This is a beautiful city full of temples and natural abundance, which will calm your senses and give you the much needed spiritual experience. There are revered temples whose roots go back to centuries and are visited by thousands of worshippers and believers till date. To name a few temples there is the Dhyanalinga Temple, Marudamalai Temple etc. Apart from this there is the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park and Monkey Falls as well. In Coimbatore, the things to do in Coimbatore range from spiritual and religious outlets to natural sanctuaries and useums as well.
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What to Do in and around Coimbatore
Enjoy 14 best Coimbatore attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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Isha Yoga Centre, Velliangiri Foothills, Semmedu Post, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641114
06:00 am - 08:00 pm
Situated around 30 kilometres from the city of Coimbatore, the Dhyanalinga Temple is a place made up of yogic science. Not belonging to any faith or belief, the Dhyanalinga was made and blessed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. Many worshippers and visitors find this huge linga to be the source of something energetic, magical and calming. Just silently meditating for a while within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is enough to make one aware of the divine energy.
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Arulmigu Subramanya Swami Thiru Kovil,Marudhamalai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641046
06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Situated around 14 kilometres from Coimbatore city, the Arulmigu Subramaniyaswami Temple or the Marudamalai Temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Murugun. Situated on a hill, the inscriptions found in Thirumuruganathaswami Temple, Thirumurganpoondi place the origin of this temple to the 12th century A.D. Near the foothills, you will find another temple known as the Thaan thondri Vinaayakar. There is a cave referred to as ‘Paambaatti Sitthar Kugai’ dedicated to a Sitthar (disciple of lord Shiva) who lived here.
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Vadapatti - Perur Road, Perur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641010
04:30 am - 09:00 pm
The town of Perur is located approximately 9 kilometres from Coimbatore. Within this town lies the architecturally marvellous Pateeswarar Temple. The temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be dating back over 2000 years since it was built by Karikala Chola in the early Christian Era. Trivia: The deity is believed to be Swayambu Lingam (self emerged).
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Booluvampatti, Tamil Nadu
10:00 am - 03:30 pm
Kovai Kutralam is a beautiful nature spot having a bustling waterfall as its backdrop. Located on the Western Ghat mountain range, it is situated around 35 kilometres from Coimbatore. The Siruvani dam is situated just above this waterfall. Falling under the jurisdiction of the Forest Department, Kovai Kutralam area is clean and well maintained. Permission has to be sought at the entrance from the forest officials to visit the falls. Pack some snacks and head over for a fun day at the waterfalls.
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Dr Krishnasamy mudaliyar Road, Sukrawar Pettai, RS Puram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641001
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
For fulfilling all your shopping desires, head over to the Brookefields Mall! It is the first of its kind retail project in the city of Coimbatore. Home to many retail outlets, hyper markets, boutiques and shops belonging to national and international brands, a food court, a family entertainment centre and a cinema multiplex, the mall has it all under one roof! Spread across an area of about 4,50,000 square feet, you will definitely end up spending hours on end over here!
A half an hour’s drive from Coimbatore takes you to this beautiful temple. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Vinayagar (Ganapati). Legend goes that when the Vinayaga idol (measuring 6 feet high and 3 feet wide) was being transported from Madurai in a cart for installation at Patteeswarar Temple, Perur, the axle of the cart broke and it got stuck in the place where it is now. Efforts to remove the idol to Perur did not materialize. Thus, till today, this is the place where the lord resides and is called Eachanari (according to one’s own wishes) Vinayaga Temple for the same reasons.
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Ooty Main Road, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641305
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
If you are in Coimbatore with your family, head over to Black Thunder for the time of your lives! Black Thunder is a water theme park situated mid way between Ooty and Coimbatore. Spread across 75 acres, the water park has many rides such as:
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Pollachi-Valparai Road, Anaimalai Hills, 6 Km From Aliyar Dam, Coimbatore, India
Situated around 70 kilometres from Coimbatore, the Monkey waterfalls are a popular tourist attraction. Pack some snacks and an extra set of clothing and head over to the Monkey Falls to have a fun filled day with your friends or family.
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176, Meenkarai Road, Pollachi, Coimbatore 642001,Tamil Nadu
06:30 am - 06:30 pm
Spread across an area of 958 square kilometres, The Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park is the largest preserved sanctuary in the state of Tamil Nadu. Located within the Anamalai Mountains, the sanctuary is home to many varieties of fauna and flora along with a few tribal communities as well.
There are well marked trek routes within the national park. There are also accommodation options at Topslip which is located within the sanctuary premises.
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Near Nilgiris Super Market, Avinashi Road, Coimbatore (landmark- Indo-German Goethe Institute/ UMS Technologies)
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
G.D. Naidu was a scientist and politician from Coimbatore. The museum and industrial exhibition contains an impressive collection of various electrical, electronic, mechanical and scientific devices and gadgets. On display are different types of cameras, calculators, type writers, ball point pens, printers and a lot more. A must visit for science, history and quirky artefacts enthusiasts.
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Second Floor, BrookeFields Mall, Coimbatore
09:30 am - 10:00 pm
For souvenir shopping, head over to Artful Home. The shop sells handicrafts, wall paper, furniture, floorings and a lot more. The speciality of the handicrafts sold over here is that these handicrafts are made by small scale artisans situated all across India. Although a bit expensive, the products sold over here are authentic and eventually help promote local arts and pay local artisans.
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Cowley Brown Road, RS Puram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641002
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Gass Forest Museum is a natural history museum. It is the first institution in India which houses exhibits related to forestry. This government run museum is located in the verdant Forest College Campus on Cowley Brown Road. This museum is a must visit for nature lovers. The forestry artefacts here include: timber, non-timber forest products, wood crafts, wildlife, entomology, mycology, geology, ethnology, arms, forest engineering and environment. The Museum has collections of every important timber species found in India. Remarkable among the exhibits is a 456-year-old cross section of teak with a girth of 5.7 m and an enormous 10.2 m high sandal tree weighing 1.75 tons.