Nothing feels like catching up with our good old friends after a week of grinding and sweating it out at work places. Coimbatore as we all know is never short on the blissful climate that can even turn a dull get-together into a memory that’s going to be cherished forever. But does it have a hangout place where you can let your hair down with friends? Well obviously yes and you are going to look at the best Hangout places in Coimbatore for a cozy evening.
Forget your summer blues with this perfect destination to dive into some breezy vibes. Agali is absolutely free and yet doesn’t give away its amusement quotient at any cost. A surreal experience when you swim in the insanely cold water that further enhances your experience this summer. A perfect hangout place near Coimbatore.
Agali is open to all, everyday. There are quite a few exceptions like sudden rise in the water level from a dramatic monsoon outburst where it’s unsafe for a quick swim, but taking it out of the equation you should be fine. Take the route from Coimbatore-Anaikatti. From there you can reach Agali in less than an hour as it’s a straight bumpy ride up ahead with few sightings of rivers and trees on your way that’s going to take the burden off your grumpy ride.
Agali river, Attappadi.
A doppelganger of Valparai plantations, Nelliyampathy is not as big as the former but it definitely doesn’t let you down for a perfect hangout destination with your biker friends. Perfect for a short ride, that complies with a breezy highway drive, a quick snippet into the city and finally a splendid uphill drive, Nelliyampathy checks all the boxes. Indeed a good hangout place near Coimbatore for a bike ride.
The nearest station is Palakkad at 36km from the destination. There are many tourist attractions like the view point, the Nemmara village and also a water fall like set up at the top, which you can get to see if you are lucky enough. Tailor made for people who are interested in photography.
If you are not squeamish about snakes and have always been fascinated by the beautiful reptiles, then this is your ideal hangout place near Coimbatore. With a very cheap entry price, this park is not so big on the papers, but will never cease to amaze you the moment you walk past the front door.
A posh, well kept enclosure with all the snakes looking in their best shapes, you can probably spot them in their best pose always ready for photographs. There are few crocodiles adding to the wow factor of this place. Getting there is a piece of cake as all you have to do is to step on the gas on Kerala-Coimbatore Highways.
Snake Park, Mazhampuzha dam, Palakkad.
Not even in the wildest dream we can make a list of Coimbatore with Ooty sitting ducks at a corner. Why? Just because you get loads of hangout places on your way to Ooty. The climate gets a huge makeover once you grace the foothills. Before you get to the Queen of hills there are other interesting sight-seeing destinations on your journey.
Kotagiri and Coonoor will most probably be your first touch-down depending on the route you choose, our take would be the former as it’s more void of bustling traffic and speeding bikers. You get a huge list of places to visit in Kotagiri and Coonoor which will eventually take a whole day if you wish to enjoy nature at its best.
There’s a dolphin nose in Coonoor which is the closest from Coimbatore and also offers you a bird’s eye view over the green paradise and foggy sky. You get Kodanad and Catherine falls in Kotagiri, where even describing it with the word ‘out of the world experience’ would be an understatement.
Kodanad view point, Dolphin’s nose, Lamb’s rock, Catherine Falls.
The dark pebbles would tempt you to walk across the icy water to the other side that’s full of tall tropical looking trees, definitely a soothing site indeed amidst scorching heat. Nellithurai is approximately just under 15kms from Karamadai or you can take a direct road from Mettupalayam. It is nuzzled near the popular Karamadai Amman shrine, with a beautiful hill side view painting the backdrop.
Due to frequent unfortunate incidents, trekking into the woods is prohibited, but hey, you can always hangout at the wide bridge that offers you a spectacular view of the river that’s charmingly flowing below. Perhaps you can also have a good view at the temple and the festivals out there are known for being vivid and a wild celebration.
Coimbatore is really blessed to have its border shared with Kerala, as one more hangout place joins the list with the snake park, the Meenvallam Waterfalls. Since the park is not going to take all day, you can perhaps squeeze the waterfalls into your planner as you won’t be disappointed.
What welcomes you is a small road of radiant green zone on both sides, and then you get to see aesthetically pleasing white buildings that have a swimming pool. You can park your vehicles and walk past the buildings after which your impeccable journey of walking across wild woods begins. A good 10 minutes walk will take you to the main waterfall that’s definitely a treasure sighting for the eyes. The water is pure, freezing and tantalizing at the same time. Best time would be to visit during a gloomy evening to enjoy the vibe with your friends.
Meenvallam falls, Kalladikode-Meenvallam Road, Moonnekkar, Kerala
One of the best road trips for you to hang out with your friends over a weekend. Manjoor is another heavenly looking place nuzzled at Nilgiri Hills; it’s a close reminiscence of the beautifully laid out Ooty. Unlike Ooty and Coonoor, Manjoor is less crowded and deserted at most times letting you experience the fresh breeze of tea plantations taunting you to step out from your zone.
You can reach Manjoor by Coimbatore-Ooty highways, or take up the less travelled Anaikatti-Manjoor road. The road uphill from Anaikatti will be a little bumpy but the road past Kerala check post will make you yearn for more. You can even take a quick glance at the dam at the foothills as well.
If you are looking to stay close to the city for a casual hangout place, then have a look at tourist places in Coimbatore under an hour drive from the city.
Geddai dam, Mulli roads, Manjoor.
A trekker’s hub in Coimbatore, Vydehi falls is everything you can ask for if you and your friends are geared up for some adventurous weekend. The banks would be often slippery and muddy, and a waterfall that steals the show with its glittery water flowing down in a rhythm. Citing the regular intervention of wild animals, the waterfalls in Coimbatore are often closed for public viewing most of the time.
You can reach Vydehi falls from Coimbatore through the lesser explored Narasipuram road that’s approximately 26kms from the city. Plan upfront as the entry can be a bit tricky most of the time.
Vydehi Falls, Narasipuram
Easily tops our list of the favorite go-to destinations that easily fits our bill. Easy to reach, hassle free entries and an over the top experience on the lines of nature. What more do we expect from a hangout place? Kovai Kutralam or Siruvani waterfalls is one of the best and easy to access hangout places in Coimbatore.
At around just 35kms from Coimbatore, Siruvani is loaded to its brim with nature, waterfalls, and monkeys to ease off the hectic city vibes off our shoulders. With the entry charges just under 50/- I don’t see any reasons why this shouldn’t be on your next hangout place in Coimbatore this weekend
Slowly turning out to be the face of Coimbatore tourism, an effigy of the almighty Shiva, Isha is undisputedly one of the most soothing places near Coimbatore to turn down your stress levels. Team it with having friends on your side for a weekend with a chill vibes, Isha just might be your tailored choice in Coimbatore.
With a free entrance and posh snack outlets adorning the gateway, this is exactly where the shopping experience glides over the surreal meditational vibes in the city. Overall a great hangout place in Coimbatore with friends and families or even with your loved ones
Take a break now, dive into some fun with your friends and family as these places are your best option to let your hair down for a wild day out. You can read more about the tourist places here at the top 10 tourist destinations in Coimbatore.