Coonoor: The Paradise in Nilgiris Mountains

Coonoor is a small Taluk, in the Nilgiris district of the southern state of Tamilnadu. This place is known for its beauty and natural sceneries. The tea plantations, the valleys, the waterfalls, even the graceful roads laid throughout the town is filled with luscious greenery and calming ambience. 

WHAT IS SPECIAL IN COONOOR?

BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN COONOOR

  • Sim’s Park: Sim’s Park is a botanical hub housing hundreds of trees and flowering plants. This includes exotic species as well as indigenous species. The landscape is elegant and filled with greeneries, and is a treat to the eyes. This is a perfect spot for relaxing, and enjoying ourselves with our loved ones and going for strolls.
Sim’s Park, Coonoor
Sim’s Park, Coonoor
  • Droog Fort: The fort, once praised as an architectural marvel, is now attracting tourists to see its ruins. The fort is one of the most visited in the southern part of the country and is one of the best spots for trekking. The watchtower by the fort is another major attraction, because the top of the tower gives an excellent viewpoint of the area, and can be used for birdwatching.
Droog Fort, Coonoor
Droog Fort, Coonoor

Heritage Train: Nilgiri Mountain Railways

This is one of the core attractions of the place. The toy train, which lazily zooms through some of the most beautiful valleys, ridges, and tea plantations that will take your breath away. There are two routes that are usually taken: one is through the famous tea gardens in the Nilgiris, and the other is through the mountain tops.

Heritage Train: Nilgiri mountain railways
Heritage Train: Nilgiri mountain railways, Coonoor

BEST FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION

BEST RESTAURANTS IN COONOOR

  1. Quality Restaurant: The restaurant is strategically located for the convenience of tourists. The restaurant offers multi-cuisine foods for the customers with a big menu. The service is very good and is fast. Sunday is an off day for the restaurant. Homely Restaurant: The restaurant is famous for its meat dishes, among a wide variety of food choices on the menu. The price is very reasonable for the quality of service.
  2. La Belle Vie: The restaurant offers a colonial charm to visitors. The service is commendable and the food served is very good. The fish items on the menu are one of the most popular choices for travellers. 

ACCOMMODATION: HOTELS IN COONOOR

  1. The Xanadu: The ambience provided in the deluxe resort complements the ambience of Coonoor. The location is at the edge of a cliff, which offers an amazing view of the Nilgiri hills. The rooms are spacious and have a garden view from the veranda. The room service is quite responsive. 
  2. Hilltop Villa: The location is along the Shola Hills, and is the perfect place for a calming retreat. The European mansion has spacious rooms, with amenities such as a jacuzzi tub, and a walkout balcony. The breakfast provided is vegetarian with a customisable menu for lunch and dinner.

WHAT SHOULD I BUY FROM COONOOR?

  • TEA: If you are a TEA lover, here is a delightful place for you. You can try a variety of teas like chocolate tea, ginger tea, lemon tea and many more from here.
  • CHOCOLATE: Most Popular things in Coonoor include its local chocolates. Don’t forget to buy the sweetness of Coonoor before returning home.
  • GOURMET CHEESE: Another famous thing in Coonoor is gourmet cheese.
  • This place is also famous for handmade antique collections, shawls and handlooms.

HOW TO REACH COONOOR

Coimbatore airport is the closest airport to Coonoor, which is almost 45kms away. There are regular services that connect to major cities of the country, and some international locations. 

For domestic travel, Coonoor is connected to the other cities via rails. There are two railway stations in the Coonoor area; Coonoor and Hillgrove railway stations. The railway station has regular services and is the preferred mode of transport for domestic travellers.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT COONOOR?

The best time to visit hilly areas like Coonoor is the winter season. From October-March, the season changes from monsoon to winter and then to the onset of summer. The winter season adds an out of the world beauty to Connor as the hilly areas get covered in mist and chilly breeze. This provides a magical experience for the visitor.

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