Friday, 20 December 2013

Coonoor India

Coonoor India

Coonoor  a municipality in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea.Mist-clad Nilgiri hills, the bright green of the tea estates contrasting sharply against the red poinsettias and quaint bungalows that speak stories of what this was. It was once home to the Coons tribe, and possibly that's where the name comes from. Of course, legends have it that Coonoor owes its name to the kurinji flowers that bloom on its slopes every 12 years, bathing in a sheer blue. Whatever be the reason, this British town retains some of its colonial flavour - in the old-world cottages with names with Honeysuckle Views, in lanes called Elk Hill and in the quiet final resting places shaded by drooping trees. Trip to the hot-spots, trek as much as you wish and gulp endless cups of the aromatic Nilgiri tea.
Coonoor India


Sim's Park

The Sim's Park is an important place to visit in Coonoor. Spread in an area of 12 ha, the park has a collection of over 1,000 plant species, including magnolia, pines, tree ferns, and camellia. The botanical garden is partly developed in the Japanese style and derived its name from J. D. Sim, the secretary of the Madras Club in 1874. The key attraction of the park is the annual fruit and vegetable show held in May.

Pomological Station

The institute is a research centre of the State Agricultural Department for persimmon, pomegranates, and apricot.

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 but also of Catherine Falls.

Lamb’s Rock

Lamb's Rock On the 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.

Droog Fort

At a distance of 13 km from Coonoor, the Droog takes one into the past, with the ruins of a fort, which was once used by Tipu Sultan in the 18th century.

Law's Falls

The majestic falls are 5 km from Coonoor, on the way to Mettupalayam.


The hill station of Ooty, also known as the Queen of Hill Stations is 19 km northwest of Coonoor. Ooty is an immensely popular tourist destination. Like Coonoor, Ooty is also set amongst the green setting of the Nilgiri hills and has many lakes, gardens, and buildings featuring colonial architecture.

Katary Falls

The main place of attraction is the power station which supplies a power of 1000KW near Selas.

Coonoor India

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