Coonoor Sightseeing Tour

Coonoor Sightseeing Tour
Coonoor Sightseeing Tour

One of the gorgeous hill stations of Tamil Nadu state in India, Coonoor is nothing short of a paradise on Earth. Nestled in the Nilgiri Hills of the Western Ghats, it is at an elevation of 1930 meters. It is very close to Ooty and as such has gained popularity in recent years yet remains secluded and peaceful. Surround Yourself Amidst Lush Green Scenery during your Coonoor Sightseeing Tour by private cab where you can unwind in the company of your loved ones.

When it comes to Coonoor, be ready to experience chilly air, expansive views of natural beauty, cute cafes, huge stretches of tea plantations, and tranquil spots that will hit the right spots of your wanderlust heart. A trip to Coonoor is an excellent way to reboot and refresh yourself from your mundane life. It is one of the best places to visit near Bangalore.

Get out on the road with our comfortable, sanitized and well maintained cabs and get yourself started with collecting experiences. Unravel amazing stories as you travel through the roads of Coonoor and explore the monuments, parks, church and tea gardens, this quaint hill station has to offer.

What To Expect on Coonoor Local Sightseeing Tour

Coonoor Local Sightseeing Trip Cab Itiinerary & Taxi Cost
Coonoor Local Sightseeing Trip Cab

This hill station that showers you with the vibe of Britain’s countryside is perfect for a day trip. It is one of the best hill stations to visit in South India. In this one day Coonoor Local Sightseeing Tour, our chauffeurs will pick you up from your place of accommodation and will take you to all the recommended sightseeing places in Coonoor.

Our first stop would be the Lamb’ Rock which is nestled in a forest reserve and offers a stunning view of the valley. From here, we will take you to Dolphin’s Nose from where you can view the Majestic Catherine falls from a distance.

Next, in your Coonoor sightseeing tour is the Sim’s Park which is famous for its variety of trees. Here you can enjoy a stroll and kids can play in the dedicated children’s park. From here, we will visit Wellington Lake where we can indulge in a boat ride. Next, we would visit the Highfield Tea Factory where one can experience the tea making process and even taste varieties of tea that are produced in Coonoor.

Last in our itinerary would be to visit the Rallia Dam where we can do bird watching by the catchment area. From here, our cab will drop you back to your place of accommodation and this will bring our Coonoor Sightseeing trip by private taxi to an end.

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Places to Visit on your Coonoor Sightseeing Tour by Car

Lamb’s Rock

Lamb’s Rock with Coonoor Sightseeing Tour Taxi
Lamb’s Rock with Coonoor Sightseeing Tour Taxi (courtesy: premgarg)

Named after the Collector Captain, Mr Lamb, the Lamb’s Rock is going to be our first sightseeing point during our One Day Coonoor Local Sightseeing Tour by Car. It is said Mr Lamb made this viewpoint accessible to the locals.

This viewpoint is approximately 8 km away from the main town of Coonoor and is at an elevation of 5000 ft. It offers some of the best views of the valley up until the Coimbatore plains making it every photographer’s delight. It is located within the premise of a forest reserve and as such is surrounded by thickly populated trees.

  • Things To Do: The best thing to do at Lamb’s Rock is let the fresh, clean and cool air surround you while you take a small hike.
  • Timings: Open on all days from sunrise to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹10
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

Dolphin’s Nose

Dolphin's Nose with Coonoor Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab
Dolphin’s Nose with Coonoor Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab (tirthankarganguly)

Dolphin’s Nose is the highest accessible peak of Coonoor which delivers a stunning view of the Nilgiri Hills. This peak got its name from the fact that if looked at closely, the viewpoint has an appearance that resembles a Dolphin’s Nose.

One can spot various waterfalls while driving their way up to the Dolphin’s Nose. The drive is also very scenic with forest on one side and tea gardens on the other. It is a place not to be missed with your Coonoor local sightseeing tour package.

  • Things To Do: One must try and spot the Catherine Falls from this hill point which is clearly visible during or right after Monsoons.
  • Timings: Open on all days from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹15 per person
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

Sim’s Park

Sim’s Park Coonoor Local Sightseeing Tour Car Rental
Sim’s Park with Coonoor Local Sightseeing Tour Car Rental (courtesy: tahirhashmi)

If you are somebody who is interested in Botany, Sim’s Park must top your list of places to visit when in Coonoor. This park that houses a botanical garden, a lake and a children’s park is perfect for those who want to enjoy a quiet walk or have an immense love for nature or is visiting it with a family with kids.

The park was named after Mr J.D. Sims who was fond of nature and had developed the park decades ago. The park is famous for its variety of trees such as Rudraksha,  Cinnamomum, Phoenix, Magnolia, Pine, Turpentine etc.

  • Things To Do: There is a small lake in the middle of the park where one can indulge in a boat ride. 
  • Timings: Open on all days from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹15 per child and Rs.30 per adult
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour

Wellington Lake

Wellington Lake Coonoor Sightseeing Tour by Cab
Wellington Lake with Coonoor Sightseeing Tour by Cab

What’s a hill station without its gorgeous views of the mountains, lakes, pretty flowers and colourful birds. This exact description defines the Wellington Lake in Coonoor. 

An exceptional spot to have a picnic, and enjoy a tranquil afternoon under the sun.  The lake is also famous for its boat ride that can be availed at a minimal charge.

  • Things To Do: Spot ducks and swans as their play at the lakeside.
  • Timings: Open on all days from 9 am to 8.30 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹10 per person. (Boating additional)
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour

Highfield Tea Factory

Visit Highfield Tea Factory with Coonoor Sightseeing Trip by Taxi
Visit Highfield Tea Factory with Coonoor Sightseeing Trip by Taxi (courtesy: tahirhashmi)

Coonoor is defined by its vast stretches of tea estates so needless to say, during our Coonoor Local Sightseeing Tour, we will definitely visit the Highfield Tea Factory which is surrounded by various tea gardens.

This tea factory is over 50 years old and has been a famous spot for tourists who want to experience and understand more about the tea making process. Apart from the different varieties of tea, the factory also manufactures chocolates and oils which are also sourced locally.

  • Things To Do: One must opt for tea-tasting at the Highfield Tea Factory. If one wishes, they could even purchase the items manufactured at the factory.
  • Timings: Open on all days from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: ₹10 per person
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour

Ralliah Dam

Ralliah Dam with Coonoor Sightseeing Tour by Cab
Ralliah Dam with Coonoor Sightseeing Tour by Cab (courtesy: vinzrox)

The last point of interest in our Coonoor local city sightseeing tour by car would be the Ralliah Dam which was built by the Britishers in 1941. The best time to visit it would be an hour or two before sunset when there is still enough daylight.

This catchment area is surrounded by tall and thick pine trees. The dam is silent, peaceful and you will hardly find many visitors here which can make it slightly ghastly but tranquil. One needs to walk for 15 minutes towards the end since the road is not motorable, but the small hike will definitely be worth it.

  • Things To Do: One can even spot various birds during their visit to the Ralliah Dam. Many tourists have even spotted bison who come from the nearby forests to drink water at the dam.
  • Timings: Open on all days from sunrise to sunset
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes

What To Eat on your Coonoor Local Sightseeing Trip

This Hill station of Coonoor is famous amongst Millenials and couples for its cutesy British themed cafes where you can sip coffee and enjoy pancakes with a view. However, that’s not it. The food available in Coonoor ranges in variety and one can indulge in different cuisines, from the typical English Breakfast to the rather comforting south Indian delicacies.

Not to forget, this hill town is famous for its tea, so a cup of Ginger, Cardamom Tea must be in your bucket list during your one day Coonoor sightseeing tour by private taxi.

What To Shop on your Coonoor Sightseeing Tour

It’s no surprise that tourists visiting Coonoor must shop for the locally produced tea, oils and chocolates. However, those interested in shopping for fabrics will also be delighted as Coonoor offers some of the softest cotton bed sheets, quilts, and apparels. Do make it a point to visit the local market to shop for these and much more.

Coonoor, a little slice of paradise awaits you and our chauffeurs can’t wait to show off this beautiful town and the various stunning sightseeing points it has to offer.  Plan a weekend getaway to Coonoor and let us take care of the rest for you. Do not delay any further, a trip to Coonoor is the perfect break you need right now!