Coimbatore Travel Guide

Here are the top most tourist attractions to see in Coimbatore

Kovai Kondattam

Kovai Kondattam is an amusement park located about 2 kilometres away from Perur, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. A fun-filled destination ideal for spending hours of unending entertainment with friends and family, Kodai Kondattam is an eco-friendly theme park. This destination is not only a popular picnic spot but is also an unlikely venue for conferences, parties, receptions and corporate bookings. Visit this destination for a thrilling adventure.

The sheer number of rides at Kovai Kondattam is mind-boggling and will have you spoilt for choice. Most famous residents here include Aqua dance, Wave pool, Dashing Cars, Rock Climbing, Hara-kiri & video parlour. Other attractions here include Family Pool, Kids’ Pool, Water Slides, Water Falls, Dashing Car, Family Train, Giant Wheel, Chair-O-Plane, Aqua Dance Pirate Ship, Merry-go-round. The park also holds facilities to celebrate birthdays, wedding and anniversary and an amphitheatre to hold live performances.

Marudhamalai Hill Temple

The Marudhamalai hill temple is located at a towering height of 500 ft in the highland on the Western Ghats.

15 kms away to north-west of Coimbatore city, the temple has an excellent invigorating atmosphere. Vehicles are allowed to pass through the Marudhamalai temple and the devasthanam has granted three buses from the low slope of the hill to get through the temple on top. The Marudhamalai temple has its main deity as Lord Muruga and the temple attributes quite delightful facilities to the habitu making their visit a comforting one while offering their prayer to the deity. The major feature of this hill is that it grows important medicinal herbs, which is used extensively in making ayurvedic medicines.

Perur Pateeswarar Temple

Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, or the Perur Pateeswarar Temple, is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Patteeswarar located at a distance of 9 kilometres from the city of Coimbatore. The grand temple has immense religious, cultural and historical importance for the followers and devotees of Lord Patteeswarar who visit from all over the world to offer their prayers. This temple is also commonly known as the temple dedicated to Lord Nataraj. The ancient artwork, paintings, sculptures and carvings attract art lovers too. Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple is also one of the biggest temples in Coimbatore.

Tourists can explore the temple and observe its splendid artwork which is a specimen of ancient art and traditional architecture. Many devotees often claim a visit to the temple gives them a positive vibe and helps them reinvent themselves. The idol of Lord Patteeswarar is seen with a scar on his head that was given by Kamdhenu, and her footprint is also preserved inside the temple.

Kovai Kutralam Falls

Kovai Kutralam falls is an exhilarating water fall located in the scenic region of Siruvani. The water fall is about 37 kilometers away from Coimbatore city and the water fall is predominantly manifested for its exaltedness.

The water fall is set in the deepest fragment of the impenetrable woodland and due to this reason vacationers are not conceded to visit the falls after 5 pm. The key inception of drinking water in Coimbatore is supplied by Siruvani. Tourists cannot make their visit to this falls anytime because only few numbers of buses are available to visit the place. With a sterling panoramic view, the dam is a place that will leave you not just enchanted but also fill you with inner joy.

Siruvani Falls and Dam

The Siruvani falls and dam is situated some 37 kilometers to the west of Coimbatore city amidst the lush green Western Ghats. The river is clean and offers to its visitors some sensationally tasty water.

This Siruvani water falls is the chief source to supply water to Coimbatore city. With a phenomenal all-encompassing contour, both the dam and water falls is extremely alluring and astounding.The dam is interwined by underways and aqueducts for harnessing the hydel energy for power generation and irrigation purposes from Aliyar, Parambikulam, Nirar, Sholiyar, Thunakadavu, Palar, Thekadi rivers. This is an excellent example for a engineering marvel.

Isha Yoga Center

Isha Yoga Ashram in India is a non-profit and non-religious center, which has been drawing innumerable people from different parts of the globe since a long time. The ashram and yoga center has been founded by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. The introduction to the Isha Yoga Program ranges from a period of 3-7 days along with a rejuvenation retreat or yoga-intensive retreat, which focuses on overall health and well being of an individual.The setting of the yoga center is awesome at the base of Velliangiri Mountains in Tamil Nadu. The place is at a distance of 18 miles from Coimbatore.

Brookefields Mall

Brookefields Mall is an attraction famous for shopping and recreational activities in Coimbatore. From apparel to shoes and accessories, you name it, and they have it. It is a perfect place to buy stylish and trendy outfits or to put a look together for an important event. The mall also has many other facilities that tourists can use for recreational purposes and get a glimpse into the happening lifestyle of Coimbatore.

Other than shopping, Brookefields Mall also has a food court that serves cuisine of various varieties. The mall also has parking facilities, a Gaming Zone, Fun City and a Multiplex Cinema with six screens. The enormous area makes it one of the biggest malls in the city and a perfect attraction for all age groups, from the elderly to toddlers to spend one entire day bonding over a few fun activities and a meal.

Gedee Car Museum

Gedee Car Museum is one of the few places in India where one can find cars made in Britain, Japan, France, Germany and America under one roof. The collection of cars is exceptionally well maintained, and all the relevant information about the vehicles on display is mentioned for visitors to learn. It is, therefore, a favourite attraction for automobile freaks and engineering students. Along with the cars built internationally, there are a few Indian cars as well including the prototype of a low car designed by G.D.Naidu. The collection has antiques and some new and rare versions of automobiles

Each machine on display is the outcome of utmost dedication and meticulous work of the engineers who spent months and even years to build those engineering marvels. Gedee Car Museum also has a team that works on restoring rare and antique automobiles depending on the availability of the components to get the cars back to their workable condition. Kids and adults both find this attraction worth a visit to learn about the beautiful, colourful and shiny cars from all over the world.

Black Thunder

Black Thunder Theme Park is an expansive water park in Coimbatore that covers an area of 75 acres of land and has an array of water-themed rides. Those looking for a splendid escape near Coimbatore in the scorching summer heat must visit the Black Thunder. The park has rides to suit every age group and includes thrilling and relaxing experiences right from Dashing Boats, Volcano, Dragon Coaster, Kiddies pool, Wave pool to a Wild River Ride. One needs to just pack their essentials and head here with their family and friends.

Black Thunder is quite spoken about for its helpful and attentive staff and the facilities they provide. The park also has a food court inside the premise that serves delicious snacks and meals, a perfect place to grab a bite in between rides. Lockers are provided to all the guests to keep their valuables safe while they enjoy their rides and recreational activities. With so much thought put in to build and maintain the theme park, it is indeed an attraction where families can spend hours together.

VOC Park and Zoo

VOC Park and Zoo, also known as the V.O.Chidambaranar Park and is an Amusement Park and Zoological Garden mostly visited by locals of Coimbatore for recreational purposes. The park and zoo is a preferred picnic spot for families who get their kids to have a wonderful time and introduce them to the world of animals. The park has a play area for the kids, an aquarium and a Jurassic Park where not just children but even adults can have fun. It is a perfect place to get the imagination running to build stories. The zoo houses over 500 animals belonging to about 30 species including birds, mammals and reptiles.

Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park

Established in 1936, Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve or Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park is an initiative of the government to preserve the rich flora and fauna of the Nilgiris. The park boasts of over 430 species of 25,000 plants in addition to several species of mammals, reptiles, birds etc.

TNAU Botanical Garden

Spread over an area of around 300 acres in Coimbatore, TNAU Botanical Garden boasts of some rare varieties of trees, shrubs and herbs. The garden is very well-maintained and vibrantly blooms with flowers including roses, marigold, carnations, chrysanthemums, lilies etc.