Coimbatore is a growing business hub and it remains an important cultural centre in Tamil Nadu’s western end. Bangalore to Coimbatore is an interesting journey that charts the heartland of Tamil Nadu before it reaches the borders of the famous peaks of South India. Whether the trip is for leisure or for business, the route between these two cities is an engaging one, ideal for travellers who like to discover more.
Attractions on the way
There are many enroute attractions on the Bangalore to Coimbatore journey and travellers often need to keep their eyes peeled to enjoy some idiosyncratic sights. There are multiple routes but the one via NH44 and NH544 is considered to be the shortest one. One can enjoy a breakfast stop at Krishnagiri, known for its craggy, rocky landscapes. Dharmapuri is another interesting stop on the way, home to the centuries-old Chenraya Perumal Temple.
More than halfway on the trip to Coimbatore comes Erode. Apart from being an important business and manufacturing hub, this town is also famous for its many temples. The hill-top Thindal Murugan Temple is one of the oldest and most important to pilgrims.
Landmarks of Coimbatore
Coimbatore enjoys a dramatic location. It is located on the shores of the Noyyal River and in the backdrop one can see the looming Western Ghats. The history of this city goes back more than two millennia when it was ruled by the Cheras.
Present-day Coimbatore is a mix of old India and a booming modern version. The Perur Pateeswarar Temple is a prominent spiritual landmark of Coimbatore and worth a visit. Highlights here include its many towers and gopurams and the intricately carved pillars of its mandapas. Coimbatore also has many lakes spread across its cityscape and one of the largest is Singanallur Lake, where one can get good sightings of rare birds.
Dhyanalinga is a spiritual centre which might interest yoga enthusiasts. Kovai Kondattam is a popular amusement park, ideal for those on a trip with children. One can also head over to Marudhamalai, a temple situated on the summit of a hillock, and catch nice views of Coimbatore city.
Gateway to the Mountains
Coimbatore is also a wonderful base for those who want to drive into the cool Nilgiri Hills. Ooty, Coonoor, and Yercaud are both within a 100-km radius from the city making them perfect day trip destinations. Munnar, famous for its tea estates and considered one of the most romantic getaways in South India is just 142 kms away. Other hill stations near the city include Kodaikanal, Valparai, and Kotagiri.
Self Drive – Total Freedom and Privacy
Zoomcar is the preferred rental for many reasons. Travellers enjoy the complete privacy they get and it also offers total freedom over the pace of the journey. One can take detours and make stops at will. Travellers get to choose from the latest hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs. With 24/7 on-road support, it is also ideal for long trips with friends and family. Some of the other popular Zoomcar routes include Bangalore to Goa.