List of tourist attractions in Coimbatore
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With its historic landmarks and buildings, wildlife reserves, cultural and art centers and parks, Coimbatore offers many interesting locations to visitors.
- The Botanical garden was established in the year 1925 and administered by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU). The botanical garden is spread over 300 hectres and has many variet
Museums and buildings
- Ancient Industrial Artifacts Museum is located off Nanjundapuram road. Artifacts from the Old and New Stone Age are displayed. Prized collections include stone tools and gigantic burial urns from that era. The museum also houses antiquities excavated from Boluvampatti (copper bangles, stone beads), Vellalur and Perur (coins, jewellery and shell bangles). Another rare artifact is the stone slab inscription from Udumalpet that lists the rules and regulations to be followed as per the king's order.
- G.D. Naidu Museum - It has an excellent collection of various scientific devices and gadgets. It has a collection of inventions by Gopalswamy Doraiswamy Naidu, who is also referred as the Edison of India. This is a must visit for all science history enthusiasts. One can also see the history of industrialization in Coimbatore. Open 8 AM to 4.30 PM on all days except Sunday. Entrance is free.
- Gass Forest Museum - A museum for forestry established in the year 1902 by the then conservator of forests, Horace Arichibald Gass. It houses embalmed specimens of rare species of butterflies, birds, and mammals. One can see cultivation methods, model houses, armour of soldiers, and hunting equipment. It is maintained by forest department. Entry costs a nominal fee during normal office hours. It is located in forest department trg centre, Cowley Brown Road, Between Tadagam and Mettupalayam link road.
- Government Museum showcases many artifacts.
- Kasthuri Sreenivasan Art Gallery
- Regional Science Center is a science park spread over 6.71 acres (near the road leading to CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex). It has a 5,000 sq ft textile gallery showcasing the textile industry's evolution, a 5,000 sq ft Fun Science Gallery, a 3D theatre for children, a giant globe and a portable mini planetarium.
- Town Hall is a heritage building in Coimbatore city, built in 1882 in honor of Queen Victoria, with stone and lime mortar. It is now part of the Coimbatore Corporation Administrative Buildings. It has more than 3000 sq feet built up area, a high ceiling, paneled shutters for the windows and timber trusses covered with Mangalore tiles for the roofing.
Nature and wildlife
- Anamalai National Park is a protected area located in the Anaimalai Hills of Pollachi, Valparai and Udumalpet taluks of Coimbatore District and Tirupur District. The park and the sanctuary are under consideration by UNESCO as part of the Western Ghats World Heritage site. It has numerous species of animals (including 5 endangered species), 250 species of birds and 315 species of butterflies.
- Lakes in Coimbatore - Coimbatore's lakes include Valankulam Lake, Krishnampatti Lake, Singanallur Lake, Seevagasintamani Lake, Kuruchi Lake, Perur Lake, Sulur Lake, Ukkadam Periyakulam Lake and Muthannan Lake amongst others.
- Noyyal river - The township of Coimbatore once was surrounded by the Noyyal river and its canals, tanks, and rivulets. The Noyyal river and its interconnected tank and canal system, believed to have been originally built by the Chalukya Cholas kings.
- Sengupathi Falls is located 35 km (22 mi) from Coimbatore.
- Silent Valley National Park is located about 60 km from Coimbatore. It represents one of the last patches of undisturbed rain forest in India.
- Siruvani Waterfalls and dam are located 49 km from Coimbatore city. The dam was built in 1927. The reservoir at Siruvani was built for Tamil Nadu by the Kerala Government to meet the drinking water requirements of Coimbatore city.
- Vaideki Falls is a waterfall situated in the outskirts of Coimbatore city about 35 km from Coimbatore.
- Coimbatore Cosmopolitan Club
- Coimbatore Flying Club
- Coimbatore Golf Club - This is an 18 hole golf course located in Chettipalayam in Coimbatore. It is a popular venue for major golf tournaments.
- Kovai Hills Golf Academy is part of Kovai Hills, a 1000-acre fully integrated golf-centric township that also has an 18-hole par-72 championship golf course designed by David Hemstock. It is India’s first golf academy with a 9 hole, par 3 golf course.
- Nehru Stadium
- Kari Motor Speedway is a purpose built auto racing circuit or race track, located in Orratukuppai, Chettipalayam. The track's length is 3.2 km. It was inaugurated in 2003 in memory of former formula race driver S. Karivardha. it is Coimbatore's first and India's second modern racing circuit.
- Race Course
- Black Thunder is a water theme park located in Mettupalayam, 40 km north of Coimbatore city. The park is spread over 65 acres and offers over 49 rides. It is located 40 km from downtown Coimbatore on the Ooty Road. The park is surrounded by natural beauty of the Nilgiris hills.
- Kovai Kondattam is an amusement park located at Siruvani main road, Kalampalyam.
- Maharaja Theme Park is a theme park with multiplex situated at Neelambur, NH47, Avinashi Road.
- Ambal Complex
- Baba Complex
- Carnatic Cinemas
- The cinema @ Brookefields
- Fun Cinemas
- Karpagam Complex
- KG Cinemas
- Maharaja Multiplex
- VR Complex
Places of worship
- Ashtamsa Varadha Anjaneyar Temple
- Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple - A meditative temple situated in the Isha Yoga Center, about 30 kilometers from the city.
- Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
- Marudamalai Murugan Temple - A temple for Murugan or Subramanya, situated in the Marudamalai Hills about fifteen kilometers from Coimbatore.
- Masani Amman Temple
- Naga Sai Mandir
- Perur Pateeswarar Temple - An ancient temple on the outskirts of the city, said to have been visited by some of the Nayanmars
- Thirumurthyswami Temple
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