Lady Canning's Seat : Lady Canning's seat is about 8 kms. from
Coonoor bus stand and further along the same road as that to Lamb's Rock. It is
perhaps the loveliest point in the heart of the woods. Lady Canning, the wife of
the Viceroy, was found of this spot which commands a panoramic view of the numerous
tea estates, Lamb's Rock, the Droog, the Lampton's Peak all could be seen one above
the other and even Mettupalayam is visible at a distance.
Law's Falls : 7kms from Coonoor, set inside the Coonoor forest range with
vast stretches of undisturbed sholas, the Laws falls is a paradise for naturalists.
The water fall is very wild and rocky.
Katery Falls : A diversion from Coonoor on the Kundah Road about 1 km from
kendala Village. Water from the Katery dam flows as a falls. This is one of the
highest falls in the Nilgiris.
The Droog : 17 kms from Coonoor. One has to go up to Nonsuch Estate
and trek down for about 4 kms. In this spot a dilapidated fort is there which was
said that Tippu Sultan used this fort as outpost. The peak stands at an elevation
of about 2000metres and directly overlooks the plans.
Kotagiri : It is 31 kms. from Udhagamandalam. The climate is very
salubrious which is 6503 feet above sea level. Kotagiri is shielded by the Doddabetta
ranges which receives much of its rain from north west monsoon. One can enjoy a
pleasure ride on road flanked by green tea beds on either side.
what to see
Kodanadu viewpoint It is about 18 kms from Kotagiri on the
eastern edges of the Nilgiris. On either side of the road one can see the panoramic
view of the tea estates and the view of the river Moyar is breathtaking. A watchtower
is there to view the panoramic view of Rangaswamy peak and pillar. Bus services
are available from Kotagiri.
St. Catherine Waterfall From Dolphin's Nose of Coonoor one
can have a magnificent view of St. Catherine Waterfall, which is about 250 feet
in height. But it can be reached from Kotagiri 8 kms away. To reach the top of the
hills tourists should take a diversion at Aravenu on the Kotagiri-Mettupalayam road.
Longwood Shola : The Longwood shola is the source of pure spakling water
for the people living in Kotagiri town. This shola is an intergal part of the very
fragile Nilgiri eco-system. The preservation of this shola forestic is very vital.
The micro climatic conditions here contributes to making kotagiri one of the ideal
climatic locations in the world. There is a very picturesque trekking path which
goes through this serene shola.
Gudalur It is the gateway to Nilgiris from Kerala and Karnataka.
Udhagamandalam, Coonoor and Kotagiri lie in the upper plateau of Nilgiris and Gudalur
lies on the lower plateau. Udhagamandalam to Calicut road and Udhagamandalam Mysore
road meet at Gudalur town. Population of Gudalur is 32,605 (1991 census). Most of
the Gudalur area is carpeted green. It is 51 kms from Udhagamandalam.
WHAT TO SEE
Needle Rock : It is 8 km. on the way to Ooty Gudalur road, this view point gives
you a 360 degree view. The sunset from here on clear days is guaranteed to take
your breath away. A panaromic view of the Mudumalai Wild life Sanctuary and Gudalur
town far below is a visual treat from this view point.