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#1 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 4 km from Coonoor Railway Station, Sim's Park is well-maintained garden located in the beautiful hill station of Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most popular Coonoor tourist places.
An unusual park-cum-botanical garden, Sim's Park was developed around the natural contours of the land by JD Sims and Major Murray in the year of 1874. Spread over 30 acres of land, the park was started as a pleasure resort for the residents and visitors, and later developed into garden.
Sim's Park has wonderful landscaped gardens & walkways lined up with beautiful flowers spread across and variety of flower plants collected from different parts of the country. There is a lake situated inside the park that offers boating facility as well.
This park has more than 1000 species of 255 genera belonging to 85 families widely covering different group of plants. Also there are some naturally occurring .....
#2 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 8 km from Coonoor Railway Station, Lamb's Rock is a spectacular vantage point situated at Burliar village near Coonoor, Tamilnadu. It is one of the popular viewpoints near Ooty, and among the must include places in Coonoor trip.
Lamb's Rock is a sheer precipice of jagged rock that drops down several hundred feet to bury itself in the luxuriant jungle below. The place got its name after Captain Lamb who attempted to open a path to this place. Counted as one of the best Coonoor places to visit, the Lamb's Rock offers some fascinating views of the surrounding valleys, which are hard to miss.
Lamb's Rock is a place where you can enjoy the cool breeze amid lush greenery and tranquillity. One can witness a panoramic view of Coonoor town, the tea estates, lush greenery, thick forests covered by clouds, and the plains of Coimbatorefrom this point. This place demands .....
#3 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 12 km from Coonoor Railway Station, Dolphin's Nose is a wonderful viewpoint situated in the picturesque hill station of Coonoor. It is one of the popular viewpoints near Ooty, and among the must-visit places in Coonoor tour packages.
Located at an altitude of 1,500, Dolphin's Nose point is set amidst the rolling hills of the Nilgiris. The tip of the peak of this enormous rock resembles the nose of a dolphin hence the name Dolphin's Nose.It is one of the most visited tourist places in Coonoor.
It is an enormous rock formation that is completely unique. There are gigantic ravines found on both sides of the place and there is a view of inspiring Catherine Falls, another famous attraction which is located a relatively short distance away opposite of the Dolphin's Nose. This place demands moderate-level trekking.
Timings: 9 AM .....
Hill Station | Nature
#4 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 3 Kms from Coonoor & 16 kms from Ooty, Wellington is a small and peaceful town in Nilgirs. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Coonoor.
Wellington is a military town with rows of barracks. It is the headquarters of the Madras Regimental Centre and also home for the Defence Staff College.
There are few accommodation options available here.
#5 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 10 km from Coonoor & 26 km from Ooty, Law's Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated in Coonoor. Located on Coonoor - Mettupalayam Road, it is one of the popular waterfalls in the Nilgiris, and among the must-visit Coonoor tourist places.
The beautiful Law's Falls is set inside the Coonoor forest range with vast stretches of undisturbed nature around. Named after Col. Law, who constructed the new Coonoor ghat, this waterfall is formed by the Coonoor river. The height of the waterfall is about 30 feet through multiple cascades. This small & pretty waterfall attracts a huge crowd, especially during post-monsoons as part of Coonoor packages.
Since this place is close to the main road, it does not need much walk/trek. One can enjoy the force of the water at bottom of the falls. The place is rocky and slippery.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
#6 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 17 Kms from Coonoor, Droog Fort is said to be used by Tippu Sultan as an outpost. The historical Droog Fort at an altitude of about 6000 feet above the lush plains, offers a spectacular view to the visitors and is one of the popular Coonoor tourist places.
To reach this place, one has to go up to Nonsuch Estate and trek down for about 4 kms. Bird's eye view of Fort expresses easily as to why Tipu Sultan selected this site as the outpost. The Droog Fort offers a panoramic view of the surroundings, now only a wall remains of this military outpost. According to mythological tales, the fort is linked with the legend of a local demon, Bakasura. Due to this, it is also called Bakasura Malai by the natives.
This place demands moderate level trekkingfor about 1 Hour one way.
#7 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 7 km from Kotagiri, 21 km from Coonoor, and 36 km from Ooty, Catherine Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated near Kotagiri in Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. It is the second largest waterfalls in Nilgiris and one of the best waterfalls near Bangalore. It is also one of the best Coonoor places to visit.
Cascades down from a height of 250 feet, the stunning Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall located at Aravenu. The River Kallar descends down the rocks as Geddhehaada Halla stream, to form the Catherine Falls. Also known as Geddhehaada Halla by locals, this waterfall is named after Catherine Cocburn, the wife of M.D. Cocburn, who had introduced coffee plantation to the areas of Kotagiri and Yercaud.
Catherine Falls is surrounded by beautiful views of forest, tea plantations and the Mettupalayam plains. The .....
#8 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 89 km from Coimbatore, 128 km from Mysore, 158 km from Kozhikode, 244 km from Munnar, 254 km from Kodaikanal, 265 km from Bangalore, & 556 km from Chennai, Ooty is a stunning hill station as well as the headquarters of the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. It one of the best hill stations in Tamilnadu, and among the must include places inTamilnadu Tour Packages.
At an altitude of 7,440 feet, Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is often referred to as 'Queen of hill stations'. Nilgiris means 'Blue Mountains. A land of picturesque picnic spots & lakes, it was a popular summer and weekend getaway for the British during colonial days. Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden and Rose Garden are among the must include places in your Ooty tour packages.
Ooty was originally a tribal land occupied by the Todas along with .....
Distance (From Coonoor): 19 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coonoor - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
#9 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 20 km from Coonoor, 29 km from Ooty, and 72 km from Coimbatore, Kotagiri is a small hill station in the Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. It is one of the lesser-known hill stations in tamilnadu, and among the top tourist places to visit near Ooty.
Situated at an altitude of 1793 m, Kotagiri is the oldest and the third largest hill station in the Nilgiris after Ooty, and Coonoor. The name Kotagiri literally means mountains of the Kotas that refers to the Kota tribe who lived here in the past. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Ooty tour.
Kotagiri was the first British settlement in the Nilgiris and preferred summer retreat, till a road was built from Mettupalayam to Coonoor. The region was discovered by two civil servants of the Madras government in pursuit of outlaws. .....
Distance (From Coonoor): 17 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coonoor - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
#10 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 4 km from Ooty and 12.5 km from Coonoor, Ketti Valley View Point is a popular vantage point situated on Ooty - Coonoor Road in Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. It is one the most beautiful sightseeing places in Ooty and also one of the top places to experince Ooty Tourism.
As the name suggests, the view point provides a panoramic view of the Ketti Valley, the largest valley in the Nilgiris, and its beautiful surroundings. Ketti Valley is home to several tribes, such as Todas and Badagas. There are over 14 villages in this valley that belong to the tribes of Badagas. These tribal people are experts in cultivating fresh vegetables and fruits in the valley.
Also known as Switzerland of Nilgiris, the Ketti Valley is a heaven for nature lovers and photographers. The view of Ketti from the viewpoint is majestic and often compared .....
Distance (From Coonoor): 8 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coonoor - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
#11 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 17 km from Ooty and 27 km from Coonoor, Emerald Lake, a serene lake with emerald blue waters, is located near Emerald village in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. Situated amidst dense forests, it is one of the top Ooty tourist places. The lake is part of the Silent Valley National Park situated on the way to Avalanche village.
The blue waters of Emerald Lake surrounded by lush green meadows and forest is simply mesmerizing. The water is crystal clear and of course cold. This is a great place to enjoy the day with breathtaking views of the slopes of Nilgiris. Emerald Lake is also a haven for a variety of birds. It is a mini paradise for bird lovers and ornithologists as they get to see and study a number of native birds. It is also notable for the scenic sun rise and sun set views near the lake. The Tea gardens is a great spot to spend some time as it gives a memorable experience. Trekking .....
Distance (From Coonoor): 27 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coonoor - Including Travel): 3 Hours
Backwaters | Wildlife
#12 of 12 Places to Visit in Coonoor
At a distance of 5 km from Emerald Lake, 23 km from Ooty & 33 km from Coonoor, Avalanche Lake is beautiful lake situated at Avalanche village in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. It is a popular eco- tourism spot and also one of the best places to visit in Ooty.
Avalanche Lake is a mesmerizing lake formed naturally in the year 1823 AD due to a massive landslide (Avalanche). Surrounded by a rolling landscape with blooming flowers and rhododendrons, the lake is a heaven for nature lovers, as small waterfalls falling down from the encircling mountains creates a picture perfect ambience. This lake is the major source of water supply for the Kundah Hydro Power stations.
The journey from Ooty to Avalanche takes one to a picturesque spot centered on a lake. The Avalanche Dam creates Upper Bhavani Lake beyond Emerald Lake. This lake is mostly visited after .....
Distance (From Coonoor): 33 Kms
Trip Duration (From Emerald Lake - Including Travel): 1 Hour
Coonoor can be visited throughout the year, however, post monsoon and summer are the best seasons to visit Coonoor to witness the great beauty of Coonoor. This is also the time when the waterfalls & view points are pleasant and enhance the beauty of the beautiful hill station of Coonoor.
It usually takes one full day to visit all the important places in Coonoor. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Coonoor along with Ooty by adding an additional one or two days to their trip. Coonoor can also be mixed with nearby destinations like Mysore, Bandipur and Coimbatore by adding few additional days to your trip.
Budget of Coonoor trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Coonoor tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 6750 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 9000 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Coonoor like Sim's Park, Lamb's Rock, Dolphin's Nose, Wellington, Law's Falls, Catherine Falls, etc. Ooty which is around 20 km from Coonoor and can be visited along with Coonoor.
Coonoor is very famous for Tea plantations and buying local made of tea powder is a great idea. Coonoor is also well known for spices like cardamom, cloves, pepper, etc. You can get these spices at low prices in both Coonoor and Ooty.
|Quick Tour of Coonoor & Ooty in 2 Days||2D/1N||₹ 6750||View Details|
|Best of Coonoor & Ooty in 3 Days||3D/2N||₹ 9000||View Details|
|Ooty, Coonoor & Bandipur in 3 Days||3D/2N||₹ 9000||View Details|
|Mysore, Ooty & Coonoor in 4 Days||4D/3N||₹ 11500||View Details|
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