Any tourism is intended to provide an escape from the monotony of daily life and commercial life. That is the point which relaxes and rejuvenates our mind, which is the soul of travel and tourism. In the beautiful, small and clean city of COONOOR, we provide u with a handsome and hand-some package of this ethnic and non-commercial tourism. We welcome you to enjoy the beauty of nature!
Coonoor is surrounded by tea plantations. It is essentially a small tea garden town where the weather is pleasantly cool throughout the year. A popular pass-time here is bird-watching as it is home to an extensive array of birds. It offers panoramic views of the Nilgiris, its hills and valleys lush with tea shrubs and Eucalyptus trees. Although the height of summer is peak season, winter is enjoyable in its own special way.
A homely atmosphere backed by excellent service and personalised attention leaves an indelible impression on our guests. We at Hotel Vivek believe “It is our honour to have you staying with us. We pledge our whole-hearted attention to you and your comfort”. While staying at Hotel Vivek in Coonoor, you experience that these are not mere texts, it’s the care in real they show. A great place to spend your holiday.
Nilgiris ‘The Blue Mountains’ are situated in the South Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Located on the Western Ghats of India, Nilgiris are amongst the oldest mountain range in India. For all the tourists, this region is a wildlife paradise.The height of the hills in the Blue Mountain range varies between 2,280 and 2,290 metres, the highest peak being Doddabetta at a height of 2,623 metres. Nilgiris derives its charm from its natural setting. Over 2700 species of flowering plants, 160 species of fern and fern allies, countless types of flowerless plants, Mosses, Fungi, Algae, Land Lichens etc., are found in the Sholas of the Nilgiris. No other Hill station has so many exotic species. Fauna includes over 100 species of mammals, 350 species of birds, 80 species of reptiles, about 39 species of fish, 31 amphibians and 316 species of butterflies. It includes the tiger, Asian elephant, Lion-tailed macaque and Nilgiri Thar. Nilgiris is India’s first biosphere. It has been declared as one of the 14 ‘hotspots’ of the world because of its unique bio-diversity.
Rolling grasslands, dense Sholas, waterfalls, streams, lakes, vast expanse of tea plantations, interspersed with vegetable gardens, spectacular view points, an amazing variety of flora and fauna, fabulous trekking trails, innumerable heritage sites, spell binding sunrises and sunsets, magical light, pollution free atmosphere, mist, clouds, fog, star studded skies, serenity etc.
The Name ‘Nilgiris’ means Blue hills (Neelam – Blue and giri – Hill or Mountain) the first mention of this name has been found in the Silappadikaram. There is a belief that the people living in the plains at the foot of the hills, should have given the name, the Nilgiris, in view of the violet blossoms of ‘kurinji’ flower enveloping the hill ranges periodically.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is a treasured element and fabled charm of Nilgiris since 1899. This Nilgiri rail system is unique as it is the steepest one in Asia. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO during 2005. Another interesting thing associated with the Nilgiri Railway is that the youngest X class loco is over 50 years old and the oldest is 80 years old.
A century after it first attracted travelers, the Nilgiri Mountain Toy train continues to inspire weaving through forests, moving through time, along the valleys and into the little dark winding tunnels, round the bends, up the gradients, through the glens, trees and birds.
A whiff of mist, a myna’s trill, sunlight dances on yonder hill, whistling, chugging, fire, steam-clacking, moving into a dream gorge, gorgeous, misty, foggy shrouded peaks, drizzles clothe the slopes.