Coonoor is a famous hill station in Tamil Nadu. It is the second most popular hill station in the Nilgiris. Known for its picturesque beauty, this hill station is a great picnic spot. It is also famous for tea gardens and tea factories. There are numerous trekking trails around Coonoor. This place is quite a favorite among nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. If you are planning a trip from Chennai to Coonoor, here’s how you can reach it.

By Car

The distance between Chennai and Coonoor is 541.5 km and it can be covered in 8 to 11 hours, depending on the route you choose and the flow of traffic. There are 3 routes that one can choose from to reach Coonoor from Chennai. The shortest route includes driving through Grand Southern Trunk Road/NH 45. An alternate route goes via NH 46. The third route involves driving through Grand Southern Trunk Road/NH 45 and NH67.

By Bus

One can take a bus from Chennai to Mettupalayam. From Mettupalayam, one will have to change the bus and board another bus to reach Coonoor.