Coonoor is a town and a municipality in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Coonoor is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wildflowers and birds. Coonoor provides a perfect setting for activities like trekking and hiking. Coonoor provides the traveller with the panoramic view of the lush green Nilgiri hills, with its ravines, valleys, and waterfalls. Bird watching is a popular pastime in Coonoor, as the area boasts of a large variety of species like cormorants, pipits, thrushes, parakeets, skylarks, Nilgiri verditer, etc. Travellers can take a walk through the tea gardens. There are number of trekking and hiking trails around Coonoor. Travellers can enjoy the exhilarating and unique ride on the toy train that connects Coonoor with Mettupalayam and Ooty. The trip provides some breathtaking views of the Nilgiri hills in all its natural glory.
|Area||15 sq km|
|Altitude||1,858 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-Min.-12.0C,Max.-28.0 C Winter,Min.-7.0C,Max.-22.0C|
|Languages||Badaga, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam and English|
|Rainfall||121 cm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||Round the year|
How to get there
1. Air :- The nearest airport is in Coimbatore, 100 km away. You can catch a direct flight to Coimbatore from Chennai, Kozhikode, Bangalore and Mumbai. Indian Airlines flies Delhi-Kochi via Mumbai and Coimbatore.
Places to Visit
|Sim's Park||Lamb's Rock|
|Laws Falls||Dolphin's Nose|
|Droog||St. Catherine Waterfalls|
|Koala View Point|
|Botanical Gardens||Ooty Lake||Masinagudi|
Coonoor is also famous for its tea, hand made antiques, Indian handlooms, and shawls. Irish and Belgian table sets and shadow-worked bed sheets are also readily found in the Coonoor shops. With such fine cotton clothes available here, many like to stock up on household clothing items at such stores as the Fine Things boutique.
|Green Acres Resort||Hotel Taj Garden Retreat||Hotel Velan Ritz|
|Hotel Wellington Riga||Hotel Wallwood Garden||Kurumba Village Resort|