Coonoor is the most delightful and picturesque hill station in the Nilgiri District Tamilnadu. Among the three gorgeous Nilgiri hill stations, Coonoor is the Western Ghat’s 2nd largest hill station. Blessed with chilly weather throughout the year, it remains the ideal place for summer vacation. Located at the height of 1930 m above sea level, its entire area covered with tea plantations reveals vibrant emerald green shades. As spotted with magnificent waterfalls, grand estates, and risky valleys are the most preferred tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu.
Top 8 Famous Tourist Places to visit in Coonoor :
Sim’s park is the most outstanding botanical garden located north of the Coonoor Railway Station. This garden houses more than a thousand species of plants, trees, and fragrant flowers at a total area of 12 hectares.
It is a splendid viewpoint in Coonoor, offering breathtaking views of the massive Nilgiri hills in the backdrop and dense forest. Nestled amidst rolling Nilgiri hills, Dolphin’s Nose, situated at the height of 1,500 m above sea level, is a heavenly spot for nature lovers.
Located amidst the lush greenery suburb of Coonoor; it is a haven for adventure and photography enthusiasts. This valley is a perfect picnic spot for families and friends, and its pleasant weather makes it a romantic place for couples. Trekking and Mountaineering are the main activities at this site.
Lamb’s Rock is a famous tourist spot. Nestled on the Nilgiri hills’ slopes, it offers spectacular views of the Coimbatore Plains, the Coonoor hills, sprawling tea and coffee estates.
Fantastic place to enjoy a beautiful waterfall along with undisturbed natural scenery. About a 10 km distance from Coonoor, Law Fall’s sits on the Mettupalayam-Coonoor-Ooty route. The water falling from the height of 180 feet creates a beautiful pool on the ground.
Magnificent waterfall and the most favorite spot among tourists visiting the region. This double cascade waterfall falls from 250 feet, the second largest falls in Nilgiri, and it is viewed clearly from the Dolphin Nose point.
Beautiful spot located about 7 km from the Coonoor. It is one of the uncanny and stunning dams that you could never see in a lifetime. Situated among the dense forest, it is an ideal spot for trekking.
It is a historical site located 15 km from the foothills of the Nilgiris. According to myth, it was also known as Bakasura Malai when a demon resided at the fort many years back. This charming fort is over the Western Ghats, at the height of 1800 m above sea level.
Highfield Tea Factory
50 years old factory immersed with the smell of fresh tea leaves from the adjacent tea plantations of the Nilgiris mountain range. Lying 2 km northeast of upper Coonoor, it is an excellent spot for tea lovers to pick fine quality and flavored tea from the tea shop.
All Saints Church
One of the oldest churches in Coonoor, built 163 years ago. With ancient pipe organs and wooden interiors, its structure reflects the old Anglican Church. The classical appearance of the domed structure gives you the feeling of the British countryside.
Best Time to Visit Coonoor
Winter from October to March is the best time to visit Coonoor. The lush green tea gardens and picturesque landscape gives a treat to the eyes.