Coonoor – Hill Station In South India
Coonoor, a village of hillocks, is the second largest hill station, in the Nilgiris perched at an elevation of 1839 metres. It is a wonderful weekend gateway for the people in Coimbatore. It is located in Tamil Nadu state and hardly 17 km away from the famous hill station Ooty. It was discovered by the Britishers in the 19th century.
People visiting Nilgiri ranges love to hang around Coonoor in the search of solitude and adventure. It is reachable by both roads and railways. It lies between the station Mettupalayam and Ooty on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway popularly known as toy train. This train tours in the midst of Nilgiri Mountains showing the overwhelming lush green Nilgiri’s tableau and is best to opt for the tourists to enjoy the scenic journey.
Coonoor is also famous for tea plantation and fruit festivals and tourism activities. The whole location is filled with the aroma of tea plants. The tract around the Coonoor, offer the perfect landscape which is ideal for trekking and hiking. The stoic Nilgiri range is full alluring sights and endows scenic beauty, the tea gardens with sparkling vegetation in the terraced farms, the destination shelter variety of birds such as cuckoos, eagles, vultures, song birds, larks, thrushes, babblers and robins, the meadows, salubrious climate. Situated as it is on hilly ranges, the entire area is full of undulations, deep curves and steep slopes.
The main attraction spots in Coonoor are Sim’s park, Pomological station, Dolphin’s nose, Law’s falls and lamb’s rock. Sim’s park is a well maintained botanical garden. The Pomological station is a research station for pomegranates and apricots in the region. The Sim’s park and the Pasteur Institute are the glories of this city. The Nilgiri district has always had the prestige of being one of the finest tea growing tracts in the world, vast vistas of tea gardens around Coonoor add to the natural bloom of the entire valley.
The best feature of Coonoor is its climate which remains pleasant throughout the year and attracts the numbers of tourists. The best time to visit Coonoor is the summer season when the temperature ranges between 10C-25C. Coonoor Horticulture Society holds a Fruit Show at Sim’s park from December to February. The Coonoor and its neighboring parts are always been the favorite spots for film makers. It is full of accommodation facilities suite all kind of budget. The restaurants and eateries offer all type of cuisines. A lovely place for the adventure fanatics, in the lap of nature where you can enjoy and get peace of mind.