The charms of coonoor
Explore coonoor, colonial India jostling modern India… upper coonoor, wrapped in the glistening green of tea plantations and, waterfall-streaked valleys and misty mountains… evocative of another un-spoilt world. Still the frenetic heart beat of the present,and slip into a world of secret delights!
Popular must-see sights here are
The rock is named after captain lamb who walked an extra mile to literally create a path to this spot, some 6 km from coonoor. This popular picnic spot has a breathtaking view of the yawning burliar ravine in the valley below.
A unique rock of enormous proportion that resembles a dolphin’s nose; and hence the name. The outcrop, about 12 km from coonoor, offers a panoramic view of tea estates and thundering waterfalls.
A botanical garden that is located in the upper part of this hill station on the kotagiri road. The garden was named in honour of j.d. sim who created the park in the 1870s.
The park is open from 8 am to 6 pm and charges an entrance fee of Rs 20 per adult and Rs 10 per child.
The shop, located in coonoor, sells organic products made by local tribes like the kurumbas. These include eucalyptus oil, ginger honey, organic spices, organic cosmetic products, wooden toys, shawls, bags etc. The products you get here are not available anywhere else and are all locally produced.
Tea factory tour
This is a quick tour of a very charming factory known as Highfield Tea Factory.
Experience Embark on an interactive tour where you get to see the entire tea making process with all the detailing that goes into it.
Tea factory timings – 9 am to 6 pm – visit the green shop before or after the factory visit.
Cost: – Rs 5.
Guests who do not have their own car/vehicle need to hire a car. Our help desk will make the necessary arrangements.
Round off the tour with the tea tasting / tea-menu with tea pairing option at teanest
Cost: In addition to the vehicle charge of Rs 1,296 (Non A/C Indica – 4 to a car) there is a nominal entrance fee to Sim’s Park.
Guests who do not have their own car/vehicle need to hire a car. Our help desk will make the necessary arrangements (Rs 600 Non A/C Indica – 4 to a car from Teanest).