The park is situated in a deep ravine on the Northern side of Coonoor Railway
Station at an elevation of 1768 to 1798 mts. The park can be divided into
eight major sections. The natural shola with winding footpaths all over the
higher slopes of the park is the most distinctive and picturesque feature
of this park. This apart a number of individual tree specimens planted in
a scattered fashion all over the place, lend a special charm to the park,
specially when they bloom in different seasons throughout the year.
opposite to the Sim's Park, this institute was established in 1907.
It is a famous Institute doing research on Rabbies and giving effective
treatment to persons bitten by a rabid animals. One of the most
important projects of this Institute is the manufacture of Polio
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Green Tea Gardens enroute Coonoor
is one of the three experimental fruit gardens in the Nilgris maintained
by the Horticultural Department. The other two are Burliar and Kallar
on the Coonoor - Mettupalayam ghat road. Apples, Plums, Peaches, Persinments,
Lemons, Apricots and Pomogranates are grown here for the purpose of
research. Surplus fruits and fruit based jams are sold to the public.
the Pasteur Institute there is a Silk Rearing Station maintained by
the Central Silk Board. The Sericultural experts at this station may
be contacted for special assistance.
Place is a beautiful picnic spot, situated at Coonoor-Mettupalayam
Road at the distance of 7 Kms from Coonoor. The height of the falls
is about 180 feet. There are vast stretches of undisturbed sholas and
it is a paradise for Naturalists.
is 8 Kms from Coonoor on the way to Dolphin's Nose. It commands a grand
view of the Coimbatore Plains. It is a favourite place for tourists.
Coonoor it is 9 Kms. It is marked by a small house and commands panoramic
view of the tea estates and the plains.
view point is 10 Kms from the town. The Nose is a unique rock of tremendous
proportions which looks like a Dolphin.
is also a picnic spot which is used by Tippu Sultan as an outpost.
It is 15 Kms from Coonoor and stands 6000 feet high overlooking the
plains. Three kilometers of trekking has to be done to reach the point
Masinagudi is 35 kms from Ooty and 18 kms from Coonoor.
The drive beyond Masinagudi entails 35 hairpin bends and though these
are very enjoyable drives, the trouble is, everyone else seems to
think so too. Watch out therefore for maniacs coming tearing down
from the opposite side. Masinagudi used to be an elephant corridor.
So don't be too surprised if you do see some wild tuskers on the
road. Apart from the scenic beauty of the road, the drive through
Masinagudi is charming in itself.
road between Ooty and Coonor is quite forested with hills looming
in the distance. Again, there are blind turns and you have to be
very careful around the corners. There are a number of fabulous
treks in Masinagudi. For refreshments, there are a number of delightful
little tea and coffee shacks at Masinagudi.