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Picnic Spots near Coimbatore

Everyone wants to take a few days off from his or her hectic schedule and spend a few days with family, every now and then. If you too are planning an excursion or a picnic then you can find all the great picnic spots in and near Coimbatore through this article. Coimbatore is the second largest city of Tamil Nadu which is not only known as an industrial and commercial hub but also as a great tourist attraction with captivating natural landscapes,  theme Parks, temples, Churches and much more. Let’s take a look at some of the best places for a picnic near Coimbatore:

Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary

Mudumalai National ParkIt is located 150 Km away from the city of Coimbatore in Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu and is a great place to hang out with family & friends. The place is full of nature’s marvels with a huge variety of animals like tigers, leopards, deer, snakes, elephants and birds. The climate is always at its best and thus every day is a good day to come out here. Elephant Rides are a big hit among the masses. Hotel accommodation as well as dormitories are available within the Mudumalai Wild Life Sanctuary. Main attractions of the place includes:

Moyar River that flows through the dense forest and is a great place to view the exotic species.

Museum near the elephant camp where old animals are preserved.

Kallatty Falls is a must visit due to its breathtaking scenery and beauty.

Pyakar Lake is a great place free from the noise and pollution of cities. Tourists enjoy the boating and scenic view of the lake.

Bandipur National Park, Wayanand Sanctuary and Masinagudi are other nearby places ideal for picnics.

Udhagamandalam, Ooty

OotyFamous by the name Ooty, Udhamandalam used to be the summer capital of the British rulers during their reign. Situated 2268 meters above from the sea level, it was discovered in 18th century and is approximately 90 Km from Coimbatore, a 4 hours journey. The awesome climate, blue haze of the Nilgiri Mountains and the rain forests make Ooty one of the top visited tourist spots of the country, inviting millions of people from all over the world. Ideal places for a picnic in Ooty include:

Government Botanical Garden which is the largest rose garden in the country with more than 20,000 varieties of roses.

Ooty Lake, spread in an area of over 65 acres is also a great place for an excursion, providing boating facility for the tourists to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.

Deer Park is also a great place for a picnic. It is one among the few high altitude zoos in the country.

Ooty Botanical Gardens and Tribal Museum are some other great places to have a family picnic.

Coonoor & Kotagiri

ConoorThese are small hill resorts approximately 70 Km from Coimbatore, a 3 hours journey. Some of the best places to visit for picnics are Law’s fall, St. Catherine fall and Sim’s Park. Height of Law’s fall is about 180 feet and the roaring sound of water serves as a background music for a perfect picnic. St. Catherine fall is located at a distance of 8 Km from Coonoor. These falls are said to be extremely beautiful. Sim’s Park is agreat place full of exotic varieties of plants and trees.


Kodaikanal

KodaikanalKodaikanal is situated at a distance of 138 Km from Coimbatore, at the southern side of the Palani Hills. Greenery, springs, water falls, awesome weather and soothing air are the trademarks of this beautiful place. There are a number of great places where you could gather up & visit for a picnic like:

Kodaikanal Lake which is a man-made lake built in the year 1863. It is the most famous tourist attraction inviting thousands of tourists. Boating facility is also available at kodaikanal boat club.

Bryant Park is located near the Kodaikanal Lake near the bus stand and is a great place for you to enjoy quality time with your family.

Coaker’s walk, Bear Shola Falls, Green Valley View, Pillar Rocks, Guna Caves and Dolphin’s Nose are some other great places you might consider to visit.

Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary

Annamalai Wildlife SanctuaryLocated at a height of 1400 metres in the Western Ghats is Annamalai Wildlife Sanctuary. It is 70 Km from Coimbatore and is home to numerous exotic species of plants and animals. Other places of scenic beauty are Anaikunthi Shola, Grass hills, teak forests etc. This place is a bliss for those who want to find solace and love observing nature's beauty. Various facilities are provided to the tourists in order to make their stay memorable.

Black Thunder Water Park

Black Thunder Water ParkIt is a world class water sports & amusement park situated near Kallar, Mettupalayam road. Black Thunder Water Park is located at a distance of 40 Km from Coimbatore and is a great place to have some quality time with family and friends. There are a variety of rides like water rides & dry rides and various games are there for children as well as adults. A huge park is there for having a quality family time and a number of great multi cuisine restaurants are also there along with various other facilities.

Thirumurthy Dam

Thirumurthy DamSituated on the foothills of Thirumurthy hills is the Thirumurthy Dam. There is a perennial stream that flows along Amalingeswarar temple and there is a waterfall nearby. The famous Crocodile farm located at Amaravathy Dam is also near to the place. Efforts are being made to develop Thirumurthy Dam area as District Excursion Centre.

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