Places to Visit in Coonoor Near Wallwood Garden

All Neemrana properties are non–hotel Hotels, because they were originally built for other purposes. All efforts have been made to maintain the old charm of Wallwood Garden while ensuring more than the basic comforts that have come to be associated with the changes in lifestyle since the 19th century. Wallwood Garden offers a unique experience of seeing and ‘living’ history along with a range of local excursions to the tea estates that help our guests unwind and rediscover themselves. Nothing about the Neemrana experience is ordinary. Walk out to the Pomological Gardens to experience the vast species of trees and plants in Coonoor. Wallwood Garden also hosts anniversaries, birthdays and other memorable occasions.

Pomological Garden – 10 minutes From Wallwood Garden

Coreopsideae flowers in bloom with greenery around - Wallwood Garden - 19th Century, Coonoor

The Pomological Garden at Coonoor is one of the three experimental fruit gardens or research centres for the State Agricultural Department. They do research on different fruits grown here – like pomegranates, apples, plums, and apricots. It bejewels all those who visit the place with its vibrant blooms and enamouring visuals. 

Sim’s Park – Two Minutes From Wallwood Garden

Sim's Park, a small well maintained botanical garden that has several varieties of plants. It is spread over 12 hectares. It is about 19 km on road to the south of Ooty and is accessible by both train and road. It also hosts an annual “Fruit Show” in summer. The Sim's Park is an important place to visit in Coonoor. Spread in an area of 12 acres, the park has a collection of over 1,000 plant species, including magnolia, pines, tree ferns, and camellia. The botanical garden is partly developed in the Japanese style and derived its name from J. D. Sim, the secretary of the Madras Club in 1874. The key attraction of the park is the annual fruit and vegetable show held in May.

An image of Sim's park with a lake in the centre and view points on either side - Wallwood Garden - 19th Century, Coonoor

Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint – 10 km From Wallwood Garden

A View from Dolphin's Nose showcasing lush green hills - Wallwood Garden - 19th Century, Coonoor

The Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint is 10 km from Coonoor. It provides panoramic views of the vast expanses of the Nilgiri Hills and Catherine Falls. This spot is about 1550 metres above sea level and you can get pristine air quality with extravagant views of the nearby hills and valleys. The entry fee for this viewpoint is INR 15 per person, INR 20 for carrying cameras and INR 50 for videography. The location also lets people participate in horse riding and boating.

Lamb's Rock – 5.2 km From Wallwood Garden

Lamb's Rock is the perfect place to view the sunrise and sunset as it is 5000 feet above sea level in the municipality of Coonoor. Sightseeing is a must-visit location and is one of the most attractive places for a tourist. You can trek to the peak to have a 360-degree view of the tea plantations and an aerial view of other attractions like Dolphin's Nose. The ticket prices are 10 INR for entry, 20 INR for still photography and 50 INR for videography. Lamb's Rock is a nature lover’s paradise, exposing them to the cloud-cloaked vistas of the hillscape.

A view of tea plantation with mountains and trees in the background

Rallia Dam – 8.2 km From Wallwood Garden

Water flowing from a dam with a boat sailing in the river below

Rallia Dam does not require any entry fee and is one of the most captivating places in Coonoor. Places to visit can include this dam for travellers who are nature enthusiasts, as you can view the lush green mountains from the dam. Its serenity and calmness let people inhale the freshness of the air and rejuvenate themselves. Travellers, if in luck, can also spot bison and Malabar squirrels while on a trek near the dam.