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5 Amazing Things To Do In Coonoor

Coonoor is one of the best hill stations in India. Here are some of the most thrilling things to do in Coonoor. 
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  • Alice Mary Topno
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Published -16 Aug 2022, 18:14 ISTUpdated -16 Aug 2022, 18:12 IST
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Coonoor is a gem hidden among the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu, and it is a naturally endowed hill station in South India. Coonoor enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year  so you can plan  your Coonoor itinerary whenever. Located close to Ooty, this picturesque hill station has lush, velvety tea gardens and is famous for producing delicious Nilgiri tea. But sipping on piping hot tea and gulping down delicious views of the valley are just some of the endless things to do in Coonoor. Here are some of the best things to do in Coonoor:-

1. Toy Train Ride

Toy Train Ride

A toy train ride in the hills is always fun, no matter how old you are. With three coaches and a seating capacity of 254 people, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway toy train starts from Mettupalayam, a town near Coonoor, and goes all the way up to Ooty. The train passes through picturesque green valleys, dark tunnels and plush coffee plantations, and all through the ride the lovely weather is a plus.

2. Trek To Hidden Valley 

Hidden Valley

If you love  lush green valleys, this place is a must-visit. This trekkers' paradise is 20 km from Coonoor major city, and offers great vistas for tourists. You might have a picnic here with your friends and family, and if you prefer photographing stunning views, you should bring your camera.

3. Katary Waterfall 

Katary Waterfall

If you want a more challenging trekking expedition then the Katary Waterfalls (Most Stunning Waterfalls In India You Need To See) is your ideal place to see in Coonoor. A little away from the city centre, the Katary waterfalls is two-tiered and is quite an attractive site. You will be enveloped by the luscious Nilgiris as you trek up to the falls. Here is an interesting part: you will see the Kateri Hydroelectric System on your way up which happens to be the first hydro-electric plant in India. 

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4. Lamb’s Rock

Lamb’s Rock

Counted as one of the top most tourist attractions in Coonoor and a must-visit place for nature admirers, the Lamb’s Rock offers some fascinating views of the surrounding valleys, which are hard to miss. It is a romantic gem for couples and a famous picnic spot for families with children. Witness a panoramic view of Coonoor, the tea and coffee estates, lush greenery, thick forests covered by clouds and the plains of Coimbatore under one roof. It is undoubtedly a  delight for experience seekers.

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5. Highfield Tea Factory

Highfield Tea Factory

Head to the evergreen hilly Indian countryside and learn about tea-making at Highfield Tea Factory. A guided tour of the farm educates visitors about the process, from planting and fermentation, all the way through to brewing. The tour finishes off with a tea tasting. In the processing factory, take in a bird's-eye view of tea manufacturing. Before you leave, head to the souvenir shop and pick up a box of your favourite flavour of tea. 

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