Coonoor is a popular weekend getaway for those living in
Bangalore and Coimbatore, located in Tamil Nadu. It is the 2nd
largest hill station in the Niligiri Hills after Ooty, and is located at an
altitude of roughly 1850m above sea level. Widely known for its tea, Coonoor
also offers incredible views of ravines, valleys and waterfalls due to its
pristine location in the Nilgiri Hills. It is also very popular for bird
watching enthusiasts, as it boasts a variety of bird species that can only be
found here. Whether you are craving an adventure with friends or a relaxing
weekend with your significant other this is the perfect outstation destination
Rent a car from Zoom and arrive at Coonoor with ease! The best way to get there is via the Bangalore-Mysore Road. Continue along this road until you reach NH212, and follow this to MDR700 in Tamil Nadu. From there take the Coimbatore-Ooty-Gundlupet Highway to MDR 1081. The entire trip is just under 300KM and should take just about 6 hours but if you get lost our GPS can guide you the entire way! Get there faster than with a bus or train and stop at your own convenience.
Rent an SUV if you have a big group or rent a sedan such as the Vento or Ford Figo if you have a smaller group or are with your significant other.
If you don't own a car or don't want to take your own car, then Zoom has several options for you to consider:
Hatchback : Take our Ford Figo ZXI for flexibility in your travels. The Figo gives you freedom to explore Coonoor however you want.
Sedans : Zoom with Volkswagen Vento or BMW 320d if you want to ride around Coonoor in style. These cars are great if you have a small group or are with your significant other.
SUV : If trekking is what you crave, the mighty Scorpio is all yours to explore the unexplored. No need to worry about steep uphill climbs or rough terrain, the Scorpio can handle it all. The Scorpio is especially good if you are with a large group of people.
All Zoom cars come with the following: -
- All-inclusive tariff which includes fuel, comprehensive insurance and taxes.
- A 3G enabled tablet, which makes navigation a breeze.
- No deposit required to Zoom off.
In order to get the most out of
your experience, rent a car from Zoom so that you have the freedom to explore Coonoor
as you please. No need to negotiate with rickshaw drivers or walk for
kilometers, you can drive however and wherever you want.
Sim’s Park: The central piece of Coonoor Tourism, Sim’s Park is perfect for relaxation and appreciating nature. Spread over an area of 12 Hectares, the park contains over 1,000 plant species, and hosts a fruit and vegetable show every May.
Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint: 10km from Coonoor, this small trek is a true natural wonder of India. A cliff forming the shape of a Dolphins nose hangs over the valley, providing an incredible view of Niligiri Hills and the nearby Catherine Falls.
Tea and Coffee Plantation Tour: If you would like to try some of the famous Niligiri Tea, look no further. Take a tour of the tea plantations with a guide and see the vast expanse of tea plantations regardless of the time of year. Tea Enthusiasts Unite and take a journey through this one of a kind destination!
Insiders Tip: If you have time, take a ride on the famous Toy Train!
The best time to visit Coonoor is from October to April.