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Beautiful, scenic location

Beautiful, scenic location  Video Review
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High Field Tea Factory

A K
11th Mar 17

Wonderful aroma of tea leaves everywhere

Wonderful aroma of tea leaves everywhere  Video Review
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High Field Tea Factory

A K
11th Mar 17

Sims park

Sims park  Video Review
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Sim's Park

Rana Ari
3rd Nov 17

Tea factory

Tea factory  Video Review
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High Field Tea Factory

Rana Ari
2nd Nov 17

Great garden with magnificent trees

Great garden with magnificent trees  Video Review
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Sim's Park

Santosh Rao
7th Apr 16

Wellington Lake

Wellington Lake  Video Review
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Wellington Lake,Coonoor

Rana Ari
3rd Nov 17

A beautiful place

A beautiful place  Video Review
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Sim's Park

Nishi Bakshi
30th Sep 17

Lush green and small boating

Lush green and small boating  Video Review
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Sim's Park

Abhishek Goel
31st Dec 16

High Field Tea Factory

High Field Tea Factory  Video Review
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High Field Tea Factory

Dr swethakomma
31st Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Coonoor

1Dolphin's nose and Lamb's rock at Coonoor
Dolphin's nose and Lamb's rock at Coonoor

Conoor is 25 km from Kotagiri. Visit Dolphins nose where, "you can see the views and have tea plantation all around and the place where you stand" says HolidayIQ reviewer Ajmal. Also trek to Lamb's rock from where "the forest view at the Lamb's rock is awesome and tea gardens are everywhere" says HolidayIQ reviewer Raja Shekhar. 

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2A Tranquil Oasis
A Tranquil Oasis

HolidayIQ Reviewer Noopur Joshi shares, “This place is a must go in Coonoor. After going to the beautiful tea gardens around this place is a perfect getaway place for a family, couple or lone traveler. This place offers a picturesque site for photography and has a couple of beautiful frames to capture. A special place for nature lovers and you will find numerous bird varieties and a few flower varieties not seen around Coonoor.”  


HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruchi Srivastava shares, “Coonoor Botanical Garden is much better maintained and much better place to visit then the Ooty botanical garden. The ticket to enter the place is 30 Rs per person and place is on the hill. So, when you enter the garden you start going downhill and at the bottom of the hill is a small lake. ” 

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3The second largest hill station in the Nilgiris
The second largest hill station in the Nilgiris

HolidayIQ Reviewer Vijay Anand adds, “People who are sick of riding on cities and highways if they love off road can try this place. Pakkasuran malai is located in foothills of Coonoor. This is one of the remote places. You have to enquire locals for a way to reach there. The nearest known place is nonsuch estate. ”

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4Serene and beautiful Conoor
Serene and beautiful Conoor

HolidayIQ Reviewer Noopur Joshi adds, “Nature delight This place is a must go in Coonoor. After going to the beautiful tea gardens around this place is a perfect getaway place for a family, couple or lone traveller. A special place for nature lovers and you will find numerous bird varieties and a few flower varieties not seen around Coonoor.”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruchi Srivastava says, “Nice place to visit for nature lovers Coonoor Botanical Garden is much better maintained and much better place to visit then the Ooty botanical garden. However, to come back you will have to climb up the hill which can be very tiring on a normal hot day. Garden has the good variety of normal hill flowers and big trees. It is beautiful and a nice place to relax.” 

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5Have A Hot Cup Of Coffee At Coonoor
Have A Hot Cup Of Coffee At Coonoor

HolidayIQ Traveller Sham Prakash says, “Coonoor tea estate and tea factory are a must-visit. Visiting High Field tea factory will give you gyaan of how the green tea leaves turn into the dark brown tea powder. The step-by-step explanation is worth listening to. We could see the entire processing unit. Had a nice time!” Also, “For tea lovers you have a variety of flavors like lemon, masala, clove, cinnamon, classic leaf etc. Try out the chocolate and masala tea, they are awesome,” he adds.

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Reviews (73)

Biswajeet Mishra

Biswajeet Mishra5.0/5

55 reviews

Coonoor the queen city of Ooty

Its a great place to find out all your inner nature peace and hangout with hills and valleys. Peace at its best and you shall enjoy your drive its the best part of your trip the hilly areas and terrain high altitude. Lastly I shall add that if you are tea or coffee lover then it's the best place to get the original one.

Sunil pratap

Sunil pratap3.6/5

2 reviews

Good Quaint city Conoor

Nice quaint and clean city. Lovely climate and good scenery . Overall an awesome trip . Our stay was at a nice Home stay- Strathearn which is right next to Sim's Park on the main Conoor Kotagiri road It belongs to Ms. Linu Kurian who is a gracious hostess. The place is clean, comfortable and she is very attentive to her guests. A must visit place.

Coonoor Overview

History of Coonoor

Coonoor, a small hill station of Tamil Nadu, is situated at a distance of 17 kilometres from Ooty. Located in the Nilgiri ranges, the hill station stands at an elevation of 1,800 metres above sea level. Well connected with major cities of southern India, Coonoor provides opportunity for sightseeing, recreation and excursions in plenty.

People and Culture of Coonoor

The ancient home of the Toda Tribe, Coonoor was discovered by the British in the 19th century. The destination is frequented by tourists and travellers travelling to the Nilgiri ranges in search of solitude and adventure.

Things To Do in Coonoor

The major attraction of Coonoor is Sim's Park, a well maintained botanical garden. The garden, located in the northern side of the railway station, is divided in 8 major sections. Each of these sections features contrasting varieties of flowers, blooming throughout the year.Along with rich flora, varieties of wild flowers and birdlife, the destination provides ample opportunities to engage in trekking and hiking. To get a respite from Indian summers, the township gets over-spilled with holiday makers. Some other well known tourist spots in the township in the serene Nilgiri ranges are Lamb's Rock, Laws falls and The Dolphin Nose Viewpoint. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Toy Train) is one of the oldest mountain railways in India. The train ride in the midst of the Nilgiris, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a major tourist attraction in the region.There are tea gardens with sparkling vegetation in the terraced farms of the Nilgiri ranges.

Along with tourist sites, the destination houses variety of birds such as thrushes, babblers, larks, cuckoos, robins, vultures, eagles and songbirds. Adventure enthusiasts can engage in trekking, golfing and exploring wildlife in the forest reserves.Most of the habitation is spread around tea plantations, which is a main source of living in the township. Along with this, there is a research station for pomegranates and apricots in the region, known as Pomological Station.Coonoor can be visited any time throughout the year. Known as the tea garden town, the meadows, tea bushes and rhododendrons, keep the destination cool and pleasant round the year. Best time to visit Coonoor is between January and May with temperature ranging from 10 C to 25 C, which is ideal for sightseeing. Coonoor Horticulture Society holds a Fruit Show at Sim's park from December to February. Coonoor and places around Coonoor are the favourite spots for filmmakers.

Food and Shopping in Coonoor

Coonoor has much to offer when it comes to food; the city offers all types of cuisines for the tourist. There are many restaurants and small eateries that offer good food.Coonoor is known for its tea plantations, tourists can pick up different flavours of tea here. Coonoor handlooms and household items can also be included in the shopping bag.

Accommodation in Coonoor

Coimbatore serves as the closest airport, at a distance of 110 km to reach Coonoor, from where tourists can hire a cab to Coonoor, which is about 2 hours of journey.Mettupalayam is the nearest railway station at a distance of 46 km from Coonoor. Tourists can also opt to enjoy the scenic journey of 3.5 hours in the Toy Train that ply between Ooty and Mettupalayam passing through Coonoor. There are regular bus services to Coonoor from Coimbatore, Ooty and other major cities of Tamil Nadu. Number of private tourist buses also run to Coonoor from Ooty, Coimbatore and Mettupalayam. There are direct bus services from Bangalore and Mysore to Ooty from where tourists can hire a cab or board bus to Coonoor.

Accommodation Options in Coonoor: Accommodation options in Coonoor are plenty that range from star hotels and luxurious resorts to modern trendy and ethnic cottages. Hotels in Coonoor are available in all ranges to suit any kind of budget.

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Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

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Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

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Mumtaz Nabiuddin

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

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Mumtaz Nabiuddin

Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

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Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

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