Attractions

Plantation in Coonoor

Highfield Tea Estate

This 50-year-old estate (2km northeast of upper Coonoor) is one of few working Nilgiri tea factories open to visitors. Guides jump in quickly, but you're perfectly welcome to watch the full tea-making process indepe…
Park in Coonoor

Sim’s Park

Upper Coonoor's 12-hectare Sim’s Park, established in 1874, is a peaceful oasis of sloping manicured lawns with more than 1000 plant species from several continents, including magnolia, tree ferns, roses and camelli…
Viewpoint in Coonoor

Lamb’s Rock

A favourite picnic spot in a patch of monkey-patrolled forest, Lamb's Rock has incredible views past glimmering tea and coffee plantations to the hazy plains below. It's 5km east of upper Coonoor – walkable, if you …
Viewpoint in Coonoor

Dolphin’s Nose

About 10km west of town, this popular viewpoint exposes vast panoramas encompassing Catherine Falls across the valley.