Me and My Muse

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Weekend Getaway - Coonoor

Coonoor Photos

Coonoor (TamilNadu)is a city and a municipality in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Recently it has experienced a growing networked economy and a significant influx of tourists.

The town is the second largest in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty, the district head quarters.

Coonoor’s dominant demographic is a healthy mix of religions, languages and cultures - caused by the tourists who decide to retire here, the Indian Army’s regimental headquarters and Staff College (DSSC) in neighboring Wellington Cantonment, and the local boarding schools. Economic development of the town has at best been lopsided, with very little going towards the maintenance of the town.




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