Tamil Nadu has been a state of classical civilization since ages. This state truly reflects the Vedic patterns as you will find numerous temples and holy religious places on to go in this Indian southern state. Today in this article we are talking about the second largest city in Tamil Nadu and some awesome Coimbatore tourist places itself.
Arouse in the very ancient period, From Cholas to British rulers, Coimbatore belonged to many kingdoms. This city is located at the Western Ghats near the Noyyal River and it is close to its historic culture and soil. Similar to the other cities in Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore reflects a wide spread of plants and climate that keep changing regularly. Besides being a developing economic hub, it is naturally stable and you would find natural air to breathe in while you take a look at natural places to visit in Coimbatore in this listing below:
Parambikkulam Wildlife Sanctuary
Perur Pateeswarar Temple
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Waterfalls always reflect life as water is a prime element of it. 35 km west from Coimbatore there is a river named Siruvani. After this river was bound through a dam, a waterfall started to flow after the dam gets full. You might have seen some great waterfalls but the Siruvani waterfalls has a special element in it. The water quality of Siruvani is considered supreme in taste. The falls might be small but makes a wow at bath in such a cool climate. Being in the lap of nature and heart throbbing surroundings, it always attracts thousands of visitors and considered one of the top Coimbatore tourist places.
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Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
God Ganesha is known as the Lord of wizards and worshipped before any God at the first place. “Vinayak” or “Vinayagar” is another name of Lord Ganesha. Eachanari Vinayagar Temple was constructed in 1500 AD and houses the statue of God Ganesha itself. The main attraction of this temple is the massive 6 foots tall idol of God that is currently the tallest statue in Coimbatore up till date. Generally this temple is open to all everyday but the best time to visit this place is Ganesha Chaturthi – a day dedicated to Lord Ganesha that is celebrated with joy.
Known as the perfect spot for spiritual Trekking, Velliangiri Mountains sports a sensible Shiva temple known as South Kailash. The Mountains has 7 hills of different climate, surrounding and appearance. The nature’s beauty is so mesmerizing that one would simply lose into the fragrance of Mother Nature. To reach the temple onto top, one has to climb the mountains. Generally this temple is open all days but an enormous crowd appears on Maha Shiva Ratri aka Grand Night of Shiva’s wedding. There is a myth associated with this temple that permits only men to climb on Velliangiri Mountains to worship God Shiva.
Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple
A temple that gives you the best views of the mesmerizing Western Ghats makes you experience the feel of almighty and yet delivers the pure and empowering natural environment.
Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple is located on top of a hill located at the outskirts of Coimbatore. Reaching on to temple is not everyone’s cup of tea as it takes thousands of ladder steps to climb the temple. The core attraction of this temple is a natural spring that spouts aqua every second. Due to above mentioned factor, this temple attracts many tourists and is known as one of the main tourist destinations in Coimbatore worth giving a visit.
The Dhyanalinga Temple is situated 30 km away from Coimbatore on the road to Siruvani dam. This temple features the huge Shiva linga and meant to provide peaceful meditation. Due to peaceful environment perfect for meditation in guidance of Lord Shiva’s linga, this temple was named Dhyanalinga temple. Also known as Isha Yoga center, this temple is very well made and has a lovely surrounding. If you like Yoga and crave for mental peace, you must visit this Yoga temple early in the morning. It opens at 6 AM till 8 PM and one is allowed to meditate no longer than 10 minutes. When it is empty, one feels soothed and mentally calm after the meditation. It is one of the main Coimbatore tourist places that attracts a huge throng.
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National park is a protected area situated in the Anamalai hills of Polachi. Anamalai word means the hill of elephants and proves right as there is a sanctuary of elephants. This sanctuary and park is spread of hundreds of kilometers and has a huge plant and wild life. It is heaven for a wild life lover as the chances of wildlife sightings are high. There is a lot of greenery, awesome photogenic places and superb climate that makes this spot one of few best tourist places in Coimbatore if you love Wildlife, adventure or photography.
Kovai Kondattam Theme Park
The last location in this list of top 10 places to visit in Coimbatore is a theme park. Although there are many theme parks in Coimbatore, this place is affordable and average in size. It stands on the way to Siruvani and could be a perfect spot to hangout if you are visiting places in Siruvani. This facility has a lot of dry and aqua games along with a good food court. It is a perfect fun place for kids and teenagers. In a well maintained and spacious state, Kovai Kondattam Theme Park is a good theme park if you are walking some other places in line.
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