Coimbatore is the second biggest city of Tamilnadu. It is identified as one of the fast developing metros of India. It is abounded with universities, colleges and IT industries. Situated
at the foot hills of Nilgiris, Coimbatore is known for its pleasant climate, peaceful atmosphere and surrounded by major tourist spots has always been a favorite place for tourists.
Ooty is located 80 km north of Coimbatore. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri hills in the Western Ghats. Ooty draws a large number of tourists every year. Lofty mountains, great
lakes, dense forests, sprawling grasslands, miles of tea gardens and eucalyptus trees greet the visitors in route to Ooty.. It is a popular summer getaway for people of India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level. Other nearest tourist parts from Ooty include Coonor, Kothagiri and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary etc.
Valparai (Hill Station)
Valparai is located 3,500 feet above sea level on the Anaimalai Hills range of the Western Ghats, and is 100 kms from Coimbatore. There are 40 hairpin bends on the way to Valparai from
Azhiyar. It is a mid-elevation hill station. The tea plantations are surrounded by evergreen forest. The scenic drive to the town from Pollachi passes through the Indira Gandhi Wild Life
Sanctuary noted for elephants, boars, macaques, gaur, deer, sambar, squirrels and birds. Water bodies at Monkey falls and Aliyar Dam are also seen en route. A famous place of worship, Balaji Temple also attracts pilgrims.
Kovai Kutralam is a scenic spot with a gentle waterfall originating on the Siruvani hill ranges. It is located on the Western Ghats that lies to the west of Coimbatore and is about 35 kms from
the city. The siruvani dam is just above this water fall.
Black Thunder, Asia’s biggest Water Theme Park is situated at Mettupalayam, the foot of Nilgiris and 40 kms north of Coimbatore. The park offer rides, surf hill and the wild river ride
are notable water sports facilities.
Other Tourist Places
Siruvani Waterfalls, Topslip, Azhiyar Dam and many more. Kodaikanal is about 190 kms away.
Perur Pateeswarar Temple located at Perur, 7 kms west of Coimbatore in the bank of Noyyal River. The temple was built by the palayakarars, under the rule of Raja Raja Chola. The temple
has been patronized by poets like Arunagiri Nathar and Kachiappa Munivar. Lord Shiva, known as ‘Patteeswarar’, is the presiding deity of this temple together with his consort Parvati,
who is known as ‘Pachainayaki’. The deity is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ (self emerged).
Marudhamalai Subramanyaswamy Temple is situated at a height of about 500 feet in a plateau on the Western Ghats, 15 kms northwest of Coimbatore, amidst lush vegetation and
salubrious climate. Said to belong to the 12th Century, the temple is surrounded by the hilly range on three sides. Some people consider Marudhamalai to be the unofficial seventh ‘Padaiveedu’ of Lord Muruga. True to its name, the hill has many herbs of medicinal value.
There is a shrine called the “Paambaatti Sitthar Kugai” that is in proximity to the Murugan temple.
Lord Vinayaga symbolises ‘Ohm Pranav Manthra’ is a presiding deity of this temple.
The temple is situated 10 kms away from Coimbatore to Pollachi en-route. It is said that when the Vinayaga idol measuring 6 feet high and 3 feet in diameter is actually made for the
installation at Perur Patteeswarar Temple, and since the cart carrying the idol struck down at this place from Madurai and Eachanari become the blessed place of Lord Vinayaga. Hence the
Vinayagar in this place is called as ‘Eachanari Vinayagar’, one of the famous Vinayaga of whole Tamilnadu.
Isha Foundation, headquartered at Isha Yoga Center, set in the lush rainforest at the base of the Velliangiri mountains 15 kms west of Coimbatore founded by Sadhguru. Isha Yoga
distills powerful, ancient yogic methods for a modern person, creating peak physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. This basis of total wellbeing accelerates inner growth, allowing
each individual to tap the wealth of vibrant life within oneself. Together with its active and dedicated volunteer base, the Foundation’s activities serve as a thriving model for human
empowerment and community revitalization throughout the world.
Koniamman Temple, Karamadai Ranganathar Temple, Then Thirupathi, Anamalai Masaniamman Temple and many more temples. Palani and Guruvayur are around 100 kms from