Hill Stations close to Coimbatore – Weekend Places

Discover the 10 most beautiful Hill Stations that are close to Coimbatore and hardly under 100 km distance. These tourist places are best for weekend picnic.  Surrounded with hill and trees, you will never feel alone while remaining close to the nature.

Coonoor

Coonoo hill station

Coonoor is known for the beautiful Nilgiris which is filled up with tall trees and spice plantations. This place is known for its pleasant atmosphere and cool breeze even during summer season.  Enjoy the spicy dishes offered by the street vendors, local foods and the various types of homemade cheese during your stay

Landmark Place:
Sim’s Park.

How to Reach?
Coonoor is just 68 kms away from Coimbatore. Private taxis and buses are available on frequent basis to reach over there.

Best Time to Visit:

If you are going along with family or friends then best time to visit this beautiful hill station Coonoor is between October and February.


Ooty-Nilgiris

Ooty Nilgiris hill station

Ooty (formerly known as Ootacamund) is a calm and cool hill station that has similarity with the climate of England. This place is famous for eucalyptus and tea plantations. Enjoy the flavour of chocolate, cheese and Tamil Sapad (meal) on your holiday. Take home eucalyptus oils for your dear ones.

Landmark Place:
Eucalyptus and tea plantation hills.

How to Reach?
Ooty is just 85 kms away from Coimbatore. You can get lots of private bus and taxi services on frequent basis to reach over there.

Best Time to Visit:
You can enjoy visiting this place around the whole year because of its pleasant weather.

Masinagudi-Mudumalai

Masinagudi Mudumalai

Mudumalai is one UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. It was the private hunting ground for the kings of Mysore earlier. It has very rich wildlife population that includes elephants. Masinagudi is the most famous forest in Mudhumalai National Park is a popular forest here.

Landmark Place:
Mudumalai National Park, Water cascade in Moyar Falls.

How to Reach?
Masinagudi-Mudumalai is just 135 kms away from Coimbatore. You can avail private bus, taxi service or local train to reach over there.

Best Time to Visit:
Wildlife lovers can find this place ideal to visit between October and May.

 Pollachi

Pollachi hill station

Pollachi is the beautiful hill station situated in between wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls. This lovely picnic spot offers jungle safaris, trekking opportunities. In between wildlife sanctuaries and waterfalls, this place offers jungle safaris, trekking and picnic opportunities. This place is called “South India’s biggest cattle market”. You can spend nights in a tree-house and buy local handicrafts for your dear ones at home.

Landmark Place:
Valaparai Trekking Point.

How to Reach?
Pollachi is just 44 kms away from Coimbatore.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is between December and February.

Thrissur

Thrissur hill station

This place is well known for its culture and tradition in Kerala. Thrissur is the beautiful place which is also known as the “Cultural capital of Kerala”. Added interests of this place are delicious multi-dish ‘Sadya’ the famous silk sarees. You can spend a day with the art-performers to gain unique experience and enjoy the flavour of Thalassery Biryani. Do not forget to buy silk garment and jewellery for your dear ones at home.

Landmark Place:
Kerala Kalamandalam

How to Reach?
Thrissur is just 113 kms away from Coimbatore. Various public bus and taxi services are available to reach over there.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit this place is between October and February.

Munnar-Thekkady

Munnar Thekkady hill station

Set between the beautiful valleys and mountains of the Western Ghats, Munnar welcomes everyone to experience its tea and spice plantations. Thekkady is another beautiful place close to Munnar that has a great lake. Wildlife parks and forests cover the maximum part of these twin-towns ‘Munnar-Thekkady’ making it a photographer’s paradise. You can get home stays, tents, bungalows, camps, hotels and resorts to stay here. Seafood is excellent at this place.

Landmark Place:
Anamudi – the highest peak in South India.

How to Reach?
Munnar is 157 kms away from Coimbatore. Local trains, private bus and taxi services are all available to reach over there.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit this place is throughout the entire year because of its pleasant climate.

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal hill station

‘Kodaikanal’ literally means a canopy of blue. Colourful birds, waterfalls, fresh air and greenery of the plantations will welcome you as you visit this destination. A number of waterfalls and monkeys offers joys and pleasure to all. This place is well known for rare Kurinji plants which bloom once in every twelve years. Enjoy tasting all natural plum and peach ice-creams here.

Landmark Place:
Coakers Walk.

How to Reach?
Kodaikanal is 171 kms away from Coimbatore. Local trains, private bus and taxi services are all available to reach over there.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Kodaikanal is between August and September.

Wayanad

Wayanad hill station

Placed in the Nilgiri biosphere, Wayanad is a beautiful place with hills, plantations and luxurious forests with a rich tribal culture. In folk language ‘Wayanad’ means ‘The Land of Paddy Fields’. This place is bordered by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. If you are planning to visit this spot, then make sure to buy local and traditional spices, tribal handicrafts and pure honey. The resorts here attract many tourists including nature lovers, adventure seekers and photographers. Enjoy clay-pot cooked mutton stew here.

Landmark Place:
Chembra Peak – the tallest summit; Soochipara Falls.

How to Reach?
Wayanad is 241 kms away from Coimbatore. You can get direct train, private bus service or taxi to get over here.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Wayanad is throughout the year.

Yeracud

Yeracud hill station

Trekking is the most common activity in Yeracud. A cozy atmosphere is present here and people generally visit this place to de-stress from routine life.  It has a landscape marked by greenery, waterfalls, lakes, viewpoints and mountain terrain.  You can eat fresh avocados and citrus fruits that are grown in the farms here. Enjoy watching carnivorous plants at botanical garden and circle the entire lake horse-back.

Landmark Place:
Yeracud Lake, Botanical Garden.

How to Reach?
Yeracud is 195 kms away from Coimbatore. You can get direct train, private bus service or taxi to get over here.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Yeracud is around the year because of its cool and soothing climate.

Coorg

coorg hill station

Situated in the Western Ghats, Coorg is a famous district of Karnataka. Known as a historic town, Coorg was the living place of many warriors. Coorg is also the birthplace of the Kaveri river.It is referred as ‘Scotland of India’ because it is the most picture-perfect district in South India. Another name of Coorg is the ‘Coffee Cup of India’ because of its coffee plantation. Do not miss water rafting and rock climbing.

Landmark Place:
Church-cum-Museum in Madikeri fort.

How to Reach?
Coorg is 315 kms away from Coimbatore. You can get direct train, private bus service or taxi to get over here.

Best Time to Visit:
Best time to visit Coorg is between October and May.

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