(6000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Tamil Nadu | India
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Coonoor is categorised as Plantations

Sims Park
Lambs Rock
View from Dolphins Nose
Pasteur Institute (Nivalink Trip Dated - 14 April 2011)
Nilgiri Heritage Train

Reasons to Visit
  • Coonoor is tea plantation area located at an altitude of 5000+ ft asl, at 19 km to the south of Ooty and is accessible by a heritage train and road.
  • Coonoor provides the traveler with the panoramic view of the green Nilgiri hills.
  • Bird watching is popular in Coonoor as the area as large variety of species like cormorants, pipits, thrushes, parakeets, skylarks, Nilgiri verditer, etc.
  • Travelers can take a walk through the tea gardens. There are number of hiking trails around Coonoor
  • There are several scenic areas around Coonoor. And hence the area around Coonoor has been used as the backdrop for several movies made by Indian and foreign filmmakers.
  • Coonoor is recommended for experiential traveller / inbound traveller and guests looking for quiet off-beat stays.
  • Nature centric Destinations in Tamil Nadu offering Bird watching"Coonoor (25 kms from Ooty and 70 kms from Coimbatore) is home to many Tea plantations and plantation bungalows. Area around Coonoor is renowned for bird watching. There are number of bird watching sites which guests can explore on their own such as Pomology station, Lambs rock and Avalanche area besides generally exploring plantations via a plantation walk. "
  • Destinations in South India offering Tea Plantation Experience"Coonoor (70 kms from Coimbatore) is tea plantation area located at an altitude of 5000+ ft asl, at 19 kms south of Ooty. Coonoor is where guests arrive for a stay in plantation bungalows and heritage homestays. Coonoor is therefore recommended for heritage / Inbound / Experiential / Offbeat travellers."
Access Information

Coonoor has 12 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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3 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Coonoor

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)2

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List of Holidays for Coonoor


  • Coonoor Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Coonoor - Masinagudi Break (6 Nights)
  • Ooty - Coonoor Break (4 Nights)

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Coonoor has 3 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Airport Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Coimbatore Airport and CoonoorRs. 3334

Day Sightseeing

ServicesRates Starting From
Coimbatore to Ooty and Coonoor day visit and backRs. 4107

Railway Station Pickup or Drop

ServicesRates Starting From
Pickup/Drop between Coimbatore Railway Station and CoonoorRs. 3334

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Coonoor has Add Ons approved and listed with Nivalink.

5 Travel Ideas listed for Coonoor. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Coonoor - An Experiential Plantation Getaway
  • Heritage Train Experience - Ooty

Stay Ideas

  • Acres Wild Farmstay experience
  • Kurumba Village Resort experience
  • Oland Estate – Wildlife, Bird watching and Plantation Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Sims Park is a botanical garden spread over 12 hactres having a collection of over 1,000 plant species.
    Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor is one of the leading Institute in the production of Antirabies Vaccine and DPT group of Vaccines for the Expanded Programme of Immunization of Govt. of India
    Research Centre
    Laws Falls are set at 5 kms from Coonoor on Mtupallayam road. They are a popular tourist attraction
    Natural Wonders
    Lambs Rock is a view point offering views of the tea and coffee plantations
    View Point
    Valley Views
    Dolphins Nose Viewpoint is 10 km from Coonoor. It provides a panoramic view of the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls.
    View Point
    Valley Views
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall (250 ft height) located near Kotagiri and It is also a major tourist attraction.
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a heritage train service running from Metupallayam to Ooty via Coonoor. The train covers a distance of 41.8 kms travelling through 208 curves, 16 tunnels, and 250 bridges.
    Activity, Heritage Site
    UNESCO Heritage Site, Heritage Train Journies, Heritage Train
    Droog Fort is the erstwhile outpost of Tipu Sultan. Droog fort is approachable from Coonoor and requires an uphil trek. Level of difficulty is medium.

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Coimbatore HighwayArea about 2-5 kms from Coonoor on the Coimbatore highway offering green forested surroundings and valley views all roung the year.Transit/Business/Holiday-
Coonoor Town outskirtsHotel, Resort, bungalows and Homestays situated scattered within 2 kms of the town centre offering a green backdrop all round the year.Holiday/Getaway7
Hill GroveA cut off plantation / forested area between Mettupallayam and Coonoor off Coimbatore highway, excellent for honeymooners, bird watchers and quiet getaway seekers.Getaway/Experiential1
KolacambyKolacamby is located 18 kms South West of Coonoor in the heart of Tea plantation areas of Coonoor.Getaway/Experiential1
Nearest Airport in Coonoor
  • Peelamedu Airport ( CJB ) , Coimbatore-64 Kms
Railway Stations in Coonoor
  • Coonoor ( ONR ), Coonoor
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