Pilgrimage

#1 of 24 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 15 Kms from Coimbatore Railway Station, Marudhamalai is an adobe of Lord Murugan located on a scenic hillock at a height of 600 feet.

Lord Murugan is worshipped here in the form of Dhandayuthapani. It is believed that the Marudhamalai Hills have several medical herbs and the holy shrine is said to have miracle powers to get rid of all afflictions. 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 worship Muruga and this place is called Marudhamalai.

It is said that a snake charmer who became a Siddha lived in Pambati Siddhar Cave near the main temple and worshipping Lord Muruga and attained salvation. There are two springs on the hill namely Marudha Thirtam & Pambatti Sunai which is believed to cure a number of diseases.

Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM & 2 PM to 8.30 PM.

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Pilgrimage

#2 of 24 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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Adventure | Waterfall

#3 of 24 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 36 Kms from Coimbatore Railway Station, 50 Kms from Palakkad & 535 Kms from Chennai, Siruvani Waterfalls (also called as Kovai Kutralam Falls) are located in Siruvani Hills in Tamil Nadu. These falls formed by Siruvani River are located in dense forest.

The falls can be reached by about 4 Kms trek from the nearest road point between Siruvani Dam and Madavarayapuram. The falls are best seen in monsoon season between June and October. The upper part of the falls is dangerous with deep cliffs and tourist usually enjoy the beauty and bathing at bottom of the falls.

These falls are very close to Siruvani Dam (5 Kms away) which provides drinking water for Coimbatore City. The water of the Dam is famous for its sweetness.

This place is usually evacuated before 5 PM due to its remote accessibility and darkness spread by the forest. Siruvani Dam is connected by frequent buses from Coimbatore.

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Adventure | Waterfall

#4 of 24 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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Nature

#5 of 24 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 historical sites 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 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 the history, people of Tamil Nadu have migrated to this area when the Madurai king Thirumalainaicker was defeated by Tippu Sultan in the 18th century AD. They created five villages - Kanthalloor, Keezhanthur, .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 116 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): Full Day
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Nature

#6 of 24 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 places to visit in Tamil Nadu as part of Coimbatore Tour Packages.

Located on the tip of the Annamalai hills and the plains of Coimbatore, Pollachi is a largely visited tourist hub known for its rich greenery and amazing landscape. 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 as a prosperous bazaar that combines great natural wealth. The town markets .....

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

#7 of 24 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 in 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 Western Ghats, Anamalai sub-cluster, including all of Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.

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

#8 of 24 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 35 km from Pollachi and 76 km from Coimbatore, 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.

It is the best gateway for a wonderful wildlife experience of the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. The unique teak forests, Bamboo forests, .....

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

#9 of 24 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

#10 of 24 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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Miscellaneous

#11 of 24 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 as part of Coimbatore Tour Packages.

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.

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Pilgrimage

#12 of 24 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

#13 of 24 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

#14 of 24 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

#15 of 24 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 29 km from Ooty, 20 km from Coonoor, 72 km from Coimbatore & 544 km from Chennai, Kotagiri is a small Hill Station in Nilgiris district of Tamilnadu and is one of the top places to visit in Ooty. It is situated at an altitude of 1793 m. This the oldest and the third largest hill stations in the Nilgiris after Ooty and Coonoor. The name Kotagiri literally means mountains of the Kotas and refers to the Kota tribe who lived here in the past. It is one of the top attractions you must include in Ooty trip.

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. They called the .....

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

#16 of 24 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 95 km from Dindigul, 117 km from Madurai, 169 km from Coimbatore, 469 km from Bangalore,272 km from Kochi, 162 km from Munnar, 253 km from Ooty & 528 km from Chennai, Kodaikanal, also referred to as Kodai is a beautiful hill station in 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 experince the Tamilnadu Tourism.

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 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 .....

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

#17 of 24 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 in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is a beautiful hill station and known for its production of Nilgiri tea. Coonoor 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. Coonoor is among the .....

Distance (From Coimbatore): 68 Kms
Trip Duration (From Coimbatore - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
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Hill Station

#18 of 24 Places to Visit in Coimbatore

At a distance of 89 km from Coimbatore, 128 km from Mysore, 265 km from Bangalore,158 km from Kozhikode, 244 km from Munnar, 254 km from Kodaikanal, 18 km from Coonoor & 556 km from Chennai, Ooty is one of the best hill stations in India and also one of the top places to experince Tamilnadu Tourism. Ooty can also be visited along with Wayanad as part of Ooty - Wayanad tour packages.

At an altitude of 7,440 feet, Ooty, also known as Udhagamandalam, is often referred to as 'Queen of hill stations'. It is the capital of Nilgiris district in the state of Tamilnadu. Nilgiris means 'Blue Mountains'. Ooty Lake, Botanical Garden and Rose Garden are among the must include places in your Ooty tour packages. A .....

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

#19 of 24 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

#20 of 24 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

#21 of 24 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.

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Hill Station

#22 of 24 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 South India and among the top tourist places to visit in Tamil Nadu.

Situated at an altitude of 3500 feet, Valparai is a little piece of heaven tucked away in the cradle of in the Anamalai mountain range of the Western Ghats. The pollution-free hill station is surrounded by evergreen deciduous forests loaded with lakes, waterfalls, mountain peaks, and lush green valleys. Anamalai Hill Ranges is known for its pristine environment, accommodating large varieties of flora and fauna. Valparai receives among the highest rainfall in the region during the monsoons (around June).

Valparai is famed for its numerous coffee and tea plantations that are surrounded by thick forest. According to .....

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

#23 of 24 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

#24 of 24 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.

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    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.


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