Charm of Nilgiris Homestay – Coonoor

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Coonoor

Coonoor is a quiet lazy town in the Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu just around 15 km from Ooty.  Hidden nature trails, dense forests and lush tea estates coupled with its old colonial influence makes Coonoor an alluring destination in the heart of the Nilgiris. Hike, visit tea plantations or marvel at mountain views. You can also do bird watching as an extensive variety of birds can be spotted here. What sets Coonoor apart from many other hill stations in the Nilgiris, is the bright purple kurinji flower that blooms once every 12 years. Rows of these Kurinji trees can be spotted along the Ooty-Coonoor highway.   

Coimbatore is the nearest airport, 75 km from the town. Toy train can also be taken from Ooty from where buses and taxis are available. 

The Homestay

This well maintained two storied bungalow is located on a hilltop away from the city amidst nature. It overlooks Nilgiris with a gushing stream nearby and tea gardens and greenery all around. It is an ideal place to relax, pursue your hobbies, go out for a walk or a trek, do yoga and meditation. The guests stay one level below the hosts and there’s a small staircase with a gate that connects both parts of the house. 

There are two spacious rooms with wooden floors, attached bathrooms and independent sit outs. You can spend time together with family or friends in the lounge, read, a mini library and a fully functional kitchenette in case you want to cook. There is a large balcony facing east and opens up to the valley. It is ideal for quiet times in the morning enjoying your cup of tea with sunrise..

Location: It is located 7 km from Coonoor Railway Station.
Number of Rooms – 2; Total Capacity – 4

Know Your Host

Shipra Paliwal, an extremely hospitable person, will host you. She stays here with her husband Hemant post retirement. She conducts culinary classes and also has her own range of natural skincare products. Hemant is an avid golfer. They both are friendly and will go out of their way to make you feel at home. They can also help you arrange a local guide to explore the place. 

Food

They serve home made South Indian breakfast that includes idly, dosa, uttapam etc with sambar and Chutney. You can either self cook the meals or order from outside. The cook can also be arranged at an extra cost. 

Facilities

Internet • Parking • Television • Electric kettle • Running Hot Water •  Toiletries • Bonfire • Open Seating Areas • Library • Smoking Allowed Outside • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Shopping • Yoga and Meditation • Cycling

Tariff

Single Occupancy Room: 2500/-
Double Occupancy Room: 3750/-
Extra Person: 1000/-
Complimentary: Wifi and Breakfast

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Wellington Lake (5km) • Hidden Valley (6km) • Seluva mali Waterfalls (6km) • Mini Echo Roc (6km) • Sims Park (8km) • Tiger Hill Cemetery (10km) • Ralliah Dam (10km) • Laws Falls (12km) • Lamb’s Rock (13km) • Katary WaterFalls (14km) 

Excursions

Ooty (15km) • Dolphin Nose (18km) • Droog Fort (20km) • Kotagiri (20km)Kullakamby WaterFalls (32km) • Mettupalayam (39km) • Pilloor Dam (60km) • Annur (60km) • Coimbatore (72km)

Treks: Doddapetta peak

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