Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lamb's Rock, Coonoor

Lamb's Rock in  Coonoor is a view point named after Collector Captain Lamb just 8 kms from the city. It has a stunning view of the Coimbatore plains, tea estates and coffee estates on the slopes of the Nilgiri Hills. 



On the way to the spot there are few shops of local spices, tea by the road side. We bought few items from here and quality was good.



The mountain cliff is at 5000ft above the sea level. Green hills all around the cliff, mist and cool breeze make the visit worthwhile. 



One of the views here is 'Sleeping Lady' as seen above. The top of the mountain gives an impression of a lady in deep sleep overlooking the skies.



It is a mountain cliff with steep depth down below. The view point with concrete shade is standing on the cliff accessible by man-made steps. The walk up to this point passes through a thick forest of various trees some bearing flowers. 



30 comments:

Uppal said...

LOVELY SHOTS AND CONTENT!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful rural landscape -- quite unexpected to me. I did know tea was grown in India, but did not know coffee was. Great pictures.

Priyashi said...

Lovely pictures...:)

Jeevan said...

I really missed visiting this view point while visited Dolphin’s nose. It was quite misty then. Though I think now, even I visited I couldn't make up to the concede shade.

You captured some lovely photos here and the view on sleeping lady is superb!

janiceadcock said...

What a beautiful area. Love the first shot with all the pattern of farming.

ladyfi said...

Lovely scenery.

Tom said...

Spectacular! The white flowers look like our Sambucus (elderberry). The berries all ready to pick now. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, Rajesh, I love those peaceful, gray skies and the mist!!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty scenic views and photos, Rajesh! Have a happy weekend!

Gaelyn said...

That looks like quite a walk to view the Sleeping Lady.

Photo Cache said...

the countryside is very pretty and lush.

Al said...

What a beautiful place - I love scenery like this.

Felicia said...

gorgeous scenery Rajesh.

Marie said...

Truly beautiful place! How nice that you can buy spices from a vendor out in the country like that.

AmitAag said...

Great pictures, Rajesh!

Leovi said...

It is a very nice place with beautiful scenery, great photos!

Annemor said...

Thank you for bringing me along.
The scenery is great.
Have a nice evening.
Mormor

Tom said...

I thought that I had commented yesterday. Wonderful images unlike anything I see around here, The white flowers look like our Sambucus (elderberry) which is ready to pick just about now. Have a wonderful weekend. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful landscapes!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Very attractive flowering shrubs Rajesh and the scenery is majestic!

Shane

Ileana said...

Beautiful photos!

Jim said...

Great

Villrose said...

Fantastic landscapes in India!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Looks like a great place for an outing!

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Su-sieee! Mac said...

What a beautiful place! It's very calming to look at your photos. Thank you. Take 25 to Hollister

Ela said...

What a wonderful place and beautiful views !

Ravish Mani said...

Wow! Awesome pics, Rajesh. :)

Vinay Nagaraju said...

Oh I had been there and often wondered why it was called the lambs rock. Now it makes perfect sense :)

Kalpanaa Misra said...

Such a sight for sore eyes!

Gillena Cox said...

lovely pics; just luv those tea fields

have a nice Thursday

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