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Coonoor at a glance;

Coonoor offers a calm area to live away from the hustle of a crowded tourist place nearby, Ooty. So it has always been a choice for those who retire or prefer to have a calm area for a second home.

A real estate investment in Coonoor can be rewarding, because;

1. It’s proximity to larger cities like Coimbatore, b,lore, Chennai, Mysore and Kochi.

  • Ooty – 20 kms
  • Coimbatore (Nearest airport) – 68 km.
  • Bangalore – 285 kms
  • Kochi – 256 kms
  • Mysore – 144 kms
  • Chennai – 529 kms

2. Schools and colleges – Schools and colleges of Nilgiris are in Coonoor too.


  • Providence College for Women
  • Riga College of Hotel Management
  • M R S Technical Institute
  • St.Joseph’s College

There are many schools in Coonoor as well which are a major contributor to the local economy. Here are some major schools;

  • Mountain Home High School And Junior College
  • St.Joseph’s Convent Anglo Indian Girl’s Higher Secondary School
  • St.Antony’s Matric Higher Secondary School
  • Army Public School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Wellington.
  • Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School.

3. The climate – Coonoor shares the climatical conditions of Ooty.

The climate in Coonoor is more or less the same as Ooty and it’s often colder than Ooty.

4. It too boasts a great culture.

  • Coonoor also hosts an Indian army base and the area is clean.
  • There are a large number of historically important places in Coonoor as well.
  • Many inhabitants are retirees.
  • Coonoor is largely calm and gets busy with tourists mainly in summer.

5. Crime Rates –  Coonoor in Nilgiris enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in India.

6. Some of the major local attractions are

  • Sim’s Park
  • Pomological Station
  • Dolphin’s Nose Viewpoint
  • Lamb’s Rock
  • Droog Fort – Ruins of a fort used by Tipu Sultan.
  • Law’s Falls
  • Ooty
  • Katary Falls
  • Pasteur Institute

7. Real estate

  • Independent Villas/ Bungalows
  • Small Residential plots
  • Apartments
  • Villas in Gated communities
  • Agricultural land

If you are out in search of a second home as an investment, Coonoor is a great option with potential to offer you great returns on your investments and if you are looking for a calm retired life or a second home for vacations, it suits your preferences too.