So imagine you got 24 hrs to check out Coimbatore and explore the beautiful sides of the city. You start thinking what exactly needs to be done in a day or scratching your heads to find where to start? Well take a chill pill because we have taken the weight off the shoulders. Why ? because we have explored the city enough to curate a complete travel guide to explore Coimbatore in one day by squeezing in just the right places that you can afford in 24 hours and venture back home carrying the memories.
Lets picture you start by getting off at railway station, or the bus terminal or even the airport, then start your day by having a good course for your breakfast. It is highly suggested to go for vegetarian restaurants. Our choice would definitely be the ever popular Annapoorna. Why? Simply for the fact that they make some finger licking good sambar and they are literally on every street of the city so you can probably run into one right after reaching the city.
Try sambar idly at Annapoorna to start your day as this one is sure to add that extra dose of freshness to your day. And you will go head over heels for it for sure.
If you are on the spiritual side or at least like going to temples to feel a bit refreshed, our choice would be to head over straight to Marudhamalai near Vadavalli. It is one of the oldest and most serene hill temples in Coimbatore. The extension of western ghats painting the backdrop adds to the overall beauty of the temple.
The view up there is divine, with the temple kept neat and tidy with excellent ambience and service, you sure will spend quite a bit of time here to detox.
So next stop is to dive straight into the Siruvani waters, but just before you try the somersaults, there are two places that you might want to check out as they are on the way enroute Kovai Kutralam.
Isha is that one kind of place you must check out no matter if you are the spiritual side of the coin or not. The place is holy, vibrant, vivid with a strong sense of tranquility in the air. The larger than life effinity stands tall, sending a strong vibes of positivity inside us. You can spend anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes here.
Karunya is an equally charming place, with great atmosphere and a hill drop that adds to the aesthetic elements of the overall church. It is one of the oldest and most popular churches in Coimbatore. So keep this on your checklist too.
Siruvani is fondly called as the Kutralam of Coimbatore for its natural beauty and the ever gorgeous falls streaming down beautifully through the indigeinus rocks that adds to the overall taste of the water. It’s no hidden fact that siruvani is the world’s second tastiest water.
Siruvani is a major chunk of your one day plan, you are ought to spend a quality 4 to 6 hours of time here to let go of the city madness and indulge into some pristine nature on the outskirts of Coimbatore.
You get a never ending list of restaurants to choose from for your brunch or proper lunch. Our take would storm the doors of good authentic non vegetarian restaurants in Coimbatore. There are tonnes of lip smacking good restaurants here that made our job to zero down on one favorite spot to eat good food.
So we will drop down a list of good restaurants to choose from for an amazing lunch. Our list of good places include Shri Annandhas (veg), Junior Kuppana, Vel’s dindigul biryani, sri surya, hari bhavan.
Once you are done with some food, you can now resort to shopping malls in Coimbatore to let your hair loose for a more relaxed time. There are three shopping malls in Coimbatore, all near the primary hotspots of the city. The latest one being the Prozone Mall joining the list. Brookfields is more ideal for shopping.
This mall boasts of many western wear outlets as well as home appliances as well, while prozone stands out as an ultimate choice for its food court, letting you taste some good fusion foods that’s mix of western and Indian foods.
You can wind up your day at either VOC park or Race course both just meters away from each other. Both these places are an off beat location to detox from the stressful vibes. While the race course is more inclined towards being a paradise of taking a leisure walk, VOC is a mixed bag of emotion with an amazing aura for a casual walk, a hoard of street food if you love trying some and finally a big ground to finally relax and think of the good times you had.
Be it one day or choosing Coimbatore for a lifetime, the city of dreams never cease to amaze us with its charming good looks and a lovely soul. So did we cover all the good places in the list or did we miss out any? Let us know in the comment section below.