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The beauty of Coorg accumulates here at Catherine Water Falls. Although not much reckoned, Catherine Falls is a perfect summer retreat for those who seek a soothing rejuvenation in the lap of nature. It is all over surrounded by sprawling and lush green tea estates.
It resembles a thin water stream falling down from a height of more than 250 feet. What makes it more attractive is its fabulous pool forming ability at the bottom. Locals refer to this nature’s beauty as Geddhehaada Halla.
Location: Coorg, Tamil Nadu 643201
Timing: It is best to visit here anytime from morning 09:00 am to evening 06:30 pm
Price: There is no entry fee to Catherine Falls.
Sim’s Park is one of the unforgettable Places to visit in Coonoor. It is a well-maintained botanical hub of Coonoor where you can easily find hundreds and thousands of trees and flowering plants. Homing to some of the adorable hills to gaze through, Sim’s Park has a lot of rarest exotic species and bright, colorful garden to soothe your eyes.
This place will surely be enjoyed a lot by your kids. Having a temperature maximum of around 30 degrees and minima of about 5 degrees, there is a special place reserved for a pristine landscape to offer a pleasant stay to the onlookers.
Be careful that you do not carry any eatables as it is highly prohibited here. Photographers are there to click pictures on your behalf, and you can quickly get prints on the spot at reasonable rates. To engage their visitors, the park authorities have boating facilities.
Location: Cantonment Area Road, Attadi, Coonoor 643101
Timing: The park is open from morning 09:00 am to evening 06:00 pm. People usually prefer to spare 2 hours or more at this park.
Price: Entry fee for adults is around 30 INR; while for bringing in your kids, you need to pay a sum of approximately 15 INR. Photography might cost you about 50 INR while videography might cost about 100 INR.
Currently attracting its visitors through its ruins, Droog Fort, stands amongst the exceptional Places to visit in Coonoor for trekking. A sole wall and a watchtower are standing here with a high pride to engage visitors across the globe.
As there are locker and storage facilities available, you do not need to worry about carrying your unnecessary stuff here at the top. There are quite a few rare and exotic bird species that hover around the Fort.
So bird watchers definitely have a lot of things to do here. Do not miss on your binoculars to gaze some unique bird species which probably might be new for some of you.
Location: Foothills of Nilgiris
Timing: The doors of the Fort are open for the visitors from morning 06:00 am to evening 06:00 pm. For an average traveler, it will take around an hour to complete their visit here.
Price: There are no entry fees to climb up the Droog Fort.
Coonoor’s heritage train is a slow-motion toy train through lush backdrops and bridges illustrating a roller-coaster ride at high altitudes. Dating back to the era of the 19th century, this heritage train began its service as a means of tea or coffee transportation.
This toy train seems like one that snails with a turbulent speed of around 60 km per hour. There is a twin track for this heritage train which takes you through the sprawling tea estates and misty mountainous tops.
While you enjoy your journey through this ancient piece of art, never miss on to watch the fantastic bubbly streams and the loudly roaring waterfalls that are bound to cross throughout your journey.
Location: From Mettupalayam to Coonoor
Timing: Heritage Train is functional from early morning 07:00 am to 06:00 pm
Price: The journey price for the unreserved category is 15 INR, it is 30 INR for Second Class and 205 INR for First Class.
A reckoned gothic structure of Coonoor, St. George’s Church, is known for its painting collections and elegant interiors. This Church appears vibrant and energetic on special occasions such as regional or national festivals.
This church is a sure place to visit for those who adore architectural beauty and historical constructions. The climate in and around this church is quite calm so you can have a spiritual connection with God. October and March is the best time to plan your visit here.
Location: Wellington, Tamil Nadu 643231
Timing: The Church doors are open for visitors from morning 09:00 am to evening 06:00 pm. It generally takes around 30 minutes to complete your visit here.
Price: There are no entry fees to seek blessings at this church.
Law’s Falls is the next to go in the list of favorite Coonoor tourist places worth seeing. The falls are gorgeous and please the eyes of visitors all across the globe. The height of this waterfall is around 180 feet which creates a water pool at its base.
This place is located at a distance of approximately 7km from the outer border of Coonoor and claims itself as a lovely place to visit by naturalists. The cascade of this waterfall appears extremely beautiful in monsoons. However, make sure to hold on your grip while you walk through the rocks here as they turn out to be slippery due to water and moss growth.
Location: On the way towards Mettupalayam
Timing: There is no time restriction to enjoy at the slopes of Law’s Falls. Usually, the visit completes within one to two hours.
Price: You do not have any entry fees to be paid for visiting this place.
Rallia Dam is a beautiful, serene escape of Nilgiris, Coonoor where you need to trek at least for a distance of around 1 km. It homes to some astounding bird species and gives a pleasing and an engaging look of surrounding natural beauty.
Make sure that you seek assistance from the locals to reach your final destination as this place is utterly devoid of any signs or boards. If you are accompanying any valuable items, make sure that you keep them close with you as there have been theft issues here.
The lush greenery that spreads all your way around makes you fall in love with this place. Do not forget to buy the home-made chocolates from locals here. Also, spare some time to visit Highfield Tree Factory and ride the Heritage Toy Train. Monsoon is by far the best season to visit this beautiful landscape and seek some calm time with nature.
Location: Rallia Dam is situated amidst Coonoor and Kotagiri.
Timing: Although there is no specific time limit to reach here, it is advisable that you start on your journey by 08:00 am and complete it around 02:00 pm. Visiting duration depends on your pace of trekking.
Price: There are no entry fees for anyone to reach this pristine dam.
Dolphin’s Nose is the perfect spot amongst other tourist Places to visit in Coonoor to have a 180-degree view of the surrounding beauty. While you are busy watching the greenery stretched apart, you might quickly witness a cascade of Catherine Falls gushing out somewhere in between.
Your route to the Dolphin’s Nose is all covered up by lush green colored tea estates. Lose yourself in the aroma of fresh and tender tea leaves while you make your way to this point. It is best to visit during noon as there might be both fog and mist in the morning as well as night.
This might interfere with having a clear view of the region that stretches around. Be careful from the notorious monkeys that might snatch away your food from you.
Location: Coonoor, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu
Timing: Entry to Dolphin’s Nose is open on all days of the week from morning 09:00 am to evening 06:00 pm. On average, it would take around an hour for you to complete your visit here. This place is a reckoned spot for tourism, adventure as well as photography.
Price: There is a nominal entry fee of about 15 INR per head, and in case you are aiming for a photography session, be ready to pay an additional sum of 20 INR.
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