Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Must-see Places In and Around Coimbatore


1. Aliyar Dam: 


Aliyar is a reservoir near Pollachi town in Coimbatore District. Located in the foothills of Valparai, it is about 65 kilometres from Coimbatore. The dam offers some ideal getaways including a park, garden, aquarium, play area and a mini Theme-Park maintained by Tamil Nadu Fisheries Corporation for visitors enjoyment. The view is scenic with mountains surrounding three quarters of the reservoir. Monkey falls, which is also a famous destination for tourists, is located at about a distance of 6 kilometers. Overnight stay is possible in the forrest rest house.

2. Kodiveri Dam:


Kodiveri Dam is located on the Bhavani River. The name ‘Kodiveri’ is originated from ‘kodivari’ in Tamil meaning ‘Tiger’, which represents the forest area around the Dam where large number of tigers lived. The Maharaja of Mysore constructed the dam in the 17th century by harnessing the strength of a workforce that included his prisoners and elephants. A 20-foot wall of rock was carved in order to construct the dam. The stones were then interlocked with iron bars and lead was used as mortar. These are, however, not visible except in the dry season when the water level in the river drops considerably. Some improvement were carried out during the British rule without tampering the original design. The lush green fields around are a pleasure to watch. For tourists, it is a great place to eat delicious fresh fish and bob in the water on a coracle.

3. Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary:


Parambikulam is a wildlife sanctuary established in the year 1973. It is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a world heritage site. For people seeking an adventure out in the wild, this is a great place to trek, although prior permission needs to be obtained from the officials. The sanctuary, which is a part of the western ghats, is rich in flora and fauna and is a treat to the eyes of nature enthusiasts.

4. Siruvani Water Falls:


Situated at Siruvani Hills at a distance 37 km away from Coimbatore, Siruvani Water Falls is an enchanting waterfall, known for its magnificence. The water is famous for its taste and it is typically known to be the second sweetest water in the world. With an outstanding panoramic view, the water fall and the dam nearby is extremely beautiful and breathe taking. The best time to visit this place would be summer. It is also known by the name Kovai Kutralam.

1 comment:

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