Coonoor industrial visit is one of the recommended industrial tour itineraries, The Nilgiris offers lots of sights for industrial visit in and around Ooty, Ketti, Sandynalla etc. the main industrial setups include, Hndustan Photo filims, Needle industries (india) private limited, Rallies india ltd, Niligiris district co-operative milk producers union ltd, Hindustan unilever ltd, Tansi watch assembling unit etc. apart from these there are around 8 hydroelectric power projects worth visiting namely kateri hydro – electric system, pykara hydro – electric system, moyar hydro – electric scheme, kundah hydro – electric scheme, emarald and avalanche dams. Niligiris is also home to various small scale industries like Chocolate, Cheese, sericulture, Eucalyptus Oil extraction etc. Tea factories and estates are other industrial attractions in and around Nilgiris for industrial visit. You can also visit various research institutes in Nilgiris Like Pasture institute in Coonoor.
Coonoor it is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris. It stands on a lower ridge of the plateau at an altitude of 1,858 m (6,100 ft), surrounded by verdant tea and coffee estates.
This picturesque hill retreat is covered by grassy meadows, with a profusion of sunflowers, marigolds and rhododendrons, all growing wild.
Coonoor’s weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year and this together with its serene surrounding, makes it an ideal place for a peaceful break.
Sights to See
This is one of the three experimental fruit gardens in the Nilgiris, maintained by the State Agricultural Department. Fruit like apples, plums, peaches, lemons, etc., are grown here for research purposes.
Many species of trees and shrubs not found in Udhagamandalam are grown here. The park occupies about 12 hectares (30 acres) and is at an elevation of between 1,768 m. (5800 ft) and 1,880 m (5900 ft). The annual fruit and vegetable show is held here in May.
The falls are located 7 km away near the junction of Kateri and Conoor rivers on the Coonoor-Mettupalayam Ghat road. Buses are available from Coonoor up to Wenlock Bridge from where it is about 1 km on foot.
Famous for the research done on Rabies, this institute also manufactures polio vaccine. Prior permission required for visiting the institute.
This sheer precipice of several hundred metres located 10 km away commands a good view of the Coimbatore plains.
The peak, located 13 km away, has an altitude of about 1,917 m (6,294 ft). The ruins of an old fort, built and used as a look out post by Tipu Sultan, are situated here. A 3 km trek has to be undertaken to reach the point.
- Tansi watch assembling unit
- Needle industries (India) private limited
- Niligiris district co-operative milk producers union ltd
- Kateri hydro – electric
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
FishingGood trout, carp and mixed water fishing is possible in various streams and lakes in the Nilgiris. Fishing licences, for a fee, are issued by the Assistant Director of Fisheries, Fish Dale, Udhagamandalam.
Mukkurthi National Park
For lovers of wildlife, it is a must see destination. The Nilgiri tahr, the black buck, the rare Nilgiri marten, the Nilgiri laughing thrush, the great indian pied hornbill and the Nilgiri pippet are just some of the exotic animals and birds which can be found here.
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