Coimbatore and Ooty 5 Days

24th Dec 2022
Photo of Coimbatore and Ooty 5 Days by Theepaharan Thiyagarajan
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Coimbatore International Airport (IATA: CJB, ICAO: VOCB) is the primary airport serving the industrial cities of Coimbatore and Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in the neighbourhood of Peelamedu, about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the center of Coimbatore. It is the 18th-busiest airport in India for passengers handled, 17th-busiest for total aircraft movement and 15th-busiest for cargo handled. It is the second busiest airport in Tamil Nadu in terms of total passenger traffic after Chennai International Airport.The airport is served by five Indian and three foreign carriers providing direct connectivity to nine domestic and three international destinations.

Isha Foundation is a nonprofit, spiritual organisation founded in 1992 near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. It hosts the Isha Yoga Centre, which offers yoga programs under the name Isha Yoga. The foundation is run "almost entirely" by volunteers. The word isha means "the formless divine".

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Siruvani Waterfalls and the dam named after them are located 36 km (22 mi) west of Coimbatore in the Western Ghats. The reservoir at Siruvani was built for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala government with funds collected by the Tamil Nadu government to meet the drinking water requirements of Coimbatore. The gateways on either side of the road across the dam are typical of the Kerala and Tamil architectural styles. Siruvani is also home to certain tribes like the Mudugars and Irulas. The view from the falls and the dam is a tourist attraction.

Perur Pateeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Perur, in western part of Coimbatore in state of Tamil Nadu in India. The temple was built by Karikala chola in 2nd century CE. The temple is located on the bank of the Noyyal River and has been patronized by poets like Arunagirinathar and Kachiappa Munivar. Lord Shiva, known as ‘Patteeswarar’, is the presiding deity of this temple together with his consort Parvati, who is known as ‘Pachainayaki’. The deity is believed to be ‘Swayambu Lingam’ (self-emerged).

The Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Marudhamalai (also Maruthamalai or Marudamalai), or the Marudhamalai Murugan Temple, is a popular 12th-century hill temple situated in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Built by Tamil kings during the Sangam period as indicated in the Purananuru, the temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and is considered the Seventh House of Lord Murugan.

Coimbatore’s Gedee Car Museum is an automobile enthusiast’s delight.Opened in 2015, the museum is a tribute to the late GD Naidu, an eminent industrialist, ardent automobile fan, educationist and philanthropist, by his son GD Gopal

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Coonoor is a Taluk and a municipality of the Nilgiris district in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

Sim's Park is in Coonoor, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu. It is an important tourist place to visit in Coonoor, at a height of 1780 meters above mean sea level. Here the maximum temperature goes up to 28 degree Celsius and the minimum falls to 5 °C. The average rain fall of this garden is 150 cm. It extends over an area of 12 hectares of undulating land and possesses a number of natural advantages.

Ooty (short for Udhagamandalam) is a resort town in the Western Ghats mountains, in southern India's Tamil Nadu state. Founded as a British Raj summer resort, it retains a working steam railway line. Other reminders of its colonial past include Stone House, a 19th-century residence, and the circa-1829 St. Stephen’s Church. Its 55-acre Government Botanical Garden lies on the slopes of Doddabetta Peak.

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The Government Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in Udhagamandalam, near Coimbatore (Ooty), Tamil Nadu state, India laid out in 1848.The Gardens, divided into several sections, cover an area of around 55 acres, and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak. The garden has a terraced layout. It is maintained by the Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department.

The Government Rose Garden (formerly known as the Jayalalithaa Rose Garden, Centenary Rose Park and Nootrandu Roja Poonga) is situated on the slopes of the Elk Hill in Vijayanagaram of Ooty town in Tamil Nadu, India at an altitude of 2200 meters.

Boating on this man-made lake is an elegant way to enjoy the serene view and rich biodiversity; taking a slow pedal boat ride or a rowboat will make the aesthetic experience extra addictive. The restaurants will give an opportunity to relish the delicacies of Nilgiris

The Pine Forest in Ooty is a major tourist hub. It is actually a small valley area, where several movies, songs and serials have been shot. The soaring pines, fresh air and the picturesque views of the mountains all around make it a very sought after place for shooting. The Pine forest Ooty location is actually pretty famous among directors, be it the Hindi Film Industry or the Tamil Film Industry. Visitors here feel drenched in a sense of adventure and excitement, especially during the winter months, when fog envelops the entire area and makes it seem like a scene out of a thriller movie. The peace and tranquility in the area is palpable, and will make anyone at all feel at home.

9th Mile Shooting Point also known as Wenlock Downs is one of the major attraction in Ooty.This stunning meadows is 15 KM from Ooty town.This place appeared in many Indian movies. Theis location offers you breathtaking and unobstructed views of the Nilgiris and a perfect spot to spend a few hours away in a calm and serene environment.You have to trek up the trail to the top to have good views. Entry fee is there. You can also enjoy horse riding which will carry you up to the top.

Pykara is river 19 kilometres (12 mi) from Ooty in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu with a village by the same name nearby. The Pykara River is considered very sacred by the Todas. It rises at Mukurthi peak, flows northwards, and then turns to the west after reaching the edge of the plateau. The river flows through Murkurti, Pykara and Glenmorgan dams, and forms part of an important hydro-electric power project.

The Lake Pykara is hidden inside the dense forest of the Nilgiris. This pristine water reservoir’s scenic view sets forth the soul into serene mode. The TTDC’s restaurant caters to the taste-bud demands of tourists.

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Doddabetta is the highest mountain in the Nilgiri Mountains at 2,637 metres. There is a reserved forest area around the peak. It is 9 km from Ooty, on the Ooty-Kotagiri Road in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu, India. It is a popular tourist attraction with road access to the summit.

Flying Back to Delhi

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Photo of Coimbatore and Ooty 5 Days by Theepaharan Thiyagarajan