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MARUDHAMALAI TEMPLE

Marudhachalamurthy (Lord Muruga) Temple, Marudamalai is a popular 12th century hill temple build by Tamil kings during sangam period as shown in purananuru and dedicated to thamizh god murugan, situated near Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu, India. It is considered as the Seventh House of Lord Murugan. Like most Murugan temples, the temple is situated upon a hillock, part of the Western Ghats about 12 km west from the city of Coimbatore.Thai Poosam and other Murugan festivals are celebrated. The name ‘Marudham’ is derived from the native trees marudhamaram (Terminalia arjuna) present in the hill where the temple is situated and ‘malai’ inTamil language is meant hill or mountain. This Murugan temple is special since its in East face on the hill compared to other murugan temples on the hills.

ADIYOGI STATUE

The Adiyogi statue is a 34.3-metre-tall (112.4 ft) excluding plinth, 45-metre-long (147 ft) and 7.62-metre-wide (24.99 ft) statue of the Hindu deity Shiva with whiteThirunamam at Coimbatore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the “Largest Bust Sculpture” in the world.Designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of the Isha Foundation, it was built by the foundation and weighs around 500 tonnes (490 long tons; 550 short tons).Sadhguru said that the statue is for inspiring and promoting yoga, and is named Adiyogi, which means “the first yogi”, because Shiva is known as the originator of yoga.

SIRUVANI WATERFALLS

Siruvani Waterfalls and the dam named after them are located 36 km (22 mi) west of coimbatore in the western ghats. The reservoir at siruvani was built for tamil nadu by the kerala government with funds collected by the Tamil Nadu government to meet the drinking water requirements of coimbatore. The gateways on either side of the road across the dam are typical of the Kerala and Tamil architectural styles. Siruvani is also home to certain tribals like the Mudugars and Irulars. Water from Siruvani River is renowned for its taste and mineral properties and Siruvani is 2nd tastiest water in the World . The view from the falls and the dam is a tourist attraction.

BLACK THUNDER

Black Thunder Theme Park is an expansive water park in Coimbatore that covers an area of 75 acres of land and has an array of water-themed rides. Those looking for a splendid escape near Coimbatore must visit the Black Thunder. The park has rides to suit every age group and includes thrilling and relaxing experiences right from Dashing Boats, Volcano, Dragon Coaster, Kiddies pool, Wave pool to a Wild River Ride. One needs to just pack their essentials and head here with their family and friends. Black Thunder is quite spoken about for its helpful and attentive staff and the facilities they provide. The park also has a food court inside the premise that serves delicious snacks and meals, a perfect place to grab a bite in between rides. Lockers are provided to all the guests to keep their valuables safe while they enjoy their rides and recreational activities. Also, showers and changing rooms are available in plenty for convenience. It is probably one of the few attractions that have a separate feeding room for mothers. With so much thought put in to build and maintain the theme park, it is indeed an attraction where families can spend hours together.

AVINASILINGESHWAR TEMPLE

Tiruppukkozhiyur (also called Karunaiyaaththaal Temple, Avinasilingeswarar temple and Avainasiappar temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in Avinasi, a panchayat town in Coimbatore district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Shiva is worshipped as Avinasiappar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Karunambigai. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the Nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple complex covers five acres and it houses two gateway towers known as gopurams, each facing the Avinasiappar and Karunambigai shrine. The temple has a number of shrines, with those of Avinasiappar and his consort Karunambigai being the most prominent. The temple has six daily rituals at various times from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and four yearly festivals on its calendar. The Brahmotsavam festival is celebrated during the day of the Magam (February – March) is the most prominent festival.

KOVAI KONDATTAM

Kovai Kondattam is an amusement park located about 2 kilometres away from Perur, in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. A fun-filled destination ideal for spending hours of un ending entertainment with friends and family, Kodai Kondattam is an eco-friendly theme park. The park was built by Tamil actor Vijay and caters to all large base of visitors with its numerous water-based and dry rides. This destination is not only a popular picnic spot but is also an unlikely venue for conferences, parties, receptions and corporate bookings. Visit this destination for a thrilling adventure. The sheer number of rides at Kovai Kondattam is mind-boggling and will have you spoilt for choice. Most famous residents here include Aqua dance, Wave pool, Dashing Cars, Rock Climbing, Hara-kiri & video parlour. Other attractions here include Family Pool, Kids’ Pool, Water Slides, Water Falls, Dashing Car, Family Train, Giant Wheel, Chair-O-Plane, Aqua Dance Pirate Ship, Merry-go-round. The park also holds facilities to celebrate birthdays, wedding and anniversary and an amphitheatre to hold live performances.

EACHANARI VINAYAGAR TEMPLE

Eachanari Vinayagar temple is one of the popular Hindu temple dedicated to the elephant GodGanesha and is situated 10 km away from Coimbatore to Pollachi enroute, in the state of Tamilnadu.Visiting Eachnari temple will be a good option for people travelling into Coimbatore or for travellers taking the bypass road to Salem or Palakkad. Very famous Ganesha temple on the main road from Coimbatore to Pollachi road, a place called Eachanari.

KOVAI KUTRALAM FALLS

KovaiKutralam falls is an exhilarating water fall located in the scenic region of Siruvani. The water fall is about 37 kilometers away from Coimbatore city and the water fall is predominantly manifested for its exaltedness.
The water fall is set in the deepest fragment of the impenetrable woodland and due to this reason vacationers are not conceded to visit the falls after 5 pm. The key inception of drinking water in Coimbatore is supplied by Siruvani. Tourists cannot make their visit to this falls anytime because only few numbers of buses are available to visit the place. With a sterling panoramic view, the dam is a place that will leave you not just enchanted but also fill you with inner joy.

PERUR PATEESWARAR TEMPLE

Arulmigu Pateeswarar Swamy Temple, or the Perur Pateeswarar Temple, is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Pateeswarar located at a distance of 9 kilometers from the city of Coimbatore. The grand temple has immense religious, cultural and historical importance for the followers and devotees of Lord Pateeswarar who visit from all over the world to offer their prayers. This temple is also commonly known as the temple dedicated to Lord Nataraj. The ancient art work, paintings, sculptures and carvings attract art lovers too. Arulmigu Pateeswarar Swamy Temple is also one of the biggest temples in Coimbatore.

AMARAVATHI DAM

The Amaravathi Dam is adam constructed across the Amaravathi River. It is located at Amaravathinagar, 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Udumalpet onSH 17 in the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary,Tirupur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The associated Amaravathi Reservoir is 9.31 square kilometres (3.59 sq mi) in area and 33.53 metres (110.0 ft) deep.[1] The dam was built primarily for irrigation and flood control and now also has four megawatts of electrical generating capacity installed. It is notable for the significant population of mugger crocodiles living in its reservoir and catchment basin.

OOTY

Ooty also known as Udagamandalam (also known as Ootacamund abbreviated as Udhagai), is a town and a municipality in the Niligiris District of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located 86 km north of Coimbatore and 128 km south of Mysore and is the headquarters of the Nilgiris district. It is a popular hill station located in the Nilgiri Hills. Originally occupied by the Toda people, the area came under the rule of the East India Company at the end of the 18th century. The economy is based on tourism and agriculture, along with the manufacture of medicines and photographic film. The town is connected by the Nilgiri ghat roads and Nilgiri Mountain Railway. Its natural environment attracts tourists and it is a popular summer destination.
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