Coonoor, is a town in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, is a charming tourist spot at an altitude of 1,850 m above sea level. The town is visited for its mist-clad Nilgiri hills, its long stretches of green tea estates, red poinsettias and old-fashioned bungalows. Besides natural charms, it retains its colonial flavour through its old-world cottages, slopes and settings to become among the best tourist spots in India.
Tourist attractions in Coonoor are many, and the Sim's Park remains the most popular of them all for its vast collection of plant species and its annual fruit & vegetable show hosted in May. If the Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint attracts tourists for offering panoramic view of the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls, then the Lamb's Rock delights for its fantastic vistas of tea and coffee plantations.
The historical Droog Fort of the reign of Tipu Sultan, the majestic Law's Falls and the "Queen of Hill Stations" Ooty (at 19 km) are other tourist attractions in and around Coonoor. If the Katary Falls is visited for its power station, then the Pasteur Institute for its scientifically-made vaccinations and research works. Tourists can also head to Pomological Station to gain knowledge of pomegranates and apricot.