Conoor: Enchanting retreat A hillstation in the Nilgiris, Coonoor retains an untouched charm with its verdant environs and an exotic wild flowers and birds – ideal for a relaxing getaway. The serene and beautiful environs have attracted many film makers and formed the backdrop for the movie ‘A Passage to India’.

Highlights

  • Tea Plantations
  • Botanical Gardens

 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!

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