The Coonoor ghat road rapidly supplemented all other routes to the Nilgiris, and Coonoor at the head of this ghat which possessed essential advantages gained its importance. CoonoorStands on a lower ridge of the plateau at an altitude of 1,858 mts. and has a railway station on the Mettupalayam - Udhagamandalam route. Coonoor is an important trade centre for tea and the Tea Board of India, has a branch office here.
Around and near Coonoor, the travellers and tourists could enjoy the beautiful places of interest like Sim's Park, the Lady Canning's Seat. Lamb's rock. Dolphine's Nose, the Law's Falls, the Droog,