Pilgrimage

#1 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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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Pilgrimage

#2 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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.

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Museum

#3 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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 .....

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Museum

#4 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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 .....

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Museum

#6 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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 .....

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Waterfall | Adventure

#7 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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.

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Pilgrimage

#9 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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 .....

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Wildlife

#14 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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, .....

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Backwaters

#22 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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 .....

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Park

#23 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 2 km from Gass Forest Museum, and 5 km from Coimbatore Junction, the TNAU Botany Garden is a well-maintained garden situated in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Located on Marudhamalai Road, it is one of the popular places to visit in Coimbatore.

Established in 1925, the TNAU Botanical Garden is located on the premises of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore. The garden is spread over an area of about 300 acres of land. There are so many varieties of plants and trees in its vicinity, and each species is labeled with its common name as well as scientific name. People visit this place to gain more knowledge about the plants like herbs and shrubs.

Visitors can witness a large variety of roses, marigolds, carnations, chrysanthemums, and lilies at the TNAU Botanical Garden. The garden is also equipped with various incubators for growing non-seasonal plants. The garden also maintains a nursery where one can know the techniques of plant growing like plant .....

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Nature

#24 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 15 km from Valparai Bus Station, Nallamudi Poonjolai is a spectacular vantage point located in Valparai, Tamilnadu. Situated in the Nallamudi Tea Estate, it is one of the splendid places to visit as part of Valparai Tour Packages.

Situated amidst the tea fields, Nallamudi Viewpoint offers stunning views of the Anamudi Peak, the tallest peak in South India, vast tea gardens, lush green valleys, and magnificent waterfalls flowing between the steep cliffs of the mountain ranges. The spectacular scenery and the tranquil environment of the viewpoint attract many tourists and nature lovers. It is one of the popular tourist places in Valparai to spend some relaxed moments immersed in the tranquility of nature.

To access this viewpoint, one has to walk uphill through the tea plantations of Nallamudi Estate. After nearly a km of a walk .....

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Waterfall

#25 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 14 km from Valparai Bus Station, Chinna Kallar Falls is a spectacular waterfall situated at Chinna Kallar village near Valparai, Tamilnadu. It is one of the popular waterfalls near Coimbatore, and among the most visited Valparai sightseeing places.

Encapsulated by forests and narrow windy paths, Chinnakallar Falls is a stunning waterfall known for its wild scenic beauty. The area where this waterfall located is the third-highest rainfall receiving place in India after Mawsynram and Cherrapunji. A hanging bridge has been constructed over the waterfall which offers mesmerizing views of the roaring waterfalls amidst lush greenery. Chinnakallar is always shrouded by clouds and mist, mostly because of the heavy rainfall it receives throughout the year. It is one of the must-include places in Valparai holiday packages. Also, .....

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Miscellaneous

#5 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

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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Wildlife

#8 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 35 km from Pollachi and 76 km from Coimbatore, 5 km from Parambikulam, Topslip is a protected tiger reserve located in the Annamalai mountain range of the Western Ghats in Tamilnadu. It is one of the must include places in Pollachi Tour Packages.

Situated at an altitude of 240 m, Topslip is the tourist zone and main birding area of the Annamalai Tiger Reserve, which is separated from the Nilgiri Hills by Palghat Gap in the north. It stands majestically with Green Spread Mountains and forest all around. The place got its name during the British era, as lots of its timber slipped down to the plains below. Topslip is blessed with a gentle altitude, a salubrious climate, and a variety of flora and fauna. Its picturesque location and fabulous scenery have made it a popular location for several movie sequences. It is also famous for the elephant camp.

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Distance (From Coimbatore): 76 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): 3 Hours
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Wildlife

#10 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 5 km from Topslip, 40 km from Pollachi, 80 km from Palakkad, and 82 km from Coimbatore, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected tiger reserve located in Palakkad district of Kerala. Situated on Tamil Nadu - Kerala Border, it is one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala, and among the top places to visit near Pollachi.

Parambikulam Tiger Reserve, formerly known as Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, is a 391 Sq. km protected area in Chittur taluk of Palakkad district of Kerala. The wildlife sanctuary, which had an area of 285 sq. km was established in 1973. It is in the Sungam range of hills between the Anaimalai Hills and Nelliampathy Hills. The sanctuary was declared as a Tiger Reserve in 2010. Including the buffer zone, the tiger reserve has a span of 643.66 Sq. km. The .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 82 Kms
Trip Duration (From Topslip (5 km) - Including Travel): 3 Hours
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Hill Station

#11 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 65 km from Pollachi, 105 km from Coimbatore, 60 km from Athirapally Falls and 600 km from Chennai, Valparai is a charming Hill Station and a municipality located in Coimbatore district of Tamilnadu. Originally known as Poonachimalai, it is one of the least explored hill stations in India, and among the top tourist place to visit in Tamilnadu.

Situated at an altitude of 3500 feet, Valparai is a little piece of heaven tucked away in the cradle of the Anamalai mountain range of the Western Ghats. Evergreen deciduous forests loaded with lakes, waterfalls, mountain peaks, and lush green valleys are the main attractions one can experience as part of Valparai tour packages. Anamalai Hill Ranges is known for its pristine environment, accommodating large varieties of flora and fauna. Valparai receives among the highest rainfall .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 105 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): Full Day
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Nature

#12 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 30 km from Udumalpet, 48 km from Coimbatore, 65 km from Valparai, 116 km from Munnar, 130 km from Dindigul, 163 km from Kochi, 191 km from Madurai, and 526 km from Chennai, Pollachi is a scenic town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu in India. It is the second-largest town in the district after Coimbatore and among the stunning offbeat Tourist places to visit near Madurai.

Located on the tip of the Annamalai hills and the plains of Coimbatore, Pollachi is a largely visited tourist hub along with Coimbatore as part of Tamilnadu tour packages. The ancient name for Pollachi was 'Pozhil Vaitchi' meaning 'the land of natural wealth and prosperity in Tamil. The town was also called Mudi Konda Chola Nallur during the reign of Kulottunga Chola III. Since ancient times, the Pollachi market called by the name of 'Pollachi Sandhai' has been considered .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 48 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): Full Day
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Nature

#13 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 41 km from Munnar, 70 km from Palani, 90 km from Idukki, 115 km from Valparai, 116 km from Coimbatore, 131 km from Dindigul, 164 km from Kochi, 168 km from Meghamalai, 172 km from Thrissur, 175 km from Kottayam, 190 km from Madurai, and 298 km from Trivandrum, Marayoor or Marayur is a scenic place situated in Idukki district of Kerala, India. It is one of the popular heritage in Kerala, and among the best places to visit as part of Munnar tour packages.

Nestled in the shadows of the Western Ghats, Marayoor is a pre-historic site and also the only tourist place in Kerala that has natural sandalwood forests. This scenic town claims to be a part of a Stone Age civilization that is as old as 10,000 BC. It is also home to a later period of large-scale dolmen-buildings. As per history, the people of Tamil Nadu have migrated to this .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 116 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): Full Day
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Adventure | Waterfall

#15 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 35 Kms from Coimbatore Railway Station & 533 Kms from Chennai, Vaideki Falls are located near Narisipuram town.

The falls is very beautiful and has a naturally formed slope. It is located inside the forest and one must obtain permission before entering the forest. Visitors are only allowed by being escorted by a forest guard into the forest. This area of forest has lot of animal movements; especially elephants. There are lot of incidents of elephants attacking humans, so it is always advisable to obtain permission and get some guards accompanying while entering the forest.

About 5 Kms trek through forest is required to reach the falls from nearest road point. One can get private vehicles to reach forest trek point from Narisipuram town.

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Pilgrimage

#16 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 42 Kms from Coimbatore Railway Station, Avanashi Lingeswarar Temple (also called as Avanashiappar Temple) is located in Avanashi town on NH47.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is one of the celebrated Shaivite temples in this region. Dating back to the 15th century, this temple believed to be built by Sundarapandiya. Cholas, Pandyas and the Hoysalas have also contrinuted largely. The temple has some exquisite stone carvings and inscriptions. There is a separate shrine for Goddess Karunambika near main sanctum. It is believed that worshipping the scorpion sculpted behind the Goddess, one will get relief from the fear of poisonous bites, bad dreams etc. This temple is protected by the Archeological survey of India.

The 12 day long Brahmotsavam held in the month of April/May. The temple's car is known for its fine wooden carvings and it is one of the biggest cars in South. Avanashi is connected by frequent buses from Coimbatore.

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Nature | Pilgrimage

#17 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 34 Kms from Coimbatore Railway Station, Velliyangiri is famous for a beautiful historical temple dedicated to Lord Siva. Velliyangiri is one of the five hills which represent the five different faces of Lord Shiva.

At an altitude of about 6000 feet, it is located on the way to Siruvani. Velliyangiri is the only temple where Pancha Linga can be seen. Mahasivaratri is celebrated in a grand manner at this place.

There are frequent buses to Siruvani from Coimbatore (via Poondi junction). One can get down at Poondi-Siruvani Junction (28 Kms) and catch a private/public vehcile to Velliyangiri foothill (3 Kms). About 3 Kms trek from here through dense forest will take you to the holy shrine.

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Pilgrimage

#18 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 3 km from Coimbatore Junction, Sri Puliakulam Vinayagar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Puliyakuam locality of Coimbatore. It is one of the prominent Ganesha temples in Tamilnadu, and among the top places to visit in Coimbatore.

Also known as Arulmigu Mundhi Vinayagar Temple, Puliyakulam Vinayagar Ganesh Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha, and the deity is called here as Munthi Vinayakar. Built-in the year 1993, the temple has the largest Ganesh idol in the entire Aisa. The idol of the Lord stands about 20 feet tall and is over 11 feet broad sculpted from a single massive rock by 21 highly skilled sculptors. The idol is seen sitting on the lotus flower with a pot of nectar which he is having through its trunk. Sculptors took 6 years to complete the idol. The idol has 4 hands, one hand holds a piece of Mahabharata writings, the other holds the Angus, one holding jack fruit, and in the other lotus flower.

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Pilgrimage

#19 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 19 km from Coimbatore, Sri Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple also known as Anuvavi Subramaniar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Anuvavi Hills in Periya Thadagam in the outskirts of Coimbatore. It is one of the ancient temples in Coimbatore, and among the must-visit places as part of Coimbatore Tour Packages.

Located on the Anaikatty highway, Sri Anuvavi Subramaniar Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and is one of the religious shrines in the region. In earlier days, this place was actually called Hanu Bhavi where the word Hanu stands for Sri Anjaneya, and Vavi means Water Source in Tamil. As per the mythology, Sri Anjaneyar felt thirsty while passing through this hill with the Sanjeevi mount. He prayed to Lord Muruga here for water. Lord punched a place here with His Vel from where water sprang up and flowed like a river. Till now, the origin of the spring in the temple could not be discovered. As Kumara-Muruga .....

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Pilgrimage

#20 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 15 km from Coimbatore, Arulmigu Eachanari Vinayagar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Eachanari near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Situated on Coimbatore - Pollachi Main Road, it is one of the prominent temples in Coimbatore, and among the must-visit places during your Coimbatore Tour.

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple is dedicated to elephant god Ganesha. There is an interesting little legend to this temple. It is said that when the idol of Lord Vinayagar was being transported from Madurai in a cart for installation at Perur Pateeswarar Temple, the axle of the cart broke. When the devotees tried to move the idol, the efforts did not materialize and this is how this temple came into being. The construction of the temple was done around 16 century AD, and it has been an important religious center ever since.

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Park

#21 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 33 km from Coimbatore Junction, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve or Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park is a nature park located at Anaikatti near Coimbatore. It is one of the important places to visit near Coimbatore.

Established in 1936 by the Coimbatore Zoological Park and Conservation Centre, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve or Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park is an initiative of the government to protect, conserve and propagate endemic and rare, threatened, and endangered species of flora. The park boasts of over 430 species of 25,000 plants in addition to several species of mammals, reptiles, birds, etc. All the trees have boards that give you the Tamil and the Latin name. The presence of vibrant-looking butterflies all around the park further contributes to its impeccable beauty.

Apart from the conservation and propagation of flora, the park also works to spread awareness about the need to safeguard the environment and encourages visits from school and college students. There .....

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Wildlife

#26 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 38 km from Pollachi and 76 km from Coimbatore, Annamalai Tiger Reserve is a protected area located in the Annamalai mountain range of the Western Ghats in Tamilnadu. It is one of the popular tiger reserves in India and among the must include places in Pollachi Tour Packages.

Annamalai Tiger Reserve was originally called Anamalai Wild Life Sanctuary notified in the year 1974 and established in the year 1976. Later, it was renamed as Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park in honor of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's visit in 1961. Located at an altitude of 1400 m, the sanctuary has declared as Annamalai Tiger Reserve in 2007 with an extent of 958.59 sq. km that encompassed the erstwhile IGWLS&NP or Aanaimalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the Reserve presently includes a core area of 958.59 sq. km and a buffer area of 521.28 sq.km forming a total area of 1479.87 sq. km. The reserve is bordered with .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 76 Kms
Trip Duration (From Topslip (3 km) - Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
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Nature

#27 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 52 km from Coimbatore, 140 km from Kochi, 65 km from Thrissur and 336 km from Trivandrum, Palakkad, also known as Palghat, is a town and headquarters of Palakkad district in the state of Kerala. Palakkad, the Granary of Kerala, is one of the top Kerala tourist places.

Palakkad derives its name from the Malayalam words Pala (a tree Alsteria scholaris) and Kadu (forest), which goes to prove that this place was once a beautiful stretch of forests covered with the sweet-scented flowers of the Pala tree. Palakkad is a land of valleys, hillocks, rivers, forests, mountain streams, dams and irrigation projects. Palakkad is considered as the gateway to Kerala from the north.

The history of Palakkad dates back to the Paleolithic period; several megalithic relics have been found in the region. During the second and third centuries, the Pallavas of Kanchi probably invaded the present region of Palakkad. The Perumals and then .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 49 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Pilgrimage

#28 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 41 kms from Kodaikanal, 108 Kms from Coimbatore & 487 Kms from Chennai, Palani is one of the padi veedu for Lord Muruga and is an important pilgrim centre for Hindus. Palani is one of the popular pilgrimage sites in Tamilnadu and another popular attraction not to miss in a Kodaikanal tour package.

Puranas have a story that Lord Muruga disappointed for Gnanapazham came here to stay alone. Lord Shiva & Goddess Uma Devi convinced him by saying that he itself is the fruit of knowledge (Gnanapazham) and called him as Pazham Nee. Thus the town got its name 'Pazhani'.

The temple of Pazhaniandavar is situated in the Palani Hills at the height of about 1400 feet from the sea level. From the temple prakaram one can see the Idumban Hill, the Kodaikanal Hills, the rivers flowing around Palani, the greenfields and even the Kurinjiandavar temple in Kodaikanal hills on a clear day.

Distance (From Coimbatore): 110 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): 4-6 Hours
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Hill Station

#29 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 20 km from Coonoor, 29 km from Ooty, and 72 km from Coimbatore, Kotagiri is a small hill station in the Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu. It is one of the lesser-known hill stations in tamilnadu, and among the top tourist places to visit near Ooty.

Situated at an altitude of 1793 m, Kotagiri is the oldest and the third largest hill station in the Nilgiris after Ooty, and Coonoor. The name Kotagiri literally means mountains of the Kotas that refers to the Kota tribe who lived here in the past. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Ooty tour.

Kotagiri was the first British settlement in the Nilgiris and preferred summer retreat, till a road was built from Mettupalayam to Coonoor. The region was discovered by two civil servants of the Madras government in pursuit of outlaws. .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 67 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): Half Day to Full Day
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Hill Station

#30 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 95 km from Dindigul, 117 km from Madurai, 162 km from Munnar, 169 km from Coimbatore, 253 km from Ooty, 272 km from Kochi, 469 km from Bangalore, & 528 km from Chennai, Kodaikanal, also referred to as Kodai is a beautiful hill station in the Dindigul district of Tamilnadu. It is one of the best hill stations not to miss in a South India tour and among the top places to visit in Tamilnadu.

Often referred to as the 'Princess of Hill stations', Kodai is one of the popular places to visit in summer as part of honeymoon trip. It is situated at an altitude of about 7000 feet (2133 m) on the southern tip of the upper Palani hills. It has several scenic natural attractions which are enjoyed by its visitors and make it a popular romantic destination. Coaker's Walk, Silver Cascade, and Kodai Lake are among the must include .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 138 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Hill Station

#31 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 18 km from Ooty, 71 km from Coimbatore and 32 km from Mettupalayam, Coonoor is a Taluk and a municipality in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the popular places to visit in Tamilnadu and among the best hill stations near Bangalore.

At an altitude of 6,000 feet above sea level, Coonoor is famous for its verdant environs and for a variety of wildflowers and birds. It is the second-largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills after Ooty. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway (Toy Train) is one of the oldest mountain railways in India. The train ride in the midst of the Nilgiris, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an unforgettable travel experience as part of Coonoor tour packages. Besides, this stunning hill station is well-known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Coonoor can be visited along with Ooty tour packages.
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Distance (From Coimbatore): 68 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Hill Station

#32 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 89 km from Coimbatore, 128 km from Mysore, 158 km from Kozhikode, 244 km from Munnar, 254 km from Kodaikanal, 265 km from Bangalore, & 556 km from Chennai, Ooty is a stunning hill station as well as the headquarters of the Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu. It one of the best hill stations in Tamilnadu, and among the must include places inTamilnadu Tour Packages.

At an altitude of 7,440 feet, Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is often referred to as 'Queen of hill stations'. Nilgiris means 'Blue Mountains. A land of picturesque picnic spots & lakes, it was a popular summer and weekend getaway for the British during colonial days. Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden and Rose Garden are among the must include places in your Ooty tour packages.

Ooty was originally a tribal land occupied by the Todas along with .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 82 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Pilgrimage

#33 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 81 Kms from Coimbatore and 84 Kms from Erode, Bannari Mariamman Temple located in Bannari (Erode district) is one of the most famous Amman temples in Tamil Nadu.

The temple is placed in a wonderful location surrounded by attractive valleys. Kundam Festival celebrated in the Tamil Month of Panguni (March - April) is the most famous annual festival.

There are many buses available from Coimbatore to Bannari (all the buses from Coimbatore to Mysore go via Bannari). Satyamangalam & Chamarajanagar are major junctions to get more bus connections to Bannari.

Timings: 5:30 AM to 9 PM.

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Pilgrimage

#34 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 101 Kms from Coimbatore and 13 Kms from Erode, the famous Sangameswarar Temple in Bhavani (in Erode district) is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Bhavani and Cauvery.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple houses Lord Sangameshwarar with his consort Vedanayaki. Constructed on a 4 acre land, the temple has a 5 tier tower on northern side. During the East India Company regime the then Collector of Coimbatore and Salem Districts, William Garrow, used to worship Goddess Vedanayaki of Bhavani. He presented an ivory cradle to the temple, which is still in the temple, with his signature.

There is a separate shrine for Lord vishnu in this temple.

Timings: 5 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 8.30 PM

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Backwaters | Waterfall

#35 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 75 Kms from Coimbatore and 70 Kms from Erode, Kodiveri Dam & Waterfalls is a wonderful picnic spot situated near Satyamangalam in Erode district (20 Kms from Bannari Mariamman Temple).

Constructed on Bhavani River, the Dam provides irrigation water for over 25000 hectars of land. There is a beautiful Park developed at bottom of the dam with many attractions.

The Waterfalls formed by the downstream of Kodiveri Dam is a wonderful spot with nice views of the falls (close to the dam). Since the falls are not heavy, anyone can easily reach bottom of the falls and enjoy. Bathing & swimmings in the pool at bottom of the falls is a memorable experience.

Park Timings: Not Available

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Backwaters | Nature

#36 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 47 Kms from Coimbatore and 51 Kms from Palakkad, Siruvani Dam is a wonderful place located in thick forest in Palakkad district of Kerala state.

Build across Siruvani River in 1927, the Siruvani Reservoir is the main source of drinking water to the city of Coimbatore. The water of Siruvani Reservoir are famous for the sweatness. People of Coimbatore are very fond of this water, some even carry the water when travel outstation.

Surrounded by Muthikulam Hill, the scenic beauty of Siruvani is simply enchanting. Boating facility is not available in this lake since it's the source of drinking water.

This place is connected by frequent buses from Coimbatore city.

Distance (From Coimbatore Junction): 38 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore Junction - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Waterfall

#37 of 37 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 30 Kms from Palakkad & 77 Kms from Coimbatore, Meenvallam Waterfalls is a magnificent 5 step waterfall near Karimba town in Palakkad district of the Kerala state.

The height of the waterfall varies from 20 feet to 25 feet at each step. Only two of the five steps of the falls are accessible. Swimming/bathing is possible at these falls.

This place is about 8 km from Thuppanad Junction on Palakkad-Mannarkkad route. Thuppanad Junction is connected by frequent buses from Palakkad. Private vehicles can be hired from here to the falls. About 2 Kms trekking is required to reach these falls which includes crossing Thuppanad River.

Distance (From Coimbatore): 55 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Most Asked Questions on Coimbatore


  • What is the best season to visit Coimbatore?

    Coimbatore has pleasant weather throughout the year. However, Winter from October to March is the best time to visit Coimbatore to explore the city.

  • How many days are required to visit Coimbatore?

    It usually requires 1-2 days to visit all the important places in Coimbatore. Several tourists usually prefer visiting Coimbatore along with Ooty by adding an additional 2 days to their trip. Coimbatore can also be mixed with nearby destinations like Coonoor, Kodaikanal and Munnar by adding few additional days to your trip.

  • What is the budget required to visit Coimbatore?

    Budget of Coimbatore trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Coimbatore tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 5350 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 7850 per person for 3D/2N vacation.

  • What are some must visit places & things to do while visiting Coimbatore?

    Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Coimbatore like Marudhamalai Temple, Patteeswarar Temple, Siruvani Waterfalls, Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, Annamalai, Topslip, Valparai, Vaideki Waterfalls, Monkey Waterfalls, etc.

  • What are the things to buy in Coimbatore?

    There are many things to buy from Coimbatore like handloom cotton, silk sarees, aromatic spices, khadi or dress materials and a wide variety of fabrics.


Top 3 Coimbatore Packages

Package Duration Starting Price Details
Best of Ooty in 2 Days 2D/1N ₹ 5350 View Details
Ooty, Bandipur & Coonoor in 3 Days 3D/2N ₹ 8250 View Details
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