Best Things To Do In Coonoor, India: Selfies And Scenery

things to do in coonoor india

Whether it is for a weekend trip or a long holiday break, hill stations have always been the most preferred vacation places, especially for romantic couples. And for travellers who are planning to visit India or are already in India for a spellbinding tour, exploring the hills in South India should always be on their travel itinerary. Talking about hill stations in South India, Coonoor is a place full of scenic beauty that you have to see to believe.

Coonoor is a small, yet beautiful hill station situated in the heart of the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, India. Located at an elevation of 1800 meters (5905.5 feet) above sea level, Coonoor is an exquisite tourist place, adjacent to the renowned and wonderful hill station, known as Ooty. There are a plethora of places to explore in Coonoor. Here is a list of the best places to experience while you are in there.

1. Law's Fall Beautiful Law's falls in Coonoor

Posted by Nilgiri Boys on Friday, 4 September 2015

Located 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) outside the Coonoor hill station, Law’s Fall is an amazing place to chill out with your friends and family and is the perfect place to take selfies. The cool breeze and milky white waterfall highlight the exotic scenic beauty of this place. Law’s Fall is surrounded by mesmerising hills, covered in greenery as if Mother Nature has draped her child with a green blanket. The fall has a total height of 55 meters (180 feet).

Law's Fall

Address: Mettupalayam Road, 5 km (3.1 miles) from Coonoor, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 643101, India

Price: Free

Duration: around 2 hours required.

2. Dolphin’s Nose

View from the Dolphin Peak in Ooty,Tamil Nadu
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user KARTY JazZ used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Dolphin’s Nose is an amazing tourist spot situated 30.5 meters (1000 feet) above sea level. The place is named after its resemblance to the nose of a dolphin. Dolphin’s Nose is an enormous piece of rock that has a unique shape. The origination of this spot is natural and provides a beautiful view of the Catherine Falls.

Dolphin’s Nose

Address: 10 km (6.2 miles) from Coonoor Centre, Coonoor, Ooty, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu 643001, India

Price: Free

Opening Hours: 8am - 6pm. All days of the week.

Duration: around 1 hour required.

3. Lamb’s Rock

Lamb's Rock is a tourist spot in #Coonoor

Posted by Namaste india trip on Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Lamb’s Rock is 8 kilometres (5 miles) away from Coonoor Hill Station and located on the slopes of the Nilgiri hills, which gives an authentic view of Coimbatore plains as well as the tea and coffee estates of Tamil Nadu. It’s heaven for tea and coffee lovers.

Lamb's Rock

Address: Guernsey, Coonoor, Niligiris, Tamil Nadu 643101, India

Price: Free

Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset

Duration: around 1 hour required.

4. Sim’s Park

Sim's Park, Coonoor
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Lokesh Ramachandra used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Authentic greenery and serenity hover over this place. Sim’s Park is located a few kilometres away from Coonoor Hill Station and is the best place to relax in the lap of nature. The colourful flowers and green leafy atmosphere can easily relieve your stress and lift you up to a state of calmness.

Sim’s Park

Address: Attadi, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 643101

Price: Free

Opening Hours: 7am - 6pm.

Duration: around 1.5 hours required.

Contact: +91 423 2230395

5. Highfield Tea Estate Tour

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Highfield Tea Estate Tour is an interesting tour of the Highfield tea factory. This tour is designed to show travellers an authentic South Indian tea estate and you can experience the entire process of tea making from picking the tea leaves to chopping, drying and finally, tasting. You can also buy different kinds of fresh teas from here.

Highfield Tea Estate Tour

Address: Coonoor-Kattabettu-Kotagiri Road, Attadi, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 643231

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm.

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Contact: +91 944 3078488

6. Droog Fort

Droog fort in Coonoor

Posted by Arun Kumar on Saturday, 6 September 2014

Droog Fort is an amazing place to visit if you are looking to explore something historic. The fort was used by Tipu Sultan as an outpost during the 18th century and it is a trekker’s delight. Though it is a worn out fort, the charm of its impressive location fascinates countless tourists.

Droog Fort

Address: Coonoor, The Nilgiris, Ooty region, Tamil Nadu, India

Duration: around 2 hours required.

7. Kotagiri

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user earnest.edison9 used under CC BY 2.0

This charming town of Kotagiri is located in the Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu. It sits at an elevation of 1700 meters (5577 feet) above sea level and is quite a chilling place. Kotagiri means ‘mountains of the Kotas.’ The Kota are a tribe that have been living in the Nilgiri hills for ages and around 14 different enchanting villages fall under the umbrella of Kotagiri province. The scenic beauty and serenity of all these villages make Kotagiri a must visit place for every traveler.


Address: Kotagiri, Tamil Nadu, India

Price: Free

8. Wellington Town

St George's church

Posted by Charles Dominic on Monday, 6 March 2017

If you’re looking to enjoy the beauty and culture of Coonoor hills, this town is another must visit stop for your list. The main attraction of this town is the historic Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) which was established in 1905. Wellington Town is located in the heart of Coonoor and its greenery and neat environment are intriguing enough that you’ll certainly want to experience and capture it in your camera. However, make sure you pre-book your stay in Wellington Town as it is always full of tourists searching for their own piece of serenity in the greenery.

Wellington Town

Address: Wellington, Nilgiris, Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 643231, India

Price: Free

Duration: around 3 hours required.

9. Ketti Valley

On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. - Jules Renard #AroundNilgiris Here's our little piece of heaven we see everyday! A spectacular view of the Ketti Valley!!

Posted by Light & Life Academy on Sunday, 3 April 2016

Just a few kilometres away from the Coonoor hills, you will find this amazing viewpoint called Katti Valley. It is the second largest valley in the world. Ketti Valley is the home to the biggest needles manufacturing companies of India. So it is generally known as the ‘Revenue Village’ of the Nilgiri District. The village of Ketti is located at the midway of Coonoor and Ooty, which is a beautiful picturesque road that makes this short travel worthwhile.

Ketti Valley

Website: Ooty Visit - Ketti Valley

10. Katherine Falls

Katherine Falls as seen from Lamb's Rock Viewpoint. Katherine Falls as seen from Lamb's Rock Viewpoint, Coonoor

Posted by Nilgiri Boys on Thursday, 25 April 2013

For its serene and scenic beauty, the Katherine Falls are an extraordinary place to visit. Situated in the Kotagiri hills of the Nilgiri district, the Katherine Falls are a double-cascade waterfall, with a height of 76 meters (250 feet).

Katherine Falls

Address: Mettupalayam Road, 8 Km From Kotagiri, Kotagiri Coonoor, Tamil Nadu 643217, India

Price: Free

Opening Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Duration: around 2 hours required.

Capture the beauty!

Coonoor is the perfect place to enjoy a family vacation and relieve yourselves from the severe heat of the rest of the country. Plan your trip to Coonoor, bring your friends and family and have a relaxing vacation during your summer holiday.

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