Places to Visit in Coimbatore


Coimbatore is a perfect tourist destination for anyone who wishes to watch nature at its glory through its picturesque views. Apart from providing many tourists spots within the city itself, Coimbatore is strategically located to fall in route to many famous hill stations. There are many tourist spots around accessible distance of the city.

Places to See in Coimbatore



Black Thunder Theme Park

It is Asia's number 1 theme park, which is located amidst the woods, with Nilgiri hills making the perfect backdrop. It is spread over 65 acres of land having all kinds of adventurous and thrilling rides. It located at a distance of 41 km from Coimbatore. If you prefer to reach by train, then Coimbatore, Mettupalayam, and Tiruppur are the nearest railway stations.

Black Thunder Theme Park is mainly a water park, though other rides are also available. You can also stay at the luxurious accommodations available at the park. There are forty Deluxe Rooms and suites in this place for your family to recoil. In addition, you can savour delicacies in the multi cuisine restaurant and chill in the bar and cafe. Other facilities available include Health club, Children's Play Zone, Corporate Conference facilities, lush lawn, etc.

Address: Black Thunder Theme Park (P) Ltd Ooty Main Road, Mettupalayam Coimbatore Dt - 641305. Tamil Nadu, India Entry Fee: Rs 400 (Kids under 10 years of age), Rs 450 (otherwise)

Nilgiris Hills

Nilgiris is India's first biosphere that ranks among the 14 'hotspots' of the world. It is among the oldest mountain ranges in India and a home to three beautiful hill stations - Coonoor, Ooty, and Kotagiri. You will find all aspects of nature interspersed with each other in this heavenly abode. Waterfalls, tea plantations, rolling grasslands and spectacular viewpoints define the beauty of Nilgiri Hills. Siruvani Waterfalls

This beautiful waterfall is situated 35 km to the west of Coimbatore. A dam is also constructed there, named after this waterfall. To reach Siruvani Waterfalls, you have to pass through a place called Sadivayal Checkpost, where you need to pay a nominal entry fee. Tribals such as Irulars and Mudugars live here.

Besides hired cars, you can reach this place from Coimbatore by buses (14E, 59, 59C) and Sadivayal and Sirvani buses frequently ply here. While touring Siruvani waterfalls, you can also visit Anaimalai Hills range, Palar rivers, Sholiyar, Aliyar, and Parambikulam.

Dhyanalinga Temple

It is a unique yogic temple, beyond any particular faith and believes in spiritual essence of living. They don't follow any special kind of prayer or ritual. They only believe in meditation and provide you with a serene and spiritual ambiance in the midst of dense forest, essentially at the foothills of Velliangiri Mountains, 30 km from west of Coimbatore

. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev consecrated the temple and even said this place will make people, who are unaware of meditation, realize what meditation is after he/she sits there silently for few minutes. They even preach that meditation can be done in a more appropriate environment during certain days and time such as on Poornima and Amavasya. Some of the common meditations practiced in Dhyanalinga temple include Nadha Aaradhana, Aumkar Meditation, Pancha Bhuta Aradhana and during special celebration of Mahashivarathri.

Address: Dhyanalinga, Isha Yoga Center, Semmedu (P.O), Coimbatore - 641114 Timings: 6 am to 8 pm (open on all days)

Perur Patteeswarar Temple

During the rule of Raja Raja Chola, Patteeswarar Temple or Perur Temple was built. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Patteeswarar being the other name for Shiva) and has been patronized by various poets such as Kachiappa Munivar and Arunagiri Nathar. It is located 7 km to the west of Noyyal River. Inside the temple premises, you can see his consort Parvati (called Pachainayaki) along with him. As per folklore, this deity had emerged at its own and that is why many regard it as 'Swayambu Lingam'. Halls, gopurams and carved pillars adorn the temple. Also, there is a golden statue of Nataraja in one of the halls of Patteeswarar Temple.

Kovai Kondattam

Kovai Kondattam is a theme park in Coimbatore located 3 km away from Perur temple. You can reach there through Perur-Siruvani main road. It remains open from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. You can visit this place with your family where your children can enjoy the numerous water games. The other adventure options available are rock climbing, water dance, wave pool, and dashing cars for small kids. Kovai Kondattam also arranges for birthday parties, casual get-together, presentations, product launches, and much more. It is one of the most popular amusement parks near Coimbatore. Location: Kovai Kondattam, Siruvani Main Road, Kalampalyam, Coimbatore.

Monkey Falls

This is one of the picturesque waterfalls popular in Coimbatore district. It is located in the Anaimalai Hills range. You can reach there through Pollachi-Valparai road. It is about 30 km away from Pollachi, just next to two IFS check posts - Azhiyar Valparai and Arutperunjothi Nagar. It has come up as one of the most popular tourist attractions near Coimbatore. Just shell out Rs. 15 as ticket fee and enjoy the beauty of Monkey Falls.


Tourist Destinations near Coimbatore



Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary houses a number of animals such as lion, langur, elephant, gaur, tiger, panther, sloth bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog, pangolin, civet cut, porcupine, flying squirrel and jackal along with many others. It lies in Western Ghats at a distance of 65 km from Coimbatore.

Palani

It is amongst Lord Subramanya's six places of pilgrimage. Sri Dandayuthapani is the deity that presides. Palani attracts a large number of tourists who pay oblations to the idols made out of medicinal herbs and shrubs in the shrine.

Avanashi Temple

Avanashilingeswarar temple was built in the 12th century by The Cholas. It has sculptures and carvings that are well shaped. It lies at a distance of 40 km from the city of Coimbatore.

Bannari

This is a town that attracts a number of devotees towards itself because of its famous Mariamman temple. It is located 83 km away from Coimbatore and lies close to the large thick forests of the Western Ghats.

Bhavani

This town lies at a distance of 121 km from Coimbatore and is often referred to as the 'Triveni of South India'. It is a sacred and holy pilgrim town that houses the famous Sangameshwarer temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Sangameshwarer and his counterpart Vedanayaki.

Coonoor

This is a hill station in the Nilgiris and it lies at a distance of 71 km from the city of Coimbtore. It has many interesting tourist spots such as Sim's Park, Law's fall, Ketti Dolphin's Nose, Lamb's Rock, Lady Canning's seat, The Droog, Ralliah Dam, Catherine's fall and also some beverages plantations amongst others.

Kotagiri

This hill station is the oldest and most ancient hill resort lying in the Nilgiri hills. It is located at a distance of 105 km from Coimbatore.

Mettuppallayam

It is a small town that lies at the foot hills of the Nilgris. The unique thing about it is the adventurous railway journey between Mettuppalaiyam and Ooty that passes through forests and tea plantations. It lies at a distance of 52 km from Coimbatore.

Monkey falls and Sengupathi falls

These are beautiful waterfalls that attract many tourists towards themselves due to their pleasant location. While Monkey falls lie on route to Valparai, Sengupathi falls lie on the way to Siruvani from Coimbatore.

Siruvani Waterfalls and Dam

This place acts as a perfect picnic spot with its waterfalls and dam. Siruvani is the source of water supply to the entire district of Coimbatore. This water supplied is considered the second tastiest water of the world. It lies at a distance of 37 km from Coimbatore.

Thirumoorthy Temple

This temple lies on the foot of the Thirumoorthy Hills, and is located 20 km away from Udumalpet on the Palani Coimbatore Highway. It is a sacred place and consists of a holy shrine within its premises that attracts a lot of devotees. Many waterfalls are near this temple, and it is being further developed by the tourism department.

Ooty

Ootachamand is called the 'Queen of hills'. In the English language, it is called Udhagamandalam. Ooty is a favorite tourist spot among people because of its low lying clouds, cool weather natural beauty. It also houses tourist spots such as Botanical Gardens, Ooty Lake and Stone House. Although, it lies at some distance from the city of Coimbatore, it is a place that commands a must visit.

Vaideki Waterfalls

These falls are a perfect place for people who love to trek or picnic. They are located at a distance of 30 km from Coimbatore and in order to travel up here, a person needs to take the route of Narasipuram village.

Valparai

It is a hill station situated 102 km away from Coimbatore. Valparai is the head of 50 estates that fall under the Anamalai range. Tea plantation is predominantly present. Anamalai range also has a number of waterfalls, stream, dams and dense forests.

Parambikulam-Aliyar

It is a multipurpose project wherein rivers such as Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar, Sholiyar, Thunakadaru, Thekkadi and Palar flow in to supply water for the purpose of irrigation of land and generation of power. It has several dams that are placed in order and are inter-connected through tunnels and channels. This place is ideal for picnics and adventure sports and accommodation facilities in the forest rest houses is also available.

Last Updated on : January 14, 2014





     


     

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