Dolphin's Nose, Coonoor

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Enjoy a scenic drive to Dolphin's Nose, culminating in breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and waterfalls. After a winding drive through tea plantations, you'll reach the lookout point, a huge rock formation resembling the nose of a dolphin. The viewpoint sits at 304 m (1,000 ft) above sea level. Try to visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds and snap some fantastic photographs. Make Dolphin's Nose a centerpiece of your Coonoor vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Coonoor trip planner.
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  • The drive to dolphins nose itself was a treat. Tea slopes. And valleys. The view point was even better. Shouldn't be missed.  more »
  • Due to foggy weather, I couldn't see any view properly. Hardly spend 10-15 minutes nothing much here.  more »
  • The reviews from other users suggest that this is a good place to visit. However I found it to be a terrible mistake to visit this during a long weekend. The narrow roads make it extremely time consum...  more »
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  • Place is really good for sight-seeing. Great panoramic view. You will enjoy there if you get you own binocular. Beware of photographers there, they take money and make promise to send your photo by mail/whatsapp and never send. They never pick calls and if so they only abuse.
  • This is definitely one of the best locations to enjoy the long range Nilgiri hills with back drop of couple of water falls. Could not have asked for more with this beautiful location. Its a good sight seeing place, we thoroughly enjoyed the drive to the place. Great for photography. Beware of the hawkers trying to sell useless stuff.
  • Great scenes. But unreasonably less crowded. Great place to watch the whole valley.. Telescope house can be improved. Lots of harmless monkeys.
  • Beautiful place, greenery all around. But crowded place and lot of litter around the place. Nonetheless, spectacular views of far away local villages on hills and nearby waterfall. Please do not litter if you visit.
  • Its a simple view of a valley where we can see Catherine falls. Other than that nothing else is there. The travelling time that we spent to reach the place and the effort that we take to park a four wheeler all will go waste once you see what's in there at this place. Images in Wikipedia are more than sufficient to know this place.

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The hill station of Coonoor boasts an array of accommodations, representative of its status as an established resort town. The roads that wind their way across the ridges house a number of squat hotels, stylish boutiques, and--on the more residential streets--welcoming homestays. Some heritage hotels can be found, offering a particularly quaint style of luxuriousness. Retreats, with onsite yoga centers, pools, well-maintained gardens, and fine-dining restaurants, tend to position themselves at the extremes of the hill station, to ensure they enjoy extensive views of the landscape.
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