Tourist Places

Kovai Kutralam :

It is 37 km. from Coimbatore and 5 km.away from Alandurai village. It is perennial waterfalls located in the Western Ghat forest. It is also known as Sengupathy waterfalls. It is surrounded by a thick forest and is full of flora and fauna.

Noyyal River :

It flows near the Perur temple. Many religious ritual are being performed here.

The Siruvani Waterfalls and Dam :

The waterfalls and the dam are about an hour's drive from Coimbatore. The water of the Siruvani is known as for its good taste. The panoramic views of the dam and the falls are enchanting.

Velliangiri Hills :

These mountains are known as the kailash of the south. Located in the outskirts of Coimbatore, it is one of the sacred hills. Lakhs of people undertake the arduous 8 km trek during Maha Sivarathri and Chitra Pournami every year. Rare medicinal herbs can be found on these mountains. The exotic flora and fauna add to the mystical colors of the pilgrimage.

Tamil Nadu Agriculture University :

The University is situated about 5 km from Coimbatore railway junction.It is one of the sixteen major agricultural Universities in the country and one of the best in south Asia.

Forest College :

Coimbatore is an educational centre of importance, and the Forest College, the oldest forest institution in India is located here. The college is world famous and has an interesting museum.

Maruthamalai Temple :

Dedicated to Lord Subramanya this hilltop temple is one of the most visited temples in this region. The reason being that the presiding deity Dhandayuthapani is believed to have performed several miracles here. Thai poosam and Thirukarthigai festivals are celebrated with great pomp and gaiety in this temple. Maruthamalai is 12 kms. from the railway station.
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Eachanari Vinayakar Temple :

It is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka and is situated about 13 kms. from the heart of Coimbatore city. People travelling further south usually pray to this God to prevent obstacles or hurdles on their journey, as he is considered the remover of obstacles.

Karamadai Ranganathar Temple :

Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, this is the second oldest temple in Coimbatore. The Vijayanagara Kings built it.

Masani Amman Temple :

Situated between Pollachi and Palakkad, this temple is about 45 to 50 k.m. from the hub of Coimbatore. Devotees believe that if they grind red chilly paste and apply it on the presiding deity their lost valuables will be restored to them.
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Puliakulam Temple :

Asia's largest idol of Ganesha stands imposingly in the Puliakulam temple in Coimbatore. This temple was built in 1996 and the statue weighs about 14 tonnes.

Chemmedu Muthumariyamman Temple :

This temple is situated near Perur. The local legend states long ago the main town was located around this temple only. But today one can see only the ruins.

Amanalingeswarar Temple :

This temple is in the Udumalpet district on the hillock of Thirumaurthimalai, 21 kms south of the Udumalpet.
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Avanashillingeshwarar Temple :

40 kms from Coimbatore, legend has it that a priest named Sundaramurthi Nayanar through his rendering of the “Thevaram” restored a young boy who was killed by a crocodile to life. The temple is also known by another name, Thirupukoligur.

Dhyanalinga :

This is the largest lingam in the world and it is located in the foothhills of the Velliangiri mountain about 30 kms from Coimbatore. The lingam is a single black granite stone 13 ft.9 inches in height and it has with seven copper rings embedded in it, corresponding to the seven charkas that is believed to govern the human body. The Avudaiyar or its base is made from a single white granite stone 9 ft in diameter and is in the form of a seven headed coiled snake.
The Dhyanalinga does not ascribe to any particular religion or faith, but is the distilled essence of yogic science. The dome has been built with traditional material like burnt bricks, mud and mortar and additional herbal additional herbal additives.

Thirumoorthy Temple :

It is situated at the foot of Thirumoorthy Hills adjoining the Thirumoorthy Dam. This is about 20 kms. from Udumalpet on the Highway from Palani to Coimbatore. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Sri Amalingeswarar temple and nearby there is a waterfall.
The Crocodile Farm at Amaravathi Dam is just 25 kms. from here. This place is being developed as a District Excursion Centre.

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