Coonoor is the first of the three hill stations in the Nilgiris- Ooty, Kotagiri and Coonoor - that one comes across when leaving behind the southern plains. Grassy meadows, tea bushes and profusion of Sunflowers, Marigolds and Rhododendrons, all growing wild cover it. Coonoor is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year. The town is physically divided into upper and lower Coonoor.
How To Get There - Coonoor
The nearest airport is Coimbatore, which has daily flights to and from Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Trivandrum.
Coonoor is on the toy-train line between Mettupalayam (28 km) and Ooty. The toy train leaves Mettupalayam for Ooty early morning and arrives at Ooty by noon. The total time taken on the return trip back to Mettupalayam is about 3½ hours. However, this train service is often disrupted during the heavy monsoon season.
Coonoor is well connected by road with the major cities and towns of the state.
There are regular buses from Ooty, Coimbatore, and Kotagiri.
Places To Stay - Coonoor
Coonoor has its share of luxury to moderate and budget hotels to guesthouses and picturesque resorts. Upper Coonoor is highly recommended.
Climate - Coonoor
Summer:Max 27ºC, Min 12ºC
Winter:Max: 22ºC, Min: 7ºC
General Information - Coonoor
STD Code: 0423
Languages: Tamil and English.
Population: 48,000 (1991 Census).
Altitude: 1,858 m.
Clothing: Light woollen in summer and heavy woollen in winter.
Best Time: November-February.
Location:: 19-km Away From Ooty, Tamil Nadu.
Main Attraction: Sim's Park, Pasteur Institute, Pomological Station, Lamb's Rock, Law Falls.