The Unique Experience
Have you ever sipped on Nilgiri Tea, and wondered where it came from? Well, it is from the quaint hill station of Coonoor that this famous tea originates. Yes, the name of Coonoor bring to anyone’s mind the splendor of nature, the serene ambiance and the cool pleasant climate that soothes the mind, body, and soul. If there is any place that can come close to being the best out of the top places to visit in Ooty, it has to be Coonoor.
Coonoor is a prime tourist spot of the Nilgiri and is positioned 18 kilometers from Ooty. The other town that is closely situated to it is Mettupalayam which is lodged merely 32 kilometers away. This hill retreat is a paradise for nature lovers as well as bird watchers for here one can spot many different species of birds. Even wildflowers grow here abundantly. The world-famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway operates between Ooty and Coonoor, thereby making it a much-favored travel destination.
Bestowed with nature’s many bounties like waterfalls, meadows, valleys and ravines, Coonoor is heaven for people seeking mental solace. Many come here simply to have a change of weather. Tourists flock to some of Coonoor’swell-known hubs like Sim’s Park, Catherine Falls and Law’s Falls in large numbers.
More about the place
There is much more to Coonoor than what meets the eye. Why don’t you have a look and see what this hill station has to offer you?
Coonoor to Ooty train
Perhaps you have seen Coonoor in many movies, both regionals well as Bollywood. Wondering when, and where did you catch its glimpse? Well, does movie ‘Dil se’ ring any bells? The famous song Chhaiyya Chhaiyya was shot on the famous Nilgiri Mountain Railways that chugs along the ravines and cliffs of the hills in Coonoor. Yes, this is one of the most attractive features to attract visitors here. This toy train operates to and fro Mettupalayam and Ooty, traveling through Coonoor. The joy of being on this train is an out worldly experience in itself and must never be missed in case you have booked for a Ooty tourism package.
If you are into watching birds, then Coonoor is the place to be as its home to many species like larks, vultures, babblers as well as eagles.
Come May, and Sim’s Park becomes the hotspot for hundreds of tourists that come here to see the famous festival of fruits and veggies. Apart from this, the Tea Festival also draws a large chunk of people in January each year.
Places to visit in Ooty and Coonoor in 2 days
Tourists can include a number of attractions in a two day trip to Ooty and Coonoor such as Ooty Lake and Boat Club, Wenlock Downs, Pykara Dam, Pykara Falls, Botanical Gardens, Ketti Valley Viewpoint, Wellington, Sim’s Park and Lamb’s Rock. Visitors can book an overnight stay at Ooty.
Coonoor is a star attraction of any Ooty tourism package. So, do not miss it!
How to reach
Distance in kilometers from - Mettupalayam Railway Station-34 kilometers & Coimbatore Peelamedu Airport-79 kilometers
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