It was absolutely unplanned that I would go to Coonoor. It was not in my travel list. But sometimes unplanned things turn out to be more beautiful. And Coonoor was pretty. There are not many places to visit ; you just need one day to cover this city. Small place, small roads, scenic beauty is what you should look for, if going to Coonoor. You should not miss Coonoor if youare near Ooty.
The first thing you need to visit is Sim's Park. It is a beautiful park with fascinating flowers all around. I couldn’t stop myself from clicking pictures of all the flowers. It has a small artificial lake inside where you can boat using the paddle boat. One specific thing I liked about the park is that they have put names on all the trees ; and these names are biological names. My mother being a Science Teacher was very excited to see them. She wanted to click pictures of all of them. One specific tree I remember was "The Elephant's tree" because the trunk resembled the leg of an elephant. Overall, a good place for people who want to learn and practice nature photography.
Then we moved to another place called "Lamb's Rock". It was 6 kms from Sim's Park and the way to this place was beautiful. Tea Gardens all around as if I am in some movie. Hilly Roads, greenery all around - overdose of scenic beauty.
Couple of things to be taken care of while going to Lamb's rock -
There are a lot of monkeys in that area so please be extra careful.
Do not and I repeat that again.. DO NOT carry anything with you… I had a bag on which a monkey actually pounced.
Since there was a lot of fog, we actually could not see the view but it kinda looks like a small trek. From the base where the car would drop you, the way to the top is around 2 kms. So plan accordingly if you are going with your family.
Please do visit the restaurant "The Venky's" near the Coonoor station. They have the yummiest and the cheapest South Indian Thali.