Holiday Overview

Sims Park
Nilgiri Heritage Train
View from Dolphins Nose
View from Dolphins Nose
Lambs Rock

Coonoor Getaway is a popular getaway for off-beat travellers or those who prefer to stay away from touristy Ooty.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Coonoor
  • Day-2 Sightseeing around Coonoor
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Coonoor - Sims Park (2.50 kms), Dolphins Nose Coonoor (10.00 kms), Droog Fort Trek (10.00 kms), Catherine Falls (20.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Coimbatore Departure - Coimbatore
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Mudumalai (Masinagudi), a nature centric getaway is a popular extension option that goes well alongwith Coonoor.

  • Coimbatore to Coonoor -64 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Coonoor to Coimbatore -64 kms (1.5 hrs)

Coimbatore - Coonoor(2) - Coimbatore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Coonoor Arrival at Coonoor (4500 ft asl). Possible evening visit in evening to Dolphin’s Nose point and Catherine Falls.

Day-2 Sightseeing around Coonoor Local sightseeing at Sim's park and Droog's Fort. Based on where the guest is staying, one can also opt for activities such as Horse Riding, Rock Climbing, River Crossing, Fishing (Carp and Trout), Open Jeep Rides etc. Guests can also opt for a short Nilgiri heritage train ride between Metupalayam and Ooty (Tickets to be booked in advance).

Day-3 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Coonoor :

  • Sims Park - Sims Park is a botanical garden spread over 12 hactres having a collection of over 1,000 plant species.

  • Dolphins Nose Coonoor - Dolphins Nose Viewpoint is 10 km from Coonoor. It provides a panoramic view of the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls.

  • Droog Fort Trek - 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.

  • Catherine Falls - Catherine Falls is a double-cascaded waterfall (250 ft height) located near Kotagiri and It is also a major tourist attraction.

Destination Overview

Coimbatore - Coimbatore is the second largest city in state of Tamil Nadu and a major textile and engineering hub. The plantation areas Coonnor and Valparai and hill station of ooty and kodaikanal are accessible from here.

Coonoor - Coonoor is the tea plantation area located at an altitude of 5000+ ft asl, at 19 km to the south of Ooty. Coonoor provides the traveler with the panoramic view of the green Nilgiri hills, home to a number of homestays and heritage stays. The area is excellent for bird watching.

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  • Coimbatore to Coonoor -64 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Coonoor to Coimbatore -64 kms (1.5 hrs)

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  • Coimbatore to Coonoor -64 kms (1.5 hrs)
  • Coonoor to Coimbatore -64 kms (1.5 hrs)

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Off-beat travelers may opt for a Plantation homestay in Coonoor.

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