If you are living in Coimbatore, you would never grudge about long and hectic weekdays. Coimbatore warmly welcomes you with several options of weekend getaways which will revive and refreshen you up. Lakes and beaches near Coimbatore are one of the many options which are worth visiting on weekends. Beaches and lakes in Coimbatore enhance its beauty. Not only these lakes beautify the environment of Coimbatore but they also supply water to many cities of Tamil Nadu for domestic purposes.
Lakes in Coimbatore
It is one of the largest lakes (3,102 m) in Coimbatore located around 10 km from Coimbatore. The place is a very famous picnic spot among the tourists as well as the locals as more than 110 species of birds visit this lake during winter. Recently, it has been cleaned of sewage deposits and garbage.
How to reach Singanallur lake By Air: from Coimbatore international airport it is hardly 6km in distance, so you can hire auto. By Road : Regular buses are available from singanullar bus stand which is 11 km from the beach. By Train: Nearest railway station is Singanallur junction and auto fare is about Rs. 50- Rs. 60 approx.
Sulur Big Lake
Sulur lake is located 19 km from Coimbatore. It is famous for its boating. Wind surfing, Canoeing & Kayaking are part of the adventure sports on Sulur lake. Many species of birds visit this beach during winter.
How to reach Sulur Big Lake By Air: The nearest Airport is at Peelamedu, which is 16km from Sulur. By Road: Buses connect Sulur bus stand to Coimbatore and plies at regular intervals. By Train: Nearest railway station is Muthugoundan Pudur which is 3 km from Sulur lake.
Valankulam beach is located about 5km from
Coimbatore city. Valankulam is the main arterial tank that recharges the ground water of a sizeable area of the city. It is known for its picnic spots and birds species visiting the lake. Little grebes and Purple Moorhen can be seen in this lake.
How to reach Valankulam lake By Air: The lake in Coimbatore is 11 km from airport and auto fare would be approximately between Rs 70-80. By Road: There is a Bypass road from Singanallur to Ukkadam and a bus station which is nearest to the beach. By Train: Nearest station is Coimbatore junction and Podanur junction which is 2 km from the lake.
Kodaikanal Lake is also referred as Kodai Lake
located about 174 km from Coimbatore. Kodai lake is a man-made lake. The lake is star-shaped with the service of boat club and boat service for tourists. Boat pageant and flower shows are crowd puller in summer season. The beautiful flora and fauna makes this place worth visit.
How to reach Kodaikanal Lake By Air: Coimbatore airport is 135 km from the lake. One can book cabs(0422 6060909) or take auto. By Road: Kodai Lake is well connected by road with regular bus services operating to Coimbatore. By Train: Kodai railway station is about 80 km the lake.
Ooty lake is an artificial lake located at a distance of 84 km from Coimbatore city. One of the major attraction here are the boating facilities offered by the Boat house. The lake is surrounded by Eucalyptus trees, boat pageantry and boat races are organized in summer.
How to reach Ooty lake By Air: The nearest airport is Coimbatore Airport which is 91 km from ooty. Cabs can be hired at Rs. 1300-Rs. 2000. By Road: There are regular bus services. State owned and private vehicles ply on this route. By Train: No direct train between Coimbatore and Ooty is available. Best route is to take Nilagiri Exp from Coimbatore to Mettupalayam and then take a taxi from Mettupalayam to Ooty.
Coimbatore Big Lake (Periya Kulam)
Coimbatore Big Lake is located near to Ukkadam bus stand to the north of river Noyyal. Major attractions are the various species of birds that flock around here during winter. Recently it has been cleaned and improvised upon by the Government to encourage tourists.
How to reach Coimbatore Big Lake(Periya Kulam) By Air: Nearest airport is Coimbatore international airport at a distance of 50 km from the lake. By Road: There us Palakkad road and Perur bypass road passing near the lake, nearest bust stand to this lake is Moffusil Bus bay which is at walking distance from the lake. By Train: Nearest railway station to the lake is Coimbatore junction which is 2-3 km from the lake.
Kurichi lake is located about 7 km from the
Coimbatore city on the way of Pollachi. Kurichi lake enhances the ground
water level of the area, cleans the water. Kurichi lake receives water
from the Noyyal River. Kurichi lake is excellent habitat for birds and many bird watchers and researchers visit this place. About 50-70% of birds found in Coimbatore Wetlands this live in this wetland. Few temples near this lake are Pongaaliamman temple, Valleswarar temple and Aravaan temple.
How to reach Kurichi lake By Air: Nearest airport is Coimbatore international airport at a distance of 52 km from the lake By Road: Kurichi lake is surrounded by Attupalam-Palghat road on the North, Pollachi road on the East. By Train: Nearest junction is Podanur junction located about 2-3 km from the lake.