18 km from Ooty.
Coonoor is a town and a
municipality in the Nilgiris district in
the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is
known for its production of Nilgiri tea.
Coonoor is located at an altitude
of 1,800 m above sea level, and is the
second largest hill station in the
Nilgiri hills. It is an ideal base for a
number of trekking expeditions leading
into the Nilgiris.
Bhavani Lake (Upper) :
This lake is within the Mukurthi
National Park and also largely off limits to
At a distance of 13 km from
Coonoor, Droog takes one into the past, with the
ruins of a fort was once used by Tipu Sultan in
the 16th century.
Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint
The Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint is 10 km from
Coonoor. It not only provides a panoramic view
of the vast expanse of the Nilgiri Hills.
Lady Canning's Seat:
Lady Canning's seat is a couple of kilometers further on the road from Lamb's Rock. While her husband, Viceroy Lord Canning was busy mending the aftermath of the 1857 uprising against the British, Lady Canning used to spend her time in the cool niches of Coonoor riding, sketching, painting and botanising and the enchanting crest of the commanding hills here was her seat. Shouldered by the rising hillsides, the gorgeous looking haunts below were used to be called "Butterfly country" by the tribals of bygone days.
Laws Falls :
This is located 7 km from Coonoor.
Laws falls is a paradise for naturalists. The
waterfall is very wild and rockey.
Katery Falls :
This is located on Kundha road
about 10 kms from Coonoor bus stand. the third
largest falls in the Nilgiris.
Lamb’s Rock :
On way to Dolphin’s Nose, about
5½ km from Coonoor, lies Lamb’s Rock, another
vantage point to view the fantastic landscape
and the tea and coffee plantations.
Mukkurthi National Park :
Located on the high
altitudes of the Nilgiris, interspersed with
temperate sholas. This park is also a part of
Nilgiri Bio-sphere reserve and situated 40 KMs
from Udhagamandalam. Trekking routes exist from
Parsan valley, Portimund, Pykara etc. Trout
fishing is recommended in the rivers and lakes
of Mukurthi. Best Season: February to May,
September to November. Wildlife Warden,
Mahalingam buildings, Coonoor Road, Udhayagari -
Pagasuran Hill :
It is situated 13 Kms from
Coonoor by the name of ‘Thurug’ hill. It is
called as Pagasuran Hill. A fort built by Tipu
Sultan is situated in this hill.
Sim’s Park :
It is the upper Coonoor on the
Kothagiri road. Fruits and vegetable show is
held during May every year. Entrance Fees :
Adult : Rs. 5, Children : Rs. 2, Camera : Rs.
25, Video Camera : Rs. 500.
Wellington Staff College:
On the way to Coonoor from Ooty
is Wellington, the military town with rows and
rows of barracks. The Indian Army and the
Defence Staff College are located here. Ph :