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Coonoor at a Glance
The Main Tourist Attractions in Coonoor
The Droog: The Droog is another major tourist hotspot of Coonoor, as it enables visitors to have a magnificent view of the surrounding areas in all directions. The Droog, which was once an outpost of Tipu Sultan, is located 15 kms away from Coonoor and is situated at a height of nearly 6,000 ft from the plains. The place also has mythological link with the demon named Bakasura, and hence is also known locally by the name of Bakasura Malai. The Droog attracts people, who love trekking, in large numbers as to reach the place they have to walk down an inclined stretch of 4kms.
Dolphin's Nose: Named after a rock that is similar in shape to the nose of a dolphin, Dolphin’s Nose is yet another spot frequented by tourists. Located nearly 12 kms away, in the Tiger hills on the outskirts of Coonoor, this spot offers a majestic view of the ravines along with the beautiful intersection of River Coonoor with Kotagiri’s river stream. The viewers can also see the wonderful view of the deep and lush green forest valleys with their mash of tree tops.
St. Catherine Falls: Considered too be one of the most beautiful tourist hot spots of Coonoor, the major highlight of St. Catherine Falls is a stream of water that falls down from a height of nearly 250 ft. Located, outside the hill city of Coonoor, the falling waters of St, Catherine Falls present a breathtaking site, especially in the backdrop of the beautiful mountains and deep valleys. The Falls can also be observed from the top of the Dolphin’s Nose, from where the falling water can be seen to create a beautiful pool far below.
Lamb's Rock: Lamb Rock is a cliff top located at a distance of 8 kms from Coonoor, and is famous for providing a bird’s eye view of not only the hill town but also of plains of Coimbatore. The place is named after Captain Lamb, who played a major role in making the place located the Burliar village, accessible to people. This is one of the major tourist locations in the region and visitors can also get a view of the vast forest reserve that lies underneath the cliff as well as the Hullical ravine through which the River Coonoor flows.
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