Resembling a Dolphin’s Nose, hence the name, this huge rock is located about ten kilometers outside Coonoor. A popular place, it takes a bit of an effort to reach there. The road is narrow and rough with hairpin bends but that adds to the exhilaration of going to the place. A massive rock formation with deep gorges on either side, the Dolphin Rock although a tourist’s favourite, is not for the faint hearted. At a thousand feet above sea level, the view from the rock is absolutely awesome. Spread before you like a panoramic picture, the landscape unfolds itself as you gaze upon it. One of the best locations to enjoy the sunrise and sunset – the colors spreading across the sky as you watch in total rapture. Looking down you will see the white waters of the Catherine Rock cascading down the mountain, even as your gaze moves to the lush green of the tea estates spread all over. Sitting on the rock with the wind blowing around you as you take in the wonderful vista spread all around is an experience that can leave you humbled and yet on a high.
Another great place to visit is the Law Falls, a drive of just seven kilometers from Coonoor and the Droog Fort which is fifteen kilometers outside Coonoor but requires a four kilometer trek through the lush green Nonsuch Tea Estate.