79 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

43 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Malampuzha

Best Time: December to March

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. Malampuzha lies in the Palakkad district (also named as the rice bowl of Kerala) in the divinely enchanting state of Kerala. This town is a perfect spot to muse over the vibrant blend of both natural and man-made display. Malampuzha attracts...

Malampuzha Travel Guide
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Coonoor

56 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Coonoor

Best Time: October- March

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, Dolphin’s Nose, Catherine Falls, Lamb’s Rock, Droog Fort, Law’s Falls etc. The nearest city to the hill station is Coimbatore, which is located at a distance of around 70 km. It is the second largest hill station in the Nilgiris, after Oo...

Coonoor Travel Guide
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Palakkad

56 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Palakkad

Best Time: November-March.

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 Kerala", "The Gateway of Kerala", "Land of Palmyra Trees" and the "Land of Paddy Fields", being some of the most popular ones among others. Palakkad is located at a distance of 350 kilometres north from the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapura...

Palakkad Travel Guide
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Kotagiri

61 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Kotagiri

Best Time: December- February

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 villages that fall in the territory of the hill station are Hittakkal, Aracode, Denad, Hallimoyar, Jackanarai etc. The term Kotagiri means line of mountain of the Kotas. The hills station used to be the summer resort of the British and has one...

Kotagiri Travel Guide
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Ooty

70 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Ooty

Best Time: October-June

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 city welcomes thousands of visitors every month.Although the best time to visit Ooty is during the early winter season as the temperature is moderate and it makes it just a perfect time for sightseeing in Ooty. The scenic Nilgiri Hills adds up...

Ooty Travel Guide
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Bellikkal

80 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Bellikkal

Best Time: June to September

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 state. Bellikkal is one of the ideal places where you can unwind totally in the lap of nature and encounter the enchanting mountains that will take your breath away. Rather than begetting a number of sites to offer, it will overwhelm you by...

Bellikkal Travel Guide
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Nelliyampathy

82 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Nelliyampathy

Best Time: October - March

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. It is also known as Poor Man's Ooty.Nelliyampathy can be visited throughout the year but its ideal to visit right after the monsoon.

Nelliyampathy Travel Guide
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Madumalai

103 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Madumalai

Best Time: December-June

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 proclaimed as one of the most extravagant wildlife sanctuaries in the southern part of India and is acclaimed all through the nation just as universally. Built up in 1940, Mudumalai speaks to a standout amongst the most conspicuous and tastefully s...

Madumalai Travel Guide
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Nilambur

113 kilometres from Coimbatore Directions from Coimbatore to Nilambur

Best Time: December-February  

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 with its huge copses, normal magnificence, one of a kind wildlife, enchanting water bodies, imperial residencies, and lively pilgrim past. This deliberately situated town imparts its outskirts to the Nilgiri Hills, Eranadu, Palakkad, and Cali...

Nilambur Travel Guide
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