Kovai Kuttralam (Siruvani Waterfalls) : About 37 kms west of the city it is noted for its
captivating beauty and the sweetness of water. The panoramic
view of the dam and the falls is of enchanting beauty.
Kulanthai Velayuthaswamy Temple :
This temple is located 24 kms from
Coimbatore. It is one of the most beautiful temples and was
built around 750 years ago. The architectural aspects of
this temple are fabulous. This temple is situated on a hill
covered with kurunda trees and hence it got it name “Kurunda
Malai”. The natural scenaries around this temple adds beauty
to this temple. It is believed that “Thiru Agasthiya Munivar
“ got Manthira upadesham from Lord Muruga Temple. Ph :
Kundam Thiru Vizha Festival
The annual temple festival at Masani Amman Kovil located
about 45kms from Coimbatore. In Tamil Month Thai, the 18 day
long festival is celebrated with much pomp and splendor and
thousands of devotees flock to the temple during that time.
Maharaja Theme Park :
Located close to the
Neelambuur bye-pass on the Coimbatore-Salem national
highway. Maharaja Theme Parks is a most attractive features
of the theme parks from not only within India but also from
outside without losing sight of the fact that these should
provide an affordable experience to the public. Apart from
having the common entertainment facilities, would have a
multiplex with two theatres. It would also house a mini golf
course and an auditorium. A discounted entry fee from school
children visiting as a group during weekdays was also on the
cards. Park timing 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Maharaja Theme
Parks and Resorts Pvt. Ltd.
Maharaja Entertainment Arena, Neelambur, Coimbatore - 64104
Contact : 0422 - 2628998, Fax : 0422-2913723,6504128.
Munthi Vinayagar Temple
It is located 5 kms from Coimbatore Central Bus Stand.
Munthi Vinayagar Temple at Puliakulam in Coimbatore is said
to be the biggest single stone granite idle in Asia weighing
14 tonnes. And this temple was built in 1993 at Puliakulam
That is mere 4 kms from Coimbatore city centre. Vinayaga
Chathurthi is celebrated with great importance when huge
gathering of devotees seek blessings of this Lord Ganesa.9443655563.
Muthu Malai Murugan Temple :
In the high way of Coimbatore - Pollachi, just before reaching Kinathukadavu there is a road towards west to reach a village in the name of Muthugoundanur.
Within a reach of twelve kilometers there is a hill called as “MUTHU MALAI” Upon the hill a Temple beautifully located and the profound grace of “Lord Muruga” will spell all over the atmosphere.
Adjacent to the temple there is a Meditation Hall and around the Meditation hall you can find a marvelous view of natural environment. Time: 6am to 7.00pm. Ph: 0422-2340462.
Neelakandeswarar Temple Irugoor Ondiputhur :
Inside the campus of this temple there are separate shrines for Lord Murugan and Markandeya.
It is located at 10km from Coimbatore. Time: 6.00am -11.00am; 5.00pm -8.00pm. Contact No.9488155164.
Isha Yoga Centre
The Isha Yoga Center, founded under the aegis of Isha Foundation, is located on 150 acres of lush land at the foothills of the Velliangiri Mountains. Surrounded by thick forests, it is a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere, a reserve forest with abundant wildlife.
The center houses the architecturally distinctive Spanda Hall and garden, a 64,000 sq. ft. meditation hall and program facility that is the venue for many residential programs catering to various groups.
Every week, thousands of people converge at this unique meditation center to seek out inner peace and wellbeing.
Also located at the Yoga Center are the Isha Rejuvenation Center and Isha Home School.
The Vanaprastha accommodation on the premises was designed to give people with families the opportunity to come and be involved with the center.
A large residential facility houses an active international community of Brahmacharies, full-time volunteers, guests, and visitors, making it a vibrant hub of activity and an optimal environment to pursue one’s growth.
Time : 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Location : Isha Yoga Centre , Velliangiri Foothills, Semmedu Post, Coimbatore - 641114.
Ph : 0422-2515345 , Email : email@example.com
Panguni Uthiram Festival
This Temple is 7 kms from Coimbatore Railway Station and
was constructed by Karikal Cholan over 1500 years ago. There
are shrines to the presiding deity Patteeswarar and his
consort Pachainayaki and some elegantly carved sculptures in
the Kanagasabai hall. Devotees flock to this temple in
hundreds during the Panguni Uthiram festival in March every
Perur Patteeswarar Temple :
March, when the Panguni Uthiram
festival is celebrated. The temple was built by Karikala
Cholan over 1500 years ago. Situated 7 kms from Coimbatore,
the temple is by the River Noyyal.Daily Events Pooja Timings
07:30 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 07:30 p.m. Temple Timings 06:00 a.m.
to 01:00 p.m. 04:00 p.m. To 08:30 p.m. Located at Siruvani
Main Road, Perur. Coimbatore - 641010. Ph : 0422-2607991,
Salim Ali centre for Omithology and Natural History – Anaikatty:
Salim Ali centre for Omithology and natural history (SACON) is a national institution devoted to the cause of conversation of India’s Boo diversity with focus on birds.
SACON is situated is the surrounding of Anaikatty. 24 kms north west of Coimbatore.
Saradambal Temple (Race Course):
This temple is located 3 kms from Coimbatore Central Bus
Stand Saradambal temple is run by the Sri Sarada Sringeri
Mutt. Here the Sannathi of Goddess Saradambal has the
Vinayaga and Murugan Sannithis on either side. Ph : 0422-2220760
Swami Dayananda Saraswathi Ashram
Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswathi is a Distinguished traditional teacher of Vedanta. He has been teaching Vedanta in India for more than four decades, and around the world since 1976.
The Gurukulam is situated in Anaikatti post of north-west of Coimbatore,
45 km from Airport and 30 Km from the Railway station or the Central Bus stand, Gandhipuram. Ph : 0422-2657001, 9442646701.
Sengupathi Water Falls :
Located on the Coimbatore - Siruvani main road, 35 km away from Coimbatore, Sengupathi waterfalls is a known tourist spot. The calm, beautiful location is favourite among the locals and the tourists.
The waterfalls here, offer a breath taking view of the surrounding nature.
Shree Venkateswara Swami Vari Alayam (Then-Tirumalai) :
This temple located at 30 km from Coimbatore.
Temple conducting all poojas and ‘utsavas’ like Tirupati Lord Venkateswara. ‘Annadanams’ are providing to the devottees everyday at 11.30 to 2.00 p.m. This temple is located in K.G. Denim Prayer Complex, Then Tirumalai, coimbatore - 641302, Ph : 04254-304339 Website : www.thenthirumalai.com.
Singanallur Boat House :
The cool breeze enveloping the area makes you forget it’s
still gruelling summer. The boathouse has three steamer
boats, three rowing boats and 40 pedal boats. People can
boat between 9. a.m. and 7.30 p.m. The fare for boating is
Rs. 15 for adults and Rs. 10 for kids. Ph : 0422-2303176.
How to reach Boat House : Bus No. 65, 1A, 1C, 1B, 31A & many
more which goes to railway station, Ukkadam.Singanallur -
Topslip “The pollution free heavenly land” is
located above 800 feet from the sea level on the
Anamalai mountain range. The unique teak forests, Bamboo
Forest also located near Topslip. Topslip and Valparai (Valparai
to Topslip 65 Km) are small Places with in the Indira
Gandhi National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the
Coimbatore District at the southern part of the Nilgiri
Biosphere Reserve in the Anamalai Hills.
Entry formalities: If you are visiting the park for
the day you can go directly to Top Slip (Entry INR 50).
The Sethumadai checkpost is the entry point to Topslip.
In case you plan to stay at Top Slip, accommodation must
be booked in advance at the: Wildlife Warden Office. 178
Meenkarai Rd, in Pollachi.
Park details and tips: Private vehicles can drive
in the park. Top Slip is best enjoyed if a car is hand
at all times. It is possible to walk around the park.
You must have a Park Guide with you and you are allowed
to walk in the park for a maximum of four hours for INR
70 per person.
There is provision for a conducted bus ride from the
Park Reception Office and riding elephants may also be
available. Local food and refreshments are available at the
facility run at the Tourist Complex, Top slip..
Accommodation in the Park is very basic and it is
best to carry sleeping bags and emergency supplies.
A booking at a particular guesthouse may not assure
you of accommodation at it. The final allocation
decision is left to the Department staff at Top Slip.
Contact: The Wildlife Warden, Indira Gandhi Wildlife
Sanctuary, 178, Meenkarai Road, Pollachi - 642 001. Open
Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm.
Ph : 04259-238360. Park entry time is between 6.30 am
& 6 pm
Sithalingeswar Temple :
2 km from Singanallur Police Station. The
Navapashana lingam made up of Navapashana is situated at
Sithalingeswarar Aalayam at Vellalur near to Coimbatore. It
took 10 years to make this 8 feet lingam. It is believed
that it took one year to create one Pashanam for this
Lingam. Presently Navapashana lingam situated at Kovai
Vellalur Sithalingeswarar temple has its own importance.
Sri Panchamuga Anjaneyar Temple
The Temple is situated on the way to Maruthamalai
Murugan Temple from Gandhipuram Bus stand and on route from
Coimbatore Railway Station to Maruthamalai it is just 4 kms
before Maruthamalai. Located : Maruthamalai Main Road,
Navavur Junction, Coimbatore - 46, Contact : Ph :
Sri Sai Dwaraka Trust :
The temple is an exact Replica of Dwaraka
Mai (Masjid) of Shirdi. This is the only kind of temple
(replica of the Masjid) in Tamil Nadu for Shirdi Sai. This
temple was opened on Oct 8th, 2000. Devotees who are
interested in performing archanas, abhishekams or for more
information about the temple Please contact : Managing
Trustee Sri Sai Dwaraka Trust, 2-B3, Shrinagar, Near
Bharathi Colony, Peelamedu, Covai - 641004. Ph :
Sri Varatha Anchaneyar :
Temple is located in Peelamedu, This
Anjaneyar blesses his devotee with his 8 salient features -
1. His right hand showering booms, 2. His left hand with Gadhayutham, 3. His divine face facing west, 4. His legs
facing south, 5. His tail facing north, 6.
Rudhramsam-Anjaneyar amidst Sivalingam, 7. Bestows & kinds
of wealth with Mahalakshmi in his heart, 8. Nethra
Dheetchanyam-The brirthness of sun rays during day & the
serenity of moon during nights in his eyeballs. Ph
Thaipoosam and Thirukarthigai
About 12 Kilometers away from Coimbatore Railway Station
is the Marudhamalai temple of Lord Murugan. As the name
suggests, the temple is situated on a hillock and the
presiding deity is called Dhandayuthapani. The celebrations
of this temple are ‘Thaipoosam’ and ‘Thirukarthigai’ in
January and February.
Thandu Mariamman Temple :
This temple is located at 2 kms from Coimbatore Railway
station. The temple was built during the period of Tippu
Sultan. This temple has got a very unique origin. Ph :
The Crocodile Farm
Crocodile farm at Amaravathi Dam is just 25 kms from
Udumalpet. This place is being developed as a District
Excursion Centre. Camera is not allowed. Ph : 04252-256055.
G. D. Naidu
Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu was an Indian
inventor and engineer who is sometimes referred as the Edison of India. He is
credited in manufacturing the first electric motor in India. His contributions
were primarily industrial and span the fields of electrical, mechanical,
agricultural (Hybrid cultivation) and automobile engineering. First of all he is
a scientist but he studied up to only third standard.
Naidu was born on March
23, 1893, in Kalangal,
near Coimbatore. He died
on the 4th of January,
The Rock where Polygars elephants were tied up
On the way to Thirumoorthy Malai falls there is one town
panchayat called Thali. Once this area was very fertile
during the period of polygars. They used the elephants to go
for hunts. The elephants were used to carry the hilly
products like mango, honey and Nelli from one place to
another. On the flat rock, holes have been carved in the
shape of crescent moon where the elephants were tied up.This
place is called
‘Yanai Kattum Parai’.
Vaidehi Waterfalls :
It is located 30 kms from Coimbatore via. Narasipuram
village. It is a fine picnic spot for trekkers. A perennial
waterfalls is a major attraction here.
Velliyangiri Andavar Temple :
20 kms from Coimbatore towards Siruvani. Velliyangiri is
a beautiful temple situated in one amongs the five hills
symbolically representing the five different faces of Lord
Siva. This is the only temple where we can have the darshan
of Pancha Linga. Timings 07:00 a.m., 12:00 Noon, 05:30 p.m.
Contact Address Arulmigu Velliyangiriandavar Thirukoil,
Poondi, Coimbatore-10. Ph :0422-2615258.
VILLEESWARAR Temple in Idikarai :
Lord Shiva blesses here in the name of Villeeswarar; In the month of Avani on 14th,15th 16th the Sunlight falls on Moolavar.
A number of inscriptions are found on the walls of the temple.
Location: 16kms from Coimbatore & 6 kms from Thudiyalur Timing: 8am to10pm; 6.00pm to 7.30pm; Ph: 9894243633.
VOC Park :
Named after the great freedom fighter V.O.Chidam-baram,
this park is maintained by the Corporation. There is a
mini-zoo and toy train in the park. Very recently to remind
of the animals which lived in the past, Dinosaur Park has
been created. This park has all animals which lived several
hundred years ago. Every evening there is a colourful water
The way is a hilly terrain enriched with green vegetation with a pleasant climate providing many view points to have a awe for these scenes.
Enjoy with Coracle Ride in Bhavani River - Delicious Lunch - Trekking - River Bath - The ride covers a distance of 5 km on the cool water with mountains and forest on either side gives us a rare sight. You can also stop by the banks to have a walk into the jungle as you like. Walking into the bushes and marshes, along some seasonal streams, enjoying fresh air really energising us, inhaling the smell of the flowers and so on.
A nice bath in the running water with the pleasant breeze giving a cooling effect and a great relief. The Coracle Ride - There are 10 coracles provided with cusion seating. The ride covers a distance of 5 km on the cool water with mountains and forest on either side gives us a rare sight. Having a round ‘O’ in the water is also an other notable experience. You can also stop by the banks to have a walk into the jungle as you like.
Delicious Lunch - Chappathi, Variety Rice, Ragi ball with fish curry, Curd Rice, Fruits, Sweet, Vegetable salad, Minaral Water.
Trekking - Walking into the bushes and marshes, along some seasonal streams, enjoying fresh air really energising us, inhaling the smell of the flowers and so on.
River Bath - We may get little tired and sweat and is in need of a bath. A nice bath in the running water with the pleasant breeze giving a cooling effect and a great relief.
Fare details : Rs.350/- for adults and Rs.250/- for children (below 15 years) are collected as charges for the coracle ride. Children below 5 years are allowed free.
Located : 42 km from karamadai, 75 km coimbatore. Karamadai Salai, Karamadai - 641104. Ph : +91 94423629260, 9047051011.
Contact : District Forest Officer, Forest Campus, North Coimbatore, Mettupalayam Road, Coimbatore -641043, Ph - 0422- 2456911.