Top 20 Tourist Places in Coimbatore Tamil Nadu India
This city lies in the western part of the state bordering the Western Ghats. This city is surrounded by the Nilgiris Hills on the western directions and south western sides. Erode District is in the north and Dindigul in the eastern sides. Partially the city shares its boundary with its neighboring state of Kerala. The geographical aspects are 7471 sq.km area; the temperature varies ‘between’ 39 Celsius to 24 Celsius. This area was once occupied by tribe whose main town near ‘kosamputhur’ which late became Koyampattur.
And today! This city is the third largest of the state and the most important industrial cities with in Tamilnadu. This city is situated on the banks of the river Noyyal. Natural resources of rain shadow region of Western Ghats make this city cool all through the year which gives this city people enjoy a pleasant climate. The huge textile industry has a mass business and known as the manchester of the south India.
Places to Visit in Coimbatore
Perur Temple (7km)
The perur temple is about 7km from Coimbatore. The perur Patteeswara Swamy temple is one of the most popular temples in Coimbatore. About 1500 year ago the great monarch and the king Karikal cholan who ruled these provinces built the temple in his reign. The presiding deity is Patteeswarar, some exquisite carven sculptures are seen here is really taking us to the back,to the period of our ancestors. It is in the banks of river Noyyal. The presiding deity at this Shiva temple is Patteeswarar who is in the form of ‘Swayambulingam’. His consort Pachai Nayaki also worshipped here in the form of idol. People are mostly attracted by this temple because of its “Golden Hall” which is considered as ‘Knakasaba’. This hall is adorned by a gold plated statue of Nataraja bestowing blessings upon the two sages Gowmuni and Pattimuni.
Marudhamalai Temple ( 12 km)
Dandayuthapani is worshiped here, a unique structure of Hindu traditional temple on the hilltop is an added elegant to the city. This temple is about 12km and it is a small natural hill lying to the West of Coimbatore. It is more than 800 years old. This temple is dedicated to Lord Dandayuthapani (ie) God Muruga is on the hillock. The height of this foot hill is about 600 feet.
Agriculture University ( 5 km)
As south India is mainly occupied on farming, Koyampattur has the best agriculture university in order to inculcate more farming performances. This university is rated to be the best institution in agriculture, on the whole of South Asia. Today this university provides education to rural pastoral lovers a great knowledge on quick harvest with latest machine and equipments. This university is about 5km from Coimbatore. It is also one of the 16 major Agricultural Universities in India. Originally this was an Agricultural college, which later became the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.
V.O.Chidambaram, one of the freedom fighter is remembered here for his love and care to this nation. This park has a mini-zoo with a few animals, birds and some play equipments, toy train to fascinate kids on their visitors.
Forest College (3.5 km)
Forest College is about 3.5km from the North of Coimbatore station. This institution trains forest rangers and it is the oldest of all the other institution in this city. The college Museum is a worth a place to visit. This is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in India. An interesting museum is also there.
G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition
This Industrial Exhibition was established by Mr. G.D. Naidu who was a born technocrat and a legend in his life time. This industry is named by the former master in technocrat. His name is G.D. Naidu who had made invaluable contribution to technical, mechanical, electronic and agricultural sectors.
Vaideki water falls ( 30 km)
Welcome to the jungle of green and pleasant atmosphere. Vaidekai waterfalls is a great place to trek and picnic, It is beautiful by a perennial water falls.
This is a water theme park, to the standards of international level tourist, this is located near Mettupalayam. This is said to be the Asia’s number one theme park.
Annamalai Wild life Sanctuary ( 90 km)
Annamalai Wild life sanctuary is about 90km from Coimbatore. It is located at an altitude of 1,400 meters on the Western Ghats near Pollachi. Situated at an attitude of 1,400 items from the sea level on the western ghats near pollachi …., this sanctuary consists of several species, birds and wild animals, A real jungle safari for the lovers of nature and pantheism. The Amaravathy reservoir in the Annamalai has a large number of crocodiles. Near to this sanctuary, you have Top slip, a wonderful place of hillstation, a picturesque locale and an ideal place to picnic in the Annamalai Hills. Special feature is that here, they train elephants to be at work with man- friendly. This wild life sanctuary has a wide collection of rare animals. Crocodiles are bred at the Amaravathy Reservoir. Karain shoal, Anai Kunthi Shoal, Ghats’s hills, Teak estates and waterfalls are very beautiful places to our sight. Visitor can go round the sanctuary on elephant or by van.
Thiruppur ( 50 km)
This is a place named after, Thiruppur Kumaran a valiant freedom fighter. And today, it is an international level textile centre famous for knitting garments to export. This place is surrounded with numerous dams built those days, namely the parambikulam. Aliyar Dam, near pollachi, the thirumoorthy Dam, Amaravathy Dam and parambikulam Dam, in udumalpet and the famous siruvani dam, near wallaiyar.
Sengupathi Water falls ( 35 km)
This is situated on the Koyampattur – siruvani main road.
Monkey Falls ( 65 km)
Located on Koyampattur – Pollachi – Valparai highways.
Valparai ( 102 km)
This is another significant picnic spot near Koyampattur. This location is situated in the western ghats of Annamalai Range. This spot is famous for the tea palntations and a great place to picnic within. The cholyar Dam, the kadamparai power house are worth place to be visited. Horticulture farms, kallar, is located near mettupalayam.
This park is named after the well known freedom fighter V.O.Chidambaram Pillai. This park includes a small zoo and an enjoyable train.
Top slip is about 35km from pollachi. It is a picturesque picnic spot. We can see the panoramic view of Anamalai hills from here.
Bhavani is an important pilgrim centre. The sangameshwarar temple is located here at the confluence of the rivers Bhavani and Cauvery.
Siruvani falls is about 37km West of Coimbatore. This water is well known for its purity. The waterfalls and dam are very scenic in the surroundings. There is another dam which is called as Bhavani Sagar is about 40km from Coimbatore.
Peramikulam Allyar project
Allayar project is located on the Anamalai range. This is an engineering feat. It consists of several dams which are linked by tunnels and canals. It harnesses the waters of seven rivers for the irritation and power generation.
How to Reach in Koyampattur
How to Reach in Koyampattur By Airport
Coimbatore is the centre place for Airport, which connects Chennai Cochin, Bangalore, Trichy, Mumbai and some other places.
How to Reach in Koyampattur By Rail
Coimbatore is a major Railway junction. The rail is linked with most of the big cities and towns. The famous Kerala, Karnataka Express between Trivandrum and New Delhi passes through Coimbatore and the Mumbai-Kanyakumari Jayanti Janta Express is also available. There are also trains to Chennai, Madurai, Rameswaram, Ooty and Bangalore.
How to Reach in Koyampattur By Road
Throughout Tamil nadu and neighboring states CBE provides road facilities which are unique and it connects various routes to all the directions through the state. Direct buses are available frequently from here. Bangalore 365km, Guruvayoor 160km, Kanyakumari 475km, Chennai 485km, Madurai 225km, Mysore 230km, Ooty 98km, Kodaikanal 138km and Trichy 204km.