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by Madhav Srinivasan on Dec 07, 2011
The hills of Coonoor with their sprawling tea estates and natural beauty provide a perfect weekend getaway to help you unwind and de-stress. The little hill station is also the right place to stay if you want to explore the mysteries of the Nilgiris.
by Shwetha on Aug 20, 2010
With monsoons gone by the breezy cold days headed our way, this is the best time to head to hills and enjoy the green canopy and crisp mountain air left behind by the monsoon showers...
The ancient homes of the Toda Tribe, Connoor is a popular hill station that was discovered only in the 19th century by the British. It was them who gave it the prominence of being a hill station after declaring the own as their summer resort.
A British national discovered the hills in the year 1819, and built his bungalow here. The construction of the Nilgiri Railway track was started in August 1981, and was completed within three years. Official inauguration of the train was done in 1897.
Travel within city
Coonoor is a hill station located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and it is very close to Ooty
. While travelling around the city of Coonoor, you can opt for a variety of travel options including auto rickshaws and buses. Traveling on foot is also another option.
Walking around the region can also be a really good option as the place is essentially very small. You can see all the major tourist spots by walking through the streets of Coonoor and you can experience the cool mountain breeze as well. Moving in and around Coonoor on foot also helps you indulge in the weather and the greenery, something you will not be able to experience otherwise.
Auto rickshaws in Coonoor are not metered and fares may vary depending on the driver. You should make sure that you talk to the locals before boarding an auto rickshaw and get a general idea on what the rates are like. The auto fares in Coonoor vary depending on the distance traveled. Auto rickshaws are a safe mode of travel and there are no specific night fares.
Buses in Coonoor are very crowded as this is the preferred mode of travel among the locals. Buses in Coonoor normally charge around Rs 3 to 6, and this is the cheapest option available for local transport. You can opt for buses in case you know your way around the place.
There are limited options of eating out in Coorg as most of the hotels and homestay have in-house restaurants that serve excellent culinary options. However, if your palate is hungry for more, you should go to the Shanti Family Restaurant
opposite the Golden temple in Bylekuppe for authentic Tibetan dishes like momos and thupkas along with North Indian fare. To savor the local specialties, go to Hotel Capitol
on Street School Road that serves tasty pork curry and other local delicacies. For an array of yummy Dosas, special chutneys and everything South India, head to East End Restaurant
at GT Circle. The Atithi Restaurant
in Madikeri is the best place for vegetarian delights and do not miss their famous Vegetarian thali.
You can find 11 hotels in Coonoor
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