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Coonoor - Queen Of The Nilgiris
Coonoor - Fast Facts
Location - 19-km Away From Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
Area - 14-sq-kms.
Population - 48,000 (1991 Census).
Best Time - November-February.
STD Code - 0423
Languages - Tamil and English.
Coonoor - Attractions
¤ Sim's Park
¤ Lamb's Rock
¤ Law's Falls
¤ Dolphin's Nose
¤ Droog Fort
Tamil Nadu - Attractions

Conoor is the first of the three hill stations of the Nilgiris that provides the travellers with the panoramic view of the lush green hills, vallleys and waterfalls. The place is located at an altitude of 1839 metres and has a certain amount of untouched charm linked to it. Great colour and moniker is provided to the blue mountains when after every 12 years blue kurunji flower blooms. It is also said to be a small tea garden town, where the very sight of the emerald green of the tea bushes, purple morning glory and golden sunflowers will overshadow the so called other pride possessions of your life.

Chief Draws Of Coonoor

Once you are in Coonoor, leave all your worries aside and take leisurely trips to the nearby tourist gawk-spots. However the best thing Coonoor has to offer is the beautiful-

Sim's Park - This park came in to being in 1874. The park houses winding footpaths, pergolas, gazebos, a lily pond and a dense shola skirting it. It has a treasure of marvellous trees as many as 1,000 species including the Burma teak, the rudraksh, mahogany, birch, Spanish cherry. In season the rose garden proves to be a great delight6 for our eyes. An annual Fruit and Vegetable Show is held in the Sim's Park in May.

Coonoor

Lamb's Rock - It is 8 Kms from Coonoor on the way to Dolphin's Nose. It commands a grand view of the Coimbatore Plains. It is a favourite place for tourists.

Law's Falls - The height of the falls is about 180 ft and is located on the Mettupalayam Road, 7 km from Coonoor.

Dolphin's Nose - This is a huge rock that resembles a dolphin's nose. The place is also a great picnic spot.

Droog Fort - This fort, towering 6,000 ft above the plains was once used by Tipu Sultan as an outpost. One can relish the awesome views that the place offers. Droog is also called by name of Bakasura Malai.

Delightful Treat

The toy train ride from Coonoor to Ooty gives immense hour of joy and extreme pleasure to all the kids. The train journey offer them endless vistas. Coonoor offers a perfect place for enjoying adventure sports including trekking, hikking, mountaineering and rafting.

Take Aways

There is plenty to keep the shopper occupied and pleased at the hill resort of Coonoor. All the shopping savvy people can stock up exquisite house hold linen, handkerchiefs with petit point embroidery, Irish and Belgian table sets and shadow- worked bed sheets. A shop named Needlecraft offers lovely linen. There are certain stores like the Fine Things boutique for a fine selection of Coimbatore, Mangalgiri and other south cotton cloth. There are women in Coonoor who make bottle and sell fruit nectars, mulberry, passion fruit, strawberry, peach and pear.

Fuel The Appetite

Restaurants like Kwality's and the Velan Hotel Ritz serve multi- cuisine fare. Specialities of the place is rajma and the ever -popular avare beans, which is sumptuous. There is also The Only Place restaurant at Bedford Circle where one can relish fast food. The Laxmi Hotel on Mount Road is also too good for south Indian meals and tiffin.

Taj Garden Retreat - Coonoor

Living Delight

The Changing Wind

The hill station of Coonoor experiences a milder climate which makes it an ideal spot to visit.
Annual Mean Rainfall 991 mm
Maximum Temperature 24.3°C
Minimum Temperature 4.8°C
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