7 Places to Visit in Coimbatore
More than 1.6 million people live in Coimbatore, which is also known as Kovai. It is a cosmopolitan city, a large urban agglomeration. It has a pleasant climate. It is considered to be a sister city of Toledo, Ohio.
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How to Reach Coimbatore?
Coimbatore has an airport, the Coimbatore International Airport, but it is not a major airport. It is served by around 10 domestic and international carriers. The city is well-connected by road and rail.
There are 10 railway stations in and around Coimbatore; Coimbatore Junction is the primary railway station in the city. Coimbatore has eight bus stations.
Six major arterial roads and three National Highways, NH-47 (Kanyakumari-Salem), NH-67 (Nagapattinam-Ooty) and NH-209 (Bangalore-Dindigul) pass through the city.
Tourist Attractions in Coimbatore
Coimbatore has many places of interest.
Adiyogi Shiva Statue
Located at Isha Yoga Center, this Shiva statue is 34 meters tall. It was designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. It weighs around 500 tons. It holds the Guinness Book of Records as the largest bust sculpture.
Located around 12 kilometers to the west of Coimbatore, this hill temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan, the god of mountains. Murugan is also known as Subramaniyaswami. This temple is nestled in the Western Ghats. It is well-known for its pure air and serene atmosphere.
Kovai Kutralam Falls
Located around 35 kilometers from Coimbatore, this waterfall gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in natural beauty. It is in the Western Ghats. This waterfall is formed by Noyyal river, which is a tributary of Kaveri river.
Located around 30 kilometers from Coimbatore, this yogic temple was consecrated Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a mystic, yogi, poet and New York Times bestselling author.
Many people consider it to be a powerful energy center for meditation. A large ellipsoidal dome, which is 23.2 meter in diameter and 10.1 meter in height, covers the sanctum sanctorum. The 4-meter-high lingam is made of high density black granite.
Ellipsoidal dome of Dhyanalinga
The Theerthakunds, though basically used as preparatory tools to enter Dhyanalinga, are very powerful by themselves.
There is a mercury lingam in the Theerthakund. The Rasalinga is made of solidified mercury which is 99.8% pure mercury. This is generally considered 100%.— Sadhguru
Located in Dr Krishnasamy Mudaliyar Road, this popular mall has many outlets, a six screen multiplex cinema, Fun City, a food court, Gaming Zone and much more.
G. D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition
Founded by Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu, an eminent inventor, industrialist, politician and engineer who was referred to as the Edison of India, this exhibition features an eclectic range of automobiles. The emphasis is on design and innovation.
GD Naidu Museum Entry Fees: ₹20.
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple
This popular Shiva temple, which is located in Perur, on the banks of River Noyyal. It is around 6 kilometers from Coimbatore. It is well-known for its carved pillars, statues, shrines, and annual festival. The sanctum sanctoram of this temple was built in the ninth century by Karikala Chola.
The Kanaka Sabhai in the temple complex houses a collection of superb scultures. Two rows of ten pillars contain carvings of Lord Shiva. Its terraced roof has a series of stone-chains with a lotus at the centre.
Margazhi Tiruvadhirai is an important festival in the region. It is celebrated in the temple in December-January. The temple is open between 5:30 am and 1:00 pm; and between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm. You may call on the number +91- 422-260 7991 for more details about the temple.