Places Around Coimbatore
(Coimbatore Tourist Places)
There are many tourist spots in Coimbatore
and it is surrounded by many nearly by tourist centers. Let us see them
by alphabetical order. The place to visit are Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary,
Amaravathy Reservoir, Avanashi, Bannari, Bhavani, Coonoor, Kotagiri, Mettupalayam,
Monkey falls, palani, Parambikulam-Aliyar, Pollachi, Sengupathi Waterfalls,
Tiruppur, Thirumoorthy Temple, Top slip, Udagamandalam, Ooty Lake, Stone
House, Vaideki Waterfalls, Valparai and many other places too.
Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
This is named of India’s first
woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. This is set at an attitude of 1,400
meters on the Western Ghats, which is 65 km from Coimbatore. Lion, Langur,
elephant, gaur, Tiger, Panther, Sloth bear, deer, wild bear, wild dog,
pangolin, civet cut, porcupine, flying squirrel, jackal, birds of various
species, bulbul, spotted done, green pigeon etc. People who visit would
find it sure to be adventurous.
This is in the Anamalai hills. This
has a large number of crocodiles in it. There are many other places like
Karainshola, Anaikurthi Shola, grass hills, water falls, groves of coconut
and palm, teak forests, tea estates, dams and reservoirs that have to
This city is 40 km from Coimbatore
and it is pilgrim city and is called as the Banaras of the South. The
Cholas built the Avanashilingeswarar temple during the 12th century and
a unique thing about this temple is, it is the biggest temple of the district
and the minute and well shaped carvings and sculptures are adorable to
This town is 83 km from Coimbatore
and 10 km from Bhavanisagar, Large numbers of devotees come to the famous
Mariamman temple located here. The town is near the Western Ghats situated
with large thick forests.
This sacred and holy pilgrim town
is 121 km from Coimbatore. It is known as the Triveni of South India.
There is a famous temple namely Sangameshwarer Temple as the junction
of the co-rivers the Cauvery and the Bhavani. This is dedicated to Lord
Sangameshwarer and his counterpart/better half Vedanayaki. The British
Collector Willizim Garrow who reigned the Coimbatore and Salem districts
during the reign of the British East India Company, he had his office
centre at Bhavani. He worshipped Goddess Vedanayaki.
This is the second largest hill station
next to Ooty in the Nilgris. It is 71 Km from Coimbatore and 19 km from
Ooty. The altitude is 1839 meters above mean sea level. The climate in
Coonoor is milder than Ooty. People can visit Sim’s Park, Law’s
fall, Ketti Dolphin’s Nose, Lamb’s Rock, Lady Canning’s
seat, The Droog, Ralliah Dam, Catherine’s fall, and some beverages
This hill station too lies in the
Nilgris. This is 105 km from Coimbatore and 28 km from Ooty. This is the
ancient and the oldest hill resort of the Nilgris hills. The British started
their building activities early in 1819. This place too is surrounded
by tea plantations.
This small town is just placed at
the foot hills of the Nilgiris. It is about 52 km from Coimbatore. The
unique railway line between Mettuppalaiyam and Ooty is adventurous and
joyous as it passes through green hills tea plantations and forests.
This is a wonderful waterfall that
is located just some km on the hill enroute to Valparai. Many tourists
visit this falls on the way to Valparai, the queen of Anamalai Hills.
This is a pilgrim centre and is one
of the six places of Lord Subramanya. It is situated at an attitude of
140 m. The presiding deity is Sri Dandayuthapani. The idol in the shrine
is made out medicinal herbs and shrubs. Large number of pilgrims visit
although the year.
This is a multipurpose project mainly
serves for the irrigation of the cultivated land area. It is a series
of dams which are interred connected by tunnels and canals. The water
from the rivers such as Parambikulam, Aliyar, Nirar, Sholiyar, Thunakadaru,
Thekkadi and palar flow into this multipurpose project which supplies
water for the lands and for power generation too.
This lays 40 km away from Coimbatore.
This is the second Commercial centre of the Coimbatore District. The Mariamman
Temples and Surbramanya temples are famous here. The five-hooded cobra,
Chain from yali month and the Zodiac signs are some of the sculptures
in the temple stones.
This waterfall is located on the
way from Coimbatore to Siruvani. The location is pleasant and beautiful
and tourists would have this place.
Siruvani Waterfalls and Dam
This exciting place with waterfalls
and Dam is about 37 km from Coimbatore Siruvani Supplies water to the
entire Coimbatore district. The water is tastier and it is the second
tastiest water in the world. It is a perfect picnic spot.
This is a textile city. Hosiery centres
are plenty in this city. It is 50 km away from Coimbatore. Here T-shirts
and other banian materials are stitched and sold overseas. There are thousands
of banian textiles in Tiruppur. This is the place where the great Kumaran,
who fought for the country’s freedom, lived. He died holding the
national flag in his hands and never let it fall down.
This is also a sacred place where
there is a holy shrine. This lays 20 km away from Udumalpet on the palani
Coimbatore Highway. The temple is set on the foot of the Thirumoorthy
Hills near the Dam which has the same name. A stream flows by the side
of the temple and there are some waterfalls nearby. This is now being
developed by the Tourism department to make it a good District Excusion
Udhagamandalam in English, Ootachamand
is known to be the Queen of Hills. This is situated in an altitude of
7,500 ft. The extraordinary scenaries make Ooty a great tourist spot.
The misty dense clouds, the chill weather and the evergreen ambiance make
things much fantastic. The British collector of East India Company who
ruled over Coimbatore district discovered Ooty in 1882. He was none other
than John Sullivan. Some attractions to watch in Ooty are Botanical Gardens,
Ooty Lake and Stone House.
The Botanical Garden is built exactly
of that of the English Style. It is a series of terraced gardens, found
by Marquis of Tweed Dale in to 47. Every year the agro-horticultural show
is held here during April and May and many tourists visit the flower show.
There is a lake which was built between
1823 and 1825 by the then Collector John Sullivan. One can row the boats
into the lake with joy to find the green tops alongside. To go with the
boating there are Lake Garden and toy train tides which influence children
and older people too.
The stone house in Ooty was also
built by the collector, John Sullivan. This is the first ever bungalow
constructed in Ooty. Apart from these three spots there are Government
Muscums, Raj Bhavan Doddabetta, Mukurti Peak, Pykara Dam and Wenlock Donons.
From Ooty it is just 60 km to travel to the Mudumalai animal’s sanctuary.
These falls which do not fall through
the year is situated 30 km from Coimbatore. One has to take the route
of Narasipuram Village to reach this waterfall. People who go on trekking
and picnics would surely love this place.
Anamalai range has 56 estates of
which Valparai is the head of the 50 estates. This hill station is 102
kilometers from Coimbatore. The main plantation here is tea. The place
looks green all over. There are many waterfalls, stream, dams and many
dense forests in the Anamalai range. One can travel to Kerala from Valparai
through the mountain route. It is also a fine picnic spot of exhuberance
place of Interest in the city.
This perfect set natural spot located
on of the Anamalai Hills, which is about 37 Km form pollachi. There is
a sanctuary, which is available here. Tree houses are also provided for
people whom lone adventure and thrill.
This is located in Amaravathi Dam
which is 25 Km from Udumalpet. This place is at present being developed
as a District Excursion center.
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