Tea and Coffee Plantations in Lush Green Valleys
The Nilgiri Hills are famous for their sublime hill stations. Notable among them is Coonoor, located at the head of the Hulikal ravine at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level. It is 19 km from Ooty, another famous hill station of the Nilgiris. Coonoor is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wildflowers and birds. Coonoor provides a perfect setting for activities like trekking and hiking. It is also famous for its tea plantations and festivals. It hosts an annual fruit and vegetable show in May at Sim’s Park. Coonoor is a pretty town surrounded by hills. Filmmakers, both from India and abroad have used Coonoor as a backdrop. David Lean's movie A Passage to India (1984) based on E. M. Foster's novel used as a location. Coonoor comes under the Coimbatore-Mettupalayam-Coonoor-Ooty circuit.