Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is the fifth most populous city in India.With its historic landmarks and buildings, long sandy beaches, cultural and art centers and parks,Chennai offers many interesting locations to visitors. One of the most important tourist attraction of Chennai is actually in the neighbouring town of Mahabalipuram with its ancient temples and rock carvings of the 7th century Pallava kingdom. The 15 km long and 400 to 500 meter wide Marina Beach features the Light House, memorials, statues, walkways, gardens and drives alongside the beach front.Tamil and Indian culture and tradition is on display in several art galleries and cultural centers. Valluvar Kottam is an auditorium in memory of the poet-saint Thiruvalluvar. It also has a 101-feet high temple chariot structure. Kalakshetra, a centre for the revival of Indian art and crafts - especially the dance form of Bharatnatyam.The most famous temple in Chennai is the Kapaleeshwarar temple in Mylapore. The Thousand Lights Mosque is one of the largest mosques in the country and is a revered place of worship for Muslims. South of the city, along the East Coast Road, is an important centre for herpetological research called the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, which houses several fresh-water and salt-water crocodiles, alligators, gharials, and also turtles and snakes. Chennai has variety of public transportation such as buses, autos and taxis. BookCab offers special car rental packages for city travel. There are various types of cabs for hire ranging from Tata Indica to Mercedes Benz for your specific needs to travel within Chennai. Explore the beauty of Chennai by renting a cab with BookCab, BookCab also provides taxi service from Chennai International airport to anywhere in Chennai and other nearby destinations. Bookcab specializes in providing taxi services for outstation holidays from Chennai. Booking a cab for your weekend getaways from Chennai is now easy with BookCab.
Coonoor, is a famous hill station in Tamil Nadu. An extremely popular getaway it stands at a height of 1839 metres and is renowned for its tranquil and
picturesque locale as also its lush tea gardens.
A haven for nature lovers, Coonoor, boasts a number of trekking and hiking trails in this part of the country. Bird watching is a much favoured hobby here, as one comes across varied species of birds - cormorants, pipits, thrushes, parakeets, skylarks and many more thriving amidst its breathtaking beauty. Coonoor, is a virtual treasure trove of beauteous spots just waiting to be unraveled. So if nature in all its glory is what beckons you then come discover Coonoor!
Some of the famous spots that are a must visit out here
A favourite activity undertaken by tourists here is the truly exhilarating and unique ride aboard the toy train that connects Coonoor with Mettupalayam and Ooty. This trip is an absolute joy and brings one up close to the bountiful natural glory of Coonoor.
Some of the other places to visit around Mysore are Nagarhole, Bylakuppe, Somanathapura, Talakad, Melkote, and Nanjangud.
Coonoor, is a shopper's paradise and has a lot to offer to tourists visiting here. Right from exquisite petit point embroidery to
hand-made antiques, Indian handlooms, shawls and its sweet smelling tea.
One can find treasures such as - Irish and Belgian table sets and shadow-worked bed sheets as also very fine cotton clothes. You can find a good many of these knick-knacks at stores such as the - Fine Things Boutique.
Coonoor, is also famous for a great variety of fruit found here- mulberry fruit, passion fruit, ambrosia, fruit nectar can all be savoured here.
Gourmet Cheese, is another upcoming specialization of Coonoor. Check out the products from Acres Wild Cheesemaking Farm, who prepare all kinds of gourmet cheese like- Gouda, Colby, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Haloumi etc. You can buy their cheese from a very popular store at Coonoor called 'Nilgiris Store' or 'Baker's Junction'. If you're keen on it, it is also possible to take a tour of this cheese farm and if interested one could even learn cheesemaking.
Vriksh, a quaint little furniture shop at Bedford, is another hidden jewel and showcases elegant side tables, tea sets, vases etc. reminiscent of the British era. Very unique and exquisitely done these items are expensive but really worth it.
There are a number of small shops to be found here which sell stuff like- honey, jams and preserves, it is best to ascertain from the locals as to which are the genuine and reliable ones before making your purchases.
Looking for a decent place to eat then check out -Hotel Lakshmi opposite the Coonoor Bus Stand, near the Railway station, which serves the best South Indian food in Coonoor. The Taj Garden Retreat at Upper Coonoor, is another great place. The restaurant at MGM Hillworth Resorts on Mount Pleasant is also widely known for its great ambience and food. Cafe Coffee Day and Kwality Hotel are other great food options.
Weather wise Coonoor, is pleasant throughout the year. The summers here are mild and last from April to June, winters are
extremely cold stretching over November to February. The best time thereby to plan a trip to Coonoor is from October to March
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