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Coonoor Travel Guide


Coonoor Travel Guide

If we count the number of popular hill stations in India the name of Coonoor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu will always feature around the top 5 amongst them. Long before it was turned into a hill resort and popular place of retreat this was a destination aplenty with natural reserves and picturesque scenic beauty. That remains till today as one of the most loved aspect of this quaint destination.

The popularity of Coonoor has also led to the growth and development of hotels and resorts here that not only provide wide range of budget accommodations but also a high standard of comfort and luxury. The place has an altitude of 1800 meters and is a popular place for tea and coffee plantations of the Nilgiri Hills. One of the popular tourist activities here is trekking. However a large part of visitors remain glued to the natural beauty of the place and relax during holidays.

You can visit a botanical garden that is situated here by the name of Sim’s Park. It is spread over 12 hectares of land and also organizes a unique ‘Fruit Show’ during the summer months. There are more than 1000 different plant species that can be seen here. You will also get to see wide variety of flowers. Magnolia, ferns, pines and camellia are all arranged in different ways to provide a great look to the garden that is also well maintained and clean.

There is another unique place called the Pomological Station. This is a place for research and experimentation on fruits such as pomegranates and apricots.

Coonoor is also known for its natural waterfalls and extensive natural beauty. And there are a few places that provide the best views. Take a trip of the Dolphin’s Nose. It is one of the best ways to see the landscapes and the beauty of the place. It also provides you the view of the Catherine Falls. If you wish to have a similar view of the coffee and tea plantations you can visit Lamb’s Rock.

Amidst the beauty and picturesque natural wonders of the place you will also see some of the most beautiful birds of the region as well. There are different times of the year when they are seen or heard. A popular place called the Lamb’s Rock is also a place for short travels and picnics. You can also travel to Ooty which is another hill station in close proximity.

Coonoor provides one of those places for travel where you will be welcome at all times of the year. There is a pleasant climate that will welcome you. you can fly or travel to Coimbatore and from there avail buses, auto rickshaws and rentals cars or taxis to reach the destination. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012


  • Gateway to Happiness and Peace
     Coonoor is a place which attracts people by its serene atmosphere and ideal climate all through the year. Being born and brought up here, I miss this place a lot. Every day was an adventure when I lived there and went to school. Not to mention about the cool summer holidays, which saw us enjoying to the brim playing different games, basking in the green meadows, trying to catch butterflies and flying kites. Yes! Now I am living far away from this quiet and blissful place. How I long to be there once again!

    2012-07-11 08:27:41

    by Nisha Hassan

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