Coonoor acts as the base for a lot of trekking endeavours and expeditions that leads to the Nilgiris. Tea is the main backbone of Coonoor as far as the economy is concerned together with the seasonal tourism industry during the summer season. The locals predominantly rely upon the tea industry to run their livelihood. Coonoor is quieter and smaller in comparison to Ooty but in no ways or by no means any less attractive or charming from any angle. Coonoor is definitely one of the most serene and adorable hill stations in India. Coonoor is very near to Ooty, only a meagre distance of 19km separating the two.
It is a stupendous location for having a panoramic view of the Nilgiri Hills as well as the Catherine Falls. It is very common to witness scintillating sceneries in Coonoor. It is very easy for tourists to reach Coonoor for it is very well connected with the prime locations of the South and thereby extremely easy to reach. Needless to say, Coonoor is an ideal summer retreat.
Some of the must visit places if and when one makes a tour to Coonoor are St. Catherine Falls, Thandu Mariamman Temple, St. George Church, Dolphin Nose View Point, Lamb's Rock, Law's Falls, The Droog, Pomological Station, Katary Falls, Hidden Valley, Lady Canning's Seat, Wellington Golf Course, Silk Rearing Station, Sim's Park, Guernsery Tea Factory, Ketti, etc. Coonoor is thus a fascinating place to be visiting with plenty of spots to travel and enjoy.