Coonoor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris. It stands on the lower ridge of the plateau at an altitude of 1,858 m (6,100 ft), surrounded by verdant tea and coffee estates.This picturesque hill retreat is covered by grassy meadows, with a profusion of sunflowers, marigolds and rhododendrons, all growing wild. Coonoor’s weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year which makes it an ideal place for a peaceful break. The period from October till March is perhaps the best time to visit a hill station like Coonoor.
Coonoor is a quiet beautiful hill station in the Nilgiris, neighbouring Wellington is home to the Defence Services Staff College that provides staff training to the army, air force, navy and the civil services. It is surrounded by plantations of tea and eucalyptus. The Nilgiri tea from here is famous for its rich flavour.People from here are simple, friendly and very hospitable.
It lies terraced on the slopes of the Western Ghats overlooking the road from Coonoor to Mettupalayam. Tigers used to rule this area during the days of the Raj.
Set up in the late 19th century, this is a botanical paradise. The park is beautiful and vast.
The city has a well-connected airport, connecting major cities of the country like Delhi and Mumbai, and also the nearby cities of Jammu and Leh
The nearest railway station that connects the city with the rest of India is Jammu Tawi, which is in the Katra town
It is conveniently approachable by taxi, self-driven cars, bus and coach from Delhi (876 Km.) and Chandigarh (630 Km.)
Share your moments