Cuddled by the Nilgiris, Coonoor is a serene hill station in Tamil Nadu. The hill station is world famous for its Nilgiri Tea which grows here in abundance. The only thought of Coonoor conjures images like lusciously green blankets of tea plantations. Look as far as you can and you will be lost in vivid shades of green here.
Sim’s Park is a paradise of tranquillity. This botanical garden houses a variety of flowers and plants, including some rare species. The park sprawls over 12 hectares. Do explore the Rose Garden here where over thousand varieties of roses belonging to 85 different families grow. Rudraksh (the bead tree) is a rare tree of the park.
It is a massive patch of greenery in the shape of a Dolphin’s Nose. It is 10 km from the main town but is visited by every traveller seeking mental solace. From the top, catch ravishing vistas of the heavy forests and life size green mountains.
This is another place to rejuvenate. It is less frequented by visitors and thus, remains even calmer. From here one can spot the plains of Coimbatore and never ending tea and coffee plantations.
This double-cascaded waterfall can be seen from the Dolphin’s nose. It falls from a height of about 250 feet which is a blissful sight to behold. During monsoon, the waterfall becomes even more energetic and beautiful.
Never miss a chance to enjoy a ride on the World Heritage Niligiri Mountain Railway from Ooty to Coonoor. This is perhaps the most beautiful train journey in the world that passes through some of the most spectacular vistas of Mother Nature.
For the worshippers of tea, nothing can be as rewarding as visiting the Highfield Tea Factory. This is a fifty-year-old factory that produces exquisite tea. The factory gives you some key insights about tea and its manufacturing process. Visit here and savour the taste of flavoursome freshly brewed tea which can open your senses.
A beautiful relic of the British era, St. George’s Church was raised in 1826. This architectural masterpiece was designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau. Its most fascinating feature is the deep ochre coloured stucco with white coverings. The surrounding of the church is serene and good enough to meditate.?
By Air: The nearest airport to Coonnor is the Coimbatore International Airport enjoying direct flights to major Indian cities.?
By Road: Coonoor railway station is a part of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway. It is also a World Heritage Site serving the hill station.
By Road: Coonoor is well connected to Ooty and other major Indian cities.?