Another beautiful hill station of Nilgiri – Coonoor

Jul 22 21:26 2015 Dimpy Roy Print This Article

Coonoor is an ideal place for a refreshing escape. The charming nature welcomes you warm-heartedly. This serene green valley is a good destination for weekend trip. Here is a short description of the place.

 

Toy trains connect Muttupalayam to Ooty and on your way to Ooty,Guest Posting you will find another amazing hill station of Nilgiri - Coonoor. Coonoor is the first of the series of the three hill stations around here. The Nilgiri Hills are famous for its majestic hill stations. Coonoor is located at an average altitude of 1,800 m above the sea level and it is only 19 km from Ooty. Coonoor is famous for its green environment and for the rich variety of flora and fauna. It offers a perfect setting for hiking and trekking. This hill town is also famous for tea plantation. Coonoor is an ideal place for a leisure trip with family and friends.

 

Visitors can take a walk through the slopes of the tea gardens. Coonoor provides a panoramic view of Nilgiri hills. Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint, which is 10 km away, is a very popular place to visit. It is about 1000 feet above the sea level and a spectacular spot to enjoy. Ravines are there on both the sides of this huge rock formation. The tip of the peak is like a dolphin’s nose. Dolphin viewpoint provides a wonderful view of the famous Catherine Falls which is a double-cascaded waterfall. Geddhehaada was the native of Catherine Falls.

 

Tamil Nadu is one of the tourism hubs of India. Tamil Nadu is blessed with a varied and rich nature. The hill stations of Tamil Nadu are full of rich flora and fauna, the beautiful landscape is breathtaking. Coonoor plays an important part in Tamil Nadu’s tourism. Sim’s Park is another attraction of Coonoor and it has several varieties of plants. In the summer, the park also hosts an annual “Fruit Show”. This year it was held on 23 and 24 May.

 

Those who love trekking can trek from Lady Canning’s Seat to Dolphin’s Nose and Law’s fall to Droog. Due to high altitude, Coonoor is a subtropical highland climate area and so it enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. In the summer also, trekking and sightseeing is not difficult. Every year a bulk of tourists travel to Coonoor and Ooty. Summer is the best time to visit Coonoor, however, few backpackers visit in winters. There are enough hotels in Coonoor with rates from which the visitors can choose according to their preference.

 

Bus services are really good in Coonoor. Both, state-owned and numerous private buses operate from Ooty, Mysore, Coimbatore, Bangalore and etc. NH 67 connects Coonoor and it is one of the main access route for the entire district. Mettupalayam is the nearest rail station, which is 46 km away. UNESCO declared the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as a World Heritage Site. A ride in the toy train from Mettupalayam to Coonoor is a great experience. The toy train ride offers a panoramic view of the Nilgiri. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport which is connected by regular flights with other major cities of the country.

 

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Dimpy Roy
Dimpy Roy

Dimpy Roy, a travel blogger, writes about best hotels in Coonoor with rates for frequent travelers. She writes about places to visit there, Dolphin’s Nose, things to do etc.

 

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