Coonoor is situated on the eastern side of the southern extremity of the Doddabetta range, at an altitude of 1,858 metres above the sea level. It is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris. Coonoor is located 19-km away from Ooty, a famous hill station of India.
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Coonoor was home to the Coon hill tribe. Coonoor is the first of the three hill stations in the Nilgiris- Ooty, Kotagiri and Coonoor - that one comes across when leaving behind the southern plains.
Day 01 : Arrival (Coonoor)
Arrive to a warm welcome in Coonoor around morning. Thereafter, an Indian Holiday representative will escort you to your hotel. Relax awhile before setting out to explore the place. Coonoor boasts of many attractions like lush green tea estates, botanical gardens and the "Dolphine's Nose" peak. Stay overnight at a hotel in Coonoor.
Day 02 : Coonoor - Cochin
On day 2 of the Coonoor Chennai Tour, travel to Cochin via the Malabar Coast. A fascinating blend of Portuguese, Dutch and British influences, Cochin delights every visitor. Stay overnight in Cochin.
Day 03 : Cochin
You will be taken on a guided tour around Cochin after breakfast. Visit some interesting places like the synagogue, Dutch Palace, St. Francis' Church and the spice market. Around afternoon, enjoy a harbor cruise to have a look at some nearby islands and the famous Chinese Fishing nets.Return for an overnight stay in Cochin.
Day 04 : Cochin - Munnar
As part of the Coonoor Chennai Tour, drive to the beautiful hill station of Munnar after breakfast. Home to lush green tea, coffee and spice plantations, Munnar is a great place to visit for a relaxed vacation. Check into a hotel on arrival for an overnight stay in Munnar.
Day 05 : Munnar
Set out on a sightseeing tour around Munnar after breakfast. Also visit the Eravikulam National Park besides indulging in a tea plantation tour before returning for an overnight stay at your hotel in Munnar.
Day 06 : Munnar - Periyar
As part of the Coonoor Chennai Tour, drive to Alleppey after breakfast. Board a motorboat across Vembanad Lake to Changancherry and then continue by bar to the Lake Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Cardamom Hills. Check into a hotel / resort on arrival for an overnight stay.
Day 07 : Periyar
Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife viewing trips by boat. You can also opt for a trek through the wilds of Periyar with a naturalist for company. Return for an overnight stay in Periyar.
Day 08 : Periyar to Madurai
On day 8 of the Coonoor Chennai Tour, drive to Madurai, an important Hindu pilgrimage center. Check into a hotel on arrival. Rest awhile before setting out to visit the Meenakshi Temple in the afternoon.Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Madurai.
Day 09 : Madurai To Chennai (Madras)
Board a flight to Chennai (Madras) after breakfast. On arrival, an Indian Holiday representative will escort you to a hotel. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch before setting out on a sightseeing tour around the city that would also include a visit to Arjuna's Penance - the largest bas-relief in the world. Return for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10 : Chennai - Departure
Spend the day indulging in any activity of your choice before setting out for the airport in the afternoon.
Grassy meadows, tea bushes and profusion of Sunflowers, Marigolds and Rhododendrons, all growing wild cover it. Coonoor is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year. The town is physically divided into upper and lower Coonoor.