Charismatic and pretty, Coonoor is regarded as peaceful little hill station nestled in the Nilgiri Hills. The verdant hills of Coonoor are speckled with tea plantations, gardens and flowers. The entire hill station shows up uncontaminated, leisurely grace, giving it a truly serene sojourn. Coonoor is certainly less commercialized and has a more expectable weather conditions. The drive to Coonoor is enjoyable breath-taking and serves through meandering track ways. This picturesque hill station makes an ideal place for lovely honeymoon destination, the sprawling tea gardens and the lush green hills. The sight of several bungalows, with smartly designed lattice windows and amazingly trimmed lawns, gives Coonoor a paradise-like feel.
Coonoor has NO direct flights. The nearest airport is Coimbatore around 70 kms away. However, a proper international airport is at Bangalore, which is 300 kms away.
The Toy Train route!
Coonoor sits on the Mettupalayam to Ooty meter gauge railway section. From Ooty there are a couple of trains running towards Conoor. However, from Mettupalayam, only a single train runs towards Ooty!
Please note that from Coimbatore ONLY one train extends to Mettupalayam. Train enthusiasts should note this point before chalking any itinerary.
Coimbatore & Bangalore are the real rail-heads having connections to major cities.
Buses & taxies are the other options to reach Coonoor. By road Mettupalayam is 35 km away and Ooty just 21 km.
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Coonoor is a mid-altitude hill station where frosts are rare when compared to Ooty. Weather is welcome throughout the year and people return singing praises. Monsoons are a tricky proposition but those daring people also enjoy the exquisite environs.... read more...
Fruit and Vegetable Festival
This festival is organized in May each year. The festival is hosted at the Sim’s park and appeals to imagination of tourists from different parts of globe.
Tea and Tourism Festival
This festival is popular in Coonoor too, and is organized in January. The specialty of this festival is tea, and therefore, it attracts tea connoisseurs from different countries.
There are several small and medium sized shops offering wide range of embroidered shawls, apparels, artifacts, antique products,handicraft items etc.Popular delicacies include jams made from peach, pear, passion fruit and mulberry.
If you have penchant for Irish and Belgian table sets, Indian handlooms, shadow-worked bed sheets and several South Indian artifacts, get ready toshop for them at handicraft emporiums. Coonoor is also popular for pure lavender and Eucalyptus oil.
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