Sited at a mighty altitude of 1,800 m above sea level, Connor is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiri Hills which has recently recorded a huge overflow of tourists. The trekkers can kick start the day with a cup of strong Nilgiri tea known for its unmatched quality. A great deal about Coonoor will be missed out if the travelers don’t visit the places like Sim’s Park, Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint, Promological station, Lamb’s Rock, Law’s Falls, Droog, Ooty, Pasteur Institute and Katary falls.
Tourism keeping in good harmony with tea production is a major contributor to local economy. The beneficial thing regarding Coonoor is its connectivity with other places. The nearest railway head is Mettupalayam, only 46 kms away and the major railway junction is Coimbatore, well connected with all major cities. The bus services from Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore, Tanjavur, Kanyakumari, Tirupati and Cochin are regular. Coimbatore is the nearest airport only a 100 kms away, well connected with other major domestic terminals.
The Sim’s Park is well-known for its massive collection of nearly 1,000 plant species, including magnolia, camellia and tree ferns. 10 km from Coonoor, the Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint is an amazing spot to witness all-embracing view of the far stretched Nilgiri Hills and the mesmeric Catherine Falls. More of Coonoor lies in Droog, the 16th century old dilapidated fort of Tipu Sultan. The majestic Law’s fall will soothe your eyes while heading towards Mettupalayam. Pasteur Institute of India, situated in 1907, is the manufacturer of rabies vaccines all over India.
Accommodations are favorable for a number quality hotels, resorts and lodges. Green Acres resort is a reputed one for its high quality service. Other reputed rest places include Albert Guest House, Glenworth Estate Ltd, Hotel Taj Garden Retreat etc. Coonoor is all about lavish lodging.