If you are in Coimbatore, and if you are a wanderer at heart, you are reading the right blog post. This small town is unbelievably close to some of the best travelling destinations in our country such as Ooty, Coonoor, Masinagudi, Palakkad, Mysore, Munnar, and Wayanad. Quench your wanderlust by exploring some of the most exquisite places in South India, every weekend.
Breathe in the fresh air and immerse in the immaculate nature in Coonoor, a hill station located around 68 km away (2 h 23 min via NH181) from Coimbatore. Blessed with a cool climate and luscious greenery, Coonoor is a great weekend getaway for nature lovers. Lamb’s Rock, Dolphin’s nose, Sim’s Park, Law’s Falls are some of the places you can visit in Coonoor.
Ooty – Nilgiris
No one needs an introduction to this serene destination. Ooty is known for its beautiful climate and stunning nature. Often compared with the climate of Europe, Ooty is a favourite location of filmmakers. Homemade chocolates, cheese, and aromatic tea gardens make Ooty/Nilgiri Hills one of the most favourite weekend getaways near Coimbatore. Just 84 km away from Coimbatore, it only takes around 2 hrs 30 minutes to reach Ooty.
Just 44 km away from Coimbatore, this small town is abuzz with activities. Close to multiple wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls, Pollachi is an adventurer’s dream-come-true. It offers safaris, trekking and picnic opportunities galore. The religious shrines in here are also famous. There are places in this tiny town where you can spend a night at a treehouse.
Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, Masinagudi
Located 113 km away (3hrs 18 mins drive) from Coimbatore, Masinagudi is beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary is set on the Mysore-Ooty highway. Nature lovers would instantly fall in love with this national park for its dense forests, rich wildlife, and beautiful birds. You can indulge in a day of trekking and birdwatching at this lovely wildlife sanctuary.
If you are lucky, you will get to see some of the rare birds such as crested hawk eagle, crested serpent eagle, hornbills, woodpeckers, red crest, mynas, owls, barbets and parakeets in here. And if you are really lucky, you will be able to spot the Indian elephant, especially tuskers as they generally keep to themselves.
This glorious city makes for a great weekend escape for many reasons. Not only is it rich with history and heritage but also is known for its multiple tourist destinations such as its well-kept zoo, Chamundi Hills, and Karanji Lake to name a few. Around five hours (195 km) away from Coimbatore, this trip is worth every penny, we guarantee. Go during the Dasara to experience the majestic Mysore Palace in all its glory.
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