Best months to visit : All year
Opening Timings : 24 Hr
Coonoor is a municipality located in the Nilgiri district. Coonoor is an ideal base to experience breathtakingly beautiful surroundings in and around.
Sim’s park in Coonoor offers a collective display of almost a thousand species of plants like rhododendrons, roses, and eucalyptus trees. Plenty about nature’s knowledge is available in abundance here.
Dolphin’s Nose is a vantage point with views of magnificent cascading Catherine falls. The Dolphin’s Nose point has a 360-degree view of mountains and waterfalls.
The weather at Dolphin’s Nose is misty in the monsoons. It is named so because the tip of its peak resembles a Dolphin Nose. You can have the view of the gorgeous Catherine falls from Dolphin’s Nose.
Other best-known spots in and around Coonoor are Lamb’s Rock, Law’s falls, Hidden valley, Droog Fort (Tippu Sultan), and Pony Needles (One of India’s largest needle manufacturers).
Always be careful as it is a hill station and roads are slippery at times when there is rain.
Places Near Coonoor
Ooty Lake and Boat club
At a distance of 1 km from Ooty bus station is an artificial lake which was built by John Sullivan in 1824 AD. It covers an area of 65 acres with an average depth of 40 feet. The Ooty boat house offers Motor boats, Row boats, Pedal boats etc. Travelling across the Ooty lake in a boat gives you enchanting thrill in a pleasant atmosphere with a lungful breath of fresh air. .. View More
Here you can sense your optic nerve with colours of nature. This Botanical garden was laid out in the year 1848 by Graham Mclvor. It sprawled across 55 hectares and lies in the lower Doddabetta peak. Mr. Mclvor converted the garden upside down. The garden is house to many exotic and variety of species like Bonsai, shrubs, herbs, ferns and trees. The stunning attraction of the garden is the fossil tree trunk that is more than 20 million years old. The Toda Mundi is the location in the garden that gives you a hint of original Toda tribes of ooty. Beautiful Rose garden here consists of 3.. View More
Doddabetta is the highest mountain in Nilgiri’s at 2637 metres. It is the highest peak in South India. It lies in the junction of Western and Eastern Ghats. It hosts medicinal plants like Jeranium, Tulasi, Eucalyptus, Chinnaner, Chitriodora, Thymes etc. The mountain top gives you beautiful landscape views of surrounding hills. The visuals we gather inside our memory here are of misty mountain tops and the tranquillity of nature which is at its best. Doddabetta is the peak one can experience the thrill of trekking. The bushes add a romantic charm to entire landscapes which you ca.. View More
Pykara falls is one of those must-see sights in Ooty. Pykara falls is formed by the Pykara river downstream of the Pykara dam. The waterfall amidst the dense forest is a treat to watch. It is located 25kms away from scenic Ooty. Pykara falls are highly photogenic. We just see it as a picturesque canvas painted divinely by god. There are barricades along with the cascading waterfall viewpoint for the safety of tourists. It is base on so many South Indian hit songs. The falls can be reached by a walk on a well-laid path from the parking location. .. View More
Located 20kms from the city center, Wenlock down’s 9th mile is a shooting spot where many films have been shot and still continuing. With its vast expanse of green meadows, this famous spot is perfect for walks. The mesmerizing views will give you a soothing and rejuvenating experience. These Downs spread across 20000 acres of rolling lands which seem to be no end to the beauty of Mother Nature. The landscape offers you a memorable moment with nature’s elegance. .. View More
Emerald lake is located near Emerald village in Ooty. It is a tantalizing tourist spot in Ooty. Vast meadows and the grandeur of this location make your soul pleased. The changing colour of the sky reflects on the water surface making it eye-catching and breathtaking. The crystal clear emerald-colored water makes you spellbound. The timings to visit Emerald lake is from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM .. View More
Avalanche Lake is located 28kms from Ooty in the Nilgiri district. It is really a wonderful lake surrounded by hills with crystal clear water. The name of the lake came from huge landslides that occurred in the early 1800s. It is well known for its paradisiacal view which will enthrall photographers and nature enthusiasts. This captivating landscape filled with lively flowers and chirping birds .. View More
Ketti valley view point
Ketti valley is on the way from Ooty to Coonoor. The viewpoint is located on the road. It offers fascinating views of the plantations. Ketti is also known as “Switzerland of Nilgiri’s”. It is also one of the largest valleys in the world. This valley offers mesmerizing views with gushing waterfalls. The vantage point also has a telescopic room in which you can have a closer look at the beautiful surroundings and meadows. Always be careful while you take selfies, the road is slippery. .. View More
Kotagiri is a panchayat town in the Nilgiri district. It is the third-largest hill in the Nilgiri’s. It is believed to have the world's second-best climate. Home to the famed Kota tribe the town is now a tea plantation covering a huge area of 30000 acres. Kotagiri offers plenty of hiking and trekking. The 8 km long trek to Catherine falls is one of the main enticing highlights of this hill station. The wild and pristine nature offers you an enchanting stay here. .. View More