What to do and see in Coonoor, India: The Best Places and Tips

February 24, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Coonoor ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a Taluk and a municipality in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Coonoor is located at an altitude of 1,850 m (6,070 ft) above sea level, and is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty. It is an ideal base for a number of trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiris. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport about 79 km from Coonoor town. As of 2011, the town had a population of 45,494. Coonoor is also home to the Pasteur Institute of India, which is responsible for producing Anti-rabies Vaccine and DPT group of Vaccines for the Expanded Program of Immunization of Government of India.
Restaurants in Coonoor

1. Heritage Train

Coonoor, India
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 426 reviews

Heritage Train

Reviewed By Sam E - Mumbai, India

Traveling in a century old train. Booking early is necessary especially for decent seats in first class - as only few are available. Rack and pinion drive on slopes. Looks to be diesel-steam locomotive pulling/pushing the bogies. Worth the experience to see the hills from the train.

2. Sim`s Park

Cantonment Area Road | Attadi, Coonoor 643101, India +91 99405 99567
Excellent
33%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
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4 based on 816 reviews

Sim`s Park

Reviewed By Aanchal26 - New Delhi, India

It was a beautiful park in steps with lots of diffrent & very old flora & fauna. Very nicely maintained & all greenery & nature around you transports you to another world with small beautiful trails leading you to scenic points. Definitely worth a visit . Dont miss it at all.

3. Highfield Tea Factory

Coonoor-Kattabettu-Kotagiri Rd, Coonoor 643101, India
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 256 reviews

Highfield Tea Factory

Reviewed By AjLud - Coonoor, India

Tucked away on a nondescript hillside, and away from the regular traffic, this estate & factory lie down-slope from the Coonoor-Kotagiri district road, about 2 km from Sim's Park.
The factory is open to visitors with a prior tie-up.
Good for a 30-min detour, if you have the time.
Can buy factory-fresh tea.

4. Dolphin's Nose

10 km from Coonoor Centre, Coonoor 643101, India +91 95621 07572
Excellent
24%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
6%
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3.5 based on 539 reviews

Dolphin's Nose

Reviewed By sawhneysaab - Delhi

One of the typical places to visit when you're in / around ooty. The destination isn't as good as the journey.

5. Lamb's Rock

Lamb's Rock, Coonoor 643101, India +91 89032 49445
Excellent
20%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
7%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 342 reviews

Lamb's Rock

Reviewed By aInani - Bengaluru, India

While returning from Dolfin's nose point one can stay here. This is also a valley view point only. But having little bit below Dolfin's nose point. But again as being mosty weather nothing was there for us

6. Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course

Wellington, Barracks Post | Nilgiris, Coonoor 643 231, India +91 423 223 0256
Excellent
45%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 74 reviews

Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course

Reviewed By puchka - Bengaluru, India

Affiliated to some of the top notch clubs across he country this club still retails the old world charm of British days. The golf course facing the club is the highlight of the club against backdrop of eucalyptus laden hill slopes. The landscaping is beautiful with flowering plants. We visited he club for a short while just to walk down memory lane, having stayed there on our several visits to Wellington two decades ago.

7. Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas

Coonoor Kotagiri Road, Coonoor 643101, India +91 94438 41572
Excellent
80%
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas

Reviewed By Travelbug291 - Bribie Island, Australia

Wow I never realised how much there was to learn about Tea! Fantastic experience. Excellent host, who explained everything in fine detail. Beautiful property high in the Mountains. Wandered around the pretty Gardens while a sumptuous meal was prepared by our hostess. The creme brulee for dessert was to die for.

8. Tiger Hill Cemetery

TanTea Factory Road, Coonoor 643104, India
Excellent
43%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Tiger Hill Cemetery

Reviewed By rcjoshi - Bangalore

The British used graveyard for their war burials during 19th century. View points around this place are awesome, just breathtaking!

9. Rallia Dam

Kotagiri Road | Near Banthomai Village, Coonoor, India
Excellent
41%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
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4 based on 48 reviews

Rallia Dam

Reviewed By RamGanesan - Chennai (Madras), India

This dam is an age old dam and has been supplying drinking water to Coonoor. With the dramatic increase in the population of Coonoor the dam is not able to meet the demands. The dam is situated near a place called Bettati on the Connor Kotagiri highway. One will have to trek for around 2.5 kms from the main road. Public transport to the place is not available, however private vehicles can go. This is not a must visit attraction in Coonoor and there are larger dams situated in the Nilgris which will be better to visit. The dam is also dry most of the times.

10. All Saints Church

Coonoor-Kattabettu-Kotagiri Rd, Coonoor, India
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

All Saints Church

Reviewed By NAMBIARckh - Coonoor, India

An old church considered as one among the perfectly maintained in India. The church adjoining the Taj Retreat hotel now gateway. Located on Coonoor to Kotagiri road.well connected and near Sim Park and other places like Pasteur Institute Lambs Rock. .etc

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