Things to do
City Highlights of Conoor
Visit the many tea plantations that dot the city and taste several varieties of tea, take a walk through the botanical gardens and the winding footpaths of the lovely Sim’s park, enjoy stunning views of Coimbatore’s plains from Lamb’s Rock.
2h-Conoor-Ooty Toy Train
Coonoor is ‘Princess of the Hill Stations’, while Ooty is ‘Queen of the Hill Stations’. Experience a scenic ride on Tamil Nadus’ UNESCO World Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railways’ ‘Toy Train’ (an ‘X’ Class steam locomotive, made in Switzerland); travel at a maximum speed of 33kph, over a 46kms (28.5m) long track, chugging across plains, world famous tea plantations, pine trees, forest-clad hills; through 16 tunnels, 26 viaducts and tall girder bridges. Try picking flowers through open windows!