided for sightseeing and was adamant I think. But he was very honest. So tell them to be cooperative in future. Overall it was a nice experience
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    Ganesh Sai

    Bengaluru

    Ganesh's 4 days trip to Coonoor

    Communication between can driver and travel agent is zero. Due to this miscommunication our itinerary is not followed which lead to miss few places without visiting. Cab driver takes his own decisions without asking us and tell us at the end saying this is my plan. River rafting
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    Anmoljain

    Bengaluru

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    From waterfalls to viewpoints, Coonoor has a lot to offer. Highfield Tea Estate, Dolphin’s Nose, Sim’s Park, and Catherine Waterfalls are main attractions.

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