If you are a visitor to this amazing city, you are currently in line to gain one of the most fabulous experiences in your life. Coimbatore is one of the lively cities located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu belonging to India. The city is well-known for its culture and hospitality. The slang used by the people stands as one of the iconic ones used by the people within the state of Tamil Nadu.
In addition to this, Coimbatore does have a lot of features to your exposal from which you can gain a lot of experiences. Let us explore more about this city and most importantly, get to know about the places where we can spend our leisure time having fun.
1) List of Things to Do in Coimbatore
1.1) Visit the Adiyogi
The Adiyogi is located about 40-50 Kilometers from the main region of Coimbatore. The Adiyogi Shiva statue is one of the most famous attractions present in this bustling city. It is a religious place where people visit either to pray or just to witness the wonderful attraction. Owned by a famous religious personality named Sadhguru, the Adiyogi is standing tall since the year of 2017.
The place will be filled with a lot of religious devotees from Coimbatore city and from many other locations during the festive time of Mahashivratri, An important occasion in the Hindu culture. A lot of celebrities visit the Adiyogi at that particular time. Most of the people who visit the temple are the ones who are in search of Inner peace. The location itself is a fascination, surrounded by great mountains.
The area is a wide grassland extending for Kilometers comprising of a giant 112-foot Shivan statue located in the most beautiful place ever. The place also has Yoga camps. The people are usually attracted by the roads which lead them to the Adiyogi shiva statue. It is because the location is literally in the most greenest part of Coimbatore city which has a lot of wildlife. It is a must-visit for the ones who are visiting the city of Coimbatore.
1.2) Start Shopping at the Prime malls of Coimbatore
The city of Coimbatore was considered to be developed due to an increase in the civil activity of its inhabitants. The place is filled with a lot of people who are encouraging the upcoming trend of shopping, who has evolved into a sense of westernization. The people of Coimbatore have demanded a change in their shopping habits as well. This has led to an increase in the practice of foreign culture domestically. This practice of foreign culture paved the way for foreign brands to come in. This was the reason for the construction of malls in Coimbatore.
Now, the city of Coimbatore contains three prime malls in three very different locations. The first one is called the Brookefields mall, the second is called the Fun mall, and the third is called the Prozone Mall. Let us look at them further.
1.2.1. Brookefields Mall
The Brookefields mall stands as one of the most famous and fan favorite malls of the visitors as well as the inhabitants of Coimbatore city. Brookefields mall stands as the most favorite mall of the people of Coimbatore in this list the reason it is the first ever super mall to be built in the city of Coimbatore. The mall is located in the heart region of the whole city.
The Brookefields mall has a lot of retailers and franchising food stores as well. It has a lot of foreign brands in the consumption category of clothing and apparel. It also houses a few attractions like the Snow World within it. In addition to this, the mall has a dedicated food court and owns and operates cinemas with more than 5 screens. Brookefields mall could be one of the best locations where you can spend your time without any worries.
1.2.2. Fun Republic Mall
The Fun Republic Mall is situated in a location that has a lot of colleges and other medical institutions. A lot of teenagers from schools and colleges tend to hang out at this particular place because it is the easiest one for them to access on this list. The place will be rushed with a lot of bag-carriers from colleges and schools to spend their time here. It is the smallest mall available in Coimbatore.
It has a reasonable number of clothing and apparel retailers. The number of food franchises within is well enough for a mall that size. Just like the previous one, the mall has a dedicated food court housing a lot of juice stores and some South Indian dishes like Biriyani as well.
The mall also has a Cinema system that is Inox based. About 6 screens are operated in the mall here. The fun mall is quite a decent place to visit, where some fun is assured. The fun mall looks owns a good ambiance with pretty lights in the front if you visit the place at night.
1.2.3. Prozone Mall
The last mall of Coimbatore on this list is called the Prozone mall, which is also situated in a busy region of the city. But it is the distantly available mall from the city’s center. The Prozone mall is quite bigger than the Fun Republic mall. It is in fact, a lot wider than one could expect.
The Brookefields mall is a giant, whereas the other hand the Prozone Mall is considered to be the widest mall among the other three. Just like the other three malls, we have a lot of retailers selling things and offering services for various needs and issues. In addition to this, Prozone has a dedicated arcade area, where the kids will surely have the best time of their lives. The mall also houses some decent attractions for people to visit. Prozone mall is truly a worthy place to visit in Coimbatore.
The malls listed above are some of the best places to visit in Coimbatore. We are not talking about purchases here that are strictly not relevant. We are just telling about the busy and exciting experiences which you would get after visiting the malls because they owe a certain vibe to them. So don’t miss out on your opportunity of witnessing the busiest and the most exciting centers of the city.
1.3) Visit the Ukkadam Lake
One of the closest attractions to the center of Coimbatore city, the Ukkadam Lake is a huge waterbody widespread for more than a Kilometer. The lake is divided into two parts by portions of roads and bridges. You can feel a sense of serenity when you enter the area of Ukkadam Lake.
Entering the compound of Ukkadam lake, you might witness some of the most well-designed places to sit and enjoy the view with your loved ones. You might see ducks and birds of various kinds. The lake houses a lot of fish as well.
You can see authorized people using their knitted boats to go fishing in the same lake. It is also recently said that the lake has been opened for boat riding. This is the opportunity for you to go for a boat ride with your loved ones in the loveliest lake of the Bustling city of Coimbatore.
1.4) Visit the Gedee Car Museum
The Gedee Car Museum is one of the best attractions for visitors who love their vehicles, especially four-wheelers. This car museum contains a lot of cars from the early ages. The location has a lot of content that is lovable for the automobile lovers of the current Century.
The Gedee Car Museum is said to hold the famous cars built by a native Industrialist called GD Naidu, who is very popular in the local regions of Coimbatore for his works in the industrial sector of Tamil Nadu. In addition to all the car-viewing, you can also witness the professionals of that place working on car restoration as well.
Old cars from the early centuries are treated with care to bring out their old and authentic form, to be exhibited for the eyes of the current age. It is quite a decent and promising place to visit during your visit to Coimbatore.
1.5) Visit the Only Textile Museum in Coimbatore
The city of Coimbatore has a very large cultural value which is associated strongly with the aspect of textiles and apparel. Coimbatore and its other neighboring cities named Tirupur and Erode are well-known for being the most involved places in the manufacturing and exporting of Textiles. They have seen a lot of improvement since the start of the century and have adopted high-standard machinery.
But the old machinery and other ancient features of textile are protected for exhibition in this particular place called the Kasthuri Srinivasan Art Gallery and Textile Museum, which is located only a couple of Kilometers away from the Coimbatore Airport. You can find a lot of unique fabric which was extracted from the unimaginable like bananas being preserved there for exhibition.
In addition, Coimbatore has a dedicated textile research organization called SITRA, which expanded as the South Indian Textile Research Association operating within the city. It directly tells us that the city didn’t forget its roots which are attached to the concept of Textile Manufacturing, regardless of the fact being one of the busiest cities for all sectors available within Tamil Nadu.
1.6) Visit the Kovai Kutralam
This is one of the most famous attractions which has ever been visited by visitors in the town of Coimbatore. This location is mainly used as a chilling spot by most people who need a break from their busy lives. The Kovai Kutralam is a waterfall that is allowed to be contacted. The fall speed of the water is not dangerous.
To be precise, the falling pressure is quite comforting. Every drop of water dashing the right spots on your body, especially on your back will make you go into a zone of pleasure and comfort. The whole area is surrounded by greeneries and wildlife which is under supervision. The ambiance is unique and your day will exactly turn to be perfect when you visit the spot in the most pleasant weather available. The location is open to the public when the rain limit in the city is quite low.
If the rate of rain is high, access to this wonderful waterfall will be restricted. It is because the water rates might turn quite alarming and can even turn dangerous to its visitors. Kovai Kutralam must be visited through the roads which connect you to other attractions like the Adiyogi and the Ukkadam Lake as well. Visiting the Kovai Kutralam is one of the most efficient ways to spend your time and seek some real fun.
1.7) Visit the Trampoline Zone
The city of Coimbatore is filled with a lot of arenas that focus on giving you the most exciting time of your life. The city is dozed down with a lot of centers providing play areas for pay. One such zone is called the Oxyzone, which is not so far from the center of the city. Oxycodone might turn out to be the favorite place for you when you are on the hunt for fun. It is a trampoline zone built with additional fun activities like wall climbing and other sport related to physics and grip.
The Oxyzone will give you the best of memories when you visit it with your loved ones. Just like every other average trampoline zones, the Oxyzone is also filled with a lot of trampolines and soft landing elements for you to have fun without getting hurt. This is one of the most important places for people who are looking to break a sweat while playing wholeheartedly with their loved ones.
1.8) Visit the Black Thunder Amusement Park
The Black Thunder Amusement park is a water theme park which is located about 50 Kilometers away from the main city of Coimbatore. The Black Thunder is a popular place that is known to most of the locals of Coimbatore. It is because most of them use their weekends to visit Black Thunder, to take that well-deserved break from their busy schedules.
The Water theme park is located in the perfect place which provides the most suitable temperature for enjoyment. It is located in the foothills of a famous hill station called Ooty, which is not far from there. The Black Thunder Amusement Park contains a lot of attractions that are both water and dry based in nature. It has a lot of water rides for kids and women separately as well.
The place is quite fun when visited with a group of loved ones. It makes even the fear of water and depths quite enjoyable when you are with your gang. Black Thunder is a place worth checking out when you have sufficient time to do so.
1.9) Visit Ooty
Ooty or Ootacamund is one of the prominent towns in Tamil Nadu which is well-known for the record of being the most famous hill station in the whole of Tamil Nadu. It is a town that contains a population that primarily depends on the income of tourism.
Tourism was the most popular paying factor for the people of Ooty before its development. Ooty is one of the closest hill stations to the main city of Coimbatore. The place has a lot of attractions that are worth checking out but needs a whole new trip and a longer duration to be fully explored. But you can take a ride there which merely lasts for about 3-4 hours and visit the most basic attractions like the botanical garden of Ooty.
The place is located about another 50 Kilometers away from the attraction named ‘Black Thunder’ above. It is not about the place which will make you feel amazed. It is the path that takes you there. You can witness mists and valleys now and then during your ride. The temperature is straight up opposite the one you get in Coimbatore. A trip to Ooty is quite a good plan to spend your day in search of excitement.
1.10) Visit the Marudhamalai Temple
If you want to go in search of devotion, feel free to take a trip to Marudhamalai, which houses the temple of Marudhachalamurthy.
The road to Marudamalai temple is also located in the region where the attraction of Adiyogi is located. The temple is quite well-known for its history. It was found in the 12th century by south Indian gurus called Siddhas and other devotes of the Tamil lord named Murugan, the second son of lord shiva. The temple of Marudhamalai tends to attract a lot of visitors during a special occasions which generally grabs a lot of attention from the state press and media.
The temple is located in the best location possible because, it is literally on top of a mount overlooking a beautiful city, giving out the feel of a splendid viewpoint. Apart from worshipping the gods, people visit the temple for meditation and also to enjoy nature.
1.11) Visit the VOC Park
The V.O. Chidhambaranar Park is one of the most famous parks located in the city of Coimbatore. The Park also has a zoo attached to it, housing a lot of wild animals for the sake of the Exhibition.
The VOC park gives out a lovely ambiance when you visit it at night. It is one of the most visited parks by the locals of Coimbatore for recreational purposes, who need to get themselves straight and relaxed. The park is filled with a lot of families during the weekends. It is because it is a very good place for the families to go on a picnic and to spend their weekends without any hassles here.
The park has some of the rarest trees in the area. In addition to this, the park is currently undergoing construction for some of the advanced infrastructure as attractions. Visiting VOC Park is one of the most obvious things on the list of things to do in Coimbatore.
1.12) Visit the Race Course
Race Course isn’t specifically known to be an attraction, but a series of attractions. It is a particular place which has a lot of things to do and places to visit. If you are looking to go on a food tour, the Racecourse is one of the best places to start.
If you want to go for a walk that requires the utmost peace and silence at the same time, this is the place you are looking for. In addition to this, the area contains a lot of attractions for many people out there who are just willing to sit and have a talk with no strings attached.
The race course is one of that particular places which contains that special ambiance, especially when you visit it during the night. This is one of the best things to do in Coimbatore according to a lot of locals who have spent their time in this particular area. If you are in the city of Coimbatore, be sure to visit this place at least once and if you can, during the evening periods to experience that unique ambiance.
These are some of the best things to do in Coimbatore for an average visitor according to the locals of the city. Coimbatore is a dynamic city containing a lot of features and attractions. There is a lot of cultural value to the city of Coimbatore. It was a normal city which was doing ‘just good’ before. But now, it has turned into one of the most developed metropolitans’ in India due to its working population.
Coming back to the fun part, I’m pretty sure that you will enjoy every second of your life here if you choose the places to visit efficiently. Coimbatore is a place for you to get the best out of yourselves. The places in Coimbatore and its people are just splendid in terms of giving you the most memorable experiences. Feel free to check out the related article “7 Best Hill Station Tour Packages in South India“, presented to you by Icy tales.