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About Coonoor

With tea plantations spread across misty mountains, this little gem in South India is relatively unexplored and indeed that is what makes it so charming! Tucked away in the Nilgiri or the blue mountain range, this hill station is dotted with Colonial architecture and is great for exploring on foot.

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Sight Seeing

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Dolphin’s Nose

This curiously-named viewpoint about 10km from Coonoor town is popular with locals and tourists alike. On a good day, you can gaze down the valley at the city. Lamb’s Rock, further along the road, is a pretty spot for a picnic with unparalleled views of tea and coffee plantations.
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Catherine Falls

A short drive from town, these falls cascade down the Nilgiri Mountains and are a beautiful sight during the rains. The last 3km must be traversed on foot and it is a picturesque sight as the trail meanders through pretty tea estates.
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Droog Fort

Droog Fort once served as an outpost of the king of Mysore, and today is a popular picnic spot reached at the end of an exhilarating trek. All that now remains of the fort is a watchtower, but the sweeping views and the possibility of glorious bird sightings makes it a must-visit.

Activities To Do

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Surround yourself with colour

Set in Upper Coonoor, the twelve-hectare Sims Park botanical garden is a mystical area with plant species from across the continent. These species include magnolias, ferns, roses and camellia. Walk among terraced gardens that burst with colours and perfume the air when the flowerbeds are in bloom.
Time : 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Play a round of golf

Test your golf skills at the scenic eighteen-hole golf course of the Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course. Set on a lush hill and surrounded by babbling brooks and thick foliage, this very well-maintained patch is an absolute pleasure to play on.
Time : 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Sample local tea

With acres and acres covered in tea plantations, it would be a shame to leave Coonoor without sampling some varieties of Nilgiri tea. Spend an afternoon savouring the subtle flavours of this much-loved drink.

Shopping

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Contribute to a cause

Started as an initiative, to promote rural livelihood, Green Shop stocks quirky organic goods like beeswax candles and balms, green-pepper preserves and natural soaps made by local farmers and gatherers there.
Time : 10:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Indulge your sweet tooth

Coonoor is renowned for its home-made chocolate. Choco Galleria in nearby Ooty offers flavours ranging from coffee, cherry and brandy to rum and raisin, cashew and almond. Sugar-free varieties of chocolates are available for guilt-free indulgence too.
Time : 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Buy beautiful tribal crafts

The government-run Toda Handicrafts Sale Emporium sells products created by the Todas, the traditional tribe of the Nilgiris. The distinctive embroidery uses wool threads in just red and black on a cotton background to create striking patterns.
Time : 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Explore the great outdoors: Enjoy the views from Dolphin’s Nose and Catherine Falls, spend the evening in a park and buy local crafts and chocolates.
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Drive up to Dolphin’s Nose
Take a Walk to Catherine Falls
Wander Around Sim’s Park
Pick up Sinful Treats
Buy Local Crafts at Toda Handicrafts Sale Emporium
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