Coonoor is connected by a metre gauge railway line on the iconic Nilgiri Mountain Railway, situated between the towns of Mettupalayam and Ooty. Coonoor’s main attraction within the town is Sim’s Park – a small, well maintained botanical garden spread over 12 acres. The park hosts an annual “Fruit Show” in summer.
There are numerous trekking trails leading out from the town, the most popular trails leading to Lamb’s Rock about 9 km from Coonoor, which overlooks the spectacular Coimbatore plains and provides a bird’s eye view of sprawling tea and coffee plantations. Lady Canning’s Seat is also a high point that provides a panoramic view of the Nilgiri hills.