Coimbatore, a city known for its vibrant textile and manufacturing industry, is also a place where creativity smoothly combines with age-old traditions.
As the city marks its 213th birthday on November 24, 2023, Coimbatoreans take pride in their cultural heritage, welcoming others to explore the highlights of their home.
Here are ten must-visit tourist spots in Coimbatore that promise to make your Coimbatore Day memorable.
1. Dhyanalinga by Isha
Undoubtedly the crown jewel of Coimbatore’s attractions, Dhyanalinga by Isha is a spiritual place that is loved by both locals and visitors alike. The calm environment with the majestic Adiyogi Statue provides a divine experience that soothes the soul.
The path leading to Isha, adorned with tall trees and lush green fields, offers a therapeutic communion with nature—a perfect cure to the chaos of daily life.
For those with a green thumb, the on-site nursery is a delightful stop, offering a chance to take home a plant of your choosing.
2. Perur Pateeswarar Temple
Steeped in history, the Perur Pateeswarar Temple, built by the legendary Chola king Karikala Chola in the 2nd century, stands as a proof of enduring faith. Beyond the spiritual connection, the temple premises offer a delectable array of traditional snacks, including Kammangul and masala buttermilk.
3. Velliangiri Hills
For those seeking adventure amidst nature, Velliangiri Hills is one of the best choices with its seven distinct peaks. The temple at the foothills serves as a serene starting point for family trips. The breathtaking views from the foothills set the stage for an unforgettable trek through the seven hills, a journey of resilience, patience, and enduring effort.
4. GeeDee Car Museum
Car enthusiasts’ favourite in the city! The GeeDee Car Museum showcases the first motorbike developed by Coimbatore’s own G.D Naidu. Vintage car lovers and mechanical enthusiasts alike will revel in the museum’s impressive collection.
This is your journey through science at Experimenta, the newly inaugurated hall of science. With 75 working science models, this place is a validation to the wonders of scientific exploration. Knowledgeable guides accompany visitors, explaining the experiments and leaving them in awe of the marvels of science.
6. Gass Forest Museum
Biology enthusiasts will find paradise at the Gass Forest Museum, home to an extensive collection of animal taxidermy, including peacocks, butterflies, and various animal skeletons. The museum preserves a two-crore-year-old tree, offering a unique blend of education and fascination.
7. TNAU Botanical Garden
The TNAU Botanical Garden is adorned with a lot of trees and plants. This botanical garden provides a tranquil escape, ideal for silent contemplation or a scenic backdrop for photoshoots with friends.
8. Ukkadam Lake
Popular among the younger crowd, Ukkadam Lake now features a thrilling zipline activity. Whether it’s water biking, family boating, or a serene lakeside stroll, the lake offers a range of activities to complement its picturesque surroundings. Indulge in some indie snacks as you soak in the beauty of Coimbatore’s iconic lake.
9. Maruthmalai Temple
Known for its jujube candy, a favorite among 90s kids, Maruthmalai Temple. It has a unique cave temple that provides a panoramic view of Coimbatore city. The temple’s spiritual ambiance and its hillside location offer a harmonious connection with nature.
A hidden gem among the hills, Anaikatti is a hill station known for its concealed lakes, a secret known primarily to the locals. Enjoy a peaceful ride along the hills, savoring the breathtaking views. Don’t forget to relish the delectable local cuisine at the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Whether you’re a Coimbatorean celebrating your city or a visitor discovering its wonders, these ten tourist spots promise a weekend filled with diverse experiences and cherished memories. Have a fantastic weekend, people!