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Places to Visit in Coimbatore

When you travel to Coimbatore, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Coimbatore, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Coimbatore to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Coimbatore things to do can include exploring Coimbatore attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in coimbatore


In Coimbatore, there is a famoustemple called SriRanganatharTemple in Palamalai.


Narayana Kavi Memorial was consecrated as a tribute to Poet called NarayanaKavi. This memorial exhibits the poet’sphotographs and writings associated with historic events belonging to various spheres like Music, Cinema and Drama.


There is a Crocodile Farm at Amaravathi Dam just 25 kms. from Coimbatore. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre.

There is also the Zoo which is situated in close proximity and you would see a wonderful collection of animals and birds there. It is a wonderful experience if you wish to take your children out.

JollyPark is a theme amusement park ideal for family excursions and picnics. 


Marudhamalai HillTemple is among the most renowned attractions. This temple is dedicated to  Lord Shiva.


Situated between Palakkad and Pollachi, the temple is situated about 45 to 50 km. from Coimbatore. The popular belief is that if red chilly paste is applied on the presiding deity the lost valuables will be restored.


This temple was built in 1996 housing Asia's largest idol of Ganeshawhich stands imposingly.


This temple is situated close toPerur. The local legend says that long ago the main town was once located around this temple. Today one can see the ruins of the original city around this temple.


Dhyanalinga  is the largest lingam in the world. It is located in the foothhills of the Velliangiri mountain at about 30 kms from the main city of Coimbatore.


The city of Coimbatore is visited by lakhs of people every year. If you are interested to know about history and culture of India, a visit to the Museums is a must on Coimbatore to do list. Here you will get the chance to explore the Museums in which many artifacts have been well preserved over the years.

Many of the Museums in Coimbatore house Railway artifacts and here you will get a chance to see how the first rail engine looked like. There is also a Doll museum here which the little ones thoroughly enjoy. 


There are many parks in Coimbatore. You can take your family out for an excursion or a picnic here.


The Solaiyar Dam is situated 15 kms from Valparai. This dam is extremely popular as it is considered to be the second largest rock dam in Asia. The length of this dam is roughly 20 kms.


This project consists of a number of dams that are interconnected by tunnels. There are canals too which are used for harnessing the waters of the , Aliyar, ParambikulamSholiyar, Palar, Thunakadavu and Thekkadi rivers. These rivers flow at various elevations and are used for irrigation purposes and power generation.

The scheme, located in Annamalai range is a classic example of engineering skill and is ideal as a picnic spot. There is a forest rest house where an overnight stay is possible. There are treetop housesthat provide accommodation in case you are looking for some adventure.


This is a picturesque locale in the Anamalai Hills. It is located about 37 kms from Pollachi and about 90 km from Coimbatore. For the adventurer in you try the Bungalows that are available within the sanctuary. If you are interested in a little bit of thrill, you can try the aommodation available in tree houses.

Activities in coimbatore

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If you are adventurous, then try The Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is situated on the Western Ghats near Pollachi. It has various kinds of wildlife like the tiger, black-headed oriole, elephant, pangolin, panther, gaur, civet cat , green pigeon and the sloth bear. The Amaravathy reservoir in the Anamalais has a large number of crocodiles.

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Bethesda: The Bethesda Prayer Centre is set amidst the scenic splendour of Siruvani hills. The landscape surrounding the prayer centre is beautiful with hills, water falls green pastures and rivulets, providing the most peaceful atmosphere for prayer and meditation.

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Vaidehi Waterfall is located 30 kms. from Coimbatore through the Narasipuram village. It is a fine picnic spot for trekkers. Other places of scenic beauty are the grassy hills, waterfalls, Karain shola, groves, teak forests, dams and tea estates.

Food in coimbatore


GayathiriBhavan situated at Nehru Street, Ram Nagar serves popular South Indian Mennu. Annalalshmi Restaurant – is the top veg. restaurant in town, this is run by devotees of Swami ShatanandSaraswati; the price of the meal helps support the Shivanjali educational trust for underprivileged children – It serves Indian, Southand North Indian, Indian, and Vegetarian cuisine. Ranked #1 Restaurant in Coimbatore,Shanthi Social Services Canteen, serves Indian cuisine. Cock Ra Co Hot Chicken Spot serves Non Veg South Indian delicacies. Junior Kuppanna is another good place service Indian food.


Shivanjali Cafe – Serves mouthwatering Malaysian Treat, Barbeque Nation Hospitalityis famous for Indian, Continental, Mediterranean,Tangy Cuisines. YOLO Restaurant is a popular multi-cuisine restaurant servingContinental South Western, Indian, Italian, and Mexican dishes.

Night Life in coimbatore


If you are looking for some livemusic and dance to some funky tunes, try the Coffee Shop in the Lobby of Le Meridien.


Atlanta Restobar, The Pub Bar, Disco Den are few of the places you can visit in case you are on a night out in Coimbatore.


Bike & Barrel, is a happening place in Coimbatore for night life.It is a good place to grab a drink with friends. They usually play good music as well.

Shopping in coimbatore


Coimbatore has the famous Kovai Flea Market which you can try out for some quick and easy shopping.Santhai is another flea market which assembles everyThursday near the Pentecostal church.


Chinthamani Supermarket (main), situated in North Coimbatore is home to almost all kids of products under one roof.


For some street shopping try out Raja Street orRangaGownder Street.

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