Coonoor is a picturesque hill station in Tamil Nadu. The beautiful tea gardens on the slopes of Nilgiri hills captivate travelers. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway runs trains between Mettupalayam and Ooty via Coonoor. This is regarded as the most scenic train journey in India. Coonoor is a year-round destination but some months are regarded as the best season to visit Coonoor.
Coonoor from October to March
The best time to visit Coonoor is from October to March. During this time of the year, Coonoor gets the most beautiful look. Colorful rhododendrons, roses, and eucalyptus trees create a riot of color in the Sim’s Park, a sprawling public garden.
The weather this time is ideal to explore the captivating surroundings of this beautiful hill station. The mildly cold and pleasant climate is perfect for sightseeing, enjoying the natural beauty and indulging in the adventure.
Coonoor from March to May
Coonoor is one of the best places in India for the summer holidays. The weather remains mild and pleasant and due to the retreating showers, the surrounding forests and rivers look extremely vibrant. April and May are peak tourism season in Coonoor so you can expect higher rates for hotels and sightseeing cabs. This is an excellent time to explore tea gardens and botanical gardens.
Coonoor from June to October
During this time, Coonoor experiences the heaviest rainfall. You can expect lower rates for accommodation in the monsoon season. Also, this is the best time to view waterfalls in the fullest form and visit attractions like Dolphin’s Nose, Raila Dam and more. Dolphin’s Nose is a hilltop site offering views of the gushing Catherine Falls.
Coonoor from November to February
During this time the temperature is marked as lowest and it is the perfect time for outdoor activities and trekking in Coonoor. December and January are the coldest months, so make sure to carry enough of winter wear.
Don’t forget to visit Tea Estate and the Wellington Golf Course and attend the Tea and Tourism Festival during this time.
The festive season in Coonoor
In the month of May, Sim’s Park in Coonoor becomes a highlight celebrating the Fruit and Vegetable Festival. This is the time when you can experience the colorful bloom in Coonoor. Also, taste the fresh fruits during your memorable trip to Coonoor. For many travelers, winter is the best season to visit Coonoor when Tea and Tourism festival is held in Coonoor. You can collect packs of fresh Nilgiri tea from the festival.