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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  • It a good 10 km from Coonoor. The ride can be charming but the actual dolphin nose is shrouded in mist ! The road is bad in patches and not suited for those with a bad Back ! Instead I recommend a rid...  more »
  • We visited this place in the month of December and I must say it was better than even the Google pictures!! what a place!..Although the mist covered when we reached and the view couldn't be seen even ...  more »
  • If you come from Coimbatore or Ooty for a day trip,first try this point. Otherwise you will find fog and nothing else.Road is mostly paved and almost one-way but through the forest and beautiful.Traff...  more »
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  • Amazing view, awesome climate on September, enjoyed well. Clear view of Catherine Water Falls. Passing clouds and view of tea estate is very nice. Carry your own food. Snacks are too cost. Monkeys are at high. Take care your bags and things.
  • It's a good tourist spot. Entrance fee is Rs.10. and if you have a camera it's 25-50. Location wise it's beautiful. The view was just breathtaking. PS: Don't feed the monkeys :P
  • It is a view point in the hills from where you can see beautiful slight of the hills and waterfall. It is calm and beautiful though be safe from the monkeys. There are shops from where you can buy stuff like toys. Also there is some snack shops nearby. It is accessible from car.
  • Nice views of the hills, provided the clouds don’t obscure the view. Drive to the location passes through beautiful forests and tea estates. It is a worth seeing site for the Coonoor travelers. The temperature, cloud condition, skyline of mountain ranges and green tea gardens made this location ideal to mesmerise the traveler.
  • One of famous tourist attraction in Coonoor. Drive carefully as the road uphill is narrow. Please make sure that you reach there early morning. We were not lucky enough to get a good view as it was all covered with clouds.

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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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