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.
  • Know the pollution level of Coonoor before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 49.32 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 64.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.85 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.41 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 40.95 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 67.62 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51.62 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 63.4 (High)
  • How safe is Coonoor for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Coonoor.

    • Burglary and Theft 45.51 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.64 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 32.84 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 64 (High)
    • Car Stealing 38.35 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 40.42 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 30.81 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.77 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.87 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.98 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.09 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Coonoor is 122.77 (High)

    • Safety Index 63.49 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.1 (High)
    • Pollution Index 62.25 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 49.76 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.99 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 70.91 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.61 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 45.07 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Coonoor

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.53 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 24.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 38.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.3 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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