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12 Best Weekend Getaways from Coimbatore

Tucked away in the Western Ghats and on the banks of river Noyyal, Coimbatore is an important city in South India. If you live in Coimbatore or if you are planning weekend getaways from Coimbatore, then we have a very interesting selection for you:

Best Tourist Attractions from Coimbatore

1. Coonoor

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 68.4 km
  • Hours: 2 hours 17 min
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March

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Coonoor is a beautiful hill station near Coimbatore, tucked away at the Nilgiri hills. It is famous for its rolling green hills and varied wildlife and birds. Hikers and trekkers from all over the world love Conoor. Get a glimpse of acres of coffee and tea plantation from Lamb’s Rock, enjoy the panoramic views from Dolphin’s nose, and explore the beautiful Sim’s Park and Law’s Falls in Conoor.

2. Palakkad

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 54 km
  • Hours: 1.5 hours
  • Best time to visit- October to March

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Palghat also called Palakkad, is a quaint city which acts as the gateway of Kerala. The majestic Palakkad Fort is located in the heart of the city which was rebuilt by Haider Ali. This is one of the well-maintained forts in Kerala. You can also visit the Malampuzha Dam and Kalpathy temple.

3. Mysore

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 195.8 km
  • Hours: 5 hours 12 minute
  • Best time to visit: October and February
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Mysore with its rich history and cultural heritage is a prominent place in India. The grand majestic Mysore Palace and the spectacular Mysore Dasara, makes it one of the most interesting places to visit near Coimbatore. Mysore is also famous for Chamundi hills and Chamundeshwari temple.

4. Ooty

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 84.5 km
  • Hours: 2 hour 27 minutes
  • Best time to visit: October to June

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Ooty is one of the most beautiful hill stations near Coimbatore.  Famously called the Queen of the Nilgiris, Ooty is nestled with Nilgiris at the backdrop making it one of the most picturesque locations. Visit the beautiful Ooty Lake, spend some time at Rose Garden and Botanical Garden and make weekend getaways from Coimbatore memorable.

5. Kotagiri

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 66 km
  • Hours: 2 hour
  • Best time to visit: December to May

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An unexplored small town at an altitude of 5882 ft, Kotagiri is tucked away on the Western Ghats. Tourusts love Kotagiri for its exotic waterfalls like the Elk falls, Catherine falls. If you want a glimpse of the town you can visit the Kodanand.


6. Wayanad

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 194 km
  • Hours: 5 hour 41 min
  • Best time to visit: All year round

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Waynad has beautiful wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls and is the nature lover’s dream destination. Waynad has amazing wildlife sanctuaries, dams and beautiful waterfalls. If you are planning Short breaks from Coimbatore and want to spend some time amidst nature then Waynad is the perfect place.

7. Yeracud Hills

  • Estimated Distance from Tirupati: 194 km
  • Hours: 3 hour 59 min trip from Tirupati
  • Best time to visit: October to March

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Situated in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu is a little hill station known as Yercaud. In the local dialect, Yercaud means the lake forest. Tucked away in sprawling Eastern Ghats, Yercaud has vast areas of coffee plantations and lush gardens. Boat rides on Yercaud Lake makes it one of the most romantic destinations in South India. It is one of the quaint little hill stations near Coimbatore.

8. Kodaikanal

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 177 km
  • Hours: 4 hour 28 min
  • Best time to visit: All year round

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Kodaikanal, also famous as Kodai is a small quaint little hill station located in Dindigul district of Tamilnadu.

Also called the Princess of Hill stations, Kodaikanal is a most sought after tourist place in South India. Panoramic scenic views and plantations make this a favorite tourist spot.

9. Madurai

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 218.6 km
  • Hours: 4 hour 32 min
  • Best time to visit: October to March

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Madurai has gained prominence as an important pilgrimage destination in India. Famous for the Meenakshi Temple, Madurai boasts of a rich cultural heritage.

Located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai is also called Athens of the East.

Meenakshi Temple is the most important place in Madurai.  This is the largest temple in India. The city of Madurai is built parallely to all the streets that reach Madhurai Temple.

10. Kanyakumari

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 443 km
  • Hours: 7 hour 56 min
  • Best time to visit: October to March

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The southernmost tip of India, Kanyakumari is the place where the 3 oceans meet. Kanyakumari is the place where the famous Swami Vivekananda attained his enlightenment and the Vivekananda Memorial still reflects that history. It is also the home to the Thiruvallur statue.

11. Yelagiri Hills

  • Estimated Distance from Tirupati: 339 km
  • Hours: 5 hour
  • Best time to visit: October to March

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Yelagiri is a group of 14 hamlets located at an altitude of 3500 feet.  Beautiful orchards, exquisite rose gardens and lush green valley make Yelagiri the most beautiful place.

12. Kumbakonam

  • Estimated Distance from Coimbatore: 294 km
  • Hours: 6 hour 57 min
  • Best time to visit: October to March

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Kumbakonam is famous for its temples and monasteries. Adi Kumbeswarar temple, Kasi Viswanathar temple are the famous Shiva temples. The largest Vaishnava shrine in Kumbakonam is Sarangapani temple. Sri Sankara mutt also draws many tourists.

Try these amazing weekend getaways from Coimbatore and explore the places in and around the city. You can rent a self-drive car rental in Coimbatore and visit these places. It is easy to book car rental services by Revv to reach your preferred destination.

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