Coonoor is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. It is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris. It stands on a lower ridge of the plateau at an altitude of 1,858 m (6,100 ft), surrounded by verdant tea and coffee estates.
This picturesque hill retreat is covered by grassy meadows, with a profusion of sunflowers, marigolds and rhododendrons, all growing wild. It is also known for its tea plantations as the environment there is very conducive to growing exceptionally aromatic tea.
Coonoor’s weather remains pleasantly cool throughout the year and this together with its serene surrounding, makes it an ideal place for a peaceful break. The temperatures in summers (March to May) have mercury levels in 15°C to 25°C. This is the most pleasant season in Coonoor. Monsoons (June to September) offer mild to medium rainfalls and make the climate humid. Coonoor is inviting in the rainy days. Winters (December to February) are not chilly here with temperature band in 10°C to 20°C. It is best for people liking cooler climates.