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Coonoor, the second largest hill stations in Nilgiris is located on the eastern side of the southern extremity of the Doddabetta range at an altitude of 1839 meters. This idyllic picnic spot, surrounded by tea plantations gives a beautiful view of Nilgiris hills and it is a perfect place to spend holidays. Situated at a distance of 19kms south of Ooty and about 110kms from Coimbatore, it is an ideal place for trekking and hiking. Bird watching is one of the popular past time here where wide variety of bird species like cormorants, pipits, thrushes, parakeets, skylarks, Nilgiris verditer can be spotted. Visitors can enjoy a ride in the toy train that connects Coonoor with Mettupalayam and Ooty. The best season to visit Coonoor is during the winter, i.e in the month of October to March.

The main attraction of Coonor is the well maintained botanical garden called Sim's Park, exhibiting over 1000 varieties of rare and economically valuable species of plants. Other picnic spots in and around Coonoor include Lambs Rock, Lady Canning's Seat, Dolphin's Nose, St Catherine Falls, Law's Falls, Ralliah Dam and Droog.

How to get there: Coimbatore is the nearest airport, located at a distance of 100kms from here. The nearest broad gauge railway station is at Mettupalayam that is 46 km away. 

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