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''Located in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, Coonoor is a tourist destination famous for its tea production and adventure sports. The city holds a great attraction among the trekkers and hikers hailing from all around the world. Nestled at an altitude of 1,850 meters above sea level, it is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri Hills.
The place has a great historical backdrop as it had been the sojourn to Toda tribe. ''

Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, surrounded by tea plantations. It stands at an altitude of 1839 metres. It is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather is pleasantly cool through the year. It falls on the toy-train line between Mettupalayam (28 km) and Ooty. A popular pastime here is birdwatching as it is home to an extensive array of birds.

It offers panoramic views of the Niligiris, its hills and valleys lush with tea shrubs and eucalyptus trees. There is a quaint hill market which peddles leaf tea and essential oils. Although the height of summer is peak season, winter too is enjoyable in its own special way. Sports and honey moon travel.


Coonoor has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year. You can visit Coonoor all through the year. Summer season (March to May) witnesses heavy rush of tourists.


Sim’s Park - Year 1874 saw a deep ravine in Coonoor Valley transformed into a marvelous place of experimenting beauty of Nature with native as well as foreign flora by Mr. J. D. Sims and Major Murray. This makes it a magnetic place where tourists seem to be drawn like magic.

The Pasteur Institute - he 96 years old, Pasteur Institute known for its path-breaking research work on rabies and polio, is situated just opposite Sim's Park.

Law’s Falls - These falls are found on the way to Mettupalayam, 5 Km from Coonoor. The way water jump over stones is mesmerizing.

Dolphins Nose - Ideally visited in the morning, this view point is located about 12 kms from Coonoor near Tiger Hill. Amidst dense Sholas Criss-Crossed by winding road, you can get a beautiful view of the Catherine falls from here.

Lamb's Rock - This view point is within a reserve forest about 8 kms from the Coonoor Bus Stand.

Thandi Mariamman Temple - Believed to be 500 years old, the temple premises has a telegraph post put by British which is also offered aarti. Swayambumurthy is the prime deity of the temple who is believed to be protecting Coonoor from scarcity of rain.

Ooty - Only 19 Km away from Coonoor, the hill station is gem in the Nilgiri Range. People often combine Ooty with Coonoor travel package for the maximum fun and optimization of time.


The pleasant weather of the Coonoor has salubrious effect on the visitors. Summers are said to be ranging from 15°C to 25°C making months of March to May slightly hotter than rest of the months. Monsoons are mostly drizzles with some exception of medium rainfall in the months of June to September. The months of December to February are for the cooler times in this southern hill station.


Air: Nearest is located in Peelamdeu Airport in Coimbatore which links to cities like Bangalore and Chennai.

Rail: Coonoor is the only available rail stop for the Nilgiri Mountain Railway service between Ooty and Mettupalayam. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway has attained the status of classic mountain railways in India. The major broad gauge railway station close by is Coimbatore junction.

Road: Most of the cities are connected with Coimbatore from where route to Coonoor is pretty scenic and can be enjoyed.

Fast Facts about Coonoor

State:  Tamil Nadu

District: Nilgiri

Famous for/as:  Hill Station

Languages: Tamil and English

Best Season: October - May

Weather: Summer 22 to 37°C; Winter 10°C to 25° C

Altitude:  1850 m

Pincode: 64310x (vary)

STD code: 0423

Distance Charts to Coonoorr

Road Map
Ooty to Coonoor
19 KM
Bangalore to Coonoor
284 KM
Coimbatore to Coonoor
67 KM
Mettupalayam to Coonoor
34 KM


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