Coonoor Places of Interest

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 visitors.

Droog :

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 - 643001.

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 : 0423-2233770.

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