The captivating Coonoor offers the nature at its best with the Nilgiri hills, ravines, valleys, and waterfalls. While at Coonoor you may spot the cormorants, pipits, thrushes, parakeets, skylarks, Nilgiri verditer, besides visiting the park with over 1,000 plant species, which include magnolia, pines, tree ferns, and camellia. For the adventure lovers there are the treks and the hikes while for others walk in the tea gardens is ideal. To check out the best of the Nilgiri hills, ride on the toy train (declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) that connects Coonoor with Mettupalayam and Ooty, is the best option. Close by the Dolphin’s Nose viewpoint is worth visiting for the fabulous view of the famous Catherine Falls. Then there is the Lamb’s Rock, a landmark to enjoy the lovely landscape. The hill resort of Ooty is at a distance of 18 km from Coonoor.
Coonoor celebrates the fruit and vegetable show and a tea and tourism festival annually.The Colonial aura of old still lingers in this sleepy town. The pace at which this hill station is gaining popularity is beyond compare and the tourists visit this town not only from India but from all parts of the world. This is one of the best retreats for the
travel weary tourists who want to spend some quality time away from the usual clamor of the city life.
An important and Interesting Tourist spot of Tamilnadu. This place is also a place of visit in the summer season for its chill climate. Udagamandalam-Ooty in short is called as the “Queen of Hills”. It is located at the tri junction of Tamilnadu, kerala and Karnataka. It is at 7500 feet above the sea level and finds its location in the Nilgris (also called as Blue Mountain).
Nilgris is a beautiful mountain range which is a part of Western Ghats. Totally there are three places to visit namely Kothagiri, Coonoor and Ooty. Among these three Ooty is given the primal importance because of its scenic Beauty and excellent climate conditions. Nilgris is oldest than the Great Himalayas. Like Icing on a cake Ooty adds Pride to this mountain Range.
Ooty Botanical Garden
As the name says this Garden formed by Mr.Mc.Ivor during the year 1857-1867 is a collection of flora. Words to be found to describe the beauty of this botanical Garden.
Ooty Childrens' Park
At the eastern end of the lake we find a children’s park. Already the climate and natural green carpet, adding pride to ooty, this children’s park is also an important place.
Ooty Boat House Lake
Even though the name of this lake is boat House Lake, people use to call this lake as ooty lake. The British ruler called john Sullivan has constructed this beautiful lake in the years 1823-1825.
This is the name of a river in this district. It is believed to be the largest in the place. The old Tribals called Todas Believed this River as a Holy one and they were worshipping this river in days of yore.