Coonoor Industrial Visit

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

Pomological Gardens
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.

Sim’s Park
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.

Law’s Falls
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.

Pasteur Institute
Famous for the research done on Rabies, this institute also manufactures polio vaccine. Prior permission required for visiting the institute.

Lamb’s Rock

This sheer precipice of several hundred metres located 10 km away commands a good view of the Coimbatore plains.

Dolphin’s Nose
This promontory overlooking the plains is located 12 km away. The Catherine Falls can be seen from here.

The Droog
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.

Rallia Dam
The Dam, the source of water supply to Coonoor town, is located 11 km away.


Industries Enroute

  • 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

Tea and Coffee Plantations
For a visit to these plantations around Coonoor, contact: United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI), Glen View, and Coonoor

Other scenic spots around Coonoor are Lady Canning’s Seat, Tiger Hill, Walker’s Hill, Brookland’s Road and Katery Falls.

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.


Upper Bhavani
Some of the best sholas like the Thai Shola lie on the way to Upper Bhavani.

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.

The sholas (tropical forests) here are so thick, that sunlight cannot penetrate many areas. Plenty of trout are to be found in the numerous mountain streams which dot the place.

Udhagamandalam (19 km)


Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary

How would you like to travel?

The nearest airport is at Coimbatore
Coonoor is a railway station on the Mettupalayam-Udhagamandalam Route.
Good motorable roads connect Coonoor to Udhagamandalam which is connected will large towns in the country
Coimbatore- 64 Km
There are regular Bus services from Udhagamandalam and Coimbatore to Coonoor.

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