41 Places to Visit Near Coimbatore

Coimbatore has a special status in South India, historically as well geographically. Also known as Kovai, Coimbatore is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu and is surrounded by the Western Ghats. In fact, it is one of the fastest growing tier-II cities in the country and has been selected to be developed as a smart city under the Prime Minister project. It is often called the ‘Manchester of South India’ as the textile industry is huge and has historic importance. The Kovai Cora Cotton is, in fact, a recognised Geographical Indicator of the city. For the traveller, Coimbatore is not just a great place to visit but also a great staging area for further travel.

Primarily an industrial city, Coimbatore has seen its fair share of war and consequences. Initially, under the rule of the Cholas, Coimbatore was then part of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th Century and has since been captured and recaptured several times over history. In recent history, Coimbatore was annexed by the British East India Company in 1799 after the defeat of Tipu Sultan. When the production of cotton in Mumbai was affected, Coimbatore stepped up to supplement the needs and this marked the industrial futures of the city. All this is visible in the various monuments and museums in the city and would be a traveller’s delight to visit.

Being surrounded by the Western Ghats, trekking and camping are one of the best things to do when in the city. Several trekking routes are available on the city outskirts including a number of peaks. There is a massive statue of Lord Shiva at Coimbatore known as the Adiyogi Shiva Statue. At 112 feet, this statue has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for its height and is a prominent tourist destination. Coimbatore is also a must visit if you are looking to indulge in some traditional Tamil fare including sambhar, dosai, idlis, vada and pongal. As an industrial and business hub, Coimbatore has a lot more to offer than traditional Tamil fare as well. A must visit destination on most traveller’s list, Coimbatore would never disappoint you.

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Malampuzha

Directions from Coimbatore to Malampuzha
Rivers and Lakes Wildlife

Wish to spend some amicable time in the lap of mother nature? Then Malampuzha is the place for you. Malampuzha derives its name from the River Malampuzha, and it offers soothingly beautiful scenery of lush greenery. M...

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Coonoor

Directions from Coimbatore to Coonoor
Hill Stations

Coonoor is a hill station located in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Nilgiris district. The hill station falls on the way from Coimbatore to Ooty. The main attractions at the place for tourists are Sim’s Park...

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Palakkad

Directions from Coimbatore to Palakkad
Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

Palakkad or Palghat is a city in the state of Kerala and quite a contrasting one from how the normal cities in Kerala are. The city is known by plenty of different, but very much appropriate names. The "Granary of Ker...

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Kotagiri

Directions from Coimbatore to Kotagiri
Hill Stations

Kotagiri, als known as Kothagiri, in a hill station in the state of Tamil Nadu. It falls in the Nilgiri District. It is a moderately populated and the third largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills. The different vil...

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Ooty

Directions from Coimbatore to Ooty
Hill Stations

Ooty also known by its former name "Udagamandalam" is a theme based hill station in South India, the hill station is about 3 hours away from Coimbatore and is a really popular point of attraction in Tamil Nadu.The cit...

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Bellikkal

Directions from Coimbatore to Bellikkal
Hill Stations

A humble hamlet lolling in the south of Sigur Plateau in the state of Tamil Nadu, Bellikkal is an enthralling hill station. Discovered at an elevation of 5,500 ft, it is girded by Nilgiris of the Western Ghats of the ...

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Nelliyampathy

Directions from Coimbatore to Nelliyampathy
Hill Stations

Nelliyampathy is an unexplored hill station in Palakkad district of Kerala. Nelliyampathy is famous for its unexplored lush green forest, orange gardens, and coffee plantations. The altitude varies from 450m to 1500m....

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Madumalai

Directions from Coimbatore to Madumalai
Wildlife

Situated at the gathering purpose of three states namely Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Mudumalai is settled in the thick woods of the Nilgiris and is outstanding for its wildlife haven. Mudumalai has been proclaim...

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Nilambur

Directions from Coimbatore to Nilambur
Rivers and Lakes

Nilambur, also called the Land of Teak Plantations, is a noteworthy town to pay a visit and is situated in the Malappuram locale of Kerala. This town involves exceptional spots in the historical backdrop of Malabar wi...

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Thrissur

Directions from Coimbatore to Thrissur
Heritage Religious

Kerala is known for its natural beauty and considered as a paradise on earth. But the best place to get a glimpse of the state’s blend of architecture with culture, one has to visit Thrissur. Surrounded by innumerable...

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Bandipur National Park

Directions from Coimbatore to Bandipur National Park
Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

Once a hunting reserve for the Maharaja of Mysore in the 1930s, now the Bandipur National Park is a tiger reserve located in Chamrajanagar, Karnataka. Bandipur is a part of a belt of forests that houses the highest nu...

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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary

Directions from Coimbatore to Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Wildlife

Favored with such a significant number of natural marvels, Thattekad is an amazing destination, conceal in the wonder of copious widely varied flora and fauna. This magnificent spot is situated on the Njiyapilli Hill ...

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Munnar

Directions from Coimbatore to Munnar
Hill Stations Trekking

Munnar is a popular hill station in Kerala. It has been a popular destination for honeymooners for a long time. Munnar is known for its beautiful tea plantations. Most of the plantations were started by British. "Kann...

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Kodaikanal

Directions from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal
Hill Stations

Located in Palani Hills in the western Ghats, this enchanting hill station is one among the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. Blessed with dense green forests, waterfalls and majestic rocks it is an ideal ...

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Devikulam

Directions from Coimbatore to Devikulam
Hill Stations

In the deep valley of Munnar, there lies a utopia known as Devikulam. This gift of mother earth lies in the state of Kerala. It is a small hill station in Munnar which is in the Idukki District and is 5 kilometres awa...

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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

Directions from Coimbatore to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the four ranges of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, which is the largest wildlife sanctuary of Kerala, the other three being, Sulthan Bathery, Kurichiat and Tholpetty. The wildlife...

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Guruvayur

Directions from Coimbatore to Guruvayur
Religious

Checked amongst the best journey goals in Kerala, Guruvayur is home to the fourth biggest temple in India. This flourishing township in the heart of Thrissur is wealthy in regular excellence and encases some magnifice...

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BR Hills

Directions from Coimbatore to BR Hills
Wildlife

BR Hills, also known as BIligirirangana Hills, is located in the state of Karnataka. It lies in the Chamarajanagar district. The nearest city is Mysore, which is located at a distance of around 80 km. The hills lie at...

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Ponnani

Directions from Coimbatore to Ponnani
Beaches Religious

Ponnani, a town of various mosques, is the tiniest taluk in the Malappuram locale of Kerala. It is a community encompassed by the Arabian Sea on the west and is a significant angling focus. Ponnani has the main tidal ...

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Vythiri

Directions from Coimbatore to Vythiri
Hill Stations

62 km off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a mainstream resort town well known for its old-world appeal of cabins, log cottages, and tree house facilities comfortably settled in the timberlands of Wayanad. Arranged at an elevati...

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Wayanad

Directions from Coimbatore to Wayanad
Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

Wayanad is a district in the north-east of the state of Kerala. The beautiful hill station was formed by carving out certain areas from the Kozhikode and Kunnur districts on 1st November, 1980. It can also be called t...

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Kabini

Directions from Coimbatore to Kabini
Wildlife

Once a private chasing territory for the British, this popular wildlife goal has a rich assortment of widely varied vegetation making it a stunning place of interest. A standout amongst the best-untamed life sanctuari...

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Kozhikode

Directions from Coimbatore to Kozhikode
Heritage Beaches

Kozhikode, also known as Calicut, is often called the spice capital of the nation. This North Malabar district of Kerala is famous for being the food and cultural capital of the region. With significant influences of ...

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Talakad

Directions from Coimbatore to Talakad
Religious Heritage

Talakadu is a desert-like town located on the left bank of the Kaveri river in Karnataka, India. It is a perfect place for weekend trips from Bangalore as it is nearby areas as well. Travellers can behold the legacy o...

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Kochi

Directions from Coimbatore to Kochi
Heritage Beaches

An exciting blend of medieval Europe with native Kerala, Kochi is truly an off-beat destination to explore. What was once a thriving port that played a pivotal role in trade is now flourishing metropolis that is still...

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Tholpetty

Directions from Coimbatore to Tholpetty
Wildlife

Sprawling with natural woods and wildlife parks, Tholpetty is a portion of the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary and comprises the Nilgiri forest Reserve. Popular for its large squirrels, mouse deer, spotted deer, langurs, t...

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Shivanasamundram

Directions from Coimbatore to Shivanasamundram
Rivers and Lakes Trekking

Shivanasamundram situated in the banks of the river Cauveri, is an ideal destination for those who want to see nature at full work. Asia’s first hydroelectric power stations are located in this quaint village in Mandy...

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Nagarhole

Directions from Coimbatore to Nagarhole
Wildlife

Literally meaning the Cobra River, this park snakes through lushy forests and gayly flowing streams. This national park located in Mysore and Kodagu district, is one of India's first Tiger Reserves along with Bandipur...

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Mysore

Directions from Coimbatore to Mysore
Heritage

Mysore ( also known as Mysuru ) is a city in Karnataka. It is the cultural capital and second most important city of Karnataka. Mysore is a very popular weekend getaway from Bangalore and Kerala. It is unavoidable in ...

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Vagamon

Directions from Coimbatore to Vagamon
Hill Stations Religious

Vagamon is a beautiful tourist hill station in Idukki and one of the many spots on the planet that should be experienced directly to really find its brilliance. The verdant slopes, green lands and mostly the glorious ...

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Bheemeshwari

Directions from Coimbatore to Bheemeshwari
Rivers and Lakes

Bheemeshwari is located in the Mandya District of Karnataka and around 2 hrs. away from Bengaluru. The small riverside town has become a favored holiday and weekend destination for adventure and nature loving tourist....

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Hogenakkal

Directions from Coimbatore to Hogenakkal
Hill Stations

Hogenakkal (also known as Marikottayam) is a waterfall on Kaveri river in Tamil Nadu - Karnataka border. Hogenakkal is at a distance of 180km from Bangalore which makes it an ideal weekend getaway destination. The wor...

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Thekkady

Directions from Coimbatore to Thekkady
Wildlife

Thekkady is one of the most important tourist attractions, located towards the southern region of India, near the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. It is basically a sanctuary with the location of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

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Srirangapatna

Directions from Coimbatore to Srirangapatna
Religious Heritage

Srirangapatna is a town in Karnataka. It is located in the Mandya district. It is an island town and is surrounded by the river Kaveri. The monuments of this place are nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The pl...

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Yercaud

Directions from Coimbatore to Yercaud
Rivers and Lakes

Yercaud is a beautiful hill station, which is in Salem District of Tamil Nadu, India. The hill station falls under the Shevaroy Range of hills of Eastern Ghats. Yercaud means Lake Forest, the name signifying the Lake ...

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Kottayam

Directions from Coimbatore to Kottayam
Religious Rivers and Lakes

Kottayam is an old town situated on a hilltop flanked with the enticing Western Ghats on east and green paddy fields and thrilling Vembanad Lake on the west. The various estates of rubber, coconut, palm, spices, and t...

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Kumarakom

Directions from Coimbatore to Kumarakom
Rivers and Lakes

Kumarakom is a village in Alleppey district of Kerala. It is famous for its backwaters and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

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Madurai

Directions from Coimbatore to Madurai
Religious

Madurai, the temple city of Tamil Nadu is a destination that is sure to question your aesthete knowledge and redefine your admiration for traditional roots. Starting right from the planning of the city to the general ...

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Sabarimala

Directions from Coimbatore to Sabarimala
Religious

Sabarimala is a prime pilgrimage of India which is located amidst the Western Ghat mountain ranges in Kerala. The place is a part of a reserved biosphere and since the pilgrimage is seasonal, it attracts up to 30 mill...

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Alleppey

Directions from Coimbatore to Alleppey
Rivers and Lakes Beaches

The sumptuous green landscape with swaying coconut plantations, endless stretches of paddy fields, meandering water channels and large backwaters, this place is a tourist’s paradise in central Kerala. Aside from the n...

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Dubare

Directions from Coimbatore to Dubare
Wildlife Rivers and Lakes

In the district of Kogadu, Karnataka is a forest camp nestling along the river Kaveri called Dubare. The very less explored Dubare is also known as an elephant camp.  It is a very important hub for the Karnataka Fores...

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