Coimbatore is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu and offers many tourist places. Coimbatore also named as Kovai. The population of this city is over two million. Coimbatore is known as the Manchester of South India. The city became the part of the Mysore Kingdom in the 17th century. The Noyyal river runs here and makes the southern wall of the corporation. In Anamalai Wild Life Sanctuary you can see Various Species Of Deer, Wild Elephant, tigers, leopards, sloth bear, Nilgiri Tahr etc. Coimbatore has lots of places to visit like as – Perur Lord Shiva Temple, Koniamman Temple, Marudamalai, Bannari Amman Temple, Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, Palani, Botanical Garden, Kodaikanal, Mudumalai wildlife Sanctuary, Parambikulam, Thirumurthy Dam, Top Slip, The Siruvani Waterfalls and Dam etc.
Perur Lord Shiva Temple – Perur temple is seven kilometers away from west Coimbatore. This temple was built 1500 years ago by Karikal Cholan. This temple’s Golden Hall is the great attraction, there is a gold plated statue of Nataraja.
Koniamman Temple – Koniamman Temple is situated in the heart of the city. This temple was built by Covan, 600 years ago. Place around the temple was known as Covanputhar and now became Coimbatore. This temple was dedicated to Goddess Koniamman.
Bannari Amman Temple – Bannari Amman Temple is the most popular temple in Tamil Nadu. Bannari is situated on the north west wall of Kongu Nadu. Bannari Amman Temple is the paradise of pilgrim’s. People come here from far and near for the blessings.
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple – Eachanari Vinayagar Temple is situated ten kilo meter away Coimbatore. Eachanari Vinayagar Temple is the oldest temple in Coimbatore. This temple was established in 1500 A.D.
Botanical Garden – Botanical Garden has different varieties of trees, flowers and plants. Botanical Garden is so much useful as the view of educational and research purpose.
Black Thunder (Water Theme Park) – Black Thunder water park is 46 kms from Coimbatore on the way to Ooty. Conveyance is possible through road and rail. Water Theme Park is nested in natural beauty with the green hills of the Nilgiris for a backdrop and the cooling shelter of trees.
Forest College Museum – Located in the heart of Coimbatore town, spread over 66 hectares area one of the oldest institutions of the kind in the country. It’s main building, with a plinth area of 3705 sq. m. house up-to-date facilities of research, a well equipped library and the famous Fischer Herbarium.
VOC Park & Zoo – VOC Park is dedicated to V.O. Chidambaram Pillai, one of the Indian stalwarts in the fight for freedom. Major attractions of the park include a mini zoo with a large number of reptiles, birds and mammals; an aquarium having a good collection of different species of fish and a garden with models of prehistoric dinosaurs. The VOC Park is an interesting place to visit in Coimbatore, especially if you are accompanied by kids. The children’s play area hosts swings, sliders, seesaw, a toy train for joyrides, etc. The VOC Park is open from 4 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on all weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m on weekends and holidays.
Coimbatore Govt Museum – Its just opposite to the VOC Zoo & Park, and in the Nehru stadium complex, the Government Museum is located among the shops. Its quite small but amazing. place your foot prints in this house of history which marks your presence.
Kodaikanal – Kodaikanal is around 138 kilometers away from Coimbatore and lies on the southern tip of Palani hills. It is the most famous hill station in South India due to the its – waterfalls, misty cool air, crystal clear spring and dense greenery. Kodaikanal is also famous for the Kurinji flower that blooms once in twelve years.
Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary – Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary is located at the distance of sixty seven kilometers. This sanctuary has many wildlife animals like as elephants, tigers, deer, leopard, birds and snakes. Hotel accommodation is also available in the sanctuary.
Parambikulam – This is a project of state government with the series of dams connected by canals and tunnels. Tree top rest houses are available for accommodation and overnight stay is allowed in the forest rest house.
Dhayanalinga – Dhayanalinga is a multi religious temple situated around thirty kilometers away from the city. The temple is located at foot of vellingiri hills. Dhayanalinga temple was established by Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev. The height of Dhayanalinga is 13’9” and the largest ever seen. It’s constructed of only lime, brick, mud, herb and alum no metals used. Amavasya and Pournima are special days to visit here.
Top Slip – Top slip is around ninety kilometers away from Coimbatore. It is situated on Anamalai hills. The bungalows are available in the sanctuary for the accommodation. Tree house accommodation is also available for thrill seekers.
Thirumurthy Dam – Thirumurthy Dam is located in the foot of Thirumurthy hills. This Dam lies on the Palani to Coimbatore highway. This place is developed as the district excursion center.