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With tea plantations spread across misty mountains, this little gem in South India is relatively unexplored and indeed that is what makes it so charming! Tucked away in the Nilgiri or the blue mountain range, this hill station is dotted with Colonial architecture and is great for exploring on foot.

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Indulge Your Sweet Tooth
Open :9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Coonoor is renowned for its home-made chocolate. Choco Galleria in nearby Ooty offers flavours ranging from coffee, cherry and brandy to rum and raisin, cashew and almond. Sugar-free varieties of chocolates are available for guilt-free indulgence too.
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Buy Beautiful Tribal Crafts
Open :10:00 AM-7:00 PM
The government-run Toda Handicrafts Sale Emporium sells products created by the Todas, the traditional tribe of the Nilgiris. The distinctive embroidery uses wool threads in just red and black on a cotton background to create striking patterns
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Droog Fort
Droog Fort once served as an outpost of the king of Mysore, and today is a popular picnic spot reached at the end of an exhilarating trek. All that now remains of the fort is a watchtower, but the sweeping views and the possibility of glorious bird sightings makes it a must-visit.
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Contribute To Cause
Open :10:30 AM-8:30 PM
Started as an initiative, to promote rural livelihood, Green Shop stocks quirky organic goods like beeswax candles and balms, green-pepper preserves and natural soaps made by local farmers and gatherers there
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Dolphins Nose
This curiously-named viewpoint about 10km from Coonoor town is popular with locals and tourists alike. On a good day, you can gaze down the valley at the city. Lamb’s Rock, further along the road, is a pretty spot for a picnic with unparalleled views of tea and coffee plantations.
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Catherine Falls
A short drive from town, these falls cascade down the Nilgiri Mountains and are a beautiful sight during the rains. The last 3km must be traversed on foot and it is a picturesque sight as the trail meanders through pretty tea estates
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Buy local crafts at Toda Handicrafts Sale Emporium
Buy authentic Toda-style fabrics here, which make for elegant tablecloths or attractive throws and pillow cases.
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Sample Local Tea
With acres and acres covered in tea plantations, it would be a shame to leave Coonoor without sampling some varieties of Nilgiri tea. Spend an afternoon savouring the subtle flavours of this much-loved drink.
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Pick up sinful treats
Open :9:00 am-9:00 pm
Buy sinful homemade eggless chocolates in tempting flavours like coffee, brandy and cherry, choco-cashew dip, fruit and nut, amla, coffee, Arabian dates and nuts, rum and raisin, and many more from Choco Galleria.
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Play A Round Of Golf
Open :9:30 AM-6:00 PM
Test your golf skills at the scenic eighteen-hole golf course of the Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course. Set on a lush hill and surrounded by babbling brooks and thick foliage, this very well-maintained patch is an absolute pleasure to play on.
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Play a round of golf
Open :7:00 am-6:30 pm
Spend the morning putting away at the beautiful eighteen-hole Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course. This beautiful course is surrounded by lush greenery, making it a great place to spend a morning.
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Take a walk to Catherine Falls
Open :9:00 am-6:30 pm
Walk through tea estates to get to a scenic spot, from where you can see the lovely Catherine Falls as they gush down the hillside in their splendour.
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Indulge in a tea-tasting session
Take a tea-tasting session in the afternoon to uncover some of the mysteries behind the many flavours and aromas of your favourite brew. What’s more, you can also learn about the benefits of consuming a daily cuppa.
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Shop for a cause at Green Shop
Open :9:00 am-7:00 pm
Buy organic products like jars of honey, candles and balms and contribute to a good cause at the Green Shop. This local store was set up with the aim of helping small farmers and gatherers.
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Surround Yourself With Colour
Open :8:00 AM-6:30 PM
Set in Upper Coonoor, the twelve-hectare Sims Park botanical garden is a mystical area with plant species from across the continent. These species include magnolias, ferns, roses and camellia. Walk among terraced gardens that burst with colours and perfume the air when the flowerbeds are in bloom.
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