Coonoor Itinerary

Coonoor Sightseeing

09:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Your sightseeing begins with a ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railways

Udagamandalam (UAM ) to Coonoor (ONR) is 19 km long journey and takes 70 mins with 4 halts. Mountain railways always give you a fascinating and memorable experience. The famous Bollywood song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ was shot on this route. The train (56139) departs at 09:15 AM and reaches Coonoor at 10:25 AM.

At the station, hire a taxi to roam around the town. This will be your mode of transport for the day.

Once in Coonoor, first thing to explore is the Lamb’s Rock

The location offers magnificent views of the valley. Important thing to remember is to put on a suitable pair of shoes which are fit for trekking purpose. The path to the point is rocky and can get slippery, if wet.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Then you carry on with your onwards journey to the Dolphin Nose

This viewpoint probably has the best views to offer. The view of the Catherine Falls amidst the tea gardens and mountains makes it all the more spectacular. Tourists visiting Coonoor never miss to pay a visit here.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Also read: Ooty Full Itinerary

After this you return back to the centre of the town to fill your belly. You won’t have any shortage of options to select where to dine in, but Jharokha Restaurant for meat lovers and Khana Khazana for the vegetarians, give you good dining experience.

The final attraction to pay your visit is the Sim’s Park.

A well-maintained and exquisite garden, Sim’s Park is the ideal place to unwind yourself amidst variety of natural flowers and plants. You get some beautiful photographs to cherish for life long.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

To return back to your hotel, you board the Nilgiri Mountain Railways at Coonoor Station.

Train no. 56138 departs from Coonoor at 04:30 PM and reaches Ooty at 05:45 PM.

Travel Advice: It is better to check out from your hotel at Ooty and book an accommodation in Coonoor for a night. By doing so you can save some time on your journey to catch your flight or train.

Emerald Lake and Avalanche Lake Excursion:

Emerald Lake and Avalanche Lake are 20 km from Ooty and 35 km from Coonoor. You need one additional day to cover these attractions.

These are off-beat locations in the region. It takes almost an hour to reach here and enjoy nature in its purest form. The area is covered with thick and dense forest that makes it a paradise for bird watchers, nature lovers and shutterbugs. The authorities have restrictions in place to maintain the ecological balance. Most of the tourists prefer to skip these attractions due to its remoteness.

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