Places To Visit In Coonoor, Tamil Nadu



Coonoor is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Coonoor is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Coonoor are February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December.

Sim’s Park
Sim park
The most popular and visited destination in the region is Sim’s Park. The park is a botanical garden housing a variety (including some unusual plants) of flowers and plants. With beautiful terraces laid in the extension on 12 heactares is an array of hues that could be witnessed in the park. ome rare trees of Rudraksh -the bead tree (used for religious purposes), Cinnamon tree are also to be witnessed in the park along with the glass house that is a home to some beautiful ornamental trees.

Dolphin’s Nose
Dolphin’s Nose

A massive rocky patch forming the shape of a Dolphin’s Nose is another attraction for the tourists. The spot is about 10 km from the main town of Coonoor. It provides a ravishing view of the heavy forests and the giant green mountains in the back drop while the front covers a distant view of the Catherine falls making the aura pleasant for the lovers of the nature.

Catherine Falls
Catherine Falls
The double-cascaded waterfall has a scenic charm that is beyond words. The full view of these falls could be taken from the Dolphin’s nose whereas you can also reach the top of the waterfall via road. Catherine Falls are at a height of about 250 feet and are a blissful sight. The rainfalls enhance the beauty of the falls by making them more rappelling and pure.

Doorg Fort

Another fort with the history of Tipu Sultan etched on its walls; the fort is a bliss overlooking the plains of the region. Doorg Fort is situated some 2000 feet above the sea level and is now a paradise for the bird watchers.


Most seasoned travelers are, you might like to try Ramakrishnan’s cart opposite Sim’s Park – just where Cornwall Road starts. His Potato Bondas, Bajjis, Vadais and Samosas are delicious and are really inexpensive. He has a kind of production time table and its best to eat what he has just made.


Shopping in Coonoor can be an experience in itself, as there are several small shops offering exquisite collection of artefacts, antique products, embroidered shawls, apparels and Toda jewellery. There are handicraft items that are ideal for gifting purposes.

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