With hot winds, dust, grime, and discomforting sweat and stickiness, the Indian summer can be a draining affair, physically and mentally. The best way to get away from all of this is to plan a trip to a cool hill station near you. A weekend getaway to Coonoor will be a refreshing change; not just the relentless heat but from the staid and boring routine of everyday life as well.
Apart from providing respite from the heat, a trip to a hill station like Coonoor can be a great way to spend time with your family, or get to know your colleagues better through activities like trekking, sightseeing, picnicking, and relaxing in this hill station nestled in the Nilgiri hills.
Popular Attractions in Coonoor
For those sick and tired of the hot and sweaty summer season, the fact that average temperature in Coonoor does not rise above 25°C will probably be the most preferred reason to visit Coonoor. However, there is a lot to do, apart from enjoying the cool and relaxing climate, of course, in Coonoor.
For starters, your entire family can enjoy a ride in the Heritage train that connects Mettupalayam with Ooty. Coonoor is one of the five scheduled stops in this toy train. This means you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Nilgiri hills and make a quick trip to Ooty, situated just 19 kms away, as a part of your Coonoor vacation. The toy train experience is a must-do for all visitors planning a vacation in Coonoor.
If you want a closer view of the natural beauty of this hill station, then you can plan treks, hikes, and picnics to various popular attractions in this hill station. Sim’s Park is an interesting combination of a botanical garden and a park. Visiting the Highfield tea factory, apart from giving you a glimpse of vast tea plantations, is a fun way to enjoy nature at her ethereal best.
For those who look forward to a bird’s eye view of the Nilgiri hills, the Dolphin’s Nose and Lamb’s Rock offer a great view of the hill range. The best part is that you don’t need to plan a long holiday to enjoy the attractions of this hill station. Those living in Bengaluru or Chennai can plan a short 2-3 day trip to enjoy nature’s beauty along with the luxurious services offered by quality Coonoor hotels.
Family Vacations as well as Business Retreats
Firms and organizations seeking to help their employees tide over the difficult Indian summer can gain a lot of brownie points by planning a short business retreat by comparing Coonoor holiday packages offered by the Taj Coonoor. The hill station offers numerous avenues where employees can participate in fun activities designed to improve teamwork and bonding within the organization.
Gourmet tea tasting at Tranquil Tea can be combined with in-depth review of business strategies and tactics to help tired employees enjoy entertainment even as they get lots of work done in the corporate offsite. The numerous restaurants in Coonoor that offer several local delicacies are a wonderful way to round off a busy day filled with treks, hikes, strategic analysis, and HR team building activities.
Choose the Best Accommodation in Coonoor
It is important to choose the right hotel for your stay in Coonoor. The last thing you want is a bad hotel choice to spoil your vacation. If you want nothing but the best, then you can check in to The Gateway Hotel, which is the only hotel being operated by the Taj Group at the hill station, at Church Road in Coonoor.
Even a short trip to Coonoor and Ooty can lead to great memories with your family or business colleagues. Just make sure you don’t compromise on luxury or quality of service when choosing the hotel for your short summer vacation.