- Fruit and Vegetable Festival: It is one of the most popular festival and is celebrated at the Sim’s park in the month of May each year.
- Tea and Tourism Festival: Another major festival in Coonoor is the Tea and Tourism Festival. This festival is celebrated in the month of January. There are some other cultural events held in the city as well which also have a great importance in the history of Coonoor.
Coonoor is in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a beautiful hill station and known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Coonoor is one of the popular Places to visit in Tamil Nadu.
Coonoor provides the travellers with the panoramic view of the lush green Nilgiri hills, with its ravines, valleys and waterfalls. The major attraction of Coonoor is Sim’s Park, a well-maintained Botanical Garden that houses several varieties of plants found missing in the other Hill Stations. It is spread over 12 hectares.
Coonoor’s economy relies on seasonal tourist traffic during the summer months and on the tea industry year round. The local populace almost entirely depends on the tea trade. The massive private tea plantations that surround the hills produce fresh green tea leaves which are picked,Processed and packaged in bulk in local factories.
Coonoor is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wild flowers and birds. Coonoor provides a perfect setting for activities like trekking and hiking. It is also famous for its tea plantations and festivals.
Legendary Nilgiris, home to some of the most beautiful places in southern part of India is also home to Coonoor situated some 1850 m above sea level. Its attractiveness could be understood by the fact that it is connected with all the major places of south and thus easy to reach. Since the day of 19th century when this place was discovered by the British only a small distance away from Ooty- their summer retreat, the string of visitors here never seem to lessen caught in the enchanting glory of this hill enchantress.
Lovers of trekking can find their fun in the Hidden Valley, stroking the green grass beneath the feet and cherishing the gurgling sound of some stream stashed behind dense bushes. Others can take to golfing in the lush green course, trying on various golf sticks. Solitary Nature walks can also add to the experience of this place. Kids would love taking a joy ride in toy train and through the windows of its wooden coaches, one see marvel of Nature and revel in it.
Coonoor is a dream come true for writers and poets due to its rich greenery, the manicured hills, the Colonial culture and amazing sceneries, which will leave you relaxed and inspired. While in Coonoor you can completely lose yourself to nature and its eternal beauty.
Places to visit
- Lambs Rock
- Dolphins Nose
- St. Catherine Falls
- Law’s fall
- Sim’s Park
- Ketty Valley
- Law’s Falls
- Droog Fort
The best time to visit Coonoor is March to June & September to October while the peak season is April to June.