Located in the wonderful state of Tamil Nadu, Coonoor is an overwhelming hill station where you can fill your holidays with pleasure and entertainment. Coonoor is one of the reputed hill stations of Tamil Nadu attracting holidaymakers in great numbers. Perched at an elevation of 1800 m above sea level, Coonoor pleases its visitors with mesmerizing views of the Nilgiri hills, ravines, valleys and waterfalls. Coonoor is also a home to a rich variety of avian species such as black woodpecker, parakeets, barbets, mynas, cucoos, Malabar trogon, Malabar grey hornbill, crested hawk eagle, cresent serpent eagle etc.
Best Time To Visit
From April to June, and From September to November.
Some of the attractions of Coonoor are
Droog Fort was once used as an outpost by the brave king Tipu Sultan. It is situated only at a distance of 15 km from Coonoor. This fort is also known as Bakasura Malai as a legend linked with the demon Bakasura, is associated with it. Major portion of the fort is in ruins, but it still has a charm of its own. The fort offers panoramic views of the surroundings.
The Pasteur Institute
It is a great institute dedicated to research work on rabies and polio. Its foundation was laid around 96 years back. Tourists can visit the institute only on Saturdays. However, the institute can also be visited on other days with prior permission of the Director of the institute.
Climb the Lamb's Rock to amuse yourself with magnificent views of Coimbatore plains.
Dolphin's Nose is a giant rock which is fashioned in the form of a dolphin's nose. It can be reached easily by covering a distance of 10 km from Coonoor. The rock offers awesome view of Catherine Falls.
Gratify your senses by visiting the Law's Falls which is located only 7 km from Coonoor.
It is a beautiful botanical garden whose foundation was laid by Mr. J.D. Sims and Major Murray in the year 1874.
Adventure In Coonoor
Coonoor is an ideal place for adventure sports such as trekking and hiking. Adventure freaks can enjoy both the natural beauty and adventure sports to make their trip an unforgettable experience.
Coonoor has a lot to offer in terms of accommodation. From luxury hotels to beautiful resorts, guest houses and budget hotels, all are available here. Some of the famous hotels in Coonoor are The Taj Garden Retreat, The Velan Ritz and The Blue Hills.
How To Reach
The nearest airport is Coimbatore Airport, which is 110 km from Coonoor.
The nearest railway station is Nilgiri Mountain railway station.
Coonoor is well connected to various cities of Karnataka by road.
Shopping In Coonoor
Tourists can shop for an amazing variety of shopping items in Coonoor such as tea, antiques, hand looms, shawls, Irish and Belgian table sets and cotton bed sheets. The handicrafts available in Coonoor are good in both beauty and quality.