Glimpses Of Coonoor!!


Glimpses Of Coonoor!!

Coonoor situated at an altitude of 4927 meters id the second largest hill station in Nilgiri region after Ooty. It is located about 19 km to the south of Ooty. It is famous for lush green views of Nilgiri hills with an extensive variety of wildflowers and birds it is home to. It also abounds in sprawling vegetation, tea bushes, coffee plantation and a profusion of sunflowers, marigolds and rhododendrons, mountains and lovely waterfalls.

Coonoor is known for its production of Nilgiri tea. It is located at an altitude of 1,850 mt above sea level and is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty. It is an ideal base for a number of trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiris. Spread in an area of 12 ha, Sim's Park has a collection of over 1,000 plant species. The botanical garden is partly developed in the Japanese style and derived its name from J. D. Sim, the secretary of the Madras Club in 1874. The key attraction of the park is the annual fruit and vegetable show held in May. 57th annual fruit show is to be held on 23 and 24 May 2015. Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint is 10 km from Coonoor and provides a panoramic view of the vast expanse of the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls. Tourists can trek from Lady Canning's Seat to Dolphin's Nose. Lamb’s Rock, about 5½ km from Coonoor is another vantage point. Droog Fort is located a distance of 13 km from Coonoor and was once used by Tipu Sultan in the 18th century. Law's Falls is a waterfalls located 5 km from Coonoor, on the way to Mettupalayam. Katary Falls has a power station.

The major tourist attractions of Coonoor are Dolphin's Nose, Droog Fort, Hidden Valley, Catherine Falls, and the Lamb's rock. For adventure lovers activities like trekking and hiking are also available.