A perfect place for a weekend getaway Coonoor is a tea garden which boasts of moderate climate all round the year. Like Ooty even this was discovered by the British who one after another built their settlements in this picturesque little place.
Coonoor is located 28km from Mettupalayam and Ooty. The place is well known for its birds and several bird lovers come here to enjoy the chirpings and movement of them. There is a park here known as the Sims park which is nothing but a botanical garden housing various species of plants.
Coonoor is hardly 19 kms away from Ooty and should be a must visit place if one happens to visit Ooty. The train to coonoor is a thing of attraction as it promises fantastic landscapes visions all across the route. One will find several visitors here all round the year. The best time to visit this place is from November to February.
How to Reach
Bangalore ’ Mysore ’ Gundlupet ’ Masinagudi ’ Coonoor
Exact Location: Coonoor is located near Masinagudi Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nearest Town: Mettupalayam (46 km)
Distance from Bangalore: 285 km
Best Time to Visit: October to March
Ooty: Nestled in the quiet of the majestic Nilgiri hills in the Eastern Ghats lies the hill station of Ooty. Officially called Udhagamandalam, Ooty was once an obscure tribal hamlet.
Bandipur National Park: Nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats, Bandipur National Park is known for its tiger population. The park shelters some of the most rare and endangered species of Indian Wildlife. Its reported that there is a high population of elephants and tigers in the sanctuary.
Madhumalai Widlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is located adjacent to Bandipur National Park, and is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats. Its located at an elevation of 1000 m, and is spread in an area of 321 sq. km. One can spot deer, tiger, wild boar, sloth bear, and more. Also, the sanctuary hosts raptors.