Dolphin's Nose, Ooty
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Dolphin's Nose

Rank 10
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Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
44 Ratings & 33 Reviews

About Dolphin's Nose

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Dolphin's Nose is essentially a huge rock that resembles the nose of a dolphin. There are ravines on either side of Dolphin's Nose, including St. Catherine Falls and Coonoor stream meeting the Kotagiri stream. These water bodies are tributaries of the Bhavani River.

On a bright sunny day, visitors can get a glimpse of St. Catherine Falls from the top of Dolphin's Nose. The Catherine Falls is located at a distance of 7 km from Coonoor. Dolphin's Nose is ideal for outdoor games, like boating and horse riding, as well as picnics.

On the way to Dolphin's Nose, tourists can also visit Lamb's Nose in Coonoor. Dolphin's Nose is around 12 km from the main bus stand of Coonoor and encompasses the area near the Tiger Hills.

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 6
  • Very Good 16
  • Good 5
  • Average 3
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed

33 traveller reviews for Dolphin's Nose

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Abhinav Sahu

  • Tourist
  • Abhinav Sahu
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1214 readers

"Mesmerizing Mountains"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I and my few college friends planned to go to Ooty as it is near from our college. We went there by using train and bus and while returning we took toy train. We visited several places there but among them one was Dolphin's Nose point. It is called Dolphin's Nose because the tip of the mountains looks like it and we can see gigantic mountains left and right of it. It is a must must watch place for those who want to feel the nature closely.
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G thrivikram Kumar

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  • G thrivikram Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 13 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  7882 readers

"Very nice place with good views"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 6, 2016
It was very nice, don't miss it. When I went it was sunny so I was unable to see all the viewpoints. Take instant photos if you want, some guys will be there for this. It will be very nice. You will get very good views.
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Khushbu Rao

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  • Khushbu Rao
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1222 readers

"Awesome view point"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 15, 2015
You should take telescope view here. You can see a hill in Dolphin Nose Shape. Place has monkeys so be careful with your belongings like camera and bags. Go there take some nice pics and just enjoy the mountains, greenery for sometime.
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Raja Shekar

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  • Raja Shekar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2243 readers

"Wonderful place to enjoy the weather"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2015
This is the most beautiful place I never seen before in south India each and every part of the journey is awesome. The clouds are floating and moving on the Nilgiri mountains and the tea gardens around the Dolphin's Nose are best place for photography.
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Rajni Kumari

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  • Rajni Kumari
  • Lives in Vadodara
  • 28 Reviews
  •  59 helpful votes
  •  29377 readers

"Spectacular view from the spot"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
This is really a very inspiring place to go that is really on a high spot in the Nilgiris. It is around 10 km from Coonoor and is about 1000 ft above sea level. It gives you a great view of the valley and the tea gardens. The view is truly spectacular.
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  • Sarbha
  • 5 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  4389 readers

"Not maintained properly and food are charged more"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted Jun 10, 2015
Nothing is there to see, food is not available na no good restaurant so carry food with you. Vendors charge like anything for food and place is not being maintained properly.
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Anagha Asok

  • Connoisseur
  • Anagha Asok
  • 11 Reviews
  •  33 helpful votes
  •  6817 readers

"The Nature Lovers' destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 11, 2014
Dolphin nose known as suicide point in Ooty is one spectacular destination for greenery lovers. One can almost see the entire area under the hill station from here. It has lot of shops where you can get hot chilli bajji too ;)
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  • 7 votes

Raja gopal

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  • Raja gopal
  • Lives in Agra
  • 5 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  8367 readers

"Needs to improve in facilities"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 3, 2014
Its worth seeing place the problem is that there are no toilets or not able use it, no food worth is available below international standard, facilities it can be improved a lot.
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  • 7 votes

Abhishek Srivastav

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  • Abhishek Srivastav
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
  •  14081 readers

"Good place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2014
The view from the peak is very beautiful. Its good to visit the place at sunrise. We booked a cab and visited the place. It will take around 30 - 45 mins from Ooty Lake. Families with kids can reach there but elderly should take care of the kids as there are steep rise at the point.
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  • 8 votes

Besto Mathew

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  • Besto Mathew
  • Lives in Thrissur
  • 6 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  5362 readers

"Eatables available, very high place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 12, 2014
Dolphin nose is a place in heights, we can see the area in very high, there are binoculars to look around and monkeys also. Best view point, snacks and food available.
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  • 7 votes

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