Wednesday, 18 July 2012

ABOUT COONOOR

About Coonoor
Coonoor with its undulating hilly topography, coffee plantation, spice estates and small hamlets attract tourists in hordes especially in the sweltering heat of the summer. Some of the important facts and figures about Coonoor are listed in this page. Nilgiri Hills,Coonoor, Coonoor hill station, Coonoor Tourism, History of Coonoor, Visit Coonoor, Coonoor tour, Coonoor HotelsPerched in the undulating Nilgiri hills, it is located at a height of 1,800 meters above the mean sea level. The verdant green surroundings and its exquisite range of wild flowers and birds make this place a paradise for nature lovers and also the adventure seekers. 

There is another thing worth mentioning about Coonoor and this refers to its sprawling tea plantations. In fact the whole mountainous region here smell of sweet tea leaves.

Any travel guide in Coonoor will tell you that bird watching would be the best thing to do in Coonoor since it also features an exotic range of birds such as cormorants, pipits, thrushes, parakeets, skylarks and Nilgiri verditer. Just don’t miss out the exciting toy train ride here as rail network here connects Coonoor with the rest of the hill stations of Coonoor.
History
For centuries, the Nilgiri hills have been the abode of Toda tribe. This magnificent hill spot was discovered by the British in the 19th century and they made it a popular summer retreat. They built their bungalows here and used to spend their vacations in Coonoor. Earlier, the rail network was only upto Mettupalayam from Chennai. Due to the endeavors of the British government, the railway line was constructed here in the year 1897 and since then has been a major source of transportation as well as entertainment here.. 
Best Season, Climate, and Clothing
Climate wise Coonoor remains pleasant throughout the year. The summers last from April to June and are mild and winters are very cold lasting from November to February. The ideal time to make a trip to Coonoor is from October to March. For the clothing, cottons would be best for the summers and light woolens would just be fine for the winters.

There are many interesting places to visit in Coonoor and the tourists are surely going to have a good time being here. 
Fast Facts 
Area15.05 sq km
Population50,079
LanguagesTamil and English
STD Code0423
State CapitalNo




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