Coonoor Tourism

Coonoor is a taluk in the Nilgiri district, in Tamil Nadu, India. Coonoor is famous for its verdant environment and the variety of wildflowers and birds that it houses. It is a small and quiet getaway from the hustle of city life. Known for its exquisite and brimming tea plantations with panoramic views, it gives you a close to nature experience of a hill resort. From the top of the hill, the view is  breathtaking with sloping red roofs and lush greenery. All this, without the honking mess of city life.

Coonoor is the perfect setting for activities like hiking and trekking. It has tantalized the creative senses of movie makers and creatives, since forever. It appeases the aesthetic senses of the traveller with its hills, ravines, valleys and waterfalls. Travellers can walk through the gardens and bird watching is also a favorite pastime of people here.

Coonoor, studded in the Nilgiri hills provides for breathtaking views of the hills. The place has sprung up and grown in its demeanour and charm with all kinds and varieties of excellent homestays and hotels. It is famous for its festivals and the various events that it holds to celebrate the life, spark and greens that this place has to offer.

Blessed by mother Nature, it has many orchards and tea plantations which are an added attraction to the already peaceful and serene views that it has. The weather is pleasant here and almost all seasons have an added perk to it, be it the summers or the winters. The place sees minimal rainfalls and thus, this place is inviting the tourists and travellers all year round.

Essential travel information and Coonoor tips for your visit

Time Zone: UTC+05:30

Currency: Rupees

Electricity and Internet: The electricity output is 220-240 Volts AC. 2G and 3G Wi-Fi services are available in most hotels. There’s availability of 3G broadband services on mobile phones.

Languages: The language of Coonoor is Hindi and local language.


  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 101
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Emergency Disaster Management: 108

Tipping: It is not expected of people to tip, but it is no doubt appreciated.


  • Joining hands to a “Namaste” is a common form of greeting people. 
  • Kalimpong sees a showers in almost all months. Make sure you carry your umbrellas, raincoats and other gears to protect yourself and your belongings.
  • Remove your shoes before entering a temple or any other religious place and wash your hands before entering the premises.

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