COIMBATORE WITH ISHA YOGA CENTER (FROM COIMBATORE)

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Coimbatore City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 3 Days

Ideal Start Time: 10 AM (Day 1), 9 AM (Day 2) & 9 AM (Day 3)

Total Places Visited: 10

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

DAY 1 : COIMBATORE SIGHTSEEING

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Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 5 AM to 12 PM & 3 PM to 8 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 7 Kms from Coimbatore Railway Station, Patteeswarar Temple located in Perur (on the Siruvani road) is the oldest temple in Coimbatore region.

Built by the King Karikala Cholan, this temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. Situated on the banks of Noyyal River, the idol here is believed to be a Swayambu Lingam (self manifested). Several rulers of Chola, Hoysala and Vijayanagara dynasty contributed to the development of the temple. The greatest attraction of the temple is the 'Kanaka Saba' or the golden hall which is adorned by a gold plated statue of Nataraja bestowing blessings upon the two sages - Gowmuni and Pattimuni.

The carved out sculptures on gopurams and pillars of the temple demonstrate the uniqueness of Dravidian architecture. The Panguni Uthiram festival is celebrated in full spirit in the month of March.

Timings: 5 AM to 12 PM and 3 PM to 8 PM.

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM, Closed on Monday & Public Holidays
Entry Fee: Rs. 75 for Adults, & Rs. 25 for Children (from 6 -13 Years)

At a distance of 3 km from Coimbatore Junction, GD Naidu Car Museum is a vintage car museum located in Anna Salai, Coimbatore. Also known as Gedee Car Museum, it is one of the few vintage car museums in India, and among the top Coimbatore tourist places.

Inaugurated on 27th April 2015, the Gedee Car Museum was set up by GD Gopal, the son of GD Naidu, an eminent industrialist and philanthropist of Coimbatore. GD Naidu visited several countries during his lifetime and was fascinated by the workmanship and engineering capabilities of Germany. He started collecting unique cars which had a history of its own and His son GD Gopal continued his father's hobby by not just adding to the collection, but maintaining most of the cars in motorable condition and initiated the setup of the Car Museum. The main objective of the museum is that the students and general public should learn about the technology behind it .....

Wildlife

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 4 PM - 7.30 PM on Weekdays, 10 AM - 7.30 PM on Weekends, & Closed on Tuesdays
Entry Fee: Rs. 3 for Adults, & Rs. 2 for Children, Toy Train : Rs. 2 for Adults, & Rs. 1 for Children

At a distance of 2 km from Coimbatore Junction, the VOC Park & Zoo is a zoological garden and amusement park located in Gopalapuram locality of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Also known as V.O. Chidambaranar Park, it is one of the prominent recreational spots as well as tourist places in Combatore.

The VOC Zoo & Park was established in the year 1965 in an extent of 7 acres and is named after freedom fighter V O Chidambaram Pillai. Managed by the Coimbatore City Corporation, the park houses around 890 animals including 335 birds, 106 mammals, and 54 reptiles. The park and zoo is a preferred picnic spot for locals who get their kids to have a wonderful time and introduce them to the world of animals.

The park has a play area for the kids, an aquarium, and a Jurassic Park where not just children but even adults can have fun. Visitors also have access to a variety of fairs, exhibitions, annual events, .....

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 9 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 1 km from Coimbatore Junction, the Ukkadam-Valankulam Lake is a serene lake situated in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Located between Trichy road and Sungam bypass road, it is one of the popular places to visit in Combatore.

Ukkadam Lake or Ukkadam Periyakulam is spread over an area of 1.295 sq. km and has an average depth of 19 feet. The lake is fed by canals derived from the Noyyal river. The lake also receives water from Selvachinthamani lake located upstream in the north and drains water. The lake has an outlet connecting it with Valankulam lake. The water can be released through four sluice gates located on the south side of the lake. A railway track connecting Coimbatore Junction and Podanur passes over the lake.

In 2010, the lake was taken over by Coimbatore Corporation on a 90-year lease and announced a beautification project at the cost of INR 49.5 million in 2015. As .....

Overnight Stay in Coimbatore

DAY 2 : COIMBATORE SIGHTSEEING

Resume Coimbatore Sightseeing

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM & 2 PM to 8.30 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 15 km from Coimbatore Railway Station, Marudhamalai Temple is a Hindu temple situated atop a hill near Coimbatore. It is one of the prominent places to visit as part of Coimbatore tour packages.

Located on a scenic hillock at a height of 600 feet, Marudhamalai Temple is an adobe of Lord Murugan and is considered one of the popular Murugan temples in Tamilnadu. Built by Tamil kings during the 12 century CE, Lord Murugan in this temple is worshipped in the form of Dhandayuthapani.

According to Puranas, a Siddha overcome by tiredness, take shelter under the shade of a Marudha tree and pray to God to help him to quench his thirst. Suddenly water sprinted out from the roots of the tree and leaped in joy, the saint worshipped Muruga and this place is called Marudhamalai. It is one of the important Coimbatore places to visit.

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Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 9 M - 1 PM & 2 PM - 5 PM, Closed on Saturday, Sunday, & Pubic Holidays
Entry Fee: Rs. 40 for Adults, Rs. 20 for Children & Rs. 200 for Foreigners

At a distance of 4 km from Coimbatore Junction, the Gass Forest Museum is a government-run natural history museum situated in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Located at Cowley Brown Road, it is one of the popular museums in Tamilnadu, and among the must include places in Coimbatore packages.

Gass Forest Museum is located inside the premises of the Forest College Campus, Coimbatore. J. A. Gamble, the conservator of forests for the Madras Presidency, made an aborted attempt to establish a forest museum in the province towards the end of the 19th century. A few years later in 1902, Gamble's successor, Horace Archibald Gass, succeeded in establishing a museum for forestry. During World War-II, the museum was closed to accommodate evacuees from Greece and Malta. After Indian Independence in 1947, the museum came under the administration Government of Tamil Nadu and is currently run by the Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 5 AM - 11 AM & 5 PM - 9 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 3 km from Coimbatore Junction, Sri Ayyappan Temple is a Hindu temple located at Siddhapudur locality of Coimbatore. It is one of the prominent temples in Tamilnadu, and among the must include places in Coimbatore Trip.

Siddhapudur Sree Ayyappan Temple is a significant temple dedicated to Lord Sree Ayyappa. Constructed in a typical and traditional style of architecture, Ayyappan Temple is a delight for the culturally inclined. The temple has been built on the same lines as the original Sabarimala Temple in Kerala and thus is rightly honored as the second Sabarimala Temple by devotees. In fact, the style of pooja of both the temples is also similar.

The Ayyappa Temple has been built following the traditional styles of architecture and is a pure delight for architecture lovers, history buffs as well as religious devotees. Plans for the construction of a temple devoted to Lord Ayyappan started way back in .....

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 10 AM - 6 PM, Closed on Sundays
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 10 km from Coimbatore Junction, Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery & Textile Museum is a museum located at Avinashi Road in Peelamedu locality of Coimbatore. It is one of the prominent places to visit in Combatore.

Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust was established in the year 1981 for the promotion of art and literature in India by Sri Kasthuri Sreenivasan, a pioneering textile scientist, and writer. In 1983, G.V. Doraiswamy Naidu gifted the Trust an acre of land, and this turned into the Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery and Textile Museum as we know it today. It was inaugurated in the year 1988 by then the President of India R. Venkataraman.

The Culture Centre consists of an Art Gallery, a Textile Museum, an auditorium, and a library. Art Gallery has many paintings and sculptures arranged in 10 rooms. Rooms 1 and 2 house traditional Indian Art. There are several Tanjore paintings in .....

Overnight Stay in Coimbatore

DAY 3 : VISIT ISHA YOGA CENTER

Resume Coimbatore Sightseeing

Miscellaneous

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM - 8 PM for Dhyanlinga, 6. 30 AM - 1 PM & 4 PM - 8 PM for Linga Bhairavi Temple
Entry Fee: Free, Rs. 600 - 1500 per Day for Nadhi Cottages & RS. 2000 - 7000 per Day for Nalanda Conference Center

At a distance of 16 km from Siruvani Falls and 32 km from Coimbatore, Isha Yoga Center is an ashram situated at the foothills of Vellaiangiri on the outskirts of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. It is the headquarters for the Isha Foundation and among the top places to visit near Coimbatore.

Isha Yoga Center was founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev two decades ago and is administered by the Isha Foundation. Sprawling over 150 acres of lush land, the ashram is dedicated to fostering inner transformation and creating an established state of wellbeing in individuals. The large tranquil residential complex houses an active international community of Brahmacharis who are full-time volunteers. It offers all four major paths of yoga - kriya (energy), gnana (knowledge), karma (action), and bhakti (devotion), drawing people from all over the world as part of Coimbatore tour packages.

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Waterfall | Adventure / Trekking

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for Person

At a distance of 36 km from Coimbatore, and 50 km from Palakkad, Siruvani Waterfall is a scenic waterfall situated in the Siruvani Hills of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Tamilnadu, and among the must-visit places during your Coimbatore trip.

Also called Kovai Kutralam Falls, the Siruvani Fall is formed by the Siruvani river. The reservoir at Siruvani was built for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala Government with funds collected by the Tamil Nadu government to meet the drinking water requirements of Coimbatore city. The water of the Dam is famous for its sweetness and it is typically known to be the second sweetest lake water in the world. It is one of the major tourist places in Coimbatore.

The visitors are not allowed to see the falls after 5 pm as it is located in the center .....

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