Sprouted with numerous tourist attractions & lush landscapes, Coimbatore is also known as the ‘Film Shooting Heaven of India.’ You’ll be surprised to learn that several Bollywood movies, including Barfi (2012), Raavan (2010), Billu Barber (2009) and Raavan (2007), were all shot in and around Coimbatore.
Apart from Bollywood’s obsession with Coimbatore, this place is also known for its exotic rain forests, crystal clear river streams, mist-covered Nilgiris, and Dravidian-style temples, making it an ideal vacation spot for travellers of all kinds – nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, adventure junkies, and wellness seekers.
Here’s a list of the 12 best places to visit in Coimbatore. Read on!
1. Adiyogi Shiva Statue
The statue of Adiyogi is the "largest bust sculpture," according to the Guinness World Book of Records, with a height of 34.3 metres without the plinth. On February 24, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue created by Sadhguru, the founder of the Isha Foundation. The statue is called "Adiyoga," which means "the eternal yogi," as Lord Shiva is known to be the creator of yoga. The sculpture was constructed to promote yoga and makes for one of the most ultimate & divine places to visit in Coimbatore for travellers seeking mental peace & wellness.
Entry Fee: None
Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM Everyday
2. Kovai Kondattam Amusement Park
Looking for fun places in Coimbatore for an amazing day out with the family? Well, your search ends at Kovai Kondattam Amusement Park. Ranked among one of the best places to visit in Coimbatore, this amusement park is known for its exhilarating wet rides, wave pools, aqua dance, and more.
Entry Fee: INR 500 for adults & INR 450 for kids
Timings: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
3. Marudhamalai Hill Temple
Perched atop a hill at an elevation of 500 ft, Marudhamalai temple makes for one of the most soul-calming places to visit in Coimbatore for spiritual seekers & peace lovers. Marooned by picturesque landscapes, this hillside temple is known for its enigmatic Dravidian-style architecture, charming atmosphere, and great religious values.
Entry Fee: INR 5 per adult
Timings: 5:30 AM to 1 PM (Mornings) – 2 PM to 8 PM (Evenings)
4. Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
Eachanari temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, ranks among the must-visit places in Coimbatore for its intriguing Dravidian architecture, immense religious values, and interesting folklores related to the temple.
Entry Fee: None
Timings: 5:30 AM to 1 PM (Morning Hours) | 4 PM to 9 PM (Evening Hours)
5. Gedee Car Museum
Gedee Car Museum is one of the best places to visit in Coimbatore for automobile & vintage car enthusiasts. The museum houses several vintage cars imported from Germany, England, and France, along with many other modern automobile designs and antique Indian cars.
Entry Fee: INR 50 for adults and INR 10 for kids
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
6. Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
Spread across an area of 285 sq kilometres, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve makes for one of the ultimate places to visit in Coimbatore for wildlife enthusiasts seeking to discover various species of flora & fauna found in the lands of Southern India. This sanctuary is also home to several endangered species, including tigers, Nilgiri wood pigeons, and woodpeckers.
Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians (kids INR 5) | INR 100 for foreigners
Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM
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7. Monkey Falls
Monkey Falls is one of the most beautiful and popular places to visit in Coimbatore for people who love to hike or take a dip in the cascading streams, located just a few steps away from the amazing Aliyar Dam. It’s also a good place to plan a small picnic with your friends & family.
Entry Fee: INR 30 for adults
Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM
Marooned by lush greenery, undulating landscapes, and rich flora & fauna – Marayoor makes for one of the ideal places to visit in Coimbatore for nature lovers and shutterbugs. One can also explore the burial chambers dating back to the Megalithic era, tucked within the dark woods of Marayoor.
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Feeling adventurous? Pave your way to the Velliangiri Hills, one of the most adventurous trekking places to visit in Coimbatore, nestled right in the heart of Nilgiri Reserve. The hill also houses a temple devoted to Lord Shiva, which makes this place high on cosmic energy and attracts many religious tourists from near & far.
Entry Fee: INR 100
Timings: 6 AM to 4 PM
10. Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park
Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, perched atop the the mist-covered hills of the Nilgiris. This wildlife reserve houses more than 400 species of flora & fauna.
Entry Fee: None | Jungle Safari INR 100 onwards
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
11. Masani Amman Temple
Also known as the ‘Temple of Justice’, Masani Amman temple is nestled right in front of the meandering streams, and makes for one of the ideal places to visit in Coimbatore for religious travellers seeking to attain the blessings of Sri Mahamuniappan.
Entry Fee: INR 10 for adults and INR 25 for special passage
Timings: 6 AM to 8 PM
12. Kovai Kutralam Waterfalls
One of the most spectacular places to visit in Coimbatore, Kovai Kutralam Waterfalls is where you can soak in the charm of nature and enjoy Coimbatore’s charming weather in all its glory.
Entry Fee: INR 50 for adults and INR 20 for kids
Timings: 10 AM to 3 PM (closed on Mondays)
Of all the above-listed tourist attractions, which of the places in Coimbatore are you going to visit? Do let us know in the comments below.
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